The iconic LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana is almost as complex as the real thing.  One of the most recognizable modern-day images this four-letter word with a forward-leaning “O” captures an important time during the Pop Art movement.  Originally commissioned in 1965 by the Museum of Modern Art for its annual holiday card, LOVE has since appeared in prints, sculptures, banners, t-shirts and so much more.  From the first “Love” stamp printed by the U.S. Postal Service in 1973 to the massive statue at Sixth Avenue and 55th Street in New York, many have argued that the popularity and widespread appropriation of Indiana’s design was partially responsible for driving the artist to retreat to the island of Vilhaven, Maine.

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Maison & Objet Americas’ 2016 designer of the year, Rafael de Cárdenas and his firm Architecture at Large are teaming up with the Miami Design District and local popsicle company PopLab to present NEON JUNGLE, an immersive tropical lounge open from Tuesday, May 10th through Sunday, May 15th.

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The Institute of Contemporary Art’s (ICA) Deputy Director and Chief Curator Alex Gartenfeld has been planning the first major museum retrospective of conceptual artist John Miller for years.  Currently on view, “I Stand, I Fall” is a comprehensive survey comprised of more than 75 works that takes viewers through a referential, pop cultural, political, socio-economic, and multidisciplinary maze.  And speaking of mazes, a mirrored labyrinth commissioned for this exhibition can be found in ICA Miami’s Atrium Gallery (on the ground floor), and serves as an oversized window into the artist’s aesthetic and practice.

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A child is never to young to learn to appreciate the arts and this Sunday, May 1st is the perfect time to instill a love of culture by bringing tots of all ages to Family Day in the District taking place from 1 to 3 p.m.

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After more than 14 years in the Bal Harbour Shops, world-renowned Opera Gallery is settling into new digs in the second floor of Miami Design District’s Palm Court. The new, 1,500-square-foot space marks the 12th location for the Parisian-born gallery from founder and chairman Gilles Dyan, who also owns galleries in Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Geneva, Monaco and New York. It’s also the first big US move for the brand he’s hoping to bring to other big cities across the country, including Aspen.

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