Join the Miami Design District, in partnership with Arts Encounters, for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art and architecture led by art critic, journalist and educator Margery Gordon.
To keep cool on Saturday afternoon tours this summer, we’re combining highlights from the District’s art and design collection with guided visits inside marquee – and air-conditioned – cultural institutions. On Saturday, August 4th, we will explore works at Palm Court, the Moore Building, Paradise Plaza and the recently unveiled Museum Garage en route to the city’s newest museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami).
Dedicated to promoting experimentation, ICA Miami provides an important international platform for local, emerging and under-recognized artists, advancing appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time. Their dedicated staff will walk us though the state-of-the-art campus ICA opened in December 2017, the first U.S. project by Spanish firm Aranguren + Gallegos Arquitectos, with a large outdoor sculpture garden. Inside we will view featured exhibitions including a new installation about shared memories by rising star Diamond Stingily, Francis Alÿs’ 1990s “Sign Painting Project,” and geometric canvases rarely exhibited since Walter Darby Bannard produced this breakthrough series nearly 60 years ago.
Meet at 6:30 pm by the Fly's Eye Dome in the center of Palm Court (enter at 140 NE 39th Street).