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Main entrance to Miami International Airport’s 36th St. Terminal,
January 1950, City of Miami Collection.




Sirens of the Seas! Mermaids

La Sirena A Call for Transformation

This invitational, composed of artists that have previously exhibited in mia Galleries, offers an opportunity to consider and discover the deeper meaning of the mermaid.   Real or fictional, this hybrid, imaginative creature has been roaming around our psyches for millennia, enduring symbolically in myth and culture, from oral folk traditions to high art, and continues to have a detectable role in contemporary society. - continue.

Sirens of the Seas! Mermaids

Sirens of the Seas! Mermaids

Mermaids have long captured the imagination of mariners and artists alike. They inspired Sandro Botticelli’s painting The Birth of Venus (1486) and Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid (1837). These curious creatures have been the subject of literary and visual works, appearing throughout history in Mesopotamian carvings and Greek vases to modern art, literature, music and film.  - continue.

Haiti Leaving A Legacy

Haiti: Leaving A Legacy

Leaving A Legacy presents a unique collection of high design handcrafts, showcasing an astonishing display of ingenuity and imagination.  Recycling is an important factor in these works as artists have found ways to utilize and transform discarded materials, incorporate found objects and develop natural resources responsibly- continue.


Inventory: It's About Time

Inspired by the idea that design responds to time-oriented changes in the environment, the works in this exhibition are a poetic allusion to the impermanence of existence, an acknowledgment that time is a human concept. Many of the works, which blur the line between art and design, encourage an examination of one’s own movements and place in space and time, while others incorporate the concept of time within the design itself. - continue.

Street Art

Street Art: Painting the Town 

Street art is the visual art that develops in public spaces – that is, “in the streets” – and the term can include sculpture, stencils, sticker art, wheat-pasting and street poster art, just to name a few. The term “post-graffiti” is used to distinguish contemporary public space artwork from vandalism and corporate art.  - continue.

The Highwaymen

The Highwaymen
Florida's Landscape Painters
featuring paintings from The Brewer Collection

Florida, from its earliest days, was seen as a tropical paradise where the brilliant sunshine and crystalline blue skies would dissolve away all of one's worldly concerns - continue.


Women of a New Tribe

Women of a New Tribe

A photographic exhibition created by North Carolina photographer Jerry Taliaferro, designed to honor the physical and spiritual beauty of the Black American woman, emphasizing her soulfulness - her spirit of hope, compassion, love and nobility - continue.

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Carnival Arts - Celebration and Transformation

Carnival Arts
Celebration and Transformation

Carnival is a time of celebration. For the past six years, the Carnival Arts program has helped teens living in youth crisis shelters across Florida celebrate life. The teens learn drum and dance traditions from West Africa and Venice to Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad to Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. They make masks and costumes that hide their identities, and reveal how they feel about themselves and their world - continue.

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