Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Miami International Airport
Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs
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. This exhibition explores the nature and mystery of the ever-popular mermaid while examining both their aquatic environments and interactions with mortal humans.
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. Street artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, John Fekner, Swoon, Kenny Scharf, Robbie Conal, The Date Farmers, Ryan McGinnes, Stelios Faitakis, Logan Hicks, among others, question existing environments using their own language to comment on socially relevant themes.
E-D Connector Gallery, just past security checkpoint
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Created by L.E.T.S. Draw students: Aaron Ashe, Dominique Byrd, Aesha Coleman, Charlotte Graham, Khyree Joseph, Kheyana Joseph and Nathaniel Perverdera.
South Terminal H, 2nd level