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In 1967, the Miami Herald published the first edition of Tropic, a weekend magazine. Over the next 31 years, the magazine would win awards and the hearts of South Floridians. During the early 1990s, one weekly feature, called “Tropical Wildlife: Distinctive Markings of South Florida Species,” captured Tropic‘s own personality. The column showcased a random […]
Opening reception March 9, 2017. HistoryMiami Museum, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College, and Obsolete Media Miami are proud to partner on MemoryLab, a gallery-based “laboratory” for exploring the concept of memory. Using the collections of our three organizations, select artists will create new work for this […]
This multi-layered portrait of “the violet isle”––a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there––presents a unique, often enigmatic document of a vibrant and vulnerable land. It combines two separate photographic visions: Alex Webb’s exploration of street life in Cuba, and Rebecca Norris Webb’s fascination with the unique, quixotic collections […]
A Modernist architect best known for his residential designs, Alfred Browning Parker was born in Boston but moved to Miami at age 8. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1939 with a degree in Architecture. He designed over 500 projects in his 60 year career, including the “Tropex-pansible home”which was constructed with high quality modular parts.
In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, HistoryMiami Museum will feature Sinatra: An American Icon, a multi-media exhibition exploring the life of the multiple GRAMMY Award winner. The exhibition, curated by the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, traces 100 years of Sinatra’s career and impact on American culture, from Hoboken, N.J., through superstardom. Chronicling the […]
EXILE’s art bookstore features an experimental selection of zines that plot histories, locations, and experiences alongside their collection of artists’ books available for purchase. Zines are small circulation, DIY publications that are easy to produce and distributed for a small amount of money. These publications engage all members of the community, providing an independent and […]
For the first year, HistoryMiami Museum will host the Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) during Art Basel Week, from December 3-6, 2015, featuring various street photography exhibitions and public programs. In conjunction with the festival, the Museum will exhibit the finalists of MSPF’s international street photography competition. This exhibition will run from November 20, 2015 […]
In 1891, Jamaica’s economy was in the doldrums. In response, a group of Jamaican businessmen hired the studio of Valentine & Sons of Dundee, Scotland to create a photographic portrait of the island as a commercial and tourist paradise. Valentine & Sons, in business since 1851, was a prominent maker of landscape photographs and travel […]
The Birds of America, by John James Audubon, contains some of the most famous and spectacular prints ever made. The images have been reproduced countless times, and Audubon’s name has become synonymous with antique bird prints and modern environmental conservation. The beauty of the original prints, however, far exceeds the reproductions. In 1820 John James […]