The smell and taste of cafecitos. The shapes and colors of an eye-catching mural. The familiar face of the fruit vendor on your corner. All are experienced on Miami’s streets, where the vibrant, raw pulse that fuels this city is felt the most and where Miami’s diverse communities converge and interact. Discover the street traditions that are hiding in plain sight on Miami’s avenues and the people who bring creativity and meaning to these practices, all of which help to give Miami its unique mix of characteristics and identities. Avenues of Expression explores the streets as public spaces for expression, highlighting traditions such as street art, parades, protests, vehicle customizing, religious practices, and much more. Through artifacts, video interviews, interactives, and recreated environments, the exhibition inspires visitors to get street smart and discover the world around them.
Presented by the Museum’s South Florida Folklife Center with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts.