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The Time They Tented Vizcaya Like a Modern Art Installation

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In the summer of 1985 Vizcaya Museum & Gardens was tented, as a 'preventative measure' against termites museum reps told the local media. The view from the gardens, which were open free of the usual museum admission charge for the few days of the tenting, was surreal, and comparisons to modern art in an ancient-looking Italian formal garden abounded. This being right around the time of Christo's giant 'Surrounded Islands' installation in Biscayne Bay, well, a local newscaster would make a crack about that too. This old newsreel from the Lynn & Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives captures the moment.
· Wolfson Archives [YouTube]
· Vizcaya Museum & Gardens coverage [Curbed Miami]
· Wolfson Florida Moving Image Archives coverage [Curbed]

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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