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Although only two Miami galleries may have made it into Art Basel this year, Miami is undoubtedly a city of art, and so much of it is publicly situated within the urban sphere, from site specific installations in the Design District, to the hundreds of wall murals that adorn Wynwood, to the impressive collection of Miami-Dade's well established Art in Public Places program. Celebrating all the great art Miami has on offer, do check out Curbed Miami's latest public art map, after the jump.


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Miami-Dade Cultural Center

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Formerly the home of the Miami Art Museum, the Philip Johnson-designed Miami-Dade Cultural Center is replete with public art, including sculptures in the central court, Ed Ruscha's "WORDS WITHOUT THOUGHTS NEVER TO HEAVON GO", and (what Curbed calls) the Centrust Gravestone by George Sanchez-Calderon underneath the elevated Metrorail tracks.

Claes Oldenburg, "Dropped Bowl"

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Sculptor of giant-sized things, Claes Oldenburg built a giant, shattered, bowl of orange peals and slices, around a fountain in the park behind Government Center. The piece was installed in 1989 and inaugurated in 1990.

John Young, "The Miami Fin Project"

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22 fins from decommissioned 1960s nuclear submarines are scattered around Pelican Harbor Park and Marina in North Bay Village. Artist John Young arranged the fins to suggest a pod of dolphins.

Dan Graham, "Morris"

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Dan Graham's Morris glass sculpture recalls the signature kidney shapes of Morris Lapidus, the original architect of the pedestrianization of Lincoln Road Mall.

Brian Tolle, "Tempest"

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Brian Tolle's Tempest just outside the Bass Museum of Art recalls the waves of the Altantic ocean nearby, or maybe a hurricane's cyclonic whirl. Go at night, it glows.

Carlos Zapata, "Wing"

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When he remodeled the eastern end of Lincoln Road in 1999, architect Carlos Zapata created this entry feature consisting of a flying canopy and fountain.

Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt, "Red M"

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This husband and wife team, oldschool Miami artists, created a giant M outside the Riverwalk Metromover Station to symbolize a new Miami in 1996. The M could stand for "Metromover," then a new addition to downtown, "Miami," or even "Magic City."

Isamu Noguchi, Bayfront Park

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Beginning in the early 1980s, artist Isamu Noguchi was commissioned to completely redesign Bayfront Park. His design was slowly implemented, and ultimately included a large monument to the Challenger disaster, a (no longer functioning) laser beam shooting straight into the night sky, and "Slide Mantra", a ten foot tall Carrera marble slide.

The Wynwood Walls

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[Photo via thewynwoodwalls.com]

Miami International Airport

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MIA has a substantial collection of public art, in the sense that the public has to buy a plane ticket to see much of it. The art, however, adds to the general impressiveness of Miami International Airport, and doesn't Miami deserve a grand gateway? Barbara Neijna's Foreverglades bas relief courses through a concourse, and includes text from Marjorie Stonaman Douglas's "River of Grass" that travelers experience as they traverse the airport. Meanwhile, Michele Oka Doner has created many of the airport's terrazzo floors, inlaid with intricate gold ocean motifs.

Jim Morrison, "Celebration of Lights"

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Jim Morrison's installation of neon tubing around palm trees at the end of the Julia Tuttle Causeway (more recently replaced by color changing LEDs) was first meant as lighting for New Years, but became an instant landmark, and are now an iconic entry feature to the City of Miami Beach.

Roy Lichtenstein, "Mermaid"

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Lichtenstein's mermaid nude from 1979 sits in front of the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theater, flapping in a wadding pool, and under a sun held up by its own beams.

Miami Design District

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Unscripted, Bal Harbour

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Bal Harbour's reasonably new public art program, Unscripted, has featured temporary installations by two great Miami artists: George Sanchez-Calderon, and Christy Gast.

Marlins Park

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Marlins Park contains a variety of sculptures on its grounds, from Daniel Arsham's ode to the stadium's predecessor, the Orange Bowl, "A Memorial Bowing", and Red Grooms' much maligned home run sculpture.

PortMiami

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Nautically themed sculptures and 2D work are scattered around Miami's Port, as well as process drawings of artist Jose Bedia's work at the nearby Arsht Center.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

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[Photo via miamidadepublicart.org]

temporary contemporary, Bass Museum of Art

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The Bass Museum's terrific public art program, 'temporary contemporary,' includes an epically long hopscotch game by artist Agustina Woodgate that courses around the museum and through Miami Beach. The museum scatters other pieces throughout its neighborhood and the city that often explore the ideas of communication, interaction between environments, site, and urbanity, and architecture.

Miami-Dade Cultural Center

Formerly the home of the Miami Art Museum, the Philip Johnson-designed Miami-Dade Cultural Center is replete with public art, including sculptures in the central court, Ed Ruscha's "WORDS WITHOUT THOUGHTS NEVER TO HEAVON GO", and (what Curbed calls) the Centrust Gravestone by George Sanchez-Calderon underneath the elevated Metrorail tracks.

Claes Oldenburg, "Dropped Bowl"

Sculptor of giant-sized things, Claes Oldenburg built a giant, shattered, bowl of orange peals and slices, around a fountain in the park behind Government Center. The piece was installed in 1989 and inaugurated in 1990.

John Young, "The Miami Fin Project"

22 fins from decommissioned 1960s nuclear submarines are scattered around Pelican Harbor Park and Marina in North Bay Village. Artist John Young arranged the fins to suggest a pod of dolphins.

Dan Graham, "Morris"

Dan Graham's Morris glass sculpture recalls the signature kidney shapes of Morris Lapidus, the original architect of the pedestrianization of Lincoln Road Mall.

Brian Tolle, "Tempest"

Brian Tolle's Tempest just outside the Bass Museum of Art recalls the waves of the Altantic ocean nearby, or maybe a hurricane's cyclonic whirl. Go at night, it glows.

Carlos Zapata, "Wing"

When he remodeled the eastern end of Lincoln Road in 1999, architect Carlos Zapata created this entry feature consisting of a flying canopy and fountain.

Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt, "Red M"

This husband and wife team, oldschool Miami artists, created a giant M outside the Riverwalk Metromover Station to symbolize a new Miami in 1996. The M could stand for "Metromover," then a new addition to downtown, "Miami," or even "Magic City."

Isamu Noguchi, Bayfront Park

Beginning in the early 1980s, artist Isamu Noguchi was commissioned to completely redesign Bayfront Park. His design was slowly implemented, and ultimately included a large monument to the Challenger disaster, a (no longer functioning) laser beam shooting straight into the night sky, and "Slide Mantra", a ten foot tall Carrera marble slide.

The Wynwood Walls

[Photo via thewynwoodwalls.com]

Miami International Airport

MIA has a substantial collection of public art, in the sense that the public has to buy a plane ticket to see much of it. The art, however, adds to the general impressiveness of Miami International Airport, and doesn't Miami deserve a grand gateway? Barbara Neijna's Foreverglades bas relief courses through a concourse, and includes text from Marjorie Stonaman Douglas's "River of Grass" that travelers experience as they traverse the airport. Meanwhile, Michele Oka Doner has created many of the airport's terrazzo floors, inlaid with intricate gold ocean motifs.

Jim Morrison, "Celebration of Lights"

Jim Morrison's installation of neon tubing around palm trees at the end of the Julia Tuttle Causeway (more recently replaced by color changing LEDs) was first meant as lighting for New Years, but became an instant landmark, and are now an iconic entry feature to the City of Miami Beach.

Roy Lichtenstein, "Mermaid"

Lichtenstein's mermaid nude from 1979 sits in front of the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theater, flapping in a wadding pool, and under a sun held up by its own beams.

Miami Design District

[Photo via miamidesigndistrict.net]

Unscripted, Bal Harbour

Bal Harbour's reasonably new public art program, Unscripted, has featured temporary installations by two great Miami artists: George Sanchez-Calderon, and Christy Gast.

Marlins Park

Marlins Park contains a variety of sculptures on its grounds, from Daniel Arsham's ode to the stadium's predecessor, the Orange Bowl, "A Memorial Bowing", and Red Grooms' much maligned home run sculpture.

PortMiami

Nautically themed sculptures and 2D work are scattered around Miami's Port, as well as process drawings of artist Jose Bedia's work at the nearby Arsht Center.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

[Photo via miamidadepublicart.org]

temporary contemporary, Bass Museum of Art

The Bass Museum's terrific public art program, 'temporary contemporary,' includes an epically long hopscotch game by artist Agustina Woodgate that courses around the museum and through Miami Beach. The museum scatters other pieces throughout its neighborhood and the city that often explore the ideas of communication, interaction between environments, site, and urbanity, and architecture.