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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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1. Miami-Dade Cultural Center

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101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

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.

2. Claes Oldenburg, "Dropped Bowl"

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111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

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.

3. John Young, "The Miami Fin Project"

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1275 NE 79 St
Miami, FL

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.

4. Dan Graham, "Morris"

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1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

5. Brian Tolle, "Tempest"

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22nd Street & Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

6. Carlos Zapata, "Wing"

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400 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

7. Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt, "Red M"

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60 SE 4th St
Miami, FL 33131

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."

8. Isamu Noguchi, Bayfront Park

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301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 358-7550
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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.

9. The Wynwood Walls

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167 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127
[Photo via thewynwoodwalls.com]

10. Miami International Airport

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2100 NW 42nd Ave
Miami, FL 33142
(305) 876-7077
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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.

11. Jim Morrison, "Celebration of Lights"

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I-195
Miami Beach, FL 33137

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.

12. Roy Lichtenstein, "Mermaid"

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1700 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

13. Miami Design District

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3841 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 722-7100
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[Photo via miamidesigndistrict.net]

14. Unscripted, Bal Harbour

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9703 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 993-3300
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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.

15. Marlins Park

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501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125
(305) 418-0543
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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.

16. PortMiami

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1015 N America Way
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 347-4800
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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.

17. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

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1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 949-6722
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[Photo via miamidadepublicart.org]

18. temporary contemporary, Bass Museum of Art

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2100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7530
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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.

1. Miami-Dade Cultural Center

101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

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.

101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

2. Claes Oldenburg, "Dropped Bowl"

111 NW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33128

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.

111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33128

3. John Young, "The Miami Fin Project"

1275 NE 79 St, Miami, FL

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.

1275 NE 79 St
Miami, FL

4. Dan Graham, "Morris"

1111 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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

1111 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

5. Brian Tolle, "Tempest"

22nd Street & Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

22nd Street & Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

6. Carlos Zapata, "Wing"

400 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

400 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt, "Red M"

60 SE 4th St, Miami, FL 33131

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."

60 SE 4th St
Miami, FL 33131

8. Isamu Noguchi, Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

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.

301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

9. The Wynwood Walls

167 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127
[Photo via thewynwoodwalls.com]
167 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127

10. Miami International Airport

2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33142

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.

2100 NW 42nd Ave
Miami, FL 33142

11. Jim Morrison, "Celebration of Lights"

I-195, Miami Beach, FL 33137

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.

I-195
Miami Beach, FL 33137

12. Roy Lichtenstein, "Mermaid"

1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

1700 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

13. Miami Design District

3841 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
[Photo via miamidesigndistrict.net]
3841 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137

14. Unscripted, Bal Harbour

9703 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154

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

9703 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

15. Marlins Park

501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125

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.

501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125

16. PortMiami

1015 N America Way, Miami, FL 33132

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.

1015 N America Way
Miami, FL 33132

17. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
[Photo via miamidadepublicart.org]
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

18. temporary contemporary, Bass Museum of Art

2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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.

2100 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139