Coral Gables Museum exhibits and programs are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
With the support of the City of Coral Gables.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
The Coral Gables Museum is now hosting the following four exhibitions:
Friends of The Underline want to transform 10 miles of underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail, from the Miami River just north of Brickell Station to Dadeland South Station, into an iconic linear park and world-class urban trail. The Underline will connect communities, improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, create hundreds of acres of new green space with restored natural habitats, encourage a healthy lifestyle, provide an easily accessible place to exercise, create a mobility corridor that integrates transit, car, biking and walking, attract development along US1, and generate significant economic impact.
This exhibit asks: What do you want The Underline to look like?
Your input will be critical to the master planning taking place from March-June 2015. And, with your help, we can all share in the vision of this legacy project that will transform Miami into a more walkable, bikeable and sustainable city now and into the future.
For more information and to become a Friend of the Underline, visit theunderline.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter @theunderlinemia.
ARTcycle is an exhibit of contemporary art, both local and international, that reflects the cycling issues of today. The ARTcycle 2015 theme is "cyclists matter," and the exhibit aims to bring a clear public message that bicycling culture is important to Greater Miami. People cycle for transportation, exercise and leisure activity; and cycling yields many community benefits such as less pollution, less traffic congestion, a stronger sense of community, safer streets, improved accessibility, and economic gains. It is important for cyclists and motorists to be aware of the traffic laws in order for cars and bikes to safely share the road. ARTcycle aims to promote Awareness, Respect and Tolerance of bicyclists to motorists who are not accustomed to or educated in how to share the road with cyclists. The Coral Gables Museum seeks to ensure that the viewer leaves the exhibition understanding that cycling contributes positively to communities and should be embraced as a key component of positive urban development.
This year's featured artists are: H. Allen Benowitz, Martin Casuso, Mariano Costa Peuser, Clara Echavarria, Axel Font, Tessie Globe, Danilo Gonzalez, Cristina De Guillot, Lauv Grosso, Holly A. Jones, Maria Carolina Keener, Rudolf Kohn, Teje La Araña, Beju Lejobart, Carolina Molina, Janet Mueller, Anabel Peicher, Maria Esther Quintana, Edgar Ramos, Gioconda Rojas, Raquel Rub, Benjamin Saint Maxent & Adrien Blanc, Alejandra Salazar, Cesar Santaló, Aida Tejada, Jasna Tomasevic, Antonio Ugarte, Arlette Varon, Lucy Varon, and Barbara de Vries.
Curated by ARTcycle co-foudners Giselle (Gigi) Delgado and Tachi Llamas, together with Tony Garcia, president of The Street Plans Collaborative.
Bike Night at Coral Gables Museum! Friday, March 6, 6pm-10pm
Join us for the public openings of “ARTcycle 2015” and “The Underline: Make It
Yours.” Guests will enjoy free admission, photo booth, raffles, cash bar featuring
New Belgium Brewing Company products, ARTcycle Spin Off awards announcement,
and music by The Brass King. Free.
Family Days March 14, April 11 and May 9, 2pm – 4pm
Enjoy free admission to all exhibits, art activities, gallery scavenger hunts and live performances every second Saturday of the month at the Museum. Family Day at the Coral Gables Museum is generously supported by the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
Gables Bike Tours March 15, April 19 and May 17, 10am
Join us for fun, educational bicycle tours through The City Beautiful every 3rd Sunday of every month. All tours start at the Museum and includes Museum admission. Each tour offers a different theme and route! Gables Bike Tours are presented by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables, and powered by Voss Water and Pardo’s Chicken. Bike rentals and helmets (required for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305.444.3206).
$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.
Spring Camp: I Bike Coral Gables! March 23-27, 9am-5pm
Children ages 5-12 will love this spring break in which they can bring, decorate and ride their bikes (or scooters) all week long at the Museum. Activities include bike safety lessons, exhibit tours of “ARTcycle” and “The Underline”, artist talks, bike relay races on the Museum Plaza and a field trip to Montgomery Botanical Center where they can spring into action on their self-propelled vehicles. Registration required.
$225; $200 for Museum Family Members.
Gallery Night Live! & Gallery Night Kids' Club April 3 and May 1, 6pm-10pm
Join us for free admission, a cash bar, and live music. If you have children ages, 5-12, register them for a fun-filled evening of exhibit tours, activities and games.
$30; $25 Museum Family Members.
Curators’ Tour of “ARTcycle: Cyclists Matter” April 12, 1pm
Drop in and enjoy a guided tour of "ARTcycle", the third annual exhibit that merges the Miami art scene and the Miami bike movement, with ARTcycle co-founders Giselle (Gigi) Delgado and Tachi Llamas as well as guest curator Tony Garcia.
Free with Museum admission.
An introductory exhibition about Coral Gables’ founder and developer, George Merrick, his family and other visionaries who inspired him and helped him turn his dream of a place where "your castles in Spain are made real" into reality. This exhibit addresses local history, including pioneer life, the Florida Land Boom, architecture, urban planning and development.
Curated by Arva Moore Parks, designed by Tom Graboski and fabricated by SFY Architectural Signs and Displays, it is housed in Betty and L.D. Pankey Gallery and Coral Gables Galleries — five rooms that were once the Coral Gables Police and Fire Station jail. Now beautifully restored, the rooms provide an intimate space to tell the story from the beginning.
The exhibition, Coral Gables' Sister Cities: Partners
in Peace, is dedicated to the City of Coral Gables’ beloved sister cities and the sister cities movement launched by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. Visitors are invited to learn about the history of this international peace program and uncover the connections between Coral Gables and her sister cities: Aix-en-Provence, France; Cartagena, Colombia; Granada, Spain; La Antigua, Guatemala; and Province of Pisa, Italy. Two cities to be added soon: Quebec City, Canada and Curitiba, Brazil.
Images and text will tell the story of our nation in a Cold War environment and how Eisenhower, with his extensive wartime experience and leadership abilities, rallied the public to reach out to citizens of other nations in an effort to promote cultural understanding and world peace. "I hate war”, he said, “as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity." Each of the five sister cities will be represented through photographs, objects, explanatory text, videos, books, maps, and other media. A research library will be available for those visitors interested in learning more about a particular sister city.