Forty Years of Collecting: Selections from Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Art Collection

West Dade Regional Library. From Oct 11, 2011 through Mar 8, 2012.

This year, the Miami-Dade Public Library System celebrates its 40th anniversary and forty years of collecting, maintaining, and preserving an increasing and special art collection of more than 2,200 works.

This collection is a visual reference that reflects Miami’s cultural composition and chronicles its artistic and social history. The works on display represent what the Library’s permanent art collection is about works by artists from multiple generations and cultural perspectives who have or have had a relationship with Miami. Forty Years of Collecting consists of works on paper, photographs, paintings, artists’ books, and small sculptures spanning four decades.

Works by the following artists will be on display: John Bailly, Maria Britto-Avellana, Carlos Manuel Cárdenas, Adriana Carvalho, Bernard Cohen, Tomata du Plenty, Jesse A. Fernandez, Irene Hamar, Kathleen Hudspeth, Pablo Norberto Lehmann, J. Thomas Lopez, Arthur Luis Piza, Arturo Rodriguez, Jesus Rafael Soto, Sebastian Trovato, Angela Valella, Pamela Vander Zwan, Michelle Weinberg, and Purvis Young.

West Dade Regional Library
9445 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165

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