The Art Galleries and Luxury Boutiques of East EdgewaterPosted 11.29.2023
When you live in the Midtown Miami Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia, you are surrounded by the Missoni family’s creative vision. Life becomes a work of art. With the booming Miami art scene, that vision continues beyond the front doors, where some of the world’s most exciting artists are being shown in galleries and museums that have become international art destinations.
A weekend of exploring the neighborhoods that have put Miami front and center on the international art map begins with a trip to the Perez Art Museum. The current roster of exhibitions reads like a survey of the latest trends and trendsetters in the art world.
The exhibit “Marisol and Warhol Take New York” pairs the work of the female sculptor known simply as Marisol, whose efforts have been largely underrecognized until now, with the work of one of 20th century America’s most famous art icons. Warhol’s prints featuring celebrated images like the Kennedys and Campbell’s Soup cans are shown alongside Marisol’s painted sculptures of figures that merge folk and Pop Art influences. Simone Leigh’s “Trophallaxis” is an installation whose abstracted, chandelier-like form explores questions about the female body in a way that is as poetic as it is provocative.
With a design by Pritzker Prize-winning team Herzog and de Meuron, the building that houses the Perez Art Museum is compellingly sculptural. The architects worked with landscape designers to create a structure that emphasizes its connection to the surrounding Miami landscape, which includes views of the water and plenty of shaded public spaces. A visit to the museum is a transporting experience that puts you in touch with the exact intersection of nature and culture that makes Miami such a remarkable place.
The Rubell Museum bears the distinction of having been formed from a personal collection acquired over years of close contact with artists. Don and Mera Rubell began their collection with a deep passion for the work they sought out and acquired. It’s a personal vision that can be felt throughout the collection, which includes work by Jeff Koons, Catherine Opie, Keith Haring, and Kehinde Wiley.
Currently on view at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is “Arte Povera: Postwar Italian Art from the Margulies Collection” and “Anslem Kiefer: Leviathan und Behemoth.” The Kiefer is a 20-foot photographic emulsion, a monumental addition to the collection’s trove of work by the world-renowned artist.
Downtown Miami itself is a collection of architectural works of note that merit a tour of their own. The Alfred I. duPont Building is an Art Deco tower with a black granite base and elevators sporting ibises and egrets cast in bronze. The Olympia Theater dates back to 1926. It has a ceiling of glittering stars, and its stage has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, and Milton Berle.
While the Olympia has the feel of a planetarium set to music, the Frost Planetarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is the place to not only sit beneath the stars but learn about their births and deaths and how they have helped to shape the universe as we know it.
Think of one weekend of museum hopping as just the beginning of a long and deep relationship with the culture of Miami, a seamless extension of the thousand inspirations that make the East Edgewater condos at Missoni Baia such a deeply creative place to be. To learn more about the luxury residences at Missoni Baia, contact the sales team today!