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“Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove”

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Miami News Digital reprint (2021), April 23, 1965
Photograph: Courtesy HistoryMiamiMiami News Digital reprint (2021), April 23, 1965

Time Out Says

What’s your first memory of Coconut Grove? Is it the arts festival? The theater and parks on Main Highway? It’s likely that your recollections of Miami’s oldest neighborhood exceed just one moment—it’s been around that long. In this latest exhibition, Frost Art Museum FIU tracks the Grove’s incredible transformation and its lasting reputation as a wellspring of creativity. Dozens of photographs help paint a picture of a thriving artistic community, including the Miami Black Arts Workshops in historic Bahamian Coconut Grove of the ’60s as well as future creative endeavors, like the beloved King Mango Strut Parade (founded in 1982). Prepare to leave the exhibit with an entirely new perspective on the well-trodden neighborhood.

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil


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