Design District Social – Volume VI

An Interview with Thom Collins

Thom Collins stands at the center of one of Miami’s most awaited and talked about changes in Miami’s cultural scene. As the Director of the Miami Art Museum he is ushering in the closing of the Miami Art Museum and the opening of PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami) in its new, swanky Herzog & de Meuron-designed digs on Biscayne Bay. The new museum will serve as an anchor of the 29-acre Museum Park overlooking the bay and will include public gardens and sculpture installations.

Thom brings an illustrious career as a museum director, curator, art critic and now a Miami Design District Ambassador. He’s brought his usual charming mix of humor and good taste and shared some of his favorite things with us.

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Off Beat Culture

Kicking off June is Edge Zones Art Projects Miami Performance International Festival ’13 (M/P ’13). Inaugurated in 2012 Edge Zones presents the second annual Miami Performance International Festival from June 1– 30. M/P ‘13 is an exciting four-week program of performance art accompanied by video screenings, talks and workshops that culminate in an intense 4-day event. The festival is a tremendous opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with the breadth and depth of performance art and offers visceral and challenging performance works by renowned, mid-career and emerging artists from 19 countries, as well as more than 40 national and local artists. This annual event provides a look at the creative process across a range of media, and presents cross-disciplinary, collaborative work that speaks to the high level of innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami.

Pictured: Performance and multimedia artist Belaxis Buil
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Design District Social – May Recap

With Second Saturday in the Miami Design District right around the corner, let’s take a look at some of the sights from last month at locust projects and the de la Cruz Collection.
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