The Pérez's New Caribbean Art Show is Massively Big

April 10, 2014 | by brett sokol

Renée Cox’s RedcoatRenée Cox’s Redcoat (2004), from her Queen Nanny of the Maroons series, part of the “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World” exhibition at PAMM.

You could be forgiven for rolling your eyes at the name of the Pérez Art Museum Miami’s new exhibition: “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World.” After all, barely a week goes by without public figures citing Miami as some kind of gateway. Yet the strength of this show lies in its eschewing dry statistics for the thankfully messier world of art—beginning with the Haitian Revolution of 1791, moving up to the present day, and sprawling through an array of neighboring countries and artistic mediums along the way. >>Read More

 

The Original Groundskeepers of Polo in South Florida

April 09, 2014

Elephants! In honor of Miami Beach Polo, we look back at how two gentle giants helped keep polo running smoothly in the 1920s.

elephants of miami beach polo in the 1920s

Carl Fisher’s elephants, Rosie and Baby Carl, rolling the polo field between games, 1925. (Photo courtesy of the state archives of florida, florida memory)

The heavy lifters of the polo scene haven’t always been the ones wielding mallets. In the mid-1920s, American entrepreneur and developer Carl Fisher enlisted two Asian elephants to ensure that polo season ran smoothly by tramping down and rolling the grass on the polo fields between games, working in the garden, and scooping sand during the construction of Fisher’s Nautilus Hotel. And when Rosie and Baby Carl weren’t working the fields, they worked the press, putting Miami Beach on the map as a place that had to be seen to be believed. >>Read More

 

11 Easy Ways to Live Greener in Miami

April 01, 2014 | by Chelsea Olson

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Two wheels are better than four. A little biking goes a long way in reducing your carbon footprint. (image via

Unlike the concrete jungles of other big metropolitan cities like New York or Chicago, Miami is surrounded by palm trees, vegetation, parks, and the ocean. Those of us lucky enough to live in this tropical paradise should be recycling the natural resources at hand. By incorporating the below tips into everyday routines, you’ll make a significant impact in maintaining our lush environment. >>Read More


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