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5 Art Exhibits You Must See!

BY Germaine Benson | September 1, 2016 | Feature Features

Art is calling your name! Check out what's on exhibit at the city's top museums.
“Untitled Crown” is one of the works on display at PAMM's current Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition.

1. Parks & Recreation
Through cultural objects, artwork and film, This Land Is Your Land: A Second Century for America’s National Parks at the Coral Gables Art Museum focuses on four national park sites in South Florida: the Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks, and Big Cypress National Preserve. The purpose of the exhibition? Preservation. Co-sponsored by the National Park Service, the show aims to present viewers with the beauty of these natural sites and how important it is for us to protect them. Through Jan. 8, admission $7, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, 305.603.8067

2. Keeping Score
Miami is defined by many things, but Beyond the Game: Sports & the Evolution of South Florida at the HistoryMiami Museum examines the way sports culture and business have defined the city for decades. From the heyday of Miami Jai-Ali in the 1920s to the Miami Dolphins perfect season, this showcase is a must for any sports enthusiast or Miami history fanatic. Through Jan. 15, admission $10, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami, 305.375.1492

3. Eye Opener
There might be something to that old saying about the eyes being the window to the soul after all. The Noblest Feature: The Eye Paintings of J. McGuinness Myers at the Lowe Art Museum showcases works featuring eyes with ocular conditions that, upon close inspection, reveal imagery as diverse as seascapes, flowers and other scenes from nature. Through Oct. 2, Admission $12.50, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, 305.284.3535

4. Intimate Portrait
Known to very few people in his inner circle, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat kept extensive journals in which he jotted down his most personal thoughts. On view at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks brings these works together to showcase poetry fragments, sketches and the late artist’s observations on street life, popular culture, race, class and world history. Through Oct. 16, admission $16, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.375.3000

5. Voter Turnout
This year, we’ve all seen how political campaigns can bring out the very worst in candidates. The Politics of -Isms at The Wolfsonian-FIU examines the way labels such as communism and socialism have shaped American electoral races in the past and present. This show’s archive of historic memorabilia is not to be missed. Through Jan. 22, admission $10, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.1001

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