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March 1, 2011, 10:33 pm
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Two magnificent public art installations at the Adrienne Arsht Center have been recognized as two of the Top 50 Public Art Projects of the Past 50 Years by Americans for the Arts!

Part of Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program, the projects selected for this prestigious national recognition as “innovative and exciting examples of American public art” are: the “Peacock Curtain” by Robert Zakanitch (located in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House) and “Water Scores” by Anna Valentina Murch (in the Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts).

Developed by the Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network in celebration of its 50th anniversary, the selections were made from a field of thousands of entries.

The nine public art installations at the Adrienne Arsht Center represent some of the most ambitious and prolific public art projects throughout the nation. In addition to the works recognized, the Art in Public Places installations at the Center include terrazzo floors and gilded balcony railings created by Jose Bedía for the Ziff Ballet Opera House and Knight Concert Hall; “Ways of Performing,” the mosaic tile mural by Cundo Bermudez in the Carnival Studio Theater; “Pharaoh’s Dance” by Gary Moore outside the Ziff Ballet Opera House; and the lace scrim at the back of the stage in the Knight Concert Hall designed by Zakanitch. For nearly a decade, the five artists worked closely with staff at Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, the Adrienne Arsht Center and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to create installations integral to the architecture and site. Completed in the fall of 2006, these art works connect the visual arts with the performing arts and foster a rich, memorable impression for visitors.


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