Miami Currents: Linking Community and CollectionOctober 30, 2002 – March 2, 2003
Miami Currents presents artworks from MAM’s six-year-old collection, supplemented by works from private collections in Miami and beyond. Taken together, these two hundred paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and media works reveal the diversity and vibrancy of the Miami community. The exhibition reflects MAM’s inclusive vision and dedication to international art since 1940, with an emphasis on art from the Americas. Arranged thematically rather than chronologically, the exhibition allows artworks to speak to each other across cultures, geographical boundaries, and generations. The result is a uniquely Miami perspective on our time.
The exhibition, organized by MAM's curatorial staff, including Peter Boswell, assistant director for programs/senior curator; Lorie Mertes, curator, and Cheryl Hartup, associate curator, was made possible through special grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Miami-Dade County, and Miami Art Museum’s Annual Exhibition Fund. The accompanying audio tour is produced by Antenna Audio and is funded by the Frances L. Wolfson Foundation.