Miami-Dade County Visual Arts

Coral Gables Museum Presents “Concrete Paradise: The Miami Marine Stadium”

Coral Gables Museum Presents Concrete Paradise The Miami Marine StadiumThursday, October 17, 7pm – Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Opening October 17, 2013, the Coral Gables Museum will present Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium, an original exhibition devoted to Miami Marine Stadium’s flashy past, its edgy present, and its spectacular proposed comeback as a world-class sports and performance venue. Curated by renowned author and architectural conservator, Rosa Lowinger, this interactive exhibit will bring the glory days of Miami’s most daringly modern structure back to life through stunning video footage, rare photos and keepsakes, original art installations, photo murals of the stadium’s infamous graffiti, and an antique hydroplane. It will conclude with a special section dedicated to the stadium’s next chapter featuring never before seen site renderings and opportunities for museum visitors to share their vision for the structure’s future.

Concrete Paradise will kick off with a special opening party on October 17, 2013, that will feature exclusive tours, outdoor performances by Parkour gymnasts, ambient light installations, and video projections of the stadium. Throughout its run at the museum, a full schedule of special events, tours, and lectures will be offered to the general public, allowing visitors to learn more about one of Miami’s most fascinating historic landmarks. Tickets for the opening party are $25. Additional support for the exhibition is being provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Friends of the Marine Stadium.