Miami’s artistic scene is in a bit of an upheaval. This year, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Wolfsonian-FIU, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Frost Museum all fell under new curatorial leadership. And scared off by increasing rents in gentrified neighborhoods, galleries are quickly fleeing downtown and Wynwood for cheaper digs in Little Haiti, Little River, and Allapattah.
At the center of it all is the seminal institution that heralded South Florida’s art-led reinvigoration, ArtCenter South Florida. Established on Lincoln Road to bring much-needed life to a neighborhood falling victim to social and architectural decay, the ArtCenter sold and moved out of its expansive accommodations last year. While they peruse the market for a long-term home, they continue to operate out of a smaller space on Lincoln and a new venue on Miami Court and NW 75th Street. But that’s not stopping them from starting the season off with a bang.