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Wynwood Art Scene, Miami, Florida
Concierge.com's insider take:
This developing neighborhood in Northwest Miami, which still looks pretty rough around the edges, is a new mecca for art collectors. Several prominent galleries and two notable private collections are located here. Among the top showcases are the Fredric Snitzer Gallery, representing important Latin American artists (2247 N.W. First Pl.; 305-448-8976; www.snitzer.com; closed Sundays and Mondays), and the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, concentrating on narrative-driven international art (3550 N. Miami Ave.; 305-573-2700; www.bernicesteinbaumgallery.com; closed Sundays).
Nearby, the Rubell Family Collection is a provocative display (to put it mildly) of the art collection of Don Rubell, his wife, and children. The book on the collection is called Not Afraid, which is appropriate. One typical piece is Oh, Charley, Charley, Charley, a 1992 fiberglass sculpture by Charles Ray of eight nude figures in homoerotic poses (95 N.W. 29 St.; 305-573-6090; www.rubellfamilycollection.com; closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and for periodic reinstallation).
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, teeming with collector Martin Z. Margulies' sculptures, video installations, and photographs is also in the area.
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