Given pride of place is Richard Tuttle, whose Loose-Leaf Notebook Drawings (1980-82) fill a room on their own. The suite of watercolor-on-paper drawings are a promised gift from Dorothy and Herbert Vogel of New York.
Tuttle transforms blue-lined loose-leaf notebook paper, used by countless generations of grammar school kids, into poetic compositions arranged in an abstract grid. His experimental lyricism has influenced artists from the '60s through the present day.
At the Miami Art Museum, signs are irrefutable that its expanding collection reflects not only some of the most engaging works in contemporary art from across the globe, but also that local talent is more than holding its own on the big stage.