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Carybé Murals Unveiled at MIA

Where's the rum, Miami?EXPAND
Where's the rum, Miami?
P. Scott Cunningham

Last night, Miami International Aiport in cooperation with American Airlines and Miami-Dade County (and thanks to the efforts of the Odebrecht Corporation), unveiled two 50-foot long murals by acclaimed Brazilian artist Carybé.

Despite the ceremony feeling like a scene out of The Wire (too many speeches and too many of them in the "Clay Davis"-style), and the fact that all the beverages were non-alcoholic (didn't they know the press was coming?), the moment retained its aura of importance. And how it could it not? How many times do great works of art get rescued from New York City, restored and re-hung in Miami? Not often.

For the whole story of how the murals were rescued just 30 days from their scheduled demolition, see our Night & Day write up or watch the video at the site dedicated to the project.

Please also see our slideshow for beautiful images courtesy of Odebrecht and MIA's Division of Fine Art and Cultural Affairs.


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