Museum-Quality Sound

Vizcaya is a pretty amazing place: a National Historic Landmark that exemplifies the profound indulgence, natural wealth, and unbridled opportunity that defined South Florida before it became so glutted with humans as to be damn near uninhabitable. Super-rich guy James Deering built the winter mansion on ten acres along Biscayne Bay nearly a century ago, and both locals hell-bent on nostalgic overdose and tourists curious about the old Florida have embraced it. Maybe not so much lately, so the owner (Miami-Dade County) has launched the Contemporary Arts Project to make additional use of the space. The project launches tonight at 7:00 with Organ, a sound installation by well-known local noise manipulator Gustavo Matamoros that plays off the place's architecture via surround sound. The project runs through February 15. Museum admission is $12, $5 for children. Call 305-250-9133, or visit
Nov. 15-Feb. 15


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