The saddest part of downloading music isn't just the demise of the music industry. It's that we no longer get to enjoy amazing cover art or oddly personal liner notes or judge a record by its album jacket.
Even so, artist Dana Schutz just won't stop making paintings inspired by music. She has created works about Kim and Kelly Deal, Kim Gordon, and the King of Pop. And those pieces — "The Breeders," "Her Arms," and "The Autopsy of Michael Jackson" — bring musical icons to fine art in a way that is creepy, comedic, and absurd.
At only 35, Schutz is exhibiting a ten-year survey of her work at the Miami Art Museum. The show, "If the Face Had Wheels," was organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art and landed her on the November cover of Art in America. To celebrate the exhibition's opening this weekend, the museum has planned the Miami Playlist Party at the Standard Spa. The hotel has already hosted five Playlist Parties featuring guests such as O Miami's P. Scott Cunningham and Rhythm Foundation's Laura Quinlan. But this time we'll get a taste of MAM's audio faves with playlists by Schutz, chief curator Tobias Ostrander, and director of education and public programs Emily Mello.
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