Five Crazy Art Facts You Never Knew About Miami's History

Miami's got a lot of unique history. But in addition to the stuff everyone knows -- the Art Deco boom, Versace's murder, the causeway zombie -- there are lots of equally fascinating occurrences that almost no one is aware of.

The recently launched, Indiegogo-funded Mapping Arts Project is all about bringing awareness to this collective history by tracking where artists have lived and worked. Cultist spoke to artist, archaeologist, and project founder Lara Stein Pardo on some of the more obscure and offbeat facts about Miami's art antiquity. Top five after the jump.

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