Richard Merrick, the younger brother of George Merrick, was a well-known artist and was also a professor in the Art Department at the University of Miami. Known for his etchings, along with watercolor and pen and ink drawings, Merrick captured the early South Florida aesthetic in his works. This special collection of paintings, etchings and drawings has not been seen before and was released by the family to be sold to benefit the Museum.
A live auction, hosted by Coral Gables Chamber President, Mark Trowbridge will begin at 7 pm with several objects also available via silent auction.
Tickets, which include complimentary food and wine and auction registration are just $25.
The Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts of architecture and urban and environmental design, including fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables; promoting beauty and planning as well as historic and environmental preservation for a broad audience, including children, families, and community members, as well as local, regional, national and international visitors. The museum optimizes its mission by cultivating effective partnerships, and providing programming that includes exhibitions, collections, educational offerings, lectures, tours, publications and special events.
The Museum is a true public/private partnership between the City of Coral Gables and the Coral Gables Museum Corp., a private, not for profit 501.c.3 corporation operating an educational cultural institution within a City owned facility.