Through March 31, 2020:
Main Library, Lobby Gallery
Elizabeth Catlett: The Future of Equality.
A 35-year retrospective. Elizabeth Catlett (1915‑2012), an internationally renowned American and Mexican sculptor and artist, infused her work with her strong sense of heritage and social activism.
Through January 18, 2020:
Main Library, 2nd Floor
Plan(T): Miami Mangrove Forest
Eco-art by Xavier Cortada.
In 2004, Miami environmental artist Xavier Cortada worked with hundreds of Hands on Miami volunteers to metaphorically reforest the I‑95 underpasses in the downtown Miami, Little Havana and Allapattah neighborhoods. Cortada’s images of mangrove seedlings were used by volunteers to paint dozens of columns beneath I‑95 and create the “Miami Mangrove Forest.”
The Miami‑Dade Public Library System’s Art Services and Exhibitions Department maintains a permanent collection of over 2,200 works of art. Each branch of the library exhibits artwork from the Library’s Permanent Collection. In 2006, the Miami‑Dade Public Library System invited Miami photojournalist and documentarian Noelle Théard to create a new body of work in response to a series of photographs in the Library’s permanent collection by Richard Davenport. Théard responded to the Davenport photographs, which depict black barbershops in Miami during the early 1980s, by revisiting some of the same barbershops in December of 2006.
Miami Dade Public Library101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, Fl. 33130
P: 305 375 2665
Thurs: 12 – 8