The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami

During the first week of December, the second largest contemporary art event in the world takes place in Miami. It's commonly known as Miami Basel as opposed to the largest contemporary art event which takes place in June in Basel, Switzerland.

My daughter was down for the event and one afternoon we went to see the Margulies Collection in a warehouse in Miami. The Margulies Collection is a non-profit institution located in the Wynwood Arts District. The Warehouse presents seasonal exhibitions from the collection of renowned collector Martin Margulies as well as educational programs, & special exhibitions and an international loan program. It's considered one of the most important collections of its kind. 

I thought during the busy Christmas season,  you might enjoy a change of pace: a brief look at a (very) small portion of the art in a HUGE (45,000 square feet) space. In a space that size, you can just imagine the size of the collection. It was a truly fabulous experience and if you're ever in Miami, make time to visit the Collection. 

(A couple of my photos were blurred, so I snagged two from their website.)

                                         Artist: Astrid Svangren
                                         Title: It is about Four Animalistic Scents…
                                         (Silk, fabric, oil, acrylic, pigment, thread, glass and wood)

                            Artist: Tony Oursler (a video projection; the face changes expressions)

                               Artist: Domingo Milella   Photography
                               Uchisar, Turkey 2007 (on left); Monastir, Tunisia 2006 (right)

                               Artist: Nathalie Djurberg
                               Title: Puppets from The Parade of Rituals and Stereotypes

                              Artist: Ai Weiwei
                              Title: Fairytale, 1001 Chinese Visitors, Gottschalk-Hallen,
                              ladies dormitory

                              Artist: George Segal     Title: Depression Breadline

                              Artist: Song Dong  Title: Wisdom of the Poor: A Communal Courtyard

                              Massive installation of doors and windows juxtaposed with
                              sculptures by several artists, including George Segal


                              Artist:  Leandro Erlich

                              A video projection: elevator doors open and shut on this scene

                              Artist: Paolo Ventura    Title: The Infinite City
                              (photo from website)

                               Artist: Kenneth Snelson;  Stainless steel sculpture

                                              Artist:  Michelangelo Pistoletto
                                              Silkscreen print on mirror-polished stainless steel.
                   (Photo from website)

                              Artist: Izaak Zwartjes

                                        Artist: Anselm Kiefer     Title: Spranche Der Vogel

The Collection is open: 
 October 23, 2013 to April 26, 2014

Visiting hours:
 Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am – 4 pm

Visitors to the collection are welcome at the door for the price of a donation to the Lotus House, a shelter for homeless women and children in Miami.

 Adults: $10 
 State of Florida students with valid ID: Free
 Other students: $5.00


  1. What a wonderful show - I wish I could go and visit. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  2. read about this neat you got to see it :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing that! The first image is my favorite.

  4. oh wow...how did i miss this when we lived in florida....what a show...so much to take in...i love art galleries...and i know from friends about the basel exhibits in switzwerland, so i am envious...i hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday as well...

  5. I've never seen anything like it. Thanks so much for sharing this Barbara.

  6. One of the things I miss about living in a large city, is the cultural opportunities. We are going to DC in Feb. So hope to do some museum hopping. Thanks for an interesting look at the Miami collection.

  7. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful day with us.

  8. wonderful show. I am very intrigued by the work of Ai WeiWei--saw his show last year at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington DC. Thanks for the departure from the kitchen!

  9. i don't know the first thing about art, but i do know what i find interesting and i would love this kind of show!

  10. This IS such a nice change from all the cookies and chocolate! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh Barbara, thank you so much for sharing the collection with us. Just wonderful!

  12. I have always wanted to go to the Basel Art Fair. I get to Miami once in a while, but never at the right time :P. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures.
    *kisses* H

  13. I have always wanted to go to the Basel Art Fair. I get to Miami once in a while, but never at the right time :P. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures.
    *kisses* H

  14. The puppets are creeping me out.



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