As a Lowe Museum Docent, we give to the community by guiding visitors through the Lowe. What we get from volunteering is so much more than what we give. Besides being surrounded by works of art, and learning all about them, we go to see private art collections and other museums in the area. This week, we went to the Arsht Center. Yes, the Arsht Center is about much more than performances.
|Glass wall overlooking the bay and city skyline.|
|Lowe Art Museum Docents (partial group)|
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is the largest performing arts center in Florida and the second largest in the United States. This is the place to see Broadway shows, the ballet, wonderful concerts, and more. Some, however, may not be aware of the attention to detail and the works of arts found there.
|The floor design from above|
The building’s location and its magnificent glass walls allow the visitors to view Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Step inside, and whether you look up at the railings or down at the floor, you will see art. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with the Arsht Center and has now brought a new exhibition (The Lincoln Center List Collection in Miami). From screen prints to a colorful, murano glass-tile mosaic wall by Cundo Bermudez (below), to the selection of fine woods and stone, the Arsht Center provides a performance before the shows begin.
|Murano glass tile wall by Cundo Bermudez|
For more information on tours, check: http://www.arshtcenter.org/tour.aspx