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Since there are just so many wonderful things to see and do in the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Miami, I decided to split it into three different posts. In this one are some of the wonderful public art exhibits around the gardens as part of the Chapungu exhibition…
The official gardens website explains :
This exhibit ran from November 2, 2012 through May 31, 2013.
Explore the unique culture, way of life and daily experiences of the Shona people of Zimbabwe during Art at Fairchild 2012-2013 with Chapungu: Custom and Legend, A Culture in Stone. Relatively new to sculptural arts, Zimbabwe was a land once considered by many to be “culturally barren.” Over the past 40 years the tradition of stone sculpture has developed, leading both critics and fans to revel in this regionally new form of artistic expression. 82 stone sculptures are on display, ranging in size from three to 12 feet, each covering important subject matter ranging from environmental issues to social commentary.
But there are art exhibits running all the time :
Art is blooming at Fairchild.
Fairchild is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. We are one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation.
Fairchild is also a cultural leader with well known artists and musicians exhibiting and performing year-round. Over 350,000 visitors from around the world, including guests from Art Basel/Miami Beach, and South Florida residents tour the Garden and the contemporary art exhibitions exhibited in the Garden‘s 83 acres each year.
Want to see more? Here you go…
One more post on the Fairchild ground to follow up soon..