Down in Miami, music is all around right now … and, no, it’s not just because Ultra Music Festival is coming up. The Nasher Museum’s The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl opens Monday, March 18, at the Miami Art Museum (MAM) in downtown Miami. (Read about MAM’s opening event with Nasher Museum curator Trevor Schoonmaker on Saturday night here.)
The Record is the first exhibition to celebrate how vinyl records have jazzed up contemporary art since the ’60s. The exhibition illustrates the far-reaching influence of vinyl in art; it features 99 works in all types of media ranging from painting to performance and created by 44 different artists, including American icons from the heyday of vinyl, like Jasper Johns, as well as young artists who are just beginning to gain recognition in the United States.
In an age where digital rules and thousands of people flock to Miami simply to stand in the sweltering heat to listen to electron beats blasting from laptops, The Record is cool and refreshing. It’s just what you need when you take a break from Ultra and re-energize. So if you’re headed to Miami this weekend take a quick stroll over to MAM and check out The Record.
IMAGE: Duke students engage with The Record at the Nasher Museum in 2010. Photo by Dr. J Caldwell.