Starting at locally-owned Panther Coffee, we stroll through the ever-changing streetscapes of murals and graffiti art seeing what’s new and novel. We may head south on Northwest 2nd Avenue, Wynwood’s main thoroughfare, and turn west on 23rd Street to begin the immersion into visual culture. According to the day and interests of the group, we may well visit a number of different galleries and spaces, such as the Margulies Collection or the Graffiti Museum. Reaching Miami’s own Fifth Avenue, we’ll capture some of the area’s origins from its post-World War One development.
From Galleries to Graffiti
Included in the tour is the Rubell Family Collection, one of the largest private contemporary art collections in North America. Some of the work we see might provoke discussion amongst the group, as contemporary art often does. We might move through sculpture, 3D printing, and mixed media pieces as we soak up this renowned and costly collection.
The majority of this tour is outside on the streets and is accessible by wheelchair. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility. We are also happy to design a private, customized tour for visitors with mobility concerns.
The walk begins and ends in the Wynwood area. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and 24/7 phone number.
The entrance fee to the Rubell Collection is included in your tour. You may decide to enter the Graffiti Museum at your own cost if time permits.
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your docent will modify the tour so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Annette is a 20+ year resident of Miami Beach. Museum work brought her here and has since grown into other jobs through which she has immersed herself in the architecture, culture, history, heritage, and more of the region. Fromm's Ph.D. in folklore at Indiana University with an emphasis on ethnic identity and customs and rituals of immigrant groups in the US and elsewhere gives her a unique perspective on the evolving life in South Florida. She is an accomplished lecturer, teacher, and mentor who enjoys showing off her city to visitors. Annette is also a foodie who explores food traditions in Miami and elsewhere.
Reina earned a PhD in Spanish with a specialization in Latin American literature and culture from Florida State University. She taught all levels of college Spanish, courses on Latin American literature and history, women writers, and Cuban writers for many years in Arkansas and Washington state. She has also led student tours and study abroad programs in Spain and Costa Rica. Her academic research focuses on Cuban and Cuban-American women writers and artists. Reina loves languages, travel, and the arts. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. Reina currently lives in Miami where she works as an art gallery assistant and artist.
Yoela was born in Havana and has lived in Mexico City and Barcelona. She received a BA in Sociology from University of Havana and completed a MA in Urban Studies in El Colegio de México. She came to Miami in 2005 and has worked as adjunct faculty in Higher Education as well as an elementary and middle grades teacher. Furthermore, Yoela holds a MA in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University. Her interests range from urban history to sustainable community planning. She also has experience as a tour guide and environmental educator for children at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami. Yoela enjoys sharing her passion for cities and her knowledge of South Florida region with others. She seeks to create rich urban narratives integrating perspectives from urban planning and social sciences.
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