MIAMI—From a roomful of Budweiser beer cans to a grotto inspired by the one at the Playboy mansion, “American Exuberance” at the Rubell Family Collection comments on the state of the America through the work of contemporary artists living in the United States.
The collection was established by Donald and Mera Rubell in 1964 by in New York. He is a retired physician, she is a former teacher. With 5,000 works and counting, it is one of the largest, privately owned collections of contemporary art in the world and has been located in Miami since 1993. The yearlong exhibit is spread across both floors of the collection, a former DEA confiscated goods facility in the Wynwood Arts District. The majority of the show is exhibited on the second floor, as shown on this page.
The Rubells appear on the ArtNews Top Collectors list published today, and spoke about their collection in an interview with the National Endowment for the Arts last year.
Read more about the collection and view works exhibited on the first floor here.
“American Exuberence” is on view from Nov. 30, 2011 to July 27, 2012.
All photos by Arts Observer
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