Hoopla Surrounds MAM’s Art Basel Opener

MAM HoopersThe Miami Herald reports, “Hula hoops and art – an unconventional pairing of the silly and the serious – were the life of Miami Art Museum’s “Party on the Plaza” at the Cultural Center in downtown Miami. Outdoors, under a clear night sky, MAM patrons and other guests were treated to drinks, DJ music, tape loops promoting The Hooping Life projected onto a wall, and performances by the Hoola Monsters, a troupe that excels at twirling toy hoops around waists, limbs and necks. Inside MAM, exhibitions of art by the seminal American artists Susan Rothenberg and Robert Rauschenberg gave guests a glimpse of how art will be exhibited inside the museum’s future home, which broke ground this week in downtown’s waterfront Bicentennial Park and is scheduled for completion by spring 2013. Full story: Miami Herald

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