Purvis Young Murals

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Over the last decade, Miami has garnered a reputation as a premiere city for art. It’s played host to Art Basel Miami Beach for more than ten years, spawning dozens of satellite art fairs. The Wynwood Arts District is abuzz with more than 70 galleries. The Miami Art Museum will reopen in a state of the

Lyric Theater

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Overtown, and its once bustling music and entertainment district, known as Little Broadway, has a mythic quality today, with stories passed down from generation to generation in Miami’s black community. Go back to the 1950s. Imagine an avenue glittering with the bright lights of nightclubs, fashionable hotels, restaurants and music halls. Headlining names included James

Ward Rooming House

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Crossing into Overtown from downtown Miami, visitors are greeted with a mural by Purvis Young on the overpass wall at NW 3rd Avenue and NW 11th Street. It reads “Welcome to Overtown” with shades of yellow, green, pink and blue depicting a neighborhood, as well as some of Young’s signature images, like wild horses and

The Black Archives

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When it comes to the history of Miami, there are a few pioneering names that might sound familiar, thanks to landmarks named for them, such as Collins Avenue, Fisher Island, Lummus Park and Julia Tuttle Causeway. Another one of those names is Henry Flagler of the Henry Flagler Railroad. An oil tycoon and railroad magnate,