Galleria Ca` d’Oro invites you to join them this December as they once again organize an installation of art in public places coinciding with Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, the most important art fair in the US. In partnership with Miami Dade College’s esteemed Art Gallery System, Ca` d’Oro will open FOREVERGLADES, an exhibition of environmentally minded public art on Friday, November 30, 2012 at one of Miami’s landmark, the Freedom Tower.
FOREVERGLADES will establish a locally conscious perspective and conceptual focus on environmental protection and sustainability of South Florida’s fragile Everglades and includes:
The future may be unknown for the Florida Everglades, but FOREVERGLADES is a true testament how artists use art to create public awareness for the world we compromise in hopes it will exist forever.
You too can get involved in FOREVERGLADES and emphasize to the community your commitment to culture, creativity, education, environmental protection, and the arts!
Since 1970, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro (House of Gold) has become known as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Italy. During Art Week and Art Basel Miami 2010, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro made it’s mark in Miami with the most talked about public art installation, the Regeneration Art Project, with the famous pink snails. Today the gallery continues to bring its experience and expertise to the US promoting Italian and European contemporary art with passion and enthusiasm.
Galleria Ca’ d’Oro offers not only some of the most important works by artists of the 20th, and 21st centuries, but also offers personalized art advisory, the implementation of public art installations and museum quality exhibitions.
Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, one of Rome’s best known contemporary art galleries, is located in Piazza di Spagna overlooking the Spanish steps. "It"was established in 1970 by Antonio Porcella, son of Amadore Porcella, one of the most important art critics of the period and the grandson of Alpinolo Porcella, personal friend of great Italian Masters such as Filippo de Pisis and Giorgio de Chirico. Today — four generations later — Gloria Porcella leads the gallery in both Rome and Miami.
Constructed in 1925 as a home for The Miami News, the Freedom Tower was modeled after the bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, following the design of architect George Schultz, who also created New York’s famous Waldorf Astoria hotel. An octagonal tower with a richly ornamented façade, it is striking in its architectural detail and remains one of South Florida’s most distinctive buildings. Today, it is a part of MDC’s Wolfson Campus.
From 1962 to 1974, the Freedom Tower was a processing center for Cuban refugees. The building is signiﬁcant because it represents the important story of the Cuban exodus to America and reseslement during the Cold War, reports the U.S. Department of Interior, which designated the Freedom Tower as a National Historical Landmark.
In July 2008, Pedro Martin, his family and Terra Group generously donated this iconic symbol of freedom and democracy to Miami Dade College, and it continues to be a source of pride and a place of learning for the entire South Florida community and the thousands of national and international visitors who enter its doors each year.
In recent years, the Freedom Tower has served as an important venue for premier exhibitions of MDC’s Art Gallery System, including the ﬁrst Florida exhibition of the complete etchings of Francisco de Goya y Lucientes; The Divine Comedy, Salvador Dalí’s masterful series illustrating Dante Alighieri’s epic poem; and 100 Years of Dressing Calderón, an exhibition of the costumes used in stage productions of the works of playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca.