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Miami Art Museum announces The Record. Contemporary Art and Vinyl

The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, on view March 18 – June 10, 2012, is the first museum exhibition to explore the culture of vinyl records within the history of contemporary art.

Jeroen Diepenmaat, Pour des dents d’un blanc éclatant et saines, 2005. Record players, vinyl records, taxidermied birds, and sound. Dimensions variable. © Jeroen Diepenmaat. Image courtesy of the artist, Jeroen Diepenmaat.

Bringing together artists from around the world who have worked with records as their subject or medium, this groundbreaking exhibition examines the record’s transformative power, from the 1960s to the present. Through sound work, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, photography, video and performance, The Record combines fine art with popular culture, audio with visual, and established artists with those who will be exhibiting in a U.S. museum for the first time. In addition to the gallery show, Miami Art Museum will present a series of related events, activities and programs both on site and throughout the South Florida community.

The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl was organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and is curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.

The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl is made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Major support is provided by Marilyn M. Arthur, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Duke University’s Council for the Arts, the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass, E. Blake Byrne, Barbra and Andrew Rothschild, Christen and Derek Wilson, and the Graduate Liberal Studies program at Duke University. This program is supported in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services. Additional support is provided by Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Allen, Catherine Karmel, Peggy and John Murray, Francine and Benson Pilloff, Caroline and Arthur Rogers, Olympia Stone and Sims Preston, Angela O. Terry, Richard Tigner, Nancy Palmer Wardropper, Peter Lange and Lori Leachman, and Lauren and Neill Goslin (as of May 15, 2010).

The Miami presentation is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge. –

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