February 12 – March 12, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6 – 9PM
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, FL
From South Florida Caribbean News website:
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, will host an exhibition of fine works by acclaimed artist Purvis Young entitled “Under the Bridge, Beyond the Beach and Above the Muck: The Art of Purvis Young.” The late Young was a self-taught Miami artist who portrayed the African American experience in the South. His claim to fame was his 1970 outdoor paintings on Goodread Alley in the Overtown neighborhood. Young’s works have been collected by various entertainers and can be found in art museums nationwide.
The exhibition presents the generous gift of art given to MOCA from former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and philanthropist, Ruth Shack in memory of her late husband, Richard Shack, founding President of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami Board of Trustees.
“The transformative power of art and what happens around it are what creates the possibility of harmony and new opportunities to form,” Dr. Keisha Abraham says about the art from the Overtown neighborhood.