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The “500” exhibit

December 1, 2013 @ 11:00 am - January 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

The 500: An installation by Xavier Cortada commemorating the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon journey to Florida. In 1513, he visited Key Biscayne and named it Santa Marta. Cortada’s exhibit on the island will include an installation of 500 porcelain sculptures of Florida native wildflowers– the same ones that grew in our state when Juan Ponce de Leon landed in 1513 and named it “La Florida”–from “flor,” the Spanish word for flower. The installation will be transformed into 500 gardens.


An art installation by Miami artist Xavier Cortada
From December 1st 2013 through January 19th, 2014.

Cortada’s flower installation will be transformed into 500 living gardens across the community:
Each flower sculpture comes with a packet of Florida wildflower seeds.  Those purchasing the sculptures are asked to take both the sculpture and seeds home and plant a garden dedicated to one of 500 Floridians who helped shape Florida history during the past 500 years (or to a Floridian who is special in their lives).  To see list please visit www.flor500.com.
Proceeds from sales benefit the Biscayne Nature Center and FIU College of Architecture + The Arts student scholarships.
12/1/2013 to 1/19/2014
When: Opening reception: 12/1/13; Closing reception: 1/16/14
11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Where: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center
Crandon Park
6767 Crandon Park Drive
Key Biscayne, Florida  33149
United States
Contact: Theodora Long, Executive Director, Biscayne Nature Center
305 361-6767 x 111


December 1, 2013 @ 11:00 am
January 19, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
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Theodora Long, Executive Director, Biscayne Nature Center
305 361 6767 x 111


Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Park Drive | Crandon Park
Key Biscayne, FL 33149 United States
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