While getting ready to get on an airplane, passengers in Miami International Airport concourses D and E can contemplate the sea with a new art exhibit about mermaids.
La Sirena: A Call for Transformation, is in MIA’s Central Terminal Gallery (just past the Concourse E security checkpoint) and includes work by 16 artists who were invited to explore the mystical sea creatures through different forms of mixed media.
The exhibit features art depicting animals created by well-known, self-taught American artists such as Howard Finster and Mose Tolliver and by Michael Crocker, Willie Jinks, R.A. Miller and O.L. Samuels.
Here’s a great documentary made by the museum about many of the artists.
In the Tucson airport’s Lower Link Gallery you’ll find a series of paintings – architectural landscape interpretations – by Judith Kramer.
(Judith A Kramer: Architectural Forms Series#3)
And over at Denver International Airport (DEN) you’ll find Me Rento Para Soñar(I Rent Myself to Dream) and exhibition of paintings, engravings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and tridimensional pieces by Mexican artist Alvaro Santiago. The work will be on display through Oct. 15 on the Mezzanine Level Gallery in A Concourse.
If you’ve got time to hang out in Denver, keep in mind that throughout July the city is hosting the 2010 Biennial of the Americas.
It may a bit off-putting to learn that the giant sculpture outside Denver International Airport right now is Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead. But keep in mind that this 26-foot tall, 7-ton statue is merely there to promote an exhibit opening later this month at the Denver Art Museum. And keep in mind that Anubis was also tasked with protecting the valuables inside pyramids and the royal tombs. So maybe while this big guy is here he’ll keep an eye on everyone’s suitcases. Just like he did when he made a holiday stopover at DFW.
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, opensJune 29, 2010 at the Denver Art Museum and will stick around until early January 2011.
Exploring the Toy Box is in the Malton Gallery, pre-security, above the Canada arrival hall, through July. The other exhibit, Boosting Business: Companies Team up with Toys is in the International Departures area of the airport through mid-May.