The Colors of Miami Beach Exhibit with photographers Bruce Carrington and Andy Sweet
at the Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida (10th and Ocean)
Open Daily, 10am - 5pm
Bruce Carrington Tropical Deco
Bruce’s “Tropical Deco Motif Collection” captures the various shapes, forms & designs created by notable Art Deco architects during the 1920-1940’s era. This unique form of Art Deco architecture was created in Miami Beach and incorporates floral and fauna motifs as well as nautical themes. Palm trees, flamingos, pelicans, shells, sea creatures, ocean liner icons from the 1920’s were originally utilized. He has compiled one of the largest photographic collections of South Beach architectural ornamentation in collaboration with Mareen Carrington, post- production artist and curator of the collection.
Andy Sweet Photo Legacy Project
Andy Sweet documented the Jewish community on South Beach, starting in 1977. It was where he grew up, and where he recognized a unique time in our history, when the Jewish residents of Miami Beach brought their cultural touchstones with them. They converted hotels into makeshift synagogues, supported each other, and kept their traditions alive. Many were Holocaust survivors who were drawn to the warm weather of South Florida.
Andy was awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Miami Beach Project. Andy’s work and life ended far too soon. The Andy Sweet Photo Legacy Project is working to restore Andy’s original images and bring his work to new audiences.