Flourishing Art and Culture in Florida

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Mumbai, 21st February, 2017 – Well known for the Miami’s Art Basel, Florida is a thriving destination for art and culture. However, art lovers need not wait until December to experience the cultural offerings in the Sunshine State. Here, art flourishes throughout the year. From contemporary to colonial era this multi-faceted destination offers something for every art aficionado. Here are just a few top picks that every traveller must experience while in Florida.

Art Deco Walking Tour, Miami

Travel through time with South Beach’s amazing walking tour, which transports you into the 20s, 30s and beyond. This heritage tour is significant in terms of art and culture. The tour engages you with its stunning architectural designs and fascinating stories about pioneers, heroes and criminal elements that developed this pulsing city. Of which Gianni Versace’s Mansion and the dramatic story of his murder are the most thrilling of all. The mansion today is a luxury hotel, almost fourteen years after his death. In 1997 Gianni Versace, the then property owner, was shot on its front steps by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. This tour is open throughout the day and suitable for kids and adults equally.

Wynwood Art District, Miami 

This district is every street artist’s come true. The neighborhood, once a run-down warehouse district, has been revitalized into a walking district filled with museums, antique shops, open air street art installations and murals. Take a tour from a professional to learn about the artists’ background, culture and inspirations, or stroll the streets and allow your mind to wander as you gaze as these masterpieces. While in this artsy environment, make sure you stop by Wynwood kitchen & bar to enjoy its outstandingly curated graffiti and relish the good food.

Morse Museum, Winter Park (Orlando)

While visiting the theme park capital of the world, take time-off to visit The Morse Museum, just 30 minutes north of Orlando.  The museum houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). It includes the artist and designer’s jewelry, pottery, paintings, leaded-glass lamps and windows; his chapel interior from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago; and art and architectural objects from his Long Island country estate, Laurelton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th and early 20th century American paintings, graphics, decorative art and even a set of teak, hand-crafted wooden doors from India

The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg

Some might be surprised to know that a sizeable amount of Salvador Dali’s works are stored outside of Spain, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Located in a stunning building on the scenic downtown waterfront, this iconic museum is the perfect jumping-off point to explore the rest of the city. The Dali Museum houses more than 2,000 works of art in 20,000 square feet of gallery space, including numerous oils, watercolors, sketches, sculptures and other objects. Of the 18 “Masterworks” Dali produced, eight are located in the St. Petersburg museum.