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Permanent Art Collection

Art Services & Exhibitions Division

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The Miami‑Dade Public Library System's Art Services and Exhibitions Division maintains a permanent collection of over 6,000 works of art. This special collection includes works on paper, photographs, paintings, artists' books, multiples and small sculptures, with a focus on African American, Latino, and Miami artists. The Permanent Art Collection is a reference resource that reflects Miami's cultural composition and chronicles its artistic and social history.

Many works relate to language, libraries and literary themes. The over 2,000 artists represented in the collection include Purvis Young, Edward Ruscha, Gleason Waite Romer, Kabuya Pamela Bowens, Carl Van Vechten, Lynn Golub Gelfman, Emilio Sanchez, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Agustín Fernandez, Gary L. Moore, Christian Marclay, and Fernando Garcia.

Each branch of the library exhibits artwork from the Library's Permanent Collection. Please check periodically as the artwork collection is often rotated.

"Yes or No" and or "Yes and No"
Tauba Auerbach, "Yes or No" and or "Yes And No," 2008, color aquatint etching.