Altos del Mar Sculpture Parkwhere art meets nature... in service to the community! Q&A www.admsp.org
1. Who is paying for the improvements to the park? The improvements will be entirely paid by Altos Del Mar Sculpture Park, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) Public Charity and its donors.
2. Who is financing this? All financing comes from individual and institutional donors. All costs thus far have been financed mainly by local individual residents, neighbors and directors of the park. The funding for the construction of approximately $ 4 million will mainly derive from institutional and corporate donors with whom ADMSP is in ongoing, advanced negotiations represented by an experienced investment banker.
3. Where are the sculpture coming from? All sculptures will be obtained as loans for a specific time from museums, large private collections and individual owners. All contacts to the art lenders are being handled by leading art experts and art dealers available to ADMSP on its own board of directors such as Robert Miller, Dr. David Schaff and Gerrit Schulz-Bennewitz.
4. When will the park open? ADMSP is aiming to open the park in the first quarter of 2013. However, the opening date is dependent on getting the financing and all permits within the a required time frame. ADMSP would need to start construction at least eight months prior to the opening.
5. Who is going to maintain the park? The park will be maintained by the staff of ADMSP and an independent contractor landscaping, maintenance, and service company.
6. Will the park be open to the public? What hours? Will there be a charge to visit the park? ADMSP will be open to the public 365 days/year The planned hours are from 9:00 AM to sun-set There will be no charge to visit ADMSP
7. Who is going to be responsible for selecting the sculptures? The Board of Directors will make all decisions. The City Manager of Miami Beach will appoint three permanent directors to the ADMSP board of directors. The board will appoint a Sub-Board to select the art works. Current Members of the board of ADMSP: Art historian, Dr. Jur. Marlene Saile, Art historian and Art Consultant, Gerrit Schulz-Bennewitz, Art collector and Art Business Executive, Peter Saile, Art dealer, Robert Miller (b. April 17, 1939 - d. June 22, 2011) Art historian and art dealer, Dr. David Schaff Investment Banker, Klaus Lewin, Sculptor and developer, Juan Carlos Toca Art Collector and scientist, Dr. Anthony M. Weaver Landscape Architect, Margarita Blanco Entertainment Industry Entrepreneur, Betsy Perez, Architect and Artist, Les Beilinson, Artist and Jeweler, Julie Miró Artist and Art Business Executive, Steven Jackman.
8. What happens if someone finds a sculpture offensive? ADMSP under its management agreement with the City of Miami Beach is required to exhibit sculptures that are within certain guidelines so as to avoid this specific issue. ADMSP will only exhibit established artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
9. Are sculptures going to be sold at the park? Exhibited sculptures will not be sold at ADMSP.
10. Who collects the money if a sculpture is sold? ADMSP is not selling sculptures. The sculptures on exhibition are on loan from the lender/owners.
11. How are the sculptures going to withstand a hurricane? and what will be done with the sculptures when a hurricane is approaching? Approximately 10 large sculptures of more than one ton of weight will be exhibited. Each is fixed to a solid concrete/steel foundation in the ground and will not be damaged by a storm. The majority of approximately 20 medium size and small sculptures will be partially moved to a covered storage facility in Miami Beach during a hurricane. All measures necessary to protect the cultural property will be made pursuant to the lending contracts as between ADMSP and the lenders.
12. Why is somebody going through such a costly and time consuming exercise to privately develop a sculpture park? ADMSP is a true neighborhood and resident caused project that is being brought to fruition by the giving of many. The individual initiators want to do something good for the community where they are all also residents. They want to help develop a better economic/social and nicer living environment in North Beach. Among the initiators and sponsors are entrepreneurs, lawyers, artists, corporate executives and students who all want to give something to the community.
13. What programming will there be and how much will it cost? ADMSP will offer the following programs, for free, to the community at the Lawn: Guided park tours by an art historian; Art classes; Classical music, jazz or other music events that are cultural in nature Book author readings; Kite flying; Outdoor Cinema; Classes such as Yoga, Aerobics, Pilates, Ballet, Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Meditation Live butterfly releases ADMSP will also be available for rental for limited private events such as wedding ceremonies, baptisms, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, graduations, and other such events.
14. How can I get involved? We are happy to see you join and take part in everything ADMSP. Visit our volunteer page at http:// www.altosdelmarsculpturepark.com/ volunteer.html to find out what interests you about ADMSP and to take part in what you love.
15. Who are the artists and sculptures that will be exhibited?ADMSP will curate a series of changing exhibitions of sculpture inthe natural sculpture rooms from established artists from the 19th,20th, and 21st centuries. The large sculptures (approximately 10)shall be exchanged every three years. The smaller (approximately20) shall be exchanged every eighteen months.The Tree Allées exhibit abstract sculptures that consist of 20th-century Western sculpture that rejects representation and has nostarting- or finishing-point in nature.The Dunefield exhibits contemporary sculptures that consist ofsculptures from World War II to the present time.The Maritime Garden exhibits figurative sculptures that arerepresentational and derive from real object sources such thehuman figure, animal figure, and any other form that retains a strongreference to the real world.
Sample of abstract sculptors to be exhibited at the the Tree AlléesConstantin Brancusi Sir Anthony Caro Richard LippoldJoan Miró John Chamberlin George RickeyPablo Picasso Mark di Suvero Louise NevelsonAlexander Calder Richard Serra Tony SmithBarbara Hepworth Henry Moore Donald JuddBen Nicholson Jean Arp Anne TruittNaum Gabo David Smith Giacomo BenevelliLarry Bell Robert Morris Arnaldo PomodoroJean Tinguely Tomas Schutte Dan FlavinRobert Rauschenberg Isamu Noguchi Auguste RodinRoy Lichtenstein Lazlo Moholy-Nagy Walter de Maria The sculptors listed here are only a sample of the types of sculptors ADMSP will exhibit. The sculptures will depend on availability from the owner.
Sample of contemporary sculptors to be exhibited at the DunefieldMac Adams Rachel Whiteread Tim HawkinsonEduardo Chillida Jonathan Borofsky Claes OldenburgYaacov Agam Louise Bourgeois Pablo SerranoKinji Akagawa Minoru Niizuma Robert IndianaConstantine Andreou Art Brenner Nigel HallAndrew Sabin Anish Kapoor Erwin HauerMowry Baden Ronald Mallory Eric HauserHanneke Beaumont David Smith Richard LongOmiros Mark Wallinger Tony CraggSol Lewitt Clemens Weiss Jimmie DurhamAndy Goldsworthy Chris Booth Eric OrrBill Culbert Daniel Buren George Rickey The sculptors listed here are only a sample of the types of sculptors ADMSP will exhibit. The sculptures will depend on availability from the owner.
Sample of figurative sculptors to be exhibited at the Maritime GardenLeonard Baskin Samuel Yellin Milton HornErnest Trova Dale Chihully Charles UmlaufMarisol Escobar Frederick Hart John Henry WaddellPaul Thek Joseph Erhardy Edgar DegasManuel Neri Mirko Basaldella Paul ManshipRobert Graham Arturo Martini C. Paul JenneweinFernando Botero Auguste Rodin Elie NadelmanAlberto Giacometti Raymond Masson Albin PolasekNikki de St. Phalle Roseline Granet Henry MatisseGaston LaChaise Philippe Roman Alexander ArchipenkoJacob Epstein Fracois Jousselin Manolo Valdes The sculptors listed here are only a sample of the types of sculptors ADMSP will exhibit. The sculptures will depend on availability from the owner.