“Much has changed in Miami since the days of segregated fitting rooms in department stores,” writes Christina Mayo in Wednesday’s (11/28) Miami Herald. “An important exhibit, ‘Miami Music Box,’ will be on display at the former Burdines in downtown Miami from Tuesday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 9… The pop-up art experience will take place in what used to be the dressing rooms, divided by race, in the popular store. Organizers said it is a conceptualization of how far our community has progressed. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Miami Music Project’s mission to impact student lives through the power of music. Designed by architecture and interior design firm KoDA, the multi-sensory experience … will combine sound, shapes and light in a 300-square-foot interactive exhibit. ‘We wanted to create a space where someone who has never heard of Miami Music Project would walk away with some understanding of who they are, what they do and the power of music,’ said Wesley Kean, KoDA’s principal and founder…. The exhibit was created for the Miami Music Project, ‘a nonprofit organization that uses classical music as an instrument for social change, transforming the lives of children from Miami’s most under-served communities.’ ”

Posted November 29, 2018