Margulies as Text

A&V 2017 with Martin Z. Margulies at the Warehouse

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse is a non-profit institution located in a 45,000 square foot retro-fitted warehouse in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami. The Warehouse presents seasonal exhibitions from the collection of renowned collector Martin Z. Margulies as well as educational programs, & special exhibitions and an international loan program. Consistently named to lists such as the ARTnews Top 200 Collectors, the Margulies collection is considered by curators, critics, artists, dealers and collectors as one of the most important collections of its kind. With a stated mission of education in the arts, the Warehouse has welcomed thousands of students and visitors from all over the world. The Warehouse is operated and funded by the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation, a thirty year resource for the study and enjoyment of the visual arts. The long time curator of the collection is Katherine Hinds.” (

Format and submission guidelines for Miami as Text
How to do a Miami as Text

All posts must start as the following example:
“Title of Your Reflection” by Your Name @yourinstagramaccount of @fiuinstagram at @margulieswarehouse

NOTE: All students must wear an FIU shirt.

Projects will be posted on a social media public forum, which will enable the host institution to engage student perceptions. This provides students with the opportunity to engage in a community dialogue in regards to their work. This should not impact student perspective or analysis. Your professor and the host institutions are interested in a genuine experience and honest reflection.

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by @mvbiancardi (Maria Victoria Biancardi) of @fiuinstagram at @margulieswarehouse

Is Art a mirror or is it Reality?
A striking world, in the thousand reflections
at Margulies, makes me wonder
at other dimensions of the contemporary.

Here, art is not like I’ve known it in life.
It’s spacious—fills entire rooms
with Chamberlain, Kiefer, de Kooning,
those who redefine still what we mean by: line, color, tone.

How is it that our eyes are redirected?

Collection or something else–
not a visor of the ancient past, but our recent
progress made Art feel all the closer.
It is near and we can reach, touch it.

Striving together to comprehend,
reflections glimmer back. Us.
The future of Art and public collections
like Margulies is not restricted.

It is in our hands.



John William Bailly & Stephanie Sepúlveda 01 MAY 2017