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KIKI SMITH: Blue Night

November 30, 2021 - February 28, 2022

Giralda Plaza, under the palm canopy

KIKI SMITH: Augmented Reality (AR) Asterism/Animation

Take the artwork into the skies and transform it into the original drawing. Move, re-size, flip, align it with the constellation or position for an inspired selfie.

To access the drawings and AR instructions, click here.

Kiki Smith's site-inspired installation, Blue Night, consists of forty-two animal constellation drawings. Kiki has long been fascinated with the heavens, human relationship to nature, and constellations. Each animal constellation is made from transparent blue plexiglass sheets with mirrored drawings bonded to the surface. These figures highlight the stars comprising the actual constellations on both sides of the artwork with holographic vinyl that catches the sunlight during the day and reflects ambient light at night. 

Photo of a bird light display from Kiki Smith

Print pages from Kiki Smith's limited release Blue Night coloring book that accompanies the exhibition:

                  Cover of Kiki Smith Art Constellation Coloring Book    

                  Downloadable Coloring Book - Tabloid Spread (11x17 inches)

         Downloadable Coloring Book - Letter Size single sheets (81/2x11 inches)

Parking for Blue Night is available on nearby streets and at the municipal garage located on Aragon Avenue.

KIKI SMITH: Blue Night is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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Hank Willis Thomas: The Truth is I Welcome You

R & R Studios: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sibylle Pasche: Coral Forest & Secrets of the Sea  

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Induction Chromatique Coral Gables  

David Hayes: Quadraped #2 

Alice Aycock: Passion/Passiflora Incarnation

Lugufelo: Spinnaker 

American Bronze Foundry: Mrs. Althea Merrick

Cracking Art Group: Regeneration (Art Snail)  

Leonel Matheu: Vessel

William Beckwith: George Merrick 

Studio of Tino Marmoles: La Granada (Pomegranate) 

Marc Andries Smit: Jose Marti  

Jean Ward: Sculpture Collection

Hector Lambana: Old Shoes

Jon Keller (Joan Theresa Keller): Firemen and Who They Serve 


Kiki Smith: Blue Night 

Jessy Nite: Sun Stories

Venice in the Gables


The Coral Gables Art in Public Places Program was created by ordinance in 2007 and took effect in February 2010.  The program addresses the important goal of:  

Commissioning, acquiring and exhibiting new public artworks in Coral Gables.  Funds from municipal and private development projects are dedicated towards new public art initiatives

An oversize artwork sofa made of oolite stone with oversize lamps on either side, placed in front of a large Banyan tree.

Midsummer Nights Dream by R&R StudiosMidsummer Nights Dream by R&R StudiosA Midsummer Night's Dream by R&R Studios
located at Balboa Plaza

Public Art Master Plan [PDF] 

Public Art Guidelines [PDF]

Construction & Renovation: Information for Developers   

The Coral Gables Art in Public Places (AiPP) requirement applies to non-municipal projects with an Aggregate Project Value (APV) of $1 million or more, except for single-family homes and projects at the University of Miami.  

Aggregate Project Value  means the total of all construction costs associated with a particular construction or renovation project regardless of the number of permits associated with the project, or whether it is a phased project.  

Construction Cost  means the total cost of a construction or renovation project, as determined by the Building Official in issuing a building permit for construction or renovation plus soft costs of architectural and engineering fees. The Construction Cost includes all labor, structural materials, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, infrastructure, design, permitting, architecture, engineering, lighting, signage, and site work. All construction and renovation costs shall be calculated based on good faith projections for the whole project, and paid as of the date the building permit is issued. This definition is not intended to include the Florida Building Code definition for Construction Cost.  

If the AiPP Requirement Applies to Your Project:   
  • Contact the Historical Resources & Cultural Arts staff early in your planning and design process to discuss.  
  • Submit an  Art in Public Places one sheet with information about your plans to fulfill the AiPP requirement in your applications for the Development review Committee (DRC) and Board of Architects (BOA) review.  
  • Complete and submit the  Art in Public Places Aggregate Project Value Application  to the Building and Zoning Department.  
  • Pay the required Art in Public Places fee or have proposed public artwork approved in accordance with  The City of Coral Gables art in Public Places Program: Funding, Goals, and Implementation Guidelines  

For further information regarding the Art in Public Places program, please contact the Historical Resources & Cultural Arts Department at (305) 460-5094 or email