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A Hike Down In Villa Vizcaya’s Mysterious Jungle Moat

Vizcaya, the early 20th century winter home of Chicago industrialist James Deering was almost from its earliest inception destined to be far more than just a big house in Coconut Grove, despite Deering's desire for a comfortable and pleasant place to spend the winters and entertain relatives in his retirement. As soon as Deering met Vizcaya's chief designer, or 'creative director' as he is also known, Paul Chalfin, the estate became a great gestamkunstverk, or total work of art.

Art Basel for 10 More Years; Mayor Regalado Loves Scientology; Flagler Street Delays

We're getting Art Basel for 10 years and all they want is another elevator, and other news:

The Bass Museum Stands Up to Defend the NEA

Over the last 53 years, The Bass has received generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Most recently, we received grants totaling $140,000 to fund Temporary Contemporary, a public art program for temporary outdoor projects, and to fund Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui. Support from the NEA made these exhibitions and projects possible, while furthering the museum’s ability to leverage other major grants and donations.

'Letters to Andy Warhol' Exhibit is Up This Week in the Design District

The traveling exhibit 'Letters to Andy Warhol' will be in the Design District's Palm Court all this week. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Andy Warhol Museum and, for some reason, Cadillac.

Mnuchin Gallery Claims to be "Not Affiliated in Any Way" With Trump Treasury Secretary Pick, and Senior Gallery Partner's Son, Steven Mnuchin

So far maybe not so good for those looking for a little grace-and-favor nepotism for the international art world in the Donald J. Trump administration. The unpronounceably-named Mnuchin Gallery, which is exhibiting at this year's Art Basel Miami Beach, is publicly disavowing any connection to Steven Mnuchin, the Donald's pick for Treasury Secretary and son of the gallery's head honcho.