‘Moon Over The Gables’ Art Installation Arrives To Downtown Coral Gables This March

‘Moon Over The Gables’ Art Installation Arrives
To Downtown Coral Gables This March

Community Will Engage, Delight to A Variety of Lunar-Themed Events 

CORAL GABLES, FL (January 10, 2023) – This March, downtown Coral Gables will be transformed into a celestial art experience with the installation of “Moon Over The Gables,” starting Thursday, March 9th in Fred B. Hartnett/Ponce Circle Park. The rapturous presence of our closest celestial neighbor will loom over artistic, scientific and cultural events. 

The installation is presented by the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the City of Coral Gables – the same team that brought you the unforgettable Umbrella Sky experience on Giralda Plaza. The U.K. artist Luke Jerram’s spectacular traveling exhibition, “Museum of The Moon” forms the centerpiece of the event. 

The Foundation is developing partnerships with local organizations and institutions that will bring  performing arts, music, cultural, and science activations in the park to augment the installation.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

Measuring seven meters (23 feet) in diameter, U.K. artist Luke Jerram’s moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.*

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon travels from place to place, and it gathers new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies. It also highlights the latest lunar science. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

COMMUNITY IMPACT & VALUE

Other cities that have exhibited the Museum of the Moon as a part of art events and festivals have reported significant visitation numbers and benefits to the local economy. Another city with similar demographics to Coral Gables exhibited the Museum of the Moon for nine days drawing 40,000 visitors leveraging a $2.4 million economic impact for the local community.

Ponce Circle Park will become the center of activity through unique experiences for the entire community. The Museum of the Moon sponsors and their logos will be highly visible for the projected visitors.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Museum of The Moon is an innovative international art project co-commissioned by a number of creative organizations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.  These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes  and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

ABOUT CORAL GABLES COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

The Coral Gables Community Foundation inspires impactful philanthropy through charitable funds and programs using local knowledge, expertise and trusted relationships.

 

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DATES: Thursday-Friday-Saturday, March 9-11; March 16-18; and March 24-26, 2023.

LOCATION: Fred B. Hartnett / Ponce Circle Park, 2801 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables

LINKS:  

Past Presentations https://my-moon.org/past_presentations/