The Coral Gables Museum, which celebrates, investigates and explores the civic arts, is debuting “Mini-Golf 2015: International Edition,” a nine-hole playable and interactive mini-golf exhibit for adults and children.’
The exhibit opened during the Mercedes Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night on Friday, June 5, and will be on view through Sept. 13 in the museum’s Robert and Marian Fewell Gallery.
“Golf is the perfect summer pastime and this exhibit shows the creativity and design talent of local students, contractors and design professionals who submitted themes for each of the nine mini-golf holes,” said Christine Rupp, director of the Coral Gables Museum.
“Adults and children will not want to miss this whimsical putt-putt course in air-conditioned comfort inside the museum, complete with a pro-shop and starter shack.”
The 2015 Mini-Golf exhibit is inspired by international places and landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, Ayers Rock in Australia, El Gran Jaguar in Guatemala, downtown Grenada in Spain and the National Mall in Washington, DC. The course also features local landmarks, such as Coral Gables’ Alhambra Water Tower and Miami’s Tobacco Road.
Brought back due to popular demand, the museum first created the Mini-Golf exhibit in 2013. It invited artists, architects, engineers and students to design mini-golf holes based on Coral Gables landmarks. The museum chose the winning designs and then incorporated them into a playable, interactive nine-hole golf course.
Also debuting during the June 5 Gallery Night was the museum’s fifth annual “Capture Coral Gables 2015” Photography Contest and Exhibit that features the work of finalists, who participated in a skill-based photography contest. Visitors can vote for their favorite photograph and help the museum determine the winners of the contest. The Capture Coral Gables exhibit runs until Aug. 28.
For more information about Coral Gables Museum’s educational programs or volunteering, visit www.coralgablesmuseum.org.