World Cup soccer excitement has hit Miami. More than 300 people attended the recent opening of Coral Gables Museum’s original exhibition in conjunction with the Centro Cultural Brasil-USA, “12 Stadiums, 12 Cities: Brazil 2014 World Soccer Destination,” a celebration of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The museum is located at 283 Aragon Ave. in downtown Coral Gables.
The stadiums in the 12 cities in Brazil hosting the World Cup are represented by extraordinary architectural photos by native artistic photographers who shared a unique view of their communities. The exhibit was curated by Brazilian architect and designer Adriana Sabino. The exhibit features Brazilian music, native games, food and beverages. It runs through September14.
The museum also converted its 2,000-square-foot open air Plaza into an outdoor soccer field, which will last throughout the duration of the exhibit. The soccer field will be used to simulcast two ESPN-sponsored viewing events of soccer games in June from Brazil and will host various museum youth sports programs during the summer.