Miami Art Museum Presents Mark Dion’s Complete South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit

MIAMI, FL.- Miami Art Museum presents Mark Dion’s complete South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit, a large-scale installation that focuses on the Everglades and human attempts to control the South Florida ecosystem. The installation is on view from March 11 through August 28, 2011 in the Anchor Gallery, an area of the Permanent Collection featuring regularly changing presentations of large scale works. The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit was originally commissioned by MAM in 2006 and subsequently acquired by the Museum. Interweaving the diverse disciplines of art, science, ecology, history, and archeology, Dion’s project consists of three parts, corresponding to the three major periods of Everglades history: exploration (late 1700s – mid 1800s); exploitation (mid-1800s –