The Miami Arts community has struck gold (again) this time with the opening of a spanking new gallery smack in the heart of downtown Miami. This month’s formal opening of the European-owned photography gallery has members of Miami's Downtown Development Authority salivating at the jaws because of their determined efforts (for quite some time now) at promoting downtown Miami as a premier art scene.
Most galleries tend to locate in the Wynwood Arts District area just north of the City of Miami which, over the years, has become a trendy consort for art lovers both locals and tourists alike.
The new CU-1 gallery is co-owned by four Europeans three of whom are professional photographers of international standing, and a former Hamburg Surgeon. The CU-1 gallery is located in the old iconic Security Building (also known as the Capital Building) which was built in 1926 in the beaux-arts style by architect Robert Greenfield.
As for what kind of artwork one can expect to see in future exhibitions there, the gallery’s website confirmed that “CU-1 places an emphasis on the integration of art and life. Rather than a gallery where art hangs lifelessly on walls, CU-1 encourages a holistic experience of the works on view as part of its Mission to celebrate art and bring it to life.
The gallery’s Mission Statement also say that “CU-1 will offer events on a regular basis in conjunction with its exhibitions such as wine tastings, live music, fashion happenings, dinners, and More, much of it in partnership with other local establishments.” The Gallery is dedicated to bringing contemporary European photography to the Miami area.
The co-owners of CU-1 gallery, Stephen Goettlicher, Roger Weber, Bernd Mueller and Marc Schmidt say they are very happy with the location chosen for the Gallery, and they are expecting that there will be a transformation, in due course, of downtown Miami as a leading art scene.
Gallery hours are from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and the gallery’s email is: info@CU1Gallery.Com.