Kampong by Christina Pettersson
Tuesday – Fridays, September 15 – December 2, 2023 / 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. *
*Last entrance at 3:00 p.m
Stretching from North Miami to Card Sound, the subtropical lagoon known as Biscayne Bay is a cherished ecological, recreational, and scenic resource that holds within it a vibrant tapestry of diverse stories and rich historical significance. Throughout its vast cultural continuum spanning over 10,000 years, the Bay has been a subject of comprehensive study due to its extraordinary natural and ecological systems. In this art exhibition, titled Biscayne we aim to deepen the public’s appreciation and pride for this unparalleled landscape of natural and cultural wonders
Drawing inspiration from the term “Kampong,” meaning “village” in the Malay language, we seek to evoke the essence of kampong culture—a neighborly spirit rooted in humble origins, fostering a sense of community and collective responsibility. Kampong culture embodies the idea of looking out for one another, sharing in the joys of life, and carrying each other’s burdens. By intertwining the Bay’s captivating stories with The Kampong’s vibrant spirit, this exhibition aims to cultivate a deeper understanding of humanity’s place within nature. Through artistic expressions, we invite you to embark on a dynamic and holistic journey that unveils the past, explores the present, and inspires a future where nature and culture thrive together. Join us as we celebrate the beauty and interconnectedness of Biscayne Bay and The Kampong, and let us collectively craft a narrative that echoes through the depths of time.
Visitors to The Kampong can enjoy the Biscayne exhibit included in the price of admission for a garden tour. Parking is limited and online reservations are strongly encouraged. Reservations can be made via our online booking site. Email email@example.com for additional information.
Alejandro Piñeiro Bello
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Rev. Houston R. Cypress
Michele Oka Doner
NaMa Native Landscapes
From left: Currated Cabnet by Beatriz Chachamovits, Magic Mangrove Cabin by Johnny Defeo, and Mangrove Lamp by Lee Pivnik.
SOS: Saving Our South Florida Reefs – A Panel on Coral Health and Action
Thursday, September 28, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
This panel discussion will feature experts in the field including:
The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Fleming, Founder and Director of Bridge Initiative and Curator of Biscayne, currently on view at The Kampong. Register online
Safeguarding Shores: The Art and Science of Mangroves in South Florida’s Landscape
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
This panel will feature experts in the field including:
Biscayne: An Evening with Michele Oka Doner
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 | 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This exhibition and associated events are presented in collaboration with Bridge Initiative.