Art & Hurricane: Just days after the Gulf Coast began what is likely to be along period of reconstruction and recovery following the havoc wrecked by Hurricane Harvey, a new Category 5 storm named Hurricane Irma is barreling across the Atlantic Ocean, with damage already in the Caribbean and the prospect of direct impact on Florida forecasted for this weekend.
Many museums are once again in the line of the storm, and officials have been taking measures to brace for winds, rain, and flooding. Throughout Miami, institutions announced Wednesday that they planned to close in anticipation of the storm. The Pérez Art Museum Miami said that it will stay shut from Thursday, September 7, through Sunday, September 10, in anticipation of the storm. The Margulies at the Warehouse, in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, is closed already and will remain so for the remainder of the week. The nonprofit Dimensions Variable also announced that it closed and cancelled scheduled events in anticipation of the storm. “Thanks Irma,” it said in an email statement. Photo: ESA