The "sexy robots" are coming to Miami

The “sexy robots” are coming to Miami

Miami has already put itself on the map as an art destination, not only on the strength of events like its annual fairs but also local arts sceneAnd now at least one institution is following suit. the Sex Museumand headquartered in New York, announced plans for expansion in the city’s Allapattah neighborhood in 2023. Founded in 2002 on Madison Avenue in Manhattan, the Museum of Sex in the past two decades has launched some 40 exhibits dedicated to the exploration of human sexuality.

And now, like many who want to explore their sexuality, they’re heading to Florida.

Hajime Sorayama, “Untitled” (2019) (© Hajime Sorayama, courtesy of Nanzuka)

said Daniel Gluck, founder and CEO of The Museum of Sex.

Said programming includes the major solo appearances of Japanese artist and illustrator Hajime Sorayama, Desire machines, which will present a wonderful mixture of science fiction and fantasy in the form of very interesting sculptures of “sexy robots”. jib, machine exIt’s time to XXX Machina.

This is just one of three inaugural programs that will occupy the 32,000-square-foot building, which will feature three large galleries, retail space, and a bar (where visitors can apply some of what they’ve learned in a classic setting for exciting eye contact). The other opening exhibits are the historical survey Modern Sex: 100 Years of Design and Fitness, which will examine the cultural and societal impact of restrictions on the design, marketing, and distribution of sexual health products from the 1920s until today; and an extended interpretation of Super Funland: Journey to the excitement carnivalthe immersive and exciting museum experience, which debuted in New York City in 2019. When it comes to an immersive experience, the more, the better!

A series of antique vibrators from the Sex Museum collection (Image via The Sex Museum)

In addition to 16 interactive “amusements” from New York’s Funland, the museum’s adaptation of the history of decadent carnivals dating back to Roman Bacchanal, new additions coming to the Miami location include attractions with evocative names like “Devil’s Teacup”; “Attack of the 50′ woman“SizeMologist” and “Merlandia” – a 40-foot-wide rococo-style mermaid tank and performance space. As anyone who’s visited Weeki Wachi Springs State Park He can tell you, Florida loves the mermaid show, and it looks like the upcoming Museum of Sex is ready to enthusiastically embrace its new location.

On a more serious note, the Museum of Sex isn’t the only cultural organization that has relocated to Allapattah in recent years, sounding the alarm for those interested in gentrification in the Miami neighborhood — that’s where most of the families are. Low to middle income earners. In 2019, the Rubell Family Collection moved from its longtime home base in Wynwood to a massive complex dubbed the Rubell Museum, and opened Pace Gallery. Superblue An “immersive art experience” across the street. a Miami New Times The article covering the Rubell Museum’s arrival highlighted the group’s impact on the development of Wynwood, raising concerns that moving to Allapattah would presage similar issues. So while the upcoming Museum of Sex promises to offer an array of spicy entertainment, it’s worth keeping in mind the ways the establishment will impact the community around it.

Display for the upcoming Museum of Sex in Miami (photo courtesy of the museum)

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