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Ai Weiwei retrospective highlights opening of new Miami art museum
Ai Weiwei retrospective highlights opening of new Miami art museum

Wednesday is opening day for the Perez Art Museum Miami -- timed to take advantage of Miami's annual moment as the center of the international art universe, the Art Basel Miami Beach fair that will open Thursday, bringing hordes of collectors and gawkers. The $131-million waterfront building beside Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami was designed by the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. Its double-thick windows reportedly are designed to withstand hurricane winds of up to 150 miles per hour. The headlining show for its kickoff is "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" -- an exhibition that opened at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., last year and traveled to the...

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