Cat And Dog Sculpture Garden Planned At Museum Park Next To Perez Art Museum

Museum Park could soon be filled with a collection of cat and dog sculptures.

Commissioner Joe Carollo is pushing for 50 aluminum statues to be installed, after his wife came up with the idea.

According to Carollo, the statues are art. Busloads of tourists will flock to the park, which Miami will become known for worldwide, he claimed.

Carollo’s wife was inspired by a video of a park in Cali, Colombia with cat sculptures that has become a tourist attraction, according to the Herald.

Carollo is the chair of the Bayfront Park Management Trust.

One member of the trust’s advisory board already submitted her resignation over Carollo’s handling of the proposal.

Jorge Perez and Craig Robins are among those who say they are opposed to the plan.

The director of the Perez Art Museum told The Art Newspaper that they were “blindsided” by the proposal. The website called the planned installation “garish.”

The trust approved a contract for the sculptures at a meeting on March 9. Total cost for the project is $896,000.

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Bizarre. How about some water features for families to enjoy like at South Pointe Park.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Look at the original plans for Museum Park. Fountains everywhere. It would have been beautiful, but commissioner Carollo can’t seem to find the money to get it finished. He is such a corrupt looooooser. Who votes for this guy time and time again? He is like a recurring herpes infection. Never ever goes away.

Long MIA
4 months ago

CRAZY JOE MUST GO.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Stfu

Phil305
4 months ago

You STFU, Joe

Anonymous
4 months ago

Which one?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Fake cats and dogs while still no dog park for the actual dogs?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Not true.. you can take your dog to the Miami Circle Park.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Tax payers paid 24 millions to a developer for the Miami Circle that’s nothing but a dog park !!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

ROOF!

The One
4 months ago

No one wants a place for your dinky little chihuahuas. It’s almost like a rabid, small fur sized personification of your personality attached to you via a leash. The metaphor is completely lost on you

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nobody likes your rescue mutt whose tongue can’t fit in its mouth either.

Anonymous
4 months ago

The one …. you’re a bitter person!! All your comments are vitriolic and hateful!! Chill out !! 😛 you should get a chihuahua as a therapy 🐕 dog ! 🙄

Anonymous
4 months ago

What do you expect from an arrogant ass whose moniker is “The One”?

Anonymous
4 months ago

At least those dogs and their humans dont leave their %^{#+ ready for people to step on it. Sidewalks and parks of Downtown and Brickell are full of it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I just don’t understand this need to “activate” parks with “stuff”. Can we start with planting more trees in the park?

Anonymous
4 months ago

A lot of people like to have something to do when they get to a park – tennis, volleyball, kids play area, basketball etc.
Margaret Pace Park is a great example.
And it has trees.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You can’t compare Museum Park and Margaret Pace Park. Margaret Pace Park is crowded and loud.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Margaret pace park is awesome with all the activities. Completely agree.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is just plain weird and kinda creepy. I’m sure Joe is getting a kickback from someone

Anonymous
4 months ago

YES!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Maybe turn the fountain back on at bay front park?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Sorry but we can’t find a water source for a fountain in a park that’s next to water.

– City of Miami Manager

Anonymous
4 months ago

I think since the early 2000s it hasnt been working

Anonymous
4 months ago

Everytime I see renderings for any public space with a fountain I snicker because I know it will only run for a couple of weeks after dedication…then, like Poe’s Raven…nevermore.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Joe Carollo is the worst political to ever run for office in the City of Miami.

We will be doing damage control from his stupid ideas, crazy antics, anti-democratic tendencies, small-minded nature, and so much more for years to come.

He always thinks he is the smartest person in the room, which has led him to make so many bad decisions in life.

Anonymous
4 months ago

why is he anti democratic?

Anonymous
4 months ago

He has supported suppressing comments at City of Miami council meetings for years. He also does not allow members of the community (residents) to address concerns directly TO or ABOUT their elected leaders. It is a joke. He is a joke.

Anonymous
4 months ago

really? i did n’t know he had so much power and could do those things

Anonymous
4 months ago

Too bad the Cubans keep re electing him.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yup…can’t get rid of him. What do they say about roaches surviving even when you cut their heads off?

Anonymous
4 months ago

For this price, you could activate both Museum park and Bayfront park with dog parks providing an actual benefit to the residents of the CBD.

Anonymous
4 months ago

You mean, big doggy toilets?

Anonymous
4 months ago

If Perez and Robbins think it’s crazy then they should be listened to since they’ve actually built things in the city, what has Joe built?

Anonymous
4 months ago

A solid reputation as a crack pot who hangs out at night in dark alleys behind Ball and Chain waiting to give out citations and code violations. He should have been born British. He has a funny “stiff upper lip”.

Marc
4 months ago

Recall Crazy Joe!

Anonymous
4 months ago

How about some big trees

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Busloads of tourists will flock to the park, which Miami will become known for worldwide, he (Carollo) claimed”

Yeah, thousands of tourist will be waiting in line to get on that “ICONIC” Ferris Wheel and once they get off that, jog over to Museum Park to frolic around in and take pictures with the “dog and cat” sculptures and then get on the plane and go back home to where ever they’re from around the world?

lol…..

Anonymous
4 months ago

The ‘iconic’ ferris wheel that he f*cked over because they didn’t put it in the park so he could suckle monies off it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

He is our “Boss Tweed”. Look it up if you dont know…

Anonymous
4 months ago

This guy is driving me crazy with his handling of funds for our two best waterfront parks.

Anonymous
4 months ago

We should generally ignore any ideas that come from Joe Carollo. This is no different. How about this – plant more trees. People will want to spend some time there when it is covered in natural shade. Then you have artists come and donate art/sculptures to the park later on.

Alanis
4 months ago

Isn’t it ironic that a guy I wouldn’t even vote for City Dog Catcher wants to fill the park with a bunch of dogs.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s what his wife wants.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wait so do we still call it Museum Park?!? (Which I prefer anyways).

anonymous
4 months ago

renamed last year as Maurice A. Ferré Park, Miami’s longest standing mayor and considered by many as the father of modern Miami. To New Yorkers, it will mean nothing, but Mayor Ferré was the first hispanic Mayor of a Major American City. He is to Miami what Fiorello La Guardia is to NYC or Richard Daley to Chicago.

J.M.
4 months ago

Meh. I agree Ferre should be honored but I don’t think using Museum Park is the way to go. I will never call it anything but Museum Park.

anonymous
4 months ago

Guess you still call it Joe Robbie Stadium too? If you go to google or any search engine or try to pin Museum Park to any map, you get nowhere. But if you plug in Ferré Park, you get there.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I still call it Bicentennial Park. Used to go there with friends at night to get high laying on a mound underneath a big silver upside down U. It now stands at the entrance next to the Frost. Originally built in 1976. No one ever went to it much…except derelicts, homeless and pot heads….oh those were the days!

Anonymous
4 months ago

So… he’s to two mayors notorious for corruption and initiating the start of their downfalls of their cities? Ferre built a nice tower and endorsed Rick Scott, I’ll give him that much.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Huh?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Maybe build a park for dogs instead of statues? Joe really been on one lately

Anonymous
4 months ago

Come on people. How do we get this stopped? Ken Russell – get this potential stain on a beautiful park stopped. DNA, BNA, Brickell Neighbors: stop this mess in a beautiful park .

Anonymous
4 months ago

A “beautiful park” that very few people goes to right now.

Anonymous
4 months ago

haha! I was waiting for that comment. Museum park has been packed on most days of the week, especially the weekends. You are literally spewing lies.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Museum Park is “packed with people on most days?”

Let me guess.. you’re there everyday and that’s how you know?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Museum Park is an absolutely beautiful park. I have lived across from it for over 5 years. There are many more people enjoying it than before…which is great. The $896K can be spent to better improve the park and keep it safe

Anonymous
4 months ago

So it’s not really beatiful or safe?

Anonymous
4 months ago

The key word is BETTER fool.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Just like Trump!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yo-Yo Boy Ken Russell is worse than Crazy Joe.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Build dog parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, short game area for golf, plant trees, etc. Put in a statue of Loco Joe if you must. You can do that all in Museum Park. You can use the revenue from Bayfront Park events like Ultra to pay for the maintenance.

Anonymous
4 months ago

And add a fancy seafood restaurant on a boat permanently parked there to attract some classy tourists and to serve the new wealthy tenants of Park West.

anonymous
4 months ago

So Miami is now following Cali Colombia because Carollo and his Colombian wife saw this there, How does that make this art and installation original? Isn’t Miami an important enough city to have its own signature park and art installations? Why wouldn’t you have a selection process to select the art that goes into Miami’s most prominent park? To have Crazy Joe Carollo make singular selections for the betterment of Miami is CRAZY and reveals an inherant problem on Miami Politics.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I propose to pay by his pocket the statues and install them in his garden.

Anonymous
4 months ago

What
the
f*ck
….

BDDD
4 months ago

Sucks

Anonymous
4 months ago

Please, don’t let this happen.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I’m surprised this didn’t need a study to see if it’ll work.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s truly unbelievable how this graverobbing, scumbag is able to force feed his crap on everyone. Meanwhile, I guess his ‘wife’ is only now feeling the effects of him slinging a tea pot at her melon from years ago. Psycho Comemierda Joe Toyota Corollo and Frank Artiles show be run out of Miami on a Brightline !!

Anonymous
4 months ago

What can’t our Commissioner Ken Russell and Mayor Suarez get involved and put a stop to this? Ken Russell promised 100 trees for the park more than 3 years ago and we are still waiting. Come on Ken…..your district includes more than Coconut Grove…help us out!

Anonymous
4 months ago

He’s not even helping his own district, which countless trees are being cut down to clear and subdivide lots of ugly concrete box McMansions. The guy’s a pajama boy.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Make a sculpture of a pit bull biting a child’s leg. I bet no other town has that. That’ll get people talking about Miami.

Anonymous
4 months ago

lol….

Anonymous
4 months ago

Wasn’t there a recall petition for this guy? Where do I sign it?

EJS
4 months ago

Oh holy crap! What’s wrong with the way it is now — open greenspace? And yeah tourists will flock there to take pictures of how ridiculous it is.

POLO
4 months ago

What the hell she been smoking?!