Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids traces the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most enduring mythological creatures from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and beyond. This alluring exhibition includes imaginative life-size models including a 17 foot-long dragon with a wingspan of over 19 feet, a giant Kraken sea monster with 12-foot-long tentacles rising from the gallery floor, and a 10-foot-tall unicorn, capturing the imagination of every visitor. Paintings and textiles, along with cultural objects from around the world ranging from a Chinese Parade dragon to Greek Coins that bring to light surprising similarities and differences in the ways people around the world have been inspired by nature to envision and depict these strange and wonderful creatures.
South Florida is a place of wonder and surprise, filled with tales of the fantastical creatures inhabiting our waters, forests, and skies. Lasting stories of Caribbean mermaids, the Chupacabra from Puerto Rico, and Florida’s own Skunk Ape have fascinated us for generations, while newly uncovered creatures make us imagine what else could be out there. Mythic Miami captures a few of these intriguing beings through stories and artifacts, giving us a glimpse into the worlds of these extraordinary creatures.