Wynwood is for Miami what ‘Downtown’ is for New York: an artistic and cultural hub with galleries, museums and other art institutions. Similar to New York’s Chelsea or Williamsburg, Wynwood was once an industrial zone waiting for its artistic Renaissance. Now regarded as an outdoor street art museum, the neighborhood offers some of the most groundbreaking street art pieces in the US and probably in the world, including Shepard Fairey’s Obama Hope along with other household names such as Kenny Scharf and Jim Drain.
Google Art Project’s Street Art Collection responded to Wynwood’s boosting energy and announced that a group of murals from the neighborhood will be added to their roster of murals that contains a large selection from all around the world. Since its inception in June 2014, the project has accumulated a vast number of street art pieces in its collection, allowing Google Map users to take on virtual trips to some of the best examples of street art around the globe. By choosing the Street View option in the system, users can enjoy guided audio tours, themed exhibitions and interviews with street artists.
Images: Wynnwood Murals
h/t: Miami New Times