Along with this arresting perp walk of former flames, the museums galleries overflow with some of the more enigmatic and poetically evocative works Neuenschwander has become widely known for. Soak in Rain Rains, a gallery-flooding environment of dripping buckets suspended from the ceiling to create an artificial downpour, was first shown in 2002. Or you can swap your secret desires with a stranger in I Wish Your Wish, a 2003 installation of thousands of colorful ribbons printed with the hopes of others who have previously visited the installation. Simply remove one of the votive offerings and replace it with your own. Neuenschwanders inspiration comes from the tradition of a church in Bahia, Brazil, where the faithful bind ribbons to their wrists and believe their dreams become manifest once the ribbons wear away. With these and others on view at MAM, Neuenschwander offers a sure bet to art lovers seeking memories that linger long after one leaves the building. The exhibition runs through October 16. Call 305-375-3000, or visit miamiartmuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 17. Continues through Oct. 16, 2011