Brings together the work of three South Florida-based artists – Donna Haynes, Michelle Weinberg and Leah Brown – as they are asked to listen to the 1983 song Suddenly Last Summer by The Motels and create site-specific installations inspired by the song and their designated rooms within the Grand Galleries of the museum. The song itself evokes a deeper longing or melancholy for the loss of the things associated with summer (summer love, nature, freedom, daydreaming, rituals, journeys, places) and perhaps the realization that we can never go back and/or do not want to go back but cannot help but to recall.

Curated by AdrienneRose Gionta

Suddenly Last Summer
by The Motels

It happened one summer
It happened one time
It happened forever
For a short time
A place for a moment
An end to dream
Forever I loved you
Forever it seemed

One summer never ends
One summer never began
It keeps me standing still
It takes all my will
And then suddenly
Last summer

Sometimes I never leave
But sometimes I would
Sometimes I stay too long
Sometimes I would
Sometimes it frightens me
Sometimes it would
Sometimes I’m all alone
And wish that I could

and then suddenly
Last summer
Until suddenly
Last Summer