Big Art: Miniature Golf

Jul 18, 2012 - Oct 7, 2012
Boca Raton Museum of Art

Bring along your lucky putter or use ours in this fully-playable miniature golf course. Designed by artists from across the United States, Big Art: Miniature Golf is a unique exhibition that explores the fusion between art, design and play.

Visitors will see – and play on – a diverse selection of artist-created miniature golf holes, ranging from an orbit around the Sun and into a black hole, playing inside an enormous golf hole cup, to the world’s smallest version of the world’s largest miniature golf course.

Each hole offers a one-of-a-kind experience for all visitors - be they golf lovers, art lovers, or both. Big Art: Miniature Golf promises a singular survey of some of the most whimsical and playful American artists working today.

Holes and the Artists

“A Hole”
Cynthia Chang and Misha Kahn
(Duluth, Minnesota)

"Spiral Ramps"
Aphidoidea (Andrew Hernandez, Paulina Bouyer, Jackie Muñoz, Jesus Eduardo (eddie) Magaña)
(Los Angeles, California)

Alex Heffesse
(Brooklyn, New York)

“Hard to Swallow”
Jeane Cooper
(Boca Raton, Florida)

“In or Out”
Francisca Pisfil
(Miami, Florida)

“The Life Hole”
Jeff Whipple
(Jacksonville, Florida)

“Golf in the Swamp with John Muir”
Charles Falarara and Sri Prabha
(Miami, Florida)

“Tiger Woods”
Scott Mazariegos & John Larsen
(Portland, Oregon)

“Toward the Black Hole”
Steven Gutierrez
(Chardon, Ohio)

“Trapped in Paradise”
Robert Reed
(Honolulu, Hawaii)

“World’s Smallest Version of the World’s Largest Miniature Golf Course”
Erika Nelson
(Lucas, Kansas)

Putters and golf balls provided at gallery entrance.


Big Art: Miniature Golf

ERIKA NELSON (Lucas, Kansas), The World’s Smallest Version of the World’s Largest Miniature Golf Course, 2012, concrete, AstroTurf, landscaping, 3 1/3 x 8 ¼ x 3 ¼ feet

Big Art: Miniature Golf

SRI PRABHA and CHARLES FALARARA (Miami, Florida), Golf in the Swamp with John Muir, 2012, plywood, lumber, resin, fiberglass, AstroTurf, small speakers, custom electronics, paper, leaves and branches, 8 ½ x 7 x 16 feet