The national museum debut of Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s South Beach 1977-1980. The exhibition celebrates the legendary photographer’s work in the late 1970s capturing the colorful elderly Jewish community in South Beach, before his death at a young age. Taking a cue from the new book from Letter16 Press, edited by Brett Sokol. This is the first solo museum show of Sweet’s work.
The exhibition's debut also coincides with the successful national release of the award-winning new film The Last Resort, directed by Dennis Scholl & Kareem Tabsch that also celebrates Andy Sweet's work. The landmark museum is located at 301 Washington Avenue in the heart of South Beach’s historic Art Deco District, which was ground zero for Andy Sweet (1953-1982).