The James Royal Palm has partnered with Miami's Independent Thinkers to bring South Beach a specially-curated Local Art Series, in support of their mission to provide a sustainable support base for Miami's creative community.  Featuring a different installation every four to six weeks in our Great Room Pre Function space, Miami's Independent Thinkers is an organization dedicated to the unity, development and promotion of Miami's flourishing art community, working to embrace established, merging and young artists, visionaries and intellectuals.

We invite you to enjoy our current exhibition, "Mangroves," by artist Ernesto Kunde. Kunde began his artistic journey by experimenting with works on paper: drawings and controlled coffee stains. Since then, Kunde has narrowed his aesthetic focus into painting on a diverse range of surfaces, most prominently found wood and canvas. Kunde has shown extensively throughout South Florida at venues such as the Coral Gables Museum, Sardinas Gallery at St. Thomas University, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Arthouse 429 in West Palm Beach and the Little Haiti Cultural Center. He has shown in Wynwood Art Fair (2014) and the 2012 and 2013 editions of SCOPE Miami. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex.

For more information on Miami's Independent Thinkers and our current featured artist, Ernesto Kunde, please visit and Ernesto Kunde