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 Superblue & Design Miami/ Basel Present New Installations by DRIFT & Sou Fujimoto

Superblue & Design Miami/ Basel Present New Installations by DRIFT & Sou Fujimoto

Visual Arts

Published 9/17/21

Throughout the week, special programming presented in collaboration with Therme Mind activates the installations. The collaborative project reflects Superblue's mission to connect experiential artists with architects and other creative practitioners in pursuit of their most ambitious visions. The presentation marks Superblue's European debut and first collaboration with Design Miami/, following its global launch in Miami in May 2021.Shy Synchrony is a poetic, upside-down landscape of moving Shylights that perpetually bloom in mid-air, inviting visitors to contemplate natural rhythms and their soothing effect on our state of being. The largest of DRIFT's Shylights installations to date, the site-specific exhibition fills Design Miami's massive entrance hall, providing visitors a moment of synchrony with their immediate surroundings. In a time that is defined by human isolation and a disconnect from nature, DRIFT's practice aims to address the need for a new alignment with our …

Delray Beach Art Trail and First Friday Art Walk

Delray Beach Art Trail and First Friday Art Walk

Visual Arts

Published 9/17/21

“The purpose of Delray Beach Art Trail is to prominently share the breadth and depth of artwork and culture that Delray Beach offers, inviting the community and visitors from around the world to discover hidden gems that secure the city’s place as a dynamic arts destination in South Florida,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA. Delray Beach is exploding with cultural adventures, now is the time to explore the art scene.”Delray Beach Art Trail is self-guided and free. A QR sign is featured at each location connecting the visitor to www.delrayarttrail.com. The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) created the website to showcase the vast collection of artistic offerings throughout Delray Beach. More than 75 installations, 40+ murals, 35+ art galleries and studios, and eight cultural centers are featured with photos, descriptions, and address.  “We are excited to showcase Delray Beach’s range of public and private art to students, …

WMODA Museum Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award

WMODA Museum Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award

Visual Arts

Published 9/7/21

“Glass is hot and ceramics are cool at WMODA”, says Louise Irvine, the Executive Director & Curator. “We aim to fire your imagination with our amazing collection of studio glass by Dale Chihuly and other modern masters. Our exhibitions, events, and scavenger hunts explore art, culture, fantasy, and nature through the lens of pottery and porcelain artists. Thank you to the dedicated WMODA team who work so hard to make our museum a sanctuary for art in these challenging times.”The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts celebrates the fired arts of ceramics and glass including beautiful pottery and porcelain art from the 18th century to the present. The world-class collection showcases the work of British pioneers, such as Josiah Wedgwood and Sir Henry Doulton, as well as leading glass designers from the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras including René Lalique.Journey on A Safari for the Soul exploring Ardmore Ceramic Art from South Africa. Celebrate the art of having fun in the …

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibits, Outdoor Fun and More...

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibits, Outdoor Fun and More...

Visual Arts

Published 9/3/21

IS PROJECTS: MAKE YOUR OWN LEATHER TRAVEL JOURNALSeptember 4th at 11:00 amIn this workshop, each student will learn the basic principles of bookbinding while making a completely customized and unique soft cover leather travel journal. We will start by cutting raw leather to make the perfect cover. Then we will learn how to prepare the paper and sew it to the leather cover to make a long-lasting, sturdy travel journal. More event details here.FLAMINGO GARDENS: BIG BUGS FINAL WEEKENDThrough September 6thJoin Flamingo Gardens for the Final Weekend of David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibit of giant insect sculptures. Visitors of all ages will enjoy 10 larger-than-life sculptures created by artist David Rogers including a 10' tall Daddy Long Legs and a 17' long Praying Mantis! Inside the Gallery you will discover some of the fascinating insects of South Florida and the Everglades, including live specimens and educational interactives! Final Weekend features special education stations and bug …

On The Samara's Wing

On The Samara's Wing

Visual Arts

Published 9/2/21

Curated by The Frank’s Chief Curator Taryn Möller Nicoll, On The Samara’s Wing features works by John Alleyne, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Rhea Leonard, T.Elliot Mansa, Lisyanet Rodriguez, and Onajídé Shabaka. The exhibition will debut on Thursday, October 21st at 6 PM. The opening reception will feature a special performance by Haitian singer and guitarist Inez Barlatier at 7 PM. This event and admittance to The Frank is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception. Mask-wearing at The Frank is strongly encouraged. The Frank is proud to partner with Green Space Miami, a new art space established by the Green Family Foundation, focused on centering marginalized stories in a space for dialogue. Green Space Initiative grant recipient Alma Leiva will exhibit her photography series Celdas in The Third Space Gallery at The Frank. Leiva’s works will remain on view for the duration of On The Samara’s …

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI: 10 OF OUR FAVE ART & CULTURE EVENTS!

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI: 10 OF OUR FAVE ART & CULTURE EVENTS!

Visual Arts

Published 8/30/21

1 - WYNWOOD ART WALK:Attention all you art lovers out there! Take a walk on the Wynwood side! This awesome event takes place on the Second Saturday of every month. It features art dealers, galleries, collections, artist studios, alternative art spaces, and dining hot spots, strengthening the concept of a true art district and boosting Miami's international image. Thousands of people, looking for fabulous things to do in Miami, crowd the streets to have a great night out and enjoy the Miami Art Scene. You should be one of them!Just north of downtown Miami, between 23st and 30th streets and NW 2nd Ave.www.wynwoodmiami.com2 - PEREZ MUSEUM MIAMI:Do you like your museums “modern” and with a “global flare?” Have we got the museum for you! Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. This fab museum serves our diverse South Florida population, where a unique confluence …

Picks of the Week: Art, Food, and More...

Picks of the Week: Art, Food, and More...

Visual Arts

Published 8/20/21

HISTORY FORT LAUDERDALE: NEW RIVER OPEN AIR MARKETThrough August 29thSet along the banks of the New River under the shade of historic live oaks, the Open Air Market features more than 52 vendors offering a selection of curated locally made crafts, farm-fresh vegetables, fresh-baked bread and pastries, specialty plants including orchids and succulents, organic food, natural health and beauty products and more. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event. More event details here.IS PROJECTS: INTO THE FOLDThrough August 21st Into the Fold highlights a series of eleven artists’ books and the artists who made them. Each book is the result of a collaboration between the artist and a printmaking and book arts studio, IS Projects, made possible through their artist book publishing program, Existent Books. Viewers can get up close and personal with handmade, limited-edition …

Rollins Museum of Art 2021 Exhibitions & Events

Rollins Museum of Art 2021 Exhibitions & Events

Visual Arts

Published 8/19/21

Rollins, founded in 1885 and Florida’s oldest liberal arts college, has embraced donations from some of the country’s most dedicated art advocates, garnering a collection of over 5,700 works. From Thomas Gainsborough to Bloomsbury artists and Warhol, to some of today’s cutting-edge talent such as Julie Mehretu, Shirin Neshat, and Hank Willis Thomas, the museum’s holdings reflect a global, diverse roster with a sizeable American collection, a forward-thinking contemporary collection and the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area.The last decade, in particular, has marked tremendous transformative growth for the museum, including 900 new works added to the collection, a significantly expanded exhibitions calendar, an over-quadruple increase in yearly visitors, and a triple increase in student involvement, underscoring the museum’s unique teaching mission. Fundraising and support have grown sevenfold, as visibility and awareness continue to expand; the museum has …

Horizons Exhibit at Court House Cultural Center

Horizons Exhibit at Court House Cultural Center

Visual Arts

Published 8/9/21

Horizons presents the work of Dan Mackin and the late Jim Houser and will be on display through September 17th.Mackin’s eclectic life journey has provided experiences that are wonderfully represented in his paintings. His travels to the Caribbean, Bahamas, South Pacific, Asia and the Amazon River have influenced his colorful style.His body of work includes collaboration with Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Wyland Galleries, posters and graphics he created for Quicksilver and various vineyards and breweries.Mackin is one of only 29 artists worldwide to have a Disney license. His work is displayed worldwide. In describing it, Mackin says “I offer viewers their own tropical paradise, embody my desire to preserve Earth’s fragile beauty, and encourage the harmony that exists between people and nature.”Jim Houser focused on the essentials to capture a scene or mood, rendered in flat, sharply defined shapes and straight lines, with little or no scenic detail, and a minimal color …

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibits, Film and More...

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibits, Film and More...

Visual Arts

Published 8/6/21

BAILEY CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER: CAMOUFLAGE - PATTERNS OF DISRUPTIONThrough September 23rdPatterns of Disruption curated by Lisa Rockford brings together a group of diverse artists that utilize the language of “camouflage,” via colorful amalgamations of prints, patterns, textiles, and minimalist aesthetics to represent their unique voices. As camouflage has been used for self-protection by manipulating and disguising materials, patterns, and coloration for concealment, these artists have similarly created complex compositions with contradictory combinations and plays of figure and ground. More event details here.(Photo: Patterns of Disruption)BROWARD ART GUILD: ART SQUARED EXHIBITAugust 7th at 4:30 pmYou don’t have to be square to see this exhibit but you will see artwork in square and cubed formatting. Paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and jewelry will be on display. Stop by to meet the artists and cast your ballot for the People's Choice Award. More …

"Liberty" Cuban Art exhibit to open at the Gato Building

"Liberty" Cuban Art exhibit to open at the Gato Building

Visual Arts

Published 6/22/21

This presents a unique opportunity for both the artists and the audience, in that the Gato Building itself is steeped in Cuban Heritage. Jose Marti gave a historic presentation during his first visit to Key West in 1891, and the building was originally a Cuban Cigar Factory. The new exhibition: “Liberty, in the Shadow of Silence” functions as a sort of restart, a new opening for the exhibition of Cuban artists in the United States. The exhibit is part of the Arts Council’s Art in Public Buildings program, designed to offer an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work beyond a traditional gallery space and enhance the environment of those who work and visit the Gato Building. The show will continue through October 1st, and the Gato Building is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Free Parking is available, both the building and show are ADA accessible. For more information, please call the Arts Council at …

Into the Fold: Collaborative Book Arts in South Florida

Into the Fold: Collaborative Book Arts in South Florida

Visual Arts

Published 6/22/21

Viewers can get up close and personal with handmade, limited-edition artists’ books and gain an in-depth view of how artists working in varied media take on the challenge of manifesting their concepts and visual language into a book form.Existent Books is a semi-annual publishing initiative established in 2015, which brings artists to IS Projects to experience fine art printmaking, letterpress printing and fine book binding. These artists then design an artists’ book that IS Projects’ staff produces by hand, taking inspiration from all the techniques that the studio has come to offer: screen printing, relief, intaglio, letterpress, foil stamping, die-cutting, pop-ups, and more. Existent Books is unique in that it specifically publishes limited edition handmade artists’ books produced with traditional printing and binding techniques. With a mission focused on building awareness and breaking down barriers to entry in artists’ book publishing and collecting, the Existent Books …

Picks of the Week: Art, Festivals, and More...

Picks of the Week: Art, Festivals, and More...

Visual Arts

Published 6/11/21

DEERING ESTATE: SPRING CONTEMPORARY - HOMEMAKINGThrough June 13thThe exhibition explores the notions of home, identity, site and community - and these concepts as a precursor to the centennial celebration of the Stone House. Homemaking brings together a group of works that take a variety of approaches in considering what makes a house a home. The exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, photography, performance and sound installations that each considers the site as a domestic space, filled with memories, identities, and histories. More event details here.DANCE NOW! MIAMI: COLONIALISM AND CONVERSOS - A CONVERSATION THROUGH DANCEJune 13th at 2:00 pmJoin Dance NOW! Miami for an afternoon of dance— live, and in-person at JMOF-FIU, featuring the company’s newest work “Anusim, what is hidden is never lost.” “Anusim” is a commentary on the story of the Jews of Portugal during the inquisition of 1497 and the decree of King Manuel I allowing Jews to remain in Portugal as “New …

Picks of the Week: Film, Art and More...

Picks of the Week: Film, Art and More...

Visual Arts

Published 6/4/21

INFFINITO BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL: 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Through July 29th People in Brazil and throughout the American territory, from Puerto Rico to Alaska, can watch, free of charge, 25 feature films that have marked the history of Brazilian cinema. The films will stream at www.inff.online with sessions on Tue, Thu, and Sat always at 8:00 PM. The titles are available with subtitles for 24 hours, once you unlock them. More details here.FROST ART MUSEUM: TESORO; PEPE MAR’S LOVE LETTER TO THE FROSTThrough December 31, 2023In Tesoro, Pepe Mar—an artist who marries a broad range of visual references and personal obsessions spanning art, fashion, queer history, and Mexican culture—has created an installation drawn from the Frost Art Museum’s collection. Mar envisions the museum’s permanent collection of art from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe, as special treasures and presents them as gifts to the public. More details here.MIAMI BEACH URBAN STUDIOS: ZEN …

Arts Council Presents Connections Project Final Stop at Key West Art Center

Arts Council Presents Connections Project Final Stop at Key West Art Center

Visual Arts

Published 6/3/21

The Connections Project is one of the Arts Council’s more innovative fundraising activities connecting community members with local arts and cultural initiatives. The Arts Council provides a 6x6 blank canvas to local professional artists and artistic residents who then create a piece of art. “People of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to participate,” said Florida Keys Arts Council Executive Director Elizabeth Young.  After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three online at www.keysarts.com. Once the show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist’s thoughts and inspiration. Proceeds from Connections Project directly benefit Keys’ artists and arts organizations through Arts Council grants, including the Artists in Schools grant, the …

Picks of the Week: Museum Month

Picks of the Week: Museum Month

Visual Arts

Published 5/21/21

STUDIOS OF KEY WEST: LETTY NOWAK ART EXHIBITIONThrough May 27thThe past year has pulled Nowak’s attention in a hundred different directions—a new gallery and a new baby—for starters. As always though, her painting practice has been a constant. With her latest endeavor JAG Gallery off the ground, Nowak is ready to once again share her own incredible work with the community. More details here.(Photo: Letty Nowark)NSU ART MUSEUM: IKÉ UDÉ SELECT PORTRAITSThrough January 9th 2022The exhibit includes a selection of full-length portraits including works from his Sartorial Anarchy and Nollywood (Nigerian film industry) portraits as well as recent portraits. Sartorial Anarchy portraits feature the artist, himself, dressed in varied costumes across geography and time, exploring a world of dualities: photographer/performance artist, artist/spectator. Conversant with the world of fashion and celebrity, Udé gives conceptual aspects of performance and representation a new vitality, melding …

 Superblue Miami is Now Open!

Superblue Miami is Now Open!

Visual Arts

Published 5/20/21

Superblue’s inaugural program, Every Wall Is a Door, features the debut of a new immersive environment by Es Devlin, a transcendent digital experience by teamLab, and an enveloping light-based Ganzfeld work by James Turrell. Upon entrance to Superblue Miami, visitors encounter Amsterdam-based artist studio DRIFT’s kinetic installation titled Meadow. Representing artists working across the spectrum of experiential art, Superblue Miami’s installations offer visitors an unparalleled opportunity to be transported to an array of new worlds in a single visit.  Superblue Cofounder and CEO Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst said, “Superblue is at the forefront of how we experience immersive art. The artists inaugurating it offer a glimpse into a new world and a completely new experience. We’re looking forward to welcoming the public to immerse themselves in the new worlds these artists have created.”Located in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood directly across from the Rubell …

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Prepares for “The Obama Portraits Tour”

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Prepares for “The Obama Portraits Tour”

Visual Arts

Published 5/18/21

“The Obama Portraits Tour” will commence in Chicago June 18th and will continue across the United States through May 30, 2022, before returning to Washington. This is one of several national initiatives set by the Portrait Gallery to engage communities in the power of portraiture. Visitors hoping for a last look at the portrait of Michelle Obama before its departure can view the painting, alongside the featured gown designed by Michelle Smith’s label Milly, through May 23 as part of the special exhibition “Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States.” Free, timed-entry passes for all ages in accordance with social-distancing policies can be reserved at si.edu/visit/passes. Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of former President Barack Obama is no longer on display and will be next exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago when the tour begins.From the moment of their unveiling in February 2018, the Portrait Gallery’s commissioned portraits of the Obamas have inspired …

Picks of the Week: Art Workshop, Exhibits, and More..

Picks of the Week: Art Workshop, Exhibits, and More..

Visual Arts

Published 5/14/21

HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM: WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPMay 14th at 6:00 pmLearn about painting fruits and vegetables from your garden or market using basic watercolor techniques. Donna will paint brightly colored peppers and you can follow along with her as she paints. The skills you learn in this short class can be used to paint any of your favorite fruits and vegetables More event details here.SANDRELL RIVERS THEATER: CINDERELLA, A FRACTURED FAIRY TALEMay 15th at 11:00 amTake the classic story of Cinderella, mix in elements of comedy, slapstick, music, acrobatics and magic, and you've got a new version of an old story that leaves kids (and adults) begging for more! The show is great for primary grades, and older students that appreciate the flippant comic style of this “Fractured Fairy Tale”. The fun is put to good use in the classroom since Sunshine Standards for literature, theatre and reading are included in FTF's teacher guidelines. More event details here.DEERING ESTATE: SUNRISE …

Aston Martin Residences opens The Art Gallery with British artist and photographer, Julian Lennon

Aston Martin Residences opens The Art Gallery with British artist and photographer, Julian Lennon

Visual Arts

Published 5/11/21

Ahead of its completion, the Aston Martin Residences' Art Gallery is launching virtually and will showcase a renowned artist online every two months. To launch the virtual gallery, a 3D immersive experience, the Aston Martin Residences has partnered with British artist and acclaimed photographer, Julian Lennon, to present an exclusive exhibition of hand-picked images from his personal collections. The virtual Art Gallery and inaugural exhibit, titled Vision, can now be seen online.Germán Coto, CEO of G&G Business Developments, said: "Art and design are woven into the soul of the Aston Martin Residences. Every decision we make is born from an intrinsic love of beauty and meticulous attention to detail. We imagine residents will fill their homes with beautiful artworks, and we're creating the Art Gallery to offer a secluded and exclusive space for our owners to immerse themselves in an ever-changing canvas of contemporary art. We'll present works from established artists and …

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts: World-class Collection of Ceramic Art and Studio glass in South Florida

The Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts: World-class Collection of Ceramic Art and Studio glass in South Florida

Visual Arts

Published 5/11/21

In addition to a vast collection of 19th and 20th century British pottery and porcelain from factories such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton, the Wiener Museum displays works by contemporary ceramic artists from the UK and South Africa.A spectacular collection of Dale Chihuly’s work is exhibited in the Hot Glass gallery at WMODA along with works by other great glass artists in the Art on Fire exhibit, including William Morris and Toots Zynsky. Recent glass installations include Constellations, a dazzling display of Windstars by Rob Stern. WMODA also hosts an exciting program of exhibitions, including Fantastique which explores the enchanted world of ceramic art, Carnival & Cabaret which celebrates the art of having fun, the Art of Tea, which presents the ritual of afternoon tea, and A Safari for the Soul, exploring Ardmore Ceramic Art from South Africa.CARNIVAL & CABARETThis entertaining exhibit explores the flamboyant festivals in Venice, Rio and New Orleans as seen by …

CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH HISTORY FORT LAUDERDALE AND ISLAND SPACE

CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH HISTORY FORT LAUDERDALE AND ISLAND SPACE

Visual Arts

Published 5/10/21

The fine art exhibition, to be showcased in the New River Inn features imaginative, colorful portraits and slice-of-life scenery from local award-winning artists. An opening welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, June 9, from 6 – 8 p.m., including an in-person and Facebook Live Q&A with the artists.“It is an honor to work with Island SPACE, once again, to produce this culturally significant and visually thought-provoking fine art exhibit,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors back to History Fort Lauderdale with this fascinating glimpse of the influencers, settings and local residents that helped shape island life.”This is the third staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage. The exhibit will spotlight the works of several Jamaican artist-contributors including photographer and curator David I. Muir sharing a selection of photos from his "Santiago …

History of Diving Museum

History of Diving Museum

Visual Arts

Published 5/10/21

The majority of the Museum’s artifacts were acquired by the Museum’s founders, Drs. Joe and Sally Bauer, two medical doctors with a fascination for diving history. They loved all aspects of the sport and attained expertise as marine biologists, aquarists and dive historians. After purchasing their first diving helmet in 1970, the Bauers researched the evolution of man’s entry into the sea with a focus on early history and technology, prior to the development of scuba. Over the next forty years, they assembled one of the world’s largest collections of equipment, documents, books, films, and videos related to diving. Their passion took them to virtually every corner of the globe, seeking out inventors and diving pioneers, tracking down artifacts, piecing together a comprehensive timeline to modern diving. The journey began in a pre-internet world forcing them to do in-person research and review of historical and scientific journals which helped them define the history of diving. …

ARTISTS OPEN: ENTER MIAMI-DADE STUDIOS AND WATCH ART HAPPEN

ARTISTS OPEN: ENTER MIAMI-DADE STUDIOS AND WATCH ART HAPPEN

Visual Arts

Published 5/3/21

Miami artist Nina Surel compares attending the Artists Open to peeking inside a restaurant’s kitchen to see how an exquisite dish comes together.“It is like you are seeing the ingredients, seeing the work in progress — not just the final product, not just the art that makes it into a gallery or a museum,” says Surel, who is founder and coordinator of Collective 62, an artist-run space in Liberty City.Surel is among more than 250 artists throughout Miami-Dade County who will swing open their doors on Saturday, May 8, to usher in the public as part of the second in-person Artists Open.Presented by Fountainhead Residency and Studio, the event isn’t about seeing a finished work of art, but rather about meeting artists, seeing their process, discovering the art community that exists in Miami-Dade, says Kathryn Mikesell, co-founder of Fountainhead and founder of Artists Open.Having helped start Fountainhead as a place to allow artists the freedom to create and to show people that …

Picks of the Week: New exhibits, Live Music, and More...

Picks of the Week: New exhibits, Live Music, and More...

Visual Arts

Published 4/30/21

BROWARD CENTER: FLO'THELOVEOFMUSICMay 1st at 8:30 pmThe incredible historical success of live entertainment productions #annifloetry & #flopocalypse has given birth to all NEW megaFLO experience. "#FLOTheLoveOfMusic" is showcasing world renowned musicians, singers, dancers & unique artists from across the globe. More event details here.ORCHESTRA MIAMI: DISCOVER MIAMI THROUGH MUSIC AT THE CORAL GABLES WOMAN’S CLUBMay 1st at 8 pmCelebrate the achievements of four incredible female composers in the beautiful environs of the historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club. Discover Miami through Music allows us to learn more about our collective history, and each other, through concerts performed in our landmarks and places of historic interest. The program features music by four women composers- Romance for Violin & Piano Op. 23 by American composer & pianist Amy Marcy Beach, Piano Quintet N. 2 in E Major, Op. 31 by French composer and pianist Louise Farrenc, Quintet Coral …

New Exhibitions at The Studios of Key West May 6th

New Exhibitions at The Studios of Key West May 6th

Visual Arts

Published 4/28/21

In the Sanger Gallery, Miami artist Deborah Mitchell uses color drenched works to explore change in wildlife corridors, depicting mammals, birds, botany and landscapes layered with correlated scientific data. The goal is to encourage discussion to inspire interest in restoring ecosystems and combating climate change, habitat loss and invasive species.In the Zabar Project Gallery, Kristyn LaMoia invites viewers to experience a surreal inner world replete with fantastic, sometimes funny inhabitants. The clean, delicate style of her work balances her perceptions of a sprawling otherworldliness.A selection of works by Letty Nowak will be shown in the XOJ Gallery. With her latest endeavor JAG Gallery off the ground, which Keys Weekly describes as being “like a super cool younger sibling who somehow has clout and cred way beyond her years,” Nowak is ready to once again share her own art with the community.The Studios of Key West is offering a number of ways to enjoy their exhibitions …

Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove

Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove

Visual Arts

Published 4/28/21

Coconut Grove established itself in the 1960’s as the local haven for a diverse group of artists, writers, musicians, and art galleries. Many artist-activist community leaders have left their marks on the Grove through the art and the spaces they created, such as the Miami Black Arts Workshop in historic Bahamian Coconut Grove. “Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove” celebrates the role of a community as a creative space as well as a key driver behind a young city’s evolution. “This exhibition plays tribute to a Miami community whose history and present are rich in art and culture, including the founding of the Miami Black Arts Workshop and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival,” said Museum Director Jordana Pomeroy. “Coconut Grove was home to artists like Annette Rawlings, who combined interests in fashion, painting, and ceramics; as well as Owen Lee, a prolific, self-taught artist who worked with paper, tapestries, and sail cloth; and countless …

Still time to catch HistoryMiami’s ‘Muhammad Ali in Miami’

Still time to catch HistoryMiami’s ‘Muhammad Ali in Miami’

Visual Arts

Published 4/27/21

Fifty years later, the world still remembers the famous “Fight of the Century” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. But what some may not know is that Ali trained in Miami Beach for that bout.HistoryMiami Museum is shining a light on the relationship between South Florida and “The Greatest of All Time,” with an exhibit of rare images that’s on display through Aug. 29.“Muhammad Ali had a deep connection with the city of Miami, which plays an important role in his life and career,” said Michael Knoll, the museum’s chief curator and the director of curatorial affairs. “We hope that visitors are going to connect with the story of Muhammad Ali in Miami, and hopefully be inspired to learn more about his connection to the city.”The exhibit, “Muhammad Ali in Miami: Training for the ‘Fight of the Century,’” features 20 silver gelatin photographs from the “ALI/MIA” portfolio, obtained with the support of the Knight Foundation. They were selected and handmade by …

MOCA’S MICHAEL RICHARDS EXHIBIT OFFERS ‘A HOMECOMING OF SORTS’ FOR THE LATE ARTIST

MOCA’S MICHAEL RICHARDS EXHIBIT OFFERS ‘A HOMECOMING OF SORTS’ FOR THE LATE ARTIST

Visual Arts

Published 4/16/21

Michael Richards had a special connection to South Florida.It was where he debuted his largest solo exhibition at the now-defunct Ambrosino Gallery, just across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA). It’s fitting then that MOCA is the site of a new exhibit featuring the artwork of the late artist, “Michael Richards: Are You Down?”“This is a homecoming of sorts,” says Alex Fialho, co-curator of the exhibit. “This is a major opportunity to see all of the work that Michael created in his lifetime in one exhibition, including at least four newly conserved large-scale sculptures.”The exhibit, available from April 21 through Oct. 10, will mark the first time that many of Richards’ pieces will be on display since his untimely passing during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at New York’s World Trade Center. The museum has planned free online programming as well, including children’s events, conversations with the curators, and virtual …

Colonial Currents: Black Women, Water, Trauma and Baptism, A Film Essay By Alexis Alleyne-Caputo

Colonial Currents: Black Women, Water, Trauma and Baptism, A Film Essay By Alexis Alleyne-Caputo

Visual Arts

Published 4/13/21

Water-based imagery, the female physique, and powerful testimonies are all interwoven in Colonial Currents: Black Women, Water, Trauma and Baptism, an interdisciplinary film essay by Alexis Alleyne-Caputo.The poignant homage to black women features a dizzying array of art forms including dance, spoken word, photography, poetry, and performance art.Screenings for the piece at New York University and Columbia University were recently canceled due to the pandemic. However, announcements regarding rescheduled shows will be announced via Alleyne-Caputo’s website.  Ultimately, she is seeking a home for the short film right here in South Florida.“All of the women involved are Miami based artists,” she said. “I thought it was important to work with women that are directly from the community.”The thought-provoking project draws from a well of symbolism that features water as its main backdrop.This, Alleyne-Caputo says, is no accident.“I wanted to use water specifically …

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibit, Films, and More...

Picks of the Week: Art Exhibit, Films, and More...

Visual Arts

Published 4/9/21

INFFINITO FILM FESTIVAL: WOMEN OF THE BRAZILIAN AUDIOVISUALThrough April 18thThe Inffinito Film Festival's series Women in the Brazilian Audiovisual will have its 2nd screening. It's a free online event showing features, documentaries, animation, and shorts by renowned Brazilian filmmakers. The films represent the female presence in the audiovisual and provoke reflection on gender equality in the sector. More event details here.SOUTH MIAMI DADE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: INDIE FLICKS - NARROWSBURGApril 11th through the 14thIn 1999, small town Narrowsburg, NY was poised to become the “Sundance of the East”—or so Jocelyne and Richard Castellano would have local residents believe. The organizers of the Narrowsburg Film Festival—a glamorous French film producer and her mafioso-turned-actor husband—promise to revitalize the town through film. As the duo secures local investment in a feature film production and convinces locals they can become stars, the stage is set for a …

Connections Project on display at Artists in Paradise Gallery

Connections Project on display at Artists in Paradise Gallery

Visual Arts

Published 4/8/21

“The Connections Project: A Mosaic of the Keys” comprises nearly 250 individual canvases measuring 6 inches square that were provided to artists and arts-minded residents. Their resultant works — produced in mediums ranging from oils and watercolor to photography, mixed media and quilting — showcase subjects including birds and sea life, palms and waterfront scenes, abstract visions and local landmarks.“The mural’s ‘road show’ tour from Key Largo to Key West celebrates the longstanding connections between the communities of the Keys,” said Elizabeth Young, executive director of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, which spearheaded the project.Art lovers can make a $50 donation for one individual canvas or a $125 donation for three online at keysarts.com. Each donor will receive a randomly selected, unique piece of the mosaic by mail with an artist statement sharing their inspiration. Proceeds from the Connections Project benefit local artists and arts organizations …

VIRTUAL “FRIEND”RAISER PROGRAM: A NIGHT AT THE NSU ART MUSEUM

VIRTUAL “FRIEND”RAISER PROGRAM: A NIGHT AT THE NSU ART MUSEUM

Visual Arts

Published 4/6/21

The event will be hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, a FAB member and director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on Monday, April 19th at 5:30 p.m. A Q & A session will follow the tour and presentation.Dedicated to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in our community, FAB creates captivating programming, entertainment and events for its members and the public that spotlights our region’s unique cultural offerings. This is the eighth installment of the FAB Presents virtual pop-up series. Previous programs are available on FAB’s YouTube channel.“FAB is thrilled to be able to offer this engaging, exclusive and fashionable behind-the-scenes virtual foray into the art of fashion for its current and prospective members,” said Ed Hashek, president of FAB. “The public is invited to join us as we explore the glamorous and eclectic world of Anna Sui, one of New York’s most beloved and accomplished designers, and step inside her …

Picks of the Week: Music, Film and More...

Picks of the Week: Music, Film and More...

Visual Arts

Published 4/2/21

AFRICAN HERITAGE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: 6TH ANNUAL SANKOFA JAZZ FESTIVALApril 3rd at 5:30 pmThe sixth annual Sankofa Jazz Festival, hosted by Hot 105.1’s Rodney Baltimore, is a part of the Center’s community outreach program. The outdoor event is a platform used to maintain the rich history of music of the African Diaspora, while introducing local and emerging artists. More event details here.HISTORIC VIRGINIA KEY BEACH PARK: RIDING & GRILLING SUNDAYSApril 4th at 9:00 amJoin a family friendly cycling excursion, with a potluck style grilling ambiance every Sunday morning! More event details here.IS PROJECTS: TIME, NO LONGER EMPTIED OF PRESENCE: JENNIFER PRINTZ'S SOLO EXHIBITIONThrough May 2ndTime, No Longer Emptied of Presence uses textiles as a means of reflecting on the invisible architecture of life and the ever-changing universe. The many threads woven together to create fabric represent the connections around us, our relationship with the planet, and the impact of time and …

 Key West Art in the Garden 2021

Key West Art in the Garden 2021

Visual Arts

Published 3/22/21

The work must be able to be placed outside and withstand the wind and weather with an emphasis placed on pieces made from recycled or natural materials. This annual exhibit will run from April 19th through July 31st. Deadline to submit an application for participation is April 10th.  Artist applications are available by picking one up at the Garden Visitor Center, contacting the office at (305) 296-1501 or requesting one via email to mmcrae@keywest.garden. Please contact Misha at (305) 294-1501, Sue D’Antonio at (305) 304-6005, Jackie Sanchez at (305) 393-3430 or Nancy La Re at (305) 304-4434 with questions and to register. Installations can begin April 1, 2021.

Call to Artists for 7th Annual Art & Soul Event

Call to Artists for 7th Annual Art & Soul Event

Visual Arts

Published 3/9/21

Work can be 2D or 3D and must be original in concept, design and execution. Selection is based on originality, creativity, workmanship and artistic distinction. The theme and medium are open, including (but not limited to) photography, painting, drawing, print making, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay metal, glass and mixed media. There are no size restrictions or limitations for submitted work, but all works must be priced up to $500 and weigh no more than 30 lbs. All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg file and artists may submit up to four different works for consideration. Artwork should be saved with the artist’s name and title. To be considered all artists must fill in the entry form. There is no fee to enter but artists are responsible for delivery or shipping of artwork to the buyer, and BFA will retain a 40% commission of any sales.The deadline to submit is Thursday, April 1st by 5 p.m. on the BFA website. All artists will be notified of jury results by …

Montage: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photographers

Montage: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photographers

Visual Arts

Published 3/7/21

Ulrich Knoblauch regularly collaborates with Self Service, Paris Vogue, Rag & Bone, Givenchy, Mugler, Isabel Marant, Lacoste, Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen and Margiela among others.Ben Fink Shapiro has shot numerous celebrity portraits and fashion campaigns and has published editorial work in American Vogue, British Vogue, Korean Vogue, Palm Beach, Bal Harbour, Hamptons and other art and fashion publications.Will Nichols draws parallels between palm trees and basketball in his fine art photography. He was commissioned by the Los Angeles Clippers to take courtside photos in 2016.Donald R. Harivel has developed a unique aesthetic distinguished by his intense attention to detail and vantage points, often raising otherwise mundane views to the level of fine art by capturing them at just the right moment.Montage will include Knoblauch’s fashion and portrait photography, portraits and landscape photography by Shapiro, works from Nichols’ Palm Trees & Basketball series, and …

‘Miami Beach Open House’ on View Through Summer 2021

‘Miami Beach Open House’ on View Through Summer 2021

Visual Arts

Published 3/7/21

Miami Beach Open House activates empty spaces throughout Miami Beach to support local artists and the arts community which were greatly impacted by the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn. Privately-owned vacant spaces serve as workspaces, studios, exhibition space and communal areas that encourage dialogue and collaboration. In partnership with participating property owners, Miami Beach Open House provides the space and support necessary for artmaking and peer-to-peer exchange, supporting growth for the city’s entire arts community. Participating properties range from vacant storefronts, city offices, former restaurants, nightclubs to public parks and cultural venues.“The City of Miami Beach is dedicated to art and culture, and we will not allow the challenges of the past year to diminish that status,” explained Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “It is with this in mind that we are exceedingly pleased to be able to present programs like Open House, which will provide a …

Picks of the Week: Exhibits, Virtual Experiences, and More...

Picks of the Week: Exhibits, Virtual Experiences, and More...

Visual Arts

Published 3/4/21

LOWE ART MUSEUM: THE ART OF MINDFULNESS March 9th at 1:00 pmJoin the Lowe Art Museum for a live virtual guided Mindfulness practice. Recharge, refresh, and cultivate greater present moment awareness with our two guided mindfulness practices. More event details here.CORAL GABLES: KIKI SMITH, BLUE NIGHTThrough May 2ndKiki Smith’s site-inspired installation, Blue Night, consists of forty-two animal constellations. Kiki has long been fascinated with the heavens, human relationship to nature, and constellations. Each Animal constellation is made from transparent blue plexiglass sheets with mirrored drawings bonded to the surface. More event details here.JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA: FENG SHUI YOUR HOME & CHANGE YOUR LIFEMarch 9th at 7:00 pmIn this workshop, you will explore Westernized Feng Shui and learn how our homes mirror who we are and what we are experiencing in our daily lives. You will reflect on your lives and discover new ways to shift the energy of our homes. More event details …

MOCA’S ‘LIFE AND SPIRITUALITY IN HAITIAN ART’ EXHIBIT: SIMPLE MATERIALS, EXCEPTIONAL VISION

MOCA’S ‘LIFE AND SPIRITUALITY IN HAITIAN ART’ EXHIBIT: SIMPLE MATERIALS, EXCEPTIONAL VISION

Visual Arts

Published 2/23/21

Don’t call these artists naive. It’s a patronizing term smacking of colonial arrogance.The works in “Life and Spirituality in Haitian Art: Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection” — on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami — offer a stylized portrait of Haiti, primarily in the 1940s and 1950s, by artists working with simple materials and exceptional vision. They depict the hardscrabble Caribbean nation with grace and pride.However, paintings such as these were once labeled “naive,” says exhibit curator Francine Birbragher. “This was a negative connotation,” she adds, arising from the artists’ lack of formal training and materials.Yes, the paintings often have the “flat” look common to artists unused to portraying their subjects with three-dimensional perspective. Although some paintings are by artists more skilled than others at depicting subjects realistically, she says, “In general, these artists are all self-taught. …

Picks of the Week: Films, Art Exhibits and More...

Picks of the Week: Films, Art Exhibits and More...

Visual Arts

Published 2/18/21

SMDCAC PRESENTS INDIE FLICKS: CODE OF THE FREAKSFebruary 21st through the 24thCode of the Freaks presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, the film is a scorching critique of some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters. This revelatory documentary investigates the power of movie imagery to shape the beliefs and behaviors of the general public toward disabled people, and of disabled people toward themselves. More event details here.BROWARD ART GUILD: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE ART AND POETRY POP-UP EXHIBITFebruary 20th through the 26th Explore artwork and poetry works representing Black History, whether persons or events, as well as representations of black culture in America. More event details here.BACKSTAGE AT BROWARD CENTER TOURSThrough April 3rdExperience the Broward Center like never before. Go behind the scenes for an …

Cuban artist Esterio Segura at The Studios of Key West

Cuban artist Esterio Segura at The Studios of Key West

Visual Arts

Published 2/13/21

Often combining images from religion, popular culture and politics, Segura is known for his wit and humanity. Cherry red hearts sprout wings, and vintage automobiles are converted into submarines, reflecting the conflicting desires for freedom in his homeland, and sadness at witnessing loved ones depart for distant shores. A major installation of his flying hearts, called Goodbye My Love, hangs at the Tampa International Airport.Segura burst into the public consciousness in Cuba in the early 90s, with the release of Strawberry and Chocolate, the beloved Oscar-nominated film about a repressed young Communist and a charismatic gay artist, arguing over Segura’s sculptures, which fused Catholic and Marxist symbols to shocking effect. A drawing from that period, depicting Christ as a sugar factory, with smokestacks rising from his outstretched arms, is included in his exhibition at The Studios.Today, Segura lives and works in Havana at a large complex in one of the City’s poorer …

Look Ahead: February 2021 Events

Look Ahead: February 2021 Events

Visual Arts

Published 1/28/21

SERAPHIC FIRE: IN PURSUIT OF PEACEFebruary 6th at 4:00 pmSeraphic Fire explores humanity’s continual quest for peace through the music of American composers Steve Reich and Samuel Barber. Setting the anonymous poems of Irish monks from the 8th to the 13th centuries to music composed in the 20th century, Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs are a meditation on solitude, isolation, and the simple joys of life. More event details here.HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM: 2021 VIRTUAL MIAMI INTERNATIONAL MAP FAIRFebruary 10th through February 14th The Miami International Map Fair is back and they are going virtual! Discover the new way to enjoy, explore and acquire antique maps, rare books, globes and ephemera. More event details here.HISTORY OF DIVING MUSEUM: DIVING WITH A PURPOSE PRESENTATIONFebruary 17th at 7:00 pmDiving With a Purpose is a volunteer maritime archaeology program that trains experienced divers, including youths, to become underwater archaeology advocates. Through the program, divers are …

Picks of the Week: Pompano Beach Arts

Picks of the Week: Pompano Beach Arts

Visual Arts

Published 1/21/21

POMPANO BEACH ARTS EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW BY APPOINTMENTThrough April 1stPompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to invite the public back to enjoy the City's art galleries. The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center and Blanche Ely House Museum will each have specific days and times for guests to explore the compelling new exhibitions. Appointment times must be reserved in advance at here.(photo: Pompano Beach Arts Galleries)LYRICS LAB GARDEN OF MY MINDThrough January 31stJoin Pompano Beach Arts for a very special Lyrics Lab as they celebrate the 100th birthday of iconic actress Esther Rolle with a joyous celebration featuring music, dance and spoken word poetry. More event details here.LINES OF EXPRESSION ART TOURThrough January 31stJoin Pompano Beach Arts for a sneak peek of the dazzling display of geometric abstract art. Lines of Expression features six premier South Florida artists who share their dramatic creations. …

HistoryMiami’s ‘Collecting 2020’: Documenting an unforgettable year

HistoryMiami’s ‘Collecting 2020’: Documenting an unforgettable year

Visual Arts

Published 1/11/21

Rosie the Riveter. The Grim Reaper. A “Black Lives Matter” Miami Heat jersey.What do they have in common?Indirectly or directly, they’re part of a project documenting the year many of us want to forget, jubilantly toasting its demise as New Year’s Day 2021 dawned.The project is “Collecting 2020,” undertaken by HistoryMiami Museum, to record what daily life was like as South Florida endured a barrage of historic events: the global pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and divisive political elections.HistoryMiami executive director Jorge Zamanillo urges the public to visit the “Collecting 2020” page on the museum’s website and contribute to this recently announced initiative. He spoke on Dec. 30, at the plaza in front of the museum, during a public call for community participation.“You can submit anything, from a printed story to a video,” Zamanillo said. “You can request to submit objects, anything from personal protection equipment to a sign made by the kids …

 New Public Art Initiative - Illuminate Coral Gables

New Public Art Initiative - Illuminate Coral Gables

Visual Arts

Published 1/5/21

The public art initiative will be on view Feb. 12 – Mar. 14, 2021. Curated by Lance Fung with Catherine Cathers, Jennifer Easton, and Rosie Gordon-Wallace, ICG, has been created for specific outdoor locations throughout Coral Gables. ICG’s eight projects include video projections, sculpture, and art installations by a stellar group of local, national, and international artists including Kiki Smith and Cai Guo-Qiang. Seven of the artworks are new site-specific commissions. ICG is a project of the Coral Gables Community Foundation.Blue Night, sponsored by the City of Coral Gables is Smith’s project, which will be installed in Giralda Plaza, and is a continuation of her interest in constellations. Forty-two suspended mirrored renderings of animal constellations from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres will reflect light through transparent blue backgrounds: holographic vinyl denotes the stars that comprise the constellations. An Augmented Reality (AR) component will …

 Art+Stroll virtual event raises funds for local artists!

Art+Stroll virtual event raises funds for local artists!

Visual Arts

Published 12/17/20

“The artwork this year was absolutely incredible and beyond our expectations,” said BFA Board Chair Brian Kopelowitz. “The event was successful in raising funds for local artists and BFA’s programs. The great news is that there is still an opportunity to purchase the art that we featured during ART & STROLL. And it’s just in time for the holidays, making any one of these pieces a unique gift.”The economic impact of the arts and culture in Broward County is more than $414 million and supports more than 11,000 fulltime jobs, generates $40 million in local and state revenue and powers 823 non-profit cultural organizations.ART + STROLL is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to ART + STROLL, including Art …

“Witness: Afro Perspectives" exhibit at El Espacio 23

“Witness: Afro Perspectives" exhibit at El Espacio 23

Visual Arts

Published 12/15/20

“I’ve always seen art as a way to better understand my culture and roots,” says art collector Jorge M. Pérez, who was born in Argentina to Cuban-exiled parents.While the bulk of the South Florida real-estate developer’s vast art collection has been focused on Latin American and Caribbean works, Pérez discovered what he calls “an unexpected kinship” to African art and art of the African Diaspora.“While I didn’t always experience a direct connection to African and African Diaspora art, that all changed once I traveled to the continent myself,” he says.Pérez says he found many similarities to the works produced by Latin American and Caribbean artists: “Among these parallels were questions of political and social oppression, colonialism and identity, all of which were deeply embedded in many of my favorite pieces from Cuba and numerous other Latin regions.”You can see 100 of his pieces in an exhibition titled, “Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez …

The Return Of The 19th Annual Art Week 2020 at The Sagamore Hotel

The Return Of The 19th Annual Art Week 2020 at The Sagamore Hotel

Visual Arts

Published 12/1/20

Now, with safety of top concern, The Sagamore Hotel revitalizes its crucial role during these challenging times with its resilient love of the arts, a healthy and engaged community, and its timely exhibitions that bring together a multitude of needed perspectives for Miami Art Week and beyond.On December 2nd, the hotel will host its opening night, A.F.F.M. (Art, Fashion, Food, Music), at the Sagamore Supper Club. The opening night will feature a runway show from Miami Designer Pangea Kali Virga, DJ Bea Pernia and live musicians, a five course concept dinner under the stars curated by celebrity chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, accompanied by cocktails, wine, and curated art tours.On December 5th ,the hotel will host its iconic 19th Annual Sagamore Brunch. The brunch is by invitation only and advance ticket sales. Tickets will include the signature brunch with unlimited mimosas, crepes, art tours, live performances, and more.Everyone Has A Story To Tell! and The …

ICA MIAMI IS BACK WITH ‘TOMÁS ESSON: THE GOAT’ EXHIBITION

ICA MIAMI IS BACK WITH ‘TOMÁS ESSON: THE GOAT’ EXHIBITION

Visual Arts

Published 11/10/20

“Tomás Esson: The GOAT,” the latest installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, is the Cuban painter’s first-ever solo museum presentation.Throughout three decades, Esson’s work has been called grotesque and challenging, and has been censored, with exhibitions being shut down in his native country. Since moving to the United States in 1990, Esson has lived between Miami and New York, and he has pieces in the permanent collections at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; and Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, among others.The opportunity to support Esson with a solo exhibition at this transformational juncture in his career resonated with ICA Artistic Director Alex Gartenfeld.“Tomás is such an important artist who has been based in Miami on and off for almost 30 years. It’s so crucial to our mission to be able to support not just international …

The 2020 Florida Biennial Opens Friday November 6

The 2020 Florida Biennial Opens Friday November 6

Visual Arts

Published 10/29/20

This tenth edition of the Center’s Biennial was juried by Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art. "The 2020 Florida Biennial exhibition provides a space for contemplation, packed with meaningful information and reflections about the signs of our times,: said Claeysen-Gleyzon. "Through a plethora of mediums – from site-responsive installations, video, painting, sculpture, photography, to conceptual art – the 32 artists in the exhibition address themes that are often directly, or sometimes more loosely connected to this unusual year and current events, as well as general themes that define the recent developments and significant changes of our era." The Center received submissions from 239 artists based in 67 Florida cities, encompassing 22 counties throughout the state. Juror/guest curator Claeysen-Gleyzon reviewed nearly 680 artworks for the Biennial exhibition in the Main Gallery, and 123 proposals for …

The World of Anna Sui is Coming to NSU Art Museum

The World of Anna Sui is Coming to NSU Art Museum

Visual Arts

Published 10/15/20

The exhibition invites viewers to step inside Sui’s imagination to discover her creative process and the diverse influences that contribute to her signature aesthetic sensibility. The World of Anna Sui is organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London and is curated by Dennis Nothdruft.“Originally displayed at the Fashion and Textile Museum in 2017, The World of Anna Sui continues to highlight a fresh and engaging cultural perspective. The exhibition showcases a fashion designer who is not only highly creative and entrepreneurial, but also playful and positive,” said Nothdruft. “I’m delighted that as the exhibition continues to tour internationally, the joyous and influential work of Anna Sui will be celebrated among ever-greater audiences. After successful runs in Shanghai, Tokyo and New York, I’m very much looking forward to another exciting incarnation of The World of Anna Sui at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.”Anna Sui said, “I am delighted to partner with NSU …

Superblue - Experiential Art Center in Miami

Superblue - Experiential Art Center in Miami

Visual Arts

Published 10/8/20

“The artists inaugurating Superblue’s first experiential art center offer a glimpse into the breadth of the experiential art movement and the extraordinary possibilities for the public to engage with and activate these kinds of works,” said Superblue Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst. “Each of these artists provokes us to see our relationship to the world and each other in completely new ways—from James Turrell’s work with light and space, to Es Devlin’s performative and multi-disciplinary practice, to teamLab, a collective that has continuously sought to transcend boundaries of perception through innovations in technology. Collectively they reflect the arc of experiential art as a movement and the remarkable ways that artists are innovating with emerging mediums and placing audiences at the center of their work. We’re looking forward to opening our doors in early spring 2021 and welcoming the public to become a part of the amazing new …

Maritza Caneca's "Pools" on view in the Miami International Airport

Maritza Caneca's "Pools" on view in the Miami International Airport

Visual Arts

Published 10/5/20

The exhibition brings Caneca’s breathtaking photographs of pools in a collaboration with Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade Aviation Department, supported by The55project and Bakehouse Art Complex.Caneca developed an ongoing photography project centered on the swimming pool as a nostalgia site, full of memories with both personal and universal resonance. Her photographs show pools in varying stages of use and decay. The aesthetic and sensory qualities of pools—the blueness and malleability of the water; the artistry and repetition of the frequently used pool tiles; and the sense of calm and weightlessness—have further fueled Caneca's artistic explorations, and extensive studies and research around the world. MIA Galleries is Miami International Airport's arts and exhibitions program. Founded in 1996, MIA Galleries includes rotating exhibition spaces throughout MIA, including CameraWorks Gallery – an exhibition venue committed to presenting fine art …

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale reopens September 15

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale reopens September 15

Visual Arts

Published 9/10/20

“We look forward to welcoming visitors back to enjoy our world-renowned facility, exhibitions and collections,” said Bonnie Clearwater, NSU Art Museum director and chief curator. “Art provides escape from the ordinary and helps us see the world in new and different ways. We hope our community will have the opportunity to experience this at the Museum.” Prior to NSU Art Museum’s public opening, Museum members, including NSU students, faculty, and staff, will be able to enjoy exclusive access to NSU Art Museum during Member Appreciation Days on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. To become a member, visit nsuartmuseum.org/join/. For the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, there will be new health and safety guidelines in place, which include social distancing, reduced capacity, face coverings and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols.  Several of the Museum’s current exhibitions have been extended. Happy! will now be on view through …

The Bass Reopens Sept 16

The Bass Reopens Sept 16

Visual Arts

Published 9/10/20

Following the safety standards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with Miami-Dade County and City of Miami Beach guidelines, The Bass is prepared to welcome visitors back to the museum once again after closing in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new policies in place to ensure the health and well-being of the museum’s guests and staff members, The Bass reopens with adjusted hours, new exhibitions, returning favorites and more.The museum’s adjusted opening hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Museum members are also invited to visit the museum during reserved members-only hours from Wednesday, September 16 to Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. daily, RSVP required.WHATS ON VIEWThe Bass is also pleased to announce the opening of new exhibitions and projects, as well as the return of previously over view exhibitions.Open Storage: Selections from the Collection On Long Term View …

ArtServe Gives Voice to Syrian Plight

ArtServe Gives Voice to Syrian Plight

Visual Arts

Published 8/26/20

Throughout the history of human conflict, entire cultures have often been all but obliterated simply through the weaponized destruction of artwork. But in war-torn Syria beset for years by suffering, death and chaos, the resilience of its artists perseveres in conveying the nation’s urgent story worldwide.  Curated by Syrian-American artist Tony Khawam of Khawam Galleries of Miami and New York, together with ArtServe Curator Sophie Bonet, “War & Hope” showcases works by Syrian and Syrian-American artists who began a new phase of their artistic careers in response to the Syrian War. Their paintings weave contemporary images of the physical and virtual worlds together with emotions wrought by the War and memories from their cultural heritage. Since initial COVID-19 closures left its facility temporarily shuttered in March, Broward-based arts incubator ArtServe has continued to deliver its mission through a near-daily series of virtual events dubbed …

THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY

THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY

Visual Arts

Published 8/24/20

This exciting new experience features eye-catching and thought-provoking artwork by emerging black artists Andre Clermont, Jessica Clermont, Ethan Dangerwing, Amaryllis McGee, Shannon Rose, Alinda Saintval, Patricia Saintval, and McKinson Souverain.According to Marjorie Waldo, President & CEO of Arts Garage, “The Right Side of History includes paintings, mixed media and photography communicating the experience of being Black in the United States in 2020. From Andre Clermont’s hyper realistic oil portraits vibrating with uncontainable rhythm to Ethan Dangerwing’s breath-stopping photography telling the story of local protestors, this exhibit truly captures the experience of these talented and emerging Black artists and tells a very important story.”“With pictures of protests and soul-searing portraits, the exhibit The Right Side of History is available for viewing by appointment through September 11,” adds Waldo. “The transformative nature of the Arts moves us, and …

Call to Artists!

Call to Artists!

Visual Arts

Published 8/14/20

The Monroe County Art in Public Places Ordinance mandates that one percent (1%) of new County building construction costing a minimum of $500,000 and renovations costing a minimum of $100,000 be set aside to fund this program. The AIPP Committee reviews and recommends projects to the Board of County Commissioners, and is responsible for the commission and purchase of art. The application and information is available on the homepage of the Arts Council website, www.keysarts.com. Application requirements include an Artist Statement, current resume, 5 to 10 images of recent artwork application and a cover page. Please see application for further details on how to complete the application. The deadline for applications is Thursday; September 3rd, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Applications must be electronically submitted (emailed) to the County’s Purchasing Department. Please DO NOT mail or attempt to deliver in-person any sealed application response. Mailed/delivered Application Proposals …

REMAKING MIAMI: JOSEFINA TARAFA’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 1970s

REMAKING MIAMI: JOSEFINA TARAFA’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 1970s

Visual Arts

Published 8/7/20

The exhibit presents images by the photographer, editor, and philanthropist that pictures the transformation of our city by the arrival of Tarafa’s fellow Cuban immigrants. Tarafa's exceptional photographic work unites an inventive formal sensibility, a documentary and anthropological drive, and a keen eye for the revelatory detail. The exhibition will be on view during fall 2020 (opening date to be announced) until Sunday, February 28, 2021.A member of a Cuban family prominent in politics and economics, Josefina Tarafa (1907–82) developed a particular interest in the photographic and audio documentation of Afro-Cuban cultures and, more widely, in various forms of Cuban popular culture. In the 1970s, she recorded the Cuban traces being engraved on Miami, creating what is arguably one of the most meaningful bodies of images that picture the transformation of the city during those years.The first exhibition dedicated to Tarafa’s photography, Remaking Miami includes thirty …

“Scarecrows in the Forest” Contest Call for Artists

“Scarecrows in the Forest” Contest Call for Artists

Visual Arts

Published 8/3/20

Show off your scary design skills and enter the “Scarecrows in the Garden” artist design contest.  All Scarecrow entries will be on display from September 1st through November 30th. 2020. Scarecrow creators are encouraged to use natural or recycled materials.There will be 3 entry categories: 1) School age individuals or groups; 2) Not-for-profit groups and 3) Business/Creative Professionals & amateur individuals. Cash prizes will be awarded of $100, $50 and $25 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. A Best in Show $100 prize will be chosen by Garden visitors. Registration is August 1-15, 2020. Set up in the Garden is August 15-30, 2020.  Details, Tips for Making Scarecrows and a Registration Form are available on the Garden’s website www.keywest.garden, contacting Misha McRAE at: mmcrae@keywest.garden or calling 305-296-1501.

‘FLOODZONE’ ON VIEW AT LITTLE RIVER’S DOT FIFTYONE GALLERY

‘FLOODZONE’ ON VIEW AT LITTLE RIVER’S DOT FIFTYONE GALLERY

Visual Arts

Published 8/3/20

Anastasia Samoylova phones into this interview from her balcony in Miami Beach, a frequent perch since it’s the only vantage point from which she can spot a glistening sliver of ocean.“I’m almost always sitting in this spot, because it’s what I’ve always dreamed about and was never accessible to me,” she says.Born in Moscow, Samoylova settled in Miami four years ago, after moving to the United States in 2008 to pursue her Master of Fine Arts degree. She had been working as an academic and freelance photographer in the Midwest, but Miami’s vibrancy resonated with her after a stint in the Fountainhead Residency.The wide, blue horizons of her newly adopted home contrasted sharply with her formerly landlocked surroundings, and Samoylova was acutely drawn to the fact that the urban and organic intertwined cacophonously in Miami: She observed how wild, moldy overgrowth sprouted from swollen concrete; how water seeped out from sewer drains on a sunny day, eventually soaking it …

‘FABRIC OF AMERICA: ARTISTS IN PROTEST’ ADDRESSES TROUBLED TIMES

‘FABRIC OF AMERICA: ARTISTS IN PROTEST’ ADDRESSES TROUBLED TIMES

Visual Arts

Published 8/3/20

A CRISIS IS THE BEST TIME FOR ARTISTIC CREATION. SO, CREATING IS EXACTLY WHAT ARTISTS ARE DOING TODAY. SOME ARE CREATING MURALS, OTHERS WEARABLES.More than 30 South Florida graffiti artists and illustrators were invited to create protest-themed art on denim jackets for “The Fabric of America: Artists in Protest,” an exhibition launched July 18 by the Museum of Graffiti in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.“Artists typically inspire people,” said Alan Ket, museum cofounder and curator. “Artists have a way of presenting topics [and] ideas in a way that really reaches to the core of our beings and to our hearts.”The exhibition, on view in person until Aug. 31, features denim jackets bedecked in messages and symbols that take a stand and speak loudly of these troubled times. With the momentum right now around the themes of racial inequality and police brutality – sparked by the death of George Floyd on May 25 – the museum provided this platform so artists …

MIAMI ART STRONG LAUNCHES

MIAMI ART STRONG LAUNCHES

Visual Arts

Published 7/15/20

Miami Art Strong will kick off on July 16th, with the launch of an interactive digital marketing campaign that invites local audiences to share the local art experiences that inspire them and keep them hopeful about the future using the hashtag #MiamiArtStrong.The arts are a powerful force, allowing us to express our humanity through a spectrum of emotions, from joy to sadness and nostalgia. Most importantly, the arts allow us to connect with one another, and address the profound cultural and societal frameworks that make up our present-day reality. In a moment of collective reckoning, the arts encourage reflection, ignite necessary conversations, and create empathy among our widely diverse communities. Over the last decade, Miami’s arts community has flourished into one that truly resonates with the city’s multicultural and multilingual public. From world-class museums to renowned symphonies and dance companies, artist residencies and studio spaces, and a thriving community …

"COPY OF THE ORIGINAL" @ IS PROJECTS

"COPY OF THE ORIGINAL" @ IS PROJECTS

Visual Arts

Published 6/17/20

Copy of the Original is Rachel Livedalen's solo exhibition featuring a series of works on panel that combine screen printed layers of Greco-Roman textbook pages with airbrush and gouache. Structured information depicted in these works relate to the construction and continuation of the art history canon and the way in which we understand visual culture. Textual information is stretched, morphed, or veiled, then layered with different modes of visual information like coded symbols, colorful shapes, or erased gestures.The exhibition questions our understanding of visual information both from academic art history and popular culture as it relates to beauty, feminine representation, and artifice. Specifically, the exhibition analyzes the Knidian Aphrodite, the first sculpture of a female nude in Greek art that now only exists as a Roman copy. This canonical work from western art history thus embodies ideas of representation and reproduction throughout history.While the IS Projects gallery …

SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room

SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room

Visual Arts

Published 5/20/20

It is in this spirit of being responsive and adaptive that SCOPE has announced the launch of SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room. These invitational, survey, and thematic online events will present collectors with the opportunity to explore and purchase artworks from SCOPE exhibitors remotely in a curated digital and interactive space.Unlike other platforms that rely on outdated iterations of basic slideshow technology, SCOPE Immersive invites collectors to step inside three-dimensional spaces which can be easily accessed by computer, mobile phone, or VR device. These unique events will be presented each month; starting in May and running through December in celebration of their 20th Anniversary edition of SCOPE Miami Beach. SCOPE Immersive’s inaugural edition will be open to collectors, curators, and art lovers alike beginning May 22nd at 11 am EST and will run through June 5th. It will feature eight galleries, curated by SCOPE founder Alexis Hubshman.For more …

The Museum of Graffiti is now open to visitors

The Museum of Graffiti is now open to visitors

Visual Arts

Published 5/20/20

Guests must purchase tickets in advance online or from their mobile devices as they approach the Museum in order to avoid onsite transactions. Additionally, the Museum is implementing exciting outdoor programming that corresponds to the changing times, including the grand opening of their Airbrush Tent. Adjacent to the entrance of the Museum, visitors can work with a local artist to design a face mask they love. Also, the Museum encourages folks who have been sheltered at home to enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Museum’s outdoor exhibition that includes 15 murals created by 22 artists from 6 different countries.For those outside of Miami and those that are still sheltered in place, the Museum is opening a 360 degree virtual online gallery to host “A Tough Pill to Swallow,” a controversial body of work by artist CASH4.Brooklyn-based graffiti writer and artist Russell Murphy—a.k.a. CASH4 is well-known for his irreverent work made up of “found objects” (mostly stolen yard …

The [Virtual] Bass is now open!

The [Virtual] Bass is now open!

Visual Arts

Published 3/20/20

Next week, join the Bass museum for "Art Camp From Home" as their team guides you through family projects in lieu of their Spring Art Camps. They are also bringing our educational resources online for free, featuring fun, at-home activities and lesson plans for all ages.Check out their daily 3:05 p.m. ‘Cafecito Break’ posts on Instagram or Facebook and be a part of the conversation - what you'd like to see more using #MuseumFromHome, by messaging their team and leaving comments.INSTAGRAM GALLERY | JOYOUS DYSTOPIA @THEBASSSQUAREDThe inaugural Instagram exhibition Joyous Dystopia remains on view via their virtual gallery @TheBassSquared. Launched in 2019 in an effort to make more digital art accessible online, the museum's curators are currently investigating new ways to activate the virtual gallery in the coming weeks as an extension of the exhibition programming. Click here to view the exhibition.VIRTUAL TOUR | UGO RONDINONE: GOOD EVENING BEAUTIFUL BLUETake a virtual tour of Ugo …

WET PAINT MIAMI

WET PAINT MIAMI

Visual Arts

Published 1/24/20

The exhibition marks the first presentation of WET PAINT in Miami, following shows in Philadelphia, Tokyo, New York, and Shanghai. Comprising Persue’s signature “Wet Paint” signs with stylized hand tags and designs by over 70 graffiti artists, the show will also feature large-scale installation and sculptures showcasing BunnyKitty, a character he created that has become a symbol of his own style and personal experiences. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum of Graffiti will release a limited-edition WET PAINT MIAMI apparel capsule collection themed for the city and Super Bowl LIV which takes place concurrently. The family-friendly exhibition presents two groups of work which will be on view from February 1st through April 1st, 2020.In the first group, WET PAINT MIAMI, Persue (and his collaborators) utilize the iconic sign as a canvas, and studies their interaction with the artwork they apply. Through the process, each Wet Paint sign is transformed into a collectible …

El Espacio 23

El Espacio 23

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

Leading philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez announced that their Inaugural Exhibition will open December 4th, just in time for Art Week 2019. Located in Miami’s emerging Allapattah neighborhood and housed within a repurposed, 28,000-square-foot warehouse, El Espacio 23 serves artists, curators, and the general public, with regular exhibitions, residencies and a variety of special projects. “This new center was born from the belief that at the core of any of the world’s great cities, is a thriving community of artists and creatives,” said Pérez. “This is a project 40 years in the making, and I look forward to inspiring and challenging visitors to think beyond the scope of their personal worldviews, while also cultivating the artists and curators of tomorrow.” Through its various programs, El Espacio 23 will allow South Florida residents and visitors to experience the Jorge M. Pérez Collection. Regarded as one of the world's …

The Discoveries Collection by Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami

The Discoveries Collection by Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

You can also browse by shopping online from their Discoveries Collections. Their Discoveries Collection is a group of their favorite affordable pieces - each one agreat option and $5,000 or less. To buy any of these artworks, just contact the exhibitor directly or get your tickets to the shows and be there to grab that perfect piece.Spectrum Miami features thousands of pieces of world-class art and on-trend, highly collectible works from across the U.S. and around the world at the show. One of our favorite pieces is “Confession” by Malcolm Smith in Booth S215.Spectrum Miami listed some of their favorite pieces:“Coffee or Me?” by Miri Marchese in Booth S515“Kill a Bird Robin” by Jing Zhang, represented by Chat Art Studio in Booth 806“Circus Glober” by Coco Calvoz in Booth S610“Marilyn Manson into Rabbit” by Tom Lohner in Booth S605Visit Spectrum Miami's Discoveries Collection here.Red Dot Miami features galleries showcasing hundreds of pieces of world-class primary …

Sagamore Hotel Presents The Immersive ‘I’m Not a Trophy’ Art Exhibit

Sagamore Hotel Presents The Immersive ‘I’m Not a Trophy’ Art Exhibit

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

By Larry SchwingelThe loss of so many prized species of animals is not one of attrition, but one that is man made. To raise increased awareness and consciousness of the growing extinction of so many of these iconic species, artist Arno Elias will be presenting an innovative and elaborate exhibit, “I’m Not a Trophy,” Dec. 4 through Feb. 2020 at the Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave, in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. The esteemed French artist, wildlife photographer, and multi-platinum music composer scribed the score for UNICEF’s “For Every Child,” and is the founder of the non-profit I’m Not a Trophy organization, a non-profit committed to raising awareness of the progressive extinction of the prized animals roaming in their natural habitat.  The exhibit, curated by Sebastien Laboureau, resident art advisor, is designed to inform audiences about each species and raise their level of understanding about what is taking place. The artwork on display …

THE MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI OPENS DECEMBER 5, 2019

THE MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI OPENS DECEMBER 5, 2019

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

We are excited for the new addition to Miami’s art scene coming December 5th, just in time for Art Week 2019 - where all the best art from around the world comes to South Florida. The Museum of Graffiti is a new contemporary art museum and the first institution of its kind to present the history of the global graffiti art movement opening in the heart of Miami’s vibrant Wynwood neighborhood. For some it is the largest and most democratic art movement the world has ever seen, for others it is unwanted visual pollution. But graffiti and street art now has a permanent claim on the art world: an entire museum dedicated to the genre.The Museum is the brainchild of lead curator Alan Ket, a well-known graffiti artist, art collector, and historian and his business partner, Miami native and prominent attorney, Allison Freidin. Centrally located in the epicenter of color and creativity, amongst the instagrammer’s paradise of Wynwood, the space is covered with vivid murals and destined …

IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE BY MICKALENE THOMAS TO OPEN DURING MIAMI ART WEEK

IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE BY MICKALENE THOMAS TO OPEN DURING MIAMI ART WEEK

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

The exhibition is inspired by the parties the artist’s mother hosted with friends and family during the 1970s and 80s to fundraise for their theater productions, including 'Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl,' as well as to raise money for her treatment of sickle cell anemia. First introduced with Better Days in 2013, this new iteration unfolds into the second chapter of Thomas’ transformations of social “experiment” pleasures by re-imagining a black radical aesthetic.The installation embodies a feeling of home, yet also a speakeasy, conceptually reconstructed according to the domestic aesthetic of the period, including faux wood paneling, wallpaper and custom designed and reupholstered furniture with the artist’s signature textiles and mirrors. An extension of Thomas’ artistic universe, the installation plays with artifice, developed through intersections between real and faux elements. This exhibition in corporates both work by the artist and a selection of work by …

ICA MIAMI PRESENTS BEWITCHING INFINITY MIRROR ROOM

ICA MIAMI PRESENTS BEWITCHING INFINITY MIRROR ROOM

Visual Arts

Published 11/21/19

The installation – presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami in an off-site exhibition space at 112 NE 41st St., Suite 106 – is meant to be a full-body experience.Bathed in a warm buttery yellow, the room has what appears to be millions upon millions of pumpkins, those familiar harbingers of fall, now headily and magically transformed with black polka dots spangling their voluptuous curves.This presentation marks the first time one of Kusama’s enormously popular Infinity Mirror Rooms has been shown in Miami, according to the museum.Kusama is a 90-year-old artist living in Japan who has received years of international attention and acclaim. Pumpkins and polka dots have appeared throughout her storied artistic career, which has included painting, performance, room-sized installations, sculpture, fashion, and film.Polka dots in Kusama’s art are both childishly playful and obsessively, even ominously, repetitive. A grotesque undercurrent lingers in this pumpkin …

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART 2019

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART 2019

Visual Arts

Published 11/18/19

While it may be impossible to visit every single fair and view every piece, we’re giving you a head start. Our illustrious Curator, Sebastien Laboreau, has been busy again this year, evaluating submissions from some of the most prestigious fairs, and providing his “don’t-miss” highlights. Be sure to download the CultureOwl app to easily access the guide and navigate to each Must See Art location to discover your new faves!By Ruby MazurSize:UndisclosedMedium Used: Oil on canvas Style of Piece: AbstractPrice: UndisclosedPresenting Gallery: Ruby Mazur Rock & Pop Gallerywww.rubymazurgallery.comExhibited at: Red Dot MiamiCurator’s Statement How refreshing it is to enter the colorful and joyful artistic universe of Ruby Mazur. At the age of 21, Brooklyn born Mazur was hired as Art Director of Paramount Records, and within that first year he received a Grammy award nomination for his design on the "CrowFoot" album cover. The artist, very involved with the music …

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS  THE LECTURE-PERFORMANCE ARCHIVO VIVO BY MAPA TEATRO

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS THE LECTURE-PERFORMANCE ARCHIVO VIVO BY MAPA TEATRO

Visual Arts

Published 10/11/19

In front of projected images, documents, and video testimonies,Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden, directors of the Colombian group Mapa Teatro, will reflect on five projects in the Santa Inés district of Bogotá, also known as El Cartucho, “the cartridge.” In one of the most ambitious urban renewal projects in Colombia, the extremely impoverished neighborhood was demolished, and a monumental park was constructed on its ruins. Between 2002 and 2005, Mapa Teatro recorded the destruction of the barrio while developing projects with its displaced former residents. These collaborative and communal endeavors resulted in theatrical performances, installations, and site-specific presentations that reflect Mapa Teatro's self-description as a "laboratory of the social imagination." Equally political and poetic, the lecture-performance Archivo Vivo constitutes an experimental investigation of the myths, histories, and contemporary sentiments that live within an archive.Archivo Vivo is part of …

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach Presents “Remix” - a Music-Inspired Curated Art Exhibit

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach Presents “Remix” - a Music-Inspired Curated Art Exhibit

Visual Arts

Published 9/11/19

“Remix” transcends the boundaries between art and music and will be on display 24/7 from September 18, 2019, through November 30, 2019. To debut “Remix,” Sagamore Hotel will host an invitation-only Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 18th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., featuring live musical entertainment. For the first hour of the event, guests will enjoy complimentary Champagne as they get an exclusive look at the newly curated exhibition by Sebastien Laboureau, Sagamore Hotel’s curator and resident art advisor.  “Remix” will showcase over 100 artworks from global artists, featuring a diverse array of mediums, including sculpture, photography, painting, and mixed media. Each piece on display in the rejuvenated exhibition embodies the significant impact the music industry has on society, culture, and history. “Remix” aims to redefine how music is preserved in the fine art world with inspirational works that emphasize the true beauty and artistry of the …

DANCE ON CANVAS

DANCE ON CANVAS

Visual Arts

Published 9/5/19

Italian painter Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo had a knack for depicting aspects of everyday life. “A Dance in the Country” shows a troupe of performers dancing and playing music. The focus of the piece is on the vibrantly-colored dancers shown in mid-step against a background of viewers dressed in muted tones. You could almost hear the music blaring in the background as a band bangs on horns and stringsThe several representations of Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan had a profound effect on the painter Abraham Walkowitz. Duncan was a prominent dancer, achieving acclaim throughout Europe. Walkowitz said of Duncan “She had no laws. She did not dance according to the rules. She created. Her body was music. It was a body electric.” While Walkowitz painted subjects other than Isadora Duncan – she was certainly his muse. He uses a gestural style and delicate colors to evoke the groundbreaking, sentural and contravercial flair of this legendary dance pioneer.Location: Metropolitan Museum of …

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART

Visual Arts

Published 11/27/18

While it may be impossible to visit every single fair and view every piece, we’re giving you a head start. Our illustrious Curator, Sebastien Laboreau, has been busy again this year, evaluating submissions from some of the most prestigious fairs, and providing his “don’t-miss” highlights. Be sure to download the CultureOwl app to easily access the guide and navigate to each Must See Art location to discover your new faves!By Dave PollotSize: 24 x 36 inchesMedium Used: Oil on found canvas Style of Piece: New ContemporaryPrice: $1800Presenting Gallery: Dave Pollot (solo)www.superfine.world/miami-beachExhibited at: Superfine! - The FairCurator’s Statement Great discovery! Dave Pollot is a New York based artist who is known for his altered thrift art paintings. He finds abandoned artwork and adds his own touch – most often pop culture parodies – and in doing so, bridges the divide between classic and pop art. A technique also used by Banksy that blurs our …

 “Hope Dies Last” | New Works of the Russian Ballet

“Hope Dies Last” | New Works of the Russian Ballet

Visual Arts

Published 11/21/18

The solo exhibition will feature Berlin’s highly anticipated new body of new work, HOPE DIES LAST. The Aqua Art Miami exhibition showcases the worldwide premier of Berlin’s new monumental bronze sculptures “Dying Swan” and “F*** You Ballerina.” "I am so happy that Kevin is bringing his ballerina sculptures to the AQUA Art Miami fair” said Grela Orihuela, the director of the AQUA Art Miami fair. "The moment I saw the images of him at work on these bronzes in his studio, I knew I wanted the works to be prominently featured at the main entrance of the fair because they are so compelling and provocative. This is the first time they are exhibited and I know our guests will engage with the work, both with the beauty of the sculptures and with the bold ideas they express”.Berlin’s paintings focus on the interior and secret lives of ballet dancers – depicting their hidden thoughts in sensual black and white paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. HOPE DIES LAST …

FREE MUSEUM DAYS

FREE MUSEUM DAYS

Visual Arts

Published 9/10/18

2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139www.thebass.orgLast Sunday of every month, 2-4 pmActivities include art projects, scavenger hunts and prizes.12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177www.goldcoastrailroadmuseum.orgFirst Saturday of every Month101 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130www.historymiami.orgSecond Saturday of every monthFamily Fun Day, with special activities for children all day.1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.orgAdmission is always free61 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL 33137www.icamiami.orgAdmission is always freeGuided tours at 2 pm301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139www.jmof.fiu.eduEvery Saturday, 10am-5pm980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132 www.miamichildrensmuseum.orgThird Friday of every month, 3-9 pm770 N.E. 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161www.mocanomi.orgLast Friday of every month, 7-10 pmwith free jazz in the courtyard at 8 pm. Jazz at MOCA is South Florida’s longest running free outdoor jazz …

AQUA ART MIAMI CELEBRATES 14TH YEAR OF SUPPORTING EMERGING & MID-CAREER ARTISTS

AQUA ART MIAMI CELEBRATES 14TH YEAR OF SUPPORTING EMERGING & MID-CAREER ARTISTS

Visual Arts

Published 9/7/18

The festive Preview has become the destination of influential collectors and art professionals who migrate from the Art Miami and CONTEXT fairs at the Pavilion to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. Throughout the years, Aqua Art Miami has continued to solidify itself as a completely unique art fair, consistently staying true to its signature relaxed yet energetic vibe. The 2017 edition featured 52 international exhibitors showcasing fresh new works in the intimate exhibition rooms that open into a beautiful courtyard, of the classic South Beach hotel. A one-day fair pass to Aqua is $25. A multi-day fair pass (Aqua, CONTEXT and Art Miami) is $95. Students 12-18 years and Seniors aged 62 years and older are $20. Children under 12 years accompanied by adult are free. Aqua Groups 10 or more (Online tickets only) are $20. A Multi-Day Pass provides admission to Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami Fairs, and complimentary shuttle service will be available …

SPECTRUM MIAMI AND RED DOT MIAMI MOVE TO MANA WYNWOOD FOR MIAMI ART WEEK

SPECTRUM MIAMI AND RED DOT MIAMI MOVE TO MANA WYNWOOD FOR MIAMI ART WEEK

Visual Arts

Published 8/24/18

Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami announce curatorial themes for 2018 Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami will return to Wynwood Arts District starting in 2018, with a new and long-term location at Mana Wynwood - offering an exceptional and elevated world-class experience for both exhibitors and art enthusiasts during this year’s Miami Art Week, taking place December 5-9. The only venue featuring “Two Shows in One Location” during Miami Art Week will cover more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition space and be even more accessible for visitors on foot and by car, all within walking distance from Wynwood’s trendiest restaurants, bars and retail boutiques.“We are excited to announce a unique alliance with Mana Wynwood, one of the region’s most progressive organizations in property development and the creative arts,” says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Media Group. “Returning to the Wynwood Arts District for the first time since 2015 perfectly positions Spectrum Miami …

Vizcaya loans Zorn portrait of James Deering to Art Institute of Chicago

Vizcaya loans Zorn portrait of James Deering to Art Institute of Chicago

Visual Arts

Published 7/3/18

Chicago exhibition features works from artists of the Gilded Age Vizcaya Museum and Gardens has loaned to the Art Institute of Chicago a 1903, oil on canvas portrait of James Deering (1859–1925), Vizcaya’s creator. The portrait by Swedish painter Anders Zorn (1860–1920) is on view in the new exhibition John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age.“Zorn was a contemporary to Sargent,” says Remko Jansonius, Deputy Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs for Vizcaya. “Both artists captured members of the Deering family in the early 20th century.”During his lifetime, Zorn was a successful and popular painter in Sweden, where he was born; in France, where he had a studio in Paris for several years; and in the United States, which he visited on seven occasions. His first journey to the United States was in 1893, when he exhibited at the Swedish art section of the world’s fair in Chicago. In the course of this visit, he met Boston collector Isabella Stewart …

Miami Hotel launches Sagamore Salon, a gallery inspired by Salon de Paris of the 19th Century

Miami Hotel launches Sagamore Salon, a gallery inspired by Salon de Paris of the 19th Century

Visual Arts

Published 6/12/18

Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach will present the first edition of the Sagamore Salon. The Sagamore Salon will show approximately 100 works of varied media by as many as 40 artists, inspired by the original “Salon de Paris,” and its more inclusive spinoff, the “Salon des Refusés,” which was established by Napoleon for all of the artists that were rejected by the famous Salon de Paris. The Salon des Refusés was known for accepting new types of art not yet embraced by the establishment, including impressionists. The Sagamore Salon will also incorporate the original salon’s immersive, floor-to-ceiling hanging style that packed the walls with smaller art works.The Sagamore Salon show will be open 24/7 and on view through September 30th, 2018. All artworks will be for sale. The Sagamore Salon is held in partnership with Zemack Gallery, HartHood56, and curated by the hotel’s resident art advisor, Sebastien Laboureau. Also, gallery partner Blue Gallery, who’s known for its exclusive …

10 TIMELESS MASTERPIECES HOUSED ACROSS THE US

10 TIMELESS MASTERPIECES HOUSED ACROSS THE US

Visual Arts

Published 5/2/18

Certain art pieces are imbued with so much history, culture, emotion, and life that even the most exact replica couldn’t pin down their exact essence. For the casual observer, this might be irrelevant, and therefore a search for their original source – pointless. But for many true art lovers, like myself, experiencing an original in person is like looking at the world from the same, unique vantage point from which the artist once saw something nobody else could.The Starry Night hardly needs an introduction, but here’s ours anyway: Vincent Van Gogh’s most signature masterpiece and an international symbol of art; a beautiful island of serenity, floating amidst a sea of torment inside a mad genius’ mind. It actually depicts Van Gogh’s view from the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum near Saint-Remy-de-Provence where the artist checked himself in after suffering a mental breakdown and famously cutting off his own ear. The artist left out the bars and focused on the night’s vibrant …

PEACE70 - Celebrating Peace Through Art

PEACE70 - Celebrating Peace Through Art

Visual Arts

Published 3/1/18

By Petar PetrovThis year,the State of Israel is turning 70. For a country, younger than some baby boomers, it has certainly made every year of its newly found freedom count. The State of Israel strides toward becoming the epitome of agricultural and high-tech innovation. But the industrial landscape is not the only global picture in which the young state has firmly positioned itself. Perhaps the country’s most tangible sign of all-around progress is the fact that its citizens’ aspirations spread far beyond the capitalistic world and into the artistic one. Amidst all the political tension which has been hanging over the small state in the Middle East like a dust storm, art is becoming an oasis where beauty and humanity can flourish unharmed. In celebration of 70 years of independence, the Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach will be displaying the works of many Israeli artists. And as if this wasn’t an occasion historic enough on its own, the actual venue is “incidentally” …

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