Tuesday, April 9th; 1-2pm; Frost Art Museum
Join the Frost Museum and chief curator Amy Galpin for a curators tour of the exhibition “To Survive on this Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Older Adults,” in which images and representations of this community is depicted in a new light throughout history.
Wednesday, April 10th; 2:30-4:30; NSU Art Museum
Join the NSU Art Museum and Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ph.D., Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator for a lecture on the museum’s Cobra collection. The Cobra collection is a series of work similar to that of abstract expressionists of the 20th century, however, it differs in that neither was inspired by the other. These dynamic, colorful, and expressive works were made by international artists who joined together in 1948, naming their group Cobra after their home cities of Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam, and the museum has one of the biggest collections of their work in the US.
Thursday, April 11th; 4-8pm; NSU Art Museum
Join the NSU Art Museum for a night for all ages with activities ranging from art workshops and hands-on projects for kids, happy hour and 2 for 1 drink prices, light bites at the museum cafe, and free museum admission. This month’s activities will be based upon the work of Purvis Young, a Miami-local artist whose pieces are made from recycled materials. The night will also feature separate events such as the Lecture Series and the Art of Wine and Food Series.
Meet Jamali at his space in Brickell City Centre on Friday, April 12th (noon – 9 pm) and Saturday, April 13th same hours (noon to 9pm). Enjoy his new works, his Spring Exhibition: Art with “Sole” Jamali is one of the most collected living artists in the world today. His greatest historic contribution to contemporary art is his innovative technique, Fresco Tempera.
When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever…Black Lounge Film Series presents its 3rd Edition of Docs and Books with a special screening of BRONX OBAMA at the Culmer Library in Overtown on Friday, April 12th from 4 – 6 pm. Paired with the book: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama.
Friday, April 12th; 7-9pm; HistoryMiami
Join HistoryMiami for this social event, in which members at the Historymaker level are able to enjoy cocktails and conversation, as well as the chance to meet renowned historian, author, and preservationist Arva Moore Parks. This event takes place at the Coral Gables Merrick House and will focus particularly on the efforts and influence of women on the development of South Florida. Not a member? Join today for access to exclusive events like this on, discounts and more throughout the month.
(April 12 – July 30) Seven Artists: Colombian Geometric Abstraction: Germán Botero, Edgar Negret, Eduardo Ramirez Villamizar, Omar Rayo, Carlos Rojas, Fanny Sanín, and Manolo Vellojín. Critical Essay by Adriana Herrera, PhD. Opening Reception on Friday, April 12, 7 – 10 pm.
Saturday, April 13th; 10-5pm; HistoryMiami
Join HistoryMiami for a day celebrating love in all forms with all ages, with the museum’s newest exhibition: “Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ+ Communities”. Take a tour of the exhibition, paint a section of Love Makes a Family community mural, play in our interactive building blocks station, or join famous Miami Drag Queen Ms. Latina for storytelling time on love and intersectionality.
Saturday, April 13th; 10am-11pm; Perez Art Museum Miami
Join PAMM for their teen takeover! The museum’s youth ambassadors present their very own exhibition and art related activities for fellow teens and parents during the day. During the evening, they will get the party started to celebrate their year of hard work with live music, dancing and pizza.
Sunday, April 14th; PAMM; 11-2pm
join PAMM to join the global and local conversation with IKT Miami in collaboration with IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art and fellow artists, writers, curators, and conscious individuals. Discuss the role of artists and designers and activists as they navigate global crises, including biopolitical conflicts around ecology, sustainability and climate change.
Sunday, April 14th; 1-4pm; HistoryMiami
Join HistoryMiami and historian Dr. Martin Dunn for Black Miami in the Twentieth Century, a tour in which visitors will be able to learn and reflect upon the important role of African Americans in the development of Miami and Florida as you hear their stories of struggle and triumph. The museum currently has a photography exhibition on display featuring photos from Dunn’s personal book on the subject.
Opening Reception on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 pm. Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art. Renee Cox, Enrique Chagoya, R. Crumb, Peter Saul, Kenny Scharf, Elizabeth Murray, among others. Organized by Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor at Publishers Weekly and a leading expert in the field. The exhibit focuses on contemporary artists directly influenced by comics. On view until October 6.
Tuesday. April 16th;
Today, the Lowe Art Museum invites you to join them for their Mindful Looking Sessions and Art of Mindfulness, in which you can slow down and recharge with a new and refreshing way of looking at art that is centered around being present. Start off your afternoon with a mindful journey of the Lowe gallery pieces, focusing particularly on one for the session. This event is perfect for all ages. The Lowe offers these sessions every Tuesday, so there is always a weekly chance to be refreshed with the museum.
Wednesday, April 17th; 6:30-8pm; Coral Gables Museum
Join the Coral Gables Museum for a relaxing night of poetry, sophistication, literature, and more. For only five dollars, enjoy a reading of personals by Miami poet Elisa Albo and a slides presentation by artist Tina Salvesen over a glass of wine for National Poetry Month.
Join Locust Projects and Oolite Arts for a conversation with Naomi Beckwith, Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and former senior curator at Philadelphia’s Institute of Contemporary Art and Studio Museum in Harlem. Free. At Little Haiti Cultural Complex.
Opening on April 18. 10 am – 9 pm. Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective. Monumental survey spanning six decades of the artist’s intensive research that addresses cultural and political issues specific to the artist’s home country of Colombia.On view until September 1st.
Celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions at ICA Miami 61 NE 41st. St. Design District), including a special presentation dedicated to a seminal figure of postwar thinking, architecture and design, Ettore Sottsass; and a new series of work by interdisciplinary Diné artist Eric-Paul Riege (3 – 8 pm) in ICA Miami’s Ray Ellen and Allan Yarkin Project Gallery.
Thursday, April 18th; 3-8pm; ICA Miami
Join ICA for the opening of unique Dine artist Eric-Paul Reige and postwar architect and designer Ettore Sotsass. From 3 to 8 there will be an exclusive Eric-Paul Reige performance, followed by a member preview at 6 and an open exhibition at 7.
Friday, April 19th; 11-1pm; Perez Art Museum Miami
Join PAMM for the newest exhibition and book signing with Beatriz Gonzalez. Beatriz Gonzalez, renowned Colombian artist, will be present at the museum to chat with guests and fans of her book–Diario Del Guernica. Gonzalez fascinates readers as she reinvents Picasso’s famous piece in her own way, while documenting her personal process in a diary-like narrative. Don’t forget to check out the exhibition: A Retrospective.
Saturday, April 20th; 10-2pm; HistoryMiami
Join HistoryMiami to celebrate 31 years of tours around this culture-filled city with Historian Dr. George. Experience a recreation of the first tour ever led by the Museum, delve into the storied past of Downtown Miami as you walk along historic Flagler Street. Listen to stories about the earliest inhabitants of the city, the Tequesta, and of course, the Miami River. Learn the history of Miami’s founders – Julia Tuttle, Henry Flagler, and William and Mary Brickell.
Saturday, April 20th; 2-3:30pm; HistoryMiami
Join HistoryMiami for this multicultural experience in which visitors can learn from Iranian master percussionist Reza Filsoofi. Learn this unique technique of Middle Eastern percussive rhythms using drums from different countries.
Sunday, April 21st; 1-4pml ICA Miami
Join ICA for a celebration of Earth Day with the whole family with fun activities such as art making in the sculpture garden, storytelling sessions and musical selections by the New World Symphony. These sustainability and environmental-related activities will take place all around the Design District for a truly interactive educational experience about our globe and its gifts.
Monday, April 22nd; 11-6pm; Perez Art Museum Miami
Start the week off with a pleasant day of museum-going at the PAMM or the Wolfsonian. Museums are typically known for being closed on Mondays worldwide, but in Miami, there is something to do every day of the week. See the modern and contemporary art that lies within the halls of PAMM, or see the design marvels in the Wolfonian, both have remarkable collections that don’t disappoint.
Tuesday, April 23rd; 6-10pm; PAMM
Join PAMM for their monthly pop-up dinner following April’s Salon Series on defining Pop Art. The dinner is a delicious three-course meal at Verde waterfront restaurant with a carefully curated menu by Executive Chef Aaron Janus of Constellation Culinary Group. The Salon Series talk is inspired by the museum’s newest exhibition on Beatriz Gonzalez, and also discuss the work of Andy Warhol and their influence on the Pop Art movement.
Tuesday, April 23rd; 8-9pm; Coral Gables Musuem
Today is the last day to see the Coral Gables Museum exhibit. Castles in the Sky, an exhibition on Fantasy Architecture in Contemporary Art. Jarring the laws of actual architecture, the imagined palace functions as a very real foundation, buttress, and pillar for Castles in the Sky. From Claes Oldenburg’s proposal to replace the Washington Monument with gigantic scissors to Laurie Simmons’ photograph of candy castles atop a cake weathering a blizzard of confectionary “snow,” the works here delight and intrigue.
Wednesday, April 24; 6pm; ICA Miami @ Loro Piano
Join ICA for dinner and conversation with ICA’s Artistic Director Alex Gartenfeld and artist Pae White in celebration of the end of the “Excellence Dinner Series 2019”. This event will be hosted by Loro Piana in the design district, who is currently exhibiting Pae White’s tapestry “Farenth”. This talk and dinner is open only to benefactor members and above. Not a member? Join today for access to events like this one.
Wednesday, April 23rd; 6:30-9pm; Coral Gables Museum
In an ever-changing world, the Coral Gables Museum invites you for a talk on climate change, and environmental impacts, as well as its effect on us as Floridians and people. This lecture on rising sea levels in Miami and the Gables is being led by University of Miami professor Dr. Harold R. Wanless, known for his specialization in Geography and regional studies. Enjoy “Global Warming Chili” with Accouterments during check in and learn about the importance of sustainability today.
Altered States of Consciousness featuring work by Oolite Arts resident artists & curated by Claire Breukel starts on April 17 until June 30. Oolite Arts (what Miami is made of) is the new name of ArtCenter South Florida at 926 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Thursday, April 25th; 6-6:30pm; PAMM
Join PAMM for their Local Views Art Talk, in which artist Morel Doucet will speak about his work on view at the museum. This month, mixed media artist and sculptor will be leading a gallery tour for an inside look at what it means to be a budding artist in Miami.
Opening Reception of Paula Weiszkopf: Color Paradise on Thursday, April 25, 5 – 7 pm. Color Paradise is a collection of Paula Weiszkopf’s latest work. Her body of work is an extraordinary abstract collection by an international renown artist with roots from Argentina and Austria who resides in South Florida. On view until August 9.