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Art Roundtable: Lunchtime discussion with artist Maria Martínez-Cañas whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and abroad. Born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico, where she developed a love of photography and art, Maria Martínez-Cañas work in experimental photography pushes beyond the documentary aspects of the medium to embrace elements such as drawing, collage and photomontage. Maps, family photographs, and art historical images recur in her work as visual markers documenting and reinventing the past.
During May, visitors and locals can take advantage of “Buy One, Get One Free admission,” a “Join One Museum, See Them All” and other special offers at participating museums during Miami Museum Month. This is an incredible opportunity to museum hop and experience Greater Miami’s uniquely diverse cultural scene. Don’t miss out!More here: http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/special-offers/monthly-deals/miami-museum-month.
Robert Winthrop Chanler: Discovering the Fantastic [Book Launch & Signing] – Friday, May 20, 6-8 p.m. – Vizcaya Museum and Gardens hosts the official launch and signing for “Robert Winthrop Chanler: Discovering the Fantastic,” the first study of its kind in the past eight years. The book explores the life and work of the elusive muralist responsible for site-specific works at the iconic Miami estate, including the decorative ceiling in Vizcaya’s pool grotto and the Vizcayan Bay screen on view in Deering’s Sitting Room.
Vizcaya’s Curator, Gina Wouters, and Conservator, Lauren Hall will also be on hand for signing copies of the book and engage with guests in a lively discussion about Chanler and the works created for Vizcaya.
May 20 – July 30: Arturo Correa.Searching is a show consisting of 24 pieces, revealing Correa’s passion and dedication to exploring the chaos of human nature through painting, in a constant quest to fathom the mysteries of life. In fact, in Arturo Correa’s paintings, whether on canvas or wood, a particular aesthetic language can be perceived, resulting from a colorful mixture of figuration and abstraction, in form as well as in concept, related to the combination of his Latin American roots and the Anglo American side of his personality.
Free Family fun weekend with art, vintage cars, Cuban gastronomy and cocktails, Cuban coffee and domino. Miami based Cuban artists Rigo León, Adrian Ávila, Reinier Gamboa and Arien Xuan López, among others. Vintage Convertibles:1955 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, 1953 Chevrolet Fleetwood and 1957 Plymouth Fury, among others.
Ninoska Huerta invitation to a private homage to honor Venezuelan Grande Dame of the Arts, Sofia Imber in celebration of her prolific and creative life supporting and promoting the arts.Colleagues, collectors and friends are invited to a reception in the framework of the current exhibition of contemporary artists at her new pop up space in Wynwood Arts District. Featuring: Paul Amundarain. Darío Pérez-Flores. Israel Guevara Recent Works, and Tropical Ladies by Italian Master Gino Donvito.
Mindy Solomon Gallery presents Geandy Pavón: Political Fold and José Manuel Mesías: About the Absolute Truth from May 28th through August 13th, the dynamic juxtaposition of these two artists together in Miami for the first time, exploring the deconstruction of literary realism and rational thought.
This Land Is Your Land: A Second Century for America’s National Parks
From June 3, 2016 -toJanuary 8, 2017. This exhibition considers America’s National Park Service as it enters its second century with a particular focus on South Florida’s four national park sites: Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve. Curated by Jacqueline Crucet and designed by Miami-based design firm SimpleFly Creative, this exhibit is endorsed and supported by the National Park Service.
To Seep and Bleed into the World, a solo exhibition of Canadian-born and Vienna-based artist Daniel Domig curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff, Diana Lowenstein Gallery’s curatorial advisor. This will be the first time the artist’s work is presented in Miami. June 4 – July 30.
Mary Ellen Bartley. Ellen Cantor. Marina Font. Max Steven Grossman. Vadim Gushchin. Kerry Mansfield . Alexandra Rowley. Phillip Toledano. The Lives of Books. June 4 – August 27.
Portugal Tropical exhibition, conceived by the curators Alda Galsterer e Verónica de Mello, takes to the Merzbau Gallery in Wynwood – at the nerve centre of contemporary art in the city of Miami – the work of three contemporary Portuguese artists, in a reading of the exoticism and the sensuality associated with the tropical concept. The reading is proposed through the exuberant palette of Pedro Calapez in the intense and chromatic dynamics of his work, through the subtly feminine embroidery of the African landscapes seen in the work of Mónica Miranda, or in the dense ceramic sculptures of architectural and chromatic quality by Maria Ana Vasco Costa.
Curated bu Aluna Curatorial Colletive: Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos. Featuring: Miguel Acosta, Alfredo Alvarez Plagaro, Ana Isabel Diez, Florencio Gelabert, Sonia Falcone, MabelPobletm Martin Pelenur and Viviana Zargon. Fragmentation and other parables is an approximation to the recurrence, meaning, and the logic of fragmentation in contemporary artistic practices: Is it true that it disrupts the threads of connection with history or could it suggest other types of relations to the past and the present? What are the contemporary parables that suggest fragmentation in art?
Opening reception ofResonance/Dissonance, featuring six prominent artists from the de la Cruz Collection, Tracey Emin, Aida Ruilova, Quisqueya Henriquez, Sarah Morris, Beatriz Monteavaro and Susanne M. Winterling.
Curated by Klaudio Rodriguez in collaboration with Ibett Yanez, Director of the de la Cruz Collection
Visual artist Stan Douglas will discuss his film and photography practice and how it influences our understanding of history. Douglas draws inspiration from his intensive research and meticulous attention to detail, while utilizing live actors, costumes, props, and sets to render real and imagined scenes from the past with uncanny accuracy. Douglas’ work Luanda-Kinshasa (2014) —jointly acquired by PAMM and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art— will be on view from May 26-September 25, 2016. Free with museum admission ($16 adults, members free).
Mariana Ravenet Ramírez, daughter of Cuban painter Domingo Ravenet is pleased to invite Cuban art lovers to the launch of the book on her father. Ravenet book, published by Fundación Arte Cubano, is an example of the multifaceted artistic work of this representative of the first Cuban pictorial art from 1923 to 1969.The presentation will be held in Spanish.
Walkthrough by curator Ombretta Agro of the exhibition: To Seep and Bleed into the World by Daniel Domig and movie screening of The Rebound A Wheelchair Basketball Story. Suggested Donation: $10 (100% of the proceeds benefit Miami Heat Wheels).
Speaking of Abstraction: Language Transitions in Latin American Art, Curated by Dennys Matos. Carmelo Arden Quin (Uruguay), César Paternosto (Argentina), Carlos Rojas (Colombia) or Mateo Manaure (Venezuela). Also joining them new promising generation of abstract artists such as Flavio Garciandía (Cuba), Jaildo Marinho (Brazil), Emilia Sirrs (Mexico) and Beto De Volder (Argentina). The exhibition includes 33 works including drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture offering the viewer a wide aesthetic itinerary of abstraction in its various manifestations.
As a creative institution, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) employs many talented individuals who help bring art to life. This summer, University of Miami Gallery will present the fifth PAMM Staff Art Exhibition, showcasing the talents of its artistically-inclined staff.
Artists: Michael Balbone / Maria Theresa Barbist / Helier Batista /Amanda Bradley / Chris Byrd / Susan Delconte / Morel Doucet / Alexa Ferra / Rosa Naday Garmendia / Joe Gato / Pamela Gonzalez / Cosby Hayes / José Herazo-Osorio / Kenny Jones / Kerry Keeler / David Kudzma / David Lloyd / Kadedra Mitchell / Margarida Matos / Eddie Negron / Lorie Ofir / Jay Oré / Karina Pais / Daniela Poma / Tim Probasco / Gianna Riccardi / Jahaira Ríos de Gálvez / Carla S. Saenz / Mimi Stocker / Maria C. Trujillo / Pedro Vizcaino / Stefan VonFouts / Daniel Walker / Janese Weingarten / Ramon Williams / Alex Zastera.
Art Talk with artist Arturo Correa for his show “Searching”. Searching is a show consisting of 24 pieces, revealing Correa’s passion and dedication to exploring the chaos of human nature through painting, in a constant quest to fathom the mysteries of life.
Five Latin American Contemporary Pop Artists: Raul Cardozo, Andres Celis, Antonio Cortes Rolon, Ahmed Gomez, and Alejandro Plaza. On view until August 27.
Video Installations by Alba Soto, David Gumbs, Edison Peñafiel. Curated by Crisveth Ortega and Jesus Petroccini.On view until September 1st.
Four Centuries of Prints from Rembrandt to Picasso: Drs. Walter and Mildred Padow Collection features over 100 engravings, etchings, lithographs and woodcuts from the 16th through 20th centuries by Rembrandt, Dürer, Braque, Hopper, Klee, Matisse, Renoir, Whistler and others. Curated by Barbara Buhler. On view until October 23.
Highlights of the Permanent Collection. Traditional art from Sub-Saharan Africa, including works by important masters of regional styles and workshops. Curated by Marcilene Wittmer. On view through October 23.
Visit Robert Zuckerman’s photography project that explores the extraordinary within the ordinary. Cocktail reception. All the photographs will be available to purchase with a portion of sales going to support the urban Studios. Free.
Miami Rail launched their Block by Block program. Block by Block invites Miami based writers, to engage specific communities and neighborhoods in Miami by providing lectures, workshops and other programming. The first writer is Jason Fitzroy Jeffers a Miami-based writer and filmmaker from Barbados. We will be hosting his lecture next week at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Free entry.
Celebrate the opening of Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks with an art talk by artist William Cordova followed by a discussion with PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans and PAMM Assistant Curator María Elena Ortiz. On the terrace, Tradisyon Lakou Lakay dance ensemble and DJ Gardy will perform a traditional Vodou-inspired dance accompanied by magical melodies and beautiful rhythmic roots music of Haiti, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, combined with retro electronic music.
People on the Move presented by Art for Amnesty. Opening Reception and Discussion panel at 7:30 pm. Artists exhibiting their works: Rafael Barros, Home Eleven, Pedro Rivero, Delphine Lebourgeois, Jason Cole, among others. Panelists: Lisa Conceal, Carlos Marin, Dr. Eric Lob and Deborah Sasha. Please rsvp.
Celebrate the opening of the installation Visionary Metropolis: Tony Garnier’s Une Cité Industrielle. Reception includes a gallery talk led by guest curator and FIU Department of Architecture associate professor David Rifkind. Free and open to the public.
Adapted from shojo manga artist Akimi Yoshida’s Umimachi Diary (Diary of a Seaside Town), Our Little Sister may be considered a contemporary successor to Kon Ichikawa’s masterpiece The Makioka Sisters. Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda who also directed 2013 Cannes Jury Prize winner, Like Father, Like Son.Before the film presentation, attendees will experience the thunderous and spirited rhythms of Fushu Daiko, Japanese Taiko drumming group.