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In this one of a kind experience, Mana contemporary art is working in conjunction with the Miami Music Club and BFI to bring you four extraordinarily unique artists, both local and from Chicago. All artists share an unparalleled approach to their music–ranging from the atmospheric soundscapes by Brett Naucke to heavy rap, r&b, and trap-influenced beats by POORGRRL.
Kick of the season with the New World Symphony Open House and pre season concert! The event starts off outdoors in the beautiful Sounscape park just outside the concert hall, full of family activisties for everyone, even the dog! Various fitness classes are scheduled for the daytime, including zumba, yoga, and cardio. After a lunch break with food tasting, there are tours of the concert hall, exploring the unique and beautiful architecture by Frank Gehry. Mini concerts will be given by the percussion, brass, woodwind, and strings section, followed by a full concert in the evening. No one can get bored with this special annual event
Arthur Dunkelman, director of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation and co-curator of the inaugural Kislak Center exhibition will present Anatomy of an Exhibition: Culture and Change in the Early Americas, an Origin Story. Free. Mr. Dunkelman will discuss how this landmark gift of books, maps, manuscripts, documents and objects came to MDC and its mission to provide the entire Miami-Dade community with access to a trove of cultural treasures.
Cesar Trasobares opening reception for Redacted on Saturday September 22nd, 6 – 9. These works can be seen through the lens of personal psychology as brutal actions of uncensored dissent as well as expressions of uncompromising social and political commentary. Gallerist Luisa Lignarolo expands: “César’s exhibition reflects an artist’s emotional protest against the blasting of knowledge from many fronts and the resulting atmosphere of intellectual debasement.”
(September 22 – November 3 ) Cesar Trasobares: Redacted. These works can be seen through the lens of personal psychology as brutal actions of uncensored dissent as well as expressions of uncompromising social and political commentary. Gallerist Luisa Lignarolo expands: “César’s exhibition reflects an artist’s emotional protest against the blasting of knowledge from many fronts and the resulting atmosphere of intellectual debasement.”
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22nd, 6 – 9. After more than a decade of searching for melancholy in paradise, Magnús Sigurðarson throws in the towel with ADIOS MELANCHOLY – THE PARROTY OF LIFE. With this, the 3rd exhibition at Emerson Dorsch, conceptual artist Magnús Sigurðarson presents 6 large clay paintings of parrots, a video performance, and an installation.
There’s no better way to spend your Sunday than to join History Miami on this exciting experience! Hosted by Dr. Paul George, chief historian at the museum, this cruise on the Miami River takes you through Downtown and little known hidden gems in the area, all while partaking in an educational conversation about its history. The cruise has no shortage of snacks and drinks for you to enjoy along with the picturesque scenery. Although this is only a two-hour cruise ride, tickets also include admission prices for the beautiful museum, which takes you in-depth into the origins of the city. This is a family event, everyone welcome.
You don’t need to travel far to get a taste of culture on September 23rd! This Sunday, the Lowe Art Museum is presenting a new and refreshing introduction to their exhibition “Hands and Earth: Six Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics” by launching a tea ceremony. This special event includes the ritualistic preparative practices of tea-drinking used by the Zen Buddhists, and invites one to reflect, be present, and truly be in touch with your senses to experience the art on a new level.
Start the week off right this Monday with the Moonlight Meditation overlooking the Biscayne Bay in the Vizcaya gardens. Greet the new week refreshed by the full moon and relaxing, set intentions for yourself and renew your personal energies with breathing exercises, crystal bowls, sound bowls, and some light yoga. Treat yourself to a self-care night, listen to your body and relish the beauty of the landscape, moonlight and your own self-awareness.
Opening Reception in the presence of the artist, Tuesday. September 25, 7 – 9. Ahmed Gomez: Handmade. Curated by Rodolfo de Athayde. (September 25 – November 28) “There is sediment in the work of Ahmed Gómez: he is an artist with a solid technical and conceptual background who is part of a generation that had the rare privilege of living a creative context detached from market trends, when the art imposed itself as a critical conscience and mode of resistance. We are talking about the complex reality of Cuba at the end of the 80s and beginning of the 90s.”
(September 25 – November 25) Proximities, the first exhibition of Argentine artist Graciela Hasper in Miami. Graciela Hasper’s work has its particular rules: over layered rectangles, curves, circles, and squares establish their own system and become a platform for the celebration of color. So pure as such found in a children’s marker box, a palette of bright and shiny colors coexist harmonically within the same space.
Miami’s Design District is the biggest up-and-coming neighborhood for the contemporary art scene of Miami, but the allure of luxury from the high-end stores does not mean that it has to be expensive! In this completely free tour, guide Margery Gordon takes the viewers on a close up look at pieces by world-renowned influential designers, architects, sculptors, muralists, and fine artists.
Join PAMM for this unmissable event! The Third Horizon Film Festival is coming to PAMM, with a never-before-seen visual journey that displays Jamaican culture conceptually. Experience an illusionary exploration of the land and people with beautiful artistic footage by renowned director Khalik Allah. Kick off the film festival weekend with music by DJ Juls, AfroPop sensation, and culture Thursday.
Hosted by Pamela Cohen & Nick Korniloff, mother and stepfather of Perry J. Cohen, the First Annual Art with a Heart gala with silent and live art auctions and special musical performance will take place at the Mandarin Hotel. Tickets $150.
The New World School of the Arts Dance Division launches its Dance on Film Series with award-winning video artist and film director, Charles Atlas. Kicking off a year-long celebration of the life and work of Merce Cunningham in the Centennial year, Charles Atlas will speak at New World School of the Arts, showing excerpts of his work and discussing his approach to creating and collaborating in the field of dance for the camera. Thursday, September 27, 7 pm (New World Dance Theater -25 NE 2nd St. 8th Floor. Free.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, Honduran artist Emilio Martinez will discuss his most recent series “History Seen and Corrected: My American Me Experience”, and elaborate upon past work. Martinez’s pieces mostly revolve around the concepts of migration and travel, the impact it can have on one’s life and identity, the psychological, economic and spiritual effect it has. With a brilliant use of symbolism in a dreamlike, nostalgic way reminiscent of one’s own memory, Martinez created compelling pieces that encourage one to reflect upon our roots.
Ninoska Huerta Pop Up Opening Reception and Art Talk about “Inspired by Coral Gables”. Watercolors and Drawings by Victor Deupi, Thomas Spain, Brian Lemmerman, and Carlos Barbon. Historic works by Denman Fink. Lecture by Professor Teofilo Victoria at 6:30 pm. Reception until 9 pm. Across the street from the Coral Gables Museum.
Jay Jackson (commonly known as Lanaganja Estranja from Ru Paul’s Drag Race), hosts an interactive drag lesson in conjunction with the YoungArts to explore text, vocal conversation, choreography and gender identity within performance. This experience is engaging, encouraging personal and group reflection for this artistic journey.
September 28 – October 28: NAEMI (National Arts Exhibition of the Mentally Ill showcases pieces from outsider artists in a selling curated show. Outsider art produced by untrained artists recovering from mental illnesses who are typically unconnected to the conventional art world—not by choice but by circumstance. The “classic” figures of outsider art were socially or culturally marginal figures.
Free Outdoor Monthly Series in North Miami: Jazz at MOCA to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Grammy Award-winning artist Nestor Torres. Torres has produced 14 recordings as a solo artist and has been nominated for four Latin GRAMMYS and one GRAMMY nomination, and has won one the Latin GRAMMY Award for his CD “This Side of Paradise.
Take a inside look at specialized Bass exhibit along with the rest of museum members to see Karen Rifas’s work, a playful melange of space and color. Take a curated tour of current exhibitions and enjoy refreshments provided by the museum today.
Conversatorio en español, incluye visita guiada. Saturday, September 29, 12 – 2 pm in the occasion of the show: Women Weavers. Art-Talk with pioneer artist Stella Bernal de Parra, followed by a guided tour with curator Adriana Herrera. Exhibition on view until November 2.
Every Saturday, the kids can be invested in history in a fun way. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, Hands-on-History will be invested in art making inspired by Tejano music legend and influencer Selena Quintanilla. With a reading from The Life of/La Vida de Selena, the children will create a Tejano-inspired hat and will participate in educational activities about the Hispanic culture of Mexico.
This is the last day to see Miami Dade College Museum of Arts and Design’s specialized exhibition–“By the People, Designing a Better America.” In this exhibition, one can explore the way that designers and innovators think to create change in rural, suburban and urban communities through sustainability and environmental awareness.
Starting this Sunday and continuing every last Sunday of each month, The Miami Dade College Museum of Art & Design will be hosting Free Admission and Family Days. These special days include hands-on activities for children and adults, containing artist-led workshops and interactive gallery tours. With the mission to encourage the youth to become more involved and appreciative of the arts, this new program offers a more fun approach to museum-going for everyone.
Join The Frost Museum for the curators tour on the specialized exhibition–Destruction: a reordering of life, politics and art. This showcase displays the work of 12 Miami-based artists all of who dissect and analyze the most prominent contemporary themes. Led by chief curator Amy Galpin, modern social life is examined in the eyes of these local artists.
Because they are installing a New Screen!!! On October 1st through 4th the Cinema will be closed for its installation. Measuring 12 x 33 feet and boasting a 2.76:1 aspect ratio, it will accommodate Ultra Panavision 70 films. These extra-wide titles also require the use of a special lens on our Century JJ 70mm projectors. The Cinema has received the screen and lens through a generous donation from Magna-Tech Electronic Co.
Market Monday at the Arsht Center is an event for everyone to experience. In conjunction with Books & Books, and the Urban Oasis Project, you can shop at the farmer’s market, take the kids to story time, and enjoy a delicious five course plant-based meal with Chef Allen’s Farm to Table Dinner. It is a guarantee that no one will be bored at Market Mondays.
One Time Screening Only, Today. October 1st, at 6:30 pm. AIDA (SALZBURG FESTIVAL). Music: Giuseppe Verdi. Directed by: Shirin Neshat. Cast: Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli, Roberto Tagliavini, Ekaterina Semenchuk. France, Austria / 2018 / 160 min + One Interval / Opera in Four Acts. In Italian with English Subtitles. Part of the 2018 World Stages Fall Season at MDC’s Tower Theater.
In the history of the Salzburg Festival, Verdi’s popular opera Aida was performed only once, in 1979, staged and conducted by Herbert von Karajan. For its return, the Salzburg Festival assembled a superb artistic team, making this production the most sought after and over-booked in the Festival’s history. The supreme cast was led by Anna Netrebko in the title role, directed by Iranian-born New York-based visual artist Shirin Neshat and conducted by the world’s finest Verdi conductor, Riccardo Muti.
Opening Reception at the Lowe Art Museum: Thursday, October 18: 7 – 9. Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits (October 18, 2018 – January 20, 2019. Iconic images of distinguished individuals by one of the 20th-century’s finest photographers. Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.