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Celebrating ArtCenter’s history, its future and the closing of its iconic 800-810 building. Enjoy drinks and appetizers and dance the night away with DJ Jody McDonald! Lincoln Road Social Club will take you back to the 80s & 90s on Lincoln Road for one night only! We invite you to an underground closing party to discover a piece of Lincoln Road in every ArtCenter studio.The studios will feature resident artists’ site-specific installations, performances by Adora, Bistoury Dance Theatre, alumnus David Rohn and much more!
Aluna Art Foundation is closing its current space located in Little Havana. Join them in 2 events: January 14, at 7 pm in association with Art Connection, special invitation to participate in the community based ritual performance by Nina Dotti, “Take the Load Off/Despojate.” January 16, at 7 pm will mark the final event for the exhibitions “Rogelio López Marín, ‘Gory’: Notes for a Retrospective” (1975-2015) and “A Russian, a Chinese, and a Cuban Walk into an Art Show.” (Alex Yuzdon | Guo Jian | Rubén Torres Llorca) curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos).
Closing Reception: Wendy Wischer: Escaping Gravity. In this new body of work, Wendy Wischer turns her focus more directly to nature, the cycle of life, alongside the major signals of our current environmental issues. By layering multimedia, reflecting poetically on the human condition and the earth, both in decay and bloom, Wischer explores her shifting relationship with nature and with herself.
The public is invited to attend the closing reception for centennial exhibit “This Land Is Your Land: A Second Century for America’s National Parks” on Friday, January 6th from 6 pm to 10 pm, with free admission, cash bar and live performance of “Songs and Stories of Our National Parks” by Florida folk musician Grant Livingston and park ranger Gary Bremen. The duo will perform together from 7 pm to 8 pm. Grant Livingston will perform a second solo set of his original songs from 8:30 pm to 9:30pm. This special performance is presented by the Coral Gables Museum in partnership with the Dade Heritage Trust, South Florida National Park Trust and National Park Service.
Final Days for Ciudad Magica with works by Hoxxoh, Andrew Antonaccio, and Michael Vasquez. Miami is often referred to as the Ciudad Mágica (the magic city), a nickname born out of the city’s rapid growth.
August 11 – December 21: The Barbers of Miami and Havana: Relations Not Cut. Barbershops are places where community, culture,and identity thrive. They are also places where there are connections between people on many levels. This exhibit takes you inside several Cuban American barbershops in the Miami area and several Cuban barbershops in Havana to allow you to see for yourself how much goes on besides people getting haircuts. Regardless of the ever‑shifting governmental politics and policies of the two countries, the connections between people are strong and relations are not cut!
December 9th; 9:30-10: 30 am; Coral Gables Museum
Enjoy a talk with the Coral Gables Museum as ten artists consider the beauty and intrigue behind the work within “Kindred Spirits: Ten Artists by the Hudson”. Today is the last day that the exhibition will be open, and the closing reception will include a conversation about the pieces and the culture behind them, as well as carefully curated Cuban snacks to go along with the theme of the exhibit.
Sunday, December 9th; 10am-1pm; Lowe Art Museum
Join the Lowe Art Museum for Bubbles and Brunch to celebrate the end of Art Basel and Art Miami Week 2018! This event includes a deliciously luxurious breakfast, as well as a talk by Basel-featured artist Hank Willis Thomas. Enjoy the fin of the art fair with fellow museum members and art lovers at the Lowe.
Saturday, December 29th; 12-7pm; Fabian Castanier Gallery
Join the Fabian Castanier Gallery to see “Boundless”, an exhibition by the Miaz Brothers that closes today! Boundless explores figurative work and portraiture in a new way with paintings depicting ethereal visions of women with blurred, otherworldly lighting that creates a unique and beautiful effect. Inspired by classical portraiture, but rendered with layers of aerosol paint, the artists explore the space between one’s perception of the self and the intangible in a truly boundless and personal way.
January 5th, 2019; Pan American Art Projects; 12-6pm
Today is the last day to see “Space as Form”, the exhibition with art by Carolina Sardi of Pan American Projects. The Argentinian artist works mostly with conceptual and ambiguous three-dimensional work inspired by the concrete art movement to create simple and unifying sculptural pieces defined by the relationship between space and shape.
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.
Before it closes, visit Miami MoCAAD’s Reconstructing Identity: An Exploration of Identity and Diaspora Through Artistic Practice, a pop-up exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography and drawings. Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 12-6pm; Sat., 1-5pm, until June 27 when the exhibit ends. Historic Ward Rooming House at 249 NW 9th St., Overtown, Miami, Fl. 33136. Exhibition organized by Donnamarie Baptiste.