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The Coral Gables Museum invites YOU to submit your photograph to Capture Coral Gables, for a chance to exhibit at the Museum and win exciting prizes including a grand prize Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Solid Gray Camera! Capture Coral Gables is a skill-based photography contest open to teens and adults from amateur to professionals and it’s FREE to enter. Explore and examine the City of Coral Gables through your photographic lens and share your photos with us through some of these categories: Nature / Landscape; Photo Manipulation; , Portraiture ; Street Photography, and Night Photography.
Lecture by Jorge Zamanillo, Director of HistoryMiami. The preservation of archaeological sites in South Florida is supported by strong ordinances and laws intended to protect sites. Working with developers, along with local municipalities, the State of Florida, and community partners, requires creative management of the cultural resources. Jorge Zamanillo will offer his perspective on some of the discoveries in recent history that led to the preservation of major archaeological remains in Miami.
In conjunction with the opening of Doris Salcedo (April 22 – July 17)the artist will present a talk in the PAMM auditorium that touches upon the art and influences that have marked her 30 year career. Doris Salcedo was born in 1958 in Bogotá and is highly regarded for her evocative political sculpture, installation, and performance.
The seventh edition of the Lowe’s student-curated exhibition, ArtLab @ The Lowe, features 30 remarkable photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection. Blasted Allegories: Photography as Experience highlights serendipitous details, unexpected gestures, and strange parallels. It does so through a selection of photographs that spans the history of this critical art from. Featured photographers include Gregory Crewdson, Walker Evans, Nan Goldin, Eadweard Muybridge, Frank Paulin, Weegee, and Garry Winogrand, among others.
In conjunction with Vizcaya’s centennial, Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya is a two-part exhibition on view from May 2016 through May 2017. For this opening, Lost Spaces will feature original installations by seven South Florida artists or collaborative teams commissioned through Vizcaya’s Contemporary Arts Program, all commenting on historical elements of the estate that have been lost to time. Artists are: Juraj Kojs, Duane Brant, Lucinda Linderman, David Rohn, Frances Trombly, Amanda Keeley and Magnus Sigurdarson.
In honor of Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8th) the Coral Gables Museum presents MOTHER, a group show featuring work by contemporary Miami artists honoring mothers and motherhood. Participating artists include Mireya Alfonso, Patricia Figueroa, Maria Lino, Ray Lopez and Aurora Molina. Guests can expect to see video art documenting mothers of soldiers in Warmamas by Patricia Figueroa, beautiful moments of her children at play captured by photography Mireya Alfonso, fabric drawings illustrating the fragility of her great-grandmother by Aurora Molina, and more: Mother, may I? Yes, you MAY! You may receive 2×1 museum admission all month long!
Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Official exhibition opening: 6:00 – 10:00 pm)
Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Breakfast@bassX, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Miami Beach Regional Library. Tour of Emmett Moore: Human Factory and conversation with Miami based sculpture and designer Emmett Moore and curator Jose Diaz. RSVP to email@example.com.
Join us for a guided tour of In the Beginning was the Word: Works by Corita Kent exhibition with Museum Director Jordana Pomeroy, PHD. Followed by a workshop hosted by local artist Leonel Matheu, to create pop art and screen prints works with messages inspired by the work of Corita Kent. The workshop is limited to 30 participants and will be on a first come basis. Participants must RSVP to 305-593-6611 by May 5.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Selections From the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection. Curated by Bonnie Clearwater. This exhibition provides a snapshot of contemporary art from the 1990s to the present with works by more than 60 artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. The couple is among South Florida’s most prominent and active arts advocates and philanthropists and their highly regarded collection focuses on the work of women artists, as well as African American, Latin American and South Florida artists.
Liquid Sensibilities is 14th edition of the Grants & Commissions Program. Ten recipients from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Peru . Colombian-born performance artist, María Evélia Marmolejo will be performing Conciencia Dopada on September 8 at 7:45 pm. CIFO will be open for Downtown Days the weekend of September 9 & 10.
The Vesper Project is the culmination of New York City-based Titus Kaphar’s intensive engagement with the imaginary history of the Vespers, a 19th-century New England family who were able to “pass” as Caucasian despite the fact that their mixed heritage made them black in the eyes of the law. Linking the artist to this family is Benjamin Vesper, a mentally troubled man who—inspired by one of Kaphar’s works—reaches out to the artist for help in reconstructing his family’s history. Gallery Talk: 7:30, Opening reception: 7 – 9 pm.
ArtDays Downtown this weekend. For hours & venues visit dwntwnartdays.com. CCE, Miami International University, PAMM, Main Library and more art venues. Art Days staff will be on hand at The Hub (MCAD building) to help plan your itinerary and find the best routes to travel to each venue. There are also plenty of creative activities at the hub – design your own free Art Days T-shirt, take a live drawing class, and experience MCAD’s newest exhibition – After the Millennium: Contemporary Architecture in Ethiopia.
A Day of Free Events & No ticket-handling Fees in Person: Over 50 Shows on Sale | Sneak Preview by Jeff Hobson – The Trickster from The Illusionists | Comic Book & Cosplay Mania | Interactive Workshops | Kids’ Activities | Chef Demos Author Conversations | Walking Tours | Farmers Market: 9:30 am to 2 pm | Silent Disco Day Party hosted by the Green Room Society & So Much More! The HOPE Express Mobile Pet Adoption:10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Parking Lot C entrance located on N.E. 2nd Ave between 12th street and 13th street. Miami City Ballet Interactive Workshops| Walking Tours. Free! Check full schedule of events here arshtcenter.org
Terms like “fascism” and “communism” are oft-heard, but what do they really mean? Not to brag, but The Wolf knows a thing or two about 20th-century politics, and we’re here to set the record straight. Join a Wolfsonian curator and an outside expert to tour the collection, grab a drink, and get to the bottom of the -isms. Free and open to the public.
Artist and African art collector José Bedia and museum Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater fwill have a discussion exploring the influence that tribal and ethnographic art, especially in African material, has had on Bedia’s career. Bedia will also discuss the significance of objects currently on view in the museum’s exhibition African Art: Highlights of the Permanent Collection.
Gallery Talk: 7:30 pm; Opening reception:7 – 9 pm. Donald Sultan’s The Disaster Paintings feature imposing man-made structures whose industrial qualities are reinforced by Sultan’s preferred media, Masonite tiles and tar. The large-scale paintings’ resulting sense of robust permanence is offset by the catastrophes Sultan includes therein, which provoke a jarring sense of fragility, impermanence, and transience.
Lecture by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons From an inter-disciplinary approach, foremost Cuban artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons introduces a selection of projects from her practice over the last thirty years – projects that question the concept of home; that place the location of forgotten narratives in contemporary practices; and that address the boundaries between disciplines.
Coreography by Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot. Music by Adolphe Adam . Duration: 1 h 57 min; 1 intermission. The haunting tale of one woman’s love and triumph over fate. The most cherished of all 19th-century ballets, Giselle, created in 1841, has never lost its preeminence in the repertory. One reason among many: Every ballerina wants to dance it! And just about every great ballerina in history has danced it – from Pavlova to Ulanova, Fonteyn, Alonso, Kirkland, Makarova and so many more.
Curated by Maryanna Ramirez, this exhibition traces the ancient traditions of body modification evident in the exhibition’s Pre-Columbian objects (from the Jay I. Kislak Foundation), featured within the galleries of the museum alongside works by contemporary artists who incorporate transformative body art in their creative process. Includes contemporary photography and video work by Lauren Kalman, Carlos Martiel, Hiromi Moneyhun, Tatiana Parcero and Cecilia Paredes. On view until February 12, 2017.
An exhibition of exquisite watercolor and oil paintings by Sean Cavanaugh , opening October 27, gallery talk with the artist at 7:30 pm. Descended from a line of distinguished painters, Sean Cavanaugh is the grandson of Milton and Sally Avery and the son of March Avery.