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In the presence of the South African artist Lionel Smit, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami) opens Obscura, Thursday, March 15, 7 – 9 pm. It is his first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. and will run from March 8 to May 6, 2018. (770 NE 125th St. North Miami).
March 27 – May 5. William Osorio, a Cuban-born, Miami-based artist. The show is accompanied by a catalog with an essay by journalist, writer, and art critic Luis Leonel León. Osorio’s work defines a style that could be called visceral neo-expressionism; his oeuvre is categorized by a gestural looseness of unrestrained paint, taking inspiration from Contemporary greats such as Francis Bacon, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Saville, and Eric Fischl.
Until Monday, April 2: Overload ignites the senses at Vizcaya. David Brooks, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Arnout Meijer, and Tanja Smeets. Curated by Gina Wouters. Currently overseen by Assistant Curator Liz Shannon.
April 7 – September 30. The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College (MOAD) will inaugurate its newly renovated galleries with two outstanding exhibitions, By the People: Designing a Better America and This Situation, a work by the acclaimed British-German artist Tino Sehgal. The reopening of MOAD’s facility in the historic Freedom Tower coincides with its new focus and new graphic identity. Both exhibitions will open to the general public on April 7.
April 4 – June 3: Outsider Artists from Havana at the Frost Art Museum: Misleidys Castillo and Jorge A. Hernandez, El Buzo. Outsider artists, or artists who work apart from mainstream art communities and academic culture, are self-taught. National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill (NAEMI) is a nonprofit organization based in the United States, founded in 1988 by Juan Martin, the current Executive Director.
It’s Poetry Month! Vizcaya is celebrating all month long as we prepare to welcome O, Miami Poetry Festival for a night of Miami-inspired readings on April 25, starting at 6:30 p.m. For those interested in stepping up to the mic, you can submit your own ZipOdes creations online for a chance to be selected to participate. The deadline for submissions is April 20.
On the occasion of the opening of william cordova now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy, join cultural practitioner william cordova, artist Leslie Hewitt, and PAMM Associate Curator María Elena Ortiz for a conversation. Space is limited, first come, first seated (RSVP).
May 17 – September 23: Sebastian Spreng: Dresden.Spreng visions on Dresden 1945, a series of iPad drawing in aluminum depicting the destruction of the city and the horror of war. An interactive exhibition. Opening Reception: Thursday, May 17, 7 – 9 pm.
Museums across North America to celebrate Art Museum Day with free admission for all!
May 24 – October 21: Karen Rifas. Deceptive Constructions. Well known for her minimal cord and leaf installations, and precise, methodical line drawings, in 2016, Rifas began a focused exploration into the constructive possibilities of color. Employing densely hued shapes and irregular lines, Rifas creates spaces that oscillate between the two- and three-dimensional. Opening Reception, Wednesday, May 23, 8 – 10 pm.
Love the game of soccer or want to know more about it? Specialist on Haiti and the Caribbean within the transatlantic frame and authority on all things fútbol, Professor Laurent Dubois will close out the fourth year of the series. Dubois will reflect on the work of many artists from the current special exhibition The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art through the lens of postcolonial theory and world soccer politics.
Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly from May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.
Many Visions, Many Versions: Art from Indigenous Communities in India. Art from four major indigenous artistic traditions in India, Many Visions, Many Versions showcases works from the Gond and Warli communities of central India, the Mithila region of Bihar, and the narrative scroll painters of West Bengal. Through September 9.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum celebrates its collecting past and dynamic presence with Connectivity: Selections from the Collection of the Frost Art Museum and Deconstruction: A reordering of life, politics, and art.
The Miami Herald has partnered with local historical societies, universities, and the Miami-Dade County community on a new hardcover pictorial history book, “Miami Memories: The Early Years.” The community is invited to participate in this unique project by bringing photos taken in the Miami-Dade County area between 1800 and 1939 to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Photos will be scanned on-site and given right back. A simple photo submission form is required for each photo (maximum 10 photos per family). Forms and submission guidelines are available at Miami.PictorialBook.com or may be picked up at The Miami Herald (3511 NW 91 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172).
Sunday, July 29, free admission from 10 am to 5 pm plus family activities from 2 to 4 pm. Visit the two current exhibitions: Karen Tifas Deceptive Constructions recommended by our art critic Anne Tschida on our homepage, and Destefashioncollection!a show that considers and troubles the boundaries between art and fashion.
(August 3 – November 6) “Sacred Ground: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery will take up residence at the museum. Through a display of telegrams, video, artifacts, historical documents and images from photographers including Carl Juste and C.W. Griffin, the museum will tell the story of the cemetery, its citizens and the Miami they knew.”
Artist Pepe Mar, featured in the exhibition Deconstruction: A reordering of life, politics, and art (July 10 – September 30). Mar will discuss his creative process as well as present a stunning new installation titled, Varla TV, featured in the exhibition. This artwork is mixed media and incorporates fabric, a collage, and paintings by Varla aka Craig Coleman. Following the gallery talk, guests will create their own works of art inspired by Mar’s artistic practice.
Perez Art Museum Miami is open today Labor Day. This is exceptional because traditionally museums and art galleries remain closed on Mondays and holidays. PAMM always open on Mondays and is closed on Wednesdays.
Hours: 10 am – 6 pm, admission: $16 / $12. Take note that PAMM is always free every First Friday from 10 am to 9 pm.
September 8 – 28: Michael Gray. Life Forms. New Works that address the loss of living reef tissues in Biscayne Bay.
Vizcaya is open on Sunday, so come with your family to learn about all the exciting ways you can spice up your kitchen through the exploration of plants, roots, stems, leaves and flowers. In the scenic beauty of the famous Vizcaya gardens, this is an event that everyone can enjoy.
NSU Art Museum at 1 E Las Olas Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale. Open today Sunday 9 from 12 – 5 pm. Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting from September 9 to June 30. This is the first comprehensive installation of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s collection. Presented on the occasion of the institution’s 60th anniversary, this exhibition will occupy the Museum’s more than 28,000 square-feet of galleries and will open to the public in two phases on September 9, 2018 and November 18, 2018.
Frost Art Museum: Sunday, Dec. 9: 9:30 am – 12. This is an official Art Basel Miami Beach event: international acclaimed sculptor Elizabeth Turk Talk. Turk is known for transforming her signature medium of marble into strikingly intricate objects that defy convention and challenge our preconceptions of what marble can do.
Perez Art Museum Miami/ PAMM and The Wolfsonian are open today, this is exceptional because traditionally museums and art galleries remain closed on Mondays. Hours: 10 am – 6 pm. Admission at PAMM: $16/$12, at The Wolfsonian” $12/$8. Both museums are closed on Wednesdays.
In this special event at the Frost Museum, new curator Amy Galpin introduces the public to the current exhibition entitled Deconstruction: A reordering of life, politics and art. This exhibits follows the work of 12 specialized local artists with the common theme of deconstruction. Everyone welcome.
Kick off your weekend right at Vizcaya for a wellness and self-care day. With a half hour yoga session and half hour sunset meditation complete with live music and garden tours. In this completely relaxing experience, members will be receiving a taste of Vizcaya’s wellness program. Not a member? Not an issue, membership is only $50 an includes a variety of free events throughout the year in the beautiful spaces of the museum.
September 6 – November 4: Tracing the Red Thread, by distinguished South Florida-based artist Mira Lehr. The multimedia, a museum-wide installation will reflect Lehr’s eco-feminist philosophy, the concept of mankind working with nature rather than dominating over it. Lehr uses the classical myth of Ariadne to explore the beauty, fragility, and interconnectedness of the endangered aquatic ecosystem of the South Florida coast.
Roundtable: Naturing the City: Toward Sustainable Communities and Resilient Infrastructure. Thursday, September 13, 7 – 9 pm. at the Citizen Design Lab at the Freedom Tower. PANELISTS: Dr. Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pennsylvania), Reverend Houston Cypress (Love the Everglades Movement), Joe Meppelink (Metalab Studio), Mayor Philip Stoddard (City of South Miami), and Susanne Torriente (City of Miami Beach). MODERATOR: Dr. Marilys Nepomechie (Florida International University School of Architecture).
(September 15, 2018 – April 21, 2019) Grids: A Selection of Paintings by Lynne Golob Gelfman, a collection of approximately 25 paintings by Miami-based artist Lynne Golob Gelfman. The most comprehensive show by Gelfman to date, the exhibition will showcase paintings the artist has produced over the last two decades, as well as examples of early works from the late 1960s and early 70s—the majority of which have never been seen publicly before.