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Friday, July 26th; 8-10pm; MOCA Miami
Join MOCA for their monthly jazz special, this month featuring Tom McCormick, a saxophone superstar with skills that have come from Baltimore to Miami, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Japan and India. An accomplished player as well as composer and arranger, this live music experience is sure to have visitors amazed.
Saturday, July 27th; 8-6pm; NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale
Calling all Fort Lauderdale residents! Today, join the NSU Art Museum for free, as the last Sunday of every month has open admission with ID and drivers license. In addition to free Museum admission, Fort Lauderdale residents will receive a 10% discount on catalogs published by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and sold in the Museum Store.
Sunday, July 28th; 9-10pm; Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Join Vizcaya Museum & Gardens for a 60-minute, all-level vinyasa class located in the beautiful museum facing the Biscayne Bay. Yoga will take place in various locations within Vizcaya, including the Garden Mound, South Terrace, and other evocative environments through the estate. Come relax, breathe and work out with fellow Vizcaya members with yoga, and then check out the museum for free. Unwind at the most beautiful historic estate in Miami.
Sunday, July 28th; 9:30-1pm; Coral Gables Museum
Enjoy a day of beauty and relaxation with the Coral Gables Museum on the Miami canals. Starting the day off with a self-guided audio exhibition tour, the day will proceed with a bus ride to the waterways where a stunning amount of natural beauty, wildlife, architecture and hidden gems of the city can be seen and admired.
Sunday, July 28th; 1-6pm; MOAD @ MDC
Experience the arts for free with Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design on the last Sunday of every month. Enjoy a family program from 2-4pm just for the kids, in order to encourage the next generation in the arts with workshops and fun activities and games for all ages. Parents and adults, don’t feel left out! Visit the exhibitions available, like Where the Oceans Meet on globalization and technology.
Wednesday, July 31st; 6:30pm; Coral Gables Museum
Join the Coral Gables Museum and Miami Police Department Officer Kelly Denham for a discussion on gun violence and safety in our community as well as drills on police safety in active shooter situations. The last Wednesday of every month, the museum gives lectures on various topics, so stay posted for information on our community with the museum.
Wednesday July 31st; 7:30-9:30pm; MOAD @ MDC
Join the Museum of Art and Design for a reading with Les Standiford, FIU professor and novelist, on the impact of the beauty of a location on creative writing. The series takes 8 local writers who maintain Miami as the inspiration behind their poetry and narratives, with all its diversity, culture and beauty. These talks are held at Soya and Pomodoro restaurant in Downtown Miami, not at the Freedom Tower museum location.
Miami Spice Program Go!!! From today August 1st and until September 30: 250 amazing restaurants are offering prix fix lunch for $ 23 and dinner for $39. It’s a GMCVB initiative, check menus here: MiamiSpice@gmcvb.com. Gastronomy is art!
Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti is a documentary that depicts the rituals of three Vodou cults whose origins stem from Africa. The viewer is introduced to a pantheon of spirits who communicate to their worshippers. The screening is followed by an in-person discussion led by Lucrèce Louisdhon and Louines Louinis Haitian folklorists. A pre-show display of rare and antiquated books related to Haiti from the Miami Dade Public Library Special Collection and Archives. B&W 16mm 54 min, sound.Wednesday, August 7, doors open at 6:30 pm. MOCA Pavilion – North Miami (770 NE 125 th St). Free to the Public.
Friday, August 9, Performance at 7 pm. ICA Miami and Guadalupe Maravilla present Los Purifiers, a new performance by the New York- and Richmond-based artist that aims to create a new visual memory for the entangled genealogy of border-crossing stories. As part of the performance, Maravilla will initiate a sound activation intended to cleanse phobias and blockages resulting from an accelerating political climate.
For the past three years, summers at Vizcaya have been marked by a unique performance – 1,000 people coming together in a glowing processional of illuminated lanterns. This year’s illuminated spectacular will be bigger than ever! Arrive early and enjoy food trucks and live entertainment starting at 7:00 p.m. Then get ready for the parade to begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. as night falls on the gardens. Tickets are $10 for the general public.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), as well as Verde Restaurant and Bar, will be closed to the public from Monday, August 19 through Sunday, August 25, 2019 for maintenance. Administrative offices and phone lines will still be open for questions, event bookings, dining reservations, and memberships. The museum will reopen to the public on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10am, with usual museum hours. Learn more at pamm.org/visit. While the museum is closed, connect with PAMM digitally. See behind-the-scenes features on Instagram (@pamm), Twitter (@pamm), and Facebook (perezartmuseummiami).
Opening to the public on Thursday, August 22 at the Coral Gables Museum. HISPA Fest, curated by Felix Suazo. 19 artists and 12 writers of 10 Ibero-American countries: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Perú, and Venezuela.
Experience the art of chocolate making during a behind-the-scenes tour of Cao Chocolates! Chocolatier Ricardo Trillos will discuss the factory’s process in creating bean-to-bar chocolate and sourcing ingredients locally and from fair-trade farms around the world. Don’t miss the chance to taste the shop’s delicious creations and learn about this art form from Miami’s pioneer in bean-to-bar chocolate making.
ICA Miami welcomes Berlin-based producer Mechatok to First Fridays. Mechatok’s performance will be complemented by Shanghai-based visual artist Kim Laughton. “[Mechatok] is still only 21 but over the last few years has slowly developed one of the most distinctive sounds in contemporary electronic music: equal parts blissful and melancholic club-ready pop miniatures. In the Sculpture Garden, ICA Miami and ARTECHOUSE Miami have teamed with Ketel One Vodka to present a unique augmented reality cocktail experience.
ArtsLaunch is the biggest free community event in Miami that celebrates the performing arts and other arts disciplines. This open house is the annual kick-off to Miami’s art season! ArtsLaunch is a full day of over 50 activities including free mini performances, interactive workshops, kid’s activities, farmers market, tours and more.
Free at HistoryMiami Museum: Immerse yourself in the culture of the Seminole people during our free Family Fun Day! Learn about traditional Seminole arts through storytelling, craft activities, patchwork clothing, an interactive touch table, and much more. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience live canoe carving demonstrations at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. by master carver and HistoryMiami Museum’s newest artist-in-residence, Pedro Zepeda!
September 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020: Art After Stonewall, 1969 – 1989. Curated by Jonathan Weinberg, Daniel Marcus, and Drew Sawyer.. Reception on Saturday, September 14, 4 – 7 pm. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, this groundbreaking survey features more than 200 works of art and related visual materials that explore the profound impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture.
Art + Activism: Linda Cheung, Frances Colón + Xavier Cortada on Climate Change moderated by Director Cathy Leff. Panel starts at 6:30 pm, then Open Studios from 8 – 10 pm. Tour begin at 8:20 pm outside the Audrey Love Gallery. On-view: PLAY, LAY, AYE: Navigating queerness, where space is always in flux, by GeoVanna Gonzalez. Platform Stage.
Panel Discussion at 6 pm, Jazz at MOCA at 8 pm on Friday, September 27. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is thrilled to present an expanded event as part of its Jazz at MOCA series on Friday, Sept. 27 including a performance by singer Leslie Cartaya, a panel discussion and O, Miami. The conversation will be moderated by Antonio Martinez, former district director of Dade County Public Schools. Speakers will comprise of Hispanic artists of various mediums including writer N.J. Perez, the author of “Heart of a Cuban”, artist Edison Penafiel, who is an exhibiting artist of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition, and singer Leslie Cartaya. Guests may also walkthrough MOCA’s exhibition “South Florida Cultural Consortium,” with free admission.
Save the date, this year Cintas Fellowship Awards will take place again at the Lowe Art Museum on Thursday, October 10, 6 – 8 pm.
Join Locust Projects in a progressive evening of reminiscing, talks, and collaborative performances celebrating the closing of FeCuOp: Antenna.. 6-7 pm: Casual happy hour with beer, wine and bites. 7 pm: Conversation with all of the members of FeCuOp moderated by Lorie Mertes, executive director of Locust Projects, with special guest Robert Chambers on the evolution FeCuOp and placing within the context of other artist collectives in Miami that were formed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 7:30 Performance by dancer and choreographer Ivonne Batanero, 7:50 om special musical guest appearance by mezzo-soprano, Amanda Crider. Accompanied by a piano directly plugged into the Antenna and incorporating the sounds of the theremin! Great Program Friday, October 11, 6 – 8:30 (Locust Projects, 3852 N. Miami Ave.Design District).
The Fountainhead Studios are only open to the public twice a year so don’t miss this opportunity. Saturday, October 12, 3 – 7 pm. 7338 NW Miami Ct., Miami. Free and open to the public.
ICA Miami presents a special off-site exhibition of renowned artist Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016) in the Miami Design District, marking the first time that one of Kusama’s signature “Infinity Mirror Rooms” will be on view in Miami. Admission is free on Thursdays on a first-come, first-serve basis!On View until January 31, 2020.General Admission $10 (112 NE 41st St. Ste. 106, Miami Design District.
Alternative Facts, an interactive public performance by Paul Ramírez Jonas that explores the concept that truth is a social contract. Over the course of two days in two different parts of the city, the artist will engage individual members of the public in a series of actions that call into question commonly understood ideas about facts, authority, exchange, value, and trust. Friday, October 18, from 11:00AM–2:00 PM at Kyriakides Plaza in MDC’s Wolfson Campus, and on Sunday, October 20, from 11:00 AM–2:00 PM at HARTVEST PROJECT at Pinecrest Gardens in Pinecrest. The events are free and open to the public.
Visual artist Juan Roberto Diago (b. 1971), a leading member of the new Afro-Cuban cultural movement, has produced a body of work that offers a revisionist history of the Cuban nation, and Cuban American artist Carlos Estevez: Cities of the Mind, showing his most recent project: nine large format paintings that reference the artist fascination with city plans open at the Lowe Art Museum (UM Campus) on Thursday, October 24, 7 – 9 pm. Opening Reception free for members and $12.50 admission tickets for non members.
CultureFest 305 on Saturday, November 9 | 12 – 6:30 t the HistoryMimi Museum (101 W. Flagler St.) Free one-day festival at HistoryMiami! A jam-packed day of music, dance, food, and art. This festival brings together the city’s finest traditional artists for a day of performances and demonstrations, craft activities for all ages, and cuisine from our favorite local restaurants.RSVP!
Monday, November 11: PAMM & The Wolfsonian are open 10 – 6 pm
Start the week off with a pleasant day of museum-going at the PAMM or the Wolfsonian. Museums are typically known for being closed on Mondays worldwide, but in Miami, there is something to do every day of the week. See the modern and contemporary art that lies within the halls of PAMM, or see the design marvels in the Wolfsonian, both have remarkable collections that don’t disappoint.
Nov. 15, 16 & 17, 2019: With projected animation and performance, Matreyek presents an expansive, visually stunning examination of the impact of humanity on Earth’s natural systems. At the cross section of fantastical cinema and classic theater, Matreyek creates one-of-a-kind performances that makes invisible worlds visible, often weaving narratives of conflict between humanity and nature.
“2019 is a year of renovations, expansions and upgrades in Miami offering Art Basel Miami Beach visitor’s much-needed highlights in a packed art week schedule.
This past April, PRIMARY debuted their new gallery designed by Terry Riley-led K/R architects. Nestled in Miami’s evolving Little River neighborhood, PRIMARY’S program has expanded their experimental, street art roots—forerunners to the Wynwood art district— to offer elegant exhibition-making in their unique way. This neighborhood is also attracting Oolite Arts, formerly the ArtCenter/South Florida, currently planning their build and move. While this is in the works, Oolite Arts programs their 924 Lincoln Road space with stellar artist studios and exhibitions, including a show by the Detroit-based curator Larry Ossei-Mensah this December.
The Allapattah neighborhood is a new hot spot. Located south of Wynwood, Hometown BBQ is a must-try before visiting the new Rubell Family Collection warehouse, a 20,000 square foot one-level exhibition space that will feature highlights from their immense collections in December. Miami Produce Market by developer Robert Wennett will convert an Allapattah fruit and vegetable warehouse center covering more than eight acres into a residential, commercial and educational complex designed by architect Bjarke Ingels.
The newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center, home to the Art Basel Miami Beach fair, has debuted six public art projects by internationally renowned artists—oddly, all part of the “Western” canon. Notable projects include Joep Van Lishout’s “Humanoids” situating the environment as a center-point around which abstracted human forms exist, as well as Franz Ackerman’s “About Sand,” a “mental map” mural reflecting Miami’s vibrancy.
Leading the way, the Peréz Art Museum Miami will feature a much-awaited mid-career retrospective by Miami born, New York-based artist Teresita Fernández. Widely recognized for her experiential, monumental works, Fernández draws connections between landscape, history, place, and materiality, and makes references to land, geology, and social order. A noted advocate for the under-representation of Latinx artists and inclusivity, the amalgamation of Fernández’s conceptual, creative, and social sensibility will make a poignant statement within one of Miami’s most visited museums.
Other local favorites include Locust Projects, Fountainhead Residency, Fringe Projects, MDC Museum of Art and Design, NSU Museum Fort Lauderdale, The Wolfsonian, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Art, MoCA, The Bass, the Lowe, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, the de la Cruz collection, and the list goes on. Get ready for take off!”