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Sponsored by The Miami Dade County Commissioner, Juan C. Zapata, MDAD (Miami Downtown Arts District) and Car2Go, The Gallery @ McCormick Place and Art is Life invite to this First Friday Downtown Arts Night, June 5th, 6 – 11 pm celebration party: featuring artist Griselda Lechini, live performances and Open Studios. Free admission and free parking. Performances will start at 7:30pm sharp with HistoryMiami’s Artist in Residence Flamenco dancer and choreographer Clarita Filgueiras. At 8:30pm, The Opera Atelier will delight with an unexpected and riveting performance. Throughout the night local Miami artist and DJ, Jonathan Chan will be playing some of Miami’s greatest hits.
RPM Project Solo Exhibition: The House Inside My Head. Video, Sound and sculpture by Rhonda Mitrani, Patricia Schnall Gutiérrez and Marina Font.For centuries, social conditions have placed women and the roles associated with the feminine character, in the house.
Francesco Clemente will be present at the Preview of his show Dormiveglia (October 23 – April 23, 2017). Dormiveglia features nine large-scale oil paintings conceived in 1998 and other works by Francesco Clemente, a leading figure of the Neo-Expressionist movement. Standing, elongated, and statuesque forms of muted, pale colors suggest nebulous half-conscious states between wakefulness and sleep–near dream-like moments of reality and existence, a subject Clemente has explored throughout his career.
November 12, 2017 – July 8, 2018. Frank Stella: Experiment and Change spans the artist’s 60-year career from the later 1950’s to the present, featuring 300 paintings, relief sculpture and drawings that offer insight into Stella’s trajectory from minimalism (e.g. the geometry of the black paintings) to maximalism (e.g. the spatially complex constructionist and large sculptures of the Moby Dick series.) Curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator.
Music historians consider The Great American Songbook along with jazz to be the most important contributions made to American music in the 20th Century. The SFSO continues the series with classic beloved songs from songwriters like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen +.
Opening Reception on Saturday, February 3, 6 – 8 pm. February 4 – October 18. Midnight in Paris & New York: Scenes from the 1890s – 1930s, William Glackens and His Contemporaries. Curated by Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ph.D. Featuring drawings, paintings and photographs by American and European artists along with distinctive architectural designs, furniture, glass, metalwork and silver, this new exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into the rapidly changing society of the turn of the century and life in the new modern city.
Miami based cultural practitioner Onajide Shabaka will discuss his experiences in the Suriname forests during his residency. His practice took on a greater meaning within the context of the African diaspora and the Amerindigenous peoples. Lunch may be ordered from the museum cafe.
Through October 21: Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada. Art Talk: Arthur Lubow explains how Diane Arbus and Lisette Model became friends and what they learned from the other. Lisette Model (1901-1983) is one of the most influential street photographers, best known for her direct portrayal of the peculiarities of average people captured candidly in everyday situations. She was born in Vienna and discovered photography when she moved to Paris and joined André Kertész’s circle.
October 20, 2018 – May 19, 2019: One of America’s leading modern artists, painter William Glackens (1870-1938) had a keen interest in the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir that has long been recognized However, Glackens’ specific debt to the art of this important French modernist has never been fully explored. William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinctions fills this void by bringing together exceptional works by each artist that illuminate Renoir’s influence on Glackens’ artistic development and also shed light on the history of taste in American collecting from the late-19th to the mid-20th century.
NSU Art Museum’s symposium “The History of Art and Hip Hop in South Florida,” coinciding with the presentation of the rap musical Hamilton at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, explores the rich and distinct developments of this interdisciplinary genre in the region. The symposiums is free. January 3, 2019, from 5 pm. Limited seating, reserve!
Friday, February 22nd; 2-4pm; NSU Ft. Lauderdale (Bubier Park (Huizenga Park) and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale)
Join NSU Art Museum to bring out your artistic side! Instructors will teach visitors how to paint like impressionists in an outdoor art session at Bubier (Huizenga Park) and Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. Visitors will learn the techniques and inspiration behind the work of Auguste Rodin and William Glacken, some of the most iconic French impressionists. Materials are included and all skill levels are encouraged to join.
Thursday, March 7th; 4-8pm; NSU Art Museum
Join the NSU Art Museum for a night for all ages with activities ranging from art workshops and hands-on projects for kids, happy hour and 2 for 1 drink prices, light bites at the museum cafe, and free museum admission. In celebration of Women’s History Month, this month’s activities will revolve around revolutionary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. There will also be a lecture for adults about her life with an art historian in Frida Kahlo – An Anguished Brush.
Lecture Frida Kahlo: An Anguished Brush by art historian Armando Droulers next Thursday, March 7 at 5:30 pm. The event is free as the admission on First Thursday Starry Nights at eh NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale. (Brightline is an option!)
Boca Raton Museum Lecture on Sunday, March 10, 3 pm: Professors Evan Bennett (History) and Taylor Hagood (English) examine the intersections of art, history, and literature in Florida. Professor Bennett offers historical context and insight by exploring the connection of image and reality in Florida history, using Harriet Beecher Stowe’s analogy of Florida to a tapestry–beauty on one side, mess stitches on the other.
Wednesday, April 10th; 2:30-4:30; NSU Art Museum
Join the NSU Art Museum and Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ph.D., Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator for a lecture on the museum’s Cobra collection. The Cobra collection is a series of work similar to that of abstract expressionists of the 20th century, however, it differs in that neither was inspired by the other. These dynamic, colorful, and expressive works were made by international artists who joined together in 1948, naming their group Cobra after their home cities of Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam, and the museum has one of the biggest collections of their work in the US.
Thursday, April 11th; 4-8pm; NSU Art Museum
Join the NSU Art Museum for a night for all ages with activities ranging from art workshops and hands-on projects for kids, happy hour and 2 for 1 drink prices, light bites at the museum cafe, and free museum admission. This month’s activities will be based upon the work of Purvis Young, a Miami-local artist whose pieces are made from recycled materials. The night will also feature separate events such as the Lecture Series and the Art of Wine and Food Series.
Opening Reception on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 pm. Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art. Renee Cox, Enrique Chagoya, R. Crumb, Peter Saul, Kenny Scharf, Elizabeth Murray, among others. Organized by Calvin Reid, Senior News Editor at Publishers Weekly and a leading expert in the field. The exhibit focuses on contemporary artists directly influenced by comics. On view until October 6.
Tuesday, April 28th; 12-1:30pm; NSU Art Museum
Join NSU Art Museum for A Sense of Pride even leading up to National June Pride Month. In this special edition, the museum will be hosting a discussion with performance artists Liz Ferrer and Bow Ty Enterprises Venture Capital, as well as live music by Nia, a local femme reggaeton band that celebrates coming-outs, comings of age, and self-accepting. Join to learn about diversity, and embrace and celebrate different communities at the museum.
Thursday, May 6th; 4-8pm; NSU Art Museum
Schools out for the summer and today, visitors of all ages can join the NSU Art Museum for free admission, a storytelling and book signing for kids by Tamara B. Rodriguez: Hair to the Queen, a Guest Lecture Series with cancer research scientists, happy hour drink specials, light bites and hands-on projects, This months activities will revolve around Pride Month, taking an in-depth look into Andy Warhol’s Ladies and Gentlemen series (1975). Adults will also get to join from 6-8pm for the museums Art and Food Series “Rose All Day”, with entertainment by guest drag queen Misty Eyez.
Thursday, June 6th; 6pm; NSU Art Museum
Join the NSU Art Museum for a panel discussion with cancer research scientists in “A Quest for a Cure”, a conversation and Q & A session in conjunction with Stitch by Stitch: The AutoNation DRV PNK Quilt
Sunday, June 9th; 2-4pm; NSU Art Museum
Join the NSU Art Museum for the Work Creatively series, showcasing industries and business that are challenging the traditional business model by incorporating creativity, innovation and art into their practice. There will be a one hour talk with local entrepreneurs including Doug McCraw, Founder of FATVillage, Joshua Miller, CEO of C&I Studios, and Patricia Kneski, Managing Director at General Provision, as well as mingling with complimentary wine, and a private tour of the FAR Gallery’s Ripped from the Headlines exhibition. This event is only open to members of the One East Society. Not a member? Support today.
Thursday July 18th; 6-9pm; NSU Art Museum Ft. Lauderdale
Calling all One East Society members of the NSU Art Museum for the museum’s newest first Societal Social event, in which visitors can network with other professionals and appreciators of the arts while enjoying a pop-up art installation, a live performance by The Pulse Brand, and a DJ set.
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.