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Fountainhead Open House! Meet the artists in residency at Fountainhead: Katrina Coombs from Jamaica (hosted in partnership with Diaspora Vibe Cultural Incubator), Sherrill Roland from Raleigh, NC, and Jackson McGrath from NY. Take the opportunity to become a Fountainhead member from $100 up. Fountainhead Studios (Local artists) are open to the public twice a year. Fountainhead Residency (National/International artists) hosts monthly Open Houses. See website for dates. Admission: Free.
On Thursday, August 29, 3 – 5 pm, photographer Gary Monroe will discuss his series South Beach, 1977-1986 on view at the Frost Art Museum FIU. In 1977, Monroe embarked on a decade-long project to photograph the aging Jewish community in South Beach. He had grown up around this community and sought to capture the vibrancy and slow decline of this close-knit neighborhood.
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!
Curated by Tosha Grantham, Griots’ Gallery presents Images of Oppression on view until October 4, with a lecture at 2 pm on Saturday, September 14, 1 – 4 pm. The gallery is located in the Center for Haitian Studies (8260 NE 2nd. Ave,)
Sunday, September 15, 5 – 6 pm: Carrying Your Part of the Sky: What artists do in perilous times: a conversation with acclaimed novelist Edwidge Danticat and artist and scholar Frances Negrón-Muntaner, moderated by Tom Healy. Non members: $10.
If you work in galleries, libraries, archives or museums and are interested in how to engage with Wikipedia, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is hosting an event on September 17 that is tailor-made for you. A presentation for Miami-area cultural institutions on the use and impact of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and other wiki tools. Engagement personnel from Miami-area galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) are invited to this event. Instructions will be given on how to identify, gather and post materials for contribution to these platforms.Mary Mark Ockerbloom, Wikipedian in Residence at Science History Institute, will be coming to Vizcaya to demonstrate how cultural institutions are establishing GLAM-Wiki programs to tell their stories and share their collections on a global scale on Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
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.
September 18, 7 pm at Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Curators Talk about Contemporary Art. Viso is the senior advisor at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She is also a Visiting Scholar at the Smithsonian Institution and a Fellow at the Mellon Foundation. From 2008 to 2017, Viso served as the executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Before that, she spent twelve years as curator of contemporary art and as director at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.rvp to talks.com
Sunday, September 22, 12 – 2, Free at Deering Estate: Artist talk with Virginia Overton as she discusses her sculptural installation Untitled (Late Bloomer) on site at the Deering Estate. With this work, Overton repurposes the bed of her Dodge Ram 150 pickup truck and fashions it into a habitat for native aquatic plants. This piece will evolve throughout the course of its installation as the plants continue to grow. This discussion will explore the conception and construction of this work, as well as Overton’s artistic career.
Today, September 24, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Pablo Atchugarry starts the Atchugarry Art Center Art Talks Season with Intimidades, by the artist himself. Free and Open to the Public.
En Español, dictada por la Lcda. Ivonne Rivas. La Charla Sociedad y Populismo en los libros de Francisco Herrera Luque comenzara hoy martes 24 de Septiembre a las 6 de la tarde en la galeria de arte Curator’s Voice Art Projects en Little River, Miami.
P. Scott Cunningham lives in Miami and is the director of O, Miami Poetry Festival and the publisher of Jai-Alai Books. Reading at restaurant Soya & Pomodoro (120 NE 1st. St, Downtown on Wednesday, September 25, 7:30 – 9 pm. As part of MOAD’s “Museum Without Boundaries” initiative, To Write Miami brings nine beloved Miami writers to Soya & Pomodoro restaurant over eight nights to explore how stories emerge from the raw sights and sounds of the city they love.
Myrna and Sheldon Palley Lecture Series Feautring Joyce J. Scott: MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, Joyce J. Scott is best known for her figurative sculpture and jewelry using free-form off-loom bead weaving techniques similar to the peyote stitch, as well as blown glass, and found objects. As an African-American, feminist artist, Scott unapologetically confronts difficult themes as diverse as her subjects. Her art leverages its impact with her wry, subversive humor, and engages hardened stereotypes that demand honest examination. At the Lowe Art Museum, UM Campus on Thursday, September 26, 7 – 9 pm.
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.
Talk with Dr. Theodore Ferguson (aka Jason’s Dad), Dr. Ferguson, an agricultural scientist by training based in the West Indies, is a leadership educator and a passionate advocate for a principled leadership ethos that springs from man’s own humanity and is reinforced and shared in a social space.Locust Projects (3852 N. Miami Ave., Miami Design District). September 28, 3 – 5 pm.
On Saturday, September 28, from 6 – 8:30 pm Join us for a casual evening to meet the artists in residence: Sebastián Villamil (hosted in partnership with the Ministry of Culture Colombia), Chemu Ng’ok (in collaboration with The African Centre, Cape Town) and Hilla Toony Navok (with support by Artis). Learn about their inspirations and experience their work at the Fountainhead Residency. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with a diverse group of Miamians who share a passion for artists, art and culture.
Rather than a formal sit-down lecture, MOAD’s “Discussions In Situ” are engaging, conversational, and scholarly exhibition tours lead by a wide array of interdisciplinary experts. While pointing to specific art work and archival material on view, Tsang sparks a conversation on “The Hidden Cabrera,” highlighting Cabrera’s biography and research methods. On Sunday, September 29, 4 – 6 pm at the Freedom Tower. Registration free with RSVP.
Today, Saturday, October 5, 1 – 4 pm Deering Estate Artist in Residency Michelle Grant-Murray will host:The Black Artist Talk 2019 is a forum that focuses on engaging Black and Brown artist, activist, educators, religious leaders, and community members in discussions surrounding the climate change, earth ethics, sustainability and it’s direct correlation to spirituality.Free and Open to the public. Enjoy the exhibit: Materia Nature featuring artists: Alex Nuñez and Julie Davidow. On view until January 15.
Schimmel will talk about the large-scale thematic shows he’s curated over the course of his career, including Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s, Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949–1979, and Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962. Locust Projects + Oolite Arts are inviting to this conversation on Wednesday, October 9, 7 – 8:30 at Little Haiti Cultural Complex (212 NE 59th Terr.).Schimel was Chief Curator for 9 years at the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art), Chief Curator for 22 years at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, and Founding Partner of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel.. Free but it is better to rsvp. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talks-paul-schimmel-tickets-54614108268?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_cid=2e9f6a0273&mc_eid=402cc83c1b
Teresita Fernandez: Elemental, on view from October 18, 2019 – February 9, 2020 at PAMM. Artist Talk and Catalogue Signing on the night of October 17, 7 pm.In celebration of the opening, artist Teresita Fernández will discuss her special exhibition Elemental and how her work has led her to this mid-career retrospective. Members enjoy advance ticketing September 26–29. Space is limited. Following the talk, Fernández will sign copies of the Elemental catalogue, while supplies last.
Moderated by Rosie Gordon-Wallace Artist Talk with Sculptor Basil Watson and Christopher Norwood, Director and Curator of Hampton Art Lovers. The show by Jamaican artist Basil Watson: Awakening, Drawings and Sculptures is on view at the Historic Ward Rooming House. “The harmonious expression of one’s vision of life.”
The Cuban Legacy Gallery at the MDC Special Collections will present Spinello Projects’ Juana Valdes: Terrestrial Bodies, on view from October 25, 2019 to April 26, 2020. An opening reception and walkthrough with the artist will be held on October 24. The artist walkthrough will begin at 7:00 pm.
Artika Books is a Spanish publishing house specialized in limited edition of artist’s books made by renowned international artists. Fernando Botero, Jaime Plensa and Antonio Lopez, among others. Artika’s Director Marc Buil invites to the presentation and Spanish Reception on Thursday, October 24, 8 – 9:30 pm. at Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.. Free and open to the public.
Meet the artist and tour the new show Happy! with Los Angeles based artist Alake Shilling Sunday, October 27, 1 pm. Free with admission ticket of $12. NSU Art Museum / Ft. Lauderdale (1 East Las Olas Blvd.)
Lecture on Saturday, November 2, 3 pm at Frost Art Museum. Free. Sculptor Willie Cole. Cole assembles and transforms ordinary domestic and used objects such as irons, ironing boards, and high-heeled shoes into imaginative and powerful works of art and installations. Cole’s art speaks to the social, political, and cultural perspectives on the African American experience. Cole’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the MOMA, the Walker Art Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, as well as the National Gallery of Art, among many other museums
Today, Nov. 6, 7 pm: Curator Ruba Katrib returns to Miami for the final Talks of the fall season. Katrib is curator of cutting-edge MoMA PS1. Previously, she held curatorial positions at SculptureCenter, NY and at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami.The Talks are amazing, don’t miss this one! Little Haiti Cultural Complex (212 NE 59Terr). Free! get free tickets in the link!
Join the Lowe Art Museum (UM Campus) and ARTtuesdays/MIAMI at Books & Books (Coral Gables) for an engaging conversation between renowned Cuban American artist Carlos Estévez and noted art historian and curator Dr. Carol Damian, member of the ARTtuesdays ‘Miami team. The pair will discuss Estévez’s latest project, Cities of the Mind, which Damian guest curated and which remains on view at the Lowe through May 3, 2020.
Wed, Nov 13, 6-30 – 7:30 pm. Gallerist Tyler Emerson-Dorsch talks with Elisabeth Condon about her new show Effulgence and an exciting year. In particular, Condon has recently connected with the Pattern and Decoration artists. We’ll talk about what this context means to her work and what is ahead.
Today, Saturday, November 16, 5 – 6:30 pm at Dimensions Variable (101 NW 79 St.). Free. Looking Back, a conversation: Dimensions Variable Co-Founder & CEO Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova in a conversation with artists Felice Grodin, Fabian Peña, Jamilah Sabur, Tom Scicluna, Agustina Woodgate. These are all artists included in the current exhibition 10—A Decade commemorating DV’s 10th anniversary.
Where Earth Meets Sky, curated by Deborah Mitchell, a unique exhibition exploring choreography in the Everglades by choreographer / dancer Dale Andree, photographer Miana Jun, filmmaker artist Claudio Marcotulli and artist Christina Pettersson.Artist Reception on Sunday, November 17, 1 – 3. Free and Open to the Public. The Gallery is inside the Ernest F. Coe Visitors Center in Everglades National Park.