The exhibition Letter from the Unknown by artist Angela Valella examines what might be referred to as arcane or archaic modes of communication and technologies, presenting the afterlife those yester years’ technologies has found in the visual arts. The exhibition comes to discuss issues of display and presentation as well as ideas of conservation and preservation.On view until May 2nd.
Miami Symphony Orchestra presents Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev), Love and Betrayal (World Premiere, Rodriguez) and Prelude and Liebestod (Wagner), this Sunday March 19 at 6 pm. Two amazing basses Chi Chi Nwanoku and Luis Gomez-Imbert. Conductor Eduardo Marturet.Tickets from $35.
Over the past year ArtCenter/South Florida has convened a series of meetings with curators, artists, gallerists, educators, and cultural leaders from within and outside of Miami to think together about the role of education in forming and reshaping the institutions that Day 1 is by invitation, but Day 2 is open to the public (free with PAMM admission. we occupy. The questions asked and the lessons learned are the basis for RECESS: Art, Pedagogy, and the Social Sphere. This 2-day forum relies on the idea of recess–a break from official proceedings–to assess institutional intentions and share strategies for creating horizons of possibility with art and education. Organized by ArtCenter/South Florida and hosted by Pérez Art Museum Miami. It’s a 2 days forum, Day 1 is by invitation, but Day 2 is open to the public (free with PAMM admission.)
VIP Preview: 3 – 5; Opening Reception: 7 – 9 (entertainment by pianist Matthew Smith and DJ Nothing Matters) ; After Party 9 – 11 (Performances by X35R and Big Kid Light Show). UNBOUND, New World School of the Arts’ 2017 BFA final visual arts showcase is a group exhibition highlighting a variety of works from 23 visual artists of divergent disciplines, professionally curated by NWSA dean of the visual arts program, Maggy Cuesta and gallerist Fredric Snitzer. A culmination of four years of intensive study, UNBOUND is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of a bold and dynamic group of emerging artists from whose objective for this exhibition is to explore and exploit hybridity in various ways. On view until April 8.
A Celebration of Women in the Arts. 11th Season Gala Concert: 90 minutes. Featured Presenters: Gloria Estefan, Judith Jamison, Tig Notaro, Michelle Ortiz and Chita Rivera. Featured Artists: Vanessa Williams, Denyce Graves, Storm Large (Pink Martini), Alicia Hall Moran, Rita Moreno, Bria Skonberg, and Miami Chamber Music Society, and more…Tickets start at $25. Suggested Gala Attire: Black Tie.Proceeds from the Gala will support the Arsht Center’s Arts Education and Community Engagement programs, which enrich the lives of people of all ages in Miami-Dade County.
On March 31st, 2017 from 7-11 pm ten of the city’s foremost genderqueer and drag artists will activate CCEMiami’s main gallery with a drag show extravaganza highlighting Miami’s unique tradition of queer excess and tropicalia. The show will be followed by a dance party and DJ set in celebration of the memory and legacy of La Lupe, the legendary singer and Caribbean queer icon whose lyrics inspired the title of the series. On Saturday, April 1st, from 1-3 pm, an academic panel of emerging scholars of queer culture will explore queer world-making and queer artistic practices in Miami, the Caribbean and Central America, followed by a Vogue Dancing Workshop from 3-4:30 pm. The workshop will be taught by Jason Rodriguez of the Iconic House of Ninja, the most legendary house of New York’s historic drag scene of the 1980’s.
With PROMO20 receive 20% discount. Tickets from $ 12. A masked ball is the perfect setting for a murder isn’t it? Since everyone is dressed in costume it’s difficult to identify the conspirators from the intended victim. This ensemble cast features some of today’s finest opera singers from around the world. With Tamara Wilson, Rafael Davila and Todd Anckarstrøom, among others.
Migdalia Salazar Photographs: Living Flamenco. This dance photographs represent the artist’s interest in catching the “duende” of the dancers and the temporality of movement until its dissolution; the instance of poses through the evolution of dance; and finally, the loneliness of the dancer on stage due to the internal concentration that flamenco as a dance implies. FlamenGo is an international alternative program that CCEMiami have created with the intention of presenting to the community in South Florida, young emerging flamenco artists.
John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night, on view May 26, 2017 – January 14, 2018. John Dunkley (b. 1891, Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica; d. 1947, Kingston), widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s most important historical artists. Neither Day nor Night will include paintings from the 1930s and ‘40s alongside a smaller selection of carved-wood and stone sculptures.
As part of her ARTSail research residency, Blanca de la Torre will lead a public discussion on Hybris, a group exhibition she curated at Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León (MUSAC), which sought to rethink the potential of art as a tool for action in relation to today’s environmental concerns. Blanca de la Torre is an independent curator and art critic born in Spain.
November 2 – December 15. Inventory of What Might Have Been and (Never Was) by the Spanish artist Beatriz Ruibal,a visual artist and filmmaker.Her work invites spectators to sink into an introspective moment of stillness.
Raymundo Travieso: Tapices y Otras Obras Conmemorando los 400 A˜õs de la publicación de los poemas misticos de San Juan de la Cruz. Inauguracion: Jueves 11 a las 7 pm. Musica y Canto a cargo del guitarrista español Jose Luis de la Paz.
Miami Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board presents Triumphant Spirits & Vessels 2018 | Women of Substance.
African American Trailblazers of South Florida. Curated & installed by Bart Mervil | MUCE305. Photography by Adrian Freeman & Joe Wesley. Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 2 at 11 am (First Floor). Regular hours: 8 – 5 pm.
Sunday, February 18, 8 – 9:30 pm. (Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Tickets: $30-$75. The Drummers of Japan. World Tour 2018. Their newest program, “The Challengers” offers reflection on the members’ feelings about their own lives and their experiences of being pushed to challenge their own limits. Most of all, “The Challengers” serves as an anthem of encouragement for all who were born in this same era and continue to face their own challenges.
Dade Art Educators Association (DAEA) presents an exhibit by art educators in Miami Dade County. The exhibit showcases the work of 26 artists in a portrait/selfies theme among them work by Daniela Aguilera, Victoria Albert, Tatiana Castro, Lita Clarke, Nadyia Duff, Rosemary Fineberg, Madelaine Gonzalez – Gaffney, Zoraida Haibi Figuera, Lizzie Hunter, Meredith Kohn, Eduardo Lacayo, Rossana Montoya, Lucia Morales, Cecilia Niebla, and Gerald Obregon. Hosted by Miami International University of Art & Design.
New World School of the Arts presents its annual signature showcase Rising Stars, a professionally staged, energy packed, one-of-a-kind exhibition and performance. The showcase begins at the New World Gallery with a juried visual arts show featuring impressive student artwork. The evening continues just a few blocks away at the historic Olympia Theater with a pre-performance VIP Reception to welcome guests to this artistic landmark. Following the reception, the performance showcases dance, music, and theater excerpts from works performed during the school year.
April 6 – April 15: NO SIGNAL, New World School of the Arts’ 2018 BFA final visual arts showcase is a group exhibition highlighting a variety of works from 22 visual artists of divergent disciplines, professionally curated by NWSA dean of the visual arts program, Maggy Cuesta and gallerist Fredric Snitzer. Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 7 – 10 pm.
April 26 – May 17. Video and photography exhibition Corrientes: Movement With Purpose, inspired by the moving work of Flamenco Dancer, Jesús Carmona, opening on April 26th at 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on view until May 17th when will close with a special performance by Jesús Carmona with a live fragment of his show Impetu’s. The exhibition is a tribute to Flamenco, its culture and all its disciplines as part of the 4th edition of FlamenGO.
May 10 – July 6: Miami International University of Art & Design (MIU) hosts Dissociation: Aftermath of Hurricane Maria, a photography exhibit that chronicles the chaos that followed Hurricane Maria from the perspective of displaced Commercial Advertising students at the University of Puerto Rico in Carolina.
More Sweetly Play the Dance is a masterwork by renowned South African artist William Kentridge. This 8-channel video installation, more than 130 feet long, encircles viewers in an exciting procession of filmed performers merged with Kentridge’s signature style of hand-drawn animation. The highly anticipated Kislak Center includes a permanent 2,600-square-foot exhibition space, showcasing extraordinary objects including rare books, maps, manuscripts, pre-Columbian artifacts, and other historic materials. Cuban Legacy Gallery will present Cuban Streams: 1855 – 1965, a multi-media installation by the Miami artist César Trasobares.
(September 6 – October 18) The Secret Life of Cities by Carlos Estévez is an experiment with different kinds of handmade paper that Carlos found in local art supply stores. The city as a source of inspiration. On view until October 18.
(September 9 – October 19): Returning Paths. Faculty Art Exhibition. Featuring: Luisa Basnuevo, Carol K. Brown, Oliver Casse, Hans Evers, Antonio Fernandez, Carlos Gallostra, Reinier Gamboa, Jenny Gifford, Kathleen Hudspeth, Donald Lambert, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Rosario Martinez-Cañas, Juana Meneses, Carlene Muñoz, Aramis O’Reilly, Annette Piskel, Alisa Pitchenik-Charles, Louise Romeo, Yasmine Samimy, Nabila Santa-Cristo, Lauren Shapiro, Fred Snitzer, and Carol Todaro.
Artist Daniel Fila, Mikhaile Solomon, Director of Prizm Art Fair, and muralist Diana Contreras, moderated by artist and Professor Dr. Jacek J. Kolasisnki, in conversation about the role art plays in shaping and supporting communities and vice versa. Speakers will talk about the many ways art can connect with a community by impacting the physical, economic, social and cultural elements of society. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
YoungArts Alumni Jasmine Wahi presents Education as the Practice of Freedom, a powerful and sensitive exhibition addressing modern education and the necessity of contemporary thought processes, forward-thinking and transgressive education for the next generations. Using a variety of media, Wahi pushes for progression with her artistic voice.
Join HistoryMiami for a members-only meet up at the Lost Boy Historic Bar. Meet new and old members for happy hour, where you can enjoy one free drink on the house and the rest of the drinks half-price until 8. If you’re not already a member, make sure to join to be invited to exclusive events and get discounts on museum specials.
Brazilian artist Ivan Grilo has a need to un-walk places where history has passed through, and to reconstruct its traces in a different way, with images or words. Join the artist Friday, October 25 and Saturday 26, to have a conversation with curators and then walk to find poems and love letters at nine selected historic buildings of Mana Contemporary in Downtown Miami, under the curatorship of Adriana Herrera.
Tonight, Nov. 1st, 7 pm at cce (1490 Biscayne Blvd.) opens All Women (Fulanas and Menganas) : 15 Latina artists from different generations and visual arts disciplines. Connected by inquiring into the feminine as a theme. Elisabetta Balasso, Marta maria Perez Bravo, and Dinorah de Jesus Rodriguez, among others.The show is part of Out of Catalogue, an annual multicultural event produced by Funcionarte.
35th Miami Book Fair. Don’t get lost, download the guide here! https://www.miamibookfair.com/downloadable-guide/
The Street Fair is from November 16 to 18, but the conversations with artists start with Laura Esquivel, in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation to English on Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm (Auditorium, Building 1, 2nd Floor). Free Parking available at 500 NE 2nd Ave. (enter the garage on BE 5th St. Bet 1st and 2nd Ave, tell the guard you are coming to the fair, he will smile and let you in!
Where the Oceans Meet, an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with the pioneering thought of two Caribbean writers, Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant. An international group of forty artists and collectives participate in the exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal. The panel discussion with two artists in the exhibition–Zins-Browne and Daniel Boyd—and two of its curators—Asad Raza and Rina Carvajal—will be held at 3 p.m., followed by Zins-Browne’s The Chaos Opera at 4 p.m.
Where the Oceans Meet will be on view thru Sept. 29.
Saturday, June 1st; 4pm; The Ice Palace
Join the students of Design and Architecture Senior High at the Ice Palace in Miami Fashion Week for their debut in a professional fashion show. This show is completely student-run and coordinated and presents innovative designs that reflect upon the style of this new generation.