Carol Damian
2020 Art Circuits’ Critic’s Choice art writer

Carol Damian, Ph.D. is an Art Historian and Independent Curator specializing in the Art of Latin America and the Caribbean.  She is the former chairperson of the Art and Art History Department and former Director and Chief Curator of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.



The Merry Month of May is not all merry these days, but the Arts go on to fulfill our creative desires and fill in those long hours at home.  You can look at the web pages of all your favorite museums and galleries and see virtual exhibitions; you can listen to artist’s talks and interviews and watch videos of studio visits.  What better way to stay in touch with the local scene?  Best of all, you can support the artists through the many collaborative efforts organized by generous institutions such as Oolite Arts, Fountainhead, Locust Projects Miami Relief Fund has an advocacy campaign with pro bono legal services for artists.  Remember how much you enjoyed going to art events?  Now is give-back time to thank them for all those wonderful memories and keep them going for the future. 

Some highlights from


NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Has a program with NEW Videos, Mindfulness, and Finding Balance through Art with virtual studio visits. Also, watch interesting video of one of my favorite artists, Demi talking about her work and her inspiration:

Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at Miami Dade College (MDC)

At MOAD, in collaboration with MDC’s Miami Book Fair, I Remember Miami is a compelling new participatory work by the artist Dora García. Produced by the people of Miami themselves, this work records intimate memories of a vital place temporarily paused and invites viewer participation. Experience the work in its entirety at the artist’s website:

Coral Gables Museum 

Carlos Estévez new virtual exhibition: The Royal Blue Tarot

that introduces one of his latest series based on the Tarot Cards and their mysterious meanings with his own interpretation of the 22 Major Arcana. May 1st - August 31st, 2020


LnS Gallery

has one of the best virtual tours – walk through the exhibition

CARLOS ALFONZO: WITNESSING PERPETUITY and ARTISTS GO LIVE via Instagram is a new virtual series with weekly studio visits with their artists.

Take a virtual tour of the Alfonzo exhibition:

Durban Segnini Gallery:

Sergio Hernández. Parábolas.

The most complete exhibition in the United States in 20 years by one of the most distinguished Mexican modern painters and printmakers of his generation. Twenty-two mixed media large format paintings, all dated between 2015 and 2019, the latter created for this exhibition. The show also includes a large format bronze sculpture made in 2006 -7 belonging to the series Los Guerreros. Enjoy this beautiful presentation virtually: 

Mindy Solomon

Francie Bishop Good: Curious Garden

Francie Bishop Good makes gardens- subterranean, magical, tropical, extraterrestrial forms. She occasionally pairs them with paintings. Energetically swirling colors to complement and clash with the three-dimensional component. Her seemingly endless array of works blossom and grow from a long history of training and hard creative work. Watch how she does it:

Emerson Dorsch Gallery

Posts Artist Digital Profiles that show the artists in action in videos:

View the videos here

Don’t forget -

Arts Connection:

Virtual & Livestream Performances| Arts & Business Council of Miami