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Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

MDC Museum of Art + Design presents Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water, a visual autobiography depicting childhood experiences and recollections of Cuba by artist Eduardo del Valle consisting of a new series of thought-provoking photographs never exhibited before.

Independently over the past nine years, Eduardo del Valle has worked on a visual autobiography of his experiences and observations central to his childhood, his recollections of Cuba between 1951 to 1961, when he left the country of his birth at the age of ten, never to return. The photographic series Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water portrays certain aspects of the artists’ memories that have stayed with him, wedged deep at the far end of his recollection, aspects that have challenged del Valle forever in an unfading fashion. The project culminated into 88 autobiographical photographs, recreating memories shot entirely outside of the island.

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

En Plein Air Painting

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Andris Vītoliņs Head of the Department of Painting at the Art Academy of Latvia and Aleksejs Naumovs, also a noted painter and the Rector of the Academy, have been funded to collaborate on new creative projects with Jacek Kolasinski, Chair of FIU Art/Art History and MBUS researcher and FIU Professor of Ceramics, Bill Burk. They will paint in situ at the FIU BBC and MMC campuses, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and at the Miami Beach Urban Studios.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios Rekonesans II

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Curated by Rodriguez Barake and Belaxis Buil

The Florida International University's Art + Art History Department, alongside the Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) in Warsaw, have continued their global academic partnership and will unveil their new exhibition entitled, REKONESANS II Proposed as an attempt to try to build a global dialogue between South Florida and Central Europe, Prof. Kolasinski and Prof. Jarnuszkiewicz, together with the help from the FIU MFA Curatorial Practice candidates, made REKONESANS II possible. This academic connection serves as an opportunity that allows the students from different cultural backgrounds to share their perception on contemporary art. It also serves as a chance to continue the approach to form a unity between academic institutions on a global level.

Location

Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Rd. Suite 440, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Gary Nader Presents New Masterpieces Arrivals

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

New Masterpieces Arrivals will be on view at Gary Nader Art Centre, Wynwood Arts District, Miami from May 11 to June 30, 2017, the new acquired artworks show the scope and depth of the gallery’s collection dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the best of modern, contemporary and Latin American Art. New Masterpieces Arrivals features works by Soraya Abu Naba’a, Marcos Amaro, Fernando Botero, Emiliano di Cavalcanti, Julio Larraz, Matta, Vik Muñiz and Tomas Sanchez, among others.

Location

Gary Nader Art Centre
62 NE 27th St, Coral Gables, FL 33137 (Map)

Contact Information

Gary Nader Art Centre

305-576-0256

www.garynader.com

John Akomfrah: Tropikos

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

John Akomfrah: Tropikos presents the artist’s 2016 film Tropikos, which examines the original encounter between European explorers and the people of Africa in the 16th century. This large-scale video installation was filmed in the Tamar Valley and Plymouth, England—a location with significant, if often forgotten, ties to the slave industry: it is where the first British slaving excursion set sail for Africa. The region and its waterways would become England’s primary hub for the slave trade, serving as the point of departure for numerous major expeditions and as the base for the industry’s bureaucratic functions.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) - 305/375-3000
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

This exhibition presents the work of John Dunkley (b. 1891, Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica; d. 1947, Kingston), widely considered to be one of Jamaica’s most important historical artists. John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night will include paintings from the 1930s and ‘40s alongside a smaller selection of carved-wood and stone sculptures. Dunkley’s paintings are defined by their distinctive dark palette, detailed imagery—often landscapes––and psychologically suggestive underpinnings. His intimate sculptures reflect more figurative elements—people and animals—and offer insights into his unique iconography. Although his work is well represented in the collection of the National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, as well as in international private collections, Dunkley has not been the focus of a solo exhibition since the 1970s, and never before outside Jamaica. This exhibition represents a unique opportunity to bring together a substantial grouping of his work and to create an international context for its study.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Merci la France

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

This exhibition, Merci la France, pays tribute to Paris in gratification for the great city’s gifts to the artists and influence on Gary Nader life’s work.

The exhibition features work by renowned artists, such as Fernando Botero, Agustín Cárdenas, Mario Carreño, Carlos Cruz Diez, Bernard Dreyfus, Carlos Enríquez, Agustín Fernández, Pedro Figari, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Armando Morales, Amelia Peláez, Emilio Pettoruti, Jesús Rafael Soto, Joaquín Torres García and Ángel Zárraga.

Location

Nader Art Museum Latin America
62 NE 27th Street, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Contact Information

Britney

305-764-3370

Official 2018 Art Deco Weekend Poster Contest

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Artists and Designers: Have your work featured as the official poster of the 41st Annual Art Deco Weekend. Juried competition starts June 1st 2017. Final submission deadline is August 1st 2017. Registration fee: $25.

The ​41st ​Annual ​Art ​Deco ​Weekend ​will ​take ​place ​on ​January ​12 ​- ​14, ​2018 ​on ​Ocean ​Drive ​in ​Miami ​Beach. ​The ​theme ​of ​the ​3-day ​event ​is ​Art ​Deco ​Around ​the ​World. ​Art ​Deco ​Weekend ​is ​now ​accepting ​submissions ​from ​artists. ​

Location

Miami Design Preservation League
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Raintertainment

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Starting in May and continuing throughout July, Lincoln Road invites visitors to brave the elements to witness something spectacular! In celebration of the written art form, Raining Poetry is an activation in which poem verses and accompanying graphics will become illuminated on the iconic promenade during rainfall. Contributing poets and artists include ArtCenter/South Florida alumni Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova of AMLgMATD, Elysa D. Batista and Lebo.

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The Lincoln Road Business Improvement District, in partnership with ArtCenter/South Florida, is making it easier for visitors and guests to enjoy Miami Beach this summer, even without clear blue, sunny skies. Starting May 15 and continuing throughout July, Lincoln Road invites visitors to enjoy a little “Raintertainment” and witness something spectacular. In a visual celebration of the written art form, Raining Poetry is an activation in which poem verses and accompanying graphics will be displayed on the streets of Lincoln Road via a special solution called Rainworks, which only becomes visible when it rains. 

Raintertainment #onLincoln is brought to you by Lebo and ArtCenter/South Florida alumni Elysa Batista and AMLgMATD (Laz Ojalde & Natalie Zlamalova).

There will be two separate Raintertainment series. South Beach Fortune Cookies will be single-line aphorisms or prophecies pertaining to South Beach. Lincoln Road Haikus will follow the traditional Japanese format. There will also be accompanying graphics for each of the installations.

Location

Lincoln Road
Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

Beverly Burris

Recent Acquisitions + Highlights from the MDC Permanent Art Collection

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

The MDC Permanent Art Collection contains over 1,700 works in all mediums and genres, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, video, film, installation and public sculpture.  RECENT ACQUISITIONS + HIGHLIGHTS will be the Museum’s first long format installation containing selections from the College’s vast collection. Stewards of the CINTAS Fellows Collection since 2011, the exhibition will include works from the distinguished collection of works by artists of Cuban descent. Notable artists include: Alex Katz, Ana Mendieta, Andres Serrano, Andy Warhol, Benjamin West, Claus Oldenburg, Donald Judd, Frank Stella, John Baldessari, Jose Bedia, Joseph Beuys, Louise Nevelson, Mario Algaze, Pat Lipsky, Peter Saul, Roy Lichtenstein, among many others.

  • Free and Open to the Public

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org/

South Florida Cultural Consortium June 8–August 6, 2017

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will unveil its newest exhibition, South Florida Cultural Consortium on June 8. The exhibition will be on view through August 6, 2017.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will unveil its newest exhibition, South Florida Cultural Consortium on June 8. The exhibition will be on view through August 6, 2017. In cooperation with Miami-Dade County’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the group exhibition presents works by artists exclusively from South Florida. Maria Elena Ortiz from the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) curated the exhibition. The artists’ reception will be held on Thursday, June 15, 7–9 p.m.

The South Florida Cultural Consortium (SFCC) is the largest government-sponsored grant program in the U.S. for artists living in Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Hundreds of artists apply each year. This year’s exhibition will showcase the 25 artists who won the prize in 2014 and 2016.

Location

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (Map)

Spring Exhibition: Photo Exhibition of Alumni

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Our first photography alumni exhibition curated by Master Teacher and Panelist Michelle Dunn Marsh. YoungArts is looking forward to highlighting alumni from this significant and ever-evolving medium.

Location

National Youngarts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

The Colors of Miami Beach: Part 2

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

This exhibit showcases the work of three gay men whose work is inspired by the colors and colorful lifestyles in Miami Beach. Leonard Horowitz is credited with creating the color palette that led to South Beach's revival. In addition to his design work he also produced art that reflected his love of Miami Beach. The two other artists in the show are Decio Sales Filho and Will McGaul, who are both inspired by Miami Beach in their work.

Location

Art Deco Welcome Center
1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

The Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom is a pictorial account of the struggles that the Cuban exile community has endured since Fidel Castro's rise to power, and the successes they have achieved in the United States. Having covered the Cuban exile community and its struggle for freedom extensively throughout the years, Miami Dade College and The Miami Herald Media Company now present this journalistic chronology, which showcases the spirit and accomplishments of the Cuban American community. The permanent exhibition is housed at the College’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, itself central to the story of Cubans in the United States.

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MDC’s Freedom Tower was operated by the U.S. Government as a reception center for Cuban refugees from 1962 to 1974. “The building is significant because it represents the important story of the Cuban exodus to America and resettlement during the Cold War,” reports the U.S. Department of the Interior, which has also called the Freedom Tower the “Ellis Island of the South.” Though it operated in that capacity for only 12 years, the building has become an icon representing the faith that democracy brought to troubled lives, the generosity of the American people and a hopeful beginning that assured thousands a new life in a new land.

Location

MDC Museum of Art + Design
600 Biscayne Blvd., MIAMI, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

museum@mdc.edu

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Toba Khedoori

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Toba Khedoori explores the artist’s nuanced and powerful body of work. Born in Sydney, Australia in 1964, Khedoori has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1990. Her early works are notable for their precise draftsmanship and for their use of negative space often at a very large scale. Khedoori frequently depicts architectural forms from distanced perspectives, rendering commonplace objects and spaces familiar yet decontextualized. In recent years, she has transitioned from paper to canvas, producing smaller­-scale works that hover between representation and abstraction. Like her earlier compositions, these works are enigmatic and acutely detailed; in an art world awash with rapidly moving images and saturated colors, Khedoori remains committed to the silent, slow, and exacting process of working by hand. The exhibition is the first major museum presentation of Khedoori’s new paintings and her first survey in fifteen years.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Youssef Nabil: I Saved My Belly Dancer

Next date: Jun 23, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Featuring actors Salma Hayek and Tahar Rahim, I Saved My Belly Dancer is a lavish production by Youssef Nabil (b. 1972, Cairo; lives in New York) filmed in high definition with a color treatment reminiscent of hand-tinted vintage photographs. The film is a hypnotic allegory of Egypt’s cultural heritage and the shifting perceptions of the position of women in the region. In the Middle East, belly dancing was once considered a high art form, and would be regularly performed at weddings and other kinds of celebrations. In recent years such elegant customs—together with their associations with a relatively liberal attitude toward women—have been increasingly placed under threat by the rise of conservative religious sentiments on one hand and the objectification and sexualization of women within commercial imagery on the other. In this sense, the film laments the fading of once-proud and meaningful traditions amid the changing ideological circumstances of the artist’s native country. At the same time, it hints at the possibility that such legacies may yet survive both in memory and in exile.

Location

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

“RedEye: Untamed” Art Exhibition

Next date: Jul 8, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Experience art unleashed as RedEye: Untamed brings brash, bold and cutting-edge art to ArtServe.

RedEye: Untamed challenges artists to unleash their creative visions and break free from tradition. Take a walk on the wild side with this one-of-a-kind art exhibition at South Florida’s leading arts services organization, located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

Admission to the gallery is free.

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Location

ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

Contact Information

www.ArtServe.org

RedEye: Untamed

Saturday, Jul 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - English

Go wild and uncage your creativity with the art event of the summer, RedEye: Untamed, at ArtServe, located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Expect the unexpected as live bands, indie films, spoken word and art come alive for a one-of-a-kind exhibition that promises a surprise at every turn. Benefitting the award-winning nonprofit ArtServe, RedEye dares you to let loose as artists of all genres create a wild underground art extravaganza.

  • Tickets are $15 online ($25 for two) or $20 at the door.
  • A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 each and include complimentary valet parking, food and drinks in the VIP lounge and a signature gift with a unique LEBO design.
  • Additional parking will be available at War Memorial Auditorium for $6.

Location

ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (Map)

Contact Information

954-462-8190

www.artserve.org/

#ArtsLaunch2017

Saturday, Sep 9, 2017 various times - English

Meet Miami’s New Arts Season!

FREE ALL-DAY events for your family to enjoy! Over 40 Shows on Sale for the official Box Office Opening A Community Village of 100 Arts & Cultural Organizations Silent Disco | Interactive Workshops | Kids Activities Author Conversations | Mixology Chef Demos | Walking Tours Chef Demonstrations | NO HANDLING FEES at the Box Office* & Much More!

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Location

Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

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