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Five University Art Museums Acquire Artwork from the Collection of Souls Grown Deep

Five University Art Museums Acquire Artwork from the Collection of Souls Grown Deep

Visual Arts

Published 12/2/21

The Hampton, Hood, Princeton, and RISD museums will also partner with the Foundation to offer paid internships to BIPOC undergraduate students for the Spring 2022 semester, marking the fourth cohort of the Foundation’s Internship Grant Program.With these acquisitions, Souls Grown Deep has now placed over 500 works by more than 110 artists in more than 30 significant museum collections across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Brooklyn Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; and others. The Foundation’s Collection Transfer Program is an integral part of its mission to advocate for the increased representation of these artists in the canon of art history by fostering public access to these works and related exhibitions, research, publications, and programming. It also directly supports living artists, including Louisiana Bendolph, Mary Lee Bendolph, Lonnie Holley, …

City of Miami Beach No Vacancy, Miami Beach Returns

City of Miami Beach No Vacancy, Miami Beach Returns

Visual Arts

Published 11/24/21

Artists were drawn from a call for submissions issued by the city and selected by representatives from the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places Committee (AiPP), Cultural Arts Council (CAC) and MBVCA.“Miami Beach is a place where people come from around the world to make memories they can’t anywhere else, thanks to our internationally renowned arts and culture scene and incredible hospitality industry,” said Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “No Vacancy creatively fuses those strengths and changes the traditional gallery paradigm by inviting the public to experience our famed hotels as the destinations for distinctive public art.”For the second edition of No Vacancy, $25,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a $5,000 Public Prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and a $20,000 Juried Prize awarded by a jury of local art experts.Each selected artist received a stipend of $10,000 to realize their project. The winner of the Juried Prize and the …

Time Space Existence Exhibition

Time Space Existence Exhibition

Visual Arts

Published 11/22/21

This exhibition opens on November 11, 2021 and will run through January 30, 2022 at MCAD and FIU. Open house at SOA-MBUS (Washington Gallery and Design Gallery) at 2 pm, talks and cocktail reception on November 29 from 6 - 9 pm. Opening reception at MCAD - Miami Center for Architecture & Design on November 30 at 7 pm.Invited architects from Miami and around the world will showcase their unique perspective on Time Space Existence: Exploring and answering the call to reflect on the current environmental and social infrastructure issues that impact places like Miami and other communities around the world. While rising sea levels are a problem that communities in coastal areas deal with daily, affordable housing, and the state of our environment are fundamental issues that affect communities across the globe.In this exhibition, we will shed light on these issues. Creating and facilitating a global dialogue that asks us to reflect and respond to these challenges. Participating …

Through the Looking Glass @ WMODA

Through the Looking Glass @ WMODA

Visual Arts

Published 11/5/21

It is 150 years since Lewis Carroll wrote his sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the stories are as surreal and mind-boggling today. Follow down the rabbit hole into the WMODA Wonderland to see glass stilettos to make Alice swoon, wearable “glasskinis” and corsets, and mannequins modeling recycled glass. You’ll be blown away by a glass duet shattering all illusions of music and art. At noon on Saturday, December 4th, in the spectacular setting of the Chihuly glass collection at WMODA, artists in our community will be experimenting “beyond the bubble” in glass. Wynwood glass artist, Rob Stern, will be improvising on musical instruments made of glass with keyboard responses from Dave Rosenthal.Dave is a multi-disciplinary artist and self-professed sound and light chaser. He has mapped the sounds of glass making at Rob’s furnace to compose an original musical score of synthesized sounds. Their innovative performance of Resonance will symbolize the cycle of …

LUX Doral: A Large-Scale, Immersive Art Initiative in Downtown Doral

LUX Doral: A Large-Scale, Immersive Art Initiative in Downtown Doral

Visual Arts

Published 11/1/21

“From custom murals and sculptures to innovative entertainment, like George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in the Park, artfulness has always played a significant role in Downtown Doral, and LUX Doral will elevate this by further connecting the Downtown Doral community, patrons and visitors through shared art experiences,” said Ana-Marie Codina Barlick, CEO of Codina Partners, the developers of Downtown Doral. “We are grateful for the tremendous team who helped us bring our vision to life, including Martin Posta, Forecast Public Art and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, in addition to the City of Doral.”Engaging artists from across the globe, LUX Doral is a combination of permanent installations, as well as an ongoing series of rotating exhibitions and performances to the Downtown Doral community. LUX Doral will kick off by previewing the first four works of the initiative:Lightweave Designed by New York City based art studio, SOFTlab, …

Palm Beach Cultural Council Announces 2021-2022 Season

Palm Beach Cultural Council Announces 2021-2022 Season

Visual Arts

Published 10/19/21

This year, the Council's programming reflects a new approach. Each event and program will be rooted in the themes of the Council's three main exhibitions. The fall will highlight bringing the community back together, with programs curated to reflect the theme of the first exhibition, “Gathering.”After nearly two years of life-changing challenges and isolation for many due to the pandemic, the Council will provide opportunities for guests to connect with the arts through performances, educational programs, tours and talks. The intention is to engage people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, socioeconomic status and ability — encouraging guests to connect with one another, learn together and support the arts in Palm Beach County.“We are thrilled to welcome back the community and invite everyone to experience our new exhibitions and programs. An inspired and creative year of planning has resulted in the expansion of our programs to …

Two New Exhibits at WMODA

Two New Exhibits at WMODA

Visual Arts

Published 10/7/21

Fire & Soul “Dance is the hidden language of the soul” -Martha Graham Anna Pavlova’s dying white swan of classical ballet was reborn as an exuberant firebird aflame with passion thanks to Diaghilev’s sensational Ballet Russes dance company which transformed art, culture, and fashion during the early 1900s. Feathered costumes encrusted with jewels flourished at the Folies Bergère in Paris and exotic harem style fashions became all the rage. Energetic, expressionist dancers dominated the cabarets of Weimar Berlin and stepped onto the dance floors in the roaring twenties. European porcelain artists were inspired to create some of the most dynamic and decorative figurines of the Art Deco era. Safari Dance "Hard times require furious dancing” - Alice Walker Dance with the elephants in this fabulous fantasy exhibition of Ardmore Ceramic Art and Design from South Africa. Finding the joy in life by facing up to the proverbial elephant in the room is an inspirational …

Pompano Beach Arts Fall Exhibitions

Pompano Beach Arts Fall Exhibitions

Visual Arts

Published 10/1/21

“We are delighted to have the Latin American Art Pavilion return to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center with another brilliant show,” said Phyllis Korab, Director, Cultural Affair Department. “I Don’t Care is a colorful and modern take on Pop Art’s continued influence on our culture.”I Don’t Care, which features artworks by Latin American artists including Luis Cabrera, Cesar Beltran, Micky Goldstein, Julio Molina, Sami AKL, Teo Beceiro and Marcela Solana is part of the Center’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibition which runs until January 5, 2022, showcases the vision of contemporary artists who are moved by the coldness of pop language.Pop Art is inspired by the aesthetics of everyday life and consumer goods of the time. It is an artistic movement that proclaims, "look around you, see the moment you live and express it.” Being free thinkers and irreverent social entities are traits that characterized this artistic movement. Pop Art continues to …

World-renowned artist Romero Britto shares artistic talent with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Inspiration4 mission

World-renowned artist Romero Britto shares artistic talent with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for Inspiration4 mission

Visual Arts

Published 9/22/21

Britto will participate in several in-person and virtual activities to raise awareness and support for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®With his artistic talent and generous spirit, Britto is sure to bring color and vision to Inspiration4 events in the coming weeks. Britto’s support will include:·   Sketching blank coloring pages for the Inspiration4 crew to bring to life in space. The crew’s art pages will be auctioned off to benefit St. Jude after the space mission.·   Designing a t-shirt that will be unveiled at an event benefitting St. Jude after the Inspiration4 crew returns from space.·   Finishing an original art piece live during a private dinner surrounded by vintage planes in a hangar in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sept. 14 were auctioned off on CharityBuzz.·   Hosting a virtual art party with a member of the Inspiration4 crew and a lucky auction winner.In honor of …

 Superblue & Design Miami/ Basel Present New Installations by DRIFT & Sou Fujimoto

Superblue & Design Miami/ Basel Present New Installations by DRIFT & Sou Fujimoto

Visual Arts

Published 9/17/21

Throughout the week, special programming presented in collaboration with Therme Mind activates the installations. The collaborative project reflects Superblue's mission to connect experiential artists with architects and other creative practitioners in pursuit of their most ambitious visions. The presentation marks Superblue's European debut and first collaboration with Design Miami/, following its global launch in Miami in May 2021.Shy Synchrony is a poetic, upside-down landscape of moving Shylights that perpetually bloom in mid-air, inviting visitors to contemplate natural rhythms and their soothing effect on our state of being. The largest of DRIFT's Shylights installations to date, the site-specific exhibition fills Design Miami's massive entrance hall, providing visitors a moment of synchrony with their immediate surroundings. In a time that is defined by human isolation and a disconnect from nature, DRIFT's practice aims to address the need for a new alignment with our …

Delray Beach Art Trail and First Friday Art Walk

Delray Beach Art Trail and First Friday Art Walk

Visual Arts

Published 9/17/21

“The purpose of Delray Beach Art Trail is to prominently share the breadth and depth of artwork and culture that Delray Beach offers, inviting the community and visitors from around the world to discover hidden gems that secure the city’s place as a dynamic arts destination in South Florida,” said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA. Delray Beach is exploding with cultural adventures, now is the time to explore the art scene.”Delray Beach Art Trail is self-guided and free. A QR sign is featured at each location connecting the visitor to www.delrayarttrail.com. The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) created the website to showcase the vast collection of artistic offerings throughout Delray Beach. More than 75 installations, 40+ murals, 35+ art galleries and studios, and eight cultural centers are featured with photos, descriptions, and address.  “We are excited to showcase Delray Beach’s range of public and private art to students, …

North Miami Officials Announce New Artists Leading Its Art in Public Places Initiative

North Miami Officials Announce New Artists Leading Its Art in Public Places Initiative

Visual Arts

Published 9/16/21

Miami-based artist Dinizulu Gene Tinnie, was commissioned for a metal sculpture titled “Giver of Life,” that will be the first of many artworks within the Pioneer Boulevard Sculpture Garden. This next phase of the NMCRA’s Art in Public Places program will transform undeveloped areas into attractive displays of public art that reflect North Miami’s vibrant and diverse culture."We are proud to announce the next phase of our Art in Public Places program and build upon the efforts we started earlier this year with the new displays in Griffing Park,” said North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime, Chairman of the North Miami CRA Board. "These beautification efforts will enhance the experience of all residing in and visiting our community, attracting new businesses that in turn, support our growing local economy. Congratulations to all the wonderful artists chosen to participate."For the NMCRA's U-Wrap NOMI project, five selected artists created unique, digital designs that will be …

Key West Artist Sally Binard wins South Florida Cultural Consortium 2021 Visual Artists Award

Key West Artist Sally Binard wins South Florida Cultural Consortium 2021 Visual Artists Award

Visual Arts

Published 9/10/21

Featuring the work of 12 preeminent South Florida artists who are recipients of the 2021 South Florida Cultural Consortium awards, the exhibition will host an opening reception on September 16 at 6:30 PM, at FAU University Galleries located at 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431. The exhibition will be open during regular hours from September 17 – October 30, 2021. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication.  Sally Binard is a primarily self-taught artist, born to first generation Haitian and Belgian immigrants who exposed her to two vastly different styles of art. This had a remarkable influence on her work. Exposure to the Dutch Masters and the vibrant Haitian arts provided a confusing and eclectic idea of what art was and could be. Her work is a means of recordkeeping and resolving personal questions in addition to creating conversations around identity, history, and social issues. Sally lives and works in Key West, Florida. The Consortium, an alliance of …

On The Samara's Wing

On The Samara's Wing

Visual Arts

Published 9/2/21

Curated by The Frank’s Chief Curator Taryn Möller Nicoll, On The Samara’s Wing features works by John Alleyne, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Rhea Leonard, T.Elliot Mansa, Lisyanet Rodriguez, and Onajídé Shabaka. The exhibition will debut on Thursday, October 21st at 6 PM. The opening reception will feature a special performance by Haitian singer and guitarist Inez Barlatier at 7 PM. This event and admittance to The Frank is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception. Mask-wearing at The Frank is strongly encouraged. The Frank is proud to partner with Green Space Miami, a new art space established by the Green Family Foundation, focused on centering marginalized stories in a space for dialogue. Green Space Initiative grant recipient Alma Leiva will exhibit her photography series Celdas in The Third Space Gallery at The Frank. Leiva’s works will remain on view for the duration of On The Samara’s …

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI: 10 OF OUR FAVE ART & CULTURE EVENTS!

THINGS TO DO IN MIAMI: 10 OF OUR FAVE ART & CULTURE EVENTS!

Visual Arts

Published 8/30/21

1 - WYNWOOD ART WALK:Attention all you art lovers out there! Take a walk on the Wynwood side! This awesome event takes place on the Second Saturday of every month. It features art dealers, galleries, collections, artist studios, alternative art spaces, and dining hot spots, strengthening the concept of a true art district and boosting Miami's international image. Thousands of people, looking for fabulous things to do in Miami, crowd the streets to have a great night out and enjoy the Miami Art Scene. You should be one of them!Just north of downtown Miami, between 23st and 30th streets and NW 2nd Ave.www.wynwoodmiami.com2 - PEREZ MUSEUM MIAMI:Do you like your museums “modern” and with a “global flare?” Have we got the museum for you! Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. This fab museum serves our diverse South Florida population, where a unique confluence …

Into the Fold: Collaborative Book Arts in South Florida

Into the Fold: Collaborative Book Arts in South Florida

Visual Arts

Published 6/22/21

Viewers can get up close and personal with handmade, limited-edition artists’ books and gain an in-depth view of how artists working in varied media take on the challenge of manifesting their concepts and visual language into a book form.Existent Books is a semi-annual publishing initiative established in 2015, which brings artists to IS Projects to experience fine art printmaking, letterpress printing and fine book binding. These artists then design an artists’ book that IS Projects’ staff produces by hand, taking inspiration from all the techniques that the studio has come to offer: screen printing, relief, intaglio, letterpress, foil stamping, die-cutting, pop-ups, and more. Existent Books is unique in that it specifically publishes limited edition handmade artists’ books produced with traditional printing and binding techniques. With a mission focused on building awareness and breaking down barriers to entry in artists’ book publishing and collecting, the Existent Books …

Picks of the Week: Art, Festivals, and More...

Picks of the Week: Art, Festivals, and More...

Visual Arts

Published 6/11/21

DEERING ESTATE: SPRING CONTEMPORARY - HOMEMAKINGThrough June 13thThe exhibition explores the notions of home, identity, site and community - and these concepts as a precursor to the centennial celebration of the Stone House. Homemaking brings together a group of works that take a variety of approaches in considering what makes a house a home. The exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, photography, performance and sound installations that each considers the site as a domestic space, filled with memories, identities, and histories. More event details here.DANCE NOW! MIAMI: COLONIALISM AND CONVERSOS - A CONVERSATION THROUGH DANCEJune 13th at 2:00 pmJoin Dance NOW! Miami for an afternoon of dance— live, and in-person at JMOF-FIU, featuring the company’s newest work “Anusim, what is hidden is never lost.” “Anusim” is a commentary on the story of the Jews of Portugal during the inquisition of 1497 and the decree of King Manuel I allowing Jews to remain in Portugal as “New …

Arts Council Presents Connections Project Final Stop at Key West Art Center

Arts Council Presents Connections Project Final Stop at Key West Art Center

Visual Arts

Published 6/3/21

The Connections Project is one of the Arts Council’s more innovative fundraising activities connecting community members with local arts and cultural initiatives. The Arts Council provides a 6x6 blank canvas to local professional artists and artistic residents who then create a piece of art. “People of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to participate,” said Florida Keys Arts Council Executive Director Elizabeth Young.  After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three online at www.keysarts.com. Once the show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist’s thoughts and inspiration. Proceeds from Connections Project directly benefit Keys’ artists and arts organizations through Arts Council grants, including the Artists in Schools grant, the …

Picks of the Week: Museum Month

Picks of the Week: Museum Month

Visual Arts

Published 5/21/21

STUDIOS OF KEY WEST: LETTY NOWAK ART EXHIBITIONThrough May 27thThe past year has pulled Nowak’s attention in a hundred different directions—a new gallery and a new baby—for starters. As always though, her painting practice has been a constant. With her latest endeavor JAG Gallery off the ground, Nowak is ready to once again share her own incredible work with the community. More details here.(Photo: Letty Nowark)NSU ART MUSEUM: IKÉ UDÉ SELECT PORTRAITSThrough January 9th 2022The exhibit includes a selection of full-length portraits including works from his Sartorial Anarchy and Nollywood (Nigerian film industry) portraits as well as recent portraits. Sartorial Anarchy portraits feature the artist, himself, dressed in varied costumes across geography and time, exploring a world of dualities: photographer/performance artist, artist/spectator. Conversant with the world of fashion and celebrity, Udé gives conceptual aspects of performance and representation a new vitality, melding …

 New World School of the Arts Partnership

New World School of the Arts Partnership

Visual Arts

Published 5/12/21

The partnership, underwritten by a two-year, $100,000 grant from Mitchell Wolfson Sr Foundation, will commission two NWSA alumni visual artists and provide them with curatorial support to share their work with Commissioner’s growing member community. Launching this initiative is Miami-based artist-activist Chire Regans with A Reflection of the Times, a memorial exhibition of portraiture that opens to Commissioner members on May 20th, and to the public from May 21st through November 1st, at Bakehouse Art Complex. (Photo by Jayme Gershen)“New World School of the Arts is so deeply thankful that Commissioner and the Mitchell Wolfson Sr Foundation are helping to support NWSA alumni artists here in our community,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hodgson, NWSA Provost and CEO. “This sense of locality makes alumna Chire Regans’ work resonate deeply, reflecting the humanity and justice that needs to be expressed, seen and felt.”"Our mission is to create a new cohort of first-time and beginner …

CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH HISTORY FORT LAUDERDALE AND ISLAND SPACE

CELEBRATE NATIONAL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH HISTORY FORT LAUDERDALE AND ISLAND SPACE

Visual Arts

Published 5/10/21

The fine art exhibition, to be showcased in the New River Inn features imaginative, colorful portraits and slice-of-life scenery from local award-winning artists. An opening welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, June 9, from 6 – 8 p.m., including an in-person and Facebook Live Q&A with the artists.“It is an honor to work with Island SPACE, once again, to produce this culturally significant and visually thought-provoking fine art exhibit,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors back to History Fort Lauderdale with this fascinating glimpse of the influencers, settings and local residents that helped shape island life.”This is the third staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage. The exhibit will spotlight the works of several Jamaican artist-contributors including photographer and curator David I. Muir sharing a selection of photos from his "Santiago …

ARTISTS OPEN: ENTER MIAMI-DADE STUDIOS AND WATCH ART HAPPEN

ARTISTS OPEN: ENTER MIAMI-DADE STUDIOS AND WATCH ART HAPPEN

Visual Arts

Published 5/3/21

Miami artist Nina Surel compares attending the Artists Open to peeking inside a restaurant’s kitchen to see how an exquisite dish comes together.“It is like you are seeing the ingredients, seeing the work in progress — not just the final product, not just the art that makes it into a gallery or a museum,” says Surel, who is founder and coordinator of Collective 62, an artist-run space in Liberty City.Surel is among more than 250 artists throughout Miami-Dade County who will swing open their doors on Saturday, May 8, to usher in the public as part of the second in-person Artists Open.Presented by Fountainhead Residency and Studio, the event isn’t about seeing a finished work of art, but rather about meeting artists, seeing their process, discovering the art community that exists in Miami-Dade, says Kathryn Mikesell, co-founder of Fountainhead and founder of Artists Open.Having helped start Fountainhead as a place to allow artists the freedom to create and to show people that …

New Exhibitions at The Studios of Key West May 6th

New Exhibitions at The Studios of Key West May 6th

Visual Arts

Published 4/28/21

In the Sanger Gallery, Miami artist Deborah Mitchell uses color drenched works to explore change in wildlife corridors, depicting mammals, birds, botany and landscapes layered with correlated scientific data. The goal is to encourage discussion to inspire interest in restoring ecosystems and combating climate change, habitat loss and invasive species.In the Zabar Project Gallery, Kristyn LaMoia invites viewers to experience a surreal inner world replete with fantastic, sometimes funny inhabitants. The clean, delicate style of her work balances her perceptions of a sprawling otherworldliness.A selection of works by Letty Nowak will be shown in the XOJ Gallery. With her latest endeavor JAG Gallery off the ground, which Keys Weekly describes as being “like a super cool younger sibling who somehow has clout and cred way beyond her years,” Nowak is ready to once again share her own art with the community.The Studios of Key West is offering a number of ways to enjoy their exhibitions …

Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove

Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove

Visual Arts

Published 4/28/21

Coconut Grove established itself in the 1960’s as the local haven for a diverse group of artists, writers, musicians, and art galleries. Many artist-activist community leaders have left their marks on the Grove through the art and the spaces they created, such as the Miami Black Arts Workshop in historic Bahamian Coconut Grove. “Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove” celebrates the role of a community as a creative space as well as a key driver behind a young city’s evolution. “This exhibition plays tribute to a Miami community whose history and present are rich in art and culture, including the founding of the Miami Black Arts Workshop and the Coconut Grove Arts Festival,” said Museum Director Jordana Pomeroy. “Coconut Grove was home to artists like Annette Rawlings, who combined interests in fashion, painting, and ceramics; as well as Owen Lee, a prolific, self-taught artist who worked with paper, tapestries, and sail cloth; and countless …

MOCA’S MICHAEL RICHARDS EXHIBIT OFFERS ‘A HOMECOMING OF SORTS’ FOR THE LATE ARTIST

MOCA’S MICHAEL RICHARDS EXHIBIT OFFERS ‘A HOMECOMING OF SORTS’ FOR THE LATE ARTIST

Visual Arts

Published 4/16/21

Michael Richards had a special connection to South Florida.It was where he debuted his largest solo exhibition at the now-defunct Ambrosino Gallery, just across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA). It’s fitting then that MOCA is the site of a new exhibit featuring the artwork of the late artist, “Michael Richards: Are You Down?”“This is a homecoming of sorts,” says Alex Fialho, co-curator of the exhibit. “This is a major opportunity to see all of the work that Michael created in his lifetime in one exhibition, including at least four newly conserved large-scale sculptures.”The exhibit, available from April 21 through Oct. 10, will mark the first time that many of Richards’ pieces will be on display since his untimely passing during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at New York’s World Trade Center. The museum has planned free online programming as well, including children’s events, conversations with the curators, and virtual …

Colonial Currents: Black Women, Water, Trauma and Baptism, A Film Essay By Alexis Alleyne-Caputo

Colonial Currents: Black Women, Water, Trauma and Baptism, A Film Essay By Alexis Alleyne-Caputo

Visual Arts

Published 4/13/21

Water-based imagery, the female physique, and powerful testimonies are all interwoven in Colonial Currents: Black Women, Water, Trauma and Baptism, an interdisciplinary film essay by Alexis Alleyne-Caputo.The poignant homage to black women features a dizzying array of art forms including dance, spoken word, photography, poetry, and performance art.Screenings for the piece at New York University and Columbia University were recently canceled due to the pandemic. However, announcements regarding rescheduled shows will be announced via Alleyne-Caputo’s website.  Ultimately, she is seeking a home for the short film right here in South Florida.“All of the women involved are Miami based artists,” she said. “I thought it was important to work with women that are directly from the community.”The thought-provoking project draws from a well of symbolism that features water as its main backdrop.This, Alleyne-Caputo says, is no accident.“I wanted to use water specifically …

Call to Artists for 7th Annual Art & Soul Event

Call to Artists for 7th Annual Art & Soul Event

Visual Arts

Published 3/9/21

Work can be 2D or 3D and must be original in concept, design and execution. Selection is based on originality, creativity, workmanship and artistic distinction. The theme and medium are open, including (but not limited to) photography, painting, drawing, print making, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay metal, glass and mixed media. There are no size restrictions or limitations for submitted work, but all works must be priced up to $500 and weigh no more than 30 lbs. All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg file and artists may submit up to four different works for consideration. Artwork should be saved with the artist’s name and title. To be considered all artists must fill in the entry form. There is no fee to enter but artists are responsible for delivery or shipping of artwork to the buyer, and BFA will retain a 40% commission of any sales.The deadline to submit is Thursday, April 1st by 5 p.m. on the BFA website. All artists will be notified of jury results by …

Montage: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photographers

Montage: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photographers

Visual Arts

Published 3/7/21

Ulrich Knoblauch regularly collaborates with Self Service, Paris Vogue, Rag & Bone, Givenchy, Mugler, Isabel Marant, Lacoste, Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen and Margiela among others.Ben Fink Shapiro has shot numerous celebrity portraits and fashion campaigns and has published editorial work in American Vogue, British Vogue, Korean Vogue, Palm Beach, Bal Harbour, Hamptons and other art and fashion publications.Will Nichols draws parallels between palm trees and basketball in his fine art photography. He was commissioned by the Los Angeles Clippers to take courtside photos in 2016.Donald R. Harivel has developed a unique aesthetic distinguished by his intense attention to detail and vantage points, often raising otherwise mundane views to the level of fine art by capturing them at just the right moment.Montage will include Knoblauch’s fashion and portrait photography, portraits and landscape photography by Shapiro, works from Nichols’ Palm Trees & Basketball series, and …

‘Miami Beach Open House’ on View Through Summer 2021

‘Miami Beach Open House’ on View Through Summer 2021

Visual Arts

Published 3/7/21

Miami Beach Open House activates empty spaces throughout Miami Beach to support local artists and the arts community which were greatly impacted by the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn. Privately-owned vacant spaces serve as workspaces, studios, exhibition space and communal areas that encourage dialogue and collaboration. In partnership with participating property owners, Miami Beach Open House provides the space and support necessary for artmaking and peer-to-peer exchange, supporting growth for the city’s entire arts community. Participating properties range from vacant storefronts, city offices, former restaurants, nightclubs to public parks and cultural venues.“The City of Miami Beach is dedicated to art and culture, and we will not allow the challenges of the past year to diminish that status,” explained Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “It is with this in mind that we are exceedingly pleased to be able to present programs like Open House, which will provide a …

Picks of the Week: Films, Art Exhibits and More...

Picks of the Week: Films, Art Exhibits and More...

Visual Arts

Published 2/18/21

SMDCAC PRESENTS INDIE FLICKS: CODE OF THE FREAKSFebruary 21st through the 24thCode of the Freaks presents a radical reframing of the use of disabled characters in film. Using hundreds of clips spanning over 100 years of moviemaking, and a cast of disabled artists, scholars and activists, the film is a scorching critique of some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters. This revelatory documentary investigates the power of movie imagery to shape the beliefs and behaviors of the general public toward disabled people, and of disabled people toward themselves. More event details here.BROWARD ART GUILD: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE ART AND POETRY POP-UP EXHIBITFebruary 20th through the 26th Explore artwork and poetry works representing Black History, whether persons or events, as well as representations of black culture in America. More event details here.BACKSTAGE AT BROWARD CENTER TOURSThrough April 3rdExperience the Broward Center like never before. Go behind the scenes for an …

Local artist Mojo commissioned for murals that adorn new 545wyn building in Wynwood

Local artist Mojo commissioned for murals that adorn new 545wyn building in Wynwood

Visual Arts

Published 2/11/21

As Wynwood continues to grow with residential and mixed-use development projects, it seems natural that developers would turn to Miami native and Wynwood mural art pioneer Jessica Goldman Srebnick, co-founder of Goldman Global Arts, when commissioning artists for work to adorn their building’s exteriors.The development of Wynwood’s art-centric, working class neighborhood into a mid- to high-rise residential and commercial area has been evident over the past few years. Luckily, development companies changing that landscape are including local mural artists in their plans.At Sterling Bay’s new 545wyn, a Class A office space, they commissioned local mural artist Mojo for two murals, upon the recommendation of Goldman Srebnick.“I proposed Mojo for 545wyn as it was important to our client Sterling Bay to have a local Miami artist who would add to the story and authenticity of a neighborhood known worldwide for its public art and differentiate a first of its kind office product in a …

Picks of the Week: Pompano Beach Arts

Picks of the Week: Pompano Beach Arts

Visual Arts

Published 1/21/21

POMPANO BEACH ARTS EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW BY APPOINTMENTThrough April 1stPompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department is delighted to invite the public back to enjoy the City's art galleries. The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, Ali Cultural Arts Center and Blanche Ely House Museum will each have specific days and times for guests to explore the compelling new exhibitions. Appointment times must be reserved in advance at here.(photo: Pompano Beach Arts Galleries)LYRICS LAB GARDEN OF MY MINDThrough January 31stJoin Pompano Beach Arts for a very special Lyrics Lab as they celebrate the 100th birthday of iconic actress Esther Rolle with a joyous celebration featuring music, dance and spoken word poetry. More event details here.LINES OF EXPRESSION ART TOURThrough January 31stJoin Pompano Beach Arts for a sneak peek of the dazzling display of geometric abstract art. Lines of Expression features six premier South Florida artists who share their dramatic creations. …

“Witness: Afro Perspectives" exhibit at El Espacio 23

“Witness: Afro Perspectives" exhibit at El Espacio 23

Visual Arts

Published 12/15/20

“I’ve always seen art as a way to better understand my culture and roots,” says art collector Jorge M. Pérez, who was born in Argentina to Cuban-exiled parents.While the bulk of the South Florida real-estate developer’s vast art collection has been focused on Latin American and Caribbean works, Pérez discovered what he calls “an unexpected kinship” to African art and art of the African Diaspora.“While I didn’t always experience a direct connection to African and African Diaspora art, that all changed once I traveled to the continent myself,” he says.Pérez says he found many similarities to the works produced by Latin American and Caribbean artists: “Among these parallels were questions of political and social oppression, colonialism and identity, all of which were deeply embedded in many of my favorite pieces from Cuba and numerous other Latin regions.”You can see 100 of his pieces in an exhibition titled, “Witness: Afro Perspectives from the Jorge M. Pérez …

Miami Art Week Guide

Miami Art Week Guide

Visual Arts

Published 12/1/20

Art Beat Miami 7th Annual FestivalWednesday - Sunday The 7th annual Art Beat Miami is five days of art, culture, food, fashion, and music experience inspired by Haiti and the Caribbean during Art Basel/Miami Art Week. This year, Art Beat Miami will take place virtually from December 2nd to December 6th. In its seventh year, South Floridians and the world will see art from 40 emerging and renowned artists from the Caribbean and around the world. Attendees will feel the beat of Haitian music at the Art Beat Miami online Preview Party featuring KAI headlined by Richard Cave opening the Art Fair on Wednesday, December 2nd. See full schedule here.Art Miami and CONTEXT Art MiamiThese two art fairs will take place exclusively on Artsy. From December 2nd through the 20th, explore booths, experience our online event, and buy work directly from our roster of 150+ premier galleries on the largest and leading global online marketplace for fine art.Art OutsideArt Outside is a public art …

The Return Of The 19th Annual Art Week 2020 at The Sagamore Hotel

The Return Of The 19th Annual Art Week 2020 at The Sagamore Hotel

Visual Arts

Published 12/1/20

Now, with safety of top concern, The Sagamore Hotel revitalizes its crucial role during these challenging times with its resilient love of the arts, a healthy and engaged community, and its timely exhibitions that bring together a multitude of needed perspectives for Miami Art Week and beyond.On December 2nd, the hotel will host its opening night, A.F.F.M. (Art, Fashion, Food, Music), at the Sagamore Supper Club. The opening night will feature a runway show from Miami Designer Pangea Kali Virga, DJ Bea Pernia and live musicians, a five course concept dinner under the stars curated by celebrity chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, accompanied by cocktails, wine, and curated art tours.On December 5th ,the hotel will host its iconic 19th Annual Sagamore Brunch. The brunch is by invitation only and advance ticket sales. Tickets will include the signature brunch with unlimited mimosas, crepes, art tours, live performances, and more.Everyone Has A Story To Tell! and The …

ICA MIAMI IS BACK WITH ‘TOMÁS ESSON: THE GOAT’ EXHIBITION

ICA MIAMI IS BACK WITH ‘TOMÁS ESSON: THE GOAT’ EXHIBITION

Visual Arts

Published 11/10/20

“Tomás Esson: The GOAT,” the latest installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, is the Cuban painter’s first-ever solo museum presentation.Throughout three decades, Esson’s work has been called grotesque and challenging, and has been censored, with exhibitions being shut down in his native country. Since moving to the United States in 1990, Esson has lived between Miami and New York, and he has pieces in the permanent collections at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; and Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany, among others.The opportunity to support Esson with a solo exhibition at this transformational juncture in his career resonated with ICA Artistic Director Alex Gartenfeld.“Tomás is such an important artist who has been based in Miami on and off for almost 30 years. It’s so crucial to our mission to be able to support not just international …

The 2020 Florida Biennial Opens Friday November 6

The 2020 Florida Biennial Opens Friday November 6

Visual Arts

Published 10/29/20

This tenth edition of the Center’s Biennial was juried by Coralie Claeysen-Gleyzon, Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art. "The 2020 Florida Biennial exhibition provides a space for contemplation, packed with meaningful information and reflections about the signs of our times,: said Claeysen-Gleyzon. "Through a plethora of mediums – from site-responsive installations, video, painting, sculpture, photography, to conceptual art – the 32 artists in the exhibition address themes that are often directly, or sometimes more loosely connected to this unusual year and current events, as well as general themes that define the recent developments and significant changes of our era." The Center received submissions from 239 artists based in 67 Florida cities, encompassing 22 counties throughout the state. Juror/guest curator Claeysen-Gleyzon reviewed nearly 680 artworks for the Biennial exhibition in the Main Gallery, and 123 proposals for …

BFA OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS FOR 2nd ANNUAL ART + STROLL VIRTUAL EVENT

BFA OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS FOR 2nd ANNUAL ART + STROLL VIRTUAL EVENT

Visual Arts

Published 9/18/20

The theme and medium are open and include, but are not limited to, photography, painting, drawing, print making, paper art, fiber art, wood, clay, metal, glass, sculpture, fashion or mixed media. There is no fee to enter.Works selected are based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and artistic distinction. All work(s) must be submitted as a 300 dpi jpeg via online submission here. Artists may submit up to two different works for consideration that they have personally created. Each digital jpeg file of the submitted work must be included in the ART + STROLL artist’s online entry form. Artwork in jpeg format should be saved with the artist’s name and title.Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 30th by midnight via online form submission. Accepted artists will be notified in early October and accepted works may be used for marketing purposes.For additional information, visit our site and click on “call to artists.” All artists must fill in the entry form to be …

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale reopens September 15

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale reopens September 15

Visual Arts

Published 9/10/20

“We look forward to welcoming visitors back to enjoy our world-renowned facility, exhibitions and collections,” said Bonnie Clearwater, NSU Art Museum director and chief curator. “Art provides escape from the ordinary and helps us see the world in new and different ways. We hope our community will have the opportunity to experience this at the Museum.” Prior to NSU Art Museum’s public opening, Museum members, including NSU students, faculty, and staff, will be able to enjoy exclusive access to NSU Art Museum during Member Appreciation Days on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. To become a member, visit nsuartmuseum.org/join/. For the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, there will be new health and safety guidelines in place, which include social distancing, reduced capacity, face coverings and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols.  Several of the Museum’s current exhibitions have been extended. Happy! will now be on view through …

The Bass Reopens Sept 16

The Bass Reopens Sept 16

Visual Arts

Published 9/10/20

Following the safety standards issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with Miami-Dade County and City of Miami Beach guidelines, The Bass is prepared to welcome visitors back to the museum once again after closing in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new policies in place to ensure the health and well-being of the museum’s guests and staff members, The Bass reopens with adjusted hours, new exhibitions, returning favorites and more.The museum’s adjusted opening hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Museum members are also invited to visit the museum during reserved members-only hours from Wednesday, September 16 to Sunday, September 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. daily, RSVP required.WHATS ON VIEWThe Bass is also pleased to announce the opening of new exhibitions and projects, as well as the return of previously over view exhibitions.Open Storage: Selections from the Collection On Long Term View …

ArtServe Gives Voice to Syrian Plight

ArtServe Gives Voice to Syrian Plight

Visual Arts

Published 8/26/20

Throughout the history of human conflict, entire cultures have often been all but obliterated simply through the weaponized destruction of artwork. But in war-torn Syria beset for years by suffering, death and chaos, the resilience of its artists perseveres in conveying the nation’s urgent story worldwide.  Curated by Syrian-American artist Tony Khawam of Khawam Galleries of Miami and New York, together with ArtServe Curator Sophie Bonet, “War & Hope” showcases works by Syrian and Syrian-American artists who began a new phase of their artistic careers in response to the Syrian War. Their paintings weave contemporary images of the physical and virtual worlds together with emotions wrought by the War and memories from their cultural heritage. Since initial COVID-19 closures left its facility temporarily shuttered in March, Broward-based arts incubator ArtServe has continued to deliver its mission through a near-daily series of virtual events dubbed …

REMAKING MIAMI: JOSEFINA TARAFA’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 1970s

REMAKING MIAMI: JOSEFINA TARAFA’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 1970s

Visual Arts

Published 8/7/20

The exhibit presents images by the photographer, editor, and philanthropist that pictures the transformation of our city by the arrival of Tarafa’s fellow Cuban immigrants. Tarafa's exceptional photographic work unites an inventive formal sensibility, a documentary and anthropological drive, and a keen eye for the revelatory detail. The exhibition will be on view during fall 2020 (opening date to be announced) until Sunday, February 28, 2021.A member of a Cuban family prominent in politics and economics, Josefina Tarafa (1907–82) developed a particular interest in the photographic and audio documentation of Afro-Cuban cultures and, more widely, in various forms of Cuban popular culture. In the 1970s, she recorded the Cuban traces being engraved on Miami, creating what is arguably one of the most meaningful bodies of images that picture the transformation of the city during those years.The first exhibition dedicated to Tarafa’s photography, Remaking Miami includes thirty …

‘FABRIC OF AMERICA: ARTISTS IN PROTEST’ ADDRESSES TROUBLED TIMES

‘FABRIC OF AMERICA: ARTISTS IN PROTEST’ ADDRESSES TROUBLED TIMES

Visual Arts

Published 8/3/20

A CRISIS IS THE BEST TIME FOR ARTISTIC CREATION. SO, CREATING IS EXACTLY WHAT ARTISTS ARE DOING TODAY. SOME ARE CREATING MURALS, OTHERS WEARABLES.More than 30 South Florida graffiti artists and illustrators were invited to create protest-themed art on denim jackets for “The Fabric of America: Artists in Protest,” an exhibition launched July 18 by the Museum of Graffiti in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.“Artists typically inspire people,” said Alan Ket, museum cofounder and curator. “Artists have a way of presenting topics [and] ideas in a way that really reaches to the core of our beings and to our hearts.”The exhibition, on view in person until Aug. 31, features denim jackets bedecked in messages and symbols that take a stand and speak loudly of these troubled times. With the momentum right now around the themes of racial inequality and police brutality – sparked by the death of George Floyd on May 25 – the museum provided this platform so artists …

NSU Art Museum Launches Online Collection with Access to Over 2,000 Works

NSU Art Museum Launches Online Collection with Access to Over 2,000 Works

Visual Arts

Published 7/2/20

It offers unprecedented access to over 2,000 of the 7,500 objects in its permanent collection. The online collection is part of the Museum’s efforts to enhance its digital resources and make them widely available to the public, scholars and students.“With our new online collection we are opening our doors even wider and inviting the world to explore the exceptional scope and depth of NSU Art Museum,” said Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator. “During the 1970s, the founders of the Museum sought to represent South Florida’s diversity in the art works collected and exhibited. The collection continued to grow with this goal in mind.”Today, NSU Art Museum is known for its significant collection of Latin American art, contemporary art with an emphasis on women, Black and Latinx artists, and African art that spans the 19th to the 21st-century, as well as works by American artist William Glackens, Danish artists who resisted German occupation during World War II and the …

"COPY OF THE ORIGINAL" @ IS PROJECTS

"COPY OF THE ORIGINAL" @ IS PROJECTS

Visual Arts

Published 6/17/20

Copy of the Original is Rachel Livedalen's solo exhibition featuring a series of works on panel that combine screen printed layers of Greco-Roman textbook pages with airbrush and gouache. Structured information depicted in these works relate to the construction and continuation of the art history canon and the way in which we understand visual culture. Textual information is stretched, morphed, or veiled, then layered with different modes of visual information like coded symbols, colorful shapes, or erased gestures.The exhibition questions our understanding of visual information both from academic art history and popular culture as it relates to beauty, feminine representation, and artifice. Specifically, the exhibition analyzes the Knidian Aphrodite, the first sculpture of a female nude in Greek art that now only exists as a Roman copy. This canonical work from western art history thus embodies ideas of representation and reproduction throughout history.While the IS Projects gallery …

Art & Soul Extended Through August 31

Art & Soul Extended Through August 31

Visual Arts

Published 6/17/20

Art & Soul is just one of several ways BFA supports local artists while fostering cultural vitality, creative success and economic development. BFA continuously supports the local arts community and promotes local artists, cultural non-profits and diverse art-related projects. BFA annually hosts several events in addition to Art & Soul, including the free Arts Mean Business speaker series, Art in the Workplace, Art Curation and Art+Stroll. Art from local artists can now be purchased through August 31st. Juried artwork sized at 12" x 12", 20” x 20” or 30” x 30” are specially priced from $200 to $500. Since the virtual Art & Soul kicked off, several pieces of art have been sold including to buyers from California to New York.“Moving Art & Soul online was vitally important to our arts community,” said Brian Kopelowitz, BFA Board Chair. “This 90-day extension will give art lovers everywhere the opportunity to continue to purchase valuable pieces of …

Virtual Summer at ICA Miami

Virtual Summer at ICA Miami

Visual Arts

Published 6/17/20

Watch family-friendly films on the third Sunday of every month now through September.Explore the magical world of animation with ICA Miami this summer, and get an insider's look into some of the innovative techniques used to create a modern animated feature film.Kids can also engage with their "Curator Challenge" on Instagram. Show your masterpieces by tagging us with the hashtag #KidsCuratorChallenge. Every second and fourth week of June through August, staff will debut a new creative prompt on Instagram. The best entries will be featured on @icamiami and @youngicamiamiFor more information on ICA's Virtual summer, click here.

Heart of Art: Call for artists!

Heart of Art: Call for artists!

Visual Arts

Published 6/1/20

Using video as the virtual stage, 20 Miami-based performing artists will each be awarded $1,000 to create new works of dance, music, theater, spoken word and other performing arts that capture our community’s unique voice and experience during this unprecedented crisis. The new video works will be showcased on the Arsht Center’s website and promoted across the Center’s social media platforms and in the Arsht@Home e-newsletter.Details for the video proposals, submission criteria and other guidelines are at arshtcenter.org/heart-art-submission. Artists working across all genres of the performing arts are encouraged to apply, including music, theater, dance, spoken word, monologues or multi-genre combinations. Because Heart of Art is intended to create an artistic time capsule of Miami’s pandemic experience, the program is open exclusively to artists who reside in Miami-Dade County. The work must represent the Miami experience and address the subject of “art in the time of …

SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room

SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room

Visual Arts

Published 5/20/20

It is in this spirit of being responsive and adaptive that SCOPE has announced the launch of SCOPE Immersive | Online Viewing Room. These invitational, survey, and thematic online events will present collectors with the opportunity to explore and purchase artworks from SCOPE exhibitors remotely in a curated digital and interactive space.Unlike other platforms that rely on outdated iterations of basic slideshow technology, SCOPE Immersive invites collectors to step inside three-dimensional spaces which can be easily accessed by computer, mobile phone, or VR device. These unique events will be presented each month; starting in May and running through December in celebration of their 20th Anniversary edition of SCOPE Miami Beach. SCOPE Immersive’s inaugural edition will be open to collectors, curators, and art lovers alike beginning May 22nd at 11 am EST and will run through June 5th. It will feature eight galleries, curated by SCOPE founder Alexis Hubshman.For more …

Curator Culture & Breakfast are back in a virtual way!

Curator Culture & Breakfast are back in a virtual way!

Visual Arts

Published 5/7/20

The new programs present casual morning coffee conversations with artists in the museum’s collection, to virtual town halls and panel discussions with Congresswoman Donna Shalala, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Liza Lou and Billy Porter. The live talks, viewable on Facebook @TheBassMoA, are offered for free to the public thanks to the generous support of Knight Foundation, other public funders and private donations.Breakfast at The [Virtual] Bass is a digital mini-series featuring Executive Director & Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá in conversation with three, path-breaking women artists who are part of The Bass’ collection, each Thursday at 11 a.m. (EST) throughout the month of May. The series will also feature conversations with Tracey Moffatt on May 14th and Sylvie Fleuryon May 21st. Tracey Moffatt’s video series, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015is currently on view via The Bass’ virtual exhibition space, @TheBassSquaredon Instagram. The eight video works are part of the …

The [Virtual] Bass is now open!

The [Virtual] Bass is now open!

Visual Arts

Published 3/20/20

Next week, join the Bass museum for "Art Camp From Home" as their team guides you through family projects in lieu of their Spring Art Camps. They are also bringing our educational resources online for free, featuring fun, at-home activities and lesson plans for all ages.Check out their daily 3:05 p.m. ‘Cafecito Break’ posts on Instagram or Facebook and be a part of the conversation - what you'd like to see more using #MuseumFromHome, by messaging their team and leaving comments.INSTAGRAM GALLERY | JOYOUS DYSTOPIA @THEBASSSQUAREDThe inaugural Instagram exhibition Joyous Dystopia remains on view via their virtual gallery @TheBassSquared. Launched in 2019 in an effort to make more digital art accessible online, the museum's curators are currently investigating new ways to activate the virtual gallery in the coming weeks as an extension of the exhibition programming. Click here to view the exhibition.VIRTUAL TOUR | UGO RONDINONE: GOOD EVENING BEAUTIFUL BLUETake a virtual tour of Ugo …

March of Museums

March of Museums

Visual Arts

Published 2/22/20

Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee and the Florida Department of State announced the fourth annual “March of Museums” celebrating the variety and versatility of museums in Florida and the important services those museums provide to their communities.In 2017, the department piloted the March of Museums initiative with museums in Tallahassee, and in 2018 expanded to include 75 partner museums statewide. This year the initiative includes over 150 partner museums throughout Florida that showcase the vast and diverse array of museums that populate the Sunshine State.“The March of Museums initiative is a great platform for communities to foster heritage and cultural tourism to their local museums during the month of March,” said Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee. “As Florida’s Chief Cultural Officer, I’m proud to see that the variety of museums participating in this year’s initiative ensures anyone who lives in or visits Florida can find a museum nearby that encourages …

Miami Art Week Events Open to the Public

Miami Art Week Events Open to the Public

Visual Arts

Published 12/3/19

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT12/7: A NIGHT OF ART, DRINKS AND FESTIVITY WITH INTERNATIONAL ARTIST KAI AT MARKOWICZ FINE ARTGlobal artist Kai, known for his single-frame storytelling and unrivaled use of cement, will present never-before-seen and existing art pieces at Markowicz Fine Art. All of the pieces will feature Kai’s popular Imaginary Friend (IF) character. Meet-and-greet the artist, grab a cocktail, enjoy Kai’s IF tattoo station, and shop from his limited-edition adidas merchandise on Saturday, December 7th from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Markowicz Fine Art. To RSVP, please visit Eventbrite. MIAMI BEACH 12/4-8: RICHARD ORLINSKI POP-UP AT MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH From the Miami Design District to Miami Beach, world-renowned French sculptor Richard Orlinski will be taking over every art hub in the city with his breathtaking wildlife pieces. In partnership with Markowicz Fine Art, Orlinski will be exhibiting sculptures from his “Born Wild” collection at the Mondrian South …

Mana  Contemporary transforms Wynwood with 300,000 feet of murals

Mana Contemporary transforms Wynwood with 300,000 feet of murals

Visual Arts

Published 12/3/19

Mana Contemporary announces a transformation of their Wynwood campus into a hub for urban arts in collaboration with Superchief Gallery, Bushwick Collective, and Ron English. Mana introduces over 300,000 feet of murals during Miami Art Week, forming one of the largest urban arts projects in the United States.Situated within Mana Contemporary’s 35 acre complex, over 50 artists will unveil large-scale projects, new & iconic murals by Caratoes, Ron English, Entes, Shepard Fairey, HOXXOH, Atomik, Hugo Gyrl, Saturno, Sickid, James Jirat Patradoon, Aholsnifsglue, Abstrk, Upperhand Art, Lauren YS, Tofu, Woes and more.The announcement includes the introduction of three new commercial gallery spaces: Mana Decentralized, Superchief Gallery, and Mana Contemporary in partnership with Superchief Gallery and over 20 all-night parties and concerts.Click here for more details of their Miami Art Week events.

El Espacio 23

El Espacio 23

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

Leading philanthropist, entrepreneur and contemporary art collector Jorge M. Pérez announced that their Inaugural Exhibition will open December 4th, just in time for Art Week 2019. Located in Miami’s emerging Allapattah neighborhood and housed within a repurposed, 28,000-square-foot warehouse, El Espacio 23 serves artists, curators, and the general public, with regular exhibitions, residencies and a variety of special projects. “This new center was born from the belief that at the core of any of the world’s great cities, is a thriving community of artists and creatives,” said Pérez. “This is a project 40 years in the making, and I look forward to inspiring and challenging visitors to think beyond the scope of their personal worldviews, while also cultivating the artists and curators of tomorrow.” Through its various programs, El Espacio 23 will allow South Florida residents and visitors to experience the Jorge M. Pérez Collection. Regarded as one of the world's …

The Discoveries Collection by Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami

The Discoveries Collection by Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

You can also browse by shopping online from their Discoveries Collections. Their Discoveries Collection is a group of their favorite affordable pieces - each one agreat option and $5,000 or less. To buy any of these artworks, just contact the exhibitor directly or get your tickets to the shows and be there to grab that perfect piece.Spectrum Miami features thousands of pieces of world-class art and on-trend, highly collectible works from across the U.S. and around the world at the show. One of our favorite pieces is “Confession” by Malcolm Smith in Booth S215.Spectrum Miami listed some of their favorite pieces:“Coffee or Me?” by Miri Marchese in Booth S515“Kill a Bird Robin” by Jing Zhang, represented by Chat Art Studio in Booth 806“Circus Glober” by Coco Calvoz in Booth S610“Marilyn Manson into Rabbit” by Tom Lohner in Booth S605Visit Spectrum Miami's Discoveries Collection here.Red Dot Miami features galleries showcasing hundreds of pieces of world-class primary …

Sagamore Hotel Presents The Immersive ‘I’m Not a Trophy’ Art Exhibit

Sagamore Hotel Presents The Immersive ‘I’m Not a Trophy’ Art Exhibit

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

By Larry SchwingelThe loss of so many prized species of animals is not one of attrition, but one that is man made. To raise increased awareness and consciousness of the growing extinction of so many of these iconic species, artist Arno Elias will be presenting an innovative and elaborate exhibit, “I’m Not a Trophy,” Dec. 4 through Feb. 2020 at the Sagamore Hotel, 1671 Collins Ave, in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach. The esteemed French artist, wildlife photographer, and multi-platinum music composer scribed the score for UNICEF’s “For Every Child,” and is the founder of the non-profit I’m Not a Trophy organization, a non-profit committed to raising awareness of the progressive extinction of the prized animals roaming in their natural habitat.  The exhibit, curated by Sebastien Laboureau, resident art advisor, is designed to inform audiences about each species and raise their level of understanding about what is taking place. The artwork on display …

THE MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI OPENS DECEMBER 5, 2019

THE MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI OPENS DECEMBER 5, 2019

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

We are excited for the new addition to Miami’s art scene coming December 5th, just in time for Art Week 2019 - where all the best art from around the world comes to South Florida. The Museum of Graffiti is a new contemporary art museum and the first institution of its kind to present the history of the global graffiti art movement opening in the heart of Miami’s vibrant Wynwood neighborhood. For some it is the largest and most democratic art movement the world has ever seen, for others it is unwanted visual pollution. But graffiti and street art now has a permanent claim on the art world: an entire museum dedicated to the genre.The Museum is the brainchild of lead curator Alan Ket, a well-known graffiti artist, art collector, and historian and his business partner, Miami native and prominent attorney, Allison Freidin. Centrally located in the epicenter of color and creativity, amongst the instagrammer’s paradise of Wynwood, the space is covered with vivid murals and destined …

IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE BY MICKALENE THOMAS TO OPEN DURING MIAMI ART WEEK

IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE BY MICKALENE THOMAS TO OPEN DURING MIAMI ART WEEK

Visual Arts

Published 11/25/19

The exhibition is inspired by the parties the artist’s mother hosted with friends and family during the 1970s and 80s to fundraise for their theater productions, including 'Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl,' as well as to raise money for her treatment of sickle cell anemia. First introduced with Better Days in 2013, this new iteration unfolds into the second chapter of Thomas’ transformations of social “experiment” pleasures by re-imagining a black radical aesthetic.The installation embodies a feeling of home, yet also a speakeasy, conceptually reconstructed according to the domestic aesthetic of the period, including faux wood paneling, wallpaper and custom designed and reupholstered furniture with the artist’s signature textiles and mirrors. An extension of Thomas’ artistic universe, the installation plays with artifice, developed through intersections between real and faux elements. This exhibition in corporates both work by the artist and a selection of work by …

ICA MIAMI PRESENTS BEWITCHING INFINITY MIRROR ROOM

ICA MIAMI PRESENTS BEWITCHING INFINITY MIRROR ROOM

Visual Arts

Published 11/21/19

The installation – presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami in an off-site exhibition space at 112 NE 41st St., Suite 106 – is meant to be a full-body experience.Bathed in a warm buttery yellow, the room has what appears to be millions upon millions of pumpkins, those familiar harbingers of fall, now headily and magically transformed with black polka dots spangling their voluptuous curves.This presentation marks the first time one of Kusama’s enormously popular Infinity Mirror Rooms has been shown in Miami, according to the museum.Kusama is a 90-year-old artist living in Japan who has received years of international attention and acclaim. Pumpkins and polka dots have appeared throughout her storied artistic career, which has included painting, performance, room-sized installations, sculpture, fashion, and film.Polka dots in Kusama’s art are both childishly playful and obsessively, even ominously, repetitive. A grotesque undercurrent lingers in this pumpkin …

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART 2019

A CURATED SELECTION OF MUST SEE ART 2019

Visual Arts

Published 11/18/19

While it may be impossible to visit every single fair and view every piece, we’re giving you a head start. Our illustrious Curator, Sebastien Laboreau, has been busy again this year, evaluating submissions from some of the most prestigious fairs, and providing his “don’t-miss” highlights. Be sure to download the CultureOwl app to easily access the guide and navigate to each Must See Art location to discover your new faves!By Ruby MazurSize:UndisclosedMedium Used: Oil on canvas Style of Piece: AbstractPrice: UndisclosedPresenting Gallery: Ruby Mazur Rock & Pop Gallerywww.rubymazurgallery.comExhibited at: Red Dot MiamiCurator’s Statement How refreshing it is to enter the colorful and joyful artistic universe of Ruby Mazur. At the age of 21, Brooklyn born Mazur was hired as Art Director of Paramount Records, and within that first year he received a Grammy award nomination for his design on the "CrowFoot" album cover. The artist, very involved with the music …

TED VANCLEAVE ARTIST PROFILE

TED VANCLEAVE ARTIST PROFILE

Visual Arts

Published 11/15/19

Culture Owl: We understand that you will be exhibiting a new version of your Sinuosity Sculptures this year. Can you tell us more about them?  VanCleave: Yes, this year for the first time I'll be exhibiting my new mini and petite size sculptures. They are small versions of my larger sculptures. Same beautiful folds and finishes but in a petite size. Culture Owl: How did this smaller sculpture size come about? VanCleave: A couple of years ago my sculptures were exhibited at Art Miami by a Swiss gallery and in their booth was a maquette sized sculpture by Alexander Calder and I was completely taken by it's diminutive size and scale. The form and detail were all there but without the normal sense of scale you get with most of Calder's works. I decided then and there to create a maquette size series of smaller sculptures. Culture Owl: What is it about your sculptures that draws people to them? VanCleave: I've broken them down into two visual …

PAMM PICKS TOUR WITH PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI

PAMM PICKS TOUR WITH PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI

Visual Arts

Published 11/7/19

At the 2019 edition of PULSE Art Fair, works will be chosen by PAMM Curator Naiomy Guerrero. Guerrero will select 10 works exhibited at PULSE for her PAMM Picks series and lead a 60 minute walking tour on Friday, December 6 at 1pm, highlighting her choices in this edition. The tour is extremely limited so get your tickets to join today and explore the fair with Pérez Art Museum Miami!Get your tickets today: https://bit.ly/2PTPiN0.

Trees of the Keys

Trees of the Keys

Visual Arts

Published 11/7/19

This show encourages artists to celebrate the magnificent arboreal canopy- from the lush tropical hardwoods to the abundant fruit trees, palms, and fragrant flowering shade trees. The show will include 2 and 3-dimensional artwork.The Gato building, which is home to many State and County offices, supports the Art in Public Buildings program which offers an alternate space for artists to display the artists' work. The Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 15, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the historic Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Key West. The exhibition will remain on display through January 2020.Contact the Arts Council at 305-295-4369 with any questions.

HAEGUE YANG: IN THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY

HAEGUE YANG: IN THE CONE OF UNCERTAINTY

Visual Arts

Published 11/7/19

The exhibition taking its title from an expression of the South Florida vernacular - In the Cone of Uncertainty - that describes the predicted path of hurricanes. Alluding to our eagerness and desperation to track the unstable and ever-evolving future, this exhibition addresses current anxieties about climate change, overpopulation and resource scarcity. Framing this discourse within a broader consideration of movement, displacement and migration, the exhibition contextualizes contemporary concerns through a trans-historical and philosophical meditation of the self. With Yang in attendance, guests included Carlos Betancourt, The Bass Board member Brian Ehrlich, Dara Friedman and Mark Handforth, Tom Healy, gallerist Tina Kim, Karen and Harold Rifas, Chana Budgazad Sheldon, Franklin and Jessica Sirmans, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum director Philippe Vergne, and gallerist Barbara Wien.The Bass also hosted Curator Culture on Sunday, November 3, featuring Haegue Yang and NBC 6 …

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS  THE LECTURE-PERFORMANCE ARCHIVO VIVO BY MAPA TEATRO

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN AT MDC PRESENTS THE LECTURE-PERFORMANCE ARCHIVO VIVO BY MAPA TEATRO

Visual Arts

Published 10/11/19

In front of projected images, documents, and video testimonies,Rolf and Heidi Abderhalden, directors of the Colombian group Mapa Teatro, will reflect on five projects in the Santa Inés district of Bogotá, also known as El Cartucho, “the cartridge.” In one of the most ambitious urban renewal projects in Colombia, the extremely impoverished neighborhood was demolished, and a monumental park was constructed on its ruins. Between 2002 and 2005, Mapa Teatro recorded the destruction of the barrio while developing projects with its displaced former residents. These collaborative and communal endeavors resulted in theatrical performances, installations, and site-specific presentations that reflect Mapa Teatro's self-description as a "laboratory of the social imagination." Equally political and poetic, the lecture-performance Archivo Vivo constitutes an experimental investigation of the myths, histories, and contemporary sentiments that live within an archive.Archivo Vivo is part of …

“Within Interdependence” Curated by Deana Haggag at YoungArts

“Within Interdependence” Curated by Deana Haggag at YoungArts

Visual Arts

Published 9/16/19

Within Interdependence features works by 20 emerging artists, all YoungArts award winners from the past 15 years. Curated by United States Artists President & CEO Deana Haggag, the exhibition weaves together art works that focus on each artist’s connection to their bodies in a rapidly changing ecological, metaphysical and social world. Within Interdependence will remain on view through December 13, 2019 with special activations during Miami Art Week. “One of my favorite things about YoungArts is how much they understand the value of community. I love how often they bring young artists together across disciplines and geography, constantly reminding them that our field is inherently communal and made together,” says Deana Haggag. “It is in this spirit of interdependence that I was eager to gather works that touched on or were searching for connection, intimacy, and togetherness.”Within Interdependence considers ideas of interdependence, intimacy and the body-mind …

‘THE OTHER SIDE OF NOW’ LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF THE CARIBBEAN

‘THE OTHER SIDE OF NOW’ LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF THE CARIBBEAN

Visual Arts

Published 8/27/19

The latest Caribbean-focused exhibit at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, “The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art,” assembles work by 14 artists from the region and its diaspora. The show takes a slightly different tack from exhibits delineating connections between Caribbean past and present. It considers the future, as well, particularly following recent natural disasters in the region. The Pérez has commissioned several new works for this exhibit. They include Lavar Munroe’s “Rehearsal for Reconstruction,” compelling for its translucent overlay of figures that mysteriously seem to shift in space, resisting predictable definition. “Certainly, a lot of people say that the Caribbean is ground zero for climate change,” says María Elena Ortiz, who curated this show in collaboration with scholar Marsha Pearce of University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. However, Ortiz adds, “I was talking to an economist last year, and he was …

Purvis Young and the hope and risk of new beginnings

Purvis Young and the hope and risk of new beginnings

Visual Arts

Published 6/19/19

A culturally arrogant term, “outsider” no longer clings to Young’s art and career like stubborn lint. The late artist’s powerful work distinguishes permanent collections of national museums. It’s imbued with a fervent need to underscore social injustice, a need rooted in protest movements of the 1960s. In these polarized days of the 21st century, stained by bigotry and gun violence, Young’s art remains painfully relevant.Sure to polish his reputation even further are showings of Young’s work this year in Miami and at the Venice Biennial in Italy, the pinnacle of art-world prestige. The grand, sometimes controversial, international showcase spotlights arguably the most compelling art for its time. At the Palazzo Mora for this year’s Biennial, a gathering of Young’s multimedia work from the 1980s, organized by Skot Foreman Gallery in New York, is on view through late fall. In Miami, the Rubell Museum in Wynwood is presenting “Purvis Young,” with over 100 …

Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art

Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art

Visual Arts

Published 5/29/19

The artworks in this pioneering show making its world premiere at the Boca Raton Museum of Art take viewers on a deeper dive into adult realms, tackling some of today’s thorniest issues: politics, divisiveness, immigration, racial prejudice, planetary climate armageddon, feminism, LGBTQ rights, religion, gender, and more.Most assume comics are primarily intended for children, usually featuring super heroes as evidenced by today’s popular films – but this exhibition is decidedly for adults. The only references to superheroes in this show are by Renee Cox (whose Jamaican anti-racist avenger Raje does not wear a cape), and Luca Buvoli’s animation Not-a-Superhero.The show features more than 80 works by 40 artists: paintings, video, photography, sculpture, prints, drawings, and tapestries.Rare comics will also be shown, plus contemporary animation and rarely seen historic cartoons from the early 1900s on vintage TVs.“Beyond the Cape delves into the world of comics and graphic …

HOW COLOMBIAN ARTIST BEATRIZ GONZÁLEZ GOT SERIOUS

HOW COLOMBIAN ARTIST BEATRIZ GONZÁLEZ GOT SERIOUS

Visual Arts

Published 5/29/19

Leavening high-end irony with lightweight kitsch, González has painted an industrial-strength, restaurant-size tray with the cheery Sun Maid, using enamel to mimic commercial printing. Print media, including advertising and newspapers with sensational stories bearing headlines and captions such as “Murdered Woman at Lodging. Could Not Be Identified,” have long piqued the 80-year-old artist’s populist imagination.“Sun Maid” betrays no nuanced color akin to those found in icons of European art by Vermeer and Velásquez, whom González admired when studying art history in the early 1960s in her native Colombia. The tray itself matches the one cradled by the iconic “spokeswoman” for Sun-Maid Growers, a California-based dried-fruit processor known worldwide.The piece captures the artist’s wry sense of humor. Both spooky and cheery, González’s Sun Maid sports green teeth and green sclera, the white part of the eye. It is just one of many examples of the artist’s wit …

AT THE BASS MUSEUM, SHEILA HICKS’ FABRIC OF LIFE

AT THE BASS MUSEUM, SHEILA HICKS’ FABRIC OF LIFE

Visual Arts

Published 5/29/19

The exhibition “Campo Abierto (Open Field),” on view through Sept. 29 at the Bass museum in Miami Beach, is rich in surprises, but not all are the pieces flashy. Many of the works are muted in color and relatively flat. Hicks’ genius derives from her ability to masterfully evoke water currents (“Seal Beach,” “Pêcher dans la Rivière”), re-create the majesty and solidity of an ancient masonry arch (“Moroccan Prayer Rug”), suggest drips and misty veils (“Silk Rainforest”) and spin sensuous flow in “Menhir,” a luxuriant blend of braided and wrapped brown, gold, copper and blue. In one series of exquisitely subtle chromatic gradients she uses the deceptively simple technique of winding dyed linen yarns around rectangular stretchers. The exhibition spans five decades and presents an artist who’s constantly experimenting and whose aesthetic, though coherent, doesn’t follow a simple trajectory. Along with Lenore Tawney, Jack Lenor Larsen, …

MUSIC IS LIFE: AN ART EXHIBIT ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO MUSIC

MUSIC IS LIFE: AN ART EXHIBIT ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO MUSIC

Visual Arts

Published 4/25/19

Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco hotel, The Sagamore Hotel, is known for its rotating experiences of museum-quality art year-round. Sebastien Laboureau, resident art advisor of the Sagamore Hotel and Bernard Markowicz, owner of Markowicz Fine Art curated an innovative art exhibit entirely dedicated to music. This art exhibit showcases around 100 artworks spanning all media including sculptures, photographs, paintings, and mixed media created by artists from all around the world including ARMAN, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, local artists and more.Meet the curators, Bernard Markowicz and Sebastien Laboureau, for an art talk Thursday May 16th from 7-10 pm at the Sagamore Hotel Lobby. The art talk will begin at 8pm.Participating artists:Jonathan Delmas, Markus Klinko, David Kracov, Alexi Torres, Patrick Rubinstein, Nick Veasey, Joy, OLLL, Carlos Boix, Geronimo AKA Jumping Bull, Michelle Loewinger, RISK, C215, Mr Brainwash, Russell Young, Andy Warhol, Robert Longo, Roy Lichtenstein, Ron …

10 TIMELESS MASTERPIECES HOUSED ACROSS THE US

10 TIMELESS MASTERPIECES HOUSED ACROSS THE US

Visual Arts

Published 5/2/18

Certain art pieces are imbued with so much history, culture, emotion, and life that even the most exact replica couldn’t pin down their exact essence. For the casual observer, this might be irrelevant, and therefore a search for their original source – pointless. But for many true art lovers, like myself, experiencing an original in person is like looking at the world from the same, unique vantage point from which the artist once saw something nobody else could.The Starry Night hardly needs an introduction, but here’s ours anyway: Vincent Van Gogh’s most signature masterpiece and an international symbol of art; a beautiful island of serenity, floating amidst a sea of torment inside a mad genius’ mind. It actually depicts Van Gogh’s view from the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum near Saint-Remy-de-Provence where the artist checked himself in after suffering a mental breakdown and famously cutting off his own ear. The artist left out the bars and focused on the night’s vibrant …

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