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Celebrating Carlos Cruz-Diez educational exhibit

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Master Carlos Cruz-Diez is the artist selected by the City of Coral Gables to be presented during Art Basel 2017. He had designed an ephemeral exhibition to be shown throughout the city from December 1st 2017 until the end of January 2018. Thirteen banners will be hung between each of the columns on the front of Coral Gables City Hall and eight crosswalks will be painted with original designs in front of City Hall, leading to the Coral Gables Museum where a collection of images and video will describe the artist’s work. Carlos Cruz-Diez is world renowned for his ephemeral interventions in urban spaces using color spectrums to create illusionary effects and new chromatic environments. This exhibition is produced by the City of Coral Gables in collaboration with Ninoska Huerta Gallery, Logistics Fine Arts, and with the generous support of Atelier Cruz-Diez. 

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-603-8067

www.coralgablesmuseum.org/

Exhibit Tour of Creating The Dream

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Art Of Black Miami Sponsored by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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Drop in and enjoy a guided tour of “Creating the Dream: George Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables,” an exhibition about the Gables’ founder and developer George Merrick. Learn how Merrick went from thirteen-year old farmer’s son to development king! This inspiring American story addresses local history and urban design.

Gallery 920 Presents

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Sponsored by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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First Friday's LYRIC LIVE & Urban collective/Art Africa are joining together. Visit LYRIC LIVE and Present your LYRIC LIVE ticket for the after party next door at Gallery 920.

Get $4 off admission for an after party until 1:30 am. Includes 2 drinks, $4 each for additional drinks. Admission $10 without Lyric Live tickets.

First Fridays from 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Second, third and fourth Fridays the gallery is open to the public for happy hour from 8:30-11 p.m. and admission is free but a $10 donation is appreciated.

Location

Historic Overtown
920 NW 2ND AVE., Miami, FL 33136 (Map)

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Haroon Mirza (b. 1977, London) is a multimedia artist who works with audiovisual materials, electronic equipment, amplifiers, and found objects to create immersive environments and kinetic sculptures. His work amplifies phenomena that are often imperceptible such as electricity and seeks to create or distort the relationship between optics and acoustics, giving unexpected visual and sensorial analogs to what we hear. Mirza uses a particular visual and material vocabulary to modify architectural spaces, including colored neon and sculptural acoustic foam, creating installations that offer a precise, highly mediated experience of sound and light.

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PAMM has commissioned Mirza to produce a new work for its double-height gallery. For this project, A C I D G E S T, he will create a specialized technical system that will transmit an electrical current through speakers and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that act in coordination with one another so that different colors are activated by corresponding noise frequencies. This system will produce a choreographed experience of sound and light based on a concrete poem the artist has created, which serves as a score for a dynamic installation that redefines our phenomenological experience of the space.

Location

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

Hollis Dunlap, “New Works”, Solo Exhibition

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Sirona Fine Art welcomes Hollis Dunlap for his second solo show in South Florida. Dunlap began showing his work at a young age with Sirona’s gallery director at a gallery in New York City over a decade ago, and it is an honor to continue that representation of such a serious artist, whose skills only deepen through the years.

Location

Sirona Fine Art
600 Silks Run, #1240, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 (Map)

International Artist Series: Juan Antonio Guirado

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Juan Antonio Guirado’s first exhibition took place in 1956 in Miami and he immediately experienced success. As a result, he would travel the entire world with his art. He sought new and seductive paths to explore which lead to his Intrarealist work. When asked to describe intrarealist painting, Guirado replied: “it is the type of painting that one has to see with the third eye, the eye of the mind.” A mix of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, Guirado’s work challenges the viewer to open their mind and eyes, to look within, and evaluate the reality of their surroundings.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

Next date: Dec 12, 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)

On Documentary Abstraction

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

On Documentary Abstraction explores the ways contemporary artists are using abstract painting and sculpture to document, discuss and revisualize recent history, including civil rights legislation and labor exploitation in the 20th century. Featuring works by artists Torkwase Dyson, Eugenio Espinoza, Tomashi Jackson, Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks and film programs on forms of visual abstraction and the rich historical connections between politics and abstract art. Get the full schedule on website.

Location

ArtCenter South Florida
924 Lincoln Rd,Suite 205, miami Beach, AK 33139 (Map)

Prizm

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Prizm Preview on December 5th at 7:00 PM. LIMITED AVAILIBILITY

Tickets:

  • ADMISSION One Day Ticket $15
  • Multi-Day Pass $50
  • Student Ticket $5

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Location

Mana Downtown
145 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL N/A (Map)

Scopic Ciphers: Solo Exhibition by Elysa D. Batista

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Local Artist Elysa D. Batista exhibits her Scopic Ciphers series at the Williams McCall Gallery in Coconut Grove. The opening reception is open to the public. The exhibit will run until January 31. Scopic Ciphers is a collection of Batista’s internalized repressed experiences with relation to race, gender, and culture. It is a series of sculptural complaints that dissects the manner in which preconceptions and prejudices vary across both domestic and international spectrums. Batista carves, cuts, and folds manipulated digital typography onto materials including wood and aluminum, which are then mechanically affixed onto material such as plexiglass.

Location

Williams McCall Gallery @ FrameWorks
3196 Commodore Plaza, 2nd Floor (elevator), Coconut Grove, FL 33133 (Map)

Contact Information

Gail Williams

786-359-4321

www.williamsmccallgallery.com/

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Next date: Dec 12, 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

MDCMOAD.ORG

The Invisible Borders-Lines by Pamela Vasquez

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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This exhibition is based on the "Out of Africa" theory, in which all human beings share a common DNA and that the phenomenon of contemporary migration patterns has defined diversity based on acceptance/non-acceptance of perceived differences. The physical appearances of the models in the exhibition have been manipulated to reflect different racial prototypes. In doing so, Vasquez captures the beauty of each individual as well as their racial or ethnic grouping.

Pamela Vasquez is a visual artist who creates multimedia installations based mainly on still photography of concepts that involve social issues and the human condition, and a provocative colorful iconography to suggest similarities and contradictions of the same idea.

Location

Little Havana
1398 SW 1ST ST., Miami, FL 33135 (Map)

The Visionary by Artist Sandyrose (Sandra Epps)

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Sponsored by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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A Charlotte, North Carolina native living in Miami, Sandra Epps was born to parents of New Orleans French Creole, Choctaw, Mexican and Cuban roots. Epps creates canvas artworks, watercolor and mixed media. Using the process of meditation and visualization, she uses a technique of painting with her hands, pushing and moving the paint onto the canvas with her fingers and then uses India ink to further define the piece. Epps uses bright colors and metallic pigments to bring forth inner power and fiery passion into her artwork.

Various pieces from The Visionary series were created live, using the energy from poetic and music performances to become enlaced in the theme of the painting. Incorporating words and poems with themes of personal power and love further allows the viewer to internalize and connect with the art on a personal level where reflection, peace and breakthrough can be manifested.

Location

Sandra Epps
299 CRANDON BLVD., Key Biscayne, FL 33149 (Map)

Within Genres

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Informed by these interests in art history, the current presentation of the permanent collection—installed thematically within two rooms on the first floor and four rooms on the second—is organized around the historical criteria of genres within Western painting and the traditional hierarchy of genres that developed out of the Renaissance period and was promoted within European art academies up through the 19th century.

Location

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

ArtServe Presents “Bridges” Solo Exhibition by Moshé Y

Next date: Dec 14, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

The first ever solo exhibition to encompass the main gallery at ArtServe will be the South Florida debut of “Bridges” by internationally acclaimed artist Moshé Y on display through Jan. 5.

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“Bridges” by internationally acclaimed artist Moshé Y will make its South Florida debut on Thursday, December 14 from 6-8 p.m. at ArtServe, located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Guests will enjoy lite bites, cocktails and an opportunity to meet the artist. Admission is free.

Originally from Israel, Moshé Y created “Bridges” to conceptualize the notion of coming together despite the fragmented and divisive state of the world today. The exhibition consists of pieces that emphasize the importance of finding middle ground as a way of transcending barriers and achieving harmony for all.

The “Bridges” reception also includes an open house for three additional solo artists featured in ArtServe’s smaller gallery spaces including abstract architectural photography by Arthur Marcus in the BankUnited Gallery, abstract acrylic works by Ruth Sharton in the BDO Gallery, and large-scale pieces by Jay Luiz in Gallery B. “Bridges” 

Location

ArtServe, Inc.
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Map)

Contact Information

9544628190

www.artserve.org

A Holiday Extravaganza

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM - English

A fundraiser to benefit the Museum’s Education Programs

The Museum Board of Directors invites you to join us for the Museum’s Annual Fundraiser on the Museum Plaza – A Holiday Extravaganza – a holidays-themed dinner and concert to benefit the Museum’s Education Programs. Bring in the Holiday Season with Basque concert pianist Roberto Berrocal accompanied by his diversely talented vocalist friends as they perform a full concert of traditional holiday music. All guests will enjoy complimentary valet, pre-concert cocktails and open Bacardi bar, photos with Santa Claus, premium buffet dinner, and much more!

Ticket and Sponsorship Opportunities: $125 per person – un-reserved seating. Reserved tables of 4 and 10 available.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

Miami Design Preservation League Fall Exhibitions

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Asmara Art Deco and Intercultural.

Please join us for a celebration of architectural and human expression with these new exhibits:

Intercultural: An immersive vision and sound art experience by interdisciplinary artist Sheinina Lolita Raj with Sound Art collaboration by Nelly Furtado.

Asmara: Africa's Secret Modernist City. Asmara is the capital city of Eritrea in Africa and has recently achieved Unesco World heritage site status.

This international focus is in anticipation of Art Deco Weekend 2018, which will have a theme of "Art Deco Around the World." MDPL members receive free admission.

Location

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

Roots: La Cuba de Mi Bisabuelo by Abigail Gomez

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Sponsored by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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Abigail Gomez is a mixed media visual artist, teaching artist and arts advocate from Virginia. "Roots: La Cuba de mi bisabuelo" is a collection of abstract expressionistic mixed media paintings inspired by her Cuban heritage. The paintings in this collection have a dimensional tactile layer replicating intricate Spanish style ironwork evident on Cuban homes (rejas). The inclusion of this tactile element presents an opportunity for people who don't usually engage with visual art in the traditional sense, including people who are visually impaired or blind, to have an authentic visual art experience by being able to touch the paintings.

Location

Westchester Area
9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165 (Map)

Untitled 2017 - San Francisco

Jan 12, 2018 to Jan 14, 2018 - various times - English

Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and non-profit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue.

Location

The Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA N/A (Map)

STREB Extreme Action: SEA (Singular Extreme Action)

Jan 20, 2018 & Jan 21, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

Family Series Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay

Not dancers, but STREB super heroes perform a wild kaleidoscope of action events careening through, around, and above invented structures accompanied by high energy music and STREB’s resident DJ.

Sponsored by Culture Shock Miami!

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Location

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 ST, Cutler Bay, FL 33189 (Map)

Shelter Design

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Partnering with architects and artists, this exhibition explores the various ways in which innovative design can be used for humanitarian purposes and how it can help those affected by the current refugee crisis, mass migration and natural disasters. Museum patrons will be able to experience physical iterations of these designs, from an actual shelter being used by Ecuador earthquake victims today to refuge-inspired clothing designed by Womenswear Designer of the Year, Angela Luna.

Location

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, AK 33134 (Map)

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

This exhibition presents the second iteration of For Those in Peril on the Sea (2011), an installation by Hew Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh; lives in London) first shown in 2013 during PAMM’s inaugural programming.

Location

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

Black Barbershops in Miami

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Sponsored by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau

The Art of Black Miami, in it's 3rd year, will shine a spotlight on local, national and international aspiring and renown artists. Launching during Art Basel, but continuing year-round, this initiative is a celebration of the abundant artistic diversity found within Miami's mosaic neighborhoods.

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In 2006, the Miami-Dade Public Library System invited Miami photojournalist and documentarian Noelle Théard to create a new body of work in response to a series of photographs in the Library's permanent collection by Richard Davenport. Théard responded to the Davenport photographs, which depict black barbershops in Miami during the early 1980s, by revisiting some of the same barbershops in December of 2006. Both sets of photos are included in the exhibition.

Noelle Théard is a photographer and educator who holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, an MA in African Diaspora Studies from Florida International University and an MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School for Design. She is a cofounder of FotoKonbit, a nonprofit that teaches photography in Haiti in order to provide Haitians with training and the opportunity to tell their own stories through photography.

Richard Davenport was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and was raised in New York City. He returned to North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro to study photography. Through his photography, he has been involved in a variety of teaching and work experiences. In the summer of 1980, he taught a six-week workshop for children at the Miami-Dade Public Library System's Lemon City Branch.

Location

Downtown Miami Area
2111 SW 19th ST., Miami, FL 33145 (Map)

Overload, a new contemporary arts exhibition

Next date: Dec 12, 2017 - click here for time schedule - English

Vizcaya presents Overload, a new exhibition on view December 6, 2017 through April 2, 2018. Five arts have been commissioned to explore the activation of the senses in this immersive exhibition created for the estate. Artist include Katherine Behar (NY, NY), David Brooks (NY, NY), Orlando Jacinto Garcia (Miami, FL), Arnout Meijer (Amsterdam, NL) and Tanja Smeets (Utrecht, NL). The artists work emphasizes engagement and considers how the activation of the senses can alter the experience of a space.

Location

Vizcaya Village
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129 (Map)

Contact Information

Gina Wouters

305-860-8453

bit.ly/OvrloadViz

www.vizcaya.org

Annual Pineapple Jam Dinner and Auction

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 various times - English

Benefitting the educational and historic preservation programs of the Historic Stranahan House Museum.

Location

Stranahan House Museum, Inc.
335 Southeast 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

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