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Events: July 27, 2017

MOCA’s 2017 Creative Arts Summer Camp

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, is hosting its 2017 Creative Arts Summer Camp comprising of five 2-week sessions for kids ages 6 through 12. These sessions will each offer a different theme to help kids experiment with a variety of art and design techniques in a creative environment. They are taught by art professionals and all projects will be inspired by great works of art, dating from antiquity to the present day.

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 The classes will run from 9 AM – 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

June 12 – June 23: Fairies and Trolls

June 26 – July 7 (no camp on July 4): Dragons and Knights

July 10 – July 21: Heroes and Monsters

July 24 – August 4: Kings and Queens

August 7 – August 18: Mario and Sonic

Pre-care and after-care will be provided for an additional fee from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM and from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM. 

$160 per 2-week session for the general public.$120 per 2-week session for MOCA members, North Miami residents and City employees.

Location

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

Free Arts + Tech Thrive Summer Camps in Opa-Locka

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM - English

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC) introduces the THRIVE INNOVATION DISTRICT with a vision that focuses on opportunities for community growth manifested through the arts + tech + health and wellness + innovation + creativity in downtown Opa-locka.

The first initiative of the THRIVE INNOVATION DISTRICT is the Arts+Tech Summer Camps 2017 funded by The Children’s Trust. The camps are FREE and will offer students in Grades 4-12 an opportunity to explore interests and talents in the areas of Creative Writing, Music and Dance, Gaming, Web Design, Mobile Apps and 3-D Printing.

All programs are free, offer free breakfast and lunch to participants, and will run between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (exact times vary per camp).

Location

Thrive Innovation District
780 Fisherman Street, 2nd Floor, Opa-Locka, FL 33054 (Map)

Contact Information

Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation

305-687-3545

www.olcdc.org

Miami Theater Center Summer Camp

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

Act. Sing. Dance. Express yourself! Miami Theater’s summer-camp is an artistic adventure led by MTC’s expertly trained, talented company members. The summer sessions will open the eyes, hearts and minds of the students to the transformational power of theater. Registration application can be found on Miami Theater Center’s website with a fee of $25. Each session is $625 per child and includes snacks and lunch.

Location

Miami Theater Center
9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33138 (Map)

First Call at Casa Faena

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 AM - English

Almost 100 years ago, playwright Tennessee Williams traveled to South Florida and famously introduced a toast at sundown. To honor this tradition, we invite you to First Call at Casa Faena, a unique get-together to applaud the setting of the sun and cheer to the beginning of the night’s festivities.

First Call is Casa Faena’s Craft Cocktail Hour and takes place seven days a week from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Starting at $6, guests can enjoy select cocktails and elixirs dreamed up each month by our en Casa mixologist Erik Tirums, as well as $30 pitchers of Florida Blood Orange Madras, and some of our favorite Casa Faena menu items at a discounted rate.

Location

Casa Faena
3500 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Map)

Contact Information

+1-305-535-4699

Tierra Santa Celebrates Miami Spa Month

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

Tierra Santa Healing House invites all to experience its South American-inspired treatments and exclusive amenities with special prices just for Miami Spa Month throughout July and August. Throughout June, past guests of Tierra Santa Healing House will receive a special sneak preview of Miami Spa Month.

Available Sunday – Friday, guests can book the 50-minute signature Masaje de Coco Treatment or Hyper Customized Facial for just $139 plus tax and service charges, or upgrade to an 80-minute treatment for an additional $20 charge.

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Masaje de Coco – 50 Minutes, $139Revered as the “Oil of Life” in South America, coconut oil is highly praised for its curative and regenerating properties. Tierra Santa’s Masaje de Coco treatment is a deeply nourishing and relaxing massage using virgin coconut oil. Hyper-Customized Facial – 50 Minutes, $139Tierra Santa’s expert estheticians tailor this natural and organic facial to promote the absorption of active ingredients based on the individual properties of your skin type. This Hyper-Customized Facial treatment moisturizes, soothes and oxygenates the skin using an advanced collection of products and techniques. Wet Spa Bathing Ritual & Tierra Santa Deep Tissue Massage – 80 Minutes, $199Purify the mind and body at Tierra Santa Healing House with hand-blended, plant-based ingredients inspired by South American shamanic treatments.

The experience begins at the Wet Spa, where guests will enjoy the Tierra Santa Bathing Ritual, choosing from an array of purifying scrubs, healing clays, nourishing oils and butters for a truly unique beginning of the journey. Then, enjoy the Tierra Santa Deep Tissue massage, a chakra-balancing treatment using warm babassu butter from the Brazilian palm tree, an organic product known for its ability to alleviate aches and pains. Applied by the spa’s expert therapists with deep pressure to specific trigger points, this 80-minute massage is excellent for guests with deep-seated tension. Tierra Santa Manicure & Pedicure – 90 Minutes, $109Offering more than just your average manicure and pedicure, Tierra Santa’s in-house nail studio serves up the latest trends in seasonal colors, nail art and hand treatments. Enjoy the spa’s special Tierra Santa Mani-Pedi with deep moisturizing for an afternoon of total relaxation. Miami Spa Month offers are available Sunday through Friday. Prices exclusive of tax and service charges.

Location

Tierra Santa Healing House
3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (Map)

Contact Information

+1-786-655-5570

North and South: Berenice Abbott's U.S. Route 1

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

In 1954, photographer Berenice Abbott journeyed along the length of U.S. Route 1, capturing the road, its towns, and inhabitants. From Florida motels made from buses to Maine potato farmers, Abbott memorialized communities up and down the East Coast.

During the trip, Abbott shot more than four hundred 8x10-inch photographs, and over two thousand smaller images using her Rolleiflex camera, representing her largest portfolio of photographs devoted to a single subject.

North and South will bring together a selection of 50 works from this series to present a singular visual summary of American life during the mid-1950s.

Location

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Hot Couture: Florida Jews on the Fashion Scene

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

Floridian Jews have been involved in all aspects of the fashion industry, designing, manufacturing, dressing and influencing the local and international scene in all types of clothing from beachwear to ball gowns.

From the now- 96 year-old designer Sylvia Whyte, whose children's clothing brought the likes of Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra and Zsa Zsa Gabor flocking to her Miami Beach store in the 1950s, to an 11 year-old entrepreneur now embarking on her first clothing line incorporating her grandfather's artwork into her designs, Floridian Jews have created a large footprint on this industry.

With iconic brands like Perry Ellis and Chico's; climate-influenced guayaberas, golf shirts and Florida furriers; funky wearable art and bikinis and belts made out of local snakeskins, this exhibit will surprise and inspire you.

Location

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Adopt an Animal

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM - English

You probably have a favorite Zoo Miami animal - a hairy, furry or feathered friend who makes your visits to the zoo special. So why not adopt it? When you adopt an animal, your tax-deductible gift will help our zoo keepers feed, care for and enrich the lives of our special animal residents. There are several package options from which to choose.

Location

Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152nd St., Miami, FL 33177 (Map)

The Wolfsonian FIU

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

North and South: Berenice Abbott's U.S. Route 1

In 1954, photographer Berenice Abbott journeyed along the length of U.S. Route 1, capturing the road, its towns, and inhabitants. From Florida motels made from buses to Maine potato farmers, Abbott memorialized communities up and down the East Coast.

During the trip, Abbott shot more than four hundred 8x10-inch photographs, and over two thousand smaller images using her Rolleiflex camera, representing her largest portfolio of photographs devoted to a single subject.

North and South will bring together a selection of 50 works from this series to present a singular visual summary of American life during the mid-1950s.

Location

The Wolfsonian-FIU
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

National Lasagna Day at BRIO Tuscan Grille July 27

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM - English

BRIO locations will honor National Lasagna Day with 50 percent off their Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese.

Lunch - Guests can order Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese & Insalata, featuring a half portion of Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese, paired with a BRIO Chopped Salad, Bistecca Insalata or Caesar Salad. A full-size portion can also be ordered during lunch.

Dinner - Only the full-size portion will be available.

Location

BRIO Tuscan Grille
600 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 (Map)

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

Miami Beach has always been home to many colorful people. One of them was Irene Williams. Every workday for more than 40 years, Irene dressed in one of her vibrant fashions from a collection of more than 100 handmade hats and outfits, walked to her small office on Lincoln Road. One morning in 1995, Irene was spotted by Eric Smith, a New York City designer, entrepreneur, and founder of E.G. Smith Socks.

A friendship ensued and over the next decade, Eric documented on film Irene's outsider couture, and the heartfelt affection they shared and produced an award winning documentary titled Irene Williams Queen of Lincoln Road. When Irene died in 2004, she left her colorful collection of hats, photos and letters to Smith which are included in the exhibit. In addition to the Irene Williams Collection, the exhibition will include hats and photos on loan from Isabel Bernfeld Anderson and George Neary. The exhibit is sponsored by Robert Arthur Segall Family Foundation, Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, Merle & Danny Weiss, and Pauline Winick.

Location

Florida International University
10975 S.W. 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

www.thefrost.fiu.edu/

Subtropics XXIV

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

Presented by SFCA [iSAW+SUBTROPICS] in collaboration with ArtCenter/South Florida.

  • Kick-off: July 5, 2017 | 7 – 10 pm
  • Sound art installations: July 5 - September 3, 2017
  • Performances, Workshops, Films: July 6 – 22, 2017

The 24th edition of Subtropics, Miami’s experimental biennial of music and sound art, aims to nurture the act of attentive listening with a summer festival featuring live concerts, sound art installations, workshops and films as well as the classic Subtropics Marathon concert.

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Subtropics XXIV kicks off on July 5th during ArtCenter’s Resident Night with a preview of two sound art installations: LISTEN featuring a series of adapted works by the festival’s Director, Gustavo Matamoros in a space designed by Freddy Jouwayed and Microcosmos by Alba Triana. This year’s festival will also feature live performances by Olivia Block, John Driscoll, Richard Garet, Barbara Held, Gustavo Matamoros, Abbey Rader and Jack Wright, plus Miguel Alvarez Fernandez and Victor Aguado Machuca from AMEE (the Association of Electroacoustic Music of Spain). In addition, a series of workshops and seminars will explore and open up a discussion on experimental music, free musics and sound art led by authors Jennie Gottschalk, Jack Wright and Christoph Cox. One highlight of the festival will be a celebration of the life and work of filmmaker Charles Recher with a screening of his films on July 6th at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.

Location

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

Contact Information

Anais Alvarez

305-674-8278

305-674-8772

www.artcentersf.org/

Nu Deco Ensemble announces Nu Works Initiative 2017!

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

Nu Deco Ensemble is so excited to launch Nu Works Initiative calling for orchestral scores to be performed in our third season! With a mission to inspire, enrich and connect new and diverse audiences, the Nu Works Initiative will complement the genre-bending musical experiences that Nu Deco has cultivated over its first two seasons in Miami. Composers of selected pieces will be provided with the opportunity to have their pieces performed by Miami's 21st-century orchestra, Nu Deco Ensemble, as well as: hands-on experience with the Nu Deco Artistic Team, a domestic flight or $500 travel stipend for an international flight , housing in the Greater Miami area during the duration of rehearsals and performances, and professional audio and video recording of their performed piece at one of our 2017-18 venues (The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, The New World Center, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts).

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Fox Music USA 2017 Awards

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM - English

Artistas Argentinos, Chilenos, Dominicanos, Peruanos, Mexicanos, Venezolanos, Cubanos. Entrega de reconocimientos a artistas consagrados. Alfombra roja y ceremonia de premiación. Grandes sorpresas!

All patrons entering the theater must have a ticket. Persons under the age of 13 will not be admitted. Active military discount available. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details.

Location

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

Dead Man Walking

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM - English

In this South Florida premiere based on the impactful book and film of the same name, acclaimed composer Jake Heggie takes on a true story that helped frame the modern debate on the death penalty in America. When a Catholic nun in New Orleans agrees to correspond with a death-row inmate convicted of murder, her perspectives on life, death, forgiveness, and capital punishment are forever altered. With a libretto by the Tony Award-winning playwright Terrance McNally (Masterclass, Ragtime), Dead Man Walking brings one of the most powerful contemporary American operas and one of opera’s most important contemporary composers to South Florida.

Location

Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center
11300 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161 (Map)

Dorothy Meets Alice

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

  • Book & Lyrics by Joseph Robinette, Music by Karl Jurman.

Two of literature's most unforgettable young ladies get mixed up together in a magical meeting that produces hilarious results! This fun-filled romp follows Alice and Dorothy and all of your Ozian and Wonderland favorites as they try to unscramble their stories with the help of a contemporary young lady who started the whole thing when she put off a book report until the very last minute. Dorothy Meets Alice is a fun and fanciful fantasy at its finest. As the two girls would say, "Wiz you were Hare!"

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293

305-444-4181

tickets.actorsplayhouse.org

Piaf, voz y delirio

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

A musical that travels through Edith Piaf ’s tormented life, a frail woman who started making a living singing on the streets of Paris to later becomes universal legend. Through her most emblematical songs we will learn about a life marked by intensity, temperament and tearing moments.

This show is pervaded by the expressive universe of Piaf and her unique way of singing the melodies that filled the most famous cabarets in the world.

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Location

Colony Theater
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Finding Mona Lisa

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

  • By Michael McKeever.

In his newest play, Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever explores the history of the world’s most famous painting, including Leonardo da Vinci’s meeting of Senora del Giocondo (Mona Lisa) and his masterful creation of her indelible countenance. This historical, funny and intriguing new piece presents highlights throughout the painting’s infamous past, including her vandalism, her theft, her journey to America (at the request of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy) and the various places she spent her storied lifespan, including hanging in Napoleon’s bedroom, before her final resting place at the Louvre.

Location

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-444-9293 x1

305-444-4181

www.actorsplayhouse.org/mainstage.htm

Slava's Snow Show

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 8:00 PM - English

The multi-award-winning international sensation, SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW, which has delighted and thrilled audiences in more than 80 cities around the globe including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, and Moscow, returns to the Arsht Center this summer!

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A cross between Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group, this entertainment phenomenon takes audiences on an alluring 90-minute journey that is “pure magic…an evening of enchantment and fun!” (The Express) The breathtaking show, created by Slava, the original Cirque du Soleil’s clown genius, is an awesome theatrical experience and a profoundly moving spectacle full of wondrously vibrant images, delightful comedy, enchanting music, and snow lots and lots of snow.

Location

Carnival Studio at Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

786-468-2000

www.arshtcenter.org

Raintertainment

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

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

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

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

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

Location

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

Contact Information

Beverly Burris

South Florida Cultural Consortium June 8–August 6, 2017

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

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

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

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

Location

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

“RedEye: Untamed” Art Exhibition

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM - English

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

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

Admission to the gallery is free.

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Location

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

Contact Information

www.ArtServe.org

FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios Rekonesans II

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

Curated by Rodriguez Barake and Belaxis Buil

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

Location

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

The Colors of Miami Beach: Part 2

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

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

Location

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

Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

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

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

Location

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

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - 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

Toba Khedoori

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

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

Location

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

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - 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)

John Akomfrah: Tropikos

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - English

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

Location

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

Youssef Nabil: I Saved My Belly Dancer

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM - English

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

Location

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

Official 2018 Art Deco Weekend Poster Contest

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 various times - English

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

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

Location

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

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