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Events: June 25, 2017

Miami Theater Center Summer Camp

Sunday, Jun 25, 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

Sunday, Jun 25, 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

The Wolfsonian FIU

Sunday, Jun 25, 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)

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

Sunday, Jun 25, 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

Sunday, Jun 25, 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)

Summer Celebration at Seaspice!

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM - English

Join Seaspice on Sunday, June 25th, for a refreshing Summer Celebration with Veuve Clicquot, accompanied by live music and entertainment!

Location

Seaspice Miami
422 NW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33128 (Map)

Contact Information

305-440-4200

Adopt an Animal

Sunday, Jun 25, 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)

Beatriz at Dinner

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 various times - English

At an elegant dinner party in a swanky hilltop home, conversation between a soft-spoken holistic healer and a hard-nosed businessman explodes into a bitter clash of cultures in BEATRIZ AT DINNER, the latest provocative film from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White.

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Location

O Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st St,, Miami Beach, 33141 (Map)

Contact Information

786-207-1919

www.o-cinema.org/

After Image by Andrzej Wajda

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM - English

The great Polish director Andrzej Wajda returns with this passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (brilliantly played by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda), who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art. (In Polish with English subtitles).

Location

Miami Beach CInematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mbcinema.com

Stalker / Solaris

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 4:45 PM to 7:45 PM - English

Experience the mysteries and revelations of Stalker and Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky’s science-fiction masterpieces, in new restorations produced by Mosfilm. A master of the long-take, able to craft beautiful compositions with the camera, Tarkovsky is one of the Soviet Union's greatest filmmakers or, as Roger Ebert, said, a man who consciously embodied the idea of a Great Filmmaker. 

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Experience the mysteries and revelations of  Stalker and Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky’s science-fiction masterpieces, in new restorations produced by Mosfilm. A master of the long-take, able to craft beautiful compositions with the camera, Tarkovsky is one of the Soviet Union's greatest filmmakers or, as Roger Ebert, said, a man who consciously embodied the idea of a Great Filmmaker. For a limited time, a special $15 ticket that grants admission to both films will be available for purchase online. Everyone who buys a ticket will also have a chance to win their very own copy of the new Stalker poster!

Location

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Backroom Sessions Volume 5 #SummerSessions

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM - English

Beat the heat & join the sesh at Backroom Sessions Vol. 5 Talent from across the city have come together to put on a production for the South.If you think the sun is hot, wait till you see the melting pot of genres that diversifies the mic in our Backroom.

Catch some sweet tunes and some fresh air as bands take the Dead Bros Stage alongside #NelsonStrong BeerPong & Live Painting Sponsored by Blick Art MaterialsIntroducing: The Written Real GalleryA Gallery Style space catered to artists and curated for culture. Enjoy an intimate experience fixated on good vibes.If you’ve joined the movement once before, welcome back. If it’s your first time, welcome to the family.

Don't forget to purchase your tickets.

Location

The Fish House
10000 SW 56th St #41, Miami, FL 33165 (Map)

Diana Ross

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM - English

The Queen of Motown comes to the Arsht Center!

GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and lead singer for The Supremes, Diana Ross’ famed and remarkable career includes hit singles such as “Endless Love,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “Stop! In the Name of Love.” She is one of the most iconic female singers of all time and was named “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard magazine.

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Diana Ross’ musical repertoire encompasses R&B, soul, pop, disco and jazz. Her phenomenal success on the charts in the United States and UK has garnered more hits than any other female artist and she holds a career total of 70 hit singles combined for her work as a solo artist and with the Supremes.

Diana Ross helped shape the sound of popular music beginning in the 1960s, forever changing the landscape of contemporary music. Her love of life, never-ending wonder, the appreciation of goals and achievements and sheer human spirit define the artist that is Diana Ross, and they continue to make her one of the most identifiable, unique, beloved and influential singers in pop history.

Location

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

Contact Information

786-468-2000

www.arshtcenter.org

Mainly Mozart Season Finale

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 4:00 PM - English

A ground-breaking intersection of music, dance, literature and film, the dazzling 2017 Mainly Mozart Festival finale reimagines a festive and thought-provoking portrayal of Jewish folk wedding traditions and the genesis of their mystic roots. Conceived by the Artistic Director of the Miami Chamber Music Society, internationally acclaimed pianist Marina Radiushina, this world premiere is a unique production created in close collaboration with Mitchell Chefitz, the world-renowned author, storyteller, and teacher of Jewish spiritual discipline; extraordinary musicians of the Cleveland and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras; and Miami City Ballet dancers, with original choreography by Adriana Pierce.

Location

Adrienne Arsht Center - Knight Concert Hall
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Out In The Tropics 2017

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - English

FUNDarte presents Out In The Tropics 2017, a weeklong performing arts series featuring artists who tackle issues of gender politics, sexuality, and LGBTQ identity. Now in its eighth year, this provocative program series runs.

Out in the Tropics will present four distinct national and international artists including concerts at the Gleason Room at the Fillmore Miami Beach:

  • June 22nd and direct from Spain an evening of sultry flamenco/jazz/hiphop fusion with the provocative La Shica;
  • June 23rd a concert by New York-based vocal icon Joey Arias;
  • June 24th a feminist Hip Hop sensation Krudas Cubensi, a duo of vocal rap activists that recently relocated from Havana to Austin, TX;
  • June 25th culminating with a literary reading by Miami's own Antonio Orlando Rodriguez at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

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Location

Fillmore/Miami Botanical Garden
1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

A Celebration of the Life and Music of George Michael's Birthday

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 8:00 PM to 1:00 AM - English

The Cabaret's talented singing servers and bartenders sing music of all artists and genres. But, for this special event, they will adding George Michael's hits including "Faith", "One More Try", "Father Figure", "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" to their repertoire. Lite bites and dinner menu from Top Chef alums Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth's The Sarsaparilla Club are available to order. Entry is free and open to the public.

No cover charge.

Location

The Cabaret South Beach - Shelborne South Beach
233 12th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Nu Deco Ensemble announces Nu Works Initiative 2017 !

Sunday, Jun 25, 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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Inclusion Theater Program: Seussical, JR.

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM - English

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo.

The Area Stage Company Inclusion Theatre Project (ITP) originated from our belief that training in the performing arts teaches vital tools for life, reaching participants with developmental disabilities through multimodal classes within the musical theatre medium, and helping them on their journey as they move towards adulthood. Through our innovative, comprehensive format, developing actors across the board experience socially-relevant and impactful artistic interactions which inspire change and foster understanding in our audiences and community.

Location

Area Stage Company
1560 South Dixie Highway, 103, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Legend Of Georgia Mcbride

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM - English

By Matthew Lopez

With Clay Cartland, Dave Corey, Sean Patrick Doyle, Tom Wahl and Jade Wheeler.

How can an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle?
With an empty bank account and pregnant wife, Casey's going to have to answer that question fast in this music-filled comedy about finding your true voice.

"A stitch-in-your-side funny first-rate play full of sass and good spirits!" - The New York Times

Location

GableStage
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

Summer Shorts Play Fest

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - English

America’s Short Play Festival returns this summer with a stellar line up of the best ten-minute plays and amazing mini-musicals in the country! Come celebrate the diversity of Miami through laughter starring a company of South Florida theatre all-stars. You won't want to miss this season's all new collection of scripts penned by the country's best playwrights including the regional premiere of Tony Award-winning triple threat Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 CHUMP STREET. Written prior to HAMILTON, this tuneful cautionary tale of love and consequences guarantees to delight current and new fans alike.

Location

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

Summer Programs: Seussical, Jr.

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM - English

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical, Jr., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony- winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discov- ers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyal- ty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

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The Area Stage Company, committed to its excellence in performance, theater, and dance, is proud to announce that our first summer session will be Seussical, Jr.! Students ages 6-12 will work with professional coaches while experiencing life in a conservatory setting. Scholarships are available depending upon the applicant's demonstrated financial need, maturity as a person and artist, and overall merit as determined by the Theater Directors.

Performances:

  • Friday, June 30 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 1 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm
  • Sunday July 2 at 5pm

Location

Area Stage Company
1560 South Dixie Highway, 103, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Summer Program: Broadway Bites

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM - English

Summer is the time to inspire students to exciting new levels of excellence in performance, theater, and dance! Our summer sessions are designed for students with a pas- sion and interest for theater. The Area Stage Company, committed to its excellence in perfor- mance, theater, and dance, is proud to announce that our summer session: Broadway Bites!

Broadway Bites are one-week theater intensives held throughout the summer. Students of all ages will participate in classes focusing on voice, dance, acting, improv, and movement over the course of one week, with a showcase at the end of each week! Scholarships are available de- pending upon the applicant's demonstrated financial need, maturity as a person and artist, and overall merit as determined by the Theater Directors.

Location

Area Stage Company
1560 South Dixie Highway, 103, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM - English

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

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Location

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Raintertainment

Sunday, Jun 25, 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

Sunday, Jun 25, 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)

Merci la France

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - English

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

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

Location

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

Contact Information

Britney

305-764-3370

The Colors of Miami Beach: Part 2

Sunday, Jun 25, 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)

Gary Nader Presents New Masterpieces Arrivals

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM - English

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

Location

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

Contact Information

Gary Nader Art Centre

305-576-0256

www.garynader.com

Childhood Memories from the Other Side of the Water

Sunday, Jun 25, 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

Sunday, Jun 25, 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

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Recent Acquisitions + Highlights from the MDC Permanent Art Collection

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

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

  • Free and Open to the Public

Location

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

Contact Information

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org/

Toba Khedoori

Sunday, Jun 25, 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)

FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios Rekonesans II

Sunday, Jun 25, 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)

John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night

Sunday, Jun 25, 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)

Spring Exhibition: Photo Exhibition of Alumni

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 various times - English

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

Location

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

John Akomfrah: Tropikos

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 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

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 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

Sunday, Jun 25, 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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