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Events: August 20, 2017

The Wolfsonian FIU

Sunday, Aug 20, 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)

First Call at Casa Faena

Sunday, Aug 20, 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

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

Sunday, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 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

Sunday, Aug 20, 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)

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

Sunday, Aug 20, 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/

Arranque Flamenco

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM - English

Arranque Flamenco starring, directly from Seville Spain, Mariana Martinez, along with Alessandra Torres, Cachela Judez and Jorge Robledo. These world-famous Flamenco dancers and their musicians will be performing on our stage for only two nights. They have performed at the Arsht Center and other venues around South Florida and across the country. Now they will perform in our intimate theatre, a space similar to traditional venues for Flamenco in Spain.

For this special event, we are selling individual seats along with café tables for two with complimentary sangria for each table. The cost for single seats is $30 and the cost for a table for two is $100. Seating is limited to only 36 single seats and 11 tables per show, and tickets can be purchased online through our website or at the door one hour before curtain. Tickets will fly, so Online Purchase Is Strongly Recommended.

Poster design: Chidsey Graphics.

Location

Main Street Playhouse
6766 Main Street, Miami Lakes, FL 33014 (Map)

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Subtropics XXIV

Sunday, Aug 20, 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/

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:00 PM - English

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

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Location

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

Menashe

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - English

Deep in the heart of New York's ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe, a kind, hapless grocery store clerk, struggles to make ends meet and responsibly parent his young son, Rieven, following his wife Leah's death.

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Location

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

Contact Information

786-207-1919

www.o-cinema.org/event/menashe/

www.o-cinema.org/

The Untamed by Amat Escalante

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - English

Winner of the Venice Film Festival Best Director.

Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath. (In Spanish with English subtitles).

Location

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

Contact Information

www.mbcinema.com

The New Vision Sax Ensemble

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

  • Chamber Music Group
  • Sax Quartet

The New Vision Sax Ensemble is one of South Florida’s premier sax quartets. This ensemble was founded in 1999 by Melton R. Mustafa and has proven to be one of the most dynamic and diverse groups in town. Each member of the group is a professional working musician and has a flair for entertaining every type of audience. The New Vision Sax Ensemble’s interactive performances combine movement, audience participation, riveting solos, diverse repertoire and the highest level of musicianship. This chamber music group was designed to perform all genres of music; their repertoire includes classical, jazz, R & B, pop, ragtime, spirituals, ballads, Latin, Funk Caribbean and many other styles.

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The members of this ensemble include a lauded group of musicians from the Miami area who perform regularly in various bands in South Florida. Soprano sax player Diron Holloway received the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Florida A&M University, Master of Music degree from Northern Illinois University and received an Artist Diploma degree from The Juilliard School. After graduation from Juilliard, Mr. Holloway was appointed Professor of Saxophone and Clarinet & Assistant Band Director of the world renowned FAMU Marching 100. Mr. Holloway is an accomplished saxophonist and clarinetist who has performed with a host of jazz artists. Alto saxophone player James Lockhart has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida A&M University and a Master’s Degree from Florida State. He is currently working at North Miami Beach HS and composes and arranges for high school marching bands in the area. Tenor Sax player Jason Hainsworth received his bachelor’s degree from William Patterson University in New Jersey, attended the University of New Orleans, and received his Master of Music degree from Florida State University. Hainsworth has produced and recorded several CDs and performs every weekend in the South Florida area. The leader and baritone sax player for The New Vision Sax Ensemble is Melton Mustafa. Melton Mustafa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Florida A&M University and a Master’s Degree from Florida International University. Mustafa is the Piano, Theory and Composition Instructor at Parkway School of the Arts, Professor of Music at Florida Memorial University, a three-time Grammy-Nominated Music Educator and performs regularly in South Florida.

The New Vision Sax Ensemble is currently finishing a recording that demonstrates the group’s ability to perform quality chamber music. The ensemble will record a children’s music CD and a historical CD featuring acclaimed sax players in tribute to some of the outstanding players in the South Florida area who paved the way for groups like The New Vision Sax Ensemble.

Location

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (Map)

Soulful Jazz Sundays

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Occurs every Sunday!

Travis Bridges, will be joining performing in Champions Plaza every Sunday from 7-9PM. Unwind to the soulful sounds of jazz every week with this exciting performance!

Location

Gulfstream Park
901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 (Map)

Informed Consent by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - English

  • With Elizabeth Dimon, Betsy Graver, Jovon Jacobs, Francisca Munoz and Carlos Orizondo
  • Directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer

An ambitious geneticist is racing against her own genetic clock to solve scientific mysteries that will save both a Native American tribe and her own 4-year-old daughter. With today's science moving at breakneck speed, how much knowledge is too much?

With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? The play takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our DNA is our destiny.

"Critics Pick! A thoughtful and engrossing play...that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs." - The New York Times

Location

GableStage at the Biltmore
1200 Anastasia Avenu, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Map)

Contact Information

(305) 445-1119

www.gablestage.org

M1ND H4CK3R

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM - English

Colony Theatre welcomes award-winning Mentalist, Alan Chamo, as the M1ND H4CK3R (Mind Hacker) for a limited-run engagement using only the best seats in the house – on stage. Chamo, a world-renowned for hacking his audiences’ minds, will perform mind-bending feats in both English and Spanish performances. The audience will enjoy a “backstage” experience as they engage with Chamo with limited seating on stage. Those looking to expand their perception of reality are guaranteed to leave scratching their heads in amazement.

  • Ticket Price: $39-$49.

Location

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

Contact Information

www.colonymb.org/mindhacker

The Wild Party

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM - English

A steamy prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa's Wild Party was an Off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written. Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie's wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs' jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who's been shot?

Location

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

Shorts Gone Wild 5

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - English

City Theatre and Island City Stage present the return of Shorts Gone Wild 5, South Florida’s hottest LGBT-themed short play festival. Take 6 actors, 8 playwrights, 4 directors and let them loose and you get 8 short, funny, provocative and thoroughly entertaining plays that have become a much-anticipated annual treat. To add to the fun, audience members choose the order of the plays so the show is different every night! Shorts Gone Wild is refreshing summer fun that features brand new scripts from local playwrights in addition to pieces from nationally recognized playwrights. It’s up close and in your face in South Florida’s hottest intimate theatrical space.

Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 5 p.m. through September 10. 

Location

Island City Stage
2034 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 (Map)

Contact Information

Box Office

954-519-2533

www.islandcitystage.org

The Good Thief

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 at 2:30 PM - English

On a fateful night in Dublin, a gangster’s life takes a transformative turn after a botched job jolts hims into a spiral of remorse, renewed conscience, and profound regret.

Fridays: 8:30PM

Saturdays: 2:30PM & 8:30PM

Sundays: 2:30PM

Location

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

Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - English

Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes showcases artworks that reflect the multilayered aspects of the domino game, a tradition that is heavily practiced in the American South, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Dominoes, a popular game with origins dating to ancient China, has a discernible aesthetic and political vantage point, and offers a look into specific communities that grow around the domino table. Some of the works in the exhibition directly reference dominoes; others provide a conceptual relationship to the game or address the subject in terms of larger human conditions, such as, political struggles, religious beliefs, and racial stereotypes. The show features over 19 international contemporary artists working in a variety of media, including painting, mixed-media, sculpture, installation, and video. Collectively, these artists approach the game of dominoes its history, community, strategy, and aesthetics—as metaphor and practice.

Location

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

Inside|Out

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - English

This February, PAMM kicked off the second year of Inside|Out. PAMM issued a call to participants to host this year’s Inside|Out program and received 17 applications from communities all over Miami-Dade County. Six communities were chosen for this year’s round of installations that kicked off this spring in Biscayne Park, Opa-Locka and Overtown. Over the summer, the reproductions will rotate to Little Haiti, North Miami Beach and Surfside.

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Location

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

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org/insideout

www.pamm.org

The Republic through the Eyes of its Artists at Pan American Art Proje

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - English

La República vista por sus artistas (the Republic through the eyes of its artists) is a survey of Cuban art created on the island in the first half of the 20th century. The purpose of this show is to pay homage to the birth of the Cuban Republic, founded on May 20th, 1902, and ending in 1959 with the Cuban Revolution. Historical moments can always be understood through the art of their time, and Cuba is no exception. Our premise is to look at the Republic through the work of its artists, who gave shape and color to their Nation: they perpetuated in the memory of Cuban culture the complex thread which results in the birth of a new historical period. Once liberated from the Spanish crown, Cuba began to discover for the first time its own identity.

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  • Curators: Irina Leyva-Perez & Alejandro Machado
  • Artists: Cundo Bermúdez, Fidelio Ponce, Amelia Peláez, Agustín Cárdenas, Roberto Diago Sr., Wifredo Lam, Mario Carreño, Carlos Enríquez, José Sicre, Víctor Manuel García, José Bencomo Mena, Leopoldo Romañach, Domingo Ramos, Hugo Consuegra, Guido Llinas, Raúl Martínez, Lolo Soldevilla, and Ángel Acosta León.

Location

Pan American Arts Project
274 A NE 67th St., Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

Contact Information

www.panamericanart.com

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - 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)

12 to See

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM - English

ArtServe presents “12 to See” now through August 25. The multi-media exhibition showcases 12 artists, who each present a small, cohesive collection of work, in a bold showing of varied styles and genres.

South Florida’s leading arts services organization. Admission to the gallery is free.

Location

ArtServe
1350 E. Sunrise BLVD, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (Map)

FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios Wild. Life.

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - English

Curated by Belaxis Buil.

Free and Open to the Public.
Wild. Life. presents Michael Gray's collection of monotype prints of Florida flora that he calls Epiphyte. Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights (1495-1505), the images may be understood to illustrate a battle ground, a disarray of chaotic madness, where leaves take over the horizon and reduce signs of any other life form. The intimate portrayal of war between the foliage turns becomes, for some viewers at least, a protective shield. The environmental context is lost as the viewer is faced with a pattern of incessant wrangle-perhaps reflective of our own internal wars, and how humans, who are also part of this nature, turn on each other.

Location

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

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 various times - 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)

The Colors of Miami Beach: Part 2

Sunday, Aug 20, 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

Sunday, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 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

Sunday, Aug 20, 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

Sunday, Aug 20, 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

Sunday, Aug 20, 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, Aug 20, 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)

FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios Rekonesans II

Sunday, Aug 20, 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)

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