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Events: April 27, 2018

2017/2018 Teen Programs at Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is offering its Teen Programs for the upcoming seven months. These dynamic programs will be offered for teens ages 13 through 17. The programs are to feature fashion design, drawing and portfolio development, photography, mixed media, and much more. These programs will enable teens to explore their artistic abilities and create their own pieces. The goal of this programming is to engage teens in contemporary art and introduce them to the vibrant world of art.

The themes for each day are as follows:

  • Monday: Fashion Design and Textile Design & Development
  • Tuesday: Drawing & Portfolio Development and Photography
  • Wednesday: Mixed Media & Sculpture
  • Thursday: Print Making
  • Friday: Art Journalism for Junior Docents

All classes are free and materials are provided. All students must complete the registration form in order to attend.

Location

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

Ojalá/Inshallah: Wishes From the Muslim World

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 various times - English

A season designed to explore the diversity of Muslim culture through the arts and to challenge widespread assumptions concerning contemporary Muslim identity, made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts (DDFIA)'s Building Bridges 2016-17 Grant Program.

Performances will include two interactive projects on Miami Beach at the Fillmore and at the New World Center.

Location

Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mdclivearts.org

Free Activities at the Library! Miami Beach Regional Library

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM - English

Miami Beach Cinema
Date: Friday, April 27, 5:30 PM
Movie: Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)
Ages 18 yrs.+

Location

Miami Beach Regional Library
227 22nd Street, Miami Beach, FL N/A (Map)

Lunch & Learn Presented by Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM - English

Join us for an enthralling look back on the founding of the South Florida Red Cross as Red Cross Archivist, Susan Watson speaks about the objects on view in our current exhibition 100 Years of Humanitarian Partnership: The American Red Cross in South Florida.

Susan Robbins Watson is an archivist and the manager for historical programs and collections with the American Red Cross. She is responsible for administering public programming, responding to inquiries, developing exhibits, and overseeing the care and conservation of the historical collections, which include artwork, artifacts, audiovisual materials, textual records, and photographs.

Susan’s academic background includes a MA in Public History from North Carolina State University and a BS in Clothing and Textiles from East Carolina University. Her post-graduate career includes employment with the NASA History Office, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. Susan began her tenure with the Red Cross in March of 2000.

Members $25, non-members $35.

Location

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

Tino Sehgal: This Situation

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

Tino Sehgal creates works that are constructed situations which question the traditional subject-object relationship of visual art, and in which the interaction between the visitor and the work takes a central position. Sehgal takes language, singing, dancing, and other modes of behavior as his artistic material, often generating immersive artworks that are felt more than they are seen. This Situation (2007) enables a conversation that throws into question our self-image as a society and our roles as individuals within that society.Sehgal is a Berlin-based artist whose work has been widely shown internationally. He won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2013. Among many other places, Sehgal's work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim in New York, the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the 12th Havana Biennial, and the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in Brazil.

This Situation is part of the Living Together Performance Series, a year-long cross-disciplinary series featuring performance art, installations, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops, reflecting the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now.

Location

Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org/explore/Exhibit.aspx?EventID=22207

A.I.R. Dance Conference: Artistry in Rhythm

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 various times - English

Classes, Lecture/Demonstration, Presentations:

  • Thursday, April 26 @ 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 27 @ 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 28 @ 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Performances:

  • Thursday, April 26th @ 9 a.m. (Free Event)
  • Friday, April 27th @ 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 28th @ 8 p.m.

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The Artistry in Rhythm (A.I.R.): Engaging the Community Dance conference will present a wonderful opportunity to learn from various instructors, choreographers and dancers from a global perspective. The conference offers a wide variety of master classes, presentations, lectures/demonstrations and performances. A.I.R. is a scholarly dance conference that seeks to explore the significance of community engagement through the vernacular of dance, encourage community growth and development, and enhance professional development within an academic setting. Master Classes will be offered in Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary Modern Dance, Funk, Improvisation, Acting for Dancers, Audition Skills, Dance Composition, Somatic Movement forms, Yoga, Hip-hop, West African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Fusion. Registration is required to attend. and Conference will take place at MDC Kendall Campus Martin and Pat Fine Center Theatre.

Location

Kendall Campus - M - Martin & Pat Fine Center for
11011 SW 104th Street, Kendall, FL 33176 (Map)

ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 various times - English

Miami Exclusive Premiere Engagement!

Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

Location

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

Contact Information

www.mbcinema.com

Opera in the Park

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM - English

Opera and Broadway favorites, including Carmen and The Magic Flute, performed by Miami-based professional opera singers. The festive atmosphere will include food and beverage vendors and audience participation.

Co-presented with Magic City Opera: Miami’s social opera company creates productions that engage audiences both musically and socially. Come for the music, stay for the fun.

Free With RSVP.

Location

North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141 (Map)

Mojo Ike and Val Woods at Arts Garage

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Arts Garage presents The Mojo Ike and Val Experience. Grammy-nominated artists Ike and Val Woods have performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.

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Location

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

Aaron Lebos Reality

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM - English

Jazz at MOCA presents Aaron Lebos Reality, a powerful and unique original music group from Miami, Fl., whose music encompasses styles of Jazz, Funk, Rock, R&B, Latin and World Music.

Since forming in 2012, Aaron Lebos Reality has exploded in South Florida attracting both the highest-level musicians and the mainstream audiences. Playing at Miami’s premier venues, the group has been showcased on NPR numerous times. Aaron Lebos is a well-known, versatile guitarist born and raised in the South Florida area. He received his Bachelors from the University of Miami and a Masters at Florida International University, both in Jazz Performance. Aaron developed much of his versatility playing gigs, touring and recording in the diverse South Florida music scene. He currently also plays with some of the biggest names in South Florida such as Nicole Henry, Tony Succar and The Spam All-stars as well as doing many other gigs and sessions.

Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Location

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

Fun Home

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

  • Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
  • Music by Jeanie Tesori
  • Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
  • A South Florida Premiere
  • Directed by Stuart Meltzer

Winner of the 2015 TONY AWARD for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book of a Musical, Fun Home is about Alison, a graphic novelist who dives deep into her past to tell the story of her father, a volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Through her work, she relives her unique upbringing in the family’s funeral home, her burgeoning sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Location

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

Miami Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM - English

Performance Series presented by Knight Foundation.

Produced by Emilio Estefan in collaboration with the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

  • Eduardo Marturet - Conductor.

Featuring:

  • Spanish superstar Natalia Jimenez.
  • America's Got Talent finalist Angie Green.
  • Rising pop star Hansel de Munoz.
  • Vocalist Victor Valdez.
  • Miami Symphony's Concert Master Daniel Andai.
  • Singer Angel Refusé.

Free admission!

Location

Miami Design District
140 Northeast 39th Street, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Announcing the 77th Opera Season in South Florida

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

The 77th Florida Grand Opera season promises to give you something to rave about, cast with some of the most sought-after singers in the opera world today. Our 2017-18 season will include four operas that deal with women who undergo experiences so powerful that they are never the same afterward.

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On November 11 we’ll take you to the 18th century with one of the most dramatic and best-loved works in the bell canto repertoire, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, with the extraordinary soprano Anna Christy, star of the Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House.

In January 2018 we’ll travel to ancient Jerusalem with Richard Strauss’s Salome starring soprano Melody Moore, who has stunned audiences with performances at New York City Opera and Glimmerglass Festival.

In March 2018 we move from a Biblical setting to a mythological one with Christoph Willibald Gluck’s magnificent retelling of the Orpheus legend, Orfeo ed Euridice. Starring in one of the greatest vocal masterpieces is countertenor Anthony Roth Constanzo, who won the first prize in Placido Domingo’s 2012 Operalia Competition.

We then conclude the 77th season with our “Made for Miami” contemporary work that forges a strong connection with Miami’s rich and diverse communities, Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas. Starring in one of the most widely successful opera of the past two decades will be soprano Ana María Martínez, acclaimed for her performances at the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera.

4-Opera Subscriptions starts at $40, use promocode FGOMAG. Take a moment and subscribe now, either online.

Location

Florida Grand Opera
8390 NW 25th Street, Miami, FL 33122 (Map)

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Next date: Apr 27, 2018 - click here for time schedule - English

It’s 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry: Millie’s wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage, and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name.

What’s a small town girl to do?

Adapted from of the six-time-Tony-Award-winning Best Musical and the Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie JR. will delight audiences of all ages.

Location

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

Gloria

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

GableStage at the Biltmore presents the Southeastern Premiere of GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a razor-sharp comic drama about ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is moving up the ladder and selling out the highest bidder. A finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, GLORIA takes place in the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, where a group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty.

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Location

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

Contact Information

Box Office

305-445-1119

www.gablestage.org

This Random World

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Main Street Players presents This Random World by Steven Dietz.

Seven characters whose worlds collide search for deeper meaning and connection in their own lives. We follow the journey of Scottie, an aging and secretive mother, who has chosen to keep distant from her children, Beth and Tim. Beth is having a tough time connecting, while Tim is stuck in a rut. Scottie is assisted by her aide, Bernadette, who struggles to connect with her younger and free-spirited sister, Rhonda. Rounding out the cast are Claire, Tim's high school girlfriend, who lives in the past, and her current boyfriend, Gary, who is looking for a way out. In a world where it is more and more difficult to truly connect with another human being, This Random World is a beautiful, humorous and engaging reminder to make every effort to connect to others while we still can. The show is directed by Robert Coppel, assistant directed by Clara Lyzniak, with production manager Isaac Polanco. The cast is as follows:

  • Fern Katz as Scottie
  • Robert Fritz as Tim
  • Melissa Almaguer as Beth
  • Zack Myers as Gary
  • Laura Marrero as Claire
  • Rita Joe as Bernadette
  • Brianna Hart-Cox as Rhonda

This Random World runs April 13 thru May 6, with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for students, seniors, and military personnel. Theater League members/Industry $20 with I.D. presented at the door. 

Location

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

Contact Information

305-558-3737

www.mainstreetplayers.com

Queen of Basel

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

An explosive only-in-Miami story of lust, power, and class.

Hilary Bettis, one of America’s hottest young playwrights and a writer on the FX hit series The Americans, revamps August Strindberg’s classic Miss Julie for the present day. Set during Miami’s famous Art Week at a luxurious hotel, Julie, the owner’s glamorous but spoiled daughter, gets entangled with Christine, a waitress fleeing violence in Venezuela and Christine's Afro-Cuban fiancé pursuing the American dream.

The Colony Theatre will be transformed into a posh Miami Beach hotel for this immersive theatrical experience. Seating is very limited.

Location

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

Sandbox Series: From The Dirt

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

By Brigette Cormier

“From the Dirt” is an Americana-inspired contemporary dance work about the human experience; exploring patterns, historic battles, and social conditioning.

Location

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

By The People: Designing a Better America

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

The first design exhibition scheduled in the MDC Museum of Art and Design after its April 2018 reopening, By the People: Designing a Better America will explore the challenges faced by urban, suburban and rural communities in the U.S. and its bordering countries. Based on more than two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, border regions, areas impacted by natural and man-made disaster, and places of persistent poverty, this exhibition presents collaborative designs for more equitable, inclusive and sustainable communities.

Organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian American Design Museum, and curated by Cynthia E. Smith, the exhibition features sixty design projects from every region across the United States, the exhibition will highlight design solutions that expand access to education, food, health care and affordable housing; increase social and economic inclusion; offer improved alternative transportation options; and provide a balanced approach to land use between the built and natural environment. By the People aims to empower visitors to see themselves as designers—not just of objects, but also of ideas, strategies, and solutions that improve their daily lives. The exhibition will showcase the innovative and impactful actions generated through design, and inspire creative problem-solving at local, regional, national, and even international levels.

Tickets:

  • $12 adults;
  • $8 seniors and military;
  • $5 students (13 – 17) and college students (with valid ID);
  • free for MDC MOAD members, MDC students, faculty, and staff, and children 12 and under.

Location

Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

MDC Museum of Art + Design

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org/explore/Exhibit.aspx?EventID=22095

Sublime Exhibit (Free)

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

The Grassroots Gallery is proud to feature local artists Adam Smet and Miguel Frontado in an exhibit titled Sublime. Sublime will be on display at the Grassroots Gallery throughout the entire month of April with a grand opening celebration on April 6th, the same night as Delray Beach’s Art Walk.

Adam Smet resides in Boynton Beach, Florida. Adam works at Arts Garage as an Art Instructor and Director of WOW! Adam has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and specializes in ceramics, sculpture and bookmaking. Adam’s personal practice encompasses the use of many different materials and he subjects and firmly believes that one can never have too many tools in their tool box. The Sublime exhibit will feature Adam’s work with different mediums.

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Miguel Frontado is an abstract artist that strives to transport you to different world of unlimited imagination. His enthusiasm and passion for his work is shown on the canvas. Now a resident of Delray Beach, Miguel has studied art all over the world including New York and Barcelona. He feels at harmony in Delray Beach and uses the sea to inspire his work.

April will be colorful at Arts Garage’s Grassroots Gallery as both artists use color in their very different, yet complimentary works of art.

Location

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

MOAD MDC - Richard Blanco: Poetry Along the Bay

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - English

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) will present Poetry Along the Bay, an evening on a cruise ship under the stars with celebrated Cuban American poet Richard Blanco. A multifaceted writer who grew up in Miami and the author of a number of books, Blanco memorably read one of his poems at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration in 2013.

Poetry Along the Bay is part of MOAD MDC’s Living Together, an exciting cross-disciplinary series of programs that will galvanize Miami audiences with thoughtful and challenging performances and exhibitions that draw from art, music, theater, politics, and poetry. Spread across the city at a wide array of venues, the series features performances, exhibitions, film and video screenings, readings, talks, and workshops that will reflect the cultural, social, and political realities of how we live now. Living Together seeks to find new ways to think about civic space and citizenship, to instigate actions and conversations that may help us to reimagine our cities and our lives.

Tickets

  • $15 general admission;
  • $ 10 MDC faculty and staff;
  • $5 students with ID; free to MDC students.

Location

Miami Lady Island Queen Cruises, Bayside Park
401 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

Contact Information

www.mdcmoad.org/

Hew Locke: For Those in Peril on the Sea

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 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)

Youngarts Miami 2018 Visual Arts, Photography and Design Exhibition

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

Join us for the grand opening at 7 PM followed by Film Screenings, Jazz Performance and Writers’ Readings on the plaza.

Location

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

Haroon Mirza’s ACIDGEST at PAMM

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 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)

Within Genres

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 various times - English

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

Location

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

Exhibit featuring Paintings of Anna Darrow

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 various times - English

Join us for the opening of a new exhibit featuring Paintings of Anna Darrow (Fort Lauderdale's first female physician, fondly known as "The Swamp Doctor"). We celebrate our colorful history with a salute to the role of women in history and the study of science. Free with museum admission.

Location

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 Southwest Second Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Dangerous Women

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Selections from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The Old and New Testaments are replete with female characters-good and bad wives, courageous heroines, and deceptive femme fatales. While some women saved their people, were paragons of wifely virtue, or repented their sins to pursue lives of virtue, others were purveyors of sin, harlots or hussies, or deadly temptresses and seductresses. Even if it was through their misbehavior, all of these women – from Judith and Esther to Salome and Mary Magdalene to Delilah, Lot's Daughters, and Potiphar's Wife, to name but a few – shaped biblical history.

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Dangerous Women will present more than twenty paintings and etchings from the rich holdings of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The exhibition explores women of the Bible as portrayed by 16th and 17th-century artists, including Pietro da Cortona, and Jan Saenredam. The exhibition will conclude with a modern and contemporary coda: Robert Henri's sensuous Salome from 1901 and Mickalene Thomas’ Portrait of Mamma Bush I, 2010, a reminder of the tenacious appeal of the subject.

This exhibition has been organized by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida, Florida State University, Sarasota, FL.

Support for this exhibition is made possible through the FUNDING ARTS NETWORK, INC. and the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

The Dangerous Women exhibition will be closed to the public on Saturday, March 10 all day, and the entire museum will close at 3:00 pm for an exclusive experience with Seraphic Fire. This is a ticketed event, to purchase tickets today, please click here.

  • Panel Discussion
    Saturday, February 17 from 3-4pm
    Please join us for a panel discussion on the opening day of the newest exhibition Dangerous Women. Our panelists will discuss feminism in art history and the lives of women in Renaissance society.
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  • Exhibition Opening Reception
    Saturday, February 17 from 4-7pm
    The panel discussion and exhibition opening are free and open to the public. Members of the museum gain exclusive access to our Members’ reception, with refreshments, wine, and beer.
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Location

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

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 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

Shelter Design

Friday, Apr 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM - English

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

Location

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

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