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Events: December 12, 2018

Paola Pivi: Art With A View

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

Art with a view at The Bass presents new work by the artist, as well as Pivi's anthropomorphic, feather-covered polar bears; canvases of cascading pearls; video showing fish in flight on a passenger jet; and a 65-foot inflatable ladder. Each piece poses questions and is defined by its openness to interpretation, through the appropriation of cultural symbols.

Location

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

305-673-7530

www.bassmuseum.org/art/bassx/

Open House and Pop Up Reception

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - English

Please join to explore several new exhibitions, including Memory Loss with works by Bauhaus Fellow, Markus Hoffman; Personas & Products with works by members of FIU CARTA's Ratcliffe Art & Design Incubator; and Portals, showcasing new work by FIU student Dianna Grace curated by FIU MFA student and Frost Museum Digitizing Coordinator, Yi Chin Hsieh.

Free and open to the public.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

Cinema Series at SoundScape Park

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and invite your friends and family to enjoy a spectacular season of free films.

Location

SoundScape Park
400 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Contact Information

www.nws.edu

Green Book Club Year 12

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - English

The Green Book Club is devoted to the topics that green-thumbs love best: nature, gardens, conservation and the environment. New members are always welcome!

The Club meets every first Wednesday of the month starting November until May at the Garden (except for December when we will meet off site for December due to ArtBasel.) All members are encouraged to join The Miami Beach Botanical Garden to support the provision of this amazing subtropical garden for public use. For more information email club organizer Benjia.

Our first meeting of the season we will discuss: The Overstory, Richard Powers: A novel that makes amazing connections to trees in our life.

We will also discuss a reading list for up coming meetings.

Location

Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Cinema Series at SoundScape Park

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

Bring a blanket, share a picnic dinner and invite your friends and family to enjoy a spectacular season of free films.

MBFILM to 91011 for weekly reminders and updates!

Each season, a guest curator is invited the program the film series. The 2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series is curated by Igor Shteyrenberg, Executive Director, Miami Jewish Film Festival.

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Schedule for Miami Beach 2018-2019 Soundscape Film Series

October

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - THE RED SHOES (1948) [70th Anniversary]
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - A QUIET PLACE (2018)
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) [50th Anniversary]

November

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - MARY POPPINS (1964)
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989)
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - PADDINGTON 2 (2018)
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - BIG (1988) [30th Anniversary]

December

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990)
  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - BLACK PANTHER (2018)

January

  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - PATHER PANCHALI (1955)
  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - THE BAND'S VISIT (2007)
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) [30th Anniversary]
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - HARMONIA (2016)

February

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - HAIRSPRAY (1988)
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - AS GOOD AS IT GETS (1997)
  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - BABETTE'S FEAST (1987)
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - FITZCARRALDO (1982)

March

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - WONDER WOMAN (2017)
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - READY PLAYER ONE (2018)
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - THE RED TURTLE (2016)
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)

April

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003)
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - BRIGHT STAR (2009)
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR (2018)
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978)

May

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - IDA (2013)
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - SORCERER (1977)
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - THE LAST RESORT (2018)
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968)

Location

SoundScape Park
400 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

At Eternity's Gate

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

Julian Schnabel’s ravishingly tactile and luminous new film takes a fresh look at the last days of Vincent Van Gogh, and in the process revivifies our sense of the artist as a living, feeling human being. At heart, this is a work of sheer imagination, an ode to the artistic spirit and to having a conviction so absolute that you must devote your life to it. And the pulsing heart of At Eternity’s Gate is Willem Dafoe’s shattering performance: his Vincent is at once lucid, mad, brilliant, helpless, defeated, and, finally, triumphant. The result is a kaleidoscopic movie experience - one that becomes just as much about the role of the artist in the world, about being alive and reaching for the eternal, as it is about the beauty and wonder Van Gogh left behind, never knowing his profound impact.

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Location

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

Free Movies at SoundScape Park

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 8:00 PM - English

An American in Paris (1951) Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

The 2018-2019 SoundScape Cinema Series is curated by Igor Shteyrenberg, Executive Director, Miami Jewish Film Festival.

Location

SoundScape Park
500 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Cruise Returns!

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

Water Taxi of Ft. Lauderdale’s Holiday Lights Cruise, an Annual Season Favorite, Returns Starting Dec. 1, 2018.

New Pick-Up/Drop Off Location between Cheesecake Factory & Stranahan House off Las Olas Blvd.

2 Nightly Cruises at 6:30 and 8:30 PM for the 90 Minute Roundtrip Excursion

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Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale, the Number 1 attraction in South Florida, announced today that their annual “Holiday Lights” cruises are back! Beginning on Saturday, Dec. 1st through Sunday, Dec. 23rd, there will be two 90-minute cruises nightly.

The big news this year, Holiday Lights will be departing from Stop 1, 335 SE 6th Avenue between Cheesecake Factory and Stranahan House. This allows for the perfect opportunity for a pre or post cruise drink, dinner or dessert along Las Olas Boulevard.

The first cruise boards at 6:15 PM, departs at 6:30 PM and arrives back at 8:00 PM. The 2nd cruise boards at 8:15 PM, departs at 8:30 PM and returns at 10 PM.

The ever-popular “Holiday Lights” cruise is always a favorite activity for locals and tourists alike. Held daily rain or shine (only covered water taxi vessels are used) the tours provide the best way to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights along the Intracoastal, from the water.

This family-oriented festivity offers:

  • On Board Live Entertainment
  • Full Cash Bar with Holiday Cocktails
  • Holiday Drinks for Kids
  • Spectacular picture taking opportunities
  • And more!

The Water Taxi suggests arriving to Stop 1 20-30 minutes prior to departure. Parking is available at the garage or meters and visitors are recommended to put in a minimum of 2 – 2 ½ hours on meter.

All tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost is $25 per adult if purchased before Nov. 5th. Prices go up to $30 per adult Nov. 6th. Children 5-11 are $15 and under 5 is free.

Contact Information

954- 467-6677

www.watertaxi.com

2018 FIU NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series #1

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

This popular fall concert series, featuring performances by FIU’s NODUS Ensemble, returns to Miami Beach Urban Studios on November 14, November 28, and December 12. Panel members John Stuart, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Jacek Kolasinski, Campbell McGrath, and Jacob Sudol will comment on the intersection between the arts and the works being presented. Free admission, no ticket required.

Click here for free RSVP through Eventbrite

Location

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

Contact Information

305-535-1464

mbus.fiu.edu

2018 FIU NODUS Ensemble Fall Concert Series

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM - English

This popular fall concert series, featuring performances by FIU's NODUS Ensemble, returns to Miami Beach Urban Studios on November 14, November 28, and December 12. Panel members John Stuart, Orlando Jacinto Garcia, Jacek Kolasinski, Campbell McGrath, and Jacob Sudol will comment on the intersection between the arts and the works being presented. Free admission, no ticket required.

Free admission, no ticket required.

Location

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

Contact Information

Miami Beach Urban Studios

305-535-1464

carta.fiu.edu/music/event/2018-fiu-nodus-ensemble-fall-concert-series-2/

mbus.fiu.edu

Jake Ehrenreich's A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

Jake Ehrenreich and Roger Kellaway’s A Treasury of Jewish Christmas Songs will be performed in three prestigious local venues between December 9th and December 16th:

  • December 9th at 3 pm

Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center
Black Box Theatre

201 Plaza Real, 2nd Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Call: 844-672-2849
Tickets $36 - $48
Ticket Link: www.miznerparkculturalcenter.com

  • December 12th at 7:30 pm

Rinker Playhouse at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Call: 561-832-7469
Tickets: $35
Ticket Link: www.kravis.org

  • December 16th at 3 pm & 7 pm

Aventura Cultural Arts Center
3385 NE 188th Street
Aventura, FL 33180
Tickets: $45 - $55
Tickets: 877-311-7469
Ticket Link: www.aventuracenter.org

A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English

James K. Bass, conductor

Angelic voices sing your favorite English carols and transcendent chant in Florida’s own GRAMMY® nominated holiday experience.

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATIONS not offered for this program.

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Concert Schedule:

  • Thu, Dec 6, 7:30pm
    St. Gregory's Episcopal, 100 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33432
  • Fri, Dec 7, 7:30pm
    St. Philip’s, 1121 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Sat, Dec 8, 7:30pm
    All Souls Episcopal, 4025 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
  • Sun, Dec 9, 7:00pm
    All Saints Episcopal, 333 Tarpon Dr, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • Wed, Dec 12, 7:30pm
    St. Sophia Greek Orthodox, 2401 SW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33129
  • Thu, Dec 13, 7:00pm
    Vanderbilt Presbyterian, 1225 Piper Blvd, Naples, FL 34110
  • Fri, Dec 14, 7:30pm
    First United, 536 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Sun, Dec 16, 4:00pm
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Annie

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

Annie : Orphan girl, looking for her parents. Pre-teen, girl. Strong vocal (Belt), dancing and acting.

Location

The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum
7901 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (Map)

The Wiz

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM - English

The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a glorious musical retelling of Frank Baum’s “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set in the context of African-American culture. With an infectious funky soul score and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, The Wiz brought renewed relevance to a timeless classic. The 1975 Broadway production was like nothing Broadway had ever seen, and ultimately won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score.

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Location

Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311 (Map)

Contact Information

www.stagedoorfl.org/thewiz

Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines, A Fine Art Exhibit, at History

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM - English

History Fort Lauderdale presents a full spectrum of contemporary works by multi-generational Native American artists that honors the history of the land we now call Fort Lauderdale and the legacy of Seminole Tribe ancestors.

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History Fort Lauderdale presents a full spectrum of contemporary works by multi-generational Native American artists. Honoring the history of the land we now call Fort Lauderdale and the legacy of Seminole Tribe ancestors, “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines” fine art exhibit will be the centerpiece of the history museum’s Native America Heritage Month celebration featuring works from Elgin Jumper, Jimmy Osceola, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Brian Zepeda, Erica Deitz, Samuel Tommie and Stephanie Hall. The exhibit runs through January 28, 2019.

 Free with Museum Admission; general admission - $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

 “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines,” is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Fall in Love” Florida resident discount program. “Fall in Love” will offer residents a chance to experience history in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, participate in activities and view new exhibits at 50% off general admission each visit through November 30 (some exclusions apply) and receive 25% off of a $100 yearly membership which includes admission to hundreds of museums around the US through the Southeast Museums Reciprocal Program.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Location

History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Contact Information

Patricia Zeiler

954-463-4431

Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 1:00 AM to 7:00 PM - English

Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center located on 111 SW 5 Ave. in Little Havana area, is the only cultural center offering a variety of cultural activities during the year: Art Exhibits, Literary Encounters, Poetry Readings, Theater Plays and Readings, Book Presentations, among others, as well as Ballet Training from beginers to professionals.

Open every day from 10 am to 7:00 pm.

Location

Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center
111 SW 5 Ave., Miami, FL 33130 (Map)

Contact Information

Eriberto Jimenez

786-747-1877

AfriCOBRA Collective at MOCA

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami will present a groundbreaking exhibition celebrating the Chicago-based AfriCOBRA collective, in conjunction with the group’s 50th anniversary. In 1968, artists Jeff Donaldson, Jae Jarrell, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, and Gerald Williams founded AfriCOBRA, which stands for African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists. AfriCOBRA’s visual language is defined by the use of text, bright "Cool-Aid" colors, dynamic, gestural markings, and raw, emotive, celebratory images of confident black figures. The vision these artists created went on to define the aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement. This historic exhibition will explore the founders’ individual careers, as well as AfriCOBRA’s philosophy and the impact of the group’s work on subsequent generations.

The exhibition will run from November 25, 2018 – April 7, 2019. Art Basel Miami Beach will take place from December. 6–9, 2018. Artist reception to be announced.

Admission to MOCA is $5, free for MOCA members and North Miami residents.

Location

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

Drawing Salons

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - English

Our Drawing Salons offer an opportunity to develop artistic skills while sitting in a relaxing gallery environment. Each two-hour session is led by practicing artists, museum educators or university faculty. Drawing materials and stools are provided. All ranges of drawing experience are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

thefrost.fiu.edu/

Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

This show will feature a full spectrum of contemporary works by Seminole artists Elgin Jumper, Jimmy Osceola, Jessica Osceola, Stephanie Hall and Gordon Oliver Wareham. Each piece brings a depth of connection to the the land, its history and future through the varied use of color, texture and media.

Opening at noon Sunday, December 2nd with an artist led gallery tour followed by a panel discussion at 2 pm "State of the Native Art Scene." The show will continue through January 28th.

Free to members of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and Art Basel VIP card holders. Open to the public with limited tickets available. RSVP suggested. Ticket sales open October 1st.

Location

New River Inn Building
231 Southwest 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Kindsight©

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

Images And Writings Of Robert G. Zuckerman

FIU CARTA Distinguished Affiliate and top-ranked photographer Robert G. Zuckerman has mounted an amazing exhibition featuring his collection of photographs and writings focused on the diverse and fascinating individuals he encounters in South Florida. Sponsored by a City of Miami Beach Cultural Anchors Grant.

Location

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

The Art of Banksy Exhibition is Coming to Miami!

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

Miami will welcome the US premiere of “The Art of Banksy,” an acclaimed showcase featuring 80 original works created by, arguably, the most intriguing and talked about artist in modern history. “The Art of Banksy” has already generated excitement in Melbourne, Tel Aviv, Auckland and most recently in Toronto. Now Miami will host this spectacular exhibit in Magic City Studios, a part of the newly imagined Magic City Innovation District (MCID) in the Little Haiti neighborhood.

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Banksy, whose identity is the art world’s biggest secret, is an enigmatic artist and world-recognized political activist. His graffiti-influenced stencil technique, often combined with anti-establishment slogans, is immediately recognizable and never fails to generate attention.

The Art of Banksy,” curated by Steve Lazarides, the artist’s former agent, displays the world’s largest collection of Banksy’s works and only features pieces that were created by Banksy for private art collectors. The collection offers original paintings, prints, sculptures and rarely seen pieces. Included in the exhibition is the iconic “Balloon Girl” piece, which was ranked in 2017 as “The United Kingdom’s number one favorite artwork,” the “Flag Wall,” an urbanized take on the famous picture of soldiers raising the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima, and many other pieces, no less compelling and equally thought-provoking.

There is no reason why there shouldn’t be a Banksy hanging in every single major contemporary art museum in the world. He is the most powerful recognized artist of a generation that’s been completely ignored by the establishment thus far. I’m proud that together with the collectors we have been able to assemble this collection now being presented in Miami,” says Steve Lazarides.

The Miami exhibit will be mounted in Magic City Studios at 6301 NE 4th Ave, in an area within Little Haiti known as Miami’s Magic City Innovation District. This prestigious exhibition of originals – all privately owned by collectors – offers a rare opportunity for South Florida to enter Banksy’s world. The 20,000 square foot raw warehouse space was specifically chosen as it resembles spaces where Banksy and Steve Lazarides previously mounted shows together.

Miami, with its thriving visual arts scene, is for us, the perfect city to premiere ‘The Art of Banksy’ in the US,” says Michel Boersma, Senior Vice President Family Entertainment & Theatre, Live Nation. “Together with Steve Lazarides, we have been able to assemble the largest collection of Banksy art ever exhibited, from collectors all over the world, which is fitting for a world-class city like Miami.

We couldn’t be any happier to host this incredible show at Magic City,” said Tony Cho, an MCID founding partner and CEO of Metro 1, the commercial brokerage leading leasing for the project. “This is one more example of the type of world-class art exhibitions and cultural alignments Magic City will bring to the Little Haiti neighborhood. We’re confident this will not only make the neighborhood an international destination, but also create vast opportunities for local businesses and residents.

To celebrate the opening of “The Art of Banksy” in Miami, the exhibition is partnering with the Magic City Innovation District Foundation and local community organizations, to give away 50,000 tickets to local children.

A showcase of this caliber will serve as a unique and accessible educational opportunity for over 50,000 local students,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “It not only speaks to Miami’s position as a world-class arts and culture destination, but it will also inject life into Little Haiti, giving our residents the chance to benefit educationally in one of our emerging neighborhoods focused on art and innovation.

Worldwide demand for “The Art of Banksy” is off-the-charts. Consequently, the exhibit is scheduled to be in Miami for a limited time only. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of “The Art of Banksy” exhibit. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, October 23 at 10AM EST until Friday, October 26 at 10PM EST through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete pre-sale details visit website. General tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at webiste. Tickets prices start at $35.99.

Location

Magic City Studios
6301 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

Depicting Hemingway: Guy Harvey Sketches The Old Man and the Sea

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM - English

A collection of 59 pen-and-ink illustrations by world-renowned artist, conservationist, scientistand entrepreneur Dr. Guy Harvey is now in display alongthe grand staircase of theKey West Art & Historical Society’s Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street in Key West. The exhibit is on loanindefinitely by Dave and Cheryl Copham.

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Titled “Depicting Hemingway: Guy Harvey Sketches The Old Man and the Sea,”the exhibit is based on the tale of Santiago the fisherman and his battle with the marlin in Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The Old Man and the Sea was introduced to Dr. Harvey by his mother when he was 11 years old and it instantly fascinated him, becoming his biggest inspiration to become an artist and begin depicting marine life. The 59 pieces were drawn by Dr. Harvey over the course of a year while attending boarding school England as a teenager.According to Dr. Harvey, the range of media he uses today was all developed from this illustrative pen and ink style.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 and up, and free for children under 6. Monroe County students also receive complimentary admission with ID and all other students can enter the museum for $5.

The Custom House Museum is one of four museums stewarded by Key West Art & Historical Society, all of which are listed in TripAdvisor’s “10 Best Museums in Key West.”

Location

Custom House Museum
281 Front St, Key West, FL 33040 (Map)

Contact Information

305-295-6616

www.kwahs.org/exhibitions/depicting-hemingway

The Exile Experience: A Journey to Freedom

Wednesday, Dec 12, 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

Documenta II: Religiosity & Civilization Latin American Art Pavilion

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Presents Documenta II: Religiosity and CivilizationLatin American Art Pavilion Exhibit Reflects All Beliefs in Stunning Paintings, Photographs and Prints POMPANO BEACH, FLA. The Pompano Beach Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Latin American Art Pavilion (LAAP), presents a glorious new exhibit curated by Anaibis Yero, featuring the art work of over a dozen acclaimed photographers, painters and printmakers. Documenta is an annual exhibition the Latin American Art Pavilion has created to be a social message through the visual arts. This year's theme has been "Religiosity - Civilization."

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"Religiosity is defined as the religious activity, devotion and belief of each person. It is the inner reflection that each believer offers about what he venerates in a spiritual way," explained Maria Napoles, founder of LAAP.This exhibit addresses broad and complicated issues that affect the social life, the philosophical world and the religious aspect of human beings. Through each artist's vision, viewers are introduced to various religious expressions, scenes and interpretations. The result is a great mosaic of faith that although its rituals are specific to each of the religious beliefs, they all point towards the same goal.The works on display include photographs from many of the artists' travels and feature the baobab tree in Africa, the Naga in Cambodia, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, men in prayer by the Wailing Wall in Israel and Cashmere Muslim women. There are also collaborations between artists from different hemispheres, which reflect the true spirit of the collection."This is a fascinating tour of the world's major religious and cultures," said Phyllis Korab, Pompano Beach Cultural Affairs Department director. "Through these captured moments in time, we become intimately aware of the beliefs and conditions that define the social and philosophical development of the individual."Featured artists include Luis Castaneda, Carlos Bueno, Ivonette Leite, Mila Mori, Pamella Herpio, Vilma Volcanes, Marta Cabane-Navarro, Luis Cabrera, Guillermo Portieles, Luis Valle, Sheila Fraga, David Velazquez, Diego Cano, Luisa Fernanda Linares and Teo Beceiro.

Location

Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 West Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 (Map)

Contact Information

954-545-7800

www.ccpompano.org

Relational Undercurrents

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

Relational Undercurrents is the first major survey of twenty-first century art of the Caribbean. The archipelago serves as an analytical framework, focusing on thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands. Relational Undercurrents works against traditional understandings of the Caribbean as discontinuous—isolated and beyond comprehension as a result of heterogeneous populations, multiple linguistic traditions, and diverse colonial histories. The exhibition is divided into four sections: Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies, and Representational Acts. Each grouping features artists whose works have informed and shaped those themes. Relational Undercurrents includes painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance.

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Curated by Tatiana Flores, Associate Professor of Art History and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, this exhibition was organized by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California, as part of The Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative examining the artistic legacy of Latin America and U.S. Latinos through a series of exhibitions and related programs.

The accompanying catalogue includes essays by curators, critics, and scholars that discuss particular artistic traditions in Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Haitian art, and theorize the broader decolonial and archipelagic conceptual frameworks. The catalogue is coedited by Tatiana Flores and Michelle Ann Stephens, Professor of English and Latino and Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Support for this exhibition is made possible through the FUNDING ARTS NETWORK, INC.

Location

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 (Map)

Felice Grodin: Invasive Species

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

Augmented Reality (AR) Exhibition

Felice Grodin: Invasive Species is a virtually interactive, digital exhibition of commissioned works by Miami-based artist Felice Grodin. The series employs the immersive technology of augmented reality (AR), and is accessible to visitors using iOS devices in PAMM’s outdoor areas and in the Padma and Raj Vattikuti Learning Theater on the museum’s first floor. This AR project is made possible thanks to a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Influenced by geophilosophy—a field of thought shaped by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari that analyzes the relationship between physical and mental territories—Grodin draws on her training as an architect to explore the mutable within landscape, architecture, and her urban surroundings. Felice Grodin: Invasive Species interacts with PAMM’s architecture, evolving and transforming the museum’s environment for the duration of the exhibition.

Featuring a total of four digital works, the show launches with two AR site-specific works—Mezzbug and Terrafish (both 2017)—that engage with and virtually enhance the museum’s building. In Terrafish, Grodin overlaps PAMM’s hanging gardens on the waterfront terrace with the translucent body of a digital species she created, which is suggestive of nonnative jellyfish found in South Florida waters. By drawing on the destructive impact of invasive species and creating a new digital environment, Grodin highlights the transformative and unstable state of our ecosystem, speculating about a not-so-distant future affected by climate change and overtaken by uncanny creatures.

Felice Grodin: Invasive Species is an augmented reality exhibition that can be viewed via the PAMM App which is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or iPad. iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, and newer.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-375-3000

www.pamm.org/ar

www.pamm.org

Connectivity

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

Through five thematic sections, Connectivity: Selections from the Collection of the Frost Art Museum examines how art objects, created across cultures and during different time periods, relate to one another and to myriad publics. In the first section, the notion of individuality emanates through an examination of portraiture and different representations of the figure. The exhibition explores shifting notions of dress and comparative elements such as gesture and pose. The second section considers belief systems, with an emphasis on myths and organized religions. Abstract languages comprise the third section and offer an opportunity to analyze works that implement color, line, and form in dynamic ways. Whether it is a longing for home or the memory of a cherished street corner, geographic spaces examines how the notion of place serves as a creative catalyst. The final section reflects on this particular moment and evokes the effects of war, climate change, and the general uneasiness of a citizenry during turbulent times.

Connectivity shares recent gifts, celebrates the collection’s treasures, and includes rarely seen objects from the vaults collected over the past 40 years since the museum’s inception in 1978. Select objects featured in the installation will be rotated periodically.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-348-2890

305-348-2762

frost.fiu.edu/exhibitions/2018/connectivity.html

thefrost.fiu.edu/

The Haas Brothers: Ferngully

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

The exhibition of new work by LA-based designers, explores the precarity and regenerative possibilities of the natural environment. Ferngully,named after a 1992 animated film of the same title, invites visitors into a utopic setting that exemplifies the Haas Brothers' return to nature through design.

Location

Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)

Glimpse Exhibit

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

GLIMPSE is our December Art Exhibit in the Grassroots Gallery featuring emerging artists Ingrid Robinson and Bhavna Bhen. The Grassroots Gallery is free and open to the public

Location

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

Creatures Of Light

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 various times - English

Get ready to shed some light on these extraordinary organisms during Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, opening Saturday, October 6 in the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery. From the flickering fireflies found in backyards around the world to the alien-like deep-sea fishes and other fantastic creatures that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans, you’ll explore the biology behind these amazing creatures through interactive experiences and recreated environments.

Creatures of Light will be on view from Saturday, October 6, 2018 through Sunday, April 21, 2019. Admission to Creatures of Light is included in all museum admission tickets.

Creatures of Light is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York www.amnh.org, in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada; and The Field Museum, Chicago.

Location

Frost Science Museum
1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (Map)

West Campus Gallery Presents First Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM - English

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) West Campus Gallery will host its first ever Faculty and Staff Exhibition with a public reception, Wednesday, Oct. 17, at noon. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 21.

The inaugural faculty and staff show will feature recent artwork by current faculty and staff from West Campus and highlights the artistry and inspiration found among colleagues. Faculty and campus staff were invited to participate by submitting recent work in their respective artistic mediums or fields of interests. Work and exploration of more than 16 individuals are represented and includes the mediums of: painting, printmaking, photography, fabrics, visual and audio communications.

The work on display represents the activity and interests of the individual members of the faculty and staff at West Campus. The exhibition will allow visitors and students to see these talented individuals outside of their traditional classroom or work setting.

Location

MDC's West Campus, Gallery
3800 NW 115th Ave., Doral, FL 33178 (Map)

Contact Information

305-237-8942

Superflex: We Are All in The Same Boat

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - English

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College presents SUPERFLEX: We Are All in the Same Boat, the first large-scale exhibition of the critically acclaimed Danish collective SUPERFLEX in the United States. The exhibition will focus on the group’s humorous and playfully subversive installations and films that deal with the economy, financial crisis, corruption, migration, and the possible consequences of global warming.The exhibition will include a group of video, sculpture, and installation works selected for their relevance to the history, present, and future of the City of Miami. The works will reflect upon the situation of Miami from the perspectives of art, finance, climate, and a fictional, if plausible, future. The topics of water, migration, refugees, and the economy inevitably drive the conception.

Location

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

Contact Information

305-237-7700

www.mdcmoad.org/

The Art of Bansky

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM - English

“The Art of Banksy” highlights Banksy’s mastery of multiple mediums. With 80 works on show ranging from sculptures, ephemera, iconic spray-painted canvases, limited edition prints right the way through to museum calibre works such as “Forgive Us Our Trespassing” Art In The Streets, MOCA, 2011

Location

The Art of Banksy in Miami
6301 NE 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33138 (Map)

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