Events: October 4, 2023

Faith, Beauty & Devotion: Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque Paintings

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM - English

An art gallery in Florence, Italy presents an exhibition of 30 sacred and secular artworks by Italian and Flemish Masters from the 13th - 17th centuries.

Frascione Arte in Florence, Italy presents an exhibition of 30 sacred and secular artworks by Italian and Flemish Masters from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. See a rare, private collection of paintings presented for the first time in the United States.

Some exhibition highlights are: tempera and gold on panel works by Nicolò di Pietro (Siena, ca. 1420) and Francesco di Zanino and Zanino di Pietro (Venetian School, 15th c.); tempera on gold leaf on parchment work by Pacino di Bonaguida (Florence, ca. 1340,); tempera on panel works by Ludovico Urbani; oil on panel portraits by Giuliano Bugiardini and Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio (Florence Renaissance); oil on canvas works by Jacopo Tintoretto (Venice, 16th c.), Louis Finson (Bruges, ca. 1607), Peter Paul Rubens - Jan Wildens attr. (Flemish Masters, ca. 1625), Guercino (Bologna, ca. 1640), Circle of Caravaggio (Milan, 17th c.), and Francesco Botti (Florence, Baroque).

Olga M. & Carlos A. Saladrigas Art Gallery at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School will present ongoing educational programs and events from opening through Art Basel Miami 2023.

After September 16, please check Gallery website for ongoing exhibition hours and programs.

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Olga M. & Carlos A. Saladrigas Art Gallery at Bele
500 SW 127 Ave., Miami, FL 33184 (Map)

The Eye of CoBrA

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM - English

This space offers a glimpse into the Museum’s CoBrA Collection, a historic trove of more than 1700 artworks donated by Museum patrons Golda and Meyer Marks. Over the course of 15 years, the Marks’ amassed the largest holding in the United States of artwork created by members and affiliates of the European post-war artist group known as CoBrA. This collection of art, ephemera and research material is a defining aspect of this institution, critically shaping our exhibitions and programming.

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CoBrA is an acronym for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, the capital cities from which the group’s founders originated. CoBrA was established on November 8, 1948 by six artists: Karel Appel (b. 1921, Amsterdam, Netherlands; d. 2006, Zürich, Switzerland), Asger Jorn (b. 1914, Jutland, Denmark; d. 1973 Aarhus, Denmark), Constant Nieuwenhuys (b. 1920, Amsterdam, Netherlands; d. 2005, Utrecht, Netherlands), Corneille (b. 1922, LieÌ€ge, Belgium; d. 2010, Auvers-sur-Oise, France), Christian Dotremont (b.1922, Terburen, Belgium; d. 1979, Buizingen, Belgium) and Joseph Noiret (b. 1927, Brussels, Belgium; d. 2012, Brussels, Belgium). These artists were brought together by their mutual disagreement with the rigorous concepts of Surrealism, the leading avant-garde movement of the day. Instead, they believed that the trauma of World War Two called for a new form of expression, inspired by pure, childlike spontaneity, “an organic, experimental collaboration that avoids all sterile, dogmatic theory.” The artists declared their shared cause by signing a manifesto titled La cause eÌtait entendue (The Matter Was Settled), penned by Christian Dotremont.

Over the course of three years, the group amassed over thirty participants, who collaboratively organized 10 issues and four supplements of an eponymous magazine and mounted multiple exhibitions throughout Europe. Through these engagements, the artists demonstrated their belief in the importance of experimentation, community, and creative freedom.

The language of CoBrA lead to the creation of improvisatory paintings, poems, prose, sculptures, films, prints and drawings. Visually, the work combines abstraction and figuration, with faces, animals and words emerging from spontaneous mark making.

While the group disbanded in 1951 primarily due to the hospitalization of artists Asger Jorn and Christian Dotremont from tuberculosis the spirit of CoBrA continued to define the creative approaches of many of its participants. The majority remained in contact throughout their lives and continued to collaborate. Many also reunited through their participation in pivotal avant-garde movements that followed CoBrA, such as the Situationist International, Gruppe Spur, Arte Nucleare and the Imaginist Bauhaus, all of which shared ideals of a free society which celebrated unbridled creativity.


NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Map)

Carola Bravo – Between Absence and Presence

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023 various times - English

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, The Bass unveils Carola Bravo’s Between Absence and Presence, the third cycle winner of the museum’s New Monuments open artist call, a project supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through the museum’s Knight Art Commissions Program. Installed in Collins Park, Bravo’s temporary, site-specific monument will be on view through January 2024.

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Miami-based, Venezuelan artist Carola Bravo’s work includes architectural public art and immersive site-specific video and art installations. Through her practice she explores the geometry of our spaces and how they intersect with history, memory and time. Touching on themes such as change, home, exile and hope, Bravo examines our sense of belonging through the ordering of space. Her interest in landscape, places and territories form the basis of her examination of the conceptual and emotional implications of our relationships with space and time.

With Between Absence and Presence, Bravo challenges traditional commemoration and the use of public monuments by inverting a pedestal and covering it in a mirrored surface, reflecting spectators and the surrounding environment. The reflective presence of the spectator integrated into the absence of where a commemorative object is expected to be is meant to highlight society’s inverted values by directing the viewers’ gaze towards themselves, initiating questions about this legitimizing form of the monument, long recognized as means for assigning value to people, events and things.

The Bass is situated in Collins Park, a public park in Miami Beach, where there are presently four monuments that were commissioned by different groups at various times. Sitting atop stone plinths in the south side of the park, these existing monuments pay homage to Cuban epidemiologist Dr. Carlos Finlay, Venezuelan political leader Simón Bolívar, Nicaraguan scientist Dr. Luis Henry Debayle and Cuban writer Jose Martí. Amid an international debate on monuments and their legitimacy, New Monuments seeks to provide artists the opportunity to produce a new, temporary fifth monument.

“The Bass conceived of New Monuments as a way to elevate artistic voices in Miami,” said Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Bass. “In its third year, we’re excited to continue to provide a forum where local artists engage in the national conversation redefining monuments and who or what they honor and represent.”

Building upon the question of “what is a monument” and engaging in current conversations, Between Absence and Presence is the third work in the New Monuments open artist call.


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

De la Cruz Collection

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - English

House in Motion, brings together paintings, sculptures, and site-specific installations from our private collection. Our annual exhibitions represent the collection's history and revisit works within the context of the moment.

Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, 2023


De la Cruz Collection
23 NE 41 Street, Miami, FL 33137 (Map)

Viewpoints: Photographs from the EFE Archive

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM - English

Presented by MOAD, Viewpoints: Photographs from the EFE Archive comprises a collection of striking and impactful images. Free event.

Presented by MOAD, Viewpoints: Photographs from the EFE Archive comprises a collection of striking and impactful images that were donated to the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the National Endowment for the Arts; and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


North Campus, Miami Dade College
11380 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, FL 33167 (Map)

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