Latin American and Latinx Art Fund Launch 11/13/18

Latin American and Latinx Art Fund Launch
Tuesday, 11/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Join us for the launch of PAMM’s Latin American and Latinx Art Fund, a new affiliate group created to support exhibitions and programming at PAMM for Latin American and Latinx artists. Enjoy music, drinks, and mingling in advance of a special program that will share what our insitution has already accomplished in this arena of the arts and what is next on the horizon for Latin American and Latinx Art at PAMM.

Teresita Fernández, Eclipse, 2002. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York. Photo by Oriol Tarridas.

Beyond the Horizon: Collecting, Exhibiting, and Studying Cuban Art in a Miami Context 11/15/18

Beyond the Horizon: Collecting, Exhibiting, and Studying Cuban Art in a Miami Context
Thursday, 11/15/2018 – 07:00 pm – 08:15 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Open to the public. Free with museum admission ($16 adults, members free)

In conjunction with the launch of the catalogue On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, PAMM will host a conversation with: Jorge M. Pérez, Chairman, CEO, Founder of Related Group, and Art patron; Elizabeth Cerejido, Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries; Patricia M. Hanna, Art Director, Related Group; Tobias Ostrander, Chief Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami.

Credit: Yoan Capote, Island (see-escape), 2010
Oil, nails, and fishhooks on jute, mounted on plywood.
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by Jorge M. Pérez.

Jazz at MOCA x Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Quartet 11/30/18

Jazz at MOCA x Ashley Pezzotti Jazz Quartet
Friday, 11/30/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is proud to present a special performance by award-winning jazz vocalist, Ashley Pezzotti, as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Pezzotti captures the hearts of her audience with her extensive repertoire and roots in traditional jazz and bebop. Recognized as a young voice with an old soul, Pezzotti performs with a level of maturity that is far beyond her years with her style reminiscent of the great Anita O’Day and June Christy. At the young age of 22, Pezzotti has already performed with numerous GRAMMY Award-winning artists including Dave Holland, Keith Urban, Latin singer Juanes, Jon Secada, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Arturo Sandoval.

MOCA Makers: Jewelry Workshop with Steven Brownlee’s Jewelry Creations Workshop 10/27/18

MOCA Makers: Jewelry Workshop with Steven Brownlee’s Jewelry Creations Workshop
Saturday, 10/27/2018 – 10/27/2018 12:00 pm – 02:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $20 for MOCA Members, $25 for Non-Members. Supplies included.

Under the guidance of instructors from Jewelry Creations Workshop, students will learn how to create unique jewelry pieces inspired by Mira Lehr’s Tracing the Red Thread. Participants will have the opportunity to get creative and experiment with materials such as wire, mesh, thread, layered paper and laminate to make earrings, necklaces or bracelets. Recommended ages 16 and up.

A Peculiar Paradise Opening Reception 11/8/18

A Peculiar Paradise Opening Reception
Thursday, 11/08/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: $10

Be the first to see our newest exhibition at the opening reception with special guest photographer Nathan Benn. While on assignment for National Geographic, Benn captured Florida in 1981, a moment in the state’s history made famous by Miami’s narcotics-related crime wave and influx of newcomers from the Caribbean. After nearly 40 years, Benn has revisited his Florida image archive and A Peculiar Paradise will feature over 100 selections, as well as artifacts related to his 20-year career at National Geographic.

Your ticket to opening night includes complimentary beverages and light bites.

Museum Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10

Art in Practice: Demonstration by Mira Lehr and Catalog Signing 10/17/18

Art in Practice: Demonstration by Mira Lehr and Catalog Signing
Sunday, 10/17/2018 – 07:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Mira Lehr will discuss the exhibition and the works included in the exhibition catalog. She will also offer the audience an exclusive look into her process. The exhibition catalog will be available for sell and for signing by the artist.

MOCA Guided Tour | Highlights from Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread 10/13/18

MOCA Guided Tour | Highlights from Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread
Saturday, 10/13/2018 – 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Artist Mira Lehr will lead a guided walkthrough of the exhibition. Lehr will answer questions and provide information related to the themes present in the exhibition and the artist’s process.

Mid-century Modern Architectural Tour of Fort Lauderdale 10/13/18

Mid-century Modern Architectural Tour of Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/13/2018 – 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
New River Inn at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
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Cost: $59 per person

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and BroCoMo (Bro-ward Co-unty Mo-dern) will present a Mid-century Modern Architectural Tour highlighting the historic architecture of our city and the unique works of Dan Duckham. Duckham, now in his 80s, was one of a group of trailblazing modernist architects in Florida who rose to prominence in late 1950s and 60s. His designs were inspired by the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with the fusion of the outdoors and indoors through geometric forms and construction. The tour begins and ends at the New River Inn. Parking is available at the County Garage with entrance on 2nd Street. Lunch is included. Tour leaders are from BroCoMo.

Tickets are $59 per person and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2xEE1q8.

Presented by BroCoMo and the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS), who, for 56 years, has brought the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in five historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the 1907 King Cromartie House Museum, the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1905 Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House, the 1899 Replica Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910-present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints.

For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS), call (954) 463-4431 or visit www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org. Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Art Talk: Christo 10/4/18

Art Talk: Christo
Thursday, 10/04/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Photo: Wolfgang Volz © Christo 1983
Documentary photograph of Surrounded Islands Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980–83

Internationally renowned artist Christo will discuss the large-scale, ephemeral public works he created with his late wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude, over the course of a monumental career that spans six decades. Christo will impart personal insights into the fascinating story behind Surrounded Islands, 1980–1983, taking questions from the audience.

Prior to the discussion, Christo will sign books and posters, available for purchase from PAMM Shop. Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980–83 | A Documentary Exhibition will be on view October 4, 2018 through February 17, 2019.

Scholl Lecture Series: Arthur Jafa 10/11/18

Scholl Lecture Series: Arthur Jafa
Thursday, 10/11/2018 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Photo: Arthur Jafa
Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise

PAMM will kick off the fifth year of the Scholl Lecture Series with distinguished artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa. Jafa’s interdisciplinary practice combines film, installation, sculpture, and performance to examine assumptions about race and identity. Throughout his multifaceted career, Jafa has worked with John Akomfrah, Ava DuVernay, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, Spike Lee, and Jay-Z, among many others. His much-celebrated 2016 video Love is the Message, the Message is Death was recently acquired by the PAMM Collectors Council and is on view through April 21, 2019.

Young At Art Celebrates Smithsonian Day 9/22/18

Young At Art Celebrates Smithsonian Day
Saturday, 09/22/2018 – 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Young At Art Museum
751 SW 121 Ave,
Davie, Florida 33325
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Cost: Free

Young At Art Museum is excited to offer FREE Admission to the public on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 in partnership with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day! Participating guests must register on the Smithsonian Magazine website to receive free entry for two to YAA! Young At Art Museum will be allowing 800 visitors within the museum at one time so guests are encouraged to arrive early with a completed registration pass.
Here is the link to register:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q=

Celebrate Mexico’s Día de los Muertos with Ofrendas, a Cultural Immersion Exhibit at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society 10/7/18

Celebrate Mexico’s Día de los Muertos with Ofrendas, a Cultural Immersion Exhibit at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Sunday, 10/07/2018 – 11/02/2018 12:00 pm – 08:00 pm
New River Inn at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors; $7 students; Free for members, military and children ages 6 and under.

Celebrate the colorful traditions and heritage of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos during “Ofrendas,” a cultural immersion exhibit, opening Sunday, October 7 at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. The History Museum housed in the New River Inn on the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society campus will be awash in bold hues and imaginative decor as it showcases both fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas,” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed. Associated activities will include family fun on opening day from noon – 4 p.m., a Community Conversation about Day of the Dead with an artifact repatriation ceremony on October 29 at 6 p.m. and a closing evening of parades, costumes and revelry on Friday, November 2 from noon – 8 p.m.

This “Ofrendas” exhibit is part of Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’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 the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, please 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.

About the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS)
For 56 years, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS) has brought the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in five historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the 1907 King Cromartie House Museum, the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1905 Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House, the 1899 Replica Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910-present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. The FLHS is located at 219 Southwest Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The FLHS is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

* Discounts will be taken off of regular 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. Proof of Florida residency required.

Beauty Conscious Artist Talk and Performance 8/25/18

Beauty Conscious Artist Talk and Performance
Saturday, 08/25/2018 – 08/25/2018 06:00 pm – 09:00 am
Girls' Club
723 NE 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Cost: Free

Join us for a double feature as we dive into the topics surrounding the exhibit Beauty Con(Scious) on view at Girls’ Club Warehouse. Please be advised, this exhibit and event includes mature content including realistic and comical depictions of the human body.

7pm | Artist Talk with Beauty Baiser
Beauty Baiser founders Maria Copello and Erika Arguello talk about their growing beauty business, shining a bright light on body positivity, eco-friendly practices, heritage sourcing and spiritual skincare. Sample products from their organic, cruelty free line of skincare items and hear about their recent book, Beautyfesto Pocket Book that will “take the readers on a twenty one day journey to self love and empowerment.”

www.baiserbeauty.com

8pm | Performance by Alyson Smith
Performance artist Alyson Smith presents a new work The Performance of Selfie, fixating on selfie-culture and representational aesthetics in the digital, social media-obsessed age. As her character goes to great lengths to obtain the perfect selfie, the audience is treated to an uncomfortable transformation.

www.alyson-smith.com

“Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano” Exhibit Debuts at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society 9/25/18

“Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano” Exhibit Debuts at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Tuesday, 09/25/2018 – 12:00 pm –
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 SW 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 13210
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Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will debut “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a new exhibit beginning September 25. There will be a members-only preview on September 24 at 6 p.m. before the public opening the following day.

Juliette A. Lange (1882-1977) was a socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy. At the apex of her career (1915-1930), Lange traveled the nation and Europe with theater companies performing popular musicals. As a longtime resident of the Rio Vista community, Lange was active in many civic, religious, social, and musical organizations. A legacy of her family is Lange Park in the city of Davie: former grove land contributed by Miss Lange three years prior to her passing.

This exhibit is a snapshot of fashion from 1920 – 1960. Lange’s beautiful gowns, hats and jewelry will be displayed along with programs and clippings from her fabulous days in professional theater. Visitors will explore early 20th century musical theater, the artist scene at that time in New York City, the Rio Vista neighborhood, citrus farming and Fort Lauderdale’s mid-century social and civic happenings.

For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, please 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.

“Tracing the Red Thread” at MOCA 9/6/2018

“Tracing the Red Thread” at MOCA
Thursday, 09/06/2018 – 11/04/2018 10:00 am –
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $5

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami will present the exhibition “Tracing the Red Thread,” by distinguished South Florida-based artist Mira Lehr, Sept. 6 – Nov. 4, 2018. The multimedia, museum-wide installation will reflect Lehr’s eco-feminist philosophy, the concept of mankind working with nature rather than dominating over it. Lehr uses the classical myth of Ariadne to explore the beauty, fragility and interconnectedness of the endangered aquatic ecosystem of the South Florida coast.

In Lehr’s mesmerizing installation, two and three-dimensional works evoke dense thickets of mangroves, the dangerous beauty of jellyfish and the ethereal luminosity of the coral reef. Lehr creates a mysterious world whose seductive beauty reminds us not only of the gifts that nature gives us, but of the importance of preserving them for the future generations.

Comprised of a variety of multimedia works, “Tracing the Red Thread” focuses on climate change and environmental issues as a major factor facing mankind today. The exhibition draws on the lessons Lehr learned six decades ago working with Buckminster Fuller on his “World Game Project.” As Lehr learned in her work with Fuller, the earth must be seen as a unified island within the oceans so one is made aware of the interconnectedness of all life.

Admission to MOCA is $5, but free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. An artist reception will take place on Thursday, Sept. 13, with an admission cost of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.

62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball “East Meets West” 11/17/18

62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball “East Meets West”
Saturday, 11/17/2018 – 07:00 pm – 05:00 am
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33129
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This year, Vizcaya Ball organizers pave the “silk road” for philanthropists and attendees to explore the Eastern influences of the historic estate during the upcoming 62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball.
To the naked eye, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens design was decidedly Italian but woven into its tapestry are influences and inspiration that came from well beyond Europe and reached further east.
Examples can be found in the water channels in the Fountain Garden, reminiscent of Moghul garden design in Rajasthan; life-size sculpted peacocks in the Marine Garden symbolizing India; the O-bridge in the same garden inspired by similar bridges in China and Japan; and the Casba, the tiled, domed folly making playful reference to the Middle East. The decor in the Breakfast room and the Cathay guest bedroom in the Main House most aptly illustrates Chinoiserie, the style based on European interpretation of Chinese and Asian art and décor.
These influences will be celebrated as funds are raised for the continued preservation of the National Historic Landmark on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. presented by Chopard and fashions by renowned designer Naeem Khan. Music is provided by the Danny Beck Band and fireworks display by Add Fire of Miami.
To purchase tickets or a table for Vizcaya’s Ball, “East Meets West,” visit www.vizcayaball.org.

Jazz at MOCA: Nestor Torres 9/28/18

Jazz at MOCA: Nestor Torres
Friday, 09/28/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a unique performance by GRAMMY Award-winning Artist Nestor Torres as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 and recognizes Hispanic and Latin American heritage and culture. As a flautist, Torres has found inspiration in classical, Cuban, rock, and jazz sounds resulting in a rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound that has become a music genre all by itself.

In collaboration with the City of North Miami’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, the public is invited to enjoy this special Jazz at MOCA event and the rhythms of Nestor Torres, rain or shine.

Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Tracing the Red Thread” by Miami-based artist Mira Lehr by donation. “Tracing the Red Thread” is a multimedia, museum-wide installation reflecting Lehr’s eco-feminist philosophy.

Jazz at MOCA: Dr. Ed Calle 7/27/18

Jazz at MOCA: Dr. Ed Calle
Friday, 07/27/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free to the public

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to welcome Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist Dr. Ed Calle for a special performance as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Calle originates from Venezuela and is best known for playing the saxophone, however he is also a talented composer, orchestrator, producer, scholar, and professor at Miami Dade College.

Calle is a master of his trade and has been described as “the most versatile saxophonist on the planet.” His rhythms can be heard on more than 1,200 albums, almost 9,000 singles and countless movie and television tracks.

The public is invited to dance to the rhythms of Dr. Ed Calle under the stars, rain or shine.

Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s current exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” by donation.

Femme à la montre by Pablo Picasso at PAMM 7/4/18 – 10/16/18

Femme à la montre by Pablo Picasso at PAMM
Wednesday, 07/04/2018 – 10/16/2018 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Femme à la montre (Woman with a Watch) is a classic example of Pablo Picasso’s highly prized works from 1932. The subject of this painting, Marie-Thérèse Walter, is among his most revered.

Overtime at The Bass 6/29/18

Overtime at The Bass
Friday, 06/29/2018 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10

Summertime calls for Overtime #atTheBass, featuring ‘one-night-only’ programming and evening hours until 10 PM. Join us for the kick-off of our summer late-night series on Friday, June 29, featuring a video screening by Bangkok-born, New York City-based artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, followed by music from GAMI, a DJ, cultural producer and founder of “Internet Friends,” an Ultra-Femme and Trans collective.

FREE welcome drink per guest (21+)!

Members: Free
Non-members: $10

Programming produced by Alan Gutierrez.

Parking is limited, ride sharing encouraged.

Special thanks to the Overtime Host Committee:
Alan Gutierrez
Amanda Sanfilippo
Michael Stavredes

[Image: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Painting with history in a room filled with people with funny names 3, 2015. Digital video, TRT 00:24:55 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and C L E A R I N G.]

Mexico City for and by the People 9/25/18

Mexico City for and by the People
Tuesday, 09/25/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

In this talk, Lorena Zárate, historian and president of Habitat International Coalition, reviews the urban movements and struggles that have shaped Mexico City’s political agendas and public policies, in particular those related to housing, public space, and mobility. In 2017, Mexico City adopted its own constitution, which is one of the first in the world to incorporate its inhabitants’ “Right to the City.” Zárate assesses the city’s achievements and challenges, as well as the lessons that other cities can learn from Mexico City’s 2016 New Urban Agenda.

MOCA Moving Images: “The Golden Dream” Film Screening 7/21/18

MOCA Moving Images: “The Golden Dream” Film Screening
Saturday, 07/21/2018 – 02:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

MOCA will screen the Cannes Film Festival award winning film “The Golden Dream” (2013), directed by Diego Quemada-Diez. This film follows three young men as they make the journey from Mexico to California.

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” through Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

Butterfly Activity in NoMi Butterfly Garden 7/21/18

Butterfly Activity in NoMi Butterfly Garden
Saturday, 07/21/2018 – 02:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Visitors will learn about the monarch butterfly, their migration patterns and their threat of extinction though an exploration of Miami-based artist Franky Cruz’s greenhouse inside of MOCA and a film screening “Sex, Lies and Butterflies.” Each visitor will be given seeds to plant their own butterfly garden.

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” through Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

Naturing the City: Toward Sustainable Communities and Resilient Infrastructure 9/13/18

Naturing the City: Toward Sustainable Communities and Resilient Infrastructure
Thursday, 09/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Disasters, such as hurricanes, as well as the doom of climate change and sea level rise have fostered new thinking about urban planning, particularly in cities like Miami, Houston and New Orleans. There is a growing awareness that rebuilding must be sustainable in the long term in order to protect communities from dislocation and, ultimately, destruction. This panel includes practitioners and thinkers who are at the cutting edge of this booming field in various cities, as well as local Miami leaders. The goal of the roundtable is to exchange experiences and together envision the ideal city in the era of sea-level rise and climate instability.

Panelists: Dr. Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pennsylvania), Reverend Houston Cypress (Love the Everglades Movement), Joe Meppelink (Metalab Studio), Mayor Philip Stoddard (City of South Miami), Susanne Torriente (City of Miami Beach)
Moderator: Dr. Marilys Nepomechie (Florida International University School of Architecture)

Disrupting the Order of Things: How to get involved and get things done! 8/25/18

Disrupting the Order of Things: How to get involved and get things done!
Saturday, 08/25/2018 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Presentation: Tony García (Street Plans Collaborative)
Cities and citizens around the world are embracing an incremental approach and grassroots energy to plan and implement neighborhood improvement projects. From bike lanes to park spaces, advocates and cities are increasingly working together to make sustainable long-term change using small-scale moves. Join us for a conversation with Tony García, a leader in the Tactical Urbanism movement, who will share stories from projects around the country and will give advice on how you too can join the ever expanding list of folks who are making change happen in their communities.

By the People Exhibition Tour and Q&A with curator Cynthia E. Smith 7/19/18


By the People Exhibition Tour and Q&A with curator Cynthia E. Smith
Thursday, 07/19/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

An industrial designer by training, Cynthia Smith serves as Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s curator of socially responsible design, integrating her design expertise with her advocacy on human rights and social justice issues. She has curated several ground-breaking exhibitions on the potential of design to impact the lives of everyday people and has been named a “20/20 New Pioneer” by Icon design magazine. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, and serves on numerous international design juries.

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 showcases 60 of the most innovative and impactful design projects from every region of the United States. They highlight some of the most pressing issues confronting Americans such as access to food, education, health care and affordable housing as well as questions of how to increase social and economic inclusion through improved transportation options and a balanced approach to land use between built and natural environment. Generated through design, these projects inspire creative problem-solving at local, regional, national, and even international levels.

Follow the Carbon: Climate Change, Housing Struggles, and the Reinvention of the Built Environment 9/12/18

Follow the Carbon: Climate Change, Housing Struggles, and the Reinvention of the Built Environment
Wednesday, 09/12/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

How can cities tackle climate change and inequality at the same time? Surprisingly, research shows that guaranteeing housing affordability is key to effective climate policies in cities. Considering the cities of Sao Paulo, New York and others comparatively, Aldana finds that urban climate policies have failed because of a general political inability to address race and class inequalities.
Professor Daniel Aldana Cohen (University of Pennsylvania)

The Politics of Public Space in Latin America 9/26/18

The Politics of Public Space in Latin America
Wednesday, 09/26/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

This panel will consider cutting-edge urban initiatives in various Latin American cities, and the two paths they suggest to neighborhood revitalization through urban design. One is the vision of elected officials such as mayors, and the other emerges from grassroots activism. Cities like Medellin, Caracas, and Mexico City have been at the forefront of new initiatives in formerly underserved communities. A discussion of these projects will serve as a base for future choices Miami could consider.
Panelists: Alejandro Haiek (LAB PRO FAB, Venezuela), Jorge Pérez Jaramillo (Santo Tomás University, Medellin, Colombia), Lorena Zárate (Hábitat International Coalition)
Moderator: Dr. Sonia Chao (University of Miami)

Jazz at MOCA: Julio Montalvo 6/29/18

Jazz at MOCA: Julio Montalvo
Friday, 06/29/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is celebrating Caribbean Heritage Month with a unique performance by Julio Montalvo as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. Montalvo is a leading trombonist from the island of Cuba. Inspired by his island roots, Montalvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern jazz to create his original style – New Latin Jazz.

As a songwriter, producer, arranger, session musician, and a Grammy award winner, Montalvo is well-versed in the world of jazz. Montalvo has collaborated with the leading stars of pop and rock in Spain and has shared the stage with renown musicians from the international jazz circuit such as Mark Nightingale, Mike Mossman, and Gladstone Galliza. In 2008, Montalvo founded his own record label, Montalvo Records and since has produced more than 10 recordings.

The public is invited to enjoy the unique rhythms of Montalvo, rain or shine.

Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” by donation. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.

Walkthrough with Monarchs Curator Risa Puleo 6/16/18

Walkthrough with Monarchs Curator Risa Puleo
Saturday, 06/16/2018 – 01:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” through Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are from or living in the path of the monarch butterfly and are separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.


Curator and Critic, Risa Puleo will offer participants an engaging and enlightening gallery tour of “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” during its first stop on its traveling exhibition tour at MOCA.

MOAD MDC Presents Race and Urban Space: Overcoming Inequality in Miami 6/15/18

MOAD MDC Presents Race and Urban Space: Overcoming Inequality in Miami
Friday, 06/15/2018 – 09:00 pm –
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

What can architecture and urban planning do to mitigate racial inequality? Do we still believe that residential racial integration is the solution? Miami’s lines of racial segregation have barely moved since the Civil Rights movement. On the one hand, incoming immigrants settled in neighborhoods according to preexisting demographics, while residential programs crafted in the aftermath of the 1968 Fair Housing Act to promote integration were increasingly defunded. On the other, new infrastructure projects, along with real estate interests, reconfigured the city’s geography in some areas. As a result, black neighborhoods experienced a decline. How can new “placemaking” initiatives, largely spearheaded by communities and the nonprofit sector, contribute to overcoming inequality?
Panelists: Shekeria Brown (South Florida Development Coalition), Neil Hall (Overtown’s Urban Collective/Arts Africa), Dr. Willie Logan (Opa Locka Community Development Corp.), Dr. Moses Shumow (Florida International University)
Moderator: Professor Robin Bachin (University of Miami)

MOAD MDC Presents: Resilience Must Be Everyone’s Job in Miami 6/9/18

MOAD MDC Presents: Resilience Must Be Everyone’s Job in Miami
Saturday, 06/09/2018 – 04:00 pm –
Museum of Art and Design @ MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Sam Van Leer, the president and founder of the nonprofit Urban Paradise Guild (UPG), asks how can we fight the causes and effects of climate change while making Miami a better place to live today? Instead of solutions that exclude the public and allow big business to shape policy, Van Leer examines how everyone can get involved in projects such as restoring natural habitats, introducing urban agriculture for low-income families, and engaging the public and local leaders to find new ways to protect the environment. Van Leer has himself led efforts likes these at various parks and urban areas around the county, including ACE Preserve, Amelia Earhart Park, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

Creative Placemaking: What’s in It for Miami? 5/30/18

Creative Placemaking: What’s in It for Miami?
Wednesday, 05/30/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Recently, “placemaking” has become a buzzword among policy makers, foundations, and community activists. As public institutions reduce their involvement in the arts, culture, and education, private stakeholders have stepped in to address communities’ needs for inclusive public spaces. These spaces, ranging from small children playgrounds to entire arts districts, are ideally conceived in dialogue among communities, public policy agents, interested businesses and non-profits, and others. This panel will discuss how to activate “creative placemaking” initiatives, and how to balance communities’ mobilization (or lack thereof), the top-down approaches of policy-makers, and the profit drives of urban developers.
Panelists: Dr. Ann Markusen (University of Minnesota), Victoria Rogers (Knight Foundation), Roberto Rovira (Florida International University).
Moderator: Dr. Ariana Hernandez-Reguant (Tulane University)

Creative Placemaking: How the Arts Are Enlivening Communities, Celebrating Diversity, and Pursuing Placekeeping 5/29/18

Creative Placemaking: How the Arts Are Enlivening Communities, Celebrating Diversity, and Pursuing Placekeeping
Tuesday, 05/29/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC Museum of Art and Design
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Professor Markusen’s talk traces the origins of “Creative Placemaking” and reviews its current features and challenges, including building partnerships, securing funding, incorporating diversity, and avoiding displacement. Using cases from around the US, she explores how artists and art forms (music, theater, dance, visual art, writing) are central to its success.
Respondent: Dr. George Yúdice (University of Miami)

Opening Reception for Karen Rifas 5/23/18

Opening Reception for Karen Rifas
Wednesday, 05/23/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free with museum admission

For more than thirty years, Miami-based artist Karen Rifas has amassed a body of work that endeavors to understand and re-imagine space. Well known for her minimal cord and leaf installations, and precise, methodical line drawings, in 2016, Rifas began a focused exploration into the constructive possibilities of color. Employing densely hued shapes and irregular lines, Rifas creates spaces that oscillate between the two- and three-dimensional. Deceptive Constructions surveys this recent body of work for the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in over 10 years. Through variegated floor and sculptural installations, works on paper, and wood panel, Rifas uses a concise language of richly contrasted color to alter our perception of space.

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” Artist Reception  6/14/18

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” Artist Reception 
Thursday, 06/14/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.   
 
The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacán, Mexico and back. 
 
This survey of artists from or living in the path of the monarch, brings to life the Dakota Access Pipeline and the call to build a wall in Mexico as unrelenting issues that create challenges for people native to the Americas — being separated by conceptual categories of indigenous, immigrant, and assimilated. 
 
Like the butterfly, which takes at least four generations to completely navigate its way through middle America with inherited knowledge, these artists also use inherited cultural memory to showcase and explore historical narratives of their respective heritage through abstract techniques. 
 
Artists incorporate processes such as basket weaving, beadwork, copper hammering, and quilting, and materials such as stucco, plaster, ceramics, and feathers, that hold a high degree of resonance within native, immigrant, and brown aesthetics and vernacular cultures. The exhibition also charts the movement of styles and approaches through large spans of time across the Americas, speaking to an inherited means of production and genealogy of form. 
 
William Cordova, a nationally respected Miami-based artist, is one of the artists featured in the exhibition. Other artists include Gina Adams, Carmen Argote, Natalie Ball, Margarita Cabrera, Juan William Chávez, Rafa Esparza, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Guillermo Galindo, Jeffrey Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Donna Huanca, Truman Lowe, Ivan LOZANO, Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marty Two Bulls, Jr, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson, Rodolfo Marron III, Harold Mendez, Mark Menjivar, Ronny Quevedo, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, Josh Rios andAnthony Romero, Guadalupe Rosales, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Francisco Souto, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Mary Valverde, Dyani White Hawk, Nathan Young, and Sarah Zapata.

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly”  5/24/18

Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” 
Thursday, 05/24/2018 – 08/05/2018 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: $5, free for MOCA members and North Miami residents

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will present the group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5, 2018. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated.   
 
The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacán, Mexico and back. 
 
This survey of artists from or living in the path of the monarch, brings to life the Dakota Access Pipeline and the call to build a wall in Mexico as unrelenting issues that create challenges for people native to the Americas — being separated by conceptual categories of indigenous, immigrant, and assimilated. 
 
Like the butterfly, which takes at least four generations to completely navigate its way through middle America with inherited knowledge, these artists also use inherited cultural memory to showcase and explore historical narratives of their respective heritage through abstract techniques. 
 
Artists incorporate processes such as basket weaving, beadwork, copper hammering, and quilting, and materials such as stucco, plaster, ceramics, and feathers, that hold a high degree of resonance within native, immigrant, and brown aesthetics and vernacular cultures. The exhibition also charts the movement of styles and approaches through large spans of time across the Americas, speaking to an inherited means of production and genealogy of form. 
 
William Cordova, a nationally respected Miami-based artist, is one of the artists featured in the exhibition. Other artists include Gina Adams, Carmen Argote, Natalie Ball, Margarita Cabrera, Juan William Chávez, Rafa Esparza, Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez, Guillermo Galindo, Jeffrey Gibson, Sky Hopinka, Donna Huanca, Truman Lowe, Ivan LOZANO, Cannupa Hanska Luger and Marty Two Bulls, Jr, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson, Rodolfo Marron III, Harold Mendez, Mark Menjivar, Ronny Quevedo, Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, Josh Rios andAnthony Romero, Guadalupe Rosales, Carlos Rosales-Silva, Francisco Souto, Rodrigo Valenzuela, Mary Valverde, Dyani White Hawk, Nathan Young, and Sarah Zapata.
  
Admission to MOCA is $5, free for MOCA members and North Miami residents. An artist reception will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 with an admission cost of $10 to the general public, free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.

ProjectArt Group Exhibition Artist Reception at MOCA 5/31/18


ProjectArt Group Exhibition Artist Reception at MOCA
Thursday, 05/24/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami 
770 NE 125th St.,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is hosting a group exhibition of artists from ProjectArt, a nonprofit organization that provides free after-school art classes to underserved youth in public libraries through an artist residency program.

Taking inspiration from the libraries and communities they served for 9 months, these Miami-based, multi-disciplinary artists will come together to showcase the artwork they created during their tenure as ProjectArt Resident Artists. The artists teach, mentor youth, and create new works in eight public libraries across Miami-Dade County.

MOCA and ProjectArt will kick off the 4-day viewing with an opening event on Thursday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. that includes a 7:15 p.m. walk-through led by the artists who will offer exclusive insight into their works.

The exhibition will feature works by Alex Nuñez (Hispanic Branch Library), Anthony Anaya (North Central Branch Library), Blair Butterfield (Homestead Branch Library), Maria Theresa Barbist (Culmer/Overtown Branch Library), Morel Doucet (Arcola Lakes Branch Library), Rosa Naday Garmendia (Little River Branch Library), Rosemarie Romero (Model City Branch Library) and Stuart Sheldon (Edison Branch Library).

The exhibition is on view from May 31 – June 3, 2018

The cost to attend is complimentary.

Jazz at MOCA: LaVie 5/25/18

Jazz at MOCA: LaVie
Friday, 05/25/2018 – 05/25/2018 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is celebrating Haitian Heritage Month with a special performance by singer LaVie as a part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. LaVie’s music breaks through the barriers of traditional gospel by harmonizing her sensational collaboration of Soul, R&B, and Neo-Soul musical styles.
 
LaVie exemplifies her name, which means the “the life” in French, in her music with her energetic stage performances and her infectious personality. LaVie uses her eclectic contemporary sound as a vehicle to encourage and empower her audience to enjoy life.  
 
The public is invited to dance under the stars and enjoy the diverse rhythms of LaVie, rain or shine. Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” by donation.

This event is free and open to the public.

Refresh Live with the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and Housing Authority of Fort Lauderdale Present A Fort Lauderdale Culinary Experience at the New River Inn 5/1/18

Refresh Live with the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and Housing Authority of Fort Lauderdale Present A Fort Lauderdale Culinary Experience at the New River Inn
Tuesday, 05/01/2018 – 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Historic New River Inn at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

Join the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, Refresh Live and the Housing Authority of Fort Lauderdale for “A Fort Lauderdale Culinary Experience at the New River Inn.” This live cooking demo will feature local produce from the Northwest Gardens Community plus local vendors, music and entertainment.

Presented by Refresh Live, the Housing Authority of Fort Lauderdale and the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS). For 56 years, FLHS has brought the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in five historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the 1907 King Cromartie House Museum, the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1905 Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House, the 1899 Replica Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910-present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Invites You to Raise Your Spirits with an Interactive Ghost Tour 5/2/18

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Invites You to Raise Your Spirits with an Interactive Ghost Tour
Sunday, 05/02/2018 – 08:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: $49 plus service fee

Join Paranormal Coast’s hosts on May 2 for a hands-on Interactive Ghost Tour paranormal experience. Your evening begins with a wine bar and light bites in the Lucy Bryan Dining Room. View documentary footage of professional paranormal investigations of the 1905 New River Inn and the 1907 King Cromartie House. Then, the professional ghost hunters will lead you through an exploration of the historic properties and introduce you to the “permanent” guests. We ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts. Are you? Tickets are $49 per person
(plus service fees) and are available at https://bit.ly/2qo3iAf.

Presented by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS), who, for 56 years, has brought the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in five historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the 1907 King Cromartie House Museum, the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1905 Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House, the 1899 Replica Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910-present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/18 – 5/10/18

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Tuesday, 05/01/2018 – 05/10/2018 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Various locations throughout South Florida
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 130 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents.

Join the conversation by following @ConnectMiami305 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and by using the hashtag #10DaysOfConnection to share your experience. Learn more at 10daysofconnection.org.

For any additional questions please contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
joan@radicalpartners.net
(786) 327-3634

Jazz at MOCA: Aaron Lebos Reality ensemble 4/27/18

Jazz at MOCA: Aaron Lebos Reality ensemble
Friday, 04/27/2018 – 06:00 pm –
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161

Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is celebrating National Jazz Appreciation Month with a performance by the Aaron Lebos Reality ensemble as part of its monthly “Jazz at MOCA” series. The powerful and unique music group from Miami, FL, specializing in Jazz, Funk, Rock, R&B, Latin and World Music Jazz, is well-known in South Florida attracting the ears of both extraordinary musicians and mainstream audiences.

The group is comprised of Aaron Lebos, Eric England, Jim Gasior and Rodolfo Zuniga, who on their own are some of the most-in-demand musicians in South Florida and beyond. Together the four musicians bring a unique high energy and intimate musical experience to each show.

The public is invited to dance under the stars and enjoy the diverse rhythms of the Aaron Lebos Reality ensemble, rain or shine. Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Obscura” by Lionel Smit during “Jazz at MOCA” by donation.

Curator Tours In French 4/12/18

Curator Tours In French
Thursday, 04/12/2018 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: free

Join Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ph. D., Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator, for a tour of Midnight in Paris and New York conducted in French.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Hosts Exclusive Behind the Stacks Tour 4/10/18

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Hosts Exclusive Behind the Stacks Tour
Tuesday, 04/10/2018 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hoch Heritage Research Center, Library & Archive at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free with general museum admission. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will host an exclusive “Behind the Stacks” Tour of its Hoch Heritage Research Center, Library and Archive. This unique, exciting and educational tour, in remembrance of the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I, will feature rare books, curated photos and artifacts that highlight diverse perspectives of how residents of Florida and early Fort Lauderdale participated in the Great War. The special program is being held in honor of the 60th anniversary of National Libraries Week and in recognition of National Library Workers Day.

Free with general museum admission. General admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available on line at eventbrite.com or at the door.

For 56 years, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society has brought the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in five historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the 1907 King Cromartie House Museum, the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1905 Philemon Nathaniel Bryan House, the 1899 Replica Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910-present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints.

Tea And Art History: David Hockney Painting And Photography 4/25/18

Tea And Art History: David Hockney Painting And Photography
Wednesday, 04/25/2018 – 02:30 pm – 04:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $40

Attend the Sunny Kaufman Annual Lecture, which includes traditional afternoon tea followed by an art history lecture by Barbara Lynes, Ph.D., Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator, focusing on the painting and photography of David Hockney.

Tea: 2:30 pm

Lecture: 3:30 pm

$40 per person; $35 Museum member. Limited seating, paid reservations required

Jazz at MOCA: Chloe Dolandis 3/30/18

Jazz at MOCA: Chloe Dolandis
Friday, 03/30/2018 – 08:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami is celebrating Women’s History Month with Chloe Dolandis as part of its monthly Jazz at MOCA series. Recognized as a young voice with an old soul, Dolandis moves the audience with her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence.

Appealing to a wide range of audiences and locally recognized, Dolandis’ talents are very versatile and explore multiple genres. Her debut album, “Bring Back the Fever,” is a unique, stylistic blend of jazz, pop and soul, while her EP, “There’s More,” offers a more intimate side of her voice and songwriting abilities. Dolandis’ country song, “One Man’s White Trash (Is Another Man’s Treasure),” was a finalist in the prestigious NSAI Song Contest presented by CMT and her pop/soul song, “Solid Woman,” was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition’s Performance Category.

Get ready for an impactful night of soulful jazz, rain or shine! Guests may also enjoy MOCA’s exhibition “Lionel Smit: Obscura” by donation from 7-10 p.m. during Jazz at MOCA.

Art Roundtable: Cara Despain: Seeing The Scenes 3/20/18

Art Roundtable: Cara Despain: Seeing The Scenes
Tuesday, 03/20/2018 – 03/20/2018 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Cost:

Join us for a conversation with Miami-based artist Cara Despain on the art historical understanding of landscapes as idealized settings and our contemporary perceptions. Despain will reference visual culture starting with the Hudson River School painters to her contemporary depictions of the American landscape.

Cara Despain was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received her BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Utah. Her most recent installation was featured at Fair, an all-women exhibition organized by Spinello Projects during Miami Art Week/Art Basel 2017.

Free for members; $10 non-members. RSVP here or call 954-262-0258.

Lunch may be pre-ordered from the cafe by calling 954-262-0255. View menu here.

Little Dreams Foundation Music Showcase 3/18/18

Little Dreams Foundation Music Showcase
Sunday, 03/18/2018 – 12:00 pm – 03:00 pm
Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway,
Miami, Florida 33132

Cost: Free

Come watch our little big performance! Your kids can’t miss the Little Dreams Foundation’s Music Dreamers showcasing their big talent for a little crowd.
Founded in year 2000 by Orianne and Phil Collins, the Little Dreams Foundation’s mission is to fulfill the dreams of young talents with no financial means.
The Foundation provides training and advices from professional/celebrity mentors to children with talent in music, art and sports.
The foundation continues to guide and support the Little Dreamers in their development to ensure they are trained and prepared to perform at the highest level in their chosen field.

FREE First Thursday Starry Nights Presented by PNC Arts Alive 4/12/18

FREE First Thursday Starry Nights Presented by PNC Arts Alive
Thursday, 04/12/2018, 04:00 pm – 08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: free

Free First Thursdays Starry Nights presented by PNC Arts Alive with FREE museum admission on the first Thursday of every month, from 4 – 8 pm.

Enjoy:

2-for-1 specials on wine and craft beer
light bites in the Museum Café
free admission to exhibitions
hands-on art projects for all ages.
Schedule:

Micro Mini Muse (children ages 3 – 5) : 5- 7:30 pm

Mini Muse (children ages 5-10): 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Drop-In Arts for teens and adults: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

FREE and open to the public. For more information, please call 954-262-0258.