Space Adventure Immersive Exhibit 7/7/22 – 8/31/22

Space Adventure Immersive Exhibit
Thursday, 07/07/2022, 10:00 am – 06:00 pm – 08/31/2022
Mana Wynwood Convention Center
318 NW 23rd St
Miami, Florida 33127
Contact Phone Number (954) 314-6500
WebsiteEntry Fee: $24.99 – $99.99

Space Adventure is a must-see, family-friendly, immersive exhibit that celebrates man’s arrival on the Moon. This unique experience features more than 300 original NASA items. During the visit, you will experience a unique journey that goes through five different areas that include: original objects that traveled to the Moon, a Lunar area with a life-sized Lunar Module and Lunar Rover, an Apollo mission control center with original computers, an immersive room simulating a departure to the Moon, educational videos, sensory spaces, VR experiences, and many other experiences.
The Space Adventure exhibit will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at www.spaceadventure.us and start at $24.99 for children, $34.99 for adults, $99.00 for Family four-pack and $93.99 for VIP access.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Free Exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale

The eyelashes, nails and wigs are on as History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers,” in honor of PRIDE Month (June 2022). This exciting and interactive free experience at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will pay tribute to the drag community who tirelessly entertain and support philanthropic endeavors.

It will be a night to remember as six drag pioneers are celebrated – South Florida’s own Nikki Adams, Tiffany Arieagus, Cathy Craig, Daisy Deadpetals, Electra and Latrice Royale. These treasured performers are being recognized for their longevity, entrepreneurship, roles on local television and international fame. The exhibit will include past and present images, videos, costumes and artifacts that tell the story of their illustrious careers.

The entire drag community will also be celebrated and represented with a “Wall of Fame” sponsored by Lips Fort Lauderdale and designed by acclaimed designer Robert Tabor. This tribute space will showcase many amazing local performers who currently grace the stages in bars, nightclubs, casinos and theater productions.

“I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” is sponsored by Our Fund, HotSpots Media Group, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Hunter’s, OutClique, Stoli, Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 5/31/22

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 05/31/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308
Website
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person, which includes a complimentary drink

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

The eyelashes, nails and wigs are on as History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers,” in honor of PRIDE Month (June 2022). This exciting and interactive free experience at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will pay tribute to the drag community who tirelessly entertain and support philanthropic endeavors. Tickets are now on sale for the opening reception, which also serves as the official Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff event celebration, on Tuesday, May 31, from 6 – 8 p.m., at Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

It will be a night to remember as six drag pioneers are celebrated – South Florida’s own Nikki Adams, Tiffany Arieagus, Cathy Craig, Daisy Deadpetals, Electra and Latrice Royale. These treasured performers are being recognized for their longevity, entrepreneurship, roles on local television and international fame. The exhibit will include past and present images, videos, costumes and artifacts that tell the story of their illustrious careers.

The entire drag community will also be celebrated and represented with a “Wall of Fame” sponsored by Lips Fort Lauderdale and designed by acclaimed designer Robert Tabor. This tribute space will showcase many amazing local performers who currently grace the stages in bars, nightclubs, casinos and theater productions.

Memorable tribute performances will be done by Joanna James, Velvet Lenore and Erika Norell. Presentation hosts will be Shawn Palacious and Joe Posa as Joan Rivers with DJ Aulden Brown. Lips Fort Lauderdale, Stoli and Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar will provide light bites and libations.

“I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” is sponsored by Our Fund, HotSpots Media Group, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Hunter’s, OutClique, Stoli, Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Tickets to the May 31 Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff and opening reception for History Fort Lauderdale’s “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” are $25 per person which includes one complimentary drink. Visit https://bit.ly/HFLIAmWhatIAm2022 for tickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 5/31/22

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 05/31/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets are $25 per person which includes one complimentary drink

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

The eyelashes, nails and wigs are on as History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, presents “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers,” in honor of PRIDE Month (June 2022). This exciting and interactive free experience at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will pay tribute to the drag community who tirelessly entertain and support philanthropic endeavors. Tickets are now on sale for the opening reception, which also serves as the official Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff event celebration, on Tuesday, May 31, from 6 – 8 p.m., at Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

It will be a night to remember as six drag pioneers are celebrated – South Florida’s own Nikki Adams, Tiffany Arieagus, Cathy Craig, Daisy Deadpetals, Electra and Latrice Royale. These treasured performers are being recognized for their longevity, entrepreneurship, roles on local television and international fame. The exhibit will include past and present images, videos, costumes and artifacts that tell the story of their illustrious careers.

The entire drag community will also be celebrated and represented with a “Wall of Fame” sponsored by Lips Fort Lauderdale and designed by acclaimed designer Robert Tabor. This tribute space will showcase many amazing local performers who currently grace the stages in bars, nightclubs, casinos and theater productions.

Memorable tribute performances will be done by Joanna James, Velvet Lenore and Erika Norell. Presentation hosts will be Shawn Palacious and Joe Posa as Joan Rivers with DJ Aulden Brown. Lips Fort Lauderdale, Stoli and Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar will provide light bites and libations.

“I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” is sponsored by Our Fund, HotSpots Media Group, Lips Fort Lauderdale, Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Hunter’s, OutClique, Stoli, Tulio’s Tacos and Tequila Bar and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.”

Tickets to the May 31 Stonewall PRIDE Month Kickoff and opening reception for History Fort Lauderdale’s “I Am What I Am: A Tribute to South Florida’s Drag Pioneers” are $25 per person which includes one complimentary drink. Visit https://bit.ly/HFLIAmWhatIAm2022 for tickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Free Night at the Museum ft. Faith XLVII 5/6/22

Free Night at the Museum ft. Faith XLVII
Friday, 05/06/2022-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
276 NW 26th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a free night at the Museum of Graffiti as we welcome South African multi-disciplinary artist Faith XLVII

Internationally-acclaimed African street and studio artist Faith XLVII will be at the Museum of Graffiti to release a limited edition print of her original work entitled Chant II, a piece featured in the museum’s permanent collection. Chant II speaks to the arson attacks on commuter trains in her native South Africa which severely impacted members of the working class who rely so heavily on the public transportation system. According to Faith XLVII, “The work begs to question the insanity of how, in a time when we as a society most need to nurture and grow and heal, continue to burn and rage and decimate.” Concerns of the human condition appear repeatedly in Faith’s works which can be found in exhibitions and collections around the world.

The print is 18” x 24” on Moab Entrada Rag Natural 290 gsm paper. Limited Edition of 100. Prints will also be available online beginning May 6, 2022 at www.museumofgraffiti.com/shop

Faith will also be signing copies of her book, Ex Animo: 2010 -2018 The Work of Faith Forty Seven.

NOTE: Pre-Registration for this event is required for free entry. Tickets are $16 at the door.

Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” 4/25/22

Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum”
Monday, 04/25/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Facebook
Cost: $75

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fifth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” special event on Monday, April 25, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature an exclusive exhibit tour, live entertainment by Dillard High School Center for the Arts students, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Lux et Veritas, a FAB-funded exhibit, at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on a private tour by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Lux et Veritas explores a transformative period in contemporary art by focusing on a generation of artists of color who attended Yale School of Art for graduate studies between 2000 and 2010. The exhibition’s title alludes to Yale University’s motto, “Lux et Veritas,” which translates from Latin to “Light and Truth.” In the context of this exhibition, the title references how these artists thought with critical complexity about their work and their movement through institutional structures. Featured artists include Mike Cloud, william cordova, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Abigail DeVille, Torkwase Dyson, John Espinosa, Luis Gispert, Rashawn Griffin, Leslie Hewitt, Loren Holland, Titus Kaphar, Jamerry Kim, Eric N. Mack, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Mamiko Otsubo, Ronny Qevedo, Mickalene Thomas, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Shoshanna Weinberger and Kehinde Wiley.

As with similar programs, Yale School of Art, in New Haven, Connecticut, had not been historically diverse, which spurred these art students to form affiliations across the departments of painting, graphic design, sculpture, photography and art history. They filled gaps in the school’s curriculum and counteracted the lack of diversity among the faculty by inviting artists, curators and writers of color as advisors and guest speakers, developing an interdisciplinary forum, publishing art journals, organizing exhibitions and documenting their experiences in video and photography. The relationships they formed at school evolved into communities that networked and provided essential support and feedback for one another, often passing on these efforts beyond graduate study. Their reevaluation of the Western art canon, and commitment to the method and practice of teaching has contributed to a greater recognition of artists of color, challenged stereotypes and enriched the overall shared spaces of learning and thinking about art and the art praxis.

Lux et Veritas provides a public forum in which to address the directions these artists took based on the explorations that began in graduate school and were instilled thereafter in their practice. The exhibition is curated by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator, NSU Art Museum. Mike Cloud (Yale, MFA 2003), william cordova (Yale, MFA 2004), Leslie Hewitt (Yale, MFA 2004) and Irene V. Small, associate professor, Contemporary Art & Criticism, Princeton University (Yale, Ph.D. 2008) are advisors on the exhibition. Oral histories with the artists who attended the School of Art provided significant insight into their experiences, relationships, and work.

Lux et Veritas is presented by S. Donald Sussman and sponsored by Funding Arts Broward.

Champagne and cocktails, culinary delights, and selections by DJ Israel Charles, arts and music program director at Dillard High School Center for the Arts, will add to this festive event. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite black and white cocktail attire.

This event is for FAB members, friends and public supporters of the arts. Tickets for “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” are $75 per person and are available at https://bit.ly/FABNightAtTheMuseum2022. For more information, please call (954) 353-7673 or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

ABSTRK Toy Release Party & Print Signing 3/18/22

ABSTRK Toy Release Party & Print Signing
Friday, 03/18/2022-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
276 NW 26th St,,
Miami, FL 33127, Florida, 33127
Eventbrite
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO
Requiring masks? NO
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for the first public event in our brand new location! We are celebrating the local artist ABSTRK with the release of his collectable vinyl toy, Vampiro, and a Museum of Graffiti exclusive hand embellished print! The Vampiro vinyl collectable is an edition of 200 pieces, and the perfect addition to any collection.

The Tank Brewing will be present and sampling their locally brewed beer. Also, Rabble Wines will be sampling their artisan wine. Tickets for this event are free if you register in advance, or $16 at the door. Be sure to reserve one of the limited collectables or prints now to guarantee your purchase.

MOCA Makers: Japanese Paper Dyeing Featuring Artist Shawna Moulton 3/12/22

MOCA Makers: Japanese Paper Dyeing Featuring Artist Shawna Moulton
Saturday, 03/12/2022-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33161
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? NO

Explore traditional Japanese paper dyeing (orizome-shi) and Japanese bookbinding (wahon) techniques inspired by Shawna Moulton’s travel to Tokushima, Japan. Participants will create their own beautiful and unique patterned papers and choose one for a handmade book cover. Orizome translates to “folded dyeing” and is a timeless Japanese paper-craft technique that combines “origami” paper folding and colored pigment dip-dyeing. While the orizome paper is drying the class will move on to bookmaking and create a Japanese-style notebook.

Art Talk: Jessica Beck and Angie Cruz on Marisol 4/16/22

Art Talk: Jessica Beck and Angie Cruz on Marisol
Saturday, 04/16/2022-, 02:00 pm-
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Continue the opening weekend celebration for Marisol and Warhol Take New York with a dynamic conversation featuring exhibition curator Jessica Beck and author Angie Cruz. Beck and Cruz will discuss the life and work of Marisol while exploring the visibility of female-identified Latinx art and artists in the canons of art and culture in the contemporary United States. Born in Paris to Venezuelan parents, Marisol (Maria Sol Escobar) held a central position in the New York art scene and international Pop movement in the 1960s. Over time, however, she was written out of the white male-dominated narratives of art history, overshadowed by artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. Marisol and Warhol Take New York seeks to reclaim the importance of her practice; reframe the strength, originality, and daring nature of her work; and reconsider her as one of the leading figures of the Pop era.

Songs for Marisol: Roberto Carlos Lange 4/14/22

Songs for Marisol: Roberto Carlos Lange
Thursday, 04/14/2022-, 07:00 pm-
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

In celebration of the opening of Marisol and Warhol Take New York, PAMM presents the newly commissioned multimedia performance Songs for Marisol by Roberto Carlos Lange (aka Helado Negro). The performance will consist of original compositions combined with a selection of Andy Warhol’s films featuring the artist Marisol.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System at Galleria Fort Lauderdale 3/11/22 – 3/31/22

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System at Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 03/11/2022-03/31/2022, 11:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

In honor of Women’s History Month, Galleria Fort Lauderdale will host History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System, a free photo exhibition. Six prominent women of today who are proponents of change, along with their historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community, will be showcased. The photography exhibition runs through March 31 at Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of six new outstanding women of today including Sebrina María Alfonso, music director for South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, founder and owner of Total Marine Solutions, Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO of United Way Broward County, Melanie Dickinson, president and publisher of South Florida Business Journal, Bertha Henry, county administrator for Broward County and Carolyn Michaels, executive vice president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Past pioneering women counterparts to be highlighted include Gertrude Denison (1915-1997), forerunner of Fort Lauderdale’s yachting industry, interior yacht designer for Broward Marine 1960 eventually establishing Yacht Interiors and honored in 1995 with a Showboat magazine lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the marine industry; Ruth Dichtenmueller (1904-1983), teacher, principal, vice president of Community Service Council and general supervisor of Broward County Schools; Anne Kolb (1932-1981), journalist, environmentalist, Florida Wildlife Federation Conservationist of the Year 1978 and the first woman to be elected Broward County Commission chair; Juliette Lange (1882-1977), mezzo soprano, musical comedy star vocalist and choir director at St Anthony’s Church also serving as president of the church’s Women’s Club; Eva Oliver (1883-1964), philanthropist, historian, active suffragette and first woman on the local election board, first president of the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club and chair of the committee that named Port Everglades and Lorna Simpson (1913-1995), Fort Lauderdale Daily News columnist, society editor/writer for Daytona Beach Sun-Record and WKAT writer and producer.

Last year’s inaugural Women Trailblazers, Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of Visit Lauderdale and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, went on to become part of History Fort Lauderdale’s permanent exhibition space housed in the New River Inn.

“Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” is presented by Memorial Healthcare System and is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, United Way of Broward County, South Florida Business Journal, City & Shore PRIME magazine and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about Galleria Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System Reception at Galleria Fort Lauderdale 3/10/22

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System Reception at Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 03/10/2022-, 05:30 pm-07:30 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Tickets for the special March 10 recognition ceremony preview honoring the six local women of today are $35 and are available at https://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers2022.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Tickets are available, now, for the opening reception of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” presented by Memorial Healthcare System on Thursday, March 10, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd). Six prominent women of today who are proponents of change, along with their historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community, will be honored during the preview and recognition ceremony taking place during Women’s History Month and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale. The photography exhibition runs from March 10 – 31 at Galleria Fort Lauderdale.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of six new outstanding women of today including Sebrina María Alfonso, music director for South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, founder and owner of Total Marine Solutions, Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO of United Way Broward County, Melanie Dickinson, president and publisher of South Florida Business Journal, Bertha Henry, county administrator for Broward County and Carolyn Michaels, executive vice president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Past pioneering women counterparts to be highlighted include Gertrude Denison (1915-1997), forerunner of Fort Lauderdale’s yachting industry, interior yacht designer for Broward Marine 1960 eventually establishing Yacht Interiors and honored in 1995 with a Showboat magazine lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the marine industry; Ruth Dichtenmueller (1904-1983), teacher, principal, vice president of Community Service Council and general supervisor of Broward County Schools; Anne Kolb (1932-1981), journalist, environmentalist, Florida Wildlife Federation Conservationist of the Year 1978 and the first woman to be elected Broward County Commission chair; Juliette Lange (1882-1977), mezzo soprano, musical comedy star vocalist and choir director at St Anthony’s Church also serving as president of the church’s Women’s Club; Eva Oliver (1883-1964), philanthropist, historian, active suffragette and first woman on the local election board, first president of the Fort Lauderdale Woman’s Club and chair of the committee that named Port Everglades and Lorna Simpson (1913-1995), Fort Lauderdale Daily News columnist, society editor/writer for Daytona Beach Sun-Record and WKAT writer and producer.

Last year’s inaugural Women Trailblazers, Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of Visit Lauderdale and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute, went on to become part of History Fort Lauderdale’s permanent exhibition space housed in the New River Inn.

As part of the special event, Dillard’s will host a pop-up shop with 10% of its sales benefiting History Fort Lauderdale.

“Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” is presented by Memorial Healthcare System and is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, United Way of Broward County, South Florida Business Journal, City & Shore PRIME magazine, Dillard’s, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

Tickets for the special March 10 recognition ceremony preview honoring the six local women of today are $35 and are available at https://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers2022.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about Galleria Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Locust Projects Art Teacher Appreciation Social by Locust Art Builders (LAB) 2/3/22

Locust Projects Art Teacher Appreciation Social by Locust Art Builders (LAB)
Thursday, 02/03/2022-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Every artist is shaped by the art teachers and mentors who inspired them along the way. To show our appreciation for the invaluable impact you make, Locust Art Builders (LAB) invites you to join us for drinks, lite bites, and, of course, art. Please RSVP & be sure to share with your favorite art teachers.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays Teen Takeover: The Post-Contemporary Chronicles of the PAMM Teen Arts Council 2/12/22

PAMM Free Second Saturdays Teen Takeover: The Post-Contemporary Chronicles of the PAMM Teen Arts Council
Saturday, 02/12/2022-, 01:00 pm-04:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Come join “The Post-Contemporary Chronicles of the PAMM Teen Arts Council,” a free and futuristic family day! Explore artist Zhivago Duncan’s Pretentious Crap, an artwork that illustrates the fictional end of humanity and the repurposing of the world’s machines. Inspired by this sculpture, ponder about relics of the past to create a personal time capsule for the future.

“60 Years of Black Art” Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students at History Fort Lauderdale 2/1/22 – 2/28/22

“60 Years of Black Art” Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/01/2022-02/28/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: 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.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

In celebration of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “60 Years of Black Art,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students, from February 1 – 28. The exhibit, curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, represents historical and contemporary themes of equality from the perspective of students at the very school that was instrumental in overturning segregation laws in the City of Fort Lauderdale 51 years ago. The exhibit will be open to the public at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale and will be accessible as a digital experience on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

“60 Years of Black Art,” will feature a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, arts and entertainment and the ongoing struggle for inclusion and acceptance. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by AP students Angel Pena, Naima Cornelius, Lewis James, Jennifer Turner and Tay Small, among others.

Joseph received his master’s in fine arts in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a bachelor’s in fine arts, cum laude, from the University of Hartford as a painting major, with an art history minor, and concentrations in printmaking and graphic design studies. Joseph also received a prestigious Yale/Norfolk Art and Music Scholarship to further his studies. Currently, he is teaching Advanced Placement studio art classes at his alma mater Dillard Center for the Arts where he has been strengthening the visual arts program since 1999.

“60 Years of Black Art,” is one of several engaging multicultural experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a visual narrative weaving the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of stories and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latin, Native American and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“60 Years of Black Art,” is sponsored, in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Visit Lauderdale.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory. Subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

ScreenDance Miami Festival 2022 1/22/22

ScreenDance Miami Festival 2022
Saturday, 01/22/2022-, 12:00 pm-03:30 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Adults – $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Miami Light Project for the ninth year of ScreenDance Miami. ScreenDance Miami, an annual celebration of the best in dance on film from Miami and from around the world, offers skill-developing workshops, filmmaker spotlights, and screenings. PAMM will host the festival’s Miami Locals Short Films and Films From Abroad Short Films.

Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” 1/10/22

Funding Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum”
Monday, 01/10/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $75 per person

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fifth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” special event on Monday, January 10, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature exclusive exhibit tours, live entertainment, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience The Art of Assemblage, Margarita Cano: 90 Years and Jared McGriff: Where We Are You at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on a private tour by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

The Art of Assemblage features sculptures composed of found objects and repurposed materials in inventive and fanciful ways. In the practice of assemblage, materials such as scrap metal, broken shells, tattered fabrics and discarded toys are salvaged and brought together in unexpected combinations, creating poetic abstractions of everyday life. The exhibition is drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection and includes recent acquisitions to the Museum’s permanent collection by artists John Outterbridge, Vanessa German, Pablo Cano, and a collaborative work by Jorge Pardo and Jason Rhoades. It also includes works by Christian Holstad, Ernesto Neto and Jessica Stockholder, and significant artworks from the Museum’s collections of African and CoBrA art. This exhibition is curated by Ariella Wolens, Bryant-Taylor curator.

Margarita Cano: 90 Years celebrates Miami-based artist Margarita Cano’s remarkable long life and records her transition from Cuba to America, scientist to art services librarian, and finally, to a painter of dreams. This exhibition will encapsulate Cano’s multi-disciplinary practice as a self-taught artist whose creativity has manifested through wondrous miniature books, votive portraits, landscapes paintings, prints and photographs. Cano’s art is a portal into a celestial world in which memories are transformed into sacred visions of life and loss. This exhibition is curated by Bonnie Clearwater with Ariella Wolens. This exhibit is sponsored by Rita Holloway.

The first solo museum exhibition of Miami artist Jared McGriff, Where We Are You, showcases his dreamlike paintings that remain timeless, even as he integrates his family’s history of migration from the rural south to the rural west of Oklahoma and California into the realities of the present. The exhibition’s title, Where We Are You, encapsulates notions of African Ubuntu philosophy, where the individual becomes the whole through the experience of the group. McGriff’s compositions of single and grouped figures embody the guiding principle for many early cultures that each individual’s actions impact others and society. This exhibit is curated by Bonnie Clearwater and sponsored by Sandra Muss.

Champagne and cocktails, culinary delights, and selections by Israel Charles, arts and music program director at Dillard High School, will add to this festive event. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite black and white cocktail attire.

Tickets for “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” are $75 per person and are available at fundingartsbroward.org. For more information, please call (954) 353-7673 or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

Voices of Our Community: Race, Risk, and Resilience – LIBERTY CITY 12/17/21

Voices of Our Community: Race, Risk, and Resilience – LIBERTY CITY
Friday, 12/17/2021-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Carrie Meek Senior Center (Charles Hadley Park)
1350 NW 50 street,
Miami, Florida, 33142
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Cost: FREE

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The two-hour Liberty City community event is a creative arts showcase of residents sharing their perspectives on race, risk, and resillence under the weight of the inequalities surrounding disaster and economics.
Community artists and residents will share their experiences and insights through oral histories, performances, and various art mediums. Refreshments will be served.

6:00 – 7:00 pm ARTWALK Featuring Liberty City Artists (appetizers served)
7:00-8:00 pm Creative Arts Program Featuring community groups, theater, and individuals artistically sharing their experiences.

FREE EVENT – FREE PARKING

The Shakespeare Sound Company Presents A Christmas Carol LIVE Free Event at History Fort Lauderdale 12/17/21 12/17/21

The Shakespeare Sound Company Presents A Christmas Carol LIVE Free Event at History Fort Lauderdale 12/17/21
Friday, 12/17/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will be home to a unique presentation of A Christmas Carol LIVE by The Shakespeare Sound Company (SSC). This holiday classic will feature a live staged physical performance by six actors portraying approximately 50 characters via quick costume and prop/scenery changes. The free spectacle will take place on the lawn of the New River Inn.

The Shakespeare Sound Company is a multimedia performance company dedicated to education, community, and exploring modern problems with a classical twist. Its mission is to provide affordable theatre for the whole family primarily with radio productions, as well as touring opportunities and live performances meant to inspire, educate, and convict. SSC primarily focuses on classical pieces to revive historical literature to prove it can be fun, challenging, and easy-to-understand. Part of achieving this mission includes partnering with historical venues and local businesses to host events, allowing patrons to not just see history portrayed, but to live it.

Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic-style blankets to experience the show.

Rock the Ribbon World AIDS Day Kick Off Presented by World AIDS Museum and Galleria Fort Lauderdale 12/1/21

Rock the Ribbon World AIDS Day Kick Off Presented by World AIDS Museum and Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, 12/01/2021-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will kick off World AIDS Day on December 1 with Rock the Ribbon, a public event designed to raise awareness and voices in unison for global health!

Rock The Ribbon will commence at 8:30 a.m. with a gathering of elected officials including City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Special performances by the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus under the direction of Gary Keating, Camie Liz and DJ Aulden Brown will add flair to rock the crowd. The event will take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at WAM’s Rock The Ribbon page.

The public is also invited to view a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt which portrays powerful stories of activism, love, healing, hope and remembrance to connect the story of HIV/AIDS to the important issues impacting our nation, today. The quilt is on display through Dec. 10.

According to National AIDS Memorial, 40 years into the AIDS pandemic, more than 700,000 lives in the U.S. have been lost to AIDS and more than 1.1 million people live with HIV and an estimated 1 in 7 people do not know they have HIV. In the last figures reported in 2018, Black/African American gay and bisexual men account for the largest number of new HIV diagnoses.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt was conceived in November of 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones. On October 11, 1987, the Quilt was displayed for the first time on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. It covered a space larger than a football field and included 1,920 panels. Today, the AIDS Memorial Quilt is an epic 54-ton tapestry that includes nearly 50,000 panels dedicated to more than 105,000 individuals. It is the premiere symbol of the AIDS pandemic, a living memorial to a generation lost to AIDS and an important HIV prevention education tool. With hundreds of thousands of people contributing their talents to making the memorial panels, and tens of thousands of volunteers to help display it, the Quilt is considered the largest community arts project in history.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Display and World AIDS Day kickoff ceremony are sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Our Fund, Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Florida Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

For more information, please visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org or call (954) 390-0550.

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 11/21/21

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 11/21/2021-01/09/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 am
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will celebrate the significant contributions of local Seminole artists during Native American Heritage Month in November with a new exhibit, “A Return to Self: The Art of Healing.” The exhibit highlights new contemporary works by Seminole artists that reflect upon paths to self-expression, an appreciation of daily tasks and a determination to provide the best possible care for self, family and community during the ongoing global pandemic. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, November 21, at 10 a.m. with a VIP tour followed by an artist meet and greet and art talk at 1 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to participate in the exhibit’s premiere in- person or online at https://bit.ly/HFLAReturnTofSelf2021.

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” will remain on view at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Inn through January 9, 2022. As a featured Cultural Institution, complimentary admission will be extended to Art Basel First Choice or Preview cardholders.

Curated by Tara Chadwick and Tia Blais-Billie, “A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” will showcase a variety of contemporary and traditional media including oils, acrylics, fiber, glass, metals, mixed media and digital art from 25 Seminole artists spanning 5 generations: Elgin Jumper, Eden Jumper, Durante Blais-Billie, Tia Blais-Billie, Iretta Tiger, Brian Zepeda, Corinne Zepeda, Erica Dietz, Ruby Dietz, Wilson Bowers, Jessica Osceola, Alyssa Osceola, Jackie Osceola, Jacob Osceola, Madeline Osceola, Samuel Tommie, Daniel Tommie, Carla Cypress, Danielle Nelson, Donna Frank, Stephanie Hall, Nicholas DiCarlo, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Leroy Osceola, and the late Jimmy Osceola.

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing” is one of several insightful multicultural experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a visual narrative weaving the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of stories and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“A Return to Self: The Art of Healing,” is sponsored, in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. With additional support from Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

History Fort Lauderdale 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 online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Harvey E. Oyer, III 10/14/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Harvey E. Oyer, III
Thursday, 10/14/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature beloved award-winning children’s author, adventurer and historian Harvey E. Oyer, III on the next October 14 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorOyer.

Harvey E. Oyer, III is a fifth generation Floridian and is descended from one of the earliest pioneer families in South Florida. He is the great-great grandson of Captain Hannibal Dillingham Pierce and his wife Margretta Moore Pierce, who in 1872 became one of the first non-Native American families to settle in Southeast Florida. Oyer is the great-grandnephew of Charlie Pierce, the subject of his best-selling children’s book series, Adventures of Charlie Pierce, which has won numerous awards. Copies of the series are available for purchase at www.theadventuresofcharliepierce.com.

A partner in the law firm of Shutts & Bowen LLP and formerly an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law and an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University Honors College, Oyer is a fifth generation native Floridian and served for seven years as the chairman of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He served as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and is presently a director of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Good Samaritan Hospital, the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, and the South Florida Science Center.

Oyer has received numerous awards, including selection into Best Lawyers in America, the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Service, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In 2010, he was awarded the Judge James R. Knott Historical Contribution Award by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. In 2009, The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation gave him their Individual Distinguished Service Award and in 2008 the Florida Association of Museums named him Trustee of the Year. He was named one of the 100 Most Influential Floridians by Florida International magazine and one of the 25 Most Powerful People in Palm Beach County by the Palm Beacher magazine. Oyer is a noted writer and lecturer on topics ranging from law, history, and archaeology to international laws regarding antiquities trafficking and cultural property protection. He holds degrees in economics, archaeology, and law, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a Rotary Foundation Scholar at the Australian National University. Oyer holds a master’s degree in archaeology from Cambridge University and worked in various parts of the world as an underwater archaeologist. He is a member of the Explorers Club, has skied to the North Pole, and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.

Oyer joins esteemed writers including New York Times bestselling author Laura Duksta, Cesar A. Becerra, Dr. Joe Knetsch, Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus novelists Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida 10/30/21

25th Annual History Fort Lauderdale History Makers Fundraiser Honoring The Denison Family & Marine Industries Association of South Florida
Saturday, 10/30/2021-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
Superyacht Pavilion at Pier Sixty-Six
2301 SE 17th Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33316
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Cost: $100 (online service charges not included); Tickets are limited.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, has set the date of Saturday, October 30, at 6:30 p.m., for its 25th annual History Makers fundraiser at the Superyacht Pavilion facility on the south grounds of Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (2301 SE 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale). The special event, taking place during this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, will honor the Denison Family (Denison Yachting), Broward County yachting industry forerunners, with a History Makers Pioneer Family Award and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) CEO Phil Purcell will accept a Legacy Business Award for the organization’s 60+ years of industry and service at the event that commends individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Denison Yachting (formerly Broward Marine) and its workforce were largely responsible for much of the marine industry that developed over the course of their 50 years of yacht construction that started on the south fork of the New River in Fort Lauderdale. In 1948, on their honeymoon, Frank and Gertrude Denison decided to buy a boat yard on the New River and shortly, thereafter, became the largest employer in Broward County, as well as the largest defense contractor in Florida. The contracts they secured for the construction of US Navy minesweepers during this time period led to the construction of large motor yachts. The Denison’s yachting business, launched in the early 1950s with the construction of the largest yacht built in the US, post WWII, the ALISA V, eventually led them to become most prolific large yacht builder in the world in 1993. The first of only two yacht builders in the US to have received this recognition.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), now celebrating its 60th anniversary, is the largest marine trade organization in the Southeast United States. It is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and growing the 111,000 middle class jobs in Broward County and 142,000 jobs regionally in marine businesses promoting boating lifestyles from family cruising and fishing to yachts and the goods and services that sustain them, driving the economic output to $8.9 billion in Broward County and $12 billion regionally. Created in 1961, the nonprofit trade group is focused on the sound growth of the marine industry in the South Florida Region to benefit its members, their customers, communities and the environment. The Association has over 500 members in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties and is the owner of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Through the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, advocacy efforts, programs and services of MIASF have combined to raise the professionalism of the industry and awareness of its impact and contributions by the public, elected, and regulatory officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Members have fostered a reputation for the region to be known as the goods and service center of the world for the yachting and marine community.

Previous History Maker honorees have included The Forman Family, “Alligator Ron” Bergeron, City Commissioner Steven Glassman, developer Dev Motwani, H. Wayne Huizenga, Chris Evert and Jimmy Evert, The Sun-Sentinel, Winterfest and Susan and Buddy Lochrie.

History Fort Lauderdale’s 2021 History Makers fundraiser is presented by Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center, Roscioli Yachting Center and Ocean Wine & Spirits. It is sponsored at the platinum level by Bradford Marine, Rick Case Automotive, Informa Markets and Tavistock with additional support from Hudson Family Foundation, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Lank Oil, Lauderdale Marina, Lawless, Edwards & Warren, Rybovich, Tripp Scott, Derecktor, Gray Robinson, Westport Yachts, International Yacht Brokers Association, Merrimac Ventures, Engineered Yacht Solutions, Westrec Marinas, J.R. Dunn, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A., Teakdecking Systems, Nautical Structures and Moore & Company.

Tickets for this year’s 25th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2021 or via email at info@flhc.org. Tickets are limited.

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

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale” at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 10/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale” at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 10/11/2021-11/01/2021, 11:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Making Waves: A Visual History of the Marine Industry in Fort Lauderdale,” from October 11 through November 1, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd). The exhibit, serving as an extension of History Fort Lauderdale’s newest permanent installation, “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” is designed to coincide with the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and chronicles the marine pioneers and companies that contributed to the city’s rise to yachting fame.

This free engaging exhibit showcases nearly 40 never-before-displayed hand-tinted, black and white and color photos and illustrations from the 1890s to the present. Included are images of Seminole ancestors in dugouts navigating waterways, aerial views of Bahia Mar and Lauderdale Marinas, Pier Sixty-Six pre-construction, Intracoastal cruising, Broward Marine and King Boat Works craftsmen and more. Also included will be a tribute to this year’s 25th anniversary History Fort Lauderdale History Makers event honorees – the Denison Family (Denison Yachting) and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), now celebrating its 60th anniversary. History Makers, commending individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale, will take place on Saturday, October 30, at the Superyacht Pavilion at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina.

Visitors interested in exploring more of the city’s history in-depth are encouraged to visit the new History Fort Lauderdale exhibit, “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” which, through artifacts and photos, weaves the story of the ever-changing use of Fort Lauderdale’s waterways by following the strokes of the first people to today’s sightseers. Always a means of travel, now a lifestyle, Fort Lauderdale’s waterways have been and continue to be a vital part of community life.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

“Ofrendas” and Florida Día de los Muertos at History Fort Lauderdale 10/3/21

“Ofrendas” and Florida Día de los Muertos at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/03/2021-11/02/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale – New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors and $7 students. Free for members, military and children ages six and under. Some events are free.

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites guests to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. This year’s cultural exhibit, opening Sunday, October 3 and running through Tuesday, November 2, will showcase “Inspiración Frida,” a fine art exhibition by Heather Calderon, and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed plus performances throughout the duration of the exhibit.

“Ofrendas” will kick off with a Family Fun Day opening ceremony on October 3 with Simply Puppet’s shadow puppet storytelling followed by an in-person (and live streamed) Community Conversation about the history of Día de los Muertos later in the month and a closing event Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Skeleton Processional along the Riverwalk and New River Inn.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

Sunday, October 3, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” and “Inspiración Frida” Opening;
Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy art, dance and of course, puppetry featuring Simply Puppets’ “Godmother Death” and sugar skull characters from Florida Day of the Dead. RSVP at https://bit.ly/HFLOfrendas2021

Monday, October 18, at 6 p.m.; Community Conversation: Día de los Muertos
Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for a live (and streaming) Día de los Muertos Community Conversation with the Consulado General de Mexico en Miami and Instituto Cultural de Mexico.
RSVP required at https://bit.ly/HFLOfrendasConversation2021. Doors open at 6 p.m., program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Skeleton Processional; 4 – 8 p.m. Exhibition Closing Event; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale to experience South Florida’s internationally renowned 12th Annual Skeleton Processional featuring giant sugar skull puppets, beautiful costumes, music and more! Plus, it’s the last chance to view the “Ofrendas” exhibition from 4 – 8 p.m. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale, Damn Good Hospitality, Puppet Guild of Fort Lauderdale and Puppet Network.

In compliance with health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting Latin, African American and Caribbean artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts,” a history of the city’s yachting rise to fame, “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

History Fort Lauderdale 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 online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Conversations at MOCA: Book Preview & Celebration for Michael Richards: Are You Down? 9/29/21

Conversations at MOCA: Book Preview & Celebration for Michael Richards: Are You Down?
Wednesday, 09/29/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing?
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Providing hand sanitizer?

MOCA will present “Conversations at MOCA: Book Preview & Celebration” – a preview and celebration of the forthcoming monograph Michael Richards: Are You Down?, scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. The monograph is co-published by MOCA North Miami and New York Consolidated (N-Y-C). The virtual preview brings together Edwidge Danticat, monograph contributor, acclaimed Miami-based author and MacArthur Fellow, with Camille Crain Drummond, editorial director at N-Y-C with particular interest in Michael Richards’ work as a descendant of a Tuskegee Airman. Danticat and Crain Drummond will discuss the wide-ranging themes in Richards’ dynamic artistic practice, including references to flight, the Tuskegee Airmen, Caribbean and African American histories, and more.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Laura Duksta 9/9/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Laura Duksta
Thursday, 09/09/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm

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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

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History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature New York Times bestselling children’s author Laura Duksta on the next September 9 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorDuksta .

Laura Duksta is an Ambassador of Love and author of the New York Times bestselling children’s books, l Love You More and I’ll Hug You More. Originally self-published, I Love You More has now sold nearly a million copies in seven languages. Her fourth title, No Matter What, I Love You – You Are My Sister, You Are My Brother, is due for release 2021. Signed copies are available at https://www.lauraduksta.com.

Duksta felt from a young age that she was meant to travel the world, meet her brothers and sisters and share the message of love. She lost all her hair to a condition called Alopecia Areata at the age of eleven. She shares her own hero’s journey to self-love and acceptance, letting us know we have the power to heal and transform our biggest challenges into our greatest gifts. Duksta is fulfilling her mission of generating the conversation of love around the world through her books, school programs and inspirational talks. She has delivered her well-received presentation “Empowering YOU to Shine!” to 100,000+ students and educators across the country, as well as for a diverse array of groups and organizations. Her work has been featured in/on dozens of blogs, magazines, newspapers, radio programs and TV shows, including USA Today, the Miami Herald, the Sun-Sentinel and Boca Magazine, Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Jesse Rafael and more. Some of the biggest hearts in the publishing world endorse Duksta’s books and programs, including Wayne Dyer, and co-authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.

Duksta joins previous novelists Cesar A. Becerra, Dr. Joe Knetsch and Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Conversations at MOCA: Present & Possible—Honoring Michael Richards 9/14/21

Conversations at MOCA: Present & Possible—Honoring Michael Richards
Tuesday, 09/14/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm

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Cost: Free

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2021 marks 20 years since Michael Richards’ tragic passing at the age of 38 in the attacks on September 11, 2001. To honor this anniversary, Richards’ cousin Dawn Dale and “Michael Richards: Are You Down?” co-curators Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin will be in dialogue with filmmaker, visual artist, and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden to discuss the ongoing work of stewarding artists’ legacies. Dale has stored and cared for Richards’ artworks for two decades since Richards’ passing; Fialho and Levin have been engaged with curating Richards’ art since 2016; and McClodden has worked with the estates and archives of artists Brad Johnson, Essex Hemphill and Julius Eastman. Together, their conversation will consider the ongoing work of uplifting underknown Black artists, familial care for those who have passed, and amplifying Richards’ artistic practice in the wake of September 11.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Cesar A. Becerra 8/12/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Cesar A. Becerra
Thursday, 08/12/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Florida historian Cesar A. Becerra on the next August 12 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorBecerra.

Cesar A. Becerra is the author of Orange Blossom 2.0, a soon-to-be-released novel debuting in conjunction with the City of Miami’s 125th anniversary. Orange Blossom 2.0 is based on Becerra’s decades of research that tells the true story of the founding of Miami and the remarkable contributions of landowner, developer and savvy businesswoman Mary Brickell who seems to have been largely overlooked and overshadowed in the pages of our past. The book is available for purchase at www.sofloweird.com/product-page/orange-blossom-2-0

A South Florida historian who’s taken part in chronicling and sharing the stories of the region for more than two decades, Becerra is the author of half a dozen books ranging from hiking the Appalachian Trail to the logging history of the Big Cypress Preserve. Becerra is an avid explorer who drove through all 50 states in a one-year road trip to rediscover America for The Travel Channel. He has also hiked the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, in 388 days through 14 states and 4 seasons. Becerra is former publisher of The Everglade Magazine, an award winning publication printed during Everglades National Park’s 50th anniversary. He has walked, hiked, slogged, canoed, kayaked, airboated and swamp buggied all across the Everglades. In 1997, The Miami Herald named him an “Everglades Evangelist.” Cesar’s love for the past and sense of adventure is where his two worlds unite. He has a penchant for hidden history and knows no boundaries or distances when it comes to searching for it.

Becerra joins previous novelists Dr. Joe Knetsch and Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

The Subway Art History Project! Mural Unveiling with Art Talk & Book Signing 8/7/21

The Subway Art History Project! Mural Unveiling with Art Talk & Book Signing
Saturday, 08/07/2021-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum Of Graffiti
299 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: 16.00

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Mural Unveiling with Art Talk & Book Signing of “What Do 1 Million JA Tags Signify?”

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Dr. Joe Knetsch 7/8/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Dr. Joe Knetsch
Thursday, 07/08/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Florida historian Dr. Joe Knetsch on the next July 8 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorKnetsch.

Knetsch is the co-author with Pamela Gibson of the recently released Florida in World War I (Arcadia Publishing/The History Press, ISBN: 978-1467148290), a historical deep dive into the role a sparsely populated and largely rural Florida played as America plunged into World War I. The book delves into the state’s sacrifices and contributions with a look at its naval accomplishments – the proud USS Florida, too often mentioned as a mere adjunct to the Atlantic Fleet, receives a just accounting, as does the utterly devastating loss of the USS Tampa, the highest death toll the navy suffered in the war. Sunshine State foresters served critical roles abroad, and local libraries became essential hubs for promoting rationing and reporting news from overseas. Floridian aid workers and soldiers training for departure were stricken with the Spanish flu, a pandemic that shook the globe with force equal to the war itself.

Dr. Joe Knetsch is the author of more than 200 articles and 12 books concerning Florida history. This is his sixth book for Arcadia/The History Press and covers an area in which he has a strong interest. He has been a constant reviewer of military history books for the Journal of America’s Military Past and other professional journals. He holds a doctorate from Florida State University and, for 28 years, was the historian for the Division of State Lands, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Since his retirement, he has continued to research and publish history. He lives in Tallahassee with his wife, Linda, and their five cats. Knetsch’s works are available through amazon.com and www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Knetsch joins novelist Y.M. Masson, architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

“The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” at History Fort Lauderdale 7/3/21

“The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/03/2021-09/26/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Entry to the exhibit is free with 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.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? OPTIONAL
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” from Saturday, July 3 through Sunday, September 26. Forman’s colorful impressionist environmentally inspired works will be on display at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

Tim Forman is the third generation of Formans to have been born and reared in South Florida. He first picked-up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17, Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.

Entry to the exhibit is free with 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. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting local, African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

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

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings 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 historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum 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. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 231 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours are available, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. with walking tours available upon special request. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Drink ‘N Draw 6/26/21

Drink ‘N Draw
Saturday, 06/26/2021-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us in Wywnood for complimentary beverages, and walk around the Museum to different stations where artists from Miami’s own FCD Crew will be creating unique works of art on paper. Check out their techniques and various styles. Each work made by artists Grab, Tragek, and Junk will be for sale during the event via silent auction – simply place your highest bid on the list by their station! Music and vibes provided by Miami’s own DJ Klassik!

The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean 6/2/21

The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean
Wednesday, 06/02/2021-06/30/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? NO REPLY

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, in conjunction with nonprofit Island SPACE, will present “The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean” from June 1 – 30 during National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The fine art exhibition, to be showcased in the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue), features imaginative, colorful portraits and slice-of-life scenery from local award-winning artists. An opening welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, June 9, from 6 – 8 p.m., including an in-person and Facebook Live Q&A with the artists.

This is the third staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage. The exhibit will spotlight the works of several Jamaican artist-contributors including photographer and curator David I. Muir sharing a selection of photos from his “Santiago de Cuba” collection which recently placed in the Florida Magazine Association awards for Best Photography. Other artists include Charles “Mark Phi” Smart (philanthropic ARTivist) sharing pieces from his “Jamaica Heroes Modernized” collection, Mark Cameron (painter and photographer) showcasing selections from his “Reggae Icons” and Paul Blackwood (painter) lending landscapes from his general collection.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

Admission to “The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $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 online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Y.M. Masson 6/10/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Y.M. Masson
Thursday, 06/10/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom session

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature Broward County novelist Y.M. Masson on the next June 10 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorMasson.

Masson is the author of When Paris Was Dark (ISBN 978-1-946886-09-5), a story of a young boy’s fear, courage, despair and determination during the World War II German occupation of France. The tale mirrors Masson’ own experiences during this turbulent time. It won third place in the Royal Palm Literary Awards from the Florida Writers Association 2018 competition.

As a young boy Y. M. Masson (Yves) struggled through four years of hardship under German occupation of Paris until he was liberated by the American Third Army. Twenty years later, after having served in the French army in North Africa during the French-Algerian war, he left France for New York City and became a United States citizen in the early seventies. After working as a marketing executive in corporate America, and then running his own consulting business, Masson turned to the arts. He is an accomplished portrait artist, but loves to share his life experiences with his readers. He knows what war does to people and especially to children. His ability to describe their daily fears, their devastating hunger, and the despair of deprivation draws his audience into their conflict.

Masson’s other novels include The War Inside His Mind (ISBN: 978-1-946886-13-2) and Never Give Up (ISBN 978-1-946886-14-9). All works are available at his website at www.ymmassonauthor.com.

Masson joins architect and historic preservation consultant Arthur Jay Marcus, historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FTLHistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Allison Freidin 5/29/21

Allison Freidin
Saturday, 05/29/2021-, 11:00 am-04:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for the launch event of Ras Terms’ new exhibition “Ancient Futurism.” Get the first look inside the new show and enjoy a day packed with artwork and custom screen printing on t-shirts courtesy of Champion Althleticwear. The Museum will also be presenting digital artwork in the form of an NFT (non-fungible token) for the first time ever. Tickets include free limited edition swag bags courtesy of Crown Royal.

Tickets are $16. You can purchase tickets at Museum website – https://www.showclix.com/event/rasterms

Art Talk with Ras Terms 5/30/21

Art Talk with Ras Terms
Sunday, 05/30/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Buy Tickets
Cost: $16

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us for a discussion with legendary graffiti artist Ras Terms who has been painting on walls in Wywnood since the 1980s. The talk will take place during opening weekend of Ras Terms’ latest exhibition entitled “Ancient Futurism.” The talk will be moderated by Museum co-Founder Alan Ket who will focus on the “Ancient Futurism of Wynwood” — an analysis of the past and future of the neighborhood from the lens of an artist. Complimentary cocktails courtesy of Crown Royal.

Tickets are $16. Purchase tickets at our website – https://www.showclix.com/event/talk-with-terms

BYOBike Street Art Tour 5/22/21 – 6/19/21

BYOBike Street Art Tour
Saturday, 05/22/2021-01/01/2022, 10:00 am-11:00 am
Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join us every Saturday for a free street art tour with Wynwood’s best guide: Ryan The Wheelbarrow. Riders must bring their own bikes, water, and helmuts. The tour starts promptly at 10AM in front of the Museum

A Haunting on the River Paranormal Boot Camp 5/29/21

A Haunting on the River Paranormal Boot Camp
Saturday, 05/29/2021-, 06:00 pm-10:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $60 per person (not incl. tax and fees)

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Join Ghostly Experiences at History Fort Lauderdale and discover what it takes to be a true paranormal investigator. At Haunting on the River Paranormal Boot Camp, you’ll learn about the tools paranormal investigators use to explore and explain hauntings. Then, put your knowledge to use by touring some of the oldest historic buildings in Fort Lauderdale – the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum and the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum – while searching for your very own thrilling (or chilling) otherworldly encounter!

$60 per person (not including taxes and/or fees). RSVP at http://bit.ly/HFLHauntingOnTheRiver.

Sponsored by Wicked Cat Clothing and presented by Ghostly Experiences and History Fort Lauderdale. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FTLHistory.

Voices of Hispaniola 5/13/21 – 6/4/21

Voices of Hispaniola
Sunday, 05/13/2021-06/04/2021, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
Island SPACE Caribbean Museum at Westfield Broward
8000 W Broward Blvd. #1422,
Plantation, Florida, 33388
Website
Cost: Adults $10.00 & Children $ 5.00 (12 and under)

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Island SPACE Caribbean Museum at Westfield Broward is excited to unveil its latest exhibition, Voices of Hispaniola. On display May 2-June 4, this exhibition is curated by Jean-Jacques Stephen Alexis and features works of Haitian art by Images of the Tropics and JanJak II.

A reception will take place May 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To attend, please RSVP to: marjorie@islandspacefl.org

Conversation at MOCA: Morel Doucet and Stephen Arboite 5/19/21

Conversation at MOCA: Morel Doucet and Stephen Arboite
Wednesday, 05/19/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

On May 19, MOCA will host Miami-based, Haitian artists Doucet and Arboite with “Art on the Plaza” Curator Amanda Sanfilippo Long in a virtual conversation via Zoom surrounding their collaborative art project and the background of their special North Miami site-specific “Art on the Plaza” project.

Doucet is a Miami-based multidisciplinary artist and arts educator that hails from Haiti. He employs ceramics, illustrations, and prints to examine the realities of climate-gentrification, migration, and displacement within the Black diaspora communities. Arboite, of Haitian descent, was born and raised in New York City and now resides in Miami. Arboite’s work considers beauty outside of classical aesthetic paradigms and places emphasis on spiritual transformation and evolution of human consciousness.

Green Space Miami, whose mission is to be a catalyst for action through community partnership and collaborations, is the Green Family Foundation’s new art space guided by the foundation’s principles of inclusion, community empowerment and education. Doucet and Arboite are two of the ten awardees of the inaugural Green Space Miami grant.

Virtual Jazz at MOCA: Lando & The Infinite Sadness 4/30/21

Virtual Jazz at MOCA: Lando & The Infinite Sadness
Friday, 04/30/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

On Friday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m., the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) presents Lando & The Infinite Sadness as part of its monthly “Virtual Jazz at MOCA” series. Lando & The Infinite Sadness melds jazz, down tempo beats, and soul together for a beautiful listening experience. “The musical conception of Josue Vargas and Ben Stocker, Lando & The Infinite Sadness was born bouncing ideas over emails between Pembroke Pines, Florida, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With aspirations of writing soundtracks in film and working with admired artists, Vargas and Stocker have created an alternate world of their own of gloomy polyphonic dissonance later accompanied by avant-garde moments of vividly colored peace.” J. Bobman, Artist Bio (2020)

Since the onset of COVID-19, MOCA suspended the Jazz at MOCA concert series due to health protocols. With the goal of ensuring the continuity of Jazz at MOCA, the museum will launch the program virtually, in partnership with WDNA Radio—South Florida’s premier jazz radio station. Hosted by WDNA’s Carter Jackson-Brown, the virtual series will feature the best of South Florida’s young and innovative musicians. The concert will take place virtually on the last Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

To watch live, visit: https://mocanomi.org/virtual-jazz-at-moca/

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Arthur Jay Marcus 5/13/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Arthur Jay Marcus
Thursday, 05/13/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer Arthur Jay Marcus on the next May 13 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorMarcus.

Arthur Jay Marcus, an architect, photographer and historic preservation consultant, is the author of The Architecture of Whimsy: Mid-20th-Century Architecture in South Florida, a lexicon examining the quixotic architectural expressions fund on select Mid-20th-Century Modern commercial buildings in South Florida. Showcasing the work of 13 noted architects from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale, it highlights the decorative details and gestures – swooping overhangs, brise soleil, cheese holes and arches and screening – that expressed the era’s shiny optimism and the region’s carefree resort culture. With brief biographies of architects and street maps pinpointing the location of each building, this book offers tourists, architects, history buffs and preservationist a new context and appreciation for these works of art, many of which are endangered. The book is available on Amazon.

Architecture and photography have been Marcus’ life-long passions from an early age. While maintaining an architectural studio in South Beach for 24 years prior to moving to Fort Lauderdale about six years ago, Marcus continued to take photographs of the south Florida architectural environment. His practice currently specializes in historic preservation consulting. A native of Philadelphia, Marcus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University and a Master of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Marcus joins historian John Bailey, plus authors Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui” 4/19/21

Funding Arts Broward’s A Night at the NSU Art Museum Featuring a Virtual Tour of “The World of Anna Sui”
Monday, 04/19/2021-, 05:30 pm-06:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), leading arts ambassadors in Broward County, will present A Night at the NSU Art Museum, a virtual program, on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, FAB member and director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, this free “friend”raiser program will feature a tour of the museum’s newest exhibit, “The World of Anna Sui.” The presentation will also introduce “Eric N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room” and “Iké Udé: Select Portraits,” two other exhibits on display. A Q & A session will follow the tour and presentation.

Dedicated to supporting, sustaining and enriching the arts in our community, FAB creates captivating programming, entertainment and events for its members and the public that spotlights our region’s unique cultural offerings.
This is the eighth installment of the FAB Presents virtual pop-up series. Previous programs are available on FAB’s YouTube channel.

Thematically arranged, the exhibition explores Sui’s lifelong engagement with an array of ‘archetypes’ including the rock star, the schoolgirl, the punk, nomads, and surfers — motifs that are featured throughout her work. Hallmark outfits include Sui’s “Silver Peruvian Ensemble” and iconic sequined silk organza “Babydoll Dress” from Spring 1994. Items on view also include fashions worn by Sui’s personal style icons who include Anita Pallenberg and Jane Holzer.

The range of different styles on display emphasize Anna Sui’s consistent design approach as she incorporates her current passions into every garment. As it celebrates American fashion, the exhibition also provides a fascinating guide to the history of American pop culture, and an inside look into the creative process and unique world view of this iconic designer whose daring and experimental approach to design has become a mainstay of the international fashion scene.

“The World of Anna Sui” is organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London and is curated by Dennis Nothdruft.

To RSVP for FAB’s virtual A Night at the NSU Art Museum, please visit http://bit.ly/FABNightAtNSUArt2021.

To learn more about FAB including how to become a member or support the arts, visit www.fundingartsbroward.org or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

Join Photographer Lisette Morales & Friends for a Free Virtual Tour and Earth Day Celebration of Her New History Fort Lauderdale Exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters” 4/22/21

Join Photographer Lisette Morales & Friends for a Free Virtual Tour and Earth Day Celebration of Her New History Fort Lauderdale Exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters”
Thursday, 04/22/2021-, 04:00 pm-
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Cost: Free, virtual event

Join photographer Lisette Morales and friends for a free virtual tour and Earth Day celebration of her new History Fort Lauderdale exhibition, “Beyond the Shimmering Waters.”

Women’s work matters. And more than ever, the role of women in maintaining households, communities and our global environment is an integral aspect at all levels of decision making. Lisette Morales is an award winning photojournalist whose work highlights women actively working to protect the rights of future generations on Earth. Her brand new works on view include a range of female identifying South Florida history makers from a variety of backgrounds, all with one thing in common: an unstoppable love for Mother Earth.

Join us as we welcome Lisette and her special guest, Lupita Vázquez Reyes, who will be on location from a community garden in Immokalee to remind us of the many ways we can honor the Earth in everyday life. Lupita is one of several community collaborators featured in this heartwarming exhibition bridging the shimmering waters of the everglades.

Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually tour, discuss and celebrate the life and legacy of local women making history this Earth Day.

Presented by History Fort Lauderdale. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Special thanks to Love the Everglades Movement for providing technical support.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on YouTube.

Conversation at MOCA: Studio AMLgMATD with Curator Amanda Long 4/14/21

Conversation at MOCA: Studio AMLgMATD with Curator Amanda Long
Wednesday, 04/14/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Join the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) for a virtual conversation with artists Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova, the principles of Studio AMLgMATD, with “Art on the Plaza” Curator Amanda Sanfilippo Long about their collaborative art practice and the background of their special Art On The Plaza project.

Studio AMLgMATD is a Miami-based collaborative studio established by Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova in 2014. Studio AMLgMATD experiments in works of art, design objects, and environments reflect their love of unusual and overlooked materials. AMLgMATD’s method consists of incorporating historical and geographical research into their visual language, playing with the sense of nostalgia, the application of familiar materials onto new forms and unexplored materials into familiar settings, and redefining their surroundings with humor.

In January 2021, the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) launched “Art on the Plaza,” a year-long series of newly commissioned, temporary public artworks by Miami-based artists on MOCA Plaza. Featured artists include: Reginald O’Neal, Studio AMLgMATD (Laz Ojalde and Natalie Zlamalova), a collaborative presentation by Morel Doucet and Stephen Arboite, Nice N’ Easy (Allison Matherly & Jeffrey Noble) and Najja Moon. The museum will host a series of virtual programs to coincide with the art installations throughout the year.

MOCA’s “Art on the Plaza” program is made possible with major support from the NMCRA. Completed in October 2018, the MOCA Plaza renovation was made possible due to a grant from the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (NMCRA) to cover construction costs of nearly 33,000-sq.-ft. of brick pavers, new landscaping, new LED lights and necessary equipment.

To RSVP, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_avdz8FobRtO8re3DYIxfbg

History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Open Air Market, Sundays in Downtown 4/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Open Air Market, Sundays in Downtown
Sunday, 04/11/2021-, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, has brought back its popular New River Open Air Market. Beginning Sunday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and each consecutive Sunday thereafter, residents and visitors can enjoy browsing handmade goods and treats on the historic campus, in a socially distanced atmosphere, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set along the banks of the New River under the shade of historic live oaks, the Open Air Market will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of curated locally made crafts, farm-fresh vegetables, fresh-baked bread and pastries, specialty plants including orchids and succulents, organic food, natural health and beauty products and more. Gourmet bites and beverages will be available to purchase onsite. Live music and a tattoo artist will add another artistic dimension to this community event.

Admission to the New River Open Air Market is free, however, guests are encouraged to take advantage of History Fort Lauderdale’s renowned tours and museums. 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 at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow History Fort Lauderdale on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring John Bailey 4/8/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring John Bailey on April 8
Thursday, 04/08/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer/historian John Bailey on the next April 8 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorBailey.

Bailey is author of A New River Runs Through It, an exciting, comprehensive story of a river and the city that grew up along its banks. Beginning with the legend of how the river acquired its name, this narrative brings to life the story of the rugged men and women who settled along it and built the city of Fort Lauderdale into a world class international business and financial center. It ends with the latest events: the recent expansion of rail commuter service, the city’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic, and a look forward to our future. The book is available on Amazon and in signed editions at History Fort Lauderdale’s Museum Shop.

In 1946, at the age of nine, John Bailey arrived at the New River with his parents. He attended several of the area’s different schools – West Side, Davie, Naval Air, Central, and Fort Lauderdale High School. Through his various local teachers, Bailey developed an abiding interest in his home town. Many of his personal experiences of growing-up and living along the River are sprinkled throughout this book. His previous best selling history books include Sentinel of the Jersey Cape, The Story of the Cape May Lighthouse, Cape Island, The Jewel of the Jersey Shore and Juet’s Journal, Henry Hudson’s Explorations on the Half Moon.

Bailey joins Kingsley Guy and Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Film Screening: Martha: A Picture Story 3/28/21

Film Screening: Martha: A Picture Story
Sunday, 03/28/2021-, 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
299 NW 25th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Jim Beam presents “Martha: A Picture Story”. Join us on the last Sunday of every month for Museum of Graffiti’s film series under the stars! Movie tickets include admission to the Museum along with complimentary spirits. Guests will grab a chair and are required to place it 6 feet away from the next party. Do not miss this month’s movie Martha: A Picture Story, a documentary about Martha Cooper, a legend in the graffiti world thanks to her ground-breaking book Subway Art and how she now finds her place in a new world driven by social media. MUST purchase tickets through our website – https://www.showclix.com/event/martha-cooper.

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center presents Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit by Smiley Pool, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 4/8/21 – 4/30/21

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center presents Through the White Door, an HIV/AIDS Documentary Exhibit by Smiley Pool, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 04/08/2021-04/30/2021, 11:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center will present Through the White Door, a documentary photo project by photojournalist Smiley Pool that portrays the interconnected human experience of families affected by HIV/AIDS, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale (2414 East Sunrise Blvd.) from April 8 – 30. The exhibition, consisting of 40 poignant images from South Africa, Romania, North Carolina, Texas and beyond, depicts the life struggles and triumphs of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS captured by Pool from his inspirational book of the same name.

The Through the White Door photography project by Pool spans over two decades following a remarkable group of people who faced the HIV/AIDS crisis head-on and saved a generation of children. The project began with two newspaper stories at the Houston Chronicle in the 1990s with the rest of the work completed on his vacation time for the 20 years that followed — around his staff photographer positions at the Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News. Over the years he continued to follow one of the first children in the world on a drug trial for highly active antiretroviral therapy until adulthood, and documented the formation and rise of the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) from the organization’s inception in Texas to what it is today – the largest provider of care and treatment for HIV positive children in the world.

The project culminated with an oversized hardcover book with 212 pages of his photography. Text for the book was written by Jessica Johns Pool, his spouse, who is a writer specializing in health care. Together, TTWD is their way of sharing the stories of the extraordinary and inspirational people they have met along the way.

The World AIDS Museum and Educational Center’s presentation of the Through the White Door exhibit is sponsored by The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and supported by the Broward County Cultural Council and Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

For more information about the Through the White Door photo exhibit, please call (954) 390-0550 or visit www.worldaidsmuseum.org.

PAMM Art of the Party 4/17/21

PAMM Art of the Party
Saturday, 04/17/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Join cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters for an unforgettable evening at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, PAMM Art of the Party. This year, Art of the Party will feature both in-person and virtual event options.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Kingsley Guy on March 11 at Noon 3/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Kingsley Guy on March 11 at Noon
Thursday, 03/11/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free, live interactive Zoom

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature writer Kingsley Guy on the next March 11 noon segment of its “Meet the Author,” interactive Zoom series. The new free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month.

Guy is author of Piercing the Veil: A Skeptical Journalist Discovers Unseen Worlds (ttlharmony Publishing). During this special engagement, he will discuss his deeply personal and engrossing memoir of mystifying events and mystical experiences that brought deep and profound meaning to his life – after he had all but given up hope. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorGuy.

Kingsley Guy was employed by South Florida’s Sun Sentinel newspaper for 30 years, including 23 as editorial page editor. During his career, he had assignments in the Middle East, India, Russia, and China, and conversed with hundreds of prominent newsmakers, including John McCain, Hillary Clinton, John Glenn, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Madeleine Albright. He has been a frequent guest on radio and television. Before Piercing the Veil: A Skeptical Journalist Discovers Unseen Worlds, the winner of a prestigious Nautilus Book Award, he wrote the critically acclaimed novel, Queen of the Heavens, set in ancient Egypt. Both books are Amazon #1 Bestsellers and are available on Amazon in print and e-book form.

Kingsley Guy joins Donn R. Colee, Jr. as part of History Fort Lauderdale’s prestigious “Meet the Author” series, a chance to converse with South Florida-based writers, launched in February. The April 8 edition will feature John Bailey, author of A New River Runs Through It. Upcoming novelists will be announced.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

BQE and New River Artist Cooperative Free Mini-quilt Expo to Benefit History Fort Lauderdale 7 3/5/21 – 3/7/21

BQE and New River Artist Cooperative Free Mini-quilt Expo to Benefit History Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 03/05/2021-03/07/2021, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Broward Quilt Expo (BQE) has partnered with New River Artist Cooperative to host a Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser to benefit History Fort Lauderdale and the participating guilds of Broward Quilt Expo. The mini-quilts will be on display at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Inn (231 SW 2nd Avenue) from Friday, March 5, through Sunday, March 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. On March 7, there will be an “Airing of the Quilts” featuring traditional and modern quilts adorning the New River Inn of History Fort Lauderdale and surrounding buildings. Each Quilt Guild will also have quilting fabrics, supplies and items for sale to benefit History Fort Lauderdale. Admission to Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser is free.

Each participating quilter has donated mini-quilts with a Florida theme that will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the respective organizations. The guilds being represented are South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, Coral Spring Quilters, East Sunrise Quilt Guild, Quilting in the Pines, Southern Stars, West Broward Quilters’ Guild, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild and Brian Fitzgerald – artist-in- residence at History Fort Lauderdale’s New River Artist Cooperative. Larger quilts will also be on display to show the community the craftmanship of quilting. BQE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the art of quilting and hosts the largest volunteer quilt expo in South Florida.

The New River Artist Cooperative is comprised of six artist-in-residence studios located on the third floor of the New River Inn. Artist-guided tours are available Monday through Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Visitors who attend the Mini-quilt Expo are encouraged to also visit History Fort Lauderdale’s museums. General admission is $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. Exhibits include the new “Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about the Mini-quilt Expo fundraiser, visit www.browardquiltexpo.com.

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

“Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” a visual narrative by Lisette Morales at History Fort Lauderdale 3/8/21 – 5/28/21

“Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” a visual narrative by Lisette Morales at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 03/08/2021-05/28/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID).

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will celebrate Women’s History Month and World Water Month with “Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” a visual narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales. The exhibit will open on Monday, March 8, International Women’s Day, with a special livestream virtual reception via YouTube where attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with Morales, at 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through May 28 in the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale) and available digitally via History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

“Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” is a project created entirely in 2020 and 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This exhibition at History Fort Lauderdale begins with a series of images highlighting Miccosukee Grandmother and Everglades conservationist Betty Osceola, Panther Clan, and her work promoting respect and awareness for our planet by organizing Indigenous prayer walks through the Everglades. It also highlights a collection of portraits of women who work or live in Immokalee and whose strength and perseverance are admirable and worthy.

Lisette Morales is a Nicaraguan-born photojournalist and interdisciplinary artist based in Florida. Her camera has been her tool for activism since the early ‘90s when she traveled through war-torn areas of Central America, documenting the disruption from military conflicts. After surviving domestic violence in her own life, Morales turned to painting and illustration as a mode of catharsis and self-expression. Her work echoes the feminist worldview that she now embodies and has been featured in numerous publications. In recent years, Morales has returned to photography as her media of choice. Morales was an official delegate to the United Nations Women 2018 Commission on the Status of Women. She is a member of the Artful Activist, Zuma Press, The Authority Collective, ArtAid Naples and Colectivo Liminal.

“Beyond the Shimmering Waters: Everglades + Immokalee Photography,” is one of several stories that History Fort Lauderdale is proud to offer during Women’s History Month. In addition to this exhibit, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will also present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” another photography exhibition, March 4 -31. This exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community. A ticketed exhibition preview and recognition ceremony honoring these women of today and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale will take place on Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., at The Galleria. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Virtual Conversations at MOCA: Napoleon Jones-Henderson in discussion with Carter Jackson Brown 2/17/21

Virtual Conversations at MOCA: Napoleon Jones-Henderson in discussion with Carter Jackson Brown
Wednesday, 02/17/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Details: In honor of Black History Month, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) presents a lively discussion highlighting the new and historic works of artist Napoleon Jones-Henderson, accompanied by music selections and photographs from his extensive archive which documents over 50 years of art and social justice. Moderated by Carter Jackson Brown.
Cost: Free
Virtual via Zoom.
To RSVP, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HNqwxXX9Q_SgLehk6tatAw

Scholl Lecture Series: No More Rulers presents Futura-isms: Futura and Lee Quiñones in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans 2/23/21

Scholl Lecture Series: No More Rulers presents Futura-isms: Futura and Lee Quiñones in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans
Tuesday, 02/23/2021-, 06:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

Join Futura, Lee Quiñones, and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans in a digital talk as they share stories and insights on New York’s art world, past and present. To commemorate Futura’s latest book “Futura-isms,” published by Princeton University Press in association with No More Rulers, Futura speaks with one of his most respected peers and longtime friend Lee Quiñones on growing up in New York’s seminal art movement of the 1980s. The graffiti icons and legendary artists reflect on their longstanding friendship and their processes in their street and studio practice. Artists who have both pioneered cross-disciplinary practices in their own way, Lee Quiñones and Futura reflect on their own evolving identities as artists, and what it means to be a cross-boundary creator today.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Launches with Donn Colee, Jr. 2/11/21

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Launches with Donn Colee, Jr.
Thursday, 02/11/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will launch the first segment of its “Meet the Author,” interactive Zoom series with Palm Beach County-based Donn R. Colee, Jr. author of Legends & Lore of Fort Lauderdale’s New River (Arcadia Publishing/The History Press), on February 11 at noon. The series, featuring local writers of all genres, will continue on the second Thursday of each month.

Colee Jr. is a seventh-generation Floridian and a direct descendent of George Colee, who immigrated to the St. Augustine area from England in 1821. Donn grew up in Orlando but frequently visited relatives in the ancient city, where his curiosity was piqued by stories about a massacre of long-ago family members at Fort Lauderdale’s New River. While the “Colee Massacre” story was later debunked, it refused to die. His Legends & Lore of Fort Lauderdale’s New River began as an attempt to finally resolve the last vestiges of that myth, but the power of New River quickly propelled the book to become a history of the river, its fascinating people, and the transformation of its wilderness into a metropolis. This is his second book. His first, Towers in the Sand, is the history of radio and television stations in Florida and the people who brought them to life. His family has been engaged in Florida broadcasting for three generations. Colee is a member of the Florida Historical Society, History Fort Lauderdale, St. Augustine Historical Society and Historical Society of Palm Beach County. He is a former commissioner of the Florida Inland Navigation District, the state agency responsible for maintenance and improvements of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from Fernandina Beach to Key Biscayne. It was built by a company that was cofounded in 1881 by his great-great-great-grandfather, who became its civil engineer. Donn and his wife, Martha, reside in Palm Beach Gardens.

Upcoming authors will be announced. Viewers may register at http://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthor .

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with
docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory, on Instagram @ftlhistory, on Twitter @FLLhistory and subscribe on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview 3/3/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” Photography Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, 03/03/2021-, 05:30 pm-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: $25

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” a photography exhibition, March 4 -31. The exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community. A ticketed exhibition preview and recognition ceremony honoring the women of today and benefiting History Fort Lauderdale will take place on Wednesday, March 3, at 5:30 p.m., at The Galleria with support from Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women of today including Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Past pioneering women to be highlighted include Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Dr. Susie Holley, prominent philanthropist; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale) and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

A special recognition ceremony will honor the six local women of today on March 3 at 5:30 p.m. Attendees will be first to see the exhibition and enjoy a ceremony to individually recognize each honoree. Opening ceremony tickets are available at http://bit.ly/HFLWomenTrailblazers.

Sponsored by Broward Health Foundation, Broward Community Foundation, City & Shore Magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors viewing the “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” A Photography Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 3/4/21 – 3/31/21

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” A Photography Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, March 4-31
Thursday, 03/04/2021-03/31/2021, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

In honor of Women’s History Month, History Fort Lauderdale and The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will present “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” a photography exhibition, March 4 -31. The exhibit, to be displayed at The Galleria (2414 East Sunrise Blvd), will showcase six prominent women of today who are proponents of change along with historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way for our community.

This engaging 40-image exhibit will celebrate the contributions of outstanding women of today including Kareen Boutros, executive director of Broward Workshop; Lori Chevy, market president of Bank of America; Heather Havericak, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital; Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Broward Community Foundation; Stacy Ritter, president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and Burnadette Norris-Weeks, Esq. of Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLC and founder of the Women of Color Empowerment Institute.

Past pioneering women to be highlighted include Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, author and founder/publisher of the Seminole Tribune; Dr. Susie Holley, prominent philanthropist; Edee Green, award-winning journalist and one of the founders of Kids in Distress in Broward County; Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, prominent suffragette, first school teacher in Fort Lauderdale, philanthropist and part founder of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now History Fort Lauderdale) and Easter Lily Gates, Broward County’s first woman president of the State Supervisors of Elections, among others.

Sponsored by Broward Health Foundation, Broward Community Foundation, City & Shore Magazine, The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors viewing the “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County,” please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Conversations at MOCA: Little by Little the Funereal Splendor of the Ancient and Icy Mansion was being Transformed 2/10/21

Conversations at MOCA: Little by Little the Funereal Splendor of the Ancient and Icy Mansion was being Transformed
Wednesday, 02/10/2021-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Details: This panel will feature an eclectic conversation with Raul De Nieves, Raven Chacon, Miami composer/musician Emile Milgram and T. Wheeler Castillo (Archival Feedback). Moderated by Rob Goyanes. In this installment of Conversations at MOCA, the panel will explore sound art, music, performance art. Panelists will also give us a look into contemporary trends in theses mediums as they share past projects and future plans.
Cost: Free
Virtual via Zoom.
To RSVP, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_k2nUrwSGTQGfS-TCrlZqbQ

“Black History, Black Future,” A Fine Art Exhibit Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students Hosted by History Fort Lauderdale 2/2/21 – 2/28/21

“Black History, Black Future,” A Fine Art Exhibit Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students Hosted by History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/02/2021-02/28/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7 for students (through age 22). Exhibit is also available digitally on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, is proud to spotlight the creativity and contributions of Broward County’s African American community. In honor of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale will host “Black History, Black Future,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students, from February 2 – 28. The exhibit, curated by instructor Celestin Joseph, represents a contemporary view of Black History from the perspective of students at the very school that was instrumental in overturning segregation laws in the City of Fort Lauderdale 50 years ago. The exhibit will be open to the public at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale and will be accessible as a digital experience on History Fort Lauderdale’s YouTube channel.

“Black History, Black Future” will feature a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, arts and entertainment and the ongoing struggle for equality. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by Tayshaun Small and Mikayle Morrison, both currently AP studio art students mentored by Joseph, himself a Dillard alumnus.

“Black History, Black Future,” is one of several insightful experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting additional African American, Caribbean, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with
docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. 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 online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Live Studio Visits: Marielle Plaisir with Iberia Pérez González 1/14/21

Live Studio Visits: Marielle Plaisir with Iberia Pérez González
Thursday, 01/14/2021-, 07:00 am-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Live Studio Visits, a series that highlights local artists through virtual visits with PAMM curators. Get a first-hand look at the artists’ work and practice through this intimate lens.

This month, artist Marielle Plaisir will join in conversation with PAMM’s Andrew W. Mellon Caribbean Cultural Institute Coordinator Iberia Pérez González. They will discuss how Plaisir approaches issues of colonialism alongside those of race and class. She examines the construction of identity by underlining common issues between US Black history and Caribbean history, including labor movements and the fight for equality through literature and philosophy.

MOCA North Miami Hosts Haitian Independence Day Celebration Featuring Inez Barlatier, Jan Sebon and Fabienne Josaphat 1/1/21

MOCA North Miami Hosts Haitian Independence Day Celebration Featuring Inez Barlatier, Jan Sebon and Fabienne Josaphat
Friday, 01/01/2021-, 07:00 pm-
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Cost: Free

In honor of Haitian Independence Day, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is proud to host Haitian-American multidisciplinary artist Inez Barlatier, musician and surrealist visual artist Jan Sebon, and author Fabienne Josaphat for an intimate program of music and poetry on Jan. 1. This virtual performance coincides with the museum’s current exhibition “Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art: Selection from the Betty and Isaac Rudman Trust Collection,” on view through March 14, 2021.

Initiated by the voodoo ceremony of Bois Caïman on the night of August 14, 1791, The Haitian Revolution represents one of the key turning points in the history of the western world and human rights. Led by enslaved Africans in the French colony of Saint Domingue, the revolution resulted in the abolition of slavery in the colony, the first to do so in the western world, and the birth of Haiti on January 1 of 1804. Today, Haitian in Haiti and the diaspora celebrate their Independence in honor of a line of ancestors that fought for their freedom. At the center of the celebration is Soup Joumou, a traditional soup that becomes a symbol of their freedom. MOCA North Miami is pleased to celebrate our Haitian community.

The acts include:

Inez Barlatier is a Haitian-American multidisciplinary artist. At the age of 12 years old, she joined her father’s band, Jan Sebon & Kazak International. Inez later led her own band, Kazoots, for 6 years. She has received a Knight Arts Champion, a L.E.A.P. and an Artist Relief grant supporting her ongoing projects. Inez developed a children’s show entitled “Ayiti: Stories & Songs from Haiti” which was selected as a Spotlight presentation at the 2020 International Performance Art for Youth Conference.

Jan Sebon is a musician and visual artist from Haiti. He is a staple in Miami as pioneering Haitian Jazz music in Miami with his band Koleksyon Kazak. Sebon has hosted political radio shows in Haiti resulting in him being exiled and moving to Miami at the age of 22. He later became an activist and community organizer, fighting for Haitian immigrant rights and hosting another radio show on WDNA in Miami. He has been performing in Miami for over 30 years and has toured internationally while being a former board member at the Miami Light Project. Sebon is also a masterful African and Haitian drummer and surrealist visual artist.

Fabienne Josaphat is the author of Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, a debut novel released with Unnamed Press and translated into French by Calmann-Levy. Her essay, Summer is an Empty House, recently made the Notable Essays mentions in Best American Essays 2016. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been featured in the African American Review, The Master’s Review, Grist Journal, Damselfly, Hinchas de Poesia, Off the Coast Journal and The Caribbean Writer, as well as in Eight Miami Poets, a Jai-Alai Books poetry anthology. She was recently a national juror for the 2019 Scholastic Awards. She lives in South Florida.

The panel will be free and open to the public via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

To reserve a spot, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CGhGWRjKTZWz5vOjZ-wwtw

MOCA North Miami Winter Workshops – Ages 10-13 12/21/20 – 12/31/20

MOCA North Miami Winter Workshops – Ages 10-13
Monday, 12/21/2020-12/31/2020, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm

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Cost: $40 a day or $270 for the full session for non-members

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Young artists aged 10-13 are invited to join the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) virtually this winter break for a series of creative and interactive art workshops. Registration includes art packs with all the creative tools needed to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

Participants can sign up for as many individual sessions as they please, or the full session. Following are the Winter Workshops:

Monday, Dec. 21 ― Super Cyanotypes: Learn one of the oldest styles of photography. Gather your favorite small objects and get ready to learn about the special STEAM style of image making.

Tuesday, Dec. 22 ― Picturesque Painting: Get inspired by MOCA’s latest exhibition, “Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art,” and learn to create your own portrait painting in the style of notable Haitian artists.

Wednesday, Dec. 23 ― Beautifully Beaded: Pull inspiration from the ornate and intricate works of Raul de Nieves by viewing MOCA’s current exhibition, “Raul De Nieves: Eternal Return & the Obsidian Heart.” Create your own beaded and embroidered mask or felt face to showcase your style.

Monday, Dec. 28 ― Cast Creations: Learn all about mold making and simple casting to create unforgettable impressions out of plaster that will commemorate this moment in time.

Tuesday, Dec. 29 ― Beautiful Books: Create your own handmade book and fill your book pages with your own mixed media collage inspired by Henri Matisse.

Wednesday, Dec. 30 ― Kawaii Creatures: Create your own Kawaii creatures and learn about this unique art style from Japan.

Thursday, Dec. 31 ― Powerful Prints: Share your thoughts on the end of this year and your hopes for the new year with layered printmaking techniques.

Virtual via Zoom. The Zoom login information will be provided upon registration.

To register for the Winter Workshops, visit https://111401.blackbaudhosting.com/111401/packagetickets?tab=3&txobjid=4e5e9548-63b1-48cc-b159-2f24b08aaa5f.

MOCA North Miami Winter Workshops – Ages 6-9 12/21/20 – 12/31/20

MOCA North Miami Winter Workshops – Ages 6-9
Monday, 12/21/2020-, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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RSVP / Register
Cost: $40 a day or $270 for the full session for non-members

Requiring social distancing?
Requiring masks?
Providing hand sanitizer?

Young artists aged 6–9 are invited to join the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) virtually this winter break for a series of creative and interactive art workshops. Registration includes art packs with all the creative tools needed to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

Participants can sign up for as many individual sessions as they please, or the full session. Following are the Winter Workshops:

Monday, Dec. 21 ― Super Cyanotypes: Learn one of the oldest styles of photography. Gather your favorite small objects and get ready to learn about the special STEAM style of image making.

Tuesday, Dec. 22 ― Picturesque Painting: Get inspired by MOCA’s latest exhibition, “Life & Spirituality in Haitian Art,” and learn to create your own portrait painting in the style of notable Haitian artists.

Wednesday, Dec. 23 ― Beautifully Beaded: Pull inspiration from the ornate and intricate works of Raul de Nieves by viewing MOCA’s current exhibition, “Raul De Nieves: Eternal Return & the Obsidian Heart.” Create your own beaded and embroidered mask or felt face to showcase your style.

Monday, Dec. 28 ― Cast Creations: Learn all about mold making and simple casting to create unforgettable impressions out of plaster that will commemorate this moment in time.

Tuesday, Dec. 29 ― Beautiful Books: Create your own handmade book and fill your book pages with your own mixed media collage inspired by Henri Matisse.

Wednesday, Dec. 30 ― Kawaii Creatures: Create your own Kawaii creatures and learn about this unique art style from Japan.

Thursday, Dec. 31 ― Powerful Prints: Share your thoughts on the end of this year and your hopes for the new year with layered printmaking techniques.

Virtual via Zoom. The Zoom login information will be provided upon registration.

To register for the Winter Workshops, visit https://111401.blackbaudhosting.com/111401/packagetickets?tab=3&txobjid=4e5e9548-63b1-48cc-b159-2f24b08aaa5f.

Live Studio Visits: Carlos Estévez with Maritza Lacayo 12/10/2020

Live Studio Visits: Carlos Estévez with Maritza Lacayo
Thursday, 12/10/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Live Studio Visits, a series that highlights local artists through virtual visits with PAMM curators. Get a first-hand look at the artists’ work and practice through this intimate lens.

This month, artist Carlos Estévez will join in conversation with PAMM Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator Maritza Lacayo. They will discuss his deep interest in the questions of human spirituality that animate his work. The imagery that populates his paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations bear a dreamy, child-like quality, with recurring references to marionettes, automatons, fantastical architectures, cosmic geometries, angelic beings, and strange, chimerical creatures.

Virtual Views: MY BODY, MY RULES 12/5/20

Virtual Views: MY BODY, MY RULES
Saturday, 12/05/2020-, 02:00 pm-09:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join PAMM for a special look into the recently opened group exhibition MY BODY, MY RULES, organized by Jennifer Inacio, PAMM Associate Curator. Inacio will highlight selected exhibition works that focus on performance as she discusses exhibition themes such as women’s authority and power over their own experiences and mainstream ideals imposed on the image of the female body.

Circle of Unity Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 11/21/20

Circle of Unity Native American Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 11/21/2020-01/12/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, is celebrating the significant contributions of local Native American artists during Native American Heritage Month in November and beyond. “Circle of Unity,” an intergenerational, multi-disciplinary exhibition that presents a contemporary perspective of Seminole artists on the cycles of solidarity and patterns of resilience that have always existed within the histories of the Seminole and Miccosukee People of Florida, will be on view through January 12, 2021 at the New River Inn.

“Circle of Unity” is one of several insightful experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history and an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Circle of Unity” is sponsored, in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding for this project is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. With additional support from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

History Fort Lauderdale 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 online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings 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 historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum 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. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours are available, daily, at 1, 2 & 3 p.m. with walking tours available upon special request. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest 12/2/20

Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest
Wednesday, 12/02/2020-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest. This panel highlights the critical role of Black womxn artists and cultural producers within the current social and political landscapes, showcasing how Black womxn across the diaspora support and amplify each other’s work and voices. The discussion will explore how Black womxn’s experience of racism, sexism, and classism are inseparable and how these “isms” and all other isms are being addressed by artists- specifically those on the panel.

The conversation will take place in conjunction with special exhibition Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection and will include exhibition artists Genevieve Gaignard, Naudline Pierre, and Deborah Roberts, exhibition curator María Elena Ortiz, and will be moderated by PAMM Director of Education Marie Vickles.

This program will be offered remotely on Zoom. RSVP to join us live!

Scholl Lecture Series: David Adjaye in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans 12/1/20

Scholl Lecture Series: David Adjaye in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans
Tuesday, 12/01/2020-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Kick off Miami Art Week with a conversation between internationally acclaimed Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. Adjaye has established himself as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision, with influences ranging from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities. Sir Adjaye and Sirmans will discuss Adjaye’s wide range of global projects managed by Adjaye Associates, with studios in Accra, London, and New York, including The National Museum of African American History and Culture, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Dirty House.

This program will be offered remotely on Zoom. RSVP to join us live!

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Where the Boys Are,” A 60th Anniversary Film Photo Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale 12/3/20

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Where the Boys Are,” A 60th Anniversary Film Photo Exhibition, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
Thursday, 12/03/2020-01/03/2021, 10:00 am-
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present, “Where the Boys Are,” an exclusive 60th anniversary film photo exhibition at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. Opening on Wednesday, December 3, this free retrospective will feature 40 curated historical and never-before-seen oversized images chronicling the making of and local star-studded premiere (December 21, 1960) of the landmark film that cemented the City of Fort Lauderdale as a worldwide Spring Break destination. The walk-through exhibit will be available for the public to view near Swarovski until January 3, 2021.

Visitors to The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will delight in seeing the making of Where the Boys Are, the 1960 American CinemaScope comedy directed by Henry Levin, via a variety of slice-of-life and candid on-set images enlarged for detail. These include captures of local resident and actress Connie Francis (who sang the film’s memorable title theme), as well as stars Dolores Hart, Paula Prentiss, George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, and Frank Gorshin. Some photos were captured on the actual site of The Galleria, then an open-air shopping center called the Sunrise Center. Many photos feature local South Florida extras and regional film crew who were called-upon to star and work on the film.

Funding is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. This organization is sponsored, in part, by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council of Arts and Culture.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale’s “Where the Boys Are” 60th anniversary exhibition at The Galleria, will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

For additional upcoming virtual events and information about The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, please visit facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale. Patrons may also call (954) 564-1036 or visit www.galleriamall-fl.com

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings 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 historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum 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. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW 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. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Bright Lights Miami — A Drive-In, Drive Thru Lights Festival 11/20/20 – 1/10/21

Bright Lights Miami — A Drive-In, Drive Thru Lights Festival
Friday, 11/20/2020-01/10/2021, 06:00 pm-11:00 pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive,
Miami, Florida, 33149
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Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?NO

Our magical city is like no other! The sight of Miami’s sunset has to be one of the most spectacular views you’ll ever see.
As the sun goes down, we will be taking you into a mystical phenomenon with spectacle displays of bright lights in an immersive journey throughout the wonders of nature and magical beaches, transferring your imagination through a dynamic sensory installation emphasized by hybrid-realistic sounds and unparalleled art installation.

This exciting holiday experience will run Nov 20-2020 until January 10-2021.
Every-weekend Friday/Saturday/Sunday in two unique episodes 6 PM-8 PM & 9 PM-11 PM at the majestic Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149.

This beautiful surprise is presented by Virginia Key Beach Park Trust to all the wonderful residents and visitors of Miami, promising an unforgettable holiday experience.

Tickets are on for sale Friday the 13th, 2020 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bright-lights-miami-tickets-127528076911

For more info please visit: https://brightlightsmiami.com or call 305-960-4600.

Manolo Valdés – ‘The Legacy – Miami Art Week 12/5/20

Manolo Valdés – ‘The Legacy – Miami Art Week
Saturday, 12/05/2020-, 11:00 am-
DORCAM
5775 NW 84th Ave,
Doral, Florida, 33166
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? NO REPLY
Requiring masks? NO REPLY
Providing hand sanitizer?NO REPLY

‘The Legacy’ by Manolo Valdés, his largest outdoor exhibition to date, opens to the public during Miami Art Week, Dec. 1-6 and will be featured in several locations in Doral until June 2021

An outstanding selection of more than a dozen larger-than life sculptures will be featured in Miami, the first exhibition of this magnitude with 12 locations and approximately 18 pieces. ‘Manolo Valdés: The Legacy’ will open in time for the celebration of Miami Art Week, with a public event at Doral Central Park on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., all produced by the Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM).

In partnership with the City of Doral, the monumental sculptures will be installed in the main public parks of the City of Doral, including Doral Central Park, Downtown Doral Park, MAU Park, Morgan Levy Park, Doral Legacy Park and Doral Glades Park, as well as other selected locations. The Doral Contemporary Art Museum (DORCAM) exhibition will be the largest exhibition of his epic sculptures to date.

The exhibition will be on view for six months, until June 2021, with several programs organized around the exhibition throughout its duration, such as guided tours, educational programs for students, public workshops and lectures, photography competitions, pop-up exhibitions, performances, and the publication of a special-edition book, among others.

The sizable scale of this urban exhibition by one of the most influential artists of our times will transform the city into an experiential space and will put Miami-Dade County in the company of other great capitals, where the artist has also shown his monumental sculptures in public places. Additional support for this exhibition has been provided by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale 10/10/20 – 11/2/20

Annual “Ofrendas” Cultural Exhibit Shines Spotlight on Hispanic Heritage Month at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 10/10/2020-11/02/2020, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Prices vary; Some free events

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. This year’s exhibit, opening October 4 and running through November 2, will showcase fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed.

Fully complying with social distancing and health and safety guidelines, activities will include an opening ceremony, a ZOOM Community Conversation about the history and future of Día de los Muertos, Florida Day of the Dead Celebration shadow puppet theater storytelling and a closing evening of pop-up “Ofrendas” on the banks of the New River.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

Sunday, October 4, from noon – 3 p.m.; “Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening;
Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy performances from Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake, Grupo Folklorico Timanati, Godmother Death, Danza Mexhika and Mesoamerica Danza. This FREE public event will have limited, timed-entry gallery tours of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Monday, October 19, at 6:45 p.m.; Community Conversation: The History and Future of Day of the Dead in Mexico; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for an interactive ZOOM discussion about the history and future of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendas2020CC.

Sunday, November 1, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration’s Shadow Puppet Theater and roving giant puppets
Enjoy Catrinas and Folklorico performances at the New River Inn. Participate in limited, timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition. Sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida.

Monday, November 2 from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Florida Day of the Dead Celebration Closing Evening; Free
Bring your family to History Fort Lauderdale for an evening of pop-up “Ofrendas,” luminarias on the New River and entertainment experiences including Tradicional Aztek Dancers Tloke Nahuake. Last chance for timed ticket tours of the “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Select events and pop-up performances will be livestreamed on Facebook at facebook.com/dayofthedeadflorida to encourage virtual participation.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors to History Fort Lauderdale will be required to wear a mask, have a digital temperature reading and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day, per CDC guidelines. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

History Fort Lauderdale 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 online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory and on Instagram @ftlhistory and subscribe to us on YouTube at youtube.com/user/FTLhistory.

Live Virtual Art Talk: George Clinton in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans 9/17/20

Live Virtual Art Talk: George Clinton in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans
Thursday, 09/17/2020-, 01:00 pm-02:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for a virtual conversation and studio tour with iconic musical genius George Clinton, of Parliament and Funkadelic Records, and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. Clinton will share his studio space and introduce his visual art practice, including the series of work he has created in quarantine over the past six months. Get a firsthand look into the artistic world of the Godfather of Funk himself!

While the museum is currently closed to the public, this program will be offered remotely via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Become an Ambassador for African American Art today for an opportunity to participate in an intimate post-program conversation with Clinton. Your participation will help PAMM acquire and exhibit major works by African American artists for years to come.

7pm | Public Live Virtual Art Talk
8:05pm | Ambassadors Meet the Artist Virtual Reception

George Clinton was born on July 22, 1941, and is an iconic singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer. Recording as both Parliament and Funkadelic, Clinton revolutionized popular music during the ’70s and ’80s with an avant-garde style that continues today. His Parliament-Funkadelic collective (which primarily recorded under the distinct band names Parliament and Funkadelic) developed an influential and eclectic form of funk music during the 1970s that drew on science fiction, outlandish fashion, psychedelia, and surreal humor. For over five decades, his unparalleled sound has been cited as the DNA of Hip Hop and Urban Culture.

As a visual artist, Clinton’s body of work is as adventurous and eclectic as his music. Early on he designed the iconic Mothership spaceship for use as a centerpiece stage prop for Parliament-Funkadelic live performances. It is now on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.

Clinton is regarded as one of the foremost innovators of funk music. In 1977, he and Parliament-Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and then, in 2019, were honored with the pinnacle Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Conversations at MOCA: Interview/Interview with Luis Gispert + William Cordova 9/11/20

Conversations at MOCA: Interview/Interview with Luis Gispert + William Cordova
Friday, 09/11/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

Join artists Luis Gispert and William Cordova as they discuss their past collaborations, current work, and future projects. Both Gispert and Cordova have artworks in MOCA’s permanent collection and have exhibited at the museum. In 2003, MOCA presented Cordova’s exhibition “No More Lonely Nights” with work that conjured various memories and emotions, inspired by songs, lyrics, and snippets of conversation. Cordova’s site-specific installation fused urban culture and ancient Andean spirituality. MOCA presented Gispert’s first comprehensive solo museum exhibition in 2009, which featured large-scale photographs, videos, sculpture and film.

Conversations at MOCA:​ Havan, Haiti Iris Photo Collective 9/11/20

Conversations at MOCA:​ Havana, Haiti Iris Photo Collective
Wednesday, 09/23/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
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Cost: Free

The third installment of programming in conjunction with Carl Juste’s current installation on MOCA plaza, “Havana, Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community,” celebrates a love of photography, story, truth, and love for Cuba and Haiti. Join photojournalist Carl Juste, Edwidge Dandicat, CW Griffin and Fabiola Santiago to learn more about the Havana, Haiti project which links writers and photographers and their appreciation for Havana, Haiti and Miami. The event will be moderated by Florida International University Professor Andrea Queeley.

AVAF Virtual Opening Reception & Curator Talk 8/26/20

AVAF Virtual Opening Reception & Curator Talk
Wednesday, 08/26/2020-, 04:00 pm-05:00 pm
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Cost: Free

Join us for the virtual opening reception of our latest virtual exhibition, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, on view entirely within The Bass’ Instagram gallery @TheBassSquared. We’ll celebrate the project with a conversation between curator Leilani Lynch and artist Eli Sudbrack of AVAF, live on IG @TheBassMoA.

Virtual Conversations at MOCA: Two Voices, One Vision 8/20/20

Virtual Conversations at MOCA: Two Voices, One Vision
Thursday, 08/20/2020-, 07:00 pm-08:00 pm
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Cost: Free

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) will host a virtual program as part of its “Conversations at MOCA” series. In conjunction with Carl Juste’s current public artwork on MOCA plaza, on Aug. 20, art historian and curator Elizabeth Shannon will present “Two Voices, One Vision: When Writers and Photographers Collaborate.” The virtual event is free and open to the public via the Zoom Video Conferencing Platform.

During the event, Shannon will explore a variety of collaborations between photographers and writers. Looking at a wide selection of photographic artworks where image and text combine to create new meanings, she will discuss photobooks including James Agee and Walker Evans’ Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941), Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes’ The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Nothing Personal (1964), among others.

Shannon is a curator, writer and academic based in Miami, Florida. She has worked with the collection at the International Center of Photography in New York and held curatorial positions at Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland, Locust Projects and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, and was a Knight Curatorial Fellow at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Educated in the United Kingdom, Shannon holds a PhD in the History of Photography from the University of St Andrews and an MA in History of Art and English Literature from the University of Glasgow. She has taught at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom and the University of Miami, Florida International University and New World School of the Arts in the United States.

The virtual event is free and open to the public via the Zoom video conferencing platform.
To reserve a spot, please visit https://conversationsatmoca.eventbrite.com.

New Monuments: Call to Artists 8/7/20

New Monuments: Call to Artists
Friday, 08/07/2020-09/01/2020, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida, 33139
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Cost: Free

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

The Bass initiates a new program titled New Monuments by adding a fifth plinth to Collins Park and calling for artists to create a temporary new monument. Who or what should be memorialized on a plinth in Miami Beach, in the United States, or globally? In 2020? For the next five years, this initiative will invite five artists to answer this question with a work of art that will be on view in Collins Park for approximately 10-12 months each. The following open call for artist submissions is for the first year. Subsequent calls will be announced annually. The selection process will be made by the museum’s curatorial team.

The Bass pays for all costs relating to the selected project including production costs, engineering, installation and maintenance. The selected artist will also receive a $5,000 honorarium. If a duo or group is selected, the honorarium will be divided evenly amongst the group.

The call is open to any artist living or working in Miami-Dade County. Applications from Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) artists are strongly encouraged. The deadline to apply is September 1, 2020 at 5 PM EDT.

Rightfully Hers, A Pop-up Exhibition from the National Archives Commemorating Women’s Suffrage 8/3/20

Rightfully Hers, A Pop-up Exhibition from the National Archives Commemorating Women’s Suffrage
Monday, 08/03/2020-08/31/2020, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (August 18, 1920) with Rightfully Hers, a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives. Opening on August 3, Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of women’s voting rights before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right to vote in the constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today. Rightfully Hers will be on display through August 31 in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue).

Rightfully Hers is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives has launched a nationwide initiative and major exhibition that explores the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage. The exhibition is presented in part by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and Denise Gwyn Ferguson.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting women, African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

History Fort Lauderdale 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 online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

Conversations at MOCA: Carl Juste and Leonard Pitts 7/8/20

Conversations at MOCA: Carl Juste and Leonard Pitts
Wednesday, 07/08/2020-, 07:00 pm-

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Reaffirming its commitment to make contemporary art accessible, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to feature two Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize winners – photojournalist Carl Juste and columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr. – as part of its free, virtual “Conversations at MOCA” series on July 8. The two will be discussing “I am a Man,” Juste’s newly installed public artwork on the MOCA Plaza. Donnamarie Baptiste will serve as moderator of the conversation.

In 2008, while working on a newspaper story with Pitts, Juste captured the image of Memphis sanitation worker Elmore Nickelberry and his son, Terence, with a placard that read, “I Am A Man.” Carried during the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike in 1968, these signs became emblematic of the Black community’s struggles in the United States. Commenting on his portrait of the elder Nickelberry, Juste has said, “I just wanted to capture that dignity that was often deprived him.”

The panel will consist of the following:
• Carl Juste has been a photojournalist for the Miami Herald since 1991. Juste was born into a politically active family in Haiti. After being forced to leave their homeland in 1965 for political reasons, his family eventually settled in Miami’s Haitian community. In addition to photography work for the Miami Herald, Juste cofounded Iris PhotoCollective (IPC). IPC’s members are photojournalists of color who document people of color’s relationship to the world. In 2019, Juste opened the IPC ArtSpace in Little Haiti. He is currently producing a book and exhibit titled, “Havana, Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community,” which consists of photographs and text that explore the bonds between Cuba and Haiti.
• Leonard Pitts was born and raised in Southern California. He was awarded a degree in English from the University of Southern California at the age of 19, having entered school at 15 on a special honors program. Since 1995, he and his wife have lived in Bowie, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C. Pitts’ work has made him an in-demand lecturer. He maintains a rigorous speaking schedule that has taken him to colleges, civic groups and professional associations all over the country. He has also taught at a number of institutions of higher learning, including Hampton University, Ohio University, the University of Maryland, and Virginia Commonwealth University. In the fall of 2011, he was a visiting professor at Princeton, teaching a course in writing about race.
• Donnamarie Baptiste will serve as moderator of the conversation. Baptiste is a producer, programmer and curator of art and culture who has worked with art fairs, galleries, artists, arts organizations and brands to produce exhibitions, site-responsive events, and experiences that connect audiences nationally and internationally. She has held roles with Photo Miami International Art Fair, Art Basel, Creative Time and The Armory Show. Baptiste is experienced in working with artists of multiple genres including Theaster Gates, Xu Zhen, Robert Longo, The Roots, Wangechi Mutu, Jason and Alicia Mora, and Ebony Bones. She also has worked with brands such as Lexus, Armani, Veuve Clicquot, BMW, LVMH, Cartier, Mercedes-Benz and American Express. Born in Trinidad and Tobago to musician parents, Baptiste has spent most of her life between Florida, New York City and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She studied Humanities in the Caribbean and later moved to Miami and New York City. Currently, she is back in Miami providing arts and culture management consulting to national and international clients while supporting the local art community as a board member of Oolite Arts.
The “I Am A Man” installation is possible through the generous support of the Miami Herald Media Company. MOCA North Miami’s exhibitions and programs are possible through the generous support of the City of North Miami and its mayor and council; the State of Florida; Department of State and its Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council; the Miami-Dade County mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

The panel will be free and open to the public via the Zoom video conferencing platform.
To reserve a spot, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JZwAE4-9TxWhqK3PwEjD_A.

The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes at History Fort Lauderdale 7/5/20

The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 07/05/2020-09/27/2020, 09:30 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer?YES

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “The Art of Tim Forman: Beachscapes” from Sunday, July 5 – Sunday, September 27. Forman’s colorful and impressionist coastal-inspired works will be on display at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

The grandson of renowned Davie dairy farmer, Hamilton Forman, Tim grew up in South Florida. Some of his favorite pastimes were visiting the beach, fishing in Biscayne Bay with his dad, and stargazing. He first picked-up the brush at nine years old under the instruction of Peter Olsen. By 17, Forman was receiving commissions. Primarily a self-taught artist, Forman’s work is the result of dedicated practice. He uses field sketches, plein air paintings, and photographs to compose his pieces that are painted in layers with both knife and brush. He creates his landscapes to portray the splendor and simplicity of the natural world around us. Through his work, Tim seeks to lift the spirits and inspire awe above our day-to-day lives.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

Entry to the exhibit is free with 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. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings 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 historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum 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. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW 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. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit 6/15/20

History Fort Lauderdale Reopens June 15 with “The Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” Fine Art Exhibit
Monday, 06/15/2020 – 06/29/2020 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID).

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will reopen to the public on June 15, just in time to celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The attraction will present “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a historical fine art exhibition produced by cultural nonprofit Island SPACE (islandspacefl.org) through June 29 in The New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue).

This second staging in a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage displays the works of three artist-contributors. Photo artist and curator David I. Muir (Jamaica) shares a selection of photos from the “Caribbean-American” collection, printed on canvas and featuring Caribbean scenes around Broward County. Two-time photography participant Sonya Sanchez-Arias (Trinidad) shares pieces from her “Fragments” collection, in which images she has captured from the Caribbean region are digitally manipulated, printed on metal, and mounted on natural, reclaimed materials. Mixed-media artist Krystle Sabdul (Jamaica) has included a variety of expressive, oversized portraits. The historical aspect of the exhibition, curated by Calibe Thompson (Jamaica), traces the Caribbean community’s roots in Broward through news clippings, archival photos and information displaying the influence of diverse island people on the vibrant fabric of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Support for the project has been provided, in part, by the Broward County Cultural Division and the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund, Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund, Blockbuster Entertainment Unrestricted Fund, Robert E. Dooley Unrestricted Fund for Broward, Harold D. Franks Fund and Jan Moran Unrestricted Fund.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

Admission to “The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $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 online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

In compliance with local and state health guidelines, visitors will be required to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing of six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the front desk admission point and all surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned multiple times a day. Additionally, guests will be asked to sign-in, daily, for contact tracing.

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

About Island SPACE
Island Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education (Island SPACE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and advancement of arts, culture, history, and educational initiatives that represent the Caribbean region, in South Florida and the broader diaspora community. Learn more about Island SPACE at islandspacefl.org.

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings 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 historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum 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. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 219 SW 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. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

MOCA Virtual Summer Art Camps Sampler: Watercolors Gone Wild 5/26/20

MOCA Virtual Summer Art Camps Sampler: Watercolors Gone Wild
Tuesday, 05/26/2020 – 03:00 pm –

https://www.facebook.com/MOCANoMi/live/
Florida
Website
Cost: Free

Join MOCA North Miami for its Summer Camp Sampler! On Tuesday, May 26, MOCA is hosting Watercolors Gone Wild” where kids will create a composition inspired by wild animals using items around the house, on its Facebook Livestream.

This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is offering a virtual contemporary art experience with free summer Virtual Art Camps. Participants ages 6-13 may join the museum for virtual camps including Studio Arts Camp and Dynamic Design Camp from the comfort of their own home. The Virtual Art Camps will begin the week of June 8 and run through August 14, alternating every other Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Campers will be introduced to mixed media, painting, drawing, and textile arts during these fun workshops held via Zoom, and led by professional art instructors. Final projects will be featured in a virtual exhibition on MOCA’s website. Complimentary art supplies will be available for pick up at the museum once registration is complete.

To receive an enrollment packet, please email education@mocanomi.org. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

MOCA Virtual Summer Art Camps Sampler: Magazine Art 5/28/20

MOCA Virtual Summer Art Camps Sampler: Magazine Art
Thursday, 05/28/2020 – 03:00 pm –

https://www.facebook.com/MOCANoMi/live/
Florida
Website
Cost: Free

Join the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) for its Summer Camp Sampler! On Thursday May 28, MOCA is hosting “Magazine Art” where participants will learn different ways to make abstract art from magazines, on its Facebook Livestream.

This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is offering a virtual contemporary art experience with free summer Virtual Art Camps. Participants ages 6-13 may join the museum for virtual camps including Studio Arts Camp and Dynamic Design Camp from the comfort of their own home. The Virtual Art Camps will begin the week of June 8 and run through August 14, alternating every other Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Campers will be introduced to mixed media, painting, drawing, and textile arts during these fun workshops held via Zoom, and led by professional art instructors. Final projects will be featured in a virtual exhibition on MOCA’s website. Complimentary art supplies will be available for pick up at the museum once registration is complete.

To receive an enrollment packet, please email education@mocanomi.org. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited.

Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Samantha Oakey 5/21/20

Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Samantha Oakey
Thursday, 05/21/2020 – 06:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Florida
Website
Cost:

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is dedicated to showcasing excellence in international modern and contemporary art while highlighting our unique perspective at the crossroads of the Americas. We highlight Miami-based artists both in our collection and on a monthly basis by way of Local Views at PAMM. Catch this Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM series weekly. Artists will discuss their artistic practice, their creative process, and how it relates to the museum.

This week will feature PAMM Teaching Artist Samantha Oakey. Catch this Live Virtual Local Views series on PAMM Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Curator Culture: Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Billy Porter 6/14/20

Curator Culture: Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Billy Porter
Sunday, 06/14/2020 – 05:00 pm – 06:00 pm
The Bass
https://www.facebook.com/TheBassMoA/live
Florida
Website
Cost: We are pleased to share this series with our community at no cost. If you can, please consider making a 100% tax deductible donation to the museum.

Join us for a virtual town hall with Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Billy Porter, moderated by Tom Healy.

Over the past 2 years, the Curator Culture series at The Bass has brought together prominent artists and leading architects, scientists, journalists and influential leaders from many fields for public conversations about fostering creativity in a complicated world. The world has suddenly become much more complicated. How do we respond to the profound economic and cultural disruptions that are unfolding during this global pandemic? What opportunities exist for new ways of solving problems and working together?

Arts Innovation Talk Series: Vibrant Expressions of Democracy 4/16/20

Arts Innovation Talk Series: Vibrant Expressions of Democracy
Thursday, 04/16/2020 – 06:00 pm – 07:15 pm
Haitian Heritage Musuem -Online

Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

You’ve Come a Long Way Baby? Celebrating 100 years since the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in the era of #MeToo
100 years since women got the right to vote, issues affecting women have become the hottest topic in civic dialogue. We’ll embrace the history and talk about the future, including how women have experienced these tectonic shifts.

Virtual miniMAKERS: Livestream Painting with Edwin Creates 4/18/20

Virtual miniMAKERS: Livestream Painting with Edwin Creates
Saturday, 04/18/2020 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Facebook Live
Live Stream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MOCANoMi/live
Florida
Virtual Location
Cost: Free

Artist and educator Edwin Hernandez-Mojica will livestream a miniMakers painting session where participants will receive step by step instructions to create their own miniMasterpiece inspired by the artist Claude Monet.

To follow along, you’ll need: Canvas (9” x 12” or 11” x 14”) (cardboard works too!), acrylics set, brushes (3 to 5, in different sizes), napkins or paper towels, cup with water, paper plate or palette, blow dryer and an old shirt or apron to stay clean (optional).

miniMakers are free workshops on the first Saturday of every month for kids ages 6–12, sponsored by the South Florida Auto Dealers Association. We are pleased to present the program to bi-weekly while the Museum is temporarily closed. The next class is on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Live Stream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MOCANoMi/live

Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Cara Despain 3/26/20

Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Cara Despain
Thursday, 03/26/2020 – 06:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Join us digitally for our tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, Cara Despain will lead the tour.

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale 3/23/20

Meet Award-Winning “Fly, Fly Away” Author Pamela Bauer Mueller at History Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale (New River Inn)
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, continues to celebrate Women’s History Month with an exclusive opportunity to meet award-winning “Fly, Fly Away” (Piñata Publishing; ISBN 978-0-9809163-6-2) author Pamela Bauer Mueller on Monday, March 23, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., in The New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale). The event is free. Mueller will be sharing passages and signing copies of her newest book that introduces readers to the dramatic, heart-wrenching true story of “Pedro Pan” children.

Pamela Bauer Mueller has a well-deserved reputation for showcasing men and women of significance in American history. Now through impeccable research and expressive writing, she introduces thousands of Pedro Pan children and their families through carefully crafted stories of three-dimensional characters.

“Fly, Fly Away” takes a bold step away from her seven award-winning historical novels. She shares the unforgettable story of how families coped with the loss of their beloved children, how compassionate Americans mobilized a major national campaign to give those children a chance to find happiness, and how the children rushed into independent lifestyles, one trial and error at a time. Mueller weaves together unforgettable tales of loss, resourcefulness and romance, recounted by brave adolescents thrown into a new world of uncertainty and constant culture shock. The result is a compelling story of the Cuban revolution from the point of view of resilient youngsters and families facing setbacks and inspiration.

Mueller’s meticulous research and extensive interviews with people who lived through the Pedro Pan movement also give readers insight into an historic example of America’s generosity as a nation and history of compassionate sharing with neighbors in dire need.

The winner of three Georgia Author of the Year awards, Mueller based “Fly, Fly Away” on meticulous research and extensive interviews with many participants and experts. Historical facts are developed and showcased with creative story-telling and memorable characters.

Entrance to the meet and great is complimentary with an RSVP at Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/HFLMuellerAuthorSigning.

In addition to author signings, the nonprofit History Fort Lauderdale also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display for Women’s History Month is “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photo exhibit. Permanent exhibits include “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

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

Free Admission plus Family Activities at MOAD the Last Sunday of Every Month 5/31/20

Free Admission plus Family Activities at MOAD the Last Sunday of Every Month
Sunday, 05/31/2020 – 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Freedom Tower, 2nd Floor 600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Join us every last Sunday and receive free admission to MOAD from 1:00 to 6:00pm, plus enjoy family art-making activities from 2:00-4:00pm. This hands-on educational activity is designed with the whole family in mind, and features artist-led workshops and activities inspired by our ongoing exhibitions.

Enjoy a shared learning experience, and explore ideas and create together!

MOAD’s Free Family Program is sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority.

Scholl Lecture Series: David Adjaye in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans 5/16/20

Scholl Lecture Series: David Adjaye in Conversation with Franklin Sirmans
Saturday, 05/16/2020 – 02:00 pm –
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Open to the public. Free with museum admission.

Enjoy a conversation between internationally acclaimed Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans.

Local Views at PAMM: Rhea Leonard 4/30/20

Local Views at PAMM: Rhea Leonard
Thursday, 04/30/2020 – 06:00 pm –
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free with museum admission.

Join us for our in-gallery tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, Rhea Leonard will lead the tour.

PAMM Free Community Night: A Day & Night of Franco-Caribbean Film 3/5/20

PAMM Free Community Night: A Day & Night of Franco-Caribbean Film
Thursday, 03/05/2020 – 10:00 am – 09:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

As part of Tout-Monde Festival and in collaboration with Black Lounge Film Series and FOKAL, PAMM presents a day and night of Franco-Caribbean film. A selection of shorts presented by FOKAL will be screened hourly throughout the day and screenings of The West Indian Gang (Le Gang des Antillais) and They Had a Dream(Le Rêve Français), will be featured throughout the evening, with a special Skype Q&A with French-Cameroonian actor Yann Gaël.

Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History, a photo narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales, at History Fort Lauderdale 3/8/20

Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History, a photo narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales, at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/08/2020 – 05/25/2020 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will celebrate Women’s History Month, World Water Month, and the centennial year of Women’s Suffrage with “Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” a photography narrative by award-winning artist Lisette Morales. The exhibit will open on March 8, International Women’s Day, with a special reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the subjects and participate in a brief introduction and Q & A with Lisette Morales, via video conference, from 1 – 3 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through May 25 in the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale).

“Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History” addresses women’s issues, social injustice, migration, human rights, environmentalism, and LGBTQ concerns and features Betty Osceola (a Miccosukee grandmother and Everglades conservationist), Sister Maureen Kelleher (37 years as immigration attorney with Legal Aid Broward and Collier Counties), Melanie Oliva (artist and founder of the Artful Activist for social change) and Marta Sicaján (survivor of human trafficking and women’s empowerment leader).

Lisette Morales is a Nicaraguan-born photojournalist and interdisciplinary artist based in Florida. Her camera has been her tool for activism since the early ‘90s when she traveled
through war-torn areas of Central America, documenting the disruption from military conflicts. After surviving domestic violence in her own life, Morales turned to painting and illustration as a mode of catharsis and self-expression. Her work echoes the feminist worldview that she now embodies and has been featured in numerous publications. In recent years, Lisette has returned to photography as her media of choice. Lisette was an official delegate to the United Nations Women 2018 Commission on the Status of Women. She’s a member of the Artful Activist, Zuma Press, The Authority Collective, ArtAid Naples and Colectivo Liminal. Her current project is The Road to Immokalee documenting the women farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

“Through the Sawgrass: Women Impacting South Florida History,” is one of several stories that History Fort Lauderdale is proud to spotlight. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean and Latin artists sharing their views of history. Also currently on display is the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale.

Entry to the new photography exhibit is free with 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.

To RSVP for the opening meet and greet reception, please visit http://bit.ly/HFLThroughTheSawgrass.

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

MOCA North Miami’s 2020 Spring Art Camp 3/23/20 – 3/27/20

MOCA North Miami’s 2020 Spring Art Camp
Monday, 03/23/2020 – 03/27/2020 09:00 am – 03:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
Website
Cost: Single Day Rate: $30 for MOCA Members, North Miami residents and city of North Miami employees; $40 for non-members; Full Session Rate: $200 for MOCA Members, North Miami residents and city of North Miami employees; $270 for non-members;

Spring break is near and the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is offering a fun, five-day, spring art camp for children ages 6 through 12! Each day, children will be introduced to an array of art and design techniques in a creative environment. The classes are taught by experienced Miami-based artists and educators who will provide age appropriate instruction and activities that are inspired by great works of art, dating from antiquity to the present day.

The classes will run from Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27, 2020 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Extended Care will be provided for an additional fee from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit https://mocanomi.org/2020/01/spring-camp-2020/.

Look! Talk! Create! Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Free Family Days 4/26/20

Look! Talk! Create! Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Free Family Days
Sunday, 04/26/2020 – 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Family Days, held on the last Sunday of every month at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College (MOAD MDC), offers free admission and hands-on educational activities to families with children. This monthly event features artist-led workshops, interactive gallery tours and other activities designed for everyone in the family!

Family programs are tailored for children ages 5 to 12 and their families or adult companions. MOAD MDC’s Family Days will enhance your experience of the Museum’s current exhibitions, as well as Miami Dade College’s Special Collections Galleries at the Freedom Tower.

Come and join us for shared learning experiences, exploring ideas and creating together.

No advance registration is required. Please check the museum’s website events page for more detailed information. Family Days workshops take place in MOAD MDC’s Educational Lab. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Art of the Party Presented by Valentino 3/7/2020

Art of the Party Presented by Valentino
Saturday, 03/07/2020 – 09:30 pm – 12:30 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: 150

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, features unique experiences that showcase the world-class museum’s signature architecture and celebrates Miami.

Join us for a late night dance party under the stars on the waterfront promenade, enjoying cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and decadent desserts.

Event proceeds help fund Pérez Art Museum Miami’s educational and outreach programs.

LIVE@Frost Science: Women in Engineering 2/20/20

LIVE@Frost Science: Women in Engineering
Thursday, 02/20/2020 – 02/20/2020 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

With less than 15% of engineers in the workforce being women, we are doing our part to inspire and empower the next generation of women engineers! Join us for the next edition of LIVE@Frost Science join us as we celebrate ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ by connecting with amazing women that are defying the odds. Guest speakers will introduce the important work that they are doing while highlighting the significance of increasing the number of women in engineering and technology and the endless possibilities in this exciting field

Two Steps: Save a Life 2/8/20

Two Steps: Save a Life
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 02/08/2020 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
Frost Science Museum
1101 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Join us on Saturday, February 8, as experts teach both kids and adults how to recognize when someone needs CPR and what each of us can do about it. Get your heart pumping with a hands-on introduction to this life-saving technique, presented by National Texas Two Step CPR and the University of Miami School of Medicine. For more information, please visit frostscience.org/two-steps-save-a-life

PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul 2/15/20

PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul
Saturday, 02/15/2020 – 02/16/2020 06:15 pm – 01:00 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Save the date for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul, celebrating the fund for African American Art.

Benefactor Ticket Package
Become a Benefactor-level supporter and receive two tickets to the cocktail reception and seated dinner, access to the Reveal and private lounge seating at the Celebration including champagne.

Cocktails + Dinner | 6:15pm
Join us for a cocktail reception and seated dinner with a menu prepared by celebrity chef Amaris Jones. Includes access to Reveal and Celebration.

Reveal | 9pm
Enjoy a champagne toast and lively program as PAMM unveils the Ambassadors’ most recent art acquisition. Includes access to Celebration

Celebration | 9:30pm
The party continues with a live performance by “Best New Artist” Grammy-nominee Tank and the Bangas, DJ sets by Pam Jones, open galleries, cocktails and canapés, and dancing under the stars.

Scholl Lecture Series: Kimberly Drew in Conversation with Loni Johnson 2/13/20

Scholl Lecture Series: Kimberly Drew in Conversation with Loni Johnson
Thursday, 02/13/2020 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

In celebration of Black History Month and anticipation of Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul, celebrating the Fund for African American Art, join us for a special conversation between writer, curator, and activist Kimberly Drew and visual artist, educator, mother, and activist Loni Johnson.
Drew and Johnson will discuss Drew’s work in developing the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, her forthcoming book “Black Futures,” and her role in various spaces and institutions, including The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Met.
This conversation will highlight PAMM’s year-round work and dedication to diversifying and enriching the museum’s permanent collection through the acquisition of contemporary art by African American and African diaspora artists.

HamacaS, A Project by Liene Bosquê 2/8/20 – 3/2/20

HamacaS, A Project by Liene Bosquê
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 03/29/2020 10:00 am – 05:00 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 presenting “HamacaS,” a socially engaged project by Liene Bosquê, coordinated by Ana Clara Silva, on view from February 8 through March 29, 2020. HamacaS explores the cultural dissonance and emotional displacement experienced by immigrants in the United States. The project consists of an interactive installation at the museum that will be activated through collective hammock weaving sessions and workshops. The project will offer a critical and expansive conversation around immigration with communities in Miami. As an integral part of the project, HamacaS will continue to develop and be presented throughout different locations in Miami after its inaugural run at MOCA North Miami.

HamacaS reconsiders the relational meaning of site and place for a group of people that both occupy several spaces at once and are rendered invisible in this country. The project asks us to imagine how immigrants carry place with them across borders and barriers. What purpose can a collective, shared space have for members of a community that is both villainized and erased at the same time? HamacaS is meant to act as a safe space for dialogue, debate, and understanding through engaging in making––the space between the hand and the mind that offers respite.

Liene Bosquê is a visual artist and art educator based in Miami. Bosquê’s artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States, at MoMA PS1 in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, among other places. In 2016, she received the Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, where she presented her first public sculpture. Recently, Bosquê was an artist in residence at Queens Museum’s ArtBuilt residency in New York, where she started the socially engaged project, HamacaS. Her work has been included in international exhibitions in Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, and South Korea; at places such as Museu de Historia Natural in Lisbon, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, and Sesc in São Paulo.

HamacaS is funded by The Ellies, Miami’s visual arts awards, presented by Oolite Arts as well as the WaveMaker Grants program presented by Locust Projects, and is supported by The55project.

The project will maintain public hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The artist will be onsite on 2/8, 2/9, 2/15, 2/16, 2/29, 3/1, 3/7, 3/8, 3/21, 3/22, 3/28 and 3/29 and welcomes the public to come participate.

On Wednesday, March 11, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., there will be a screening of 16mm film and digital video on the subject of weaving and culture surrounding this age-old craft. Screening to be followed by HamacaS artist Liene Bosquê and project coordinator Ana Clara Silva in conversation. The event is free and open to the public.

Guests are invited to a closing reception on Sunday, March 29 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Meet Audrey Wright Peterman, Writer and Environmentalist, during Her Memoir Book Launch and Signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” at History Fort Lauderdale 2/4/20

Meet Audrey Wright Peterman, Writer and Environmentalist, during Her Memoir Book Launch and Signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/04/2020 – 05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during its annual Black History Month celebration. This year’s events will include the global launch/book signing of “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” a memoir, by writer and environmentalist Audrey Wright Peterman on Tuesday, February 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Living on their sailboat at Cooley’s Marina just west of History Fort Lauderdale, Audrey Peterman and her husband Frank wrote and spoke prolifically for seven years about the environmental challenges and opportunities facing South Florida and the nation. The Petermans have been advocates for the protection of America’s National Parks and publicly-owned lands for more than two decades. They have successfully challenged land managers and successive administrations to do more to include Americans of color as visitors, employees and supporters. In “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” Peterman writes about the formative influences in the Jamaican countryside that gave her the confidence to continue to work to make change in the environmental sector. Going back to her roots, Peterman delves into “old time” Jamaica in a way that will delight audiences that remember those day and intrigue those for whom they are new. The book is a memoir, a history of the environmental movement from the perspective of a Black leader, and a guide to positively influence our response to the climate crisis. Peterman’s efforts have been recognized with various awards including Environmental Hero Award 2000 from Vice President Al Gore and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Outstanding Citizen Advocate Award from the National Parks Conservation Association, (1998) and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Outdoor Afro, (2017.)

Additionally, History Fort Lauderdale will host a Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) student exhibition and sale. Visitors of all ages are also encouraged to view the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latinx and women artists sharing their views of history.

The book signing is free. Entry to the show and sale is included with 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.

To RSVP for the global book launch of Audrey Wright Peterman’s “From My Jamaican Gully to the World,” visit http://bit.ly/AWrightPetermanBook.

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

Black History Month – Dillard Center for the Arts Student Art Show and Sale at History Fort Lauderdale 2/2/20

Black History Month – Dillard Center for the Arts Student Art Show and Sale at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 02/02/2020 – 02/28/2020 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor the contributions and creativity of our African American community during its annual Black History Month celebration. This year’s events will include a Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) student exhibition and sale with an opportunity to meet the artists and guest curator/instructor Celestin Joseph on Sunday, February 2, from 1 – 3 p.m.

In addition to History Fort Lauderdale’s annual Black History Month celebration, visitors of all ages will enjoy the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” permanent exhibit which allows guests to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting Caribbean, Latin and women artists sharing their views of history.

Entry to the show and sale is free with 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.
To RSVP for the Dillard Center for the Arts’ student artist meet and greet, visit http://bit.ly/DillardArtistsMeet2020.

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

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale Exhibition 2/20/20

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale Exhibition
Thursday, 02/20/2020 – 09/27/2020 01:00 pm –
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: $12 adults; $8 seniors and military; $5 students (13–17) and college students (with valid ID); free for MOAD members, MDC students, faculty, and staff, and children 12 and under.

MOAD presents the first major U.S. survey of Forensic Architecture’s extraordinary work uncovering evidence of state and corporate violence.

Comprised of architects, software developers, filmmakers, journalists, lawyers, artists, and scientists, Forensic Architecture is a research agency that uses architectural software and an architectural sensibility to investigate human rights violations.

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale displays the evidence and explains the methodologies behind over a dozen Forensic Architecture investigations. While providing an overview of how advanced techniques such as photogrammetry, audio analysis, augmented reality, 3D modeling, machine learning, and crowd sourcing support their findings, the exhibition considers the complex relationship between a material fact and its representation in the public realm. Amidst what Founding Director Eyal Weizman refers to as the “dark epistemology” of a post-truth media environment, this collection of meticulously researched, carefully analyzed, and conscientiously presented evidence demonstrates that it is both possible and imperative to verify what is really happening in the world around us.

True to Scale includes the first Forensic Architecture investigation in which virtual reality is used to compel accurate witness testimony and recreate a crime scene. Co-produced by MOAD, it corresponds with the core theoretical and practical questions that will be further explored through the museum’s public programming.

In addition to a panel of experts on the architecture of border walls and refugee camps, MOAD will host a series of events that teach Forensic Architecture’s methodologies while laying the groundwork for an investigation of the alleged crimes occurring within a nearby child migrant detention center. Working with a coalition of journalists, activists, architects, and MDC students, the series will bring critical attention to the humanitarian crisis at our borders and the architectural forms that evince devastating social policies.

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale is curated by Sophie Landres. It is made possible by the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Immersive Technologies in the Arts initiative; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale Opening Reception 2/19/20

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale Opening Reception
Sunday, 03/29/2020 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Presenting the first major U.S. survey of Forensic Architecture’s extraordinary work uncovering evidence of state and corporate violence, join MOAD at MDC for the opening reception of Forensic Architecture: True to Scale, with a special discussion by Forensic Architecture founding director Eyal Weizman.

Comprised of architects, software developers, filmmakers, journalists, lawyers, artists, and scientists, Forensic Architecture is a research agency that uses architectural software and an architectural sensibility to investigate human rights violations.

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale displays the evidence and explains the methodologies behind over a dozen Forensic Architecture investigations. While providing an overview of how advanced techniques such as photogrammetry, audio analysis, augmented reality, 3D modeling, machine learning, and crowd sourcing support their findings, the exhibition considers the complex relationship between a material fact and its representation in the public realm. Amidst what Founding Director Eyal Weizman refers to as the “dark epistemology” of a post-truth media environment, this collection of meticulously researched, carefully analyzed, and conscientiously presented evidence demonstrates that it is both possible and imperative to verify what is really happening in the world around us.

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale is curated by Sophie Landres. It is made possible by the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Immersive Technologies in the Arts initiative; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

MOCA Moving Images: PARACAS 1/22/20

MOCA Moving Images: PARACAS
Wednesday, 01/22/2020 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to present a screening of Cecilia Vicuña’s 1983 film, PARACAS, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The screening will be followed by a presentation by Dr. Constantino Manuel Torres on anthropology, shamanism, and the pre-Colombian Paracas culture of the Atacama Desert.

In the film PARACAS, Vicuña animates a 2000-year-old pre-Columbian textile created in the Paracas/Nazca region of Perú. Figures from the ancient textile come to life to perform an imagined ancient ritual in a miniature world created by the artist, set in the poetic universe of a desert transformed into a garden by its ancient inhabitants. Original music was composed and performed specifically for this work by José Pérez de Arce and Claudio Mercado, with chants by Vicuña. The original Paracas textile is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

Following the film, Dr. Constantino Manuel Torres will speak on the topic of on anthropology, shamanism, and the pre-Colombian Paracas culture of the Atacama Desert. Dr. Constantino Manuel Torres, Professor Emeritus, Art and Art History Department at Florida International University, Miami, has conducted research on the connection between iconography and visionary plant use in ancient cultures of the South Central Andes since 1982. He co-authored “Anadenanthera: Visionary Plant of Ancient South America” (2006), a 4,000-year history of the use of this sacred plant, which led to the study of ayahuasca analogues in South American antiquity. He has been the recipient of four Fulbright Fellowships.

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” on Saturday 2/8/20

Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day”
Saturday, 02/08/2020 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station
500 Gulf Stream Way,
Dania Beach, Florida 33004
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Cost: Free

Enjoy free family fun at Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” featuring arts and crafts, interactive games, cookie decorating, face painting, live entertainment, costume characters, food trucks and more.

As part of the festivities, 13 rising stars will show off their singing talents as they compete in “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent.” The first-place winner will receive $500, a one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and professional studio and music video recording sessions with MikeSoperMusic and Newborn Studios.

Event goers are encouraged to ride the train to the event. Round-trip fares are only $5 and free for kids 12 and under. The first 200 riders to visit the Tri-Rail booth and present a valid Tri-Rail ticket dated February 8, 2020 will receive a free gift!

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Concerts Under the Stars Presented by The Haller Foundation 1/23/20

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ Concerts Under the Stars Presented by The Haller Foundation
Thursday, 01/23/2020 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
Bonnet House
900 North Birch Road,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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The sounds of sweet music will soon be flowing under balmy starlit skies at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens during its Concerts Under the Stars, presented by The Haller Foundation. Taking place on Thursdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 13, March 12 and March 26, 2020 from 6:30–8 p.m., the concerts will showcase some of South Florida’s finest talent.

The magical evenings’ activities happen in and around the house, with the concert performance on the tent-covered veranda beneath the moon and stars, rain or shine (seating is provided.) A wonderful way to start off the evening, guests will enjoy delicious complimentary wine and cheese from 6:30–7 p.m. The parking lot opens at 6 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Concerts take place from 7–8 p.m.

Following is the concert schedule:
• Jan. 23: Michael Masci Quartet with Danny Bacher, featuring relaxing jazz music.
• Feb. 13: University of Miami Frost Opera Theater, whose performances reflect the broad range of programming in the 21st century, from Baroque opera to the most progressive works of the current time.
• March 12: Lynn University String Quartet, playing a broad and diverse range of repertoire that mixes contemporary music with the traditional.
• March 26: SOSOS, an acoustic band that bases its music around root instruments such as upright bass, pump organ, banjo, mandolin, djembe, acoustic guitars, drums, and melodica.

The concert series is happening during Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 100th anniversary year. One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020.

A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. The 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.

To purchase tickets, visit www.bonnethouse.org or call 954-703-2614. Tickets start at $40 for members and $45 for non-members. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org/events/category/concerts/list/.

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.

Photo attached – Photo Credit: Adept Studios

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale 1/6/20

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!) Presents Fourth Annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” Friend-raiser at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Monday, 01/06/2020 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its fourth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” friend-raiser. This elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature an exhibit tour, live entertainment, light bites and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience both I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America, which is currently on display until June 30, 2020 and Happy! which runs until July 5, 2020 at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America examines the manifestation of Surrealism in Latin America. Drawn exclusively from NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s in-depth collection of Latin American art and promised gifts from the Stanley and Pearl Goodman collection, the exhibition features works by Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Carlos Mérida, Wolfgang Paalen, Amelia Peláez, Rufino Tamayo, Joaquín Torres-García, Xul Solar and Remedios Varo, among others.

Organized by Museum Director and Chief Curator, Bonnie Clearwater, Happy! explores contemporary works that were produced with the aim to help the artist and/or viewers cope with personal trauma and daily frustrations Among the artists included in the exhibition are Mark Rothko, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Tracey Emin, Christina Forrer, Takashi Murakami, Ernesto Neto, Yoko Ono, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Ragnar Kjartansson, and Andy Warhol, among others.

Light Up Celebration at History Fort Lauderdale 12/10/19

Light Up Celebration at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 12/10/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free to members; $25 to the general public

Celebrate Light Up at the historic New River Inn! History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, is commemorating the date of December 10, 1912, when Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale received its first street lights powered-up by the Bryan Electric Company.

Enjoy a special Holiday Cocktail & Member Reception featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats as our campus twinkles and glitters with traditional holiday decorations and musical sounds of the season.

Attendees can also view two new compelling exhibits – “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” featuring a retrospective of contemporary and traditional fine art from Elgin Jumper, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Brian Zepeda, Pedro Zepeda, Erica Deitz, Samuel Tommie, Tia Blais-Billie, Jacqueline Osceola and Stephanie Hall (collaboratively curated by the artists along with Tara Chadwick, Jimmy Osceola, and Dante Blais-Billie) and “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale,” a permanent installation allowing visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis.

Performance and Conversation with Artist Cecilia Vicuna at MOCA North Miami 12/7/19

Performance and Conversation with Artist Cecilia Vicuna at MOCA North Miami
Saturday, 12/07/2019 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: General admission is $10; it is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents and select art fair VIP cardholders.*

10:00 a.m.: Performance by Cecilia Vicuna in Main Gallery
Participatory improvisational performance by the artist, the creation of a living quipu. Inspired by the ancient Andean tradition of “talking knots,” the living quipu will celebrate tactile knowledge and interconnections across the cosmos. This performance is a dynamic form of storytelling in which unspun wool and language weave a vibrant matrix of connections and possibility.
10:45 a.m.: Conversation with the Artist
Cecilia Vicuna and exhibition co-curators Andrea Andersson, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the CAC and Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor, University of California, Berkeley will unpack ideas and contexts informing the artist’s process through a conversation in MOCA’s Pavilion Gallery.

MOCA Presents Cecilia Vicuña and Alice Rahon Exhibition Receptions 12/5/19

MOCA Presents Cecilia Vicuña and Alice Rahon Exhibition Receptions
Thursday, 12/05/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: General admission is $20; it is free for MOCA members, North Miami residents and select art fair VIP cardholders

During Miami Art Week 2019, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is presenting a special exhibition reception on Thursday, Dec. 5 to celebrate its two exhibitions showcasing women artists ― Cecilia Vicuña’s “Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen” and the late French-Mexican Surrealist Alice Rahon’s “Poetic Invocations.” Both exhibitions will open on Tuesday, Nov. 26 and remain on view through Sunday, March 29, 2020.

The first major U.S. solo exhibition of influential Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña, “About to Happen” traces Vicuña’s career-long commitment to exploring displaced materials, peoples, and landscapes in a time of climate change. It is comprised of Vicuña’s multidisciplinary work in performance, sculpture, drawing, video, text, and site-specific installations created over 40 years. For the first time in this traveling exhibition, the show will include painting, a practice Vicuña began during the 1970s and to which she has recently returned, in some cases repainting lost works from memory. The exhibition is co-curated by Andrea Andersson, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the CAC, and Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

“Poetic Invocations” marks the first solo show dedicated to Alice Rahon’s work in the U.S. in 55 years. Born in France and later nationalized as a Mexican, Rahon became an active member of a group of European Surrealist artists in exile. This exhibition examines a robust moment that emerged in 1940 as an international community of artists fled World War II in Europe and settled in Mexico. It will feature approximately 30 works including paintings, works on paper, as well as archival material that emphasizes Rahon´s oeuvre as a whole. The exhibition is guest curated by Mexico City-based art historian Tere Arcq. Arcq has worked as chief curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and has independently produced many high-profile exhibitions.

*Free admission during Art Basel Miami Beach extended to Art Basel, Art Miami, Design Miami, Pinta, Prizm, PULSE, NADA, SCOPE and UNTITLED VIP cardholders

Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks 11/15/19

Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks
Friday, 11/15/2019 – 01/12/2020 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will shine a spotlight on the significant contributions of local Native American artists during Native American Heritage Month in November. “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” featuring a retrospective of contemporary and traditional fine art from Elgin Jumper, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Brian Zepeda, Pedro Zepeda, Erica Deitz, Samuel Tommie, Tia Blais-Billie, Jacqueline Osceola and Stephanie Hall (collaboratively curated by the artists along with Tara Chadwick, Jimmy Osceola, and Dante Blais-Billie) will run from November 15 – January 12 at the New River Inn building of History Fort Lauderdale, an Art Basel partner cultural institution.

“Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” is one of several insightful experiences at History Fort Lauderdale. Permanent exhibits include the new “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” which allows visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis, “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, plus “Archaeology of the New River” and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American, Caribbean, Latinx and women artists sharing their views of history.

Last year, History Fort Lauderdale, in conjunction with The Florida Humanities Council, launched Florida Stories’ “Walk Fort Lauderdale,” the first FREE Broward County walking tour app (available through the App Store and Google Play). The tour, featuring archival photos, renderings and cultural narratives, allows visitors to learn about the colorful history of Fort Lauderdale at their own pace at 12 significant locations including the New River and Bryan Homes on the History Fort Lauderdale Campus and the Bryan/Abreu building (201 SW 2nd St.).

Entry to “Patchwork Mosaic: An Indigenous Gathering of Seminole Masterworks” is free with History Fort Lauderdale 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. For tickets, please visit http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

Local Views at PAMM: GeoVanna Gonzalez 10/24/19

Local Views at PAMM: GeoVanna Gonzalez
Thursday, 10/24/2019 – 06:00 pm – 06:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Join us for our in-gallery tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, GeoVanna Gonzalez will lead the tour.

Local Views at PAMM gives visitors a first-hand interaction with local artists by creating conversations centered around art and the creative process. This casual 30-minute conversation generally takes place on the last Thursday of each month but will take place on the second-to-last Thursday this month exceptionally. ​

Photo credit: Alex Markow

Member Appreciation Weekend 11/14/19

Member Appreciation Weekend
Thursday, 11/14/2019 – 11/18/2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Members are at the heart of our museum. Every membership supports Pérez Art Museum Miami exhibitions, programs, and education initiatives. During Member Appreciation Weekend, members receive invitations to members-only programs Curated Coffee and Art Fair Survival Panel, double discounts at PAMM Shop and Verde restaurant and bar, double discounts on private tours, and complimentary parking during their museum visit!

Complimentary parking for members is available by validation only at the museum front desk and must be paired with a museum visit. Membership must be current.

FIU Focus: Teresita Fernández in conversation with Dr. Ana Dopico 11/9/19

FIU Focus: Teresita Fernández in conversation with Dr. Ana Dopico
Saturday, 11/09/2019 – 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Pérez Art Museum Miami welcomes Florida International University students and public to a conversation on how being a first-generation American in Miami in the 80s molded Teresita Fernández’s work. She will also discuss how she uses conceptual landscape to address and question notions of identity and belonging.

Flight Into Egypt 10/19/19

Flight Into Egypt
Saturday, 10/19/2019 – 12/31/2025 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay,
Miami, Florida 33157
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Cost: $15 for adults; $7 for children (ages 4-14); Military and seniors receive a $2 discount on Tuesdays, and Deering Estate Foundation members admitted free

Flight Into Egypt: Rare, Reformation-Era Stained Glass Exhibition

Two rare, pre-17th century, stained-glass panels depicting the Holy Family’s Flight Into Egypt are on permanent display at the Deering Estate beginning October 19th. The historic significance of these pieces cannot be overstated, as very few stained glass representations of religious art from this period have survived centuries marked by the ravages of war, political upheavals and natural deterioration. Of the stained-glass panels from that era that have survived, there are only 14 other pieces on public display in Florida. Admission to the 450-acre estate is $15 for adults; $7 for children (ages 4-14); Military and seniors receive a $2 discount on Tuesdays, and Deering Estate Foundation members admitted free. The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. Open 10 am till 5 pm. For further information, please call 305-235-1668, or visit https://100ladiesofdeering.org/flight-into-egypt/

MOAD MDC Presents: Alternative Facts by Paul Ramirez Jonas 10/20/19

MOAD MDC Presents: Alternative Facts by Paul Ramirez Jonas
Sunday, 10/20/2019 – 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
HARTVEST PROJECT at Pinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
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MOAD MDC will present Alternative Facts, an interactive public performance by Paul Ramírez Jonas that explores the concept that truth is a social contract. Over the course of two days in two different parts of the city, the artist will engage individual members of the public in a series of actions that call into question commonly understood ideas about facts, authority, exchange, value, and trust.

For Alternative Facts, Ramírez Jonas will set up notary stations in public locations. For several hours each day, he will invite passersby to participate in a simple exchange in which they sit at the table and make an untruthful statement. Through a brief but elaborate process, the artist will notarize each statement as a testament to its truthfulness. The participants are then asked to pay for the service with a gold coin, which is made by the artist electroplating their spare change in a gold solution. The exchange results in two drawings: one for the participant to keep and another to be displayed near the notary station.

The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale, A New Major Permanent Exhibit 10/1/19

The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale, A New Major Permanent Exhibit
Tuesday, 10/01/2019 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites guests to explore “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale,” a new major permanent exhibit opening October 1 (members-only preview on September 30 at 6 p.m.).

The exhibit will allow visitors to experience the story of the City of Fort Lauderdale as told through the pioneer family that shaped its development from an agricultural outpost in 1896 to a bustling city in the 1920s to its current status as a leading Metropolis. The first major history exhibition in three years, this visually compelling exhibit will occupy half of one of the main upstairs galleries and will remain part of the History Museum’s permanent exhibits. Highlights of the exhibit include New River development pioneer Tom Bryan’s original desk and chair from the 1920s, agricultural artifacts from the early 1900s, a historic hotel register and family photos.

The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale, descendants of William Bryan, a Revolutionary War veteran from North Carolina, can be traced back to Florida as early as 1844 with the birth of great grandson Philemon Nathaniel Bryan in Hamilton County. Philemon served in the Confederate Army and moved south to Volusia County after the Civil War. He acquired extensive citrus groves and served as the mayor of New Smyrna. After acquiring wealth and a reputation for his agricultural skills, he and his wife, Lucy, moved further south and arrived on the New River in 1895, where Bryan served as a construction contractor for the Florida East Coast Railway and officer in the first city bank. He and his seven children, including Reed A. Bryan, Tom M. Bryan, Virginia Dallas Bryan and Constance Bryan, along with several relatives, also settled in Fort Lauderdale and helped build it to prominence. They worked as farmers, innkeepers, and businesspeople becoming civic leaders and nurturing the City on its way to prosperity.

“The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale” will join other insightful History Fort Lauderdale permanent exhibits including “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a fashion and lifestyle glimpse of the socially prominent Fort Lauderdale resident with a lauded career as a star vocalist of musical comedy, Seminole Tribal art and artifacts and a multitude of narratives and photos sharing the history of other founding families of Fort Lauderdale. The nonprofit museum also hosts a variety of yearly multicultural exhibits highlighting African American and Afro-Caribbean contributions, Hispanic crafts and local artists.

Last year, History Fort Lauderdale, in conjunction with The Florida Humanities Council, launched Florida Stories’ “Walk Fort Lauderdale,” the first FREE Broward County walking tour app (available through the App Store and Google Play). The tour, featuring archival photos, renderings and cultural narratives, allows visitors to learn about the colorful history of Fort Lauderdale at their own pace at 12 significant locations including the New River and Bryan Homes on the History Fort Lauderdale Campus and the Bryan/Abreu building (201 SW 2nd St.).

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

Ofrendas, An Homage to the Colorful Traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, at History Fort Lauderdale 10/6/19

Ofrendas, An Homage to the Colorful Traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/06/2019 – 11/03/2019 11:00 am –
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free Family Fun Day; Other days require admission of $15 adults/ $12 seniors/ $7 students / Free for military and kids ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, invites the community to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with “Ofrendas,” its annual homage to the colorful traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos. The cultural immersion exhibit, containing both fine art and creative community memorial altars or “ofrendas” covered in photographs, flowers and favorite items of the dearly departed, opens Sunday, October 6 and runs through Sunday, November 3 at the New River Inn. This year’s associated activities will include family fun on opening day, a Community Conversation about the origins of Day of the Dead and an evening of parades, costumes and revelry on Saturday, November 2.

Activities and events for this year’s “Ofrendas” are as follows:

“Ofrendas” Family Fun Day Exhibit Opening, Sunday, October 6, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Free
Celebrate another year of life and the remembrance of loved ones in preparation for Día de los Muertos. Family Fun Day is a FREE public event featuring a sharing of stories, face-painting, a puppet show and touring of the community “Ofrendas” exhibition.

Florida Day of the Dead Celebration on Saturday, November 2 – 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Free to view celebration
Stake your spot on the lawn of History Fort Lauderdale for this annual traditional, colorful skeleton processional sponsored by Riverwalk, City of Fort Lauderdale and the Puppet Network & Puppet Guild of South Florida. Community members in skeleton costumes and masks “meander through villages” to visit the graves of their ancestors. City Officials will kick-off the parade and then mariachi musicians lead the way as this processional of thousands of skeletons streams from Huizenga Plaza west along Riverwalk. It then heads north on SW 3rd Avenue, where the celebration continues at Revolution Live Entertainment Complex. During the event, History Fort Lauderdale will welcome guests to place their offerings in the “Ofrendas” exhibit room from noon – 8 p.m. Visit www.dayofthedeadflorida.com for schedule information.

Community Conversation with Jonathan Chait Auerbach, Consul General of Mexico, on Monday, October 21, at 6 p.m.; Open to the public. Suggested donation of $10.
Join History Fort Lauderdale for a discussion about the historical traditions of Day of the Dead in Mexico. RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/HFLOfrendasConversation.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale’s “Ofrendas” exhibit and activities, call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Bass Babies 10/2/19

Bass Babies
Wednesday, 10/02/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 per class, $8 per class for members

In this week’s class, create 3D forms and learn about artists that use stacking and building in their artwork. Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.

*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.

Curator Culture 9/25/19

Curator Culture
Wednesday, 09/25/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10, free for members

Hydra’s Rain, a multisensory and participatory meditation guided by artist Hayden Dunham, where the audience will be bathed in sound within the museum. At 7 PM, Naomi Fisher, artist and director of BFI, and Katherine Fleming, founder of Bridge Initiative, will host a conversation on the ecologically-focused collaboration between artists Hayden Dunham and Katerina Llanes, discussing their upcoming exhibition with BFI, IN: the serpent :TO (Hydra’s Rain), opening September 28. The talk will take place in the Department of Reflection, a parafictional municipal office established in the adjacent Collins Park Rotunda. Cocktail reception at The Bass to follow the talk, featuring environmental atmosphere designed by Dunham and Llanes.
Plus, FREE welcome drink per guest (21+) with drinks and small bites available for purchase from The Cafe by Thierry Isambert.

Bass Babies 10/4/19

Bass Babies
Friday, 10/04/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 per class, $8 per class for members

In this week’s class, create 3D forms and learn about artists that use stacking and building in their artwork. Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.

Smithsonian Museum Day at History Fort Lauderdale 9/21/19

Smithsonian Museum Day at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 09:30 pm – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will take part in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day on Saturday, September 21. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

This year’s Museum Day participants at History Fort Lauderdale can view “The Art of Tim Forman: Landscape Paintings” currently on display plus explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum 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 History Fort Lauderdale, please call (954) 463-4431 or visit us online at historyfortlauderdale.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Bass Babies 9/20/19

Bass Babies
Friday, 09/20/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $8 for museum members, $10 for non-members

Using basic symbols like emojis, identify and express your emotions to make art.
Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.
*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.

Art After Hours 9/19/19

Art After Hours
Thursday, 09/19/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $15 per class, $10 for members

Join us for a creative happy hour! Take a break after work and explore topics, techniques and themes in art through a series of monthly, art-making workshops. Led by teaching artists and designed for all skill levels, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist. Wine included (21+)! This month’s topic is basic sculpting – learn building techniques for creating 3D projects with clay.

Teen Art Class 9/21/19

Teen Art Class
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 01:30 pm – 04:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members

Learn about aesthetic interactions of color, and basic fundamentals and advantages of using color in various media.
Studio art intensive workshops for building a strong portfolio of work. Each week is devoted to a particular medium, providing students the ability to select and explore material. Professional art teachers will advise and guide students to develop their skillset, hone their studio art practice, and experiment with a multitude of materials. Students will learn how to articulate their vision and speak about artwork through one-on-one and group critique, a necessary tool for artist development. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Art for Kids at The Bass 9/21/19

Art for Kids at The Bass
Saturday, 09/21/2019 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members

Get an up-close look at the museum’s exhibitions while learning how to draw from observation with one-on-one interactions with the instructor.
Young artists will develop a portfolio of artwork while building technical skills through weekly group instruction, led by teaching artists, that explore different mediums, techniques and tools for art making.

Bass Babies 9/20/19

Bass Babies
Friday, 09/20/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $8 for museum members, $10 for non-members

Using basic symbols like emojis, identify and express your emotions to make art.
Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.
*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.

Teen Art Class at The Bass 9/28/19

Teen Art Class at The Bass
Saturday, 09/28/2019 – 09/28/2019 01:30 pm – 04:00 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $15 per class, $10 for members

Develop a personal palette inspired by your aesthetic and learn about color harmony, intensity, hue, space, temperature and how to apply it to your paintings.
Each week is devoted to a particular medium, providing students the ability to select and explore material. Professional art teachers will advise and guide students to develop their skillset, hone their studio art practice, and experiment with a multitude of materials. Students will learn how to articulate their vision and speak about artwork through one-on-one and group critique, a necessary tool for artist development. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions.

Art for Kids at The Bass 9/28/19

Art for Kids at The Bass
Saturday, 09/28/2019 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $15 per class, $10 for members

Fabric, paint, markers and clay are just a few materials that will be used to create a mixed media masterpiece.
Young artists will develop a portfolio of artwork while building technical skills through weekly group instruction, led by teaching artists, that explore different mediums, techniques and tools for art making.

Family Day at The Bass 9/29/19

Family Day at The Bass
Sunday, 09/29/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

Ignite your imagination using all of your senses through a series of design challenges.
Family Day at The Bass is a free, monthly IDEAS program created to engage families with children of all ages in activities that encourage conversation, exploration and experimentation through art. Activities include a ‘Design Challenge’, action guides for gallery exploration, as well as special guest artists or performances. Admission is free throughout the day to all visitors on Family Days.

Bass Babies 9/25/19, 9/27/19

Bass Babies
Wednesday, 09/25/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $10 per class, $8 for members

Learn how to create all the colors of the rainbow by mixing primary colors.
Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.

Bass Babies 9/18/19

Bass Babies
Wednesday, 09/18/2019 – 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $8 for museum members, $10 for non-members

Using basic symbols like emojis, identify and express your emotions to make art.
Bass Babies is a weekly art program designed for our youngest visitors and their caregivers, to foster new discoveries in sensory awareness, creativity and pre-literacy skills through hands-on art activities.
*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.