Lecture: The first decade of the City of Miami Beach, 1915-1925 with Dr. Paul George 4/21/15

LECTURE: The first decade of the City of Miami Beach, 1915-1925 with Dr. Paul George.
Tuesday, 04/21/2015 – 07:00 pm –
ART DECO MUSEUM
1001 Ocean Drive,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: FREE

Discover the history of Miami Beach from 1915-1925 (the first decade of Miami Beach). Miami Beach was founded on March 26, 1915 and first decade of the now famous beach is full of rich history. Join Dr. Paul George and the Miami Design Preservation League and take a trip back through time to when it all began.

Bass Museum presents installation It’s Like The River, De Nile 4/3/15

Bass Museum presents installation “It’s Like The River, De Nile”
Friday, 04/03/2015 – 06/30/2015 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Its-Like-the-River-De-NileBass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free

The frailty of Miami Beach as a barrier island is the subject of the Bass Museum of Art’s new addition to its series tc: temporary contemporary.

Visual and performance artist Reed van Brunschot collaborated with Francisca Twiggs, a painter who works as commercial display artist and fabricator, to create I”t’s Like the River, De Nile.” The work is installed in the storefront windows of the Walgreen’s store located at the corner of Collins Avenue and 23rd Street, along a popular pathway to the public beach. Using set design and analog stage tricks, everyday objects and shoreline detritus make up a narrative installation that is both whimsical and eerily foreboding.

“Apocalyptic flooding has been depicted throughout the history of art,” said Jose Carlos Diaz, Bass Museum of Art Curator of Exhibitions. “Twiggs and van Brunschot have given us their own interpretation of this subject in light of 21st century global warming.”

“Our intention is to utilize this location’s storefront to sell the idea of ‘The Great Flood’, a theme approached throughout history in the arts as something destructive yet cleansing, beautiful yet violent and principally, a subject that is so very relevant however lamentably taboo here in South Florida. There is a level of absurdity in the political dismissal of even using the words “climate change”. It is these dualities in this very current social topic that has brought on the inspiration for the artwork and it’s title.” says Artist Reed van Brunschot.

Reed van Brunschot received her BFA from the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2011 and has exhibited and performed internationally. In 2014, her work was seen in Miami at Primary Projects and Locust Projects at NADA Fair; and Galeria Logo in Porto Alegre in Brazil. She was also a fellow in both Cannonball and the Artist in Residence in the Everglades residency program.

Francisca Twiggs received her BFA in painting from the University of Miami in 2008 and currently works as the Senior Display Coordinator for Anthropologie in Miami, FL.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: “Off The Grid” 4/11/15

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: “Off The Grid”
Saturday, 04/11/2015 – 04/11/2015 01:00 pm – 04:00 pm
eugenio_espinoza_circunstancial_1971Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

After exploring Eugenio Espinoza’s work in the galleries, experience the limitless creative possibilities of the grid with hands-on art making activities for all ages, facilitated and inspired by the artist!

Scholl Lecture Series: Barry Schwabsky 4/9/15

Scholl Lecture Series: Barry Schwabsky
Thursday, 04/09/2015 – 04/09/2015 07:00 pm –
victoria_gitman_on_display_2013_web_1Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky speaks about ideas relevant to painting today with specific examples from Victoria Gitman: Desiring Eye.

Adult Workshop: “Taller Tà​pies: A Workshop About Free Verse and Gesture” with Michelle Weinberg 4/9/15

Adult Workshop: “Taller Tà​pies: A Workshop About Free Verse and Gesture” with Michelle Weinberg
Sunday, 04/09/2015 – 04/09/2015 10:00 am – 01:00 pm
pamm_studio_educator_workshop_2_1_0_0Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Members $85, non-members $100

A visual and literary workshop inspired by the raw expression of Antoni Tàpies, a Spanish artist who integrated materials from everyday life into art. Participants will learn to communicate basic powerful human emotion through common, earthy and “poor”​ materials. Users will use gestural mark-making, coarse physical textures, use of non-art materials, and a restricted color palette in an effort to break down the boundaries between art and life.

Adult Workshop: “Soundscape: Exploring Urban Sounds Through Personal Interpretation” with T. Wheeler Castillo 4/2/15

Adult Workshop: “Soundscape: Exploring Urban Sounds Through Personal Interpretation” with T. Wheeler Castillo
Thursday, 04/02/2015 – 04/02/2015 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
img_9508_tour_webPérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Members $60, non-members $75.

Participants will explore soundscapes in this site-specific workshop in Museum Park. Local artist T. Wheeler Castillo will lead participants through an exploration of environmental sounds and how they translate to the profound effects of human impact on the region. Participants will use sound recorders and digital editing software to make their unique and personal urban soundtrack.

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future 2/20/15

PechaKucha Miami: The City of the Future
Friday, 02/20/2015 – 07:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Young-Patrons-PechaKucha-Miami-City-of-the-Future-Miami-Science-MuseumFrost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33133
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Cost: Suggested donation $10

Travel into the future with five local and international guest speakers for The City of the Future PechaKucha presented by the Frost Science Young Patrons as part of the Frost Science’s multi-day Innovation and Engineering Weekend: Building the City of the Future. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy beverages while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening will conclude by the “rake” kiln fire while the pottery is cured for guests to take home. Music by Dani Nicole and complimentary libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoleon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea. Also featured will be the Miami Cityscapes artworks, where ten local artists shared their vision for the city of the future, and a special light installation in the Planetarium. This event is part of the global PechaKucha Night worldwide.