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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

MOAD MDC presents: Discussion in Situ with Martin A. Tsang 9/29/19

MOAD MDC presents: Discussion in Situ with Martin A. Tsang
Sunday, 09/29/2019 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
MOAD MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

MOAD presents a series of public programs related to its current exhibition, Where the Oceans Meet. Rather than a formal sit-down lecture, MOAD’s “Discussions In Situ” are engaging, conversational, and scholarly exhibition tours lead by a wide array of interdisciplinary experts. While pointing to specific art work and archival material on view, Tsang sparks a conversation on “The Hidden Cabrera,” highlighting Cabrera’s biography and research methods.

Where the Oceans Meet is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with the pioneering thought of two Caribbean writers, Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant. The show is comprised of an international group of artists and collectives consider notions of shifting and porous borders—and how crossing borders has shaped our world. They articulate various aspects of the two scholars’ thoughts on race, diaspora, colonialization, creolization, language, and territory, particularly with regards to Miami’s position in a world that never stops turning. Where the Oceans Meet will be on view until January 12, 2020.

Bass Babies 9/11/19, 9/13/19

Bass Babies
Wednesday, 09/11/2019 – 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

Explore different fiber art materials like yarn, cotton balls, and fabric, like exhibiting artist Sheila Hicks.
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. This program will sell-out.

Art for Kids at The Bass 9/14/19

Art for Kids at The Bass
Saturday, 09/14/2019 – 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

Learn how to tell a story by creating a series of drawings.
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 9/4/19

Bass Babies
Wednesday, 09/04/2019 – 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

Make art that engages the senses: touch, sight, smell and hearing. 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. This program will sell-out.
*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.

Bass Babies 9/6/19

Bass Babies
Friday, 09/06/2019 – 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

Make art that engages the senses: touch, sight, smell and hearing.
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. This program will sell-out.
*Classes held on the same week repeat topics and activities. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one class per week.

Teen Art Class 9/7/19

Teen Art Class
Saturday, 09/07/2019 – 01:30 am – 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

Often revered as the artist’s primary tool to record visual images and concepts, a comprehensive sketchbook is considered as an essential component for applying to any visual art program. Learn the basics on how to develop a thoughtful sketchbook.
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 9/7/19

Art for Kids
Saturday, 09/07/2019 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: $8 for museum members, $10 for non-members

Create personalized sketchbooks by learning about various book-making methods.
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.

Full Moon Glow-UP Event 9/12/19

Full Moon Glow-UP Event
Thursday, 09/12/2019 – 06:30 pm – 09:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $25

Every month, the full moon emits a powerful energy. Since the effects are typically felt up to two weeks after the full moon phase, it’s the perfect opportunity to align the mind, body and spirit. Guests will check in at 6:30 p.m. while enjoying beats by Mahtayo and complimentary drinks. The Full Moon “Glow-Up” Event Series features a one-hour class of yoga by TruFusion Coral Gables (starting at 7:00 p.m.) followed by a 30-minute beauty and retail intermission (participating sponsors: Glow-UP Make-up & Braid Bar by Glamsquad; Rupees Sarees and Athleta). Henna Artist, Melissa Addams, will be applying henna tattoos to guest’s hands from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lululemon will lend yoga mats to participants. To explain the full moon’s celestial functions and its powerful energy, the final portion of the event (starting at 8:30 p.m.) will feature a 30-minute astrology talk by Valerie Mesa, a Clairvoyant Astrologer and Cosmic Journalist. Mesa has been studying astrology since the age of thirteen and she currently writes for Elite Daily, Betches and Love by Luna.

MOAD MDC Real Utopias Film Series Presents Nueva Venecia 9/10/19

MOAD MDC Real Utopias Film Series Presents Nueva Venecia
Tuesday, 09/10/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC’s Tower Theater
1508 S.W. 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
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Cost: Free

The documentary feature Nueva Venecia portrays the inhabitants of a small village in the Santa Marta marsh in Colombia, who live on the water and make a living by fishing. Their lives changed drastically on November 22, 2000, when a paramilitary group slaughtered 37 people and forced the other villagers to move out. In spite of the horror and the possibility of further acts of violence, the community eventually returned, choosing to face the hazards of new assaults rather than quit their way of life. Things did change, however, as fishing-boat memorials and ceremonies to honor the dead have become familiar, as have constant pleas to the authorities for justice. Something else keeps people together: soccer, played again on the field built on stilts, long hidden under water. Sport provides the only hope for a way out for many of the local youngsters, who dream of both social and economic improvement, and of being discovered by some scout or club agent to become Colombian soccer stars.

Museum Of Art And Design At Mdc Presents The Film Series Real Utopias 10/10/19

Museum Of Art And Design At Mdc Presents The Film Series Real Utopias
Thursday, 10/10/2019 – 06:00 pm –
Bill Cosford Cinema
5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Website
Cost: Free

In the Park (1962), 14 minutes, Directed by Orlando Jiménez-Leal
In the Park, is a trip to the past. The year is 1962. The subject, a Sunday day in Bay Front Park, Miami, when the world was still innocent. The hidden camera, the free cinema, allows us to observe from a distance, to be voyeurs without being discovered. We see young and old in a sweet-and-sour situation, which gives the viewer a strange nostalgic feeling.
New Town Utopia (2017), 80 minutes, Directed by Christopher Ian Smith
A journey of memory, place, and performance, New Town Utopia is a documentary feature about utopian dreams and concrete realities—the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex. Facing austerity, adversity and personal battles the artists, musicians, and poets of Basildon are individuals driven by their creative spirit to improve their community through art, poetry, music, and some rather angry puppets. New Town Utopia features Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Moulin Rouge) as the voice of Lewis Silkin MP.

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale 8/24/19

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 08/24/2019 – 10:00 am – 03:00 pm
New River Inn, along the Riverwalk
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Don’t miss the next New River Marketplace this month at History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors. The event will take place on the historic campus, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set under the shade of historic live oaks, the Marketplace will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, luxury bath fixtures and more. Vendors will also showcase specialty plants including orchids and succulents plus pet supplies, organic food and natural health and beauty products. 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 Marketplace is FREE. 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 us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

Full Moon Glow-UP Event 8/15/19

Full Moon Glow-UP Event
Thursday, 08/15/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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Cost: $25

Every month, the full moon emits a powerful energy. Since the effects are typically felt up to two weeks after the full moon phase, it’s the perfect opportunity to align the mind, body and spirit. The inaugural #FullMoonGlowUP event will be hosted by GQ and Maxim Model Carissa Rosario. Guests will check in at 6:00 p.m. while enjoying beats by Mahtayo and complimentary drinks by Barcelo Rum. The Full Moon “Glow-Up” Event Series features a one-hour class of yoga (starting at 6:30 p.m.) followed by a 30-minute beauty and retail intermission (participating sponsors include Be Rad Cosmetics, Athleta and Glamsquad). Lululemon will lend yoga mats to participants. To explain the full moon’s celestial functions and its powerful energy, the final portion of the event (starting at 8:00 p.m.) will feature a 30-minute astrology talk by Valeria Mesa, a Clairvoyant Astrologer and Cosmic Journalist. Mesa has been studying astrology since the age of thirteen and she currently writes for Elite Daily, Betches, The Mujerista and Love by Luna.

Summer Friday Happy Hour at Verde 7/26/19

Summer Friday Happy Hour at Verde
Friday, 07/26/2019 – 08/30/2019 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Miami’s only full-service museum restaurant, Verde, nestled in the Pérez Art Museum Miami, is the perfect place to enjoy refreshing cocktails, pitchers, and punches all summer long while taking in waterfront views of Biscayne Bay. For those who get to take advantage of Summer Fridays and leave the office early, the restaurant is offering happy hour specials from 2 to 4 p.m. including $5 Mojitos, Old Fashioneds, Margaritas, $6 beers, $5 wine and $8 cocktails.

To Write Miami: A Reading With Lynne Barrett 8/28/19

To Write Miami: A Reading With Lynne Barrett
Wednesday, 08/28/2019 – 08/28/2019 07:30 pm – 09:30 pm
Soya & Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St Miami FL 33132,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Barrett is the award-winning author of three story collections, most recently Magpies, which received the Florida Book Awards gold medal for fiction. Her recent fiction and nonfiction can be found in New Flash Fiction Review, Necessary Fiction, Mystery Tribune, The Miami Rail, The Southern Women’s Review, River Teeth’s Beautiful Things, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Flash! Writing the Very Short Story, and Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Stories Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. She’s the editor of the forthcoming anthology Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida. A recipient of the Edgar Award for best mystery story, Barrett teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and is editor of The Florida Book Review.

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Film Series Real Utopias 8/6/19

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Film Series Real Utopias
Tuesday, 08/06/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC’S Tower Theatre
1508 S.W. 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: Free

Located 2000 kilometers from the Amazon and 18 hours from Rio, the city of Brasília—the capital of Brazil—is a mythical place: a concrete utopia born out of the desert. In 1956 at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urban plan and structures that would attempt to micromanage the daily activity of human life. The unabashed goal was to create the space that would birth “the new Brazilian citizen.” Now the stark beauty of the city acts as a backdrop to isolation, changing values, and the dynamic power and politics of today’s Brazil. The haunting ambience of Niemeyer and Costa’s dream echoes through the lives of a range of characters, each trying to make their mark in the city of today: Sergio, the stalwart urbanist who defends the city plan but knows it must adapt; Helize, studying to become a federal civil servant—the dream of so many Brazilian students—and Willians, a street vendor by day, who tries to find meaningful connection in a city built to divide. Brasilia: Life After Design takes us to a city rarely seen by the international viewer: what is it like to live in someone else’s idea?

Look! Talk! Create! Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Free Family Days 8/25/19

Look! Talk! Create! Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Free Family Days
Sunday, 08/25/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
MDC's Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
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.

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Film Series Real Utopias 8/6/19

Museum Of Art And Design At MDC Presents The Film Series Real Utopias
Tuesday, 08/06/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
MDC's Tower Theatre
1508 S.W. 8th Street,
Miami, Florida 33135
Website
Cost: Free

Located 2000 kilometers from the Amazon and 18 hours from Rio, the city of Brasília—the capital of Brazil—is a mythical place: a concrete utopia born out of the desert. In 1956 at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urban plan and structures that would attempt to micromanage the daily activity of human life. The unabashed goal was to create the space that would birth “the new Brazilian citizen.” Now the stark beauty of the city acts as a backdrop to isolation, changing values, and the dynamic power and politics of today’s Brazil. The haunting ambience of Niemeyer and Costa’s dream echoes through the lives of a range of characters, each trying to make their mark in the city of today: Sergio, the stalwart urbanist who defends the city plan but knows it must adapt; Helize, studying to become a federal civil servant—the dream of so many Brazilian students—and Willians, a street vendor by day, who tries to find meaningful connection in a city built to divide. Brasilia: Life After Design takes us to a city rarely seen by the international viewer: what is it like to live in someone else’s idea?

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale 7/27/19

New River Marketplace at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/27/2019 – 07/27/2019 07:00 am – 01:00 pm
New River Inn, along the Riverwalk
231 SW 2nd 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, will host its next New River Marketplace on Saturday, July 27, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The New River Marketplace will continue to run on the fourth Saturday of each consecutive month on the historic campus, in front of the New River Inn (231 SW Second Avenue) and along the Riverwalk.

Set under the shade of historic live oaks, the Marketplace will feature more than 52 vendors offering a selection of original art, antiques, furnishings, collectables, clothing, jewelry, luxury bath fixtures and more. Vendors will also showcase specialty plants including orchids and succulents plus pet supplies, organic food and natural health and beauty products. 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 Marketplace is FREE. 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 us on Facebook at facebook.com/ftlhistory on Instagram @ftlhistory and on Twitter @FLLhistory.

“The Art of Tim Forman: Landscape Paintings” at History Fort Lauderdale 7/7/19

“The Art of Tim Forman: Landscape Paintings” at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 07/07/2019 – 09/28/2019 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd 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.

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: Landscape Paintings” from Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, September 28, 2019. Forman’s colorful and impressionist 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.

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.

MOAD MDC Presents: Paths Through Utopias (2011) 7/11/19

MOAD MDC Presents: Paths Through Utopias (2011)
Thursday, 07/11/2019 – 06:00 pm – 07:30 pm
Bill Cosford Cinema, University of Miami
5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

MOAD MDC presents Real Utopias, a series of films that examine past and current experiments in our collective search for freedom, equality, and democracy.

Blurring the fluid boundaries between present and future, documentary and fiction, Paths Through Utopias is a feature-length utopian road movie exploring a post-capitalist Europe. Shot during a seven-month journey in 2008, visiting ten utopian experiments—from the direct-action Climate Camp set up illegally beside Heathrow airport to a hamlet squatted by French art punks, from occupied self-managed Serbian factories to a free-love commune in an ex Stasi base—this magic-realist travelogue transports us to a parallel universe where money is worthless and private property has been abolished.

Look! Talk! Create! Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Free Family Days 6/30/19

Look! Talk! Create! Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College Free Family Days
Sunday, 06/30/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at MDC
600 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
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.

PAMM Free Community Night: Nerd Nite 6/6/19

PAMM Free Community Night: Nerd Nite
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Join us for the Nerd Nite Miami Museum Tour presented by Ironhack! From April to August, Nerd Nite will be hosted by a different museum around Miami each month. Enjoy a night of fun-yet-informative presentations while drinking along (it’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer!) Come grab a drink and learn something new!

Speakers for the evening include Jeff Carroll speaking on “Black Dreams Matter: Understanding the Black Sci-FI Movement”, Julie Tyler speaking on “The News Often Lies, But Fiction Always tells the Truth,” and Emilie Stump speaking on “Seahorses: The Magical Creatures in our Backyard.”

Participate in an interactive art experience with artist Crystal Alyssa Rodriguez to manipulate your own physical “echo chamber” inspired by Jose Carlos Martinat’s installation on view, American Echo Chamber (2018).

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Legna Rodríguez Iglesias 6/26/19

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
Wednesday, 06/26/2019 – 07:30 pm –
Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, in 1984 Rodríguez Iglesias is the author of Mi novia preferida fue un bulldog francés (My Favorite Girlfriend Is a French Bulldog) (Alfaguara 2017), and works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, children’s books, and theater. She has won a number of prestigious national and international awards, most recently the Paz Prize for Poetry in 2016 for her collection of poems, Miami Century Fox.

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County, a fine art and historical retrospective at History Fort Lauderdale 6/1/19-6/29/19

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County, a fine art and historical retrospective at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 06/01/2019 – 06/29/2019 09:30 am – 04:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $15 adults; $12 seniors; $7 students; Free for members, military and children ages 6 and under

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with “Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County,” a fine art and historical retrospective produced in conjunction with Island Syndicate, on display June 1 – 29 at History Fort Lauderdale.

The exhibit, part of a multiyear initiative celebrating Broward County’s Caribbean heritage, traces the Caribbean community’s roots through a variety of fine art mediums, historical news clippings, archival photos, memorabilia and artifacts colorfully displaying the diverse influence of island culture on the vibrant fabric of Fort Lauderdale. Works featured include Paul Campbell’s (Jamaica) Fervent Hope and pieces from Karl ‘Jerry’ Craig (Jamaica), and photographer Silvi Lizama (Cuba). The installation will also include a storytelling aspect of the shared Caribbean communities’ history via personal memories and mementos allowing for an immersive foray into local Caribbean-American culture.

“Island Imprint” is a 2019 – 2020 initiative featuring a series of events and installations paying homage to Caribbean culture, traditions and history. The project celebrates the diversity of West Indian heritage that merges in Broward County with interactive, educational entertainment including historical exhibitions, cultural displays, theatrical performances, cuisine, music, artisan crafts, and more, presented in settings that show the multicultural splendor of Broward County.

“Island Imprint: A History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County” is produced by Island Syndicate whose directors include the visionaries behind the recent “Taste the Islands” special event, television series and Island Origins Magazine. Support has been provided by the Community Foundation of Broward, the Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund, the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.

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.

MOAD MDC Presents: Soul City, USA (2016) & Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet (2016) 6/6/19

MOAD MDC Presents: Soul City, USA (2016) & Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet (2016)
Thursday, 06/06/2019 – 06:00 pm –
Bill Cosford Cinema, University of Miami
5030 Brunson Drive, Memorial Building 227,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Website
Cost: Free

MOAD MDC presents Real Utopias, a series of films that examine past and current experiments in our collective search for freedom, equality, and democracy.

June 6th screening will present the following two films:

Soul City, USA (2016) is a documentary short that tells the story of a group of civil rights activists and city slickers who attempt to build a multiracial utopia in the heart of Klan Country, North Carolina, in the 1970s. As this group of dreamers try to bring together unlikely allies to support black power and economic development, they are forced to balance their soaring idealism with the hostile reality of the times.
Paolo Soleri: Citizen of the Planet (2016) explores the artist, the dreamer, the philosopher, the architect Paolo Soleri as he tried to build his new world filled with futuristic ideas and controversy.

MOAD MDC Presents: The Chaos Opera Panel Discussion 5/26/19

MOAD MDC Presents: The Chaos Opera Panel Discussion
Sunday, 05/26/2019 – 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at MDC
600 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Artists Daniel Boyd and Andros Zins-Browne join curators Asad Raza and Rina Carvajal to consider ideas that underlie MOAD’s new exhibition Where the Oceans Meet. How have Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant’s writings and methodologies influenced practices in contemporary art and curation? How do notions the two Caribbean writers explored (such as globality, creolization, and cosmology) help us make sense of historic narratives and our contemporary moment? What does it mean to think, live, and act where the oceans meet.

This event inaugurates the Museum of Art and Design at MDC’s new exhibition, Where the Oceans Meet (May 26 to September 29, 2019) curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal. Where the Oceans Meet is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with the pioneering thought of two Caribbean writers, Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant. The international group of thirty-eight artists and collectives in the exhibition considers notions of shifting and porous borders—geographic, national, cultural, social, racial, ethnic, and linguistic—and how crossing borders has shaped our world.

Free Parking at MDC Wolfson Parking Garage at 500 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33130

MOAD MDC Presents: The Chaos Opera Performance by Andros Zins-Browne 5/26/19

MOAD MDC Presents: The Chaos Opera Performance by Andros Zins-Browne
Sunday, 05/26/2019 – 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Zins-Browne’s The Chaos Opera draws upon Glissant’s defense of chaos as a mechanism for embracing difference. The performance brings together voices from diverse musical traditions—R&B, bolero, death metal, rap, and opera—to explore how different voices might cohabitate in the same space without capitulating, assimilating, or forcing cohesion. Rather than the idealized harmonies of “fusion” music, it asks how different voices can maintain their opacity in relation to each other, and how such a cacophony might allow new forms, voices, and hybrid languages to emerge. The Chaos Opera will be performed by Dyna Edyne, Michale Grafals, Celeste Landeros, Niuvis Martin, and Nad Pitt.

Free Parking at MDC Wolfson Parking Garage at 500 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33130

Where The Oceans Meet Opening Reception 5/25/19

Where The Oceans Meet Opening Reception
Saturday, 05/25/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

This compelling transnational exhibition of modern and contemporary art considers how crossing borders continues to shape our world.
The international group of thirty-eight artists and collectives in the exhibition investigates the ways borders form identities and negotiate imaginary spaces. The artists’ inquiries range across mediums and genres, and attempt to answer urgent questions that concern us all today.

Where the Oceans Meet stems from the pioneering literary, anthropological, and philosophical work of two Caribbean writers, the Cuban painter, scholar, and ethnologist Lydia CABRERA (1899–1991) and the Martinican philosopher, poet, and literary critic Édouard GLISSANT (1928–2011). Embodied by the works of art in the exhibition, their ideas explore how art can think and break through barriers of history, geography, and culture.

Where the Oceans Meet will offer a platform for questioning colonial and modern thought, and placing it into perspective. Its themes resonate in Miami, a city where oceans meet, so often imagined as a crossroads of the Americas and a space of transition par excellence.

The exhibition is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal.

Free Parking at MDC Wolfson Parking Garage at 500 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33130