Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus 6/26/15

Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus
Friday, 06/26/2015 – 01/17/2016 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
101 West Flager,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost: Adults $8 Seniors and Students with ID $7 Children (6-12) $5 Children under 6 FREE Archives & Research Center Pass $8

From 1960-1962, over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children left their homeland in what became the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere—an event that remained essentially unknown for over 30 years. Fearing their children’s indoctrination by Fidel Castro’s newly installed socialist and revolutionary government, parents entrusted their children’s fate with government and religious organizations in the U.S. Some children would reunite with their parents quickly, others after years of separation, and still others never saw their parents again. Experience the history of this event through video testimonies by the now grown children and artifacts such as letters, photographs, and other personal items documenting the stories of what became known as “Operation Pedro Pan.” In partnership with Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.

Champagne and Truffles with Bonnin Ashley Antiques 5/23/15, 5/30/15, 6/13/15, 6/20/15, 6/27/15

Champagne and Truffles with Bonnin Ashley Antiques
Saturday, 05/23/2015 – 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Bonin-Ashley-Champagne-and-trufflesBonnin Ashley Antiques
Bonnin Ashley Antiques,
4707 Southwest 72 Ave, Florida Miami
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Cost: Free

Whether you are a seasoned collector or considering adding your first antique piece to your home, Bonnin Ashley Antiques invites you to join them every Saturday to view the latest additions to their collection of 18th and 19th century furniture. Enjoy complimentary Champagne and truffles while exploring this 20,000 square foot showroom and discover the unique story of each piece from husband and wife team, Sorne and Michael Flick. Admission is free and no RSVP required.

About Bonnin Ashley
Opened in 1986, Bonnin Ashley is South Florida’s largest antique furniture dealer of 18th and 19th century museum quality antiques. Each piece is restored on site at the locally owned showroom by a master team. Shoppers can find Bonnin Ashley’s entire collection in the online showroom at BonninAshley.com.

5 Emerging Designers on Process and Production 5/14/15

5 Emerging Designers on Process and Production
Thursday, 05/14/2015 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
mo_image-v2-1200x404The Wolfsonian–FIU
1001 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Though the aesthetics and tools of design have changed drastically over the last century, the fundamental process remains much the same—designers seek solutions to problems, find inspiration in the world around them, and make choices that lead from abstract concepts to concrete products. Join Wolfsonian curator Christian Larsen and five emerging designers featured in MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS as they discuss the processes behind their groundbreaking work.

Designers include: Max Gunawan (USA), Casey Lurie (USA), Cristian Mohaded (Argentina), Lukas Peet (Canada), and David Pompa (Mexico)

This presentation will be available in both English and Spanish. RSVP by emailing [email protected]

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 –
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.