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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Cost: Free

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, 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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Cost: Free

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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Cost: $75

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 9/18/19

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 9/6/19

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.

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.

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
Website
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
Eventbrite
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
RSVP / Register
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
Eventbrite
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
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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

MOAD MDC Presents: Where the Oceans Meet 5/26/19

MOAD MDC Presents: Where the Oceans Meet
Sunday, 05/26/2019 – 01:00 pm – 06:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at MDC
600 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College (MOAD MDC) presents Where the Oceans Meet, 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 consider notions of shifting and porous borders—geographic, national, cultural, social, racial, ethnic, and linguistic—and how crossing borders has shaped our world. The exhibition is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza, Gabriela Rangel, and Rina Carvajal.
Museum hours vary.
Wednesday 1:00–6:00 PM; Thursday 1:00–8:00 PM; Friday–Sunday 1:00– 6:00 PM

Scholl Lecture Series: Sandra Jackson-Dumont on Kerry James Marshall 4/27/19

Scholl Lecture Series: Sandra Jackson-Dumont on Kerry James Marshall
Saturday, 04/27/2019 – 02:00 pm – 03:15 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free with museum admission ($16 adults, members free)

Join us as we welcome Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, for our third Scholl Lecture of the season. Jackson-Dumont will highlight her extensive work on and knowledge of artist Kerry James Marshall, gathered while producing the symposium and publication Kerry James Marshall: A Creative Convening. She will detail Marshall’s commitment to presenting powerful and centrally visible Black bodies and his insistence on #blackexcellence while emphasizing the important role of museums as sites to discuss resounding public issues. Kerry James Marshall’s work Campfire Girls, 1995, on loan from the De Ying Foundation, is currently on view as part of collection exhibition The Gift of Art in the second floor Nedra and Ron Kalish Gallery.

Please note: Although we would love to have him, Kerry James Marshall will not be physically present at this discussion.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the publication Kerry James Marshall: A Creative Convening, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, while supplies last.

PAMM’s Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail 5/15/19

PAMM’s Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail
Wednesday, 05/15/2019 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Bar Bevy
90 NE 39th St,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: $150

We invite you to join our community of corporate supporters for our Fifth Annual Corporate Cocktail, this year hosted by Bar Bevy. Join other emerging professional leaders who understand the importance of the business community’s commitment to the arts.

10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami 5/1/19, 5/2/19, 5/3/19, 5/4/19, 5/5/19, 5/6/19, 5/7/19, 5/8/19, 5/9/19, 5/10/19


10 Days of Connection / Connect Miami
Wednesday, 05/01/2019 – 05/10/2019 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
CIC Miami
1951 NW 7th Ave #600,
Miami, Florida 33136
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Cost: Free

10 Days of Connection is a community-led initiative to promote kindness and inclusion in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. From May 1-10, participants are invited to attend connection experiences hosted by more than 100 local organizations, and are challenged to step outside of their comfort zone to forge new connections across lines of difference.

In recent years, people have become increasingly divided across lines of difference. Incidents of hate have increased, and tolerance for differing ideas has decreased. For ten days each year, we challenge the entire community to break down silos and engage in acts of connection, to build empathy, to increase understanding, and to refocus on our shared humanity.

Join in! Our community will be stronger when we all commit to focusing on what unites us instead of what divides us. A full calendar of events is available at http://bit.ly/ConnectionEvents2019.

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

For more information visit, http://bit.ly/10DaysOfConnection.

Contact:
For additional information and/or questions contact:
Joan Marie Godoy
www.hello@10daysofconnection.org
(786) 327-3634

Tri-Rail “Ride & Play” Day 4/27/19

Tri-Rail “Ride & Play” Day
Saturday, 04/27/2019 – 11:00 am – 03:00 pm
Tri-Rail – Various Station Locations
2100 NW 42nd Avenue (Miami International Airport),
Miami, Florida 33142
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Cost: $5 roundtrip; kids under 5 ride free. Ages 5-12 receive a 50% discount by obtaining an EASY Card from a Tri-Rail Station Agent at the West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Metrorail Transfer and Miami Airport stations.

South Florida residents and visitors are invited to hop aboard Tri-Rail to explore, shop, dine and play while connecting to South Florida’s most popular family friendly attractions during Tri-Rail’s annual “Ride & Play” Day on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tri-Rail riders can show their validated train fare at regional attractions and stores in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties to enjoy discounts and special offers during this exclusive promotion.

As part of Tri-Rail’s “Ride & Play,” guests will enjoy onboard fun for all ages on select trains (southbound P669 and P671 or northbound P670 and P672) featuring costumed characters, balloon artists, magicians, giveaways and the chance to meet popular radio personalities from Y100, HOT 105, Amor 107.5 and KOOL 105.5. Plus, riders will enjoy special admission prices, discounts and offers from popular regional attractions by showing a validated Tri-Rail ticket or EASY Card at the following:

• Bayside Marketplace (Miami) – Receive a free gift with any purchase at GUESS (valid exclusively at GUESS Bayside Marketplace and GUESS Accessories Bayside Marketplace while supplies last)
• Vizcaya Museum & Gardens (Miami) – $2 off each regular adult admission (cannot be combined with other offers)
• Museum of Discovery & Science (Fort Lauderdale) – Enjoy $2 off of each museum admission, only
• Xtreme Action Park (Fort Lauderdale) – One hour of free video arcade play Game Card (limit one per person)
• Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society (West Palm Beach) – Enjoy $5 off of any regular price admission (up to 4 redemptions per party; cannot be combined with any other offer)

Tri-Rail riders can catch a train from 18 conveniently located stations every hour on weekends and holidays. Train service is available every day of the year with bus and Metrorail connections. Tri-Rail’s weekend fares are just $5 roundtrip and children under the age of 5 ride free. Children ages 5 to 12 receive a 50% discount by obtaining an EASY Card from a Tri-Rail Station Agent at the West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Metrorail Transfer and Miami Airport stations.

To learn more about Tri-Rail’s “Ride & Play” or to find train schedules, visit www.tri-rail.com/ride-and-play or call 1-800-TRI-RAIL.

Look! Talk! Create! Free Family Days at MOAD MDC 4/28/19

Look! Talk! Create! Free Family Days at MOAD MDC
Sunday, 04/28/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Museum of Art and Design at MDC
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.

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Patricia Engel 4/24/19

Museum of Art and Design at MDC Presents: To Write Miami with Patricia Engel
Wednesday, 04/24/2019 – 07:30 pm –
Soya e Pomodoro
120 NE 1st St,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College will present To Write Miami, a series of readings by Miami authors that explores the city’s fascinating relationship with literature. The participating author, Patricia Engel won the 2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice and won the International Latino Book Award for “It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris”.

History Fort Lauderdale Honors The Forman Family & Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman at History Makers 2019 4/30/19

History Fort Lauderdale Honors The Forman Family & Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Steven Glassman at History Makers 2019
Tuesday, 04/30/2019 – 06:00 pm – 09:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: $100 per person

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will honor The Forman Family, Broward County pioneers and early developers, and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner, District #2, Steven Glassman during its History Makers 2019 fundraiser set for Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m., at the New River Inn. The event spotlights individuals who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

For over a century, the Forman family has been major contributors to the development of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. Ever since Hamilton and Blanche Collins Forman arrived in 1910, they, and their descendants, have played leading roles in the fields of agriculture, business, water management, education, public service and philanthropy. Dr. Charles Forman and his brother Hamilton Forman were Broward’s most powerful political figures from the 1950s to the 1990s. When their pioneer dairy farms and pastures were closed to facilitate the building of Florida’s Turnpike in the mid-1950s, the family turned their attention toward education and building a world-class education complex on their land. Today, the former farmland houses campuses of Florida Atlantic University, Florida International and the University of Florida’s Broward complexes, Nova elementary, middle and high schools, Broward Community College and Nova Southeastern University.

Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner, District #2, Steven Glassman, has been a foremost advocate of historic preservation, arts and culture and philanthropy in Broward County for close to 25 years. For 11 years, Glassman was an administrator for the Broward County Cultural Division where he worked closely with elected officials and business leaders to further the quality of life in all of Broward’s major cities through the arts and culture. This work included serving on advisory boards in Hollywood, Miramar, and Pembroke Pines. He has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Beach Redevelopment Advisory Board (three years) and the Planning and Zoning Board (six years). His many years in various civic leadership positions include president of the Broward Trust for Historic Preservation and a seven-year tenure as the president of the Central Beach Alliance. Steve has also served as president of several beach condominium associations including his current six-year tenure at the Sapphire Condominium. He has remained focused on fixing our city’s infrastructure via smart growth and proactive future planning.

This year’s event will also celebrate the city’s 108th birthday with cocktails, food and drink stations from Ruth’s Chris Steak House, CA Catering, LauderAle, Gran Forno and more to be announced plus themed entertainment on the downtown Fort Lauderdale campus.

History Makers 2019 is sponsored by visionary Merrimac Ventures with trailblazer support from Lochrie & Chakas P.A. and trendetters Robert Golden and Judy Stern.

Tickets for this year’s History Makers Gala are $100 (online service charges not included) and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2019 or via email at info@flhc.org. Seating is 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 @FLLhistory.

City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action Panel Discussion 4/3/19

City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action Panel Discussion
Wednesday, 04/03/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Art & Design @ MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

A panel discussion will explore how thinking like an artist can improve urban life through collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects. Speakers will include Marcus Faustini, Marcos García, and Osvaldo Sánchez; the moderator of the panel will be George Yudice. Faustini, García, and Sánchez will discuss their respective initiatives and the context of their local urban environments, as well as the new types of cultural institutions they direct.

City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action is a prelude to MOAD’s A City of the People program series, which will take place at multiple locations throughout Miami from April to December of this year. A City of the People will feature a wide range of art experiences, screenings, readings, and public programs that explore what it means to exist in, and as, an urban community. While offering an introduction to the cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge programming to follow, City Lab will initiate discussion on art’s capacity to reimagine civic life.

City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action Workshop 4/5/19

City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action Workshop
Friday, 04/05/2019 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Museum of Art & Design @ MDC
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

The workshop will explore how thinking like an artist can improve urban life through collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects. Three directors, Marcus Faustini, Marcos García, and Osvaldo Sánchez, will lead a workshop on creative approaches to citizen empowerment. While considering specific tactics and methodologies relating to Miami, the workshop will focus on exchanging ideas with residents, and initiatives that seek to transform the cities in which we live.
City Lab: Transforming Cities through Innovative Cultural Action is a prelude to MOAD’s A City of the People program series, which will take place at multiple locations throughout Miami from April to December of this year. A City of the People will feature a wide range of art experiences, screenings, readings, and public programs that explore what it means to exist in, and as, an urban community. While offering an introduction to the cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge programming to follow, City Lab will initiate discussion on art’s capacity to reimagine civic life.

First-ever “Art In The Garden” at Shops at Merrick Park Presented by CCUCU Gall-Art Showcases Top Artists and Local Talent on March 28 3/28/19

First-ever “Art In The Garden” at Shops at Merrick Park Presented by CCUCU Gall-Art Showcases Top Artists and Local Talent on March 28
Thursday, 03/28/2019 – 05:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Shops at Merrick Park
358 San Lorenzo Avenue,
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
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Cost: Free

Art and culture are alive as part of the Coral Gables fabric of life which will be even more visible during ART IN THE GARDEN at Shops at Merrick Park presented by CCUCU Gall-Art on Thursday, March 28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. An exhibition of several top artists, live entertainment in cooperation with The Motivational Edge and a display by the Coral Gables Museum will delight art and culture enthusiasts.

The exhibition includes a roster of leading international and local artists hand selected by CCUCU Gall-Art, a Miami-based art gallery dedicated to inspiring change throughout the world with art. The visual collection will include works of realism, mixed media and modern expression. Artists who will be on hand to meet and sell will include Juan Cabas, Ricardo Garcia, Joe Chirichigno, William Pavolini, Elsa Torres, Raul Sacheri, MJ POP, Kris Kasino and Philson.

For more information about Shops at Merrick Park, call (305) 529-0200, visit us online at www.shopsatmerrickpark.com or follow Shops at Merrick Park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shopsatmerrickpark.

Hialeah Park Presents the 3rd Annual Flamingo Ball Benefiting HistoryMiami Museum 4/6/19

Hialeah Park Presents the 3rd Annual Flamingo Ball Benefiting HistoryMiami Museum
Saturday, 04/06/2019 – 06:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Hialeah Park
2200 E 4th Avenue,
Hialeah, Florida 33013
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Cost: $400-$25,000

Experience Miami through the decades at the 3rd annual Flamingo Ball taking place on Saturday, April 6th from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The event will commemorate its third year with a night of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Hialeah Park will present the 2019 Henry Flagler Award to Ryder System, Inc and will be accepted by Chairman and CEO, E. Sanchez. All proceeds from the event will benefit HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate that safeguards and shares Miami stories to foster learning, inspire a sense of place, and cultivate an engaged community.

To RSVP for the Flamingo Ball, please click here. Attire is Black Tie or decade inspired.

I See You: A Conversation with Jae Jarrell and Jeffreen Hayes 3/9/19

I See You: A Conversation with Jae Jarrell and Jeffreen Hayes
Saturday, 03/09/2019 – 03/09/2019 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th St.,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free

In celebration of Women’s History Month, MOCA is hosting “I See You: A Conversation with Jae Jarrell and Jeffreen Hayes,” a special event on Saturday, March 9 from 12 – 1:30 p.m. During the event, exhibiting artist and AFRICOBRA founder Jae Jarrell and “AFRICOBRA: Messages to The People” curator Jeffreen Hayes, Ph.D. will host a conversation and walkthrough surrounding MOCA’s exhibition which celebrates the founding of AFRICOBRA – the black artist collective that defined the visual aesthetic of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos at History Fort Lauderdale 3/3/19

Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/03/2019 – 05/22/2019 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd 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). 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 host its newest visual arts exhibit entitled “Paradise from Land to Sea: Photography of JohnBob Carlos” from March 3 – May 22, 2019. Photographs artistically capturing the beauty and majesty of Florida’s coastal vistas, skies and wildlife will be on display at the New River Inn.

JohnBob Carlos, a native Floridian and photographer, captures images of Florida’s wildlife, landscapes, cultures, and waterways. His art of the lens is his means for creating a voice for Florida’s nature and preserving Florida’s culture. At a young age he felt a calling to paddle, hike, fish, and explore the Everglades. He was at home among the hammocks, swamps, strands, animals, Mangrove Islands and Florida’s wild. In recent years Carlos has become deeply concerned about the state of Florida’s nature – the devastation of these areas mostly due to money, development, pollution, business and politics. He continues to realistically document the beauty and wonder of the world around us and uses his lens to focus on the region’s need for the greater conservation and preservation of resources.

Presented by History Fort Lauderdale, bringing 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. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

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.

Look! Talk! Create! Free Family Days at MOAD MDC 2/24/19

Look! Talk! Create! Free Family Days at MOAD MDC
Sunday, 02/24/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Date & Time: Sunday, February 24, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Freedom Tower, 2nd Floor
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Ticket Info: Free

Family Days is on the last Sunday of every month at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College offers free admission to families with children and hands-on educational activities designed with the whole family in mind. This monthly event features artist-led workshops, interactive gallery tours, and other activities sure to be fun for everyone!
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 a shared learning experience, exploring ideas and creating together.
MOAD MDC’s Family Days Programs take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. No advance registration is required. Please check our website’s 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.

The Bass Presents Night at the Museum 3/1/19

The Bass Presents Night at the Museum
Friday, 03/01/2019 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue,
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
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Catch the vibe and join our tribe into the neon jungle for Night at the Museum 2019, The Bass’ annual spring fundraiser! Featuring music by RICHIE HELL, an installation by Haiiileen and a photo experience by Capture POD. Purchase a membership at the Affiliate ($250) level or above and receive access for you and a guest, plus enjoy year-round membership benefits. This is a members-only event-please join, renew or upgrade to attend!

MOCA Moving Images: Am I Too African to be American, Too American To be African 2/27/19

MOCA Moving Images: Am I Too African to be American, Too American To be African
Wednesday, 02/27/2019 – 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

MOCA will screen the documentary Am I Too African to be American? Too American to be African? followed by a discussion led by Dr. Mariama Jaiteh.

Oral History Project 2/9/19

Oral History Project
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 11:30 am – 04:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
770 NE 125th Street,
North Miami, Florida 33161
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Cost: Free with museum admission

Miami locals and North Miami residents specifically are invited to MOCA to share their messages and stories as a part of MOCA’s AFRICOBRA inspired Oral History initiative. All stories will be archived and shared with the Black Archives.

Sixth Annual Art + Soul Celebration 2/9/19

Sixth Annual Art + Soul Celebration
Saturday, 02/09/2019 – 06:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Mark your calendars for the best party of the year, Art + Soul, celebrating the fund for African American Art.

Cocktails + Dinner | 6:15pm
Join us for a cocktail reception and seated dinner under the stars 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 we unveil the Ambassadors most recent art acquisition. Includes access to Celebration.

Celebration | 9:30pm
The party continues with entertainment by Jillionaire and A.Randolph and The Smash Room Project, cocktails, canapés, and dancing under the stars.

HistoryMiami Museum is Launching Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities 3/15/19

HistoryMiami Museum is Launching Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities
Friday, 03/15/2019 – Fall 2019 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
HistoryMiami Museum
101 W Flagler Street,
Miami, Florida 33130
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Cost:

Queer Miami: A History of LGBTQ Communities, curated by Miami native and history professor Julio Capó Jr., will chronicle Miami’s queer past, reflecting its gender and sexual diversity for over one hundred years. Through artifacts, photographs, archival footage, and more, the exhibition will display the stories of Miami’s queer communities who, despite discrimination, isolation, and violence, managed to carve out spaces for themselves and made their voices heard in southern Florida. The exhibition opens Saturday, March 15 at HistoryMiami Museum.

Queer Miami will be HistoryMiami Museum’s featured exhibition for the 2019-2020 calendar. Displayed in the museum’s 5,000 square foot gallery, Queer Miami will address topics such as: policing and criminalization, community development, advocacy and activism, immigration and the AIDS crisis, and what the future holds for Miami’s queer community. Visitors will be able to see memorabilia from some of Miami’s oldest gay bars, photographs of rallies and marches, archival material from Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign, historical footage, and original video interviews from the people involved in creating Miami’s LGBTQ communities. Interactive components will encourage visitors to contribute their own story to the exhibition.

HistoryMiami Museum will open the exhibition with a preview party on Friday, March 15 at 6 pm. The opening event will feature live music, performances, complimentary beverages, and more. Tickets are $10 or free with pre-registration. Visit bit.ly/queer-miami-party to reserve your spot.

Museum Hours & Fees:
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm; Monday, closed.
Regular museum admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students with ID, $5 for children 6-12, and free for museum members and children under 6.

Latinx Art Sessions 1/24/19

Latinx Art Sessions
Thursday, 01/24/2019 – 01/25/2019 07:00 pm –
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and ArtCenter/South Florida are pleased to co-present the first-ever Latinx Art Sessions, a two-day discussion program—connecting artists, industry leaders, and the greater Miami art scene—that will explore the impact that Latinx art is having on the national landscape and how continued research and academic focus can drive even greater impact.

Sessions will include: a presentation on the significance of Cuban artist Felix-González-Torres, an openly gay man who had a major influence on the politicization of art during the 1980s AIDS crisis; a discussion on the ways U.S. Latinx artists are disrupting racial binaries in America; and a panel exploring what the national Latinx art movement means to Miami where over 60% of the population is Hispanic.

The Latinx Art Sessions are an extension of PAMM’s new Latin American and Latinx Art Fund, a new affiliate group created to support exhibitions and programming at PAMM for Latin American and Latinx artists. This program is organized by María Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator, PAMM, Naiomy Guerrero, DAMLI Curatorial Fellow, PAMM, and Natalia Zuluaga, Director, [NAME] Publications.

The Latinx Art Sessions are free and open to the public. For a full schedule of panels and to sign up to attend, visit: https://latinxsessions.org/program-information/. (Please note that some panels require separate RSVP.)

Look! Talk! Create! Free Family Days at MOAD MDC 1/27/19

Look! Talk! Create! Free Family Days at MOAD MDC
Sunday, 01/27/2019 – 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Freedom Tower
600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

Date & Time: Sunday, January 27, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Freedom Tower, 2nd Floor
600 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132

Ticket Info: Free

Description:
Family Days is on the last Sunday of every month at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College offers free admission to families with children and hands-on educational activities designed with the whole family in mind. This monthly event features artist-led workshops, interactive gallery tours, and other activities sure to be fun for everyone!

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 a shared learning experience, exploring ideas and creating together.
MOAD MDC’s Family Days Programs take place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. No advance registration is required. Please check our website’s 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.

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)’s Third Annual A Night at the Museum 1/7/19

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)’s Third Annual A Night at the Museum
Monday, 01/07/2019 – 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 for FAB! members and non-members

Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), a non-profit volunteer-based arts organization committed to preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its third annual “A Night at the Museum.” As part of this elegant black and white themed cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, attendees will have the opportunity to experience William J. Glackens and Pierre-Auguste Renoir: Affinities and Distinction, which is currently on display until May 19, 2019. Champagne and cocktails, French and American inspired culinary delights, and live entertainment will add to this special event.

PAMM Free Community Night: “Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl” Screening and Conversation with Amy Goldstein and Anouchka van Riel 1/3/19


PAMM Free Community Night: “Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl” Screening and Conversation with Amy Goldstein and Anouchka van Riel

Thursday, 01/03/2019 – 06:30 pm –
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost: Free

As part of PAMM Free Community Night, join us for the Miami premiere of the feature documentary film “Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl” directed by Amy Goldstein and produced by Anouchka van Riel. Following the screening, join the filmmaker and producer for a conversation moderated by Sweat Records’ Lolo Reskin and a Q&A with the audience.

In “Kate Nash: Underestimate the Girl,” a platinum-selling pop dissident turns her back on the music business and learns how to survive as a punk renegade, TV wrestling queen, and DIY leader of an all-girl band. This high-energy, female-centered rock odyssey reveals the treacherous line that today’s artists must walk to survive while making art on their own terms in the modern digital economy.

Enjoy happy hour on the terrace with an all-vinyl DJ set​​ by Lagrimas de Oro before the conversation and film. ​

History of Art and Hip Hop in South Florida 1/3/19

History of Art and Hip Hop in South Florida
Thursday, 01/03/2019 – 06:00 pm – 07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
one east las olas,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
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Cost: FREE

NSU Art Museum’s symposium History of Art and Hip Hop in South Florida,
coinciding with the presentation of the rap musical Hamilton at Broward Center
for the Performing Arts, explores the rich and distinct developments of this
interdisciplinary genre in the region.

Featuring artists and performers steeped in Southern hip hop, this symposium
addresses the expansion of the genre in South Florida in the 1980s with its unique
fusion of Reggae, West Indian, Latino, and African music and dance with early rap
and Miami bass, the role pirate radio and Broward-based WEDR radio played in
broadcasting this unique blend, and how it influenced the work of South Florida
artists.

Participants include artists william cordova, Luis Gispert, and Kandy Lopez, among
others. Free dance and rap workshops and demonstrations will be held prior to
the symposium for children, teens and adults.

This event takes place during NSU Art Museum’s Free First Thursday’s Starry Nights.
Free admission but seating is limited.

The Sketchbook Project Bookmobile 12/6/18, 12/7/18, 12/8/18

The Sketchbook Project Bookmobile
Thursday, 12/06/2018 – 12/08/2018 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

Come get creative with The Sketchbook Project at PAMM from December 6-8, from 11am-4pm during Miami Art Week. Visit the 1985 Piaggio Ape bookmobile and create your own sketchbook to share with others, or browse through the collection and flip through thousands of creations submitted by creatives from all around the world.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents Centennial Fort Lauderdale Light Up 12/10/18

History Fort Lauderdale Presents Centennial Fort Lauderdale Light Up
Monday, 12/10/2018 – 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Eventbrite
Cost: Free for members; $25 for general public

Celebrate the Centennial of Fort Lauderdale 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, 1918, 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 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. featuring wine, hors d’oeuvres and sweet treats as our campus twinkles and glitters with traditional holiday decorations and musical sounds of the season. Sponsored by ARM Electrical Services, LLC.

This event is free for members and $25 for the general public. Please RSVP by December 6 at Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2SjlK9s

Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines, A Fine Art Exhibit, at History Fort Lauderdale 11/16/18 – 1/28/19

Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines, A Fine Art Exhibit, at History Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 11/16/2018 – 01/28/2019 12:00 pm – 04:00 pm
New River Inn at History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Website
Cost: Varies

History Fort Lauderdale presents a full spectrum of contemporary works by multi-generational Native American artists. Honoring the history of the land we now call Fort Lauderdale and the legacy of Seminole Tribe ancestors, “Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines” fine art exhibit will be the centerpiece of the history museum’s Native America Heritage Month celebration featuring works from Elgin Jumper, Jimmy Osceola, Jessica Osceola, Gordon Oliver Wareham, Brian Zepeda, Erica Deitz, Samuel Tommie and Stephanie Hall. The exhibit runs through January 28, 2019.

Free with Museum Admission; 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.

“Seminole Art Scene from the Frontlines,” is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Fall in Love” Florida resident discount program. “Fall in Love” will offer residents a chance to experience history in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, participate in activities and view new exhibits at 50% off general admission each visit through November 30 (some exclusions apply) and receive 25% off of a $100 yearly membership which includes admission to hundreds of museums around the US through the Southeast Museums Reciprocal Program.*

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

About 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 Southwest Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

Latin American and Latinx Art Fund Launch
Tuesday, 11/13/2018 – 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Join us for the launch of PAMM’s Latin American and Latinx Art Fund, a new affiliate group created to support exhibitions and programming at PAMM for Latin American and Latinx artists. Enjoy music, drinks, and mingling in advance of a special program that will share what our insitution has already accomplished in this arena of the arts and what is next on the horizon for Latin American and Latinx Art at PAMM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Peculiar Paradise Opening Reception 11/8/18

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

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

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

Museum Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Talk: Christo 10/4/18

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

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

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

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

Scholl Lecture Series: Arthur Jafa 10/11/18

Scholl Lecture Series: Arthur Jafa
Thursday, 10/11/2018 – 07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida 33132
Website
Cost:

Photo: Arthur Jafa
Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise

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

Young At Art Celebrates Smithsonian Day 9/22/18

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

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

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

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

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

This “Ofrendas” exhibit is part of Fort Lauderdale Historical Society’s “Fall in Love” Florida resident discount program. “Fall in Love” will offer residents a chance to experience history in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, participate in activities and view new exhibits at 50% off general admission each visit through November 30 (some exclusions apply) and receive 25% off of a $100 yearly membership which includes admission to hundreds of museums around the US through the Southeast Museums Reciprocal Program.*

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

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

* Discounts will be taken off of regular general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Proof of Florida residency required.

Beauty Conscious Artist Talk and Performance 8/25/18

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

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

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

www.baiserbeauty.com

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

www.alyson-smith.com

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

“Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano” Exhibit Debuts at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
Tuesday, 09/25/2018 – 12:00 pm –
Fort Lauderdale Historical Society
219 SW 2nd Ave,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 13210
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Cost:

Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will debut “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano,” a new exhibit beginning September 25. There will be a members-only preview on September 24 at 6 p.m. before the public opening the following day.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball “East Meets West”
Saturday, 11/17/2018 – 07:00 pm – 05:00 am
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida 33129
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Cost:

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

Jazz at MOCA: Nestor Torres 9/28/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Femme à la montre by Pablo Picasso at PAMM
Wednesday, 07/04/2018 – 10/16/2018 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Cost:

Femme à la montre (Woman with a Watch) is a classic example of Pablo Picasso’s highly prized works from 1932. The subject of this painting, Marie-Thérèse Walter, is among his most revered.

Overtime at The Bass 6/29/18

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

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

FREE welcome drink per guest (21+)!

Members: Free
Non-members: $10

Programming produced by Alan Gutierrez.

Parking is limited, ride sharing encouraged.

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

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

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

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

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

Butterfly Activity in NoMi Butterfly Garden 7/21/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

By the People aims to empower visitors to see themselves as designers—not just of objects, but also of ideas, strategies, and solutions that improve their daily lives. The exhibition showcases 60 of the most innovative and impactful design projects from every region of the United States. They highlight some of the most pressing issues confronting Americans such as access to food, education, health care and affordable housing as well as questions of how to increase social and economic inclusion through improved transportation options and a balanced approach to land use between built and natural environment. Generated through design, these projects inspire creative problem-solving at local, regional, national, and even international levels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jazz at MOCA: Julio Montalvo 6/29/18

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

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

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

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

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

Walkthrough with Monarchs Curator Risa Puleo 6/16/18

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Opening Reception for Karen Rifas 5/23/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

The cost to attend is complimentary.

Jazz at MOCA: LaVie 5/25/18

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

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

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Curator Tours In French 4/12/18

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

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

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tea: 2:30 pm

Lecture: 3:30 pm

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

Jazz at MOCA: Chloe Dolandis 3/30/18

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost:

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

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

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

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

Little Dreams Foundation Music Showcase 3/18/18

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

Enjoy:

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

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

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

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

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

MOAD MDC – Maria Jose Arjona: All the Others in Me 4/14/18

MOAD MDC – Maria Jose Arjona: All the Others in Me
Saturday, 04/14/2018 – 08:00 pm –
Miami Light Project
at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26th St
Miami, FL

Cost: $15 General Admission; $10 Faculty and Staff; $5 Non MDC Students with Student ID; Free MDC Students with RSVP and Student ID

Taking the form of an unconsummated striptease with a multicultural pop soundtrack, Colombian artist María José Arjona’s performance All the Others in Me functions as a bridge between “miss-understandings.” It refuses to point at anything specific or resolve these misunderstandings, but instead offers a panoramic vista on our perception of each other across distances. These distances, intentionally created, augmented, altered, and manipulated by mass media and other systems of control, place us in positions of submission under a blanket of so-called “information.” Arjona’s work highlights the continuous transitioning of thoughts that encourage us to just see and absorb but never question. All the Other