Camp STEAMology: Look to the Stars at Museum of Discovery and Science 6/11/24, 6/12/24, 6/13/24, 6/14/24

Camp STEAMology: Look to the Stars at Museum of Discovery and Science
Tuesday, 06/11/2024-06/14/2024, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Museum members: $240 Non-members: $280 Aftercare tuition is $45 per child. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out.

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology: Look to the Stars is in!

This week, children ages 5 – 10 will learn to navigate the stars as they create their own constellation map. Campers will journey through the night sky in the MODS planetarium and zoom through the galaxy to observe constellations, planets and beyond!

South Florida’s award-winning attraction features 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Give your child a SCIENTASTIC STEM experience at MODS’ camp program, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. At Camp STEAMology, we’ve crafted the ultimate age-appropriate camp experience, providing campers with interactive exploration and hands-on learning opportunities in the coolest camp environment, including a weekly IMAX immersion!

This Camp STEAMology four-day camp costs $240 for members and $280 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $45 per child. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out. Registration is required at mods.org/campdiscovery.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Eye of the Storm Hurricane Science, Mitigation and Preparedness 6/1/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Eye of the Storm Hurricane Science, Mitigation and Preparedness
Saturday, 06/01/2024-, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: https://mods.org/eyeofthestorm

Hurricane season starts June 1. Is your family ready? Join the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), Florida International University’s (FIU) International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) on June 1, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., for “Eye of the Storm,” an electrifying all-ages day of education, Museum exploration and weather preparedness. Admission to MODS is free this day.

As part of the “Eye of the Storm” event, MODS will offer a variety of interactive family friendly activities including:

• Presentations and Demonstrations by Hurricane Experts
• IHPA Air Cannon Missile Demonstrations
• FIU Wind Engineering
• NOAA Hurricane Hunters
• Live Weather Theater Shows
• Local TV Meteorologists
• A Kids Zone
• MODS Weather Science Demos and All-Day Museum Exploration
• Emergency Vehicle “Touch a Truck” and Meet & Greet with South
Florida First Responders

“Eye of the Storm” is generously sponsored by the Broward County Cultural Division, City of Fort Lauderdale Emergency Management, FPL, International Hurricane Protection Association and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

To reserve free tickets for MODS’ “Eye of The Storm” free event and admission day, visit mods.org/event/eye-of-the-storm-2.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 5/26/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 05/26/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: 0

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by ABA Centers of Florida and Fifth Third Bank.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Multimedia Exhibit 6/1/24 – 6/30/24

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Multimedia Exhibit
Saturday, 06/01/2024-06/30/2024, 10:00 am-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: 0

In honor of PRIDE Month, History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will present “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” throughout the month of June. This enlightening exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will highlight major moments in LGBTQ+ history that have impacted South Florida’s arts, culture, business, media, and political landscapes.

This historic exhibit will highlight major moments in national, state and local history such as Executive Order 10450 which banned homosexuals from working for the federal government in 1953, the Stonewall riots in 1969, Harvey Milk elected to office as the first openly gay man in 1978 and same sex marriage legalized in the United States in 2015. In addition, it will also include the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant Wall of Fame which celebrates 53 years of the art of female impersonation. Pageant title holders from 1972 to present will be displayed.

Additional contributions to the exhibit are courtesy of Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library, History Miami, Wilton Manors Historical Society, GLBT Historical Society, and New York Public Library, National Archives.

The exhibition, located near Swarovski, between Macy’s and Dillard’s, will be free and open to the public during mall hours from June 1 – 30.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Life in South Florida” is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, OutClique, HotSpots Media Group/Happening Out Television Network, JM Family Enterprises, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Additional funding is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, Visit Lauderdale – Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Our Fund Foundation.

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

Free First Thursday – Sunny Days/Starry Nights 6/6/24

Free First Thursday – Sunny Days/Starry Nights
Thursday, 06/06/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

Mini Muse
Get creative with us on Free First Thursday, June 6, 2024, for our drop-in art-making project from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Celebrate Pride Month with creativity as we delve into a world of button-making with your own unique design.

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Opening Reception and PRIDE Month Kickoff 5/30/24

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” Opening Reception and PRIDE Month Kickoff
Thursday, 05/30/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: $50 per ticket.

In honor of PRIDE Month, History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will present “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” throughout the month of June. This enlightening exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale will highlight major moments in LGBTQ+ history that have impacted South Florida’s arts, culture, business, media, and political landscapes. A ticketed preview reception, serving as the official kickoff to Stonewall PRIDE, will take place on Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. Hosted by FayWhat?! of The FayWhat?! Show on the Happening Out Television Network, the reception will honor 10 impactful LGBTQ community leaders and will include special performances by Velvet Lenore and Vauz Allen along with music by DJ Jay McCracken of Spiked Entertainment.

The 2024 “Take PRIDE!” honorees who have made significant contributions to the South Florida community are: Andy Rogow, artistic director of Island City Stage; David Jobin, president/CEO of The Our Fund Foundation; Erika Norell, renowned entertainer; Jacqueline Lorber, president/CEO of South Florida Symphony Orchestra; Josie Smith Malave, former “Top Chef” contestant and owner of Bubbles and Pearls; Mark Gilbert, board chair of OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival; Misty Eyez, transgender advocate and director at SunServe; Robert Boo, CEO of The Pride Center at Equality Park; Shawn Palacious (Kitty Meow), celebrity host and Steven Evans, Ph.D., owner and publisher of OutClique magazine.

This historic exhibit will highlight major moments in national, state and local history such as Executive Order 10450 which banned homosexuals from working for the federal government in 1953, the Stonewall riots in 1969, Harvey Milk elected to office as the first openly gay man in 1978 and same sex marriage legalized in the United States in 2015. In addition, it will also include the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant Wall of Fame which celebrates 53 years of the art of female impersonation. Pageant title holders from 1972 to present will be displayed.

Additional contributions to the exhibit are courtesy of Stonewall National Museum, Archives & Library, History Miami, Wilton Manors Historical Society, GLBT Historical Society, and New York Public Library, National Archives.

The exhibition, located near Swarovski, between Macy’s and Dillard’s, will be free and open to the public during mall hours from June 1 – 30.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Life in South Florida” is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, OutClique, HotSpots Media Group/Happening Out Television Network, the Miss Florida F.I. Pageant and GPR | Goodman Public Relations. Additional funding is provided in part by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, Visit Lauderdale – Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Our Fund Foundation.

Tickets for the May 30 “Take PRIDE! A 100-Year Retrospective of LGBTQ+ Milestones” preview reception/official Stonewall PRIDE Month kickoff event are $50 and are available at www.historyfortlauderdale.org. Guests will enjoy a preview of the exhibit, special performances, an open bar, and light bites courtesy of The Capital Grille Fort Lauderdale and Tulio’s Tacos & Tequila Bar.

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

Wild Weather Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 5/4/24 – 5/26/24

Wild Weather Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 05/04/2024-05/26/2024, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: included with Museum Admission: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22 Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

Hold onto your hats, because Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is about to embark on a whirlwind adventure through the wild weather systems of Earth’s atmosphere! Get ready to uncover the secrets of the Everglades’ wildfires, learn about the profound impact of drought and understand why Florida’s aquifers rely on rain.

Exhibits, Shows and Demos: For the budding city planners, head to the Makerspace and let your imagination run wild constructing structures capable of withstanding storm flooding; it’s a real-world challenge that’s both fun and educational!

Animal Encounters: See our resident animals and learn what they do when challenging weather comes to Florida.

Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Arctic: Our Frozen Planet, Great Bear Rainforest and more!

Career Connection: Learn about meteorologists and how they predict weather.
Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Young meteorologists can discover how windstorms are born by observing hurricanes in a bowl, tornadoes in a bottle and even build structures that can brave the fiercest of storm winds.

Included with Museum admission. Get tickets by visiting mods.org/tickets.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science 4/29/24 – 8/10/24

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 04/29/2024-12/01/2024, 10:00 am-11:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free; Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22 Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25 Notes: Tickets may be purchased at the box office upon arrival.

Explore the wonders of the human body and the exciting breakthroughs in science and bioengineering that are changing the course of human health with Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels now playing at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Matthew McConaughey, Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels, shares the latest revolutionary breakthroughs in science and bioengineering, as well as stories from the researchers, scientists and everyday people that showcase these life-saving medical technologies.

Superhuman Body combines state-of-the-art CGI with the immediacy of the giant screen experience to show the inner workings of the human body and the use of science to intervene when our bodies break down. Audiences will learn about the medical innovations that changed the lives of individuals like Ty Duckett, an adaptive surfer with an above-the-knee amputation; James Garrett, whose heart condition was treated with a valve so advanced it didn’t require open heart surgery; and Emily Whitehead, a teen whose childhood leukemia was cured after life-changing T-cell therapy.

The film also features the scientists behind these medical innovations, including Dr. Carl June, who invented the T-cell therapy that Whitehead underwent; Dr. Ayanna Howard, a pioneering roboticist who has made major advances in medical robotics; and Dr. Hugh Herr, a double amputee and professor at MIT responsible for major advancements in bionic limbs and prosthetics that provide greater mobility.

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels is a MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Edwards Lifesciences and Griffin Catalyst. It is family-friendly and has a running time of 40 minutes. For more information, visit superhumanbodyfilm.com.
The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels is included in the MODS Discovery Pass, an all-in-one ticket that includes Museum exhibitions, live science demonstrations and one IMAX documentary film.

For tickets, please visit mods.org/tickets and for showtimes, please visit mods.org/showtimes.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration 5/18/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration
Saturday, 05/18/2024-, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $0 – $27

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

Dive into the diverse arts specific to Asian-Pacific American cultures at our special event, including the Butterfly Release, presented by Truly Nolen Pest Control. Be dazzled by captivating performances by Kehlani from Polynesian Proud Productions, exhilarating drumming with Ronin Taiko, and demonstrations by Joe Keit Martial Arts and others.

Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Explore a variety of art forms that represent the vibrant cultures across Asia and the Pacific Islands, such as crafting your very own butterfly through origami! Then, flutter over to MODS’ Food Forest for the enchanting Butterfly Release to celebrate the beauty of these creatures and the Asian-Pacific traditions that honor them.

Animal Encounters: Meet our resident animals and learn about their origins in the Pacific.

Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Extend your experience with a showing of the film Pandas.

Career Connections: Meet our community partners to learn about their organizations and their roles in educating the community about Asian-Pacific cultures.

Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Engage your little ones in celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage with activities tailored for them, including dancing, movement and storytime. Create a Damaru and a Tibetan Flag to commemorate these rich cultures!

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Asian-Pacific American Celebration activities are included with Museum admission.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Star Wars Day: May the 4th 5/4/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Star Wars Day: May the 4th
Saturday, 05/04/2024-, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Included with Museum Admission: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free, Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22, Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

It’s Star Wars Day: May the 4th at Museum of Discovery and Science. Celebrate the galactic forces of the world and meet iconic Star Wars characters like Stormtroopers and Jedi Knights from the 501st Legion Everglades Squad and the Dagobah Temple – Saber Guild.

Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Build your own bot to help restore order to the galaxy! Become a Padawan and experience the steps it takes to be a Jedi in our interactive workshop. Collaborate to engineer a Starship out of cardboard boxes and use the force to complete challenges that are out of this galaxy!

Animal Encounters: Meet creatures from the Star Wars universe and from planet Earth!

Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Extend your visit by watching a showing of Asteroid Hunters.

Just for early learners (ages 0-6): Young Jedi initiates can create a Galactic Star, launch a starship with the force and explore magnetic powers.

It’s an epic day of interstellar adventure!

Children can also visit and investigate ocean marvels in MODS’ latest traveling exhibit, Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration! The exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. Flying Fish manages the exhibit tour. It is locally sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Star Wars Day activities are included with Museum admission.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 4/28/24

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 04/28/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for Fort Lauderdale residents.

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.
Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Sunny Days/Starry Nights – Free First Thursday 5/2/24

Sunny Days/Starry Nights – Free First Thursday
Thursday, 05/02/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

MINI MUSE – Join us on Free First Thursday for our drop-in art-making project inspired by current exhibitions from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 4/28/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 04/28/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by ABA Centers of Florida and Fifth Third Bank.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Breakfast With Our Otters 4/13/24

Museum of Discovery and Science’s Breakfast With Our Otters
Saturday, 04/13/2024-, 09:00 am-10:00 am
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $75 per person; includes Museum Admission and an IMAX® film

Experience “otter” joy with MODS’ resident North American river otters, Peach and Toosie!

MODS’ signature Breakfast with Our Otters on April 13 at 9 a.m. features a mingling opportunity with the darling, playful and charismatic river otter duo accompanied by the Life Sciences team. This event includes a breakfast spread, an otter talk, a training session, enrichment activities and a special guest appearance by Joey, the Museum’s otter mascot.

Children can also visit and investigate ocean marvels in MODS’ latest traveling exhibit, Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, running through May 19. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration! The exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. Flying Fish manages the exhibit tour. It is locally sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

This signature program also includes Museum admission, an IMAX® documentary and an original otter painting. Cameras are welcome. The cost is $75 per person and space is limited. Pre-registration is required at mods.org/otterbreakfast.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Breathwork and Sound Healing with Michelle Berlin 4/11/24

Breathwork and Sound Healing with Michelle Berlin
Thursday, 04/11/2024-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Superblue
1101 NW 23 Street
,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $60

Participants will be activated through a series of breathwork techniques and movement to open the body and mind for sound relaxation & meditation. Michelle will bring organic sounds of the Gong Bowls chimes & Handpan to close the session for the ultimate sensory experience.

Camp STEAMology: Into the Earth! at Museum of Discovery and Science 4/10/24

Camp STEAMology: Into the Earth! at Museum of Discovery and Science
Wednesday, 04/10/2024-, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Museum members: $60; Non-members: $70; Aftercare tuition is $15 per child. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out.

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology: Into the Earth is in!

Children ages 5 – 10 will explore the Earth by digging into the soil and get growin. Learn about the layers beneath the Earth: soil, limestone and clay and fabricate different soil types for plants to grow. Campers will learn about the Florida aquifer system and build their own aquifer testing materials that separate and filter sediments and pollutants.

South Florida’s award-winning attraction features 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit and investigate underwater marvels in MODS’ Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, a new traveling exhibit. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration!

Presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Camp STEAMology one-day camp costs $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Aftercare tuition is $15 per child. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out. Registration is required at mods.org/campdiscovery.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Live Arts Miami, Miami Film Festival and PAMM present: 32 SOUNDS 4/6/24

Live Arts Miami, Miami Film Festival and PAMM present: 32 SOUNDS
Saturday, 04/06/2024-, 01:00 pm-02:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $18

“The Greatest Documentary You’ve Ever Heard.” – Rolling Stone

32 Sounds is an Oscar shortlisted immersive documentary and profound sensory experience from filmmaker Sam Green featuring original music by JD Samson. The piece weaves together 32 audio experiences, crafting a cinematic poem as a meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us.

Critically acclaimed as an “audiovisual marvel”, the performance has received rave reviews from The New York Times, Variety, Vox and others and has toured prestigious venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the National Gallery of Art, and the Sundance Film Festival. The title is a nod to “32 Short Films About Glenn Gould” and the film is centered around a series of vignettes, each about a specific audio recording that hits an emotional, political, or conceptual note.

A film about sound, the performance itself will be focused on the experience of hearing and listening, complete with live narration by Sam Green and individual headphones for each audience member to create an incredible binaural sound mix.

This live cinema experience sits at the intersection of film and performance, pushing the boundaries of both forms while celebrating the collective in-person experience. By entering into Green’s poignant aural-visual landscapes, we revisit memories, we imagine, and we bridge time and space in ways both intensely personal and interconnected. 32 Sounds invites audiences to join this communal experience with open ears, and never hear the world the same way again.

Produced by ArKtype, The Department of Motion Pictures, Impact Partners, Wavelength Productions and Free History Project.

“Visions of Women” Fine Art Exhibit by NLAPW Fort Lauderdale Branch at History Fort Lauderdale 4/4/24 – 4/30/24

“Visions of Women” Fine Art Exhibit by NLAPW Fort Lauderdale Branch at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 04/04/2024-04/30/2024, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Visions of Women,” its first ever fine art exhibition from the National League of American Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch (NLAPW). This new exhibition will feature art from NLAPW award-winning artists/members Claudia Hafner, Judy Nunno, Phoenix, Donna Sallee, and Tammy Seymour from April 4 – 30.

“Visions of Women” will feature a collection of artworks joined by the theme of “empowering women” and the subjects and causes that inspire them to motivate others. According to Phoenix, president of NLAPW, the conceptual basis for this exhibition was the 100th anniversary of the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment into the U.S. Constitution. This landmark victory granted women the constitutional right to vote. For Pen Women this has extra significance. Its organization was founded in 1897 by Marian Longfellow Donoghue (niece of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) to empower professional women journalists who were discriminated against and excluded by major publications. The original intent of Pen Women founders to find “mutual aid, advice, future development” for professional women artists still resonates.

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, hosts a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Visions of Women” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional funding is provided, in part, by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, and Visit Lauderdale. This organization is also sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

Sensory Friendly Sunday and Autism Awareness Day at Museum of Discovery and Science 4/7/24

Sensory Friendly Sunday and Autism Awareness Day at Museum of Discovery and Science on April 7
Sunday, 04/07/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

Join MODS as we celebrate Autism Awareness Day and learn about resources for various neurodiversities.

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film, Serengeti, at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D.

No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory Friendly Sundays are sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and ABA Centers of Florida.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 3/31/24

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 03/31/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 am
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for Fort Lauderdale Residents

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Visions of Women” Exhibit Artists Meet & Greet 4/4/24

History Fort Lauderdale Presents “Visions of Women” Exhibit Artists Meet & Greet
Thursday, 04/04/2024-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to present “Visions of Women,” its first ever fine art exhibition from the National League of American Pen Women Fort Lauderdale Branch (NLAPW). This new exhibition will feature art from NLAPW award-winning artists/members Claudia Hafner, Judy Nunno, Phoenix, Donna Sallee, and Tammy Seymour, from April 4 – 30. A free meet and greet with the artists will take place on opening day, Thursday, April 4, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus.

“Visions of Women” is a profound exploration of art that illuminates the human experience, fires the imagination, and nurtures the soul. This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic talent but also a tribute to the strength and creativity of accomplished women artists in our community.
During this special event, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists in person, engage in insightful conversations about their works, and discover the stories behind each masterpiece. From powerful portraits to captivating landscapes, each artwork tells a unique story that resonates with the theme of empowering women and inspiring others.

In addition to meeting the artists, guests will enjoy light refreshments and can explore the other exhibits at History Fort Lauderdale, including the “Women Trailblazers” exhibit, which highlights influential female role models in our community.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” and, most recently, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military, and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

MODS Egg-splorations Annual Egg Hunt 3/30/24

MODS Egg-splorations Annual Egg Hunt
Sunday, 03/30/2024-, 08:30 am-11:00 am
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $10 per child Non-members: $30 per child (includes Museum admission) Accompanying adults pay regular Museum admission.

Egg-citement is in the air with an annual egg hunt at MODS!

Join us for a day filled with curiosity and creativity as we delve into the fascinating world of animals that hatch from eggs. Then join the engineering challenge that’ll leave you egg-static, as you attempt the ultimate egg drop from a dizzying height, all while ensuring your precious cargo (an egg) stays intact. It’s an egg-splosive day of learning, adventure, and tons of fun! The grand prize for the egg hunt will be a Squishmallow basket.

8:30 a.m. – Check-in begins for ages 1-6. | 9 a.m. – Check-in begins for ages 7-10.

South Florida’s award-winning attraction features 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store, and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture: the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit and investigate underwater marvels in MODS’ Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, a new traveling exhibit. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration!
Space is limited. Registration required at mods.org/event/egg-splorations-egg-hunt/. Onsite registration will not be available.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Sky and Space Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 3/9/24 – 3/31/24

Sky and Space Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 03/09/2024-03/31/2024, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: included with Museum Admission: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free; Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22 Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

Kids can suit-up for an otherworldly adventure during MODS’ Sky and Space Weekends, presented by JetBlue and JetBlue Foundation, on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sundays, from noon – 5 p.m. Dive into Earth’s atmosphere and explore the galaxy. Unveil the science of solar eclipses and prepare for the upcoming North American eclipse. Learn rocket basics, build a LEGO® moon base, discover space station secrets and take a cosmic journey in the MODS planetarium. For young astronauts (ages 0-6), craft a spacecraft and create a moon phase necklace. It’s a stellar day of learning and fun, where the universe awaits your exploration!

Guests of all ages can marvel at the stunning sight of the cosmos in a variety of documentary films showing at the AutoNation® IMAX® Theater.
Step into a future, 50 years ahead, where smart cities thrive on total sustainability in watching Cities of the Future. Renewable energy powers our world and space-based solar power ensures continuous energy supply. Electric flying vehicles have replaced traffic jams, making this vision a reality planned by today’s engineers. This film, presented by MacGillivray Freeman Films and the American Society of Civil Engineers, unveils the groundbreaking innovations shaping our world. Deep Sky brings the awe-inspiring images captured by NASA’s Webb Telescope to IMAX® taking audiences on a journey to the beginning of time and space, to never-before-seen cosmic landscapes and to recently discovered exoplanets, planets around other stars. Hubble 3D takes moviegoers on an unprecedented voyage through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mystery of our celestial surroundings. Experience never-before-seen 3D flights through the farthest reaches of the universe and accompany spacewalking astronauts on some of the most difficult and important endeavors in NASA’s history. Showtimes for these films can be found at mods.org/showtimes.

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Exhibits included with admission. Get tickets by visiting mods.org/tickets.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

ArtServe Brings National “Healing Through Art” Initiative to Fort Lauderdale 4/12/24

ArtServe Brings National “Healing Through Art” Initiative to Fort Lauderdale
Friday, 04/12/2024-06/15/2024, 09:00 am-05:00 pm
ArtServe
1350 East Sunrise Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

Art Exhibit Opens With Free, Public Reception On Friday, April 12, 2024

Following in the footsteps of this year’s first-ever National Summit on the Arts and subsequent launch of a new federal Interagency Working Group on Arts, Health, and Civic Infrastructure, Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe will open a new exhibit on Friday, April 12 called “Looking Forward—Healing Through Art.”

The exhibit, which launches with an April 12 free public reception from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., runs through Friday, June 15 at ArtServe. To RSVP, click here: https://fb.me/e/wM0NtPwFl

The April 12 reception will include a panel discussion, “make and take” art stations and live performances by local musical artists, improv artists and comedians.

ArtServe is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily admission to Healing Through Art is also free.

Created through a grant from Funding Arts Broward and sponsored by Broward County Cultural Division and Florida Arts & Culture, Healing Through Art will feature artists who focus on mental wellness and healing, as well as those who create art despite physical or mental challenges.

Among the exhibitors will be deaf and/or physically or intellectually challenged adults from Schott Communities.

“For this exhibit, we’re directing our efforts on arts communities we believe are most neglected, such as youth in crisis, senior citizens and caregivers, among others,” ArtServe CEO Jason Hughes explained. “Through immersive, hands-on stations, performances and art installations at ‘Healing Through Art,’ ArtServe will create a welcoming, safe and creative space for those who need it most.”

“Hands-on group art projects can be instrumental in forging camaraderie and self-esteem for everyone,” Hughes added.

As the National Endowment for the Arts explained, “Arts and culture enrich our lives, our communities, and our nation. In this pivotal moment in our history, there is a growing recognition that the arts reveal new ideas, unlock opportunities, and help us confront the many challenges before us.”

ArtServe inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.

About ArtServe

Named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 3/24/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 03/24/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by ABA Centers of Florida and Fifth Third Bank.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Cities of the Future at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science 2/16/24 – 8/20/24,

Cities of the Future at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 02/16/2024-02/16/2025, 11:20 am-10:00 pm
AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free; Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22 Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

Step into the future and discover the exciting innovations transforming our world with Cities of the Future, now playing in the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS). Narrated by award-winning actor John Krasinski, Cities of the Future highlights the creative solutions engineers are designing right now to meet the challenges of a changing world and forge a brighter, more sustainable future.

From electric flying cars and aerial highways to smart buildings, greener infrastructure and solar power beamed from space, Cities of the Future offers an inspiring vision of how we will live 50 years from now, combining state-of-the-art CGI with live-action cinematography. The film also looks at modern urban landscapes in the midst of transformation, revealing profound changes already happening in some of the world’s greatest cities, from Los Angeles to Amsterdam to Singapore.

Cities of the Future also introduces viewers to a team of middle school students participating in the Future City Competition, an annual contest where 60,000 middle school students from the U.S. and around the world compete to create a model future city.

Cities of the Future is produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the same team that created the blockbuster giant screen documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World.

To view the trailer, please visit citiesofthefuturefilm.com.

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Cities of the Future is included in the MODS Discovery Pass, an all-in-one ticket that includes Museum exhibitions, live science demonstrations and one IMAX documentary film. For tickets, please visit mods.org/tickets and for showtimes, please visit mods.org/showtimes.

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 2/25/24

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 02/25/2024-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for Fort Lauderdale Residents

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.
Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG Exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale 3/7/24 – 3/31/24

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG Exhibit at Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 03/07/2024-, 10:00 am-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
Galleria Fort Lauderdale,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
Website
Cost: free

History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale will celebrate the impactful women of today who lead our community alongside their groundbreaking historical female predecessors who helped to pave the way to success in its “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG free photography exhibition. The exhibit runs through March 31 at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 E. Sunrise Boulevard) during Women’s History Month.

This year’s celebrated women of today are Arlene Pecora, president and CEO of Signature Grand, Jenni Morejon, president and CEO of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, Laurie Sallarulo, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of South Florida, Sigrid McCawley, managing partner of Boies Schiller Flexner, and Jasmin Shirley, program director, CIED,HICP, of Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc.

Past pioneering women counterparts to be highlighted in the photo exhibit include Jeanne Goon Moy (1913-2006), owner and operator of Moy Chinese Restaurant in Hollywood, Florence Hardy (1897-1975), the City of Fort Lauderdale’s first female city clerk and sometime acting city manager who collaborated with the Chamber of Commerce to build Las Olas canals, bridges, and isles, Blanche Forman (1886-1959), who established Hamilton and Blanche Forman Foundation to support education and donated land for the now esteemed Nova Southeastern University, Barbara Bridge (1929-2016), the first female county court judge and second female circuit court judge, and Betty Mae Tiger Jumper (1923-2011), the first Seminole to graduate high school and earn a higher education nursing degree. Tiger Jumper spent most of her adult life advocating for the Seminole community and improving healthcare services.
History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 is presented by UKG and sponsored by GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore PRIME magazine, Dillard’s and The Capital Grille.

For more information about History Fort Lauderdale and Galleria Fort Lauderdale’s “Women Trailblazers: Champions of Change – Broward County” 2024 presented by UKG, call (954) 463-4431 or visit historyfortlauderdale.org. Additional information about Galleria Fort Lauderdale is available at facebook.com/GalleriaFtLauderdale or www.galleriamall-fl.com.

Camp STEAMology: For the Love of Science at Museum of Discovery and Science 2/19/24

Camp STEAMology: For the Love of Science at Museum of Discovery and Science
Monday, 02/19/2024-, 09:00 am-03:30 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $60 per child for MODS members; $70 per child for non-members. $15 aftercare fee per child. Multi-child Discount – Save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out.

School is out, but MODS’ Camp STEAMology “For the Love of Science” on February 19 for children ages 5 – 10 is in! Ignite your love for science by joining MODS for our all-time signature STEM activations including Nitro Cloud Demos, To Fly in the Makerspace and other hands-on activities.

South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit and investigate underwater marvels in MODS’ Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures, presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, a new traveling exhibit. “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration!

Presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Camp STEAMology admission is $60 per child for MODS members and $70 per child for non-members. For a multi-child discount, save $10 off the total by using code “10off” at check out. Registration is required at mods.org/campdiscovery.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 2/25/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 02/25/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory-Friendly Sundays are sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit mods.org/sensorysunday.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History” Dillard Center for The Arts Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 2/4/24 – 2/29/24

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History” Dillard Center for The Arts Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 02/04/2024-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW 2 Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History,” a new fine art exhibit, will anchor History Fort Lauderdale’s Black History Month showcase. An annual homage, this new installment will feature works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students and instructors, from February 4 – 29. Curated by Dillard instructor Celestin Joseph, the exhibit of photography and studio art features creative re-imaginings and reflections of historical Black leaders, community icons, and hometown heroes. A meet and greet with the artists will take place on Sunday, February 4, at 1 p.m., at the New River Inn Museum of History building on History Fort Lauderdale’s campus.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History,” will highlight a variety of styles and mediums reflecting African American culture, history and the arts as viewed through the lens of 12 youth. Featured pieces in the exhibition include works by AP students Selene Michel and Timothy Graham.

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

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, hosts a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture,” and, most recently, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Black Art, Black Artists Shaping Tomorrow’s History” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional funding is provided, in part, by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, and Visit Lauderdale. This organization is also sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture.

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

The Glorious Color of Renaissance Painting 2/24/24

The Glorious Color of Renaissance Painting
Saturday, 02/24/2024-, 04:30 pm-05:30 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for members | $16 general admission

Join Renaissance Art Historian Dr. Rocky Ruggiero for an illuminating talk on the symbolic and compositional use of color in Renaissance paintings by Giotto, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Botticelli and Raphael.

Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 4:30 pm
Free for members | $16 general admission
Presented in the NSU Art Museum Horvitz Auditorium
Ticket includes day-of Museum admission until 4 pm

Redlining: An Art Engagement Dialogue 2/5/24

Redlining: An Art Engagement Dialogue
Monday, 02/05/2024-, 06:30 pm-08:00 pm
Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Place,
Miramar, Florida, 33025
Website
Cost: free

Introducing the newest Art Gallery on display at the Miramar Cultural Center: “Redlining”
In honor of Black History Month, explore Black artistic expression within the context of the past (and sometimes current) discriminatory practice of Redlining – a practice that consists of the systematic denial of services such as mortgages, insurance loans, and other financial services to residents of certain areas, based on their race or ethnicity.
You’re invited! Dive deeper into the true meaning behind the Redlining Art Exhibit on February 5th at “Redlining: An Art Engagement Dialogue.” A reception featuring a talkback with the artist, curator, & our partnering organizations. Enjoy free refreshments on this artistic and informative night.
FREE
Monday, February 5th
6:30-8pm
2400 Civic Center Place 
RSVP while space is available at Redlining-MCC.eventbrite.com

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science 1/28/24

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 01/28/2024-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Sensory Friendly Sundays are sponsored by BBX Capital Foundation.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit https://mods.org/event/sensory-friendly-sunday-15/.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants Premieres at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science 1/26/24

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants Premieres at the AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science
Friday, 01/26/2024-, 11:20 am-
AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free. Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22 Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

The AutoNation® IMAX® 3D Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) will premiere Blue Whales: Return of the Giants starting on January 26, 2024. The first giant-screen film on the subject, Blue Whales, was produced by Oceanic Films in collaboration with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Tangled Bank Studios and SK Films and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). MODS is one of only a few Florida theaters with screens large enough to display life-sized blue whales.

Blue Whales: Return of the Giants introduces audiences to the endangered species, which is not widely understood despite its status as the largest animal to have ever existed. Through two scientific expeditions, the film shows stunning footage of blue whale feeding habits, long-distance communication and mother-calf relationships. One expedition focuses on the search for a missing blue whale population off the coast of the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean while the other expedition joins marine biologist Diane Gendron, also known as the “Blue Whale Whisperer,” in the Gulf of California to observe whale families.

Narrated by award-winning actor Andy Serkis, scored by Academy Award-winner Steven Price, and presented in 3D, Blue Whales will immerse audiences in the ocean alongside the massive blue whales and other species such as dolphins, sperm whales, sea lions and orcas.

The documentary also features research from local marine biologist Jeremy Kiszka, professor of biology at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Kiszka studies the ecology and behavior of cetaceans (whales and dolphins) in tropical marine ecosystems around the globe, particularly in the Caribbean, along the coasts of Florida and in the Indian Ocean.

To view the trailer, please visit BlueWhalesfilm.com.

The AutoNation® IMAX® Theater at the Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 SW 2nd Street in Fort Lauderdale. Blue Whales: Return of the Giants is included in the MODS Discovery Pass, an all-in-one ticket that includes Museum exhibitions, live science demonstrations and one IMAX documentary film. For tickets, please visit mods.org/tickets and for showtimes, please visit mods.org/showtimes.

Thursdays at PAMM: Paperwater & Friends 12/28/23

Thursdays at PAMM: Paperwater & Friends
Thursday, 12/28/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Tickets are only required for museum. Live music is free on the terrace.

Close out the year at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)! Enjoy a live set on the waterfront terrace with avant-garde pop duo Paperwater and special guests just in time to celebrate the New Year. Also, enjoy happy hour specials in Verde from 5–8pm. Inside the museum, take a tour, participate in art-making activities with local artists, or explore new exhibitions and permanent collection galleries until 9pm.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday at Museum of Discovery and Science 12/24/23

Sensory-Friendly Sunday at Museum of Discovery and Science
Sunday, 12/24/2023-, 11:00 am-01:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Free

MODS is open an hour early for sensory-friendly Museum exploration and activities followed by an IMAX film at 12:30 p.m.

To provide a more sensory-sensitive environment for individuals on the autism spectrum, the theater lights will be turned up and the sound will be lowered. All films will be presented in 2D. No trailers will be shown before the movie. Audience members are welcome to get up, sing, walk, dance and shout without worrying about complaints. Families may bring snacks from home, as well as blankets and other small items to be comfortable.

Guests can also participate in a variety of sensory based activities throughout the Museum. Children will engage in social interactions and improve the processing, modulation and regulation of sensory input to increase participation in a natural environment.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit MODS’ newest traveling exhibit “Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!” Rail. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Mattel, Inc. and is nationally presented by Fisher-Price.

This Sensory Friendly Sunday is sponsored by BBX Capital Foundation.

Free for both members and non-members. To register, please visit https://mods.org/event/sensory-friendly-sunday-14/.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Sunny Days/Starry Nights With All-Day Mini Muse 1/4/24

Sunny Days/Starry Nights With All-Day Mini Muse
Thursday, 01/04/2024-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: free

Free Museum admission and 2-for-1 wine All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month.

Free all-day Mini Muse
Join us on this special Free First Thursday, Sunny Days/Starry Nights for a full day of art-making! Create artwork with your little ones based on current exhibitions from 11 am – 6:30 pm.
Starry Nights is presented by Broward Health

PAMM CCI Presents: Screening ¡Fenomenal! Rompeforma 1989–1996 and Performance: Awilda Sterling Duprey 12/9/23

PAMM CCI Presents: Screening ¡Fenomenal! Rompeforma 1989–1996 and Performance: Awilda Sterling Duprey
Saturday, 12/09/2023-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Caribbean Cultural Institute (CCI) kicks off Beyond Representation, a research and exhibition project focusing on performance art practices from the Caribbean and its diasporas, with a two-part program showcasing the rich creative and artistic contributions of Caribbean and Latinx artists to the American avant-garde.

First, watch “¡Fenomenal! Rompeforma 1989–1996,” a documentary about Rompeforma: Maratón de Baile, Performance & Visuales, an experimental dance and performance festival that took place in Puerto Rico from 1989–1996. This screening will be followed by a conversation with film co-directors and pioneer choreographers and performance artists from Puerto Rico, Merián Soto and Viveca Vázquez.

Then, enjoy the reenactment of Vejigante decrépito, a live performance by Puerto Rican visual artist, dancer, choreographer, performer, and Rompeforma participant Awilda Sterling Duprey. Vejigante decrépito draws on the figure of the vejigante, a folkloric character typical of Puerto Rican carnival celebrations.

Winter Wonderlab Science Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 12/2/23, 12/9/23, 12/16/23, 12/23/23, 12/30/23, 12/3/23, 12/10/23, 12/17/23, 12/24/23, 12/31/23

Winter Wonderlab Science Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 12/02/2023-12/31/2023, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd Street,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Included with museum admission. MODS Members and children under 2 – Free; Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22. Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

Snow, sleet and ice take over MODS Winter Wonderlab Science Weekends in December on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Sundays, from noon – 5 p.m. Experience the weather ingredients that make crazy winter storms. Explore how water changes states from gas to liquid to ice. Find out why the Florida climate is drastically different from many other places around the world. Practice your aim with Science Park “snowball” target shooting, and experience a liquid nitrogen show. Meet the MODS animals that don’t have to hibernate like many others do to survive the cold winter temperatures. Explore careers in technology, environmental science and more! Young explorers (ages 0-6) will observe how snowstorms can appear in a jar, experience misty bubbles, create snowball paintings and winter magic watercolors. Watch an IMAX film on the GIANT Screen: Deep Sky, Arctic: Our Frozen Planet, Dinosaurs of Antarctica, Ireland and more!

Included with Museum admission.

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit MODS’ newest traveling exhibit “Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!” Rail. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Mattel, Inc. and is nationally presented by Fisher-Price.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

North Pole Pajama Party at Museum of Discovery and Science 12/9/23, 12/16/23

North Pole Pajama Party at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 12/09/2023-12/16/2023, 09:00 am-11:00 am
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: $30 per person (adult or child) for members; $40 per person (adult or child) for non-members

The North Pole Pajama Party, South Florida’s favorite winter family tradition, returns to MODS on Saturdays, December 9 and 16, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.!

Comfy patterned pajamas and elf costumes are encouraged for this festive event! Enjoy a holiday science show, test your aim at our tropical “snowball” throwing station, make-and-take your own snow globe and build your own snowman.

Admission includes an invitation to see The Polar Express in the AutoNation® IMAX® Theater. The film will start at 10 a.m.

Activity highlights include penning a letter to Santa, popping bubbles in our bubble zone, viewing a snowy liquid nitrogen show and enjoying marshmallows frozen in liquid nitrogen swimming in hot chocolate! Early Learners (ages 0-6) can hunker down for holiday story time!

South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit MODS’ newest traveling exhibit “Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!” Rail. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Mattel, Inc. and is nationally presented by Fisher-Price.

Admission is $30 per person (adult or child) for members; $40 per person (adult or child) for non-members. Price includes all activities, Museum exploration, the IMAX film and a commemorative bell. To register, visit mods.org/event/2023-north-pole-pajama-party.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Slime Time Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science 11/18/23, 11/19/23, 11/25/23, 11/26/23

Slime Time Weekends at Museum of Discovery and Science
Saturday, 11/18/2023-11/26/2023, 10:00 am-05:00 pm
Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW 2nd St.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312
Website
Cost: Slime Time included with Museum Admission: MODS Members and children under 2 – Free; Florida Residents Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) – $19; Adults $24; Military $21; Senior. $22; Non-Members Discovery Pass: Child (2-12) $22; Adult $27; Military $24; Senior (65+) $25

Ooey-Gooey Science!

It’s Slime Time at MODS! Soothe your stress, stimulate your senses and have some messy science fun with the Museum’s signature slime bar. Customize your concoction and enjoy it as a make-and-take after your visit!

● Exhibits, Shows and Demos: Become a super slimeologist at the ooey-gooey Slime Lab. Make-and-take slime after learning the best techniques in our slime-making workshops, then take a picture in front of our slime wall. Learn to make slime bubbles and see who can make their super slimy goo stretch the longest.*

● Animal Encounters: Learn about different slimy creatures, including slugs, frogs and many others.

● Watch an IMAX on the GIANT Screen: Animal Kingdom, Secrets of the Sea, Legend of the Enchanted Reef and more!

● Career Connection: Explore careers in chemistry and the culinary arts by following slime recipes and observing how ingredient ratios affect the final product!
Just for Early Learners (ages 0-6): Create bubble slime paintings and experience cloud slime dough and sensory slime bags.

Included with Museum admission.

*Participants must register for make-and-take slime at The Hangar upon entry.

Experience South Florida’s award-winning attraction featuring 150,000 square feet of dynamic science exhibits, an outdoor science park, a live animal collection, a rotating schedule of science shows, learning labs, café, store and a grand atrium featuring the Great Gravity Clock, a 52-foot-tall kinetic energy sculpture; the largest clock in Florida. The showpiece of the museum since 1993, this unique timepiece is one of only three in the world.

Children can also visit MODS’ newest traveling exhibit “Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!” Rail. The exhibit was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with Mattel, Inc. and is nationally presented by Fisher-Price.

For more information, visit mods.org or call (954) 467-MODS (6637). Like us and follow us on social media at Facebook: facebook.com/modsftl, Twitter: twitter.com/modsftl and Instagram: instagram.com/modsftl.

Tour of Joan Didion: What She Means with Author Evelyn McDonnell 11/20/23

Tour of Joan Didion: What She Means with Author Evelyn McDonnell
Monday, 11/20/2023-, 05:00 pm-06:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free with museum admission. Admission to the museum is $16.

Join us for a special tour of Joan Didion: What She Means, led by Evelyn McDonnell, author of the recently released book “The World According to Joan Didion.” McDonnell, the acclaimed journalist, essayist, critic, feminist, native Californian, and university professor who regularly teaches Didion’s work, is attuned to interpret Didion’s vision for readers today.

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighborday 11/26/23

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighborday
Sunday, 11/26/2023-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Sunday, November 26, 2023, Noon – 5 pm

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.
Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Pérez Art Museum Miami and Phillip & Patricia Frost Science Museum Present Miami Friendors Museum Community Market 11/25/23

Pérez Art Museum Miami and Phillip & Patricia Frost Science Museum Present Miami Friendors Museum Community Market
Saturday, 11/25/2023-11/26/2023, 10:00 am-05:00 am
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: This is a free event on Knight Plaza, in between Frost and PAMM. Tickets are only required for entry to the museum.

In celebration of Museum Store Sunday, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Phillip & Patricia Frost Science Museum (Frost Science) partner up with Miami Friendors for a festive weekend of artisans, craftsmen, and makers on Knight Plaza.

As a special thank you for continued support, PAMM Shop and Science Store will offer 15% off all purchases on November 25–26, in-store and online. Use code MSS23 to redeem the discount online. Restrictions apply.

This is a free event on Knight Plaza, in between Frost and PAMM.

About Miami Friendors
At the heart of Miami Friendors is a vast community of artisans, makers, and vendors with an intense passion for their work. Miami Firendors does everything possible to help small businesses expand their reach to new potential customers. They create various opportunities for small businesses to showcase their work by providing an environment rooted in mutual respect, camaraderie, and admiration.

About Museum Store Sunday
Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a-kind stores across 24 countries, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. By supporting your local museum, you help provide economic sustainability for cultural engagement in the community.

Go Off Barbara London Live Commentary on Contemporary Video Art 12/6/23

Go Off Barbara London Live Commentary on Contemporary Video Art
Wednesday, 12/06/2023-, 02:00 pm-03:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free with museum admission. Admission to the museum is $16.

Join us to celebrate the opening of Perpetual Motion: A PAMMTV Exhibition Curated by Barbara London. Participate as London provides live commentary over the video art from her PAMMTV exhibition, exploring how technological change, mass media, and the universality of moving images impact the activity of contemporary artists.

Scholl Lecture Series: Gary Simmons in Conversation with Jadine Collingwood, René Morales, and Franklin Sirmans 12/12/23

Scholl Lecture Series: Gary Simmons in Conversation with Jadine Collingwood, René Morales, and Franklin Sirmans
Tuesday, 12/12/2023-, 02:00 pm-04:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Admission is $16 for adults and free for PAMM members. Space is limited and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kick off the opening of Gary Simmons: Public Enemy, and Miami Art Week, with a conversation between artist Gary Simmons and exhibition curators Jadine Collingwood, René Morales, and Franklin Sirmans.

Members Opening Reception: Glory of the World Color Field Painting (1950s through 1983) 11/19/23

Members Opening Reception: Glory of the World Color Field Painting (1950s through 1983)
Sunday, 11/19/2023-, 03:00 pm-06:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: RSVP required

3 pm Conversation With Canadian Collector David Mirvish and Bonnie Clearwater on Color Field Painting Free for members | $16 general admission

4 – 6 pm Members Opening Reception
Free for members | $25 for non-members

Ticket includes day-of Museum admission until 3 pm
Opening Reception ticket sold separately

This exhibition explores a tendency in mid-twentieth-century American abstract painting in which vast areas of color appear as the dominating force. Although this type of painting was prefigured in the work of previous generations of abstract painters, such as Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, it is most closely identified with artists including Frank Bowling, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons and Alma Thomas, among others. Color field painting was but one of several art movements that emerged in America during the early 1960s, including Pop Art, Minimalism, Op Art, Photorealism, hard-edge abstraction, and the Black Art Movement, to name a few. Although critics tended to categorize the color field artists based solely on their shared formal characteristics, each artist approached their process from a distinct perspective, while maintaining an awareness of each other’s innovations.
The exhibition’s title Glory of the World, takes its cue from Frank Stella’s writings on Hans Hofmann’s abstract painting Gloriamundi (1963): “Hofmann proved that the straightforward manipulation of pigment can create exalted art…Glory of the world this painting surely is, and glory of the world his painting surely was and is.” Like Hofmann, the monumental color field paintings in this exhibition arouse a sense of wonder and discovery.
Curated by Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, the selection of paintings focuses primarily on the earlier years of color field beginning in the 1950s with Frankenthaler’s large stain paintings and ends in 1983 when post-modern and imagist painters began to dominate the art scene. In recent years, another young generation of artists has rediscovered color field painting, which makes this exhibition especially timely. The exhibition will be augmented with a hard-cover, full-color book published by Skira.

Glory of the World: Color Field Painting (1950s to 1983) is sponsored by Suzi and David Cordish, Stephanie and Howard Krass, the Jerry Taylor and Nancy Bryant Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward and Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale.

Glory of the World: Color Field Painting (1950s to 1983) Opening Reception is sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

In Memory of Linda Frankel.

Third Horizon Film Festival and Pérez Art Museum Miami Present: A Season of Caribbean Cinema- Part 3 10/26/23

Third Horizon Film Festival and Pérez Art Museum Miami Present: A Season of Caribbean Cinema- Part 3
Thursday, 10/26/2023-, 07:00 pm-09:30 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Admission to the museum is $16

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Caribbean Cultural Institute (CCI) and Third Horizon Film Festival (THFF) close out “A Season of Caribbean Cinema” with a screening of the feature film Mafifa and short film Moune Ô, followed by a discussion with feature filmmaker Daniela Muñoz Barroso.

Members Opening Reception: Walasse Ting: Parrot Jungle 11/9/23

Members Opening Reception: Walasse Ting: Parrot Jungle
Sunday, 11/09/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $25

Walasse Ting: Parrot Jungle will be a comprehensive exhibition made to re-introduce audiences to the extraordinary world of artist Walasse Ting (b. 1928, Wuxi, China; d.2010, New York NY). Ting was one of the most radical and independent figures of his time, bridging the worlds of ancient Chinese aesthetics, the European avant-garde and the American Pop Art multiverse.
While Ting’s place within the art historic canon is recognized due to artist’s book 1¢ Life (1964), NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will be the first American institution to go beyond this legacy and acknowledge Ting’s mastery within a monographic museum show.
This exhibition will provide viewers the opportunity to immerse themselves in Ting’s neon-soaked visions of nubile women, flora, fauna, and an endless menagerie of cats, parrots and hibiscus. Simultaneously, the show will establish a biographic narrative, in which viewers will learn about the diasporic life of Ting; whose transnational identity left him without the typical ambassadorship countries engage in to display their creative wealth.
Parrot Jungle will make South Florida Ting’s honorary home; one perfectly fitting given the artist’s love of the region. Ting and his family came to South Florida frequently to visit his in-laws, who were among the influx of Jewish residents who relocated here in the fifties and sixties. This exhibition will highlight how Ting’s signature motifs were inspired by these trips, where he discovered and fell in love with the wildlife park Parrot Jungle, a landmark he documented in hundreds of photographs and countless on-site drawings.
This exhibition is in dialogue with the Museum’s Cobra Collection, which includes essential works by Ting and is the largest holding of artworks created by affiliates of the post-war movement known as CoBrA (an acronym for the founding artists’ native cities:
Copenhagen – Brussels – Amsterdam) within the United States. The Cobra artists stood for freedom, spontaneity, collaboration, interdisciplinary practice and ceaseless experimentation. These values resonated profoundly with Walasse Ting upon his arrival to Paris in 1953, leading him to establish lifelong friendships with key Cobra figures Pierre Alechinsky (b.1927, Brussels, Belgium; lives and works in Bougival, France), Karel Appel (b. 1921, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; d. 2006, Zurich, Switzerland) and Asger Jorn (b.1914, Jutland, Denmark; d. 1973, Aarhaus, Denmark). In the spirit of Cobra and our Museum’s ethos, this exhibition will champion Walasse Ting as a citizen of the world, one who made many places, including South Florida, his honorary home, and created a unique oeuvre that was passionately enriched by all he encountered.
This exhibition is curated by the Museum’s Bryant Taylor Curator, Ariella Wolens. It will be accompanied by a full-color, hard bound monograph published by Skira, edited and with an essay by Wolens and additional text by Pierre Alechinsky, Bonnie Clearwater, Xiao (Amanda) Ju, and Ting’s daughter Mia Ting.
Walasse Ting: Parrot Jungle is sponsored by those who wish to remain anonymous, Stephen & Joan Marks, Barron Family Foundation, Imperfect Family Foundation, Funding Arts Broward, Inc., Sam Francis Foundation in honor of Francis’ 100th Birthday, Marlène Brody, Marion Lefebre & Robert S. Pynoos, David Stonehill & Caroline Cruise, Wenise Wong & Eric Barron.

Major support for exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is provided by the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation Endowment, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Wege Foundation, Community Foundation of Broward, Lillian S. Wells Foundation, the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, Spirit Charitable Foundation, Fosco Family Foundation, the Moss Foundation. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale – “The Mattachine Family” Opening Night Film + Afterparty 10/19/23

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale – “The Mattachine Family” Opening Night Film + Afterparty
Thursday, 10/19/2023-, 07:30 pm-11:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $75 + service fee

“The Mattachine Family” (USA, 2023) will open this year’s OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale, internationally acclaimed as one of the largest LGBTQ+ cultural festivals in the world, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (1 E Las Olas Blvd).

Directed by Andy Vallentine, this heartwarming comedy drama follows Thomas and Oscar, who, after their first foster child returns to his birth mother, grapple with different ideas about what making a family actually means. Tender and funny, “The Mattachine Family” reflects on “chosen” families, the bonds we form with friends, lovers, and children, and how those define us, elude us, and perplex us. The film stars Nico Tortorella (Younger; Walking Dead: World Beyond), Juan Pablo Di Pace (Fuller House, Mamma Mia!), and Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek).

An afterparty will take place at 10 p.m. at Rooftop @1WLO (1 W Las Olas Blvd #700).

This year’s OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival 15th anniversary edition celebrating queer culture runs through October 29 and will feature 38 internationally acclaimed features and 26 shorts including premieres and documentaries that inspire, entertain, and educate along with a variety of parties and special events taking place at various venues throughout Broward County.

OUTrageous, OUTspoken, and OUTstanding, this year’s OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival Fort Lauderdale edition is sponsored, in part, by Gilead, the State of Florida through the Division of Arts & Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council. Support has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: the Stephen and Ethel Keller Fund, the Maxine Powers Hofert Fund, the Drial Foundation Fund, and the Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward. This program was also made possible by a grant from The Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ Community Foundation.

Ticket subscription packages and individual tickets are on sale now. For more information, call (877) 766-8156 or visit outshinefilm.com.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Space, Sculpture, and Silhouette 10/14/23

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Space, Sculpture, and Silhouette
Saturday, 10/14/2023-, 11:00 am-
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: Free

As part of PAMM Free Second Saturdays, explore how “art meets science” in partnership with the Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science). Enjoy an afternoon of art making and activities inspired by the annual solar eclipse.

In addition to viewing the eclipse with special glasses, provided by PAMM and Frost Science, participate in the “Space, Sculpture, and Silhouette” art-making activity. Inspired by the sculptural lens of Mexican artist Carlos Amorales’ Dark Mirror, play with the beauty of light and shadows. Explore, reflect, and investigate compositions of light and dark contrast within solar phenomena and sculptural artwork.

Art-making kits are available while supplies last. Art activities are from 11am–3pm

“Chehantamo: How Are You?” Seminole Fine Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 10/22/23

“Chehantamo: How Are You?” Seminole Fine Art Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 10/22/2023-01/06/2024, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students; free for members, military and children ages 6 and under

“Chehantamo: How Are You?,” a new Seminole fine art exhibit will debut at History Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, October 22, prior to the start of Native American History Month (November). This collaboration with the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum will feature the perspective of contemporary Seminole artists through large scale digital works juxtaposed with historic artistic context. Multidisciplinary photography, textiles, and more will provide a link to our shared future while acknowledging our shared past. The exhibit opens with a meet and greet at 2 p.m. on October 22 at the New River Inn History Museum and runs through January 6.

Curated by Tara Chadwick, “Chehantamo: How Are You?” will showcase mixed media, textiles, and digital art from multigenerational Seminole artists Nicholas DiCarlo, Danielle Nelson, Victoria Osceola, Samuel Tommie, Corinne Zepeda, and the late Elizabeth Buster.

Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

History Fort Lauderdale is proud to host a variety of engaging multicultural experiences, year-round. It seeks to bring awareness to the community through both traveling exhibits and multiple permanent exhibits including “Women Trailblazers,” “Fort Lauderdale – the Early Years,” “The African American Experience,” “Fashion & Musical Theatre,” “From Dugouts to Dream Yachts: the story of boatbuilding along the New River,” Seminole Arts & Culture,” “New River Archaeology,” and, most recently, “Take PRIDE, a retrospective on LGBTQ life in South Florida.” The nonprofit museum also hosts an artists’ collective collaborative space.

“Chehantamo: How Are You?” is sponsored by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Jan and Ed Crocker Unrestricted Fund, Leo M. and Alice J. Rutten Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Broward Community Fund. Additional funding is provided, in part, by Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council, and Visit Lauderdale. This organization is also sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts & Culture with additional support from Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

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

“EntreLibros”, el primer festival de literatura en español para niños y jóvenes, llega a Miami. 10/13/23, 10/14/23, 10/15/23

“EntreLibros”, el primer festival de literatura en español para niños y jóvenes, llega a Miami.
Friday, 10/13/2023-10/15/2023, 11:00 am-06:00 pm
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, Florida, 33134
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Cost: 0

En el marco del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la organización sin fines de lucro Imago por las Artes y el Museo de Coral Gables, han organizado este encuentro literario inédito que será completamente gratuito para el disfrute de toda la familia.

MIAMI.- En el marco del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, importantes casas editoriales de España, Colombia, Argentina, México, y Puerto Rico se darán cita en Miami para ser parte del Festival ENTRELIBROS, el primer evento de literatura infantil y juvenil en español que se llevará a cabo desde el 13 al 15 de octubre en el Museo de Coral Gables.

El festival -producido por la organización sin fines de lucro Imago por las Artes-en alianza con el Museo de Coral Gables será completamente gratuito para toda la familia y ofrecerá a la comunidad la oferta más cautivante de literatura ilustrada en español con el fin de promover el idioma, el amor por la lectura y la cultura hispana.

“La mejor manera de transmitir nuestros valores, tradiciones e identidad es a través de lo narrado. Leer en español celebra nuestra herencia y fortalece nuestro legado. Por eso mantener la práctica del idioma español es una ganancia en todo sentido para nuestros jóvenes y niños”, dijo Trina Oropeza, cofundadora de IMAGO por las Artes, la non-profit a cargo del evento y cuya filosofía es integrar el arte, la música y la literatura con el propósito de honrar la cultura hispanoamericana en Miami, tarea retadora en una de las ciudades más cosmopolitas y diversas de Estados Unidos.

Breathwork & Sound Healing at Superblue – Michelle Berlin 9/13/23

Breathwork & Sound Healing at Superblue – Michelle Berlin
Wednesday, 09/13/2023-, 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
Superblue Miami
1101 Northwest 23rd Street Miami,,
Miami, Florida, 33127
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Cost: $60

This class includes admission to Superblue exhibitions prior to the event.

Explore the sensations of Sound, Breath & Visuals at Superblue with Michelle Berlin

Participants will be activated through a series of breathwork techniques and movement to open the body and mind for sound relaxation & meditation. Michelle will bring organic sounds of the Gong, Bowls & Handpan to close the session for the ultimate sensory experience.

  • Bring water, mat and a towel

LaSirène’s Mirror: Reflections of Sustained Resistance through Art and Vodou 9/30/23

LaSirène’s Mirror: Reflections of Sustained Resistance through Art and Vodou
Saturday, 09/30/2023-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Since its inception, Haiti, the second free republic in the Americas, has grappled with enduring misconceptions about its people and the role of Vodou. Haitian artists have been pivotal in visually capturing the cultural interpretations of Vodou, using artistic imagery to document the essence and significance of the tradition’s resistance to colonization. Rooted in Vodou, Haitian inhabitants have preserved an epistemology of liberation through visual depictions—a legacy continued by artists today. LaSirène, the cosmic embodiment of the goddess spirit, and Lwa of the sea serve as a symbol of water, beauty, and fierce sacred healing, having witnessed the middle passage.

This presentation explores LaSirène, particularly within the context of the water Lwa spirits featured in NSU Art Museum’s Cosmic Mirrors exhibition. It also investigates Western depictions of Haiti, revealing distortions that have obscured the nation’s rich cultural fabric. With a focus on Haitian culture’s preservation, the presentation underscores Vodou’s enduring role as a bastion of spiritual expression and resistance against attempts to undermine its importance. Through this exploration, the presentation highlights the intertwined narratives of LaSirène and the water Lwa spirits, unveiling their profound ties to Haiti’s ongoing struggle for identity, autonomy, and cultural preservation. By delving into the role of art in preserving tradition and conveying resistance, the narrative of Haiti’s history is recontextualized, empowering its people to reclaim their stories from misrepresentation.

Pre-registration required.

Sunny Days/Starry Nights – Free First Thursday 9/7/23

Sunny Days/Starry Nights – Free First Thursday
Thursday, 09/07/2023-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 Wine, All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.
Mini Muse
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Drop in art making activities for children inspired by current exhibitions.

Starry Nights is presented by Broward Health.

Remaking Miami: Josefina Tarafa’s Photographs of the 1970s 9/18/23

Remaking Miami: Josefina Tarafa’s Photographs of the 1970s
Monday, 09/18/2023-12/13/2023, 10:00 am-03:00 pm
Miami Dade College Eduardo J Padron Campus, Building 3, Room 3113
627 SW 27th Avenue,
Miami, Florida, 33135
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Cost: Free

During the 1970s, the photographer, editor, and philanthropist, Josefina Tarafa (born Havana, Cuba, 1907–died Miami, Florida, 1982) created an exceptional body of images that picture Miami transformed by the arrival of her fellow Cuban immigrants. The first exhibition dedicated to Tarafa’s photography, Remaking Miami includes thirty posthumous prints, made from photographs in an archive of approximately one hundred and fifty original images, now held by the Lydia Cabrera Papers at the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries.

In Cuba during the 1940s and 1950s, Tarafa worked as a documentarian, exploring national identity by photographing the architecture of nineteenth-century sugar mills and, in the company of her close friend, the anthropologist Lydia Cabera, Afro-Cuban religious rituals. Exiled, Tarafa continued her visual investigation of lo cubano (Cubanness) in Miami. By the early 1970s, the Cuban community comprised a majority of Miami’s immigrants.

Gallery hours at the Eduardo J. Padrón Campus are 10:00 AM–3:00 PM, Monday–Wednesday, and the second Saturday of every month. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For tours or any special visitor needs, please call (305) 237-7700 during museum hours or email moadinfo@mdc.edu.

Image: Josefina Tarafa, View of El Oso Blanco Supermarket, W. Flagler Street near 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida, 1971. Lydia Cabrera Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Neighbor Day 8/27/23

Neighbor Day
Sunday, 08/27/2023-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

  • 2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
  • FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
  • Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

Neighbor Day is made possible by the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Christmas in July at Paradox Museum 7/24/23 7/25/23

Christmas in July at Paradox Museum
Monday, 07/24/2023-07/25/2023, 12:00 pm-07:00 pm
Paradox Museum
2301 N Miami Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33137
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Cost:

We can’t wait for Christmas any longer! Its the holidays at Paradox Museum and we couldn’t be more excited! We want to share our holiday spirit with you by offering 20% off all Christmas merchandise.

In the spirit of Christmas and the holidays, we are donating $3 to Kristi’s House charity.

Kristi’s House is dedicated to treating and preventing child sexual abuse, trafficking and other childhood trauma, working closely with community partners, parents and providers.

We are proud to partner with Kristi’s House to further awareness and education about childhood trauma.

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Florida Everglades: River of Grass Reflections” 7/2/23 – 9/10/23

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Florida Everglades: River of Grass Reflections”
Sunday, 07/02/2023-09/10/2023, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale – New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students; free for members, military, and children 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 present “Florida Everglades: River of Grass Reflections” from Sunday, July 2, through Sunday, September 10. The summer exhibit will include colorful impressionist fine art works by Tim Forman together with environmental photographs from History Fort Lauderdale’s archived collection. The exhibition can be viewed in the art space on the first level of the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military, and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

PAMM Art Storytime: Haitian Heritage Month 5/27/23

PAMM Art Storytime: Haitian Heritage Month
Saturday, 05/27/2023-, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Perez Art Muesum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

By entering the premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on web sites, or any other purpose by Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and its affiliates and representatives. You release Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) or the person or entity designated to do so by Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the premise.

Breathwork & Sound healing at Superblue Michelle Berlin 5/11/23

Breathwork & Sound healing at Superblue Michelle Berlin
Thursday, 05/11/2023-, 07:00 pm-08:15 pm
Superblue Miami
1101 Northwest 23rd Street,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: $60

Explore the sensations of Sound, Breath & Visuals at Superblue with Michelle Berlin
Participants will be activated through a series of breathwork techniques and movement to open the body and mind for sound relaxation & meditation. Michelle will bring organic sounds of the Gong, Bowls & Handpan to close the session for the ultimate sensory experience.
* Bring water, mat and a towel

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A Retrospective of LGBTQ Life in South Florida” Multimedia Exhibit 6/1/23 – 6/30/23

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A Retrospective of LGBTQ Life in South Florida” Multimedia Exhibit
Thursday, 06/01/2023-06/30/2023, 10:00 am-08:00 pm
Galleria Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

In honor of PRIDE Month (June 2023), History Fort Lauderdale presents “Take PRIDE! A Retrospective of LGBTQ Life in South Florida.”

The multimedia exhibit, located near Swarovski, between Macy’s and Dillard’s, will include over 100 historical photographs plus videos and costumes chronicling the growth, awareness and struggle of the LGBTQ community through the years. Photos will capture the liberation movement of the 1960s and ‘70s, the activism and rise of PRIDE parades and human rights rallies and the proliferation of gay-centric world-famous business endeavors including the Marlin Beach Hotel, The Copa and Backstreet.

A Photo Tribute Wall will feature lifestyle and significant event photos from Michael Murphy Photography. In addition, the exhibit will include the showing of “Open Dialogues,” an award-winning short film which captures the personal narratives of LGBTQ voices, produced by Art and Culture Center Hollywood, directed by Miami-based filmmaker Freddy Rodriguez and funded by Community Foundation of Broward.

Additional contributions to the exhibit are courtesy of Stonewall National Museum and Archives, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, History Miami, Wilton Manors Historical Society, and Key West Art & Historical Society.

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Take PRIDE! A Retrospective of LGBTQ Life in South Florida” is sponsored by Galleria Fort Lauderdale, Visit Lauderdale, Castelli Real Estate Services, OutClique, HotSpots Media Group/Happening Out Television Network and GPR | Goodman Public Relations.

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

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 4/30/23

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 04/30/2023, 12:00 pm – 05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 E Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
(954) 525-5500
Website
Entry Fee: Free for Fort Lauderdale Residents

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

MOCA Makers: Plein-Air Painting 5/13/23

MOCA Makers: Plein-Air Painting
Saturday, 05/13/2023-, 01:00 pm-03:30 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33161
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Cost: Free

MOCA Makers is a series of adult art workshops, which bring forward an artistically interested public to work with and learn from local artists in South Florida. Topics such as figure drawing, print making and portrait painting are hosted for all level of participants. Art Packs are available for purchase from the MOCA Shop. This May, students are invited to a special edition of MOCA Makers where they will be learning from Art on the Plaza artist Edison Peñafiel about his current work on view on the plaza, and then exploring Plein-Air painting with teaching artist Lucia Morales.

Time:
• 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Public Tours with Curator of Education of the new exhibition
• 1 p.m. – Talk with Artist Edison Peñafiel in the Pavilion about his process and art work as part of the Art on the Plaza exhibition
• 1:30 p.m. – MOCA Makers participants join MOCA on the Plaza for the Plein-air painting lead by Artist Lucia Morales
• 3:30 p.m. – Workshop concludes

For more information, please visit:
https://111401.blackbaudhosting.com/111401/MOCA-Makers-13May2023

Art Talk: Collector Andy Hall with Bonnie Clearwater 4/23/23

Art Talk: Collector Andy Hall with Bonnie Clearwater
Sunday, 04/23/2023-, 03:00 pm-
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for members, $16 for non-members

Join collector Andy Hall and Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater for a discussion about collecting contemporary art. NSU Art Museum has presented two exhibitions in association with the Hall Art Foundation: Anselm Kieffer (2016-17) and the current Malcolm Morley: Shipwreck.

Andy Hall is among the world’s leading collectors of contemporary art. In 2007, Andy and Christine Hall founded the Hall Art Foundation, which makes postwar and contemporary art works from its own collection and that of the Hall’s available for the education and enjoyment of the public. Together, the two collections comprise one of the world’s largest groups of works by Malcolm Morley, and contain some 5,000 works by hundreds of other important artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Olafur Eliasson, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel and Andy Warhol.

RSVP required

Creativity Exploration: Tropi-Collage 4/9/23

Creativity Exploration: Tropi-Collage
Saturday, 04/08/2023-, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One E Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

Date of event: 4/8/2023
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm
Pricing: $10 for members; $15 for non-members
Location: NSU Art Museum
For ages 18+

This adult class will be held IN PERSON

Classes are taught by award winning instructor, Lark Keeler.

Inspired by the tropical collages of Naíma Almeida, create a work of art using cut and layered felt to welcome the spring season. Advanced reservations are required, space is limited.

Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity a day reduces stress and offers mental clarity and relaxation. In addition to producing a sense of well-being, sessions expand participants’ perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education.

Creativity Exploration is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation

Sunny Days/Starry Nights: Free First Thursday 4/6/23

Sunny Days/Starry Nights: Free First Thursday
Thursday, 04/06/2023-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 E Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 11 am – 7 pm

Mini Muse
4:30 – 6:30 pm

Free drop in art making activities for children inspired by current exhibitions.

Sunny Days/Starry Nights: Free First Thursday 3/2/23

Sunny Days/Starry Nights: Free First Thursday
Thursday, 03/02/2023-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 E Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 11 am – 7 pm

Mini Muse

4:30 – 6:30 pm

Free drop in art making activities for children inspired by current exhibitions.

Starry Nights is presented by Broward Health

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day 3/26/23

FREE Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day
Sunday, 03/26/2023-, 12:00 pm-05:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: Free fo Fort Lauderdale Residents

Sunday, March 26, 2023, Noon – 5 pm

Every LAST Sunday of every month, Fort Lauderdale residents receive FREE admission to NSU Art Museum as part of Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Days.

Fort Lauderdale Residents Receive:

2-for-1 Wine in the Museum Café
FREE admission, residents must show a photo ID, driver’s license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
Visit the Museum Cafe & Store and receive 10% off books published by NSU Art Museum.

Creativity Exploration: Female Figures 3/18/23

Creativity Exploration: Female Figures
Saturday, 03/18/2023-03/18/2023, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 E Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

This adult class will be held IN PERSON

Classes are taught by award winning instructor, Lark Keeler.

Learn about the feminist spirit of artist, Niki de Saint Phalle and craft your own “nanas” figurines, celebrating the female figures in your life. Advanced reservations are required, space is limited.

Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity a day reduces stress and offers mental clarity and relaxation. In addition to producing a sense of well-being, sessions expand participants’ perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education.

Creativity Exploration is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation

Lecture: Art Stars of the Italian Renaissance 2/18/23

Lecture: Art Stars of the Italian Renaissance
Saturday, 02/18/2023-, 03:00 pm-04:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free for members; $15 for non-members

How did Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, and Caravaggio win fame and commissions during their lifetime? What role did the Renaissance biographer Georgio Vasari play in perpetuating their posthumous reputations? Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? What role did modern biographical novels and biopic films such as The Agony and the Ecstasy (by Irving Stone, 1961) play in making these artists household names? Has effusive reproductions of these works in books, posters and on the internet increased their appeal while overshadowing their artistry? Dr. Ruggiero will address these topics and more.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Fame: From Toulouse-Lautrec to Today.

Lecture ticket grants free day-of Museum admission

Presented in the NSU Art Museum Horvitz Auditorium

Funding Arts Broward’s “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” 1/9/23

Funding Arts Broward’s “Black & White: A Night At The Museum”
Monday, 01/09/2023-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: $85

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), celebrating 20 years of preserving and cultivating the arts in Broward County, will present its sixth annual “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” special event on Monday, January 9, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. This cocktail party at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will feature exclusive exhibit tours, live entertainment by Dillard High School Center for the Arts students and DJ Israel Charles, Champagne, culinary delights, and a decadent dessert table. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite black and white cocktail attire.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Kathia St. Hilaire: Immaterial Being at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on a private tour by Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. This exhibition addresses the artist’s personal transcultural experience and material experimentation. Her interest in matter and process goes beyond a formal, visual concern, as it simultaneously creates a space in which to address the concept of the painting’s surface as it connects to the understanding of skin, color and race. These critical notions are at the center of the artist’s practice and the broader Haitian narrative she seeks to tell.

West Palm Beach native Kathia St. Hilaire‘s work portrays tender images of family gatherings, children at play, celestial bodies, scenes of death, and distinct Haitian iconography. Her visual language is enhanced by the ornate, textured surfaces on which these images appear. The distinct constructions are composed through a lattice framework of linoleum panels, sewn together to form quilt-like formations resembling ceremonial Haitian Vodun flags. St. Hilaire refers to her signature surface making technique as reduction relief printing. This laborious crafting method combines an array of materials such as cosmetics, textiles, detritus, jewelry, enamels and metals, which together form a haptic, abstract collage. These intricate and ethereal backgrounds become the stage for the artist’s figurative imagery.

Included in this evening will be an exclusive tour of Scott Covert: I Had a Wonderful Life. I Had a Wonderful Life is the first solo museum exhibition dedicated to New Jersey-born artist Scott Covert. This presentation of Covert’s 40-year-long practice will center on his Monument Paintings, which the artist began making in 1985. Covert, a legendary figure within the eighties East Village art scene, forms his abstract compositions through the Victorian tradition of grave rubbing, in which an impression is lifted from the honorary reliefs on tombstones. With the cemeteries of the world serving as his itinerant studio, Covert has dedicated his life to visiting the resting places of what he calls “people of character.” The title of this exhibition is taken from the headstone of the quintessential aristocrat, Brooke Astor. These final words are not mournful, but joyous. Their uplifting sentiment resonates with Covert’s attitude towards his art. Each work is a celebration, a signifier of life, memory and profound experience.

Both exhibitions are curated by the Museum’s Bryant-Taylor Curator, Ariella Wolens.

“Black & White: A Night At The Museum” is open to FAB members, friends and public supporters of the arts. Tickets are $85 per person and are available at fabfunevents@gmail.com. For more information, please call (954) 353-7673 or email fundingartsbroward@gmail.com.

The Restaurant at the Norton Presents Murder at The Museum “Take 2” 12/30/22

The Restaurant at the Norton Presents Murder at The Museum “Take 2”
Friday, 12/30/2022-, 06:15 pm-09:30 pm
The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art
1450 South Dixie Highway,
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401
Buy Tickets
Cost: $150

The Restaurant at the Norton Museum of Art is wrapping up 2022 with a four-course Murder Myster Dinner honoring the roaring twenties and artist F. Scott Fitzgerald. On Friday, December 30 at 6:15 p.m. rock your best roaring twenties/Gatsby outfit for an all-inclusive dinner party with a side of mystery and suspense. The best dressed will receive a prize of $100! On the menu is:

Amuse Bouche, a smoked salmon rillette and crispy brioche points served with a crème fraîche and caviar

Charred Broccolini Caesar, tossed with baby gem lettuce, charred broccolini, baby heirloom tomato, rosemary croutons, ricotta Salata, fried capers, sun-dried tomatoes and caesar dressing

Chicken Francaise, airline chicken breast served with a haricot vert, oven-dried tomatoes and a lemon beurre blanc

Mandarin Oil Madeleines, with an orange compote and a creamy zabaglione

Cheers to the new year with great food, friends, timeless art and an unforgettable dining experience! Tickets can be purchased on Tock for $150.

Sunny Days/Starry Nights: Free First Thursday 1/5/23

Sunny Days/Starry Nights: Free First Thursday
Thursday, 01/05/2023-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

Mini Muse returns!
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Free drop in art making activities for children inspired by Malcolm Morley.

Starry Nights is presented by Broward Health

Creativity Exploration: Set Sail 12/10/22

Creativity Exploration: Set Sail
Saturday, 12/10/2022-12/10/2022, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Members $10, Non-members $15

This adult class will be held IN PERSON

Classes are taught by award winning instructor, Lark Keeler.

Reflect upon the waves of change, as well as high and low tides of life that you have experienced. Craft a vessel using mixed media supplies, inspired by the paintings of Malcolm Morley, and celebrate the journey you have made to be here now. Advance reservations are required, space is limited.

Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience.

Art of Transformation 12/1/22, 12/2/22, 12/3/22, 12/4/22

Art of Transformation
Thursday, 12/01/2022-12/04/2022, 11:00 am-10:00 pm
The ARC
675 Ali Baba Avenue,
Opa-Locka, Florida, 33054
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Cost: Free

The Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation Inc.’s Art of Transformation is a four-day, three-block event that boasts free admission to the public, connects Africa and Europe to the Americas through re-imagined, re-purposed and transformed spaces, pop-up street parties and concerts. This includes a Culinary Trip to Africa at the Historic Train Station, and the grand finale block party with live music and performances, Miami Art Week Exodus to Opa-Locka Festival, scheduled for Sunday, December 4th, 2pm-10pm. The Art of Transformation will also feature Special Conversations among artists, curators, scholars and collectors conceived to address issues in politics and aesthetics and their resonance in the contemporary era, including the very special Africa Becoming Panel Discussion scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the ARC, which is a featured event on the official Art Basel calendar and which includes African masters Abdoulaye Konaté from and Viyé [Vita] Diba from Senegal: Africa Becoming Panel Discussion.

Ventriloquium 12/16/22

Ventriloquium
Friday, 12/16/2022-, 06:30 pm-09:00 pm
Savor Cinema
503 SE 6th St,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 to $100

A Darkened Cinema, 100 Vintage Ventriloquist Figures and You

Immerse yourself in history, with figures from movies, tv shows and commercials dating all the way back to the late 1800s.

Have you ever talked to a figure? We have meet and greets throughout the event with some of our most notable and animated characters.

Commemorate the night with a souvenir from one of our amazing vendors, and take some one of a kind photos for social media (or for yourself)!

This is the first event of its kind, but definitely won’t be the last.
Join Us in Making History as We Work to Preserve it!.

*Limited “VIP Curator Experience “
Experience the collection in a way previously reserved for friends and family as you personally meet our Founders: Tonya Traylor and Leonard James Moore II
Who will share the unique, sometimes strange stories which lead to one of the Largest Ventriloquist Collections in the World.

Pop Up Museum Fundraising Event

World AIDS Museum & Educational Center and Galleria Fort Lauderdale Rock the Ribbon Kickoff 12/1/22

World AIDS Museum & Educational Center and Galleria Fort Lauderdale Rock the Ribbon Kickoff
Thursday, 12/01/2022-, 08:30 am-10:00 am
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale
2414 East Sunrise Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
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Cost: Free

World AIDS Museum and Educational Center (WAM) and Galleria Fort Lauderdale are collaborating to honor World AIDS Day with an official public event designed to raise awareness and voices in unison for global health. The public is invited on Thursday, December 1, at 8:30 a.m., to participate in an official kickoff ceremony in honor of World AIDS Day at Galleria Fort Lauderdale (2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.). Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at WAM’s Rock The Ribbon page.

According to the National AIDS Memorial, 40 years into the AIDS pandemic, more than 700,000 lives in the U.S. have been lost to AIDS and more than 1.1 million people live with HIV and an estimated 1 in 7 people do not know they have HIV. According to the CDC, HIV risk remains high among Black and Latino gay and bisexual men.

On December 1, World AIDS Day, Rock The Ribbon will commence with a gathering of elected officials including Broward County Vice Mayor Lamar Fisher, fellow HIV-related agencies and other stakeholders. Special performances by Cassie Ortiz, Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida and DJ Aulden Brown will add flair to rock the crowd. The event will take place outdoors under the covered valet parking entrance.

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

Starry Nights Teen Takeover 12/1/22

Starry Nights Teen Takeover
Thursday, 12/01/2022-, 11:00 am-07:00 pm
NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

Join us during Art Week as we activate the museum with art making for all ages! NSU Art Museum’s Teen Art Council is taking over Free Starry Nights and invited our community partners to join us as we infuse the museum with drop-in art making activities. Free for all ages and open to the public.
The Teen Art Council at NSU Art Museum (TAC) embraces teens and empowers peers within the museum space by providing programming and support that enhances leadership skills, critical-thinking and developmental milestones for an emerging professional. This program allows teens to have the opportunity to collaborate with peers to plan events, investigate exhibitions and discover the inner workings of the museum. Our mission is to create spaces and programs for teen representation and bridge the gap between teenagers and NSU Art Museum.

Enjoy FREE Museum admission and 2-for-1 All Day Happy Hour on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 7 pm during Free First Thursday Sunny Days/Starry Nights.

Teen Art Council is sponsored by the Jerry Taylor and Nancy Bryant Foundation, Wege Foundation, and Lillian S. Wells Foundation.

Wine x Pizza Night At Hay Maze Miami TONIGHT!! 11/3/22

Wine x Pizza Night At Hay Maze Miami TONIGHT!!
Thursday, 11/03/2022-, 05:00 pm-10:00 pm
BayFront Miami
301 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33132
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Cost: $30.00

Wine and Pizza night is tonight! Guests can purchase a ticket to the 6,000 sq foot hay maze tonight and enjoy red, white or rose wine and pizza made by Pizzella. The Brickell home owner association will also be in attendance. Doors open at 4pm-10pm, Wine and pizza night starts at 5pm-10pm.

Guests can purchase tickets via the website: miamihaymaze.com

Meet Author Christiana Lilly at History Fort Lauderdale’s Free “Florida Scribes & Stories” 11/7/22

Meet Author Christiana Lilly at History Fort Lauderdale’s Free “Florida Scribes & Stories”
Monday, 11/07/2022-, 06:30 pm-08:30 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of stewardship of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present a book signing with Christiana Lilly, author of “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die,” on Monday, November 7, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Lilly’s appearance is part of History Fort Lauderdale’s “Florida Scribes & Stories,” a free meet the author monthly series that offers literary and history enthusiasts a chance to speak with local authors, purchase their latest releases and have them signed at the New River Inn Museum of History.

From a boggy riverfront outpost to spring break mecca and a world-class city in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale has taken on many identities in its history. But something that has never changed is its eclectic nature, that has lured families, outdoor enthusiasts, and well-heeled travelers year after year. “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die” offers an insider’s look at all the best ways to make the most of your next vacation.

As a seasoned journalist who has lived in the Fort Lauderdale area for more than a decade, including being a regular contributor or Visit Lauderdale (Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau), Lilly leads readers through the city’s historic landmarks, dining gems, quirky shops, and culture scene that makes the city so special – from a Dom Pérignon breakfast at The Floridian to kayaking through the mangroves to taking in contemporary works at NSU Art Museum. Whether you’re a born-and-raised Fort Lauderdale resident, spend your winters here, or are in town for the weekend, “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die” is a comprehensive guide to the Venice of America.

Christiana Lilly is an award-winning journalist whose work ranges from lifestyle and community reporting to hard-hitting investigative pieces. She has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter, Florida Press Club, and Florida Magazine Association. She lives in Pompano Beach with her husband and their pup.

Upcoming authors in the “Florida Scribes & Stories” series include Fred Fejes on December 7, Donn R. Colee, Jr. on January 17 and Mike McGinnis and Jeff Davies on February 11. Additional novelists and dates will be announced. Guests may RSVP at bit.ly/HFLFloridaScribesLilly2022.

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

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

Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art at History Fort Lauderdale 11/6/22 – 1/10/23

Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 11/06/2022-01/10/2023, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students; free for members, military and children ages 6 and under

History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of stewardship of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will partner with the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum to present “Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art” at the New River Inn History Museum from Sunday, November 6, through Tuesday, January 10. The exhibit, launching during Native American Heritage Month, highlights new contemporary works by indigenous artists that analyze elemental relationships for the future based on community foundations of trust, truth, dignity and integrity. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, November 6, at 1 p.m., with music, storytelling and an artist meet and greet. A VIP art talk will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m., with complimentary admission being extended to Art Basel First Choice or Preview cardholders.

Curated by Tara Chadwick, “Chono Thlee: Sparking A New Era in Seminole Art” will showcase a variety of contemporary and traditional media including oils, acrylics, fiber, glass, metals, mixed media and digital art from 13 multigenerational Seminole artists: Tia Blais-Billie, Durante Blais-Billie, Nick DiCarlo, Jacob Osceola, Leroy Osceola, Daniel Tommie, Samuel Tommie, Shonayeh Tommie, Gordon Wareham, Krystle Young, Brian Zepeda, Corinne Zepeda and the late Jimmy Osceola.

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

“Chono Thlee: Sparking a New Era in Seminole Art,” is sponsored, in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward County Cultural Council and Visit Lauderdale – Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. With additional support from Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc.

Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale’s 26th Annual History Makers Fundraiser Honoring Ted Drum & the Drum, Clark and Cox families 11/10/22

History Fort Lauderdale’s 26th Annual History Makers Fundraiser Honoring Ted Drum & the Drum, Clark and Cox families
Thursday, 11/10/2022-, 06:00 pm-08:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Cost: $125

History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating its 60th year of stewardship of our community’s past, has announced Ted Drum and the Drum, Clark and Cox families as honorees for its 26th annual History Makers fundraiser set for Thursday, November 10, from 6 – 8 p.m. This yearly special event commends individuals and companies who have made an impact on the growth of the City of Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are on sale, now.

For over 70 years, Fort Lauderdale native Ted Drum and his extended family have made significant contributions to the development of the City of Fort Lauderdale through political leadership and prosperous marine, hospitality, and real estate ventures.

Ted Drum was born in Fort Lauderdale in 1938, and Bob Cox arrived in 1946 aboard an 85-foot deep-draft motorsailer. Looking for dockage that would accommodate the boat led him to a naval station on the Intracoastal near 17th Street. A series of fortuitous events, perseverance and engineering expertise on Bob’s part led to his establishment of what would become the Lauderdale Marina.

The Drum and Cox families merged in the early ‘60s when Ted met and married Carol Clark, Bob Cox’s daughter. Soon thereafter, Ted left for Vietnam and returned home seven years later as a decorated combat company commander and captain. The family grew the marina property to include homes for Drum Realty, which Ted’s father Harlan established in 1951, and the 15th Street Fisheries restaurant, established with Carol’s brothers John and Macdonald Clark. One might thing that Bob Cox would have had enough to occupy his time during these years with the marina and other business enterprises. However, seeing a need for leadership in Fort Lauderdale he found time to serve on the city commission and as mayor of Fort Lauderdale from 1986 until 1991.

During this time, Ted and Carol, while raising two children, grew Drum Realty and established a reputation for themselves, and their business, for integrity and fair dealing. Their children, Lorrie Drum Roschman and Kelly Drum continue that reputation as current owners of the family businesses. While Carol sadly passed away in 2011, Ted has remained active in real estate in Fort Lauderdale and Drum Realty continues, today, as does Lauderdale Marina and 15th Street Fisheries, which operate under the umbrella of The Shipyard. These enterprises remain family businesses with Ted’s son, Kelly, as president of the Shipyard and of 15th Street Fisheries and Scott Clark, Bob Cox’s grandson, serving as president of Lauderdale Marina. Currently, eight other Drum, Clark, and Cox family members are involved at The Shipyard. The Drum family expanded in 2015, when Ted married Kathy Molinet. Since then, Ted and Kathy, while remaining busy in their careers, carve out ample time to enjoy their shared passion of boating and travel.

Previous History Maker honorees have included Denison Yachting, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, the Forman Family, “Alligator Ron” Bergeron, City Commissioner Steven Glassman, developer Dev Motwani, H. Wayne Huizenga, Chris Evert and Jimmy Evert, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Winterfest and Susan and Buddy Lochrie.

History Fort Lauderdale’s 26th annual History Makers is sponsored by 15th Street Fisheries, Lauderdale Marina, Marine Industries Association of South Florida, Lank Oil, Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale, Hudson Family Foundation, Boston Whaler, and Roschman Enterprises (Platinum sponsors), Drum Realty, Juliet Clark, Denison Family & Denison Yachting, Fratarcangeli Wealth Management, Marrinson Group, Moss & Associates and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits (Visionary sponsors) and ASTA Parking, Cleveland Clinic, Fish’s Wholesale, Gray Robinson, Kelley Law Firm, Lago Mar, Walt McCrory, The Molinet Family, Nova Southeastern University, Nor-Tech, Pool Doc, Safe Harbor Lauderdale Marine Center, Soflo Boats, Stiles Corporation, Travel Host Fort Lauderdale, Tripp Scott, Stephanie Toothaker and USB (Trailblazer sponsors). Friends of sponsors include Art Bengochea, Juliet & Michael Bluestein, Cloud 9, Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, Designer Sign Systems, Egan Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward, Fanizzi & Co., Bob Golden, Hooper Construction, Gordon James, Keefe McCullough, Robert Kozich, Lauderdale Boat Yard, Alan & Susie Levan, Kate Lochrie & Captain Clay Thomas, Merrimac Ventures, Miller Construction, Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation, The Pillars, Ed Smoker, Stephens Distributing Company, Total Marine Solutions, UStransact, LLC, Jennifer Uustal, and Vintage Wine Estates.

Tickets for History Fort Lauderdale’s 26th anniversary History Makers fundraiser are $125 each and are available to purchase online at bit.ly/HFLHistoryMakers2022.

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

MOCA Makers: Figure Drawing 10/8/22

MOCA Makers: Figure Drawing
Saturday, 10/08/2022-, 01:00 pm-03:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street,
Miami, Florida, 33161
Website
Cost: Free

MOCA Makers is a series of adult art workshops which bring forward an artistically interested public to work with and learn from local artists in South Florida. Topics such as figure drawing, printmaking and portrait painting are hosted for all levels of participants. Art Packs are available for purchase from the MOCA Shop. This October, MOCA will be studying Figure Drawing with artist and educator Amanda Covach. MOCA Makers courses are made possible with support from the North Miami CRA.

For more information, please visit:
https://111401.blackbaudhosting.com/111401/packagetickets?tab=3&txobjid=1853D4BA-481F-4325-87C0-2FD249951696

homework Presents Salad Days – Opening Party 9/9/22

homework Presents Salad Days – Opening Party
Friday, 09/09/2022-, 06:00 pm-09:00 pm
The Knoxon
7411 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, Florida, 33238
RSVP / Register
Cost: Free

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

It’s time to go back to school. You’re invited to the launch of Salad Days, the latest art activation from homework, on Friday, September 9 at The Knoxon, 7411 Biscayne Blvd, Miami 33238, with two weeks of programming planned until a closing party on Friday, September 23. Musical Curation by Ekstra Bonus. Complimentary cocktails will be available.

Inspired by a desire to reconnect with the local art community, the revolutionary nomadic gallery is popping up back in the Magic City with a conceptual exhibition for the ages. Taking cues from the Shakespearean phrase that gives the exhibition its title, Salad Days aims to hearken back to the innocence, idealism, and pleasure associated with youth.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Woven PAMM Portrait 9/10/22

PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Woven PAMM Portrait
Saturday, 09/10/2022-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free

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

This Pamm Free Second Saturday, pull inspiration from the powerful themes in Bisa Butler’s Black is King—a quilted artwork that celebrates the beauty and power of Black identity. Guests of all ages are welcome to create their own “Woven PAMM Portrait,” designed and facilitated by teaching artists.

In addition to art making, enjoy activities with local artists on the terrace. Meet Miami-based artist Vantablack as she creates art in public for all to see. Learn about her artistic practice and marvel at her talents as a Black woman artist, truth-teller, and activist. Also, strike a pose for your own royal portrait and participate in “Me as Monarch,” a collaborative project by local artist and photographer Nicole Combeau. These individual sit-down portraits will join Combeau’s “Community Yearbook,” a digital collection of portraits featuring Miami’s many people and faces. Learn about their photography practice and honor yourself through this unique portrait experience.
For the rest of the day, you can explore the galleries, grab a meal at Verde, or sit back and enjoy the breeze on the waterfront terrace.

Admission is free all day. Art activities from 11am–3pm

“Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture” Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale 9/18/22 – 10/2/22

“Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture” Exhibit at History Fort Lauderdale
Sunday, 09/18/2022-10/02/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students; free for members, military and children ages 6 and under

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

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture” from Sunday, September 18 through Sunday, October 2. This first-ever fine art exhibit solely celebrating the contributions of our multicultural Latin community will feature work from local artists including Leonardo Montoya (Colombia), Lifrancis Rojas (Venezuela), Isabel Perez Salazar (Venezuela), Florencia Clement de Grandprey (Spain), Hernan Rodriguez (Cuba) and others. The exhibit will open with an artist group meet and greet reception at noon on September 18 at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

All of the works will be exhibited in a newly renovated art space on the first level of the New River Inn.

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.

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

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

History Fort Lauderdale Takes Part in Smithsonian Museum Day 9/17/22

History Fort Lauderdale Takes Part in Smithsonian Museum Day
Saturday, 09/17/2022-, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
231 SW 2nd Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Free

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

Experience the stories, art and industry that built Fort Lauderdale with FREE tickets to History Fort Lauderdale, now celebrating its 60th anniversary of bringing the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. History Fort Lauderdale will, once again, take part in Smithsonian magazine’s national Museum Day, an annual celebration of boundless curiosity, on Saturday, September 17. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket.

Museum Day participants can explore South Florida history from prehistoric to the present. Permanent exhibits in the New River Inn History Museum include “Dugouts to Dream Yachts – the story of boat building on the New River,” “Seminole Arts & Culture,” “Archaeology of the New River,” “Henry Flagler & FEC Railroad,” “The Bryans of Fort Lauderdale,” “Juliette Lange: A Portrait of a Mezzo Soprano” and more. Also on display will be “Viva Fort Lauderdale: Celebrating Hispanic Art & Culture” featuring works by Leonardo Montoya, Lifrancis Rojas, Isabel Perez, Florencia Clement de Grandprey, Hernan Rodriquez and others talented artists.

Additionally, visitors may explore the 1907 Pioneer House Museum and the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse.

Tickets are available for free by visiting https://bit.ly/HFLSmithsonianMuseumDay2022 (2 per request). Quantities may be limited.

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

Art in a Post-Roe Age with Antonia Wright and Maritza Lacayo 8/25/22

Art in a Post-Roe Age with Antonia Wright and Maritza Lacayo
Thursday, 08/25/2022-, 07:00 pm-08:15 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: $16 adults | PAMM members free. Includes museum admission.

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

Join artist Antonia Wright and PAMM Assistant Curator Maritza Lacayo for a conversation about Wright’s newest digital artwork installation, Women in Labor. Wright and Lacayo will also discuss how art can be used as a catalyst for conversation in a post-Roe age, the role of artists and curators when thinking about issues of reproductive freedom, the ways in which recent events will impact the art world and artist practices, and the power of storytelling to foster empathy and understanding. There will be a Q&A to follow.

About Women in Labor
Women in Labor is a generative sound art composition that uses data sonification to demonstrate the effect of the changing laws around access to safe and legal abortion. Through computational algorithms, the piece sonifies the increase in mileage a woman will now have to travel to access care. Partnering with midwives, the artist has been collecting the sounds women make during labor starting with her own home birth experience in 2015.

Pamm Free Second Saturdays: My Little Canvas 8/13/22

Pamm Free Second Saturdays: My Little Canvas
Saturday, 08/13/2022-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free!

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

As part of Pamm Free Second Saturdays, create artwork inspired by Pamm’s latest exhibition, Mariano Rodriguez: Variations on a Theme. Inspired by the Cuban modernist widely known simply as “Mariano”, create a colorful composition making use of combined imagery related to your environment and national identity. While focusing on color, shape, line, and placement, remember to include your favorite animal, fruit, or even your favorite person! For the rest of the day, you can explore the galleries, grab a meal at Verde, or sit back and enjoy the breeze on the waterfront terrace.

Admission is free all day. Art activities from 11am–3pm.

Pamm Free Second Saturdays Colors Cubed 7/9/22

Pamm Free Second Saturdays Colors Cubed
Saturday, 07/09/2022-, 11:00 am-03:00 pm
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, Florida, 33132
Website
Cost: Free

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

As part of Pamm Free Second Saturdays, create artwork inspired by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica’s Penetrável Macaleia. Oiticica created various Penetrável walk-in installations that immersed the viewer in color within environments that evoked and celebrated the favela communities of Rio de Janeiro. Recall a fun memory, and create your own cube of color inspired by the past all in one afternoon. Pamm teaching artists will guide visitors of all ages in art making using color, shape, and textured materials to fill their own box of colorful memories. For the rest of the day, you can explore the galleries, grab a meal at Verde, or sit back and enjoy the breeze on the waterfront terrace.

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends” 7/10/22 – 9/11/22

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends”
Sunday 07/10/2022. 10:00 am – 04:00 pm – 09/11/2022
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Contact Phone Number (954) 463-4431
Website
Entry Fee: 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.

History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends” from Sunday, July 10 through Sunday, September 11. This all-new summer art exhibit featuring Forman’s award-winning work alongside lauded local artists including Linda Apriletti, Hitomi Saito, Diane Delorey, Tammy Seymour, Danielle Perry and Connie Commette will focus on Florida’s tropical beauty and its conservation. The exhibit will open with an artist group meet and greet reception at noon on July 10 at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

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

All of the works will be exhibited in a newly renovated art space on the first level of the New River Inn. Visitors may also donate $10 to the museum to be entered into a raffle to win an original Tim Forman 12” x 24” artwork entitled “Beach Surf.” The winner will be announced on Sept. 12 (need not be present to win).

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.

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

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

Free Night At The Museum ft. BLADE 6/24/22

Free Night At The Museum ft. BLADE
Friday, 06/24/2022-, 07:00 pm-09:00 pm
Museum of Graffiti
276 NW 26th St,
Miami, Florida, 33127
Website
Cost: Free

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

Meet BLADE and get a signed limited edition poster!

One of the artist who shaped the graffiti art movement we know and love today is Steven D. Ogburn (b. 1957), better known as Blade, a famed New York-born artist and a proud owner of the title King of the Trains since he painted over five thousand trains with his striking characters and elegant letters. Famous for his whole subway cars, he became an icon of New York City and a hero-figure for the younger generation of street artists. Blade stopped painting trains in 1984 as he felt that he had nothing more to prove. Additionally, he began working in other media including acrylic on canvas, producing artworks suitable for indoor exhibitions that have brought him worldwide recognition. Since 1981 when he had his first one-man exhibition in Europe, Blade has participated in many individual and collective shows in notable venues, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland; the Musée national des Monuments Français, Paris; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; the Groninger Museum in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands, and many others.

Creativity Exploration: Fun with Fungi 7/9/22

Creativity Exploration: Fun with Fungi
Saturday, 07/09/2022-, 12:00 pm-01:30 pm
NSU Art Museum
1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Buy Tickets
Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members

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

Create a sculpture inspired by artists exploring mysterious and magical mushrooms. Look at the works of Roxy Paine, Beatrix Potter, Yayoi Kusama, Amanda Cobbett, and others. Advance reservations are required, space is limited.

Creativity Exploration adult workshops promote the benefits of creative exploration and the mind-to-body experience. Studies have shown that 45 minutes of creative activity a day reduces stress and offers mental clarity and relaxation. In addition to producing a sense of well-being, sessions expand participants’ perceptions of forms, while increasing brain connectivity through visual and cognitive stimulation. The workshop is led by educator Lark Keeler, a specialist in mindfulness education.

Creativity Exploration is sponsored by the Charles P. Ferro Foundation.

Major support for NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is provided by the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation, the City of Fort Lauderdale, Community Foundation of Broward, the Broward County Cultural Division, the Cultural Council, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends” 7/10/22

History Fort Lauderdale presents “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends”
Sunday, 07/10/2022-09/11/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
New River Inn
231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under.

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

History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of being the proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Tranquil Tropics: The Art of Tim Forman & Friends” from Sunday, July 10 through Sunday, September 11. This all-new summer art exhibit featuring Forman’s award-winning work alongside lauded local artists including Linda Apriletti, Hitomi Saito, Diane Delorey, Tammy Seymour, Danielle Perry and Connie Commette will focus on Florida’s tropical beauty and its conservation. The exhibit will open with an artist group meet and greet reception at noon on July 10 at the New River Inn (231 Southwest Second Avenue).

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

All of the works will be exhibited in a newly renovated art space on the first level of the New River Inn. Visitors may also donate $10 to the museum to be entered into a raffle to win an original Tim Forman 12” x 24” artwork entitled “Beach Surf.” The winner will be announced on Sept. 12 (need not be present to win).

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.

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

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“60 Years of Black Art” Featuring Works by Dillard Center for The Arts’ AP Students at History Fort Lauderdale
Tuesday, 02/01/2022-02/28/2022, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under.

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

ScreenDance Miami Festival 2022 1/22/22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE EVENT – FREE PARKING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale’s “Meet the Author” Zoom Series Featuring Harvey E. Oyer, III
Thursday, 10/14/2021-, 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
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History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will feature beloved award-winning children’s author, adventurer and historian Harvey E. Oyer, III on the next October 14 noon segment of its “Meet the Author” interactive Zoom series. The free series takes place on the second Thursday of each month. Viewers may register at https://bit.ly/HFLMeetTheAuthorOyer.

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

“The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades” at History Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, 07/03/2021-09/26/2021, 10:00 am-04:00 pm
History Fort Lauderdale
New River Inn, 231 SW Second Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
Website
Cost: Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under.

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

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

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

Entry to the exhibit is free with general admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is always free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

About History Fort Lauderdale
History Fort Lauderdale, formerly known as Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, brings the stories of our diverse community to life through engaging educational experiences, innovative cultural exhibits, research and preservation of artifacts. Residents and visitors to Fort Lauderdale are invited to explore the city’s rich past that is housed in historic buildings on a lushly landscaped campus – the History Museum of Fort Lauderdale situated in the 1905 New River Inn, the 1907 Pioneer House Museum, the 1899 Ivy Cromartie Schoolhouse Museum and the Hoch Research Library, South Florida’s foremost history center housing print resources and newspapers from 1910 – present plus 400,000 archival photos, 2,500 maps and 5,000 architectural blueprints. History Fort Lauderdale is located at 231 SW Second Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Museum hours are Monday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guided tours are available, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. with walking tours available upon special request. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets. History Fort Lauderdale is a nonprofit agency supported by memberships, grants and charitable contributions.

Drink ‘N Draw 6/26/21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Admission to “The Island Imprint: Legends, Locals and Landscapes of the Caribbean” is free with History Fort Lauderdale general museum admission – $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

Allison Freidin 5/29/21

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

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

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

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

Art Talk with Ras Terms 5/30/21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voices of Hispaniola 5/13/21 – 6/4/21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

History Fort Lauderdale is currently open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with docent guided tours, daily, at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Group walking tours are available upon special request. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and $7 for students (through age 22 with a valid student ID). Admission is free for members, military and children ages six and under. Tickets are available online at HistoryFortLauderdaleTickets.

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

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

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

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

Funding Arts Broward (FAB), leading arts ambassadors in Broward County, will present A Night at the NSU Art Museum, a virtual program, on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie Clearwater, FAB member and director and chief curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, this free “friend”raiser program will feature a tour of the museum’s newest exh