Calendar Of Events Museums
Written by Miami Today on January 8, 2004
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
"Ports of Call: Brazil," opens to the public Jan. 18 at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Details: (305) 373-5437.
FAIRCHILD TROPICAL GARDEN
Fairchild Tropical Garden inaugurates Luminous Gardens Exhibition, a site-specific installation of 100,000 marker flags in the Lowlands, recent works on canvas and paper by Venezuelan artist Patricia Van Dalen. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Runs through Feb. 7. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children 3-12. Free for Garden members and children under 3. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
THE ART MUSEUM AT FIU
"Vision Revealed," selections from the work of Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell, Jan. 16-March 14. Mr. Morell’s best-known work is the Camera Obscura series, in which he turns a room into a dark chamber, capturing through long exposures the images that appear projected upside down from the outside. The Art Museum at Florida International University presents works by bachelor of fine arts students, Southwest 107th Avenue and Eighth Street, University Park, Miami. Details: (305) 348-2890.
HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA
"Assignment Miami: News Photographers," exhibition exploring the history of newspaper photography in Greater Miami. More than 300 photographs include many of the most dramatic events in Miami’s history such as the 1926 hurricane, the attempted assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the riots and the Mariel boatlift and the Eli·n Gonz·lez controversy. Through Jan. 25. 101 W Flagler St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Adults $5, children 6-12 $2. Details: (305) 375-1492.
JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA
"From Persia to Miami: A Journey for Survival," through April 11. Valuable artifacts, historic photographs and paintings tell the story of a Jewish family who moved between Iran and Turkmenistan. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays except Jewish holidays. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $10 families. Members and children younger than 6 free; Saturdays free. 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044.
LOWE ART MUSEUM
"Red Grooms: Selections from the Graphic Work," organized by the Tennessee State Museum from the collection of Walter G. Knestrick, at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Exhibition runs through Jan. 18. 1301 Stanford Drive, UM Campus, Coral Gables. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Details: www.lowemuseum.org
MIAMI ART MUSEUM
Miami Art Museum presents first exhibition in the US of collaborative works by Janine Antoni and Paul Ramirez Jonas. Both artists are internationally recognized and known for their distinct bodies of work. The married couple, who have family ties to South Florida, have been creating art together since 1999. Through Jan. 18. 101 W Flagler St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. third Thursday of the month, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Closed Mondays. $5 adults, free for children through 12. Details: (305) 375-3000.
MIAMI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
"Battlebots Mars Rover Table Top Competition" – professional and student builders create remote-controlled vehicles on site for a unique demonstration and competition of wits through mechanical machines during an awesome tabletop competition. Learn engineering and ingenuity through fun competition. Details: (786) 553-3574. At 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every day. Adults $10, seniors and students with ID $8, children under 3 free. Admission includes wildlife center, planetarium shows, all exhibits and special events. Details: (305) 646-4200.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Peruvian-born Miami artist William Cordova fuses urban culture with ancient Andean spirituality. His work is inspired by the history and memories of Machu Picchu, Overtown, Little Haiti, and Opa-locka. "No More Lonely Nights" previews 7-10 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Runs through Feb. 8. Also, an exhibition of Richard Artschwager’s and Inka Essenhigh’s paintings through Feb. 15. The exhibit covers more than 40 years of art by Mr. Artschwager and recent oil works by Ms. Essenhigh depicting fantastic figures in mysterious space. Details: (305) 893-6211
THE WOLFSONIAN FIU
"Tokyo: The Imperial Capital" will be on display through May 2, portraying works by Japanese artist Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945). "Weapons of Mass Dissemination: The Propaganda of War" will be on display through March 21. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001.
"Look at Me Now," curated by Isabel Block Flefel from The Art Museum at FIU. Through Feb. 15. "Winning Art, Third Annual ArtCenter Raffle," Feb. 21-March 28. "Moves: by British artists Richard Perry and Hannah Mae," April 3-May 9. 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278.
GALLERY AT M-DC KENDALL
Humberto Castro, painter and installation artist, exhibits. Exhibits also include preliminary drawings for this site-specific installation. 11011 SW 104th St.. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; noon-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Details: (305) 237-2281.