Calendar Of Events Museums
Written by Miami Today on January 29, 2004
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
"Ports of Call: Brazil," opens to the public Sunday 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. Through Feb. 7. $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children 3-12. Free for 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, through 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. Details: (305) 348-2890.
HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA
Eleventh annual Miami International Map Fair runs Feb. 7-8 for anyone interested in antique maps. Forum for sharing information and expertise to educate aficionados and beginner collectors. Attendees will have the rare chance to examine antique maps from all over the world dating from the 12th century to modern times. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.historical-museum.org.
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
"Change and Continuity: Folk and Tribal Art of India," an expansive survey of folk and tribal art from India, never before on view in Florida, is accompanied by a scholarly catalog. Saturday through March 28. "Mala Ke Manke – Beads of the Rosary 108 East Indian Drawings," sumptuous East Indian works on paper complements "Change & Continuity," on view simultaneously. University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Thursday; noon-5p.m. Sunday. Details: www.lowemuseum.org.
MIAMI ART MUSEUM
"Kerry James Marshall, One True Thing: Meditations on Black Aesthetics," Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall is best known for his large-scale paintings that recall the grandeur and monumentality of traditional history painting. Using a figurative style and imagery of African Americans in urban and suburban settings, he has often addressed social issues stemming from the Civil Rights movement, evoking a nostalgia for the idealism of that era. This exhibition consists of a major new body of work in painting, sculpture, photography and video that demonstrates his ongoing engagement with ideas and images drawn from black history and cultural tradition. Feb. 6-April 25. At 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 age 12 and under. 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 demonstration and competition of wits through mechanical machines during a tabletop competition. South Miami Avenue, 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. 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" on display through May 2, portraying works by Japanese artist Koizumi Kishio (1893-1945). "Weapons of Mass Dissemination: The Propaganda of War" on display through March 21. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001.
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.. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; noon-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Details: (305) 237-2281.