Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on May 18, 2006
ART AND CULTURE
Centro Cultural Español showcases drawings, paintings, photography, posters and wallpaper by 19 Latin-American artists whose art reflects causes of cultural contamination. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 800 Douglas Rd., Coral Gables. Through May 26. Free. Details: (305) 448-9677.
JAM AT MAM
An event for young professionals, Miami Art Museum hosts an evening of art, music, donation, food and drinks. 5 p.m. at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000.
In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, Alliance Francaise presents Peintures et Expressions, featuring Haitian folk art by Jean Claude Fanfan, who will be there to discuss his work. 7 p.m. at 1414 Coral Way, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 859-8760.
Miami Art Museum presents Brazilian artist Vik Muniz’s compilation of photographs using non-art materials. Through May 28. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free for members. $10 others. Details: (305) 375-1704.
In Balseros — A Desperate Journey, veteran photographer Al Diaz captured scenes in Cuba in the summer of 1994, when thousands of people attempted to leave the country on boats and rafts. Through June 4. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida features a collage of rare Caribbean manuscripts, books, maps, prints and photographs from the 18th-20th centuries from University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries, one of the largest Caribbean collections in the world. Through June 4. Details: (305) 375-1657.
Galerie D’Arts Decoratifs hosts an exhibition that features more than 37 furniture and lighting pieces created by 20th-century artists and designers. Highlights of the exhibition include a rare Charlotte Perriand desk and 10 sconces by Tobio Scarpa from 1961. Through June 15. 1629 Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-0123.
Miami Art Central features mixed-media works by Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino. Also featuring Victor Grippo. Free for students and children under 12; $3-$5 others. Through June 18. Details: (305) 455-3337.
Alliance Francaise hosts an opening exhibition featuring charcoal portraits of 60 Haitian presidents by Claire Renee Coles. Music and refreshments. 7 p.m. at 1414 Coral Way, Miami. Free. Details: (305) 859-8760.
Bass Museum of Art showcases mid-1980s Haitian art owned by Academy Award-winning film director Jonathan Demme. Through Aug. 6. 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Various prices. Details: (305) 673-7530.
Bass Museum of Art presents seminal paintings and bronze busts of Orishas by Edouard Duval-Carrié, whose works were featured at an exhibition during the Atlanta Olympics. 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Through August 6. Free for members and children under 6. Details: (305) 673-7530.
ArtCenter Gallery features the exhibition Alternative Photographs. Curator Carol Jazzar discusses how six Miami photographers explored six technical and aesthetic styles and created alternative photography. Through June 18. 924 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 674-8278.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens hosts an outdoor event featuring archaic, academic and avant-garde art. 6-7 p.m. at 3251 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Free: members; $5 others. Details: (305) 250-9133.