Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on May 25, 2006
ART AND CULTURE
Centro Cultural Español showcases drawings, paintings, photographs, 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.
Miami International University of Art & Design hosts Design Your Own Road art festivity. 10 p.m. at Pawn Shop Lounge, 1222 NE Second Ave., Miami. Details: (800) 225-9023.
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.
Museum of Contemporary Art presents Power Pond, the museum’s temporary reflecting-pool installation, and a mythical story of the pond. Through June 4. 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 893-6211.
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.
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 Aug. 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.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Metro Pictures, Part 2, an exhibition featuring 27 artists who look at issues of contemporary urban life. Through Sept. 17. Various times at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $5. Details: (305) 893-6211.
MIAMI IN TRANSITION
Miami in Transition exhibition features more than 50 artworks from 21 local artists. The exhibition highlights the artists’ reactions to the destruction and construction of buildings in Miami. Artists share the loss of Miami’s historic sites, while others focus on the city’s future. Through Oct. 29. Miami Art Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1725.
JAZZ AT MOCA
Museum of Contemporary Art hosts jazz under the stars. 8 p.m. at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Free. Details: (305) 893-6211.
"QUEENS AND KINGS’
ArtCenter/South Florida curates Queens and Kings, an exhibition celebrating gay culture. Through July 17. Various times at Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 674-8278.
Lowe Art Museum hosts LoweDown happy hour featuring live jazz music and cocktails. 7-9 p.m. at 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535.