Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on June 1, 2006
Deering Estate at Cutler showcases the Debbie Carfagno art exhibition, an abstraction mixed with realism art. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Cutler Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668.
First Thursday Gallery Night previews Cuba Eterna-Segunda Parte, a painting exhibit by Luis DÏaz-Sol·. 7-9 p.m. at Casa Bacardi, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. $5 donation. Details: (305) 284-CUBA.
Museum of Contemporary Art presents Power Pond, the museum’s temporary reflecting-pool installation, and a mythical story of the pond. Through Sunday. 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 Sunday. 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 Sunday. 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. Free. 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.
"WEAVING OF COLORS’
ArtRouge Gallery and Casa y Estilo International host an opening reception for the Weaving of Colors exhibition fashioned for interior designers, developers, architects, and art lovers. The exhibition features artists from around the globe. Exhibition through June 28. Various times at 3275 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 448-2060.
ART OF NATURE
The Earth and Art Enigmas visual-arts exhibition features artworks and installations made from natural elements by Latin-American artists. Through July 3. Various times at Damien B. Contemporary Art Center, 282 NW 36th St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 573-4949.
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. 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.
"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.
Miami Art Central hosts a discussion on current exhibitions and other related topics. Featuring guest speaker Catherine de Zegher, executive director of the Drawing Institute in New York and co-founder of Kanaal Art Foundation in Belgium. 7:30 p.m. at 5960 SW 57th Ave., South Miami. Details: (305) 455-3336.
Museum of Contemporary Art features private, guided tours of the exhibitions and breakfast in the Paradise Courtyard. Members only. RSVP required. 10 a.m.-noon at 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211.