Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on August 10, 2006
Miami International University of Art & Design and International Rescue Committee Miami features the World Refugee Day art exhibition. The exhibition features artworks from refugees and their contributions to the United States. Various times at Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Through Friday. Details: (305) 428-5676 or (305) 640-9881.
"A VIEW OF SOCIETY’
Tower Theater showcases the exhibit A View of Society, featuring paintings by Daniel Garcia, whose portraits capture people in the modern world. Through Aug. 25. Various times at 1508 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 643-8706.
Original, black and white prints of the Spanish-American War can be seen at the Manuel Jorge Cutillas Cuba exhibit. Taken from The Illustrated London News and The Graphic, the art collection features battles in Havana, Matanzas, Guantanamo Bay, Vueltas, Cienfugas, Pinar del Rio, Siboney, San Juan, Santiago and El Caney. The pictorials also capture American troops and life in Cuba during the late 19th century. Through Aug. 25. Various times at Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables. Free for students and faculty with identification; $5 donation. Details: (305) 284-2822.
SNAPSHOTS OF AFRICA
African culture, life and images of poverty and disease are featured themes captured by artists from various countries in Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography. The exhibition showcases photographs, multimedia installations and performance art. Through Aug. 27. Various times at Miami Art Central, 5960 SW 57th Ave., Miami. $3-$5. Details: (305) 455-3333, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartcentral.org
The Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida exhibit features more than 500 artifacts and photographs, films and a timeline wall of Jewish history in Florida since 1763. Various times at Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members, children younger than 6 and on Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
THE ART OF SOCCER
Miami Art Museum features Stephen Dean’s "Volta," a film exhibit featuring crowds of soccer fans at a stadium. Through Sunday. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Free students; $5 others. Details: (305) 375-3000.
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.
BIG JUICY PAINTINGS
Miami Art Museum presents the Big Juicy Paintings exhibition. Through Sept. 17. Various times at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. $5. Free on Sundays. Details: (305) 375-3000.
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.
Bass Museum of Art hosts an art discussion on woven tapestries or paintings by Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, and Braque with curator Dirk Holger. 3 p.m. at 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. RSVP required. Details: (305) 673-7530.
Culture in the City hosts a discussion and an interactive workshop on Feminist Images of Empowerment-Women on the Rise! with guest speaker Jillian Hernandez of the Museum of Contemporary Art. $5-$10. Details: (305) 648-0899 or www.cultureinthecity.org