Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on June 19, 2008
In conjunction with the exhibition Virgins & Altars, miArte Gallery will host an evening of dialogue with the artists Augusto Sanchez, Aurora Molina, Daniel Garcia, George Rodez, Mariana Altamirano, Tony Mendoza and Yovani Bauta. 7-9 p.m. miArte Gallery, 85 Merrick Way, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-2783 or www.miartegallery.com.
ATLANTIS AT THE GARDEN
Visitors to Miami Beach Botanical Garden can view the garden’s latest exhibition: "Atlantis-in the Midst of Myth" by Oxana Narozniak. The exhibition will feature life-size bronze sculptures. Ms. Narozniak has created these sculptures to reflect the rise and fall of Atlantis compared to modern day life. Ends Saturday. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach. Free admission. Details: (305) 673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org.
Museum of Contemporary Art presents "Pivot Points, Part 2: New Mythologies." The exhibition features artworks of how contemporary artists have created self-mythologies and stories with their art. Featured artists include Matthew Barney, Jose Bedia and Mariko Mori. Ends June 28. MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Wynwood Art District. Free. Details: (305) 573-5441 or www.mocanomi.org.
Miami Art Museum presents "Melanie Smith with Rafael Ortega: Parres Trilogy," an exhibition that features artwork of city life. Ends June 29. 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1704.
The Wynwood Project Space, University of Miami, presents an exhibition of transformation by artist Grant Bloodgood. Ends July 5. Wynwood Project Space, 2200 NW Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 284-2542.
ArtCenter/South Florida presents "Pragmatic Terrain" exhibition by artists Katie Lewis and Julie Wills. The exhibition explores social, psychological and medical issues with animal bones. 800 Lincoln Rd. at Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Ends July 14. Free. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University exhibits "Spanning the Divide of Centuries: Vienna from the Last Habsburgs to the Austrian Republic" of rare books and special collections. Organized this year by rare book cataloguer Nicolae Harsanyi, the exhibition features work by artists such as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele and how their art reflects the changes in Viennese society during the modern movement in 19th and 20th century Vienna. Ends July 22. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
Bass Museum of Art presents VOOM PORTRAITS Robert Wilson. Mr. Wilson worked with VOOM HD Networks as an artist-in-residence to create VOOM PORTRAITS. Subjects were filmed on high-definition video portraits and range from celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Princess Caroline of Monaco, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Isabella Rossellini, to striking poses of animals. Ends Aug. 3. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members and children younger than six; $6 seniors and students with identification; $8 adults. Details: (305) 673-7530.
ROCK N’ ROLL
Museum of Contemporary Art’s current exhibition "Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967" features 40 years of artworks by 56 artists from around the world. Ends Sept. 7. Free members and North Miami residents; $10 nonmembers. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
DINOS FROM CHINA
Miami Science Museum presents "The Dinosaurs of China," an exhibition of dinosaur fossils from China, including fully-sculpted models, interactive and multimedia experiences and a children’s paleo-discovery area. Ends Sept. 10. Miami Science Museum, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: www.miamisci.org.
Miami Art Museum presents "Disappearances, Shadows and Illusions." The exhibition includes installation art with light, electronics and other elements by artists from around the country. Ends Sept 21. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or miamiartmuseum.org.
Bass Museum of Art presents "Splendor in the Bass: The Portraits" exhibition of the Western World. Ends Oct. 19. 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $8 adults; $6 seniors and students with identification. Free for members and children younger than six; $6 seniors and students with identification; $8 adults. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
The Piag Museum and St. Thomas University present art in the form of a floating cube. Each cube will relay a message of environment conservation. Participating artists will simultaneously launch their distinctive artwork into the university pond as part of a ceremony dedicated to the planet. 11:30 a.m. St. Thomas University, 16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens. Free. Details: (305) 628-664.
Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents the exhibition opening of "Interama: Miami and the Pan-American Dream," Miami’s futuristic fair of the Americas from the 1960s. The exhibit includes architectural drawings, video projections and hands-on activities related to design, social change and politics in post-World War II Miami and the Americas. 2-4 p.m. at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free for members; $5 others. Details: (305) 375-5356.