Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on September 11, 2008
The Miami International University of Art and Design hosts an exhibit by the faculty and artists in residence at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. The exhibit features work across several mediums, including printmaking, jewelry and ceramic. 5-9 p.m. Ends Sept. 26. Main Gallery of Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 428-5700 or www.artinstitutes.edu.
Miami Dade College hosts Claudia Cogo’s latest exhibition, La Trama. The exhibit is a collection of paintings inspired by her childhood illnesses and attempts to capture the state of dreams and reality. Opening Reception, 7 p.m. Ends Sept. 21. Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8th St. Details: (305) 643-8706 or www.mdc.edu.
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.
EGYPT IN MIAMI
The Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, presents "Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College, London," an exhibition of 221 Egyptian artifacts excavated by British archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie. Ends Nov. 2. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $10 for adults, $5 for non-UM students with I.D., $5 for adult groups of 10 or more, $3 for student groups of 10 or more and free to members, University of Miami students, faculty and staff and children under 12. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
JEWS IN SPORTS
The Jewish Museum of Florida presents "Florida Jews in Sports" exhibition that features nearly 150 athletes in two dozen sports. Ends Nov. 23. 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members and children under 6; $6 adults; $5 seniors; free on Saturdays. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents the exhibit "Thoughts on Democracy," comprised of posters created by 55 contemporary artists and designers highlighting modern notions of democracy. Ends Dec. 7. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents "A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-43." The exhibit considers the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs on American culture. It explores how the government’s patronage of art, design and architecture were integral parts of the larger project of the New Deal, which aimed to spur recovery from the Great Depression and change American society. Ends Jan. 19. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
The Miami Center for the Photographic Arts hosts a collection of paintings by Boris Lopez, a member of the National Art Exhibitions by the Mentally Ill Inc. Ends Sept. 12. Weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Miami Center for the Photographic Arts, 1601 SW 1st St. Details: (305) 649-9575 or www.mcpagallery.com.
A FUTURISTIC PAST
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida is hosting "Interama: Miami and the Pan-American Dream," based on the 1960s futuristic fair, Interama. While architects’ predictions and visions for Miami never came to fruition, the museum has gathered their work into a multi-sensory exhibit that provides a look into post-World War II culture. Ends Jan. 25. The Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
BODY IN BLACK AND WHITE
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation hosts 35 photos taken by Spanish photojournalist Isabel Muñoz. The monochromatic exhibit aims to tell the story of the human body’s condition in modern society. 7 p.m. Ends Oct. 5. Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 1018 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 448-9677 or www.cifo.org.
LANGUAGE AS ART
miArte Gallery hosts "CONTEXTO," an exhibit examining the use of text as art and looks at how language is used to augment the artist’s message. Ends Nov. 22. miArte Gallery, 85 Merrick Way, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-2783 or www.miartegallery.com.
The Bakehouse Art Complex will host the first meeting between two well-known community artists, Purvis Young and muralist Byron Peck. 10 a.m. 561 NE 32nd St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bacfl.org.
The Bakehouse Art Complex hosts the opening reception for its newest exhibition, "Walls Without Boundaries," that celebrates Miami’s collage of neighborhoods. 7-10 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bacfl.org.