Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on January 15, 2009
The Bass Museum of Art hosts Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’ exhibition "47 Undertakings." Although trained as an architect, Mr. Reyes moved into art, creating exhibits that illustrate ideas related to social psychology, economics, structural engineering and architecture. Ends March 1. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 ext. 1011 or www.bassmuseum.org.
The Rubell Family Collection exhibits work from 30 emerging African-American artists. Ends May 30. Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th St., Miami. Details: (305) 573-6090 or www.30americans.com.
THE BIEDERMAN EFFECT
The Lowe Art Museum hosts a touring exhibition titled "Charles Biederman: An American Idealist." The exhibit offers an overview of the acclaimed America Modernist’s life and work through an array of paintings and sculptures. Ends Jan.18. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $3-$10. Details: (305) 284-2024 or www.lowemuseum.org.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University’s "A Bittersweet Decade: The New Deal in America, 1933-1943" considers the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs on American culture. Ends Jan. 19. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
A FUTURISTIC PAST
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida shows "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 an exhibit that looks at 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.
EYE OF THE COLLECTOR
The Jewish Museum of Florida exhibits paintings, drawings, prints and photographs from Sigmund R. Balka’s collection. The collection, built over the past 50 years, is an expression of Jewish life during the height of 19th century creativity in Europe. Ends Jan. 25. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $12 for families. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
CITY OF THE DEAD
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts photography by architect Raul L. Rodriguez. "Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón" includes large color prints of the avenues, mausoleums, vaults and chapels of the Cristóbal Colón Cemetery in Havana, a resting place for national and historical figures. Ends Jan. 25. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
WINGS FOR ALL
Yinka Shonibare’s exhibition created for the Miami Art Museum re-imagines the aspiration of flying. "A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child" features an idealized family clothed in wax-printed attire, each straddling a human-powered flying machine modeled after 19th-century drawings. Ends Jan. 18. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 373-3063 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
WHAT’S IT WORTH?
Miami Art Museum exhibition explores the nature of value. "Objects of Value" features 20 contemporary artists whose work aims to separate an object’s value from the substance from which it’s made. Ends Feb. 22. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $8. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts the first exhibition of Albanian-native Anri Sala’s videos and photographs in the US. The collection reflects how the collapse of communism affected Albania and Eastern Europe. Ends March 1. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
DRAWINGS FOR DANTE
Miami Dade College and Spain’s Caixanova Bank bring 100 prints to Florida commemorating the 700th birthday of Italian poet and author of the "Divine Comedy" Dante Alighieri. Commissioned in 1951 by the Italian government, Salvador Dali spent three years creating the visual narration of Dante’s descent into hell and his rise through purgatory into heaven. Ends Jan. 31. Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 237-7186 or www.mdc.edu.
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation shows work from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection titled "The Prisoner’s Dilemma." The exhibition, curated by Leanne Mella, showcases contemporary art works that articulate the ways in which artists respond to the exercise of power in daily life. Ends March 1. Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, 1018 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 455-3380 or www.cifo.org.
POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an exhibit inspired by French author Michel Houellebecq’s 2005 novel, "The Possibility of an Island." The exhibit addresses fundamental anxieties about aging, death, irrelevancy, culture, destruction and sexuality in the present and the future. Ends March 21. MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami. Admission by donation. RSVP required. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Bass Museum of Art and the Multimedia Art Museum Moscow present works by Russian artists titled "Russian Dreams." The exhibit features contemporary expression across several media including photography, architecture and sculpture. Ends Feb. 8. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
Books & Books hosts an exhibition by Laura Cerwinske, featuring works from her print series, "About Faces," and from her painting series "My Life in Dogs." 7-10 p.m. Ends Jan. 31. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
The Biscayne Nature Center hosts the opening of an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Dottie Greene titled "The Colors of Greene 2009." 2-5 p.m. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center Gallery, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $5. Details: (305) 361-6767 ext. 123 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
As part of its "MOCA by Moonlight" series, the Museum of Contemporary Art is offering an evening lecture titled "Creating mythologies: Sex and Desire, Entertainment and the Media, The Transience of Life and Painting and Photography." MOCA Education Curator Adrienne Von Lates will lead the discussion. 7:30 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th Ave., North Miami. $10 members and North Miami residents, $12 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 ext. 25 or www.mocanomi.org