Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on April 1, 2009
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts a photography exhibit 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 May 25. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
GIANTS IN THE GARDEN
Artist Mark di Suvero’s enormous steel sculptures rise over Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s world-famous flowering trees and vines merging the worlds of art and engineering. The collection includes five massive steel structures that are said to seamlessly fit into the garden’s delicate fauna. Ends May 31. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts "Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami." The exhibit explores the impact of African-Americans, Africans, black Caribs and black Hispanics on Miami through historic photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film and artifacts related to black pioneers, families, laborers, communities and organizations spanning the 100-year history of black migration to Miami. Ends Jan. 24. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, 101 W Flagler, Miami. Details: (305) 375-1657 or www.hmsf.org.
THE PEOPLE’S PRESIDENT
For 25 years, artist and historian Wendy Allen has created portraits of Abraham Lincoln. In observance of the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth, the Library System has collaborated with Ms. Allen to create a site-specific, salon-style installation of her portraits. Ends April 6. 101 W Flagler St., first floor exhibition space, Miami. Details: (305) 375-5048 or www.mdpls.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.
MEXICO AT LOWE
The Lowe Art Museum hosts the opening of "Las Artes de Mexico" on loan from the Collection of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. The exhibition, part of a national tour, examines more than 3,500 years of art and culture from the ancient worlds of the Mayans and Aztecs to the 20th century works of Miguel Covarrubias and Diego Rivera. Ends April 5. The Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
The Jewish Museum exhibits photographs of Manhattan’s Lower East Side during the 1950s and ’60s by Gabriela Landau. Through the hustle and bustle of corner delis, street vendors and busy pedestrians, the collection gives a nostalgic glimpse of New York City a half-century ago. Ends May 10. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members, $18 others, Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
ART AND FAITH
Miami Art Museum hosts "NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith," co-organized by the Menil Collection and PS 1 Contemporary Art Center. The exhibition brings together an intergenerational group of artists who address the use of rituals in the artistic process and the implications of spirituality in contemporary art. Ends May 24. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmusem.org.
GOING IN OR OUT
Adamar Fine Arts hosts the opening of Burton Morris’s "A Night In/A Night Out on the Town." Mr. Morris first gained national attention when his artwork was chosen to hang on the set of the hit TV show "Friends." His latest collection puts a spin on everyday objects and motifs. Using his post-pop style, Mr. Morris’ work portrays popular icons and ideas people can easily relate to. 7-10 p.m. Ends May 2. 4141 NE 2nd Ave., suite 107, Miami. Details: (305) 576-1355 or www.adamargallery.com.
The Museum of Contemporary Art’s newest exhibit investigates how technological innovations from the early 20th century provided artists with new means to create abstract moving images. Titled "Abstract Cinema," the exhibit brings together a wide range of artists who have broken boundaries by using new media in creative ways. Ends May 10. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Miami Dade College hosts the opening of a tribute to late Cuban painter and sculptor Carlos Sobrino on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The exhibition includes 21 of his works, as well as items from his personal collection. 6 p.m. Ends April 24. Miami Dade College West Campus, 3800 NW 115th Ave., Doral. Details: (305) 237-1532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midori Gallery and the Consulate General of Japan host the opening of "Triptych: The Narrative Art of Historical Japan." All pieces in the collection are Japanese woodblock prints that create a vivid, detailed picture telling the story of Japanese heroes and legends. 7-10 p.m. Midori Gallery, Midori Gallery, 3168 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 443-3399?.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts multimedia presentations by local artists. 7 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.