Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on May 21, 2009
Green Grass Boutique will host the May installment of Brickell Gallery Night. The evening will focus on the intersection of art and fashion while raising funds for the Lowe Art Museum. 6-9 p.m. Green Grass Boutique, 54 SW 10th St., Miami. RSVP required. Details: (305) 854-4959.
The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts Marilyn Cohen’s collage exhibit "Capturing Memories." In the exhibit, she creates an entire universe from tiny scraps of historical information while highlighting her subjects’ mood, character, emotion and stature. Ends Oct. 9. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
The Dorsch Gallery hosts a group exhibition titled "nota bene: Illustrated demons and allegories, stripped of one religion, culture or narrative, are cast adrift and, accordingly, find new haunts." The works attempt to assign new associations and meanings to familiar elements. Ends June 2. Dorsch Gallery, 151 NW 24th St., Miami. Details: (305) 576-1278 or www.dorschgallery.com.
LOOKING BACK AND FORTH
miArte Gallery presents the exhibit "Favorite Things" featuring the work of George Rodez and MANO. The artists have selected pieces from popular past collections to be presented along with new favorites. The exhibit conveys the contemporary approach of combining the past with new possibilities. Ends May 23. miARTE Gallery, 85 Merrick Way, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 445-2783 or www.miartegallery.com.
CITY OF THE DEAD
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida hosts a photography exhibit by local 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.
Midori Gallery and the Consulate General of Japan host the exhibit "Triptych: The Narrative Art of Historical Japan." All of the pieces from the collection are Japanese woodblock prints that create vivid, detailed pictures telling the story of Japanese heroes and legends. Ends June 6. Midori Gallery, 3168 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove.
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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 said to seamlessly fit into the delicate fauna. Ends May 31. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
"Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami" 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.
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.
ART AND FAITH
"NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith," organized by the Menil Collection and PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, 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 Sept. 13. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmusem.org.
FIRST TIME IN WYNWOOD
The Museum of Contemporary Arts’ Wynwood gallery hosts the first museum exhibition of Miami-native Luis Gispert. The exhibit features works in a variety of media and examines the concept of customization as a means to the sublime. Ends June 27. 404 NW 26th St., Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
Venezuelan artist Nela Ochoa’s exhibit "Genetic Portraits." The multimedia exhibition combines video art, sculpture and performance to explore the genetic code of the human body. Ends Sept. 6. Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.frostartmuseum.org.
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
"The Three Sides of Seidman" showcases the work of photographer Barry Seidman. The exhibit contains photos that focus on flowers, prints made from the pigment of fruits and vegetables and images from his travels. Ends May 23. Dharma Studio Contemporary Art, 3170 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 461-1777.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents the group exhibition "Convention." The exhibit examines the effects and roles of conventions, festivals, and other social and professional gatherings through the use of performances, workshops, site-specific installations and video projects. Ends Sept. 13. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts another installment of its "Arts for All" series offering adults the opportunity to learn about contemporary art through hands-on activities. This class will focus on creating Wish Trees and Fluxus projects. 7-9 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $10 members, $12 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Bass Museum hosts guest curator Steven Holmes for a lecture titled "Things Looked Different Back Then: The Endless Renaissance and How All Art is Contemporary." The lecture will introduce key aspects of the visual culture of the Renaissance and Baroque periods to show what contemporary art and art of the Renaissance have in common. 7 p.m. Bass Museum, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.