Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on May 28, 2009
The Bakehouse Art Complex hosts an opens its doors to the public. The evening will offer Miamians the chance to browse the complex’s two galleries, meet with resident artists and learn about volunteering or becoming a member. 6-8 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Wynwood. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bacfl.org.
ON THE HORIZON
The Kelley Roy Gallery hosts an exhibit by Sebastian Spreng titled "Handmade Horizons and Songs," which features canvases painted with rich colors as well as isolated figures that reflect the solidarity and inter-connectedness of all people. Ends June 30. Kelley Roy Gallery, 50 NE 29th St., Wynwood. Details: www.kelleyroygallery.com.
HOW THINGS WERE
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.
The Jewish Museum of Florida hosts Marilyn Cohen’s collage exhibit "Capturing Memories." 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 an 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.
Midori Gallery and the Consulate General of Japan host the exhibit "Triptych: The Narrative Art of Historical Japan." All 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. Details: (305) 443-3399?.
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.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents the group exhibition "Convention," which 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.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens hosts an afternoon art-making event for families. Participants will use the museum’s European sculptures as subjects for this drawing class. 1-4 p.m. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 250-9133 or www.vizcayamuseum.org.