Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on July 23, 2009
The Bass Museum exhibits "The Endless Renaissance." The collection, which brings historical works from the Bass Museum of Art together with contemporary works borrowed from local and national collections, shows what contemporary art and art of the Renaissance have in common. Ends Aug. 18. 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.
"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.
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.
Venezuelan artist Nela Ochoa’s multimedia exhibit "Genetic Portraits" 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.
THE LENS OF THE LOWE
The Lowe Museum of Art presents "Through the Lens." The exhibition features 100 photos from the museum’s collection of more than 1,000. The collection spans the development of the art form from its earliest years to the present day, with genres including early travel, landscapes, international modernism, the world of celebrity and more. Ends Oct. 4. 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
FROM THE PAST
The Bass Museum of Art will open a collection of Renaissance and Baroque artwork from its permanent collection. The museum’s collection spans work from the last 500 years and this exhibition will feature 16th-century tapestries as well as pieces that were once owned by King Henry VIII. Ends Sept. 13. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 673-7530 or www.bassmuseum.org.
AN EYE ON PEOPLE
The Americas Collection hosts the opening of "BODY of Works: Capturing the Human Figure." Ends Aug 31. The Americas Collection, 214 Andalusia Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 446-5578 or www.americascollection.com.
A CUBAN CLASSIC
Cernuda Arte gallery, along with the Rudman Family of the Dominican Republic, has acquired and will display the iconic Cuban painting "Fuego en el Batey" by modern artist Mario Carreño. The painting, purchased for more than $2 million, was created in 1943 and was thought to be lost until discovered in the home of a New York City collector. Ends Aug. 15. Cernuda Arte, 3155 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 461-1050.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University offers "Beauty on the Beach: A Centennial Celebration of Swimwear." The collection of swimsuits, bathing caps, accessories, illustrations and promotional materials explores the role fashion and design played in shaping conceptions of glamour and health through an examination of innovations in swimwear design. Ends Oct. 11. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.wolfsonian.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 Persian art inspired by Shahzia Sikander. 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.