Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on November 5, 2009
Leal’s Gallery hosts the solo exhibit "Mas Guajiro que Naiden" by Abel Quintero. The exhibit features richly colored cartoon-style portrayals of Cuba’s countryside. Ends Nov. 21. Leal’s Gallery, 1555 SW 8th St., Miami. Details: (305) 642-3133 or www.lealartframe.com.
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation presents "Shifting Constructs," work from its 2009 grants and commissions program. The exhibit includes the work of six emerging artists as well as two mid-career artists and examines themes such as maps, identity, memory and archives through forms of videos, installations, photography and drawings. Ends Nov. 8. CIFO Art Space, 1018 N Miami Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 455-3380 or www.cifo.org.
RECREATING THE HUMAN FORM
A Bakehouse Art Complex course provides students with technical knowledge needed to draw the human figure. 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Ends Nov. 12. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. $380 members, $400 others. Details: (305) 576-2828.
A CUBAN MASTER
Miami Dade College’s Art Gallery System exhibits work of Cundo Bermúdez. Born in Havana in 1914, he led the tide of modern Cuban art in the 1940s and 1950s inspired by the people, landscape, music and political climate around him. Ends Nov. 7. The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 237-7186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jewish Museum of Florida exhibits Judy Chicago’s "Jewish Identity." This retrospective examines the impact of the artist’s Eastern European and Jewish upbringing on her perception of life. Ends Feb. 7. 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.
The Museum of Contemporary Art exhibits "Pivot Points III," selected from its permanent collection. The exhibition includes work of several international artists that marks important moments in the development of their own careers and turning points in contemporary art. Ends Nov. 8. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
INTO THE UNKNOWN
Charest-Weinberg Gallery exhibits "Into The Void: The Ballad of The Martyr as told by Ingres" by artists Rob Davis and Mike Langlois. The exhibit is inspired by a fable that follows a young Palestinian-American contemplating the plight of an elder forced to relinquish his land. Ends Nov. 21. Charest-Weinberg Gallery, 250 NW 23rd St., space 408, Miami. Details: (305) 292-0411 or www.charest-weinberg.com.
Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum shows "The Missing Peace." The exhibition, the result of collaboration between the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation, focuses on art as a medium for promoting peace. It also includes more than 40 works created by such artists as Chuck Close that interpret the life of the 14th Dalai Lama. Ends Jan. 10. 10975 SW 17th St., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 348-2890 or www.thefrost.fiu.edu.
A LATIN AMERICAN MASTER
Miami Art Museum hosts the most comprehensive survey of the work of Argentinean painter Guillermo Kuitca. The exhibit, in the museum and the Freedom Tower, features more than 50 canvases and 25 works on paper. In his work, he explores the intersection of public and private spaces. Ends Jan. 17. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art exhibits "Into the Wild," featuring the work of eight artists from around the country. The collection features figurative and abstract paintings and sculptures relating the journey of life to an ecosystem. Ends Nov. 16. Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, 158 NW 91st St., Miami. Details: www.cjazzart.com.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University will exhibit "Styled for the Road: The Art of Automobile Design." The collection examines automobile design’s effect on American culture through rendered artworks of 1940s and 1950s cars of all shapes and sizes. Ends March 14. Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.wolfsonian.org.
The Lowe Art Museum hosts the exhibit "Kitchen Dreams" by artist Ricky Bernstein. The exhibit catches moments of frustration and silliness in the media of aluminum, wood, plastic, acrylic paints, color pencils and other mixed materials. The exhibit includes a man playing tug-of-war over a shoe with his dog, a woman cleaning a never-ending stack of dirty dishes and caricatures of over-worked Americans. Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
Architecture critic Beth Dunlop speaks about "Architecture and Design: Pioneering Towards Deco, MiMo and Beyond," followed by a docent-led tour of the Miami Art Museum. Coffee and muffins served at 10 a.m. Lecture at 10:30 a.m. $5 for members. $10 for non-members. Miami Art Museum, 101 West Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-4073 or miamiartmuseum.org.