Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on December 17, 2009
The Goldman Warehouse displays the first program in its new exhibition program, Francesco Clemente’s "A History of the Heart in Three Rainbows." Mr. Clemente spent more that a year creating the collection, a 180-foot long suite of large-scale watercolor paintings. Beginning as three sixty-foot long rainbow paintings, the artists cut them into sheets of five sections, symbolizing the reconciliation of opposites: cutting and putting back together. 12-6 p.m. The Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26th St., Miami. Open Thursdays-Saturdays. Ends Feb. 27. Details: (305) 573-7167.
Brickell Gallery Night celebrates its one-year anniversary at the Conrad Miami Hotel. The featured artists will be painters Humberto Calzada and Rafael Soriano and sculptor Manuel Carbonell. Each artist incorporates historical elements of Cuban culture into their work. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. 7-9 p.m. The Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave., level 25, Miami. Details: (305) 854-4959.
The Bass Museum of Art presents the works of Chicagoan and former graffiti artist Dzine in an exhibit that explores the relationship between culture and beauty. Works on display include "pimped out" low-rider bicycles, a Cadillac Fleetwood, boats and paintings, many of which are decorated in neon tones, Swarovski crystals and 24-carat gold. Ends Feb. 21. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $6-$8.
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 St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1657 or www.hmsf.org.
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 what it calls the most comprehensive survey of the works of Argentinean painter Guillermo Kuitca. The exhibit, in the museum and the Freedom Tower downtown, features more than 50 canvases and 25 works on paper. In his work, Mr. Kuitca 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.
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 "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.
The Coconut Grove Arts Festival Gallery hosts a collection by local artist Anne Blazejack. A recent graduate of the Department of Art at Brown University, Ms. Blazejack’s acrylic and mixed-media pieces employ a rich, energetic palette. Ends Jan. 3. Shoppes at Mayfair, 3390 Mary St., Suite 128, Coconut Grove. Details: www.coconutgroveartsfest.com.
THE ART OF IMITATION
The Rubell Family Collection’s exhibition "Beg Borrow and Steal" features the work of 74 artists. The collection, which spans all 28 galleries of the Rubell Family Collection Museum, celebrates artists’ attempts to carry on the legacy of artistic masters and make it their own. Ends May 29. Rubell Family Collection Museum, 95 NW 29th St., Miami. Details: (305) 573-6090 or www.rfc.museum.
EXAMINING MODERN LIFE
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University hosts a collection of prints titled "Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914-1939." The exhibit focuses on the early 20th-century synergy that arose between man and machine. The collection also highlights the impacts of Italian Futurism and French Cubism on British modernist printmaking. Ends Feb. 28. The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: www.wolfsonian.org.