Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on May 13, 2010
In honor of its 15th anniversary, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University showcases 100 objects in its "+5: Recent Acquisitions from the Wolfsonian Collection." Features: a large Teco bottle vase with a swirled base designed by Fritz Albert, a collection of color lithographs by American photographer William Henry Jackson and a tabletop sculpture by Gio Ponti and Tomasco Buzzi designed for the Italian Foreign Ministry. Ends Sept. 26. The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5-$7. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
BLACK BEANS AND LOX
Peruse 30 large-format photographs by Randi Sidman-Moore in "Lox with Black Beans and Rice: Portraits of Cuban Jews in South Florida." Images are coupled with brief oral histories on the lives of Cuban Jews who fled to the area after the 1959 Cuban communist revolution. Learn about their daily lives, holiday rituals and how the "Jewban" subculture differs from or is similar to the larger society. Ends Sept. 26. Jewish Museum of Florida, 311 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
View artist William Carlson’s glass wall sculptures exploring language and its varied manifestations in the "Aquila Non Capit Muscas" ("An Eagle Does Not Catch Flies") exhibit. Ends June 6. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
At Miami Art Museum’s newest exhibit, visitors can travel through four chromatic light installations by Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz Diez, "experiencing" the spaces’ colors through their interactions. "Carlos Cruz Diez: the Embodied Experience of Color" is to be on display through June 20. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. $4-$8. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
On loan from the Museo Toscana in Italy, "Instruments of Torture through the Ages" showcases almost 100 instruments for torture or execution. Includes a spiked collar, guillotine, interrogation chair and more. Some pieces date to the 16th and 17th centuries. Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Ends Aug. 29. $7-$15. Details: (305) 237-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamitorture.com.
Pieces on loan from the Office of President William J. Clinton are among the metal sculptures by Haitian artists Serge Jolimeau and Michée Ramil Remy on display in North Miami through May. The artists’ works follow the tradition of Haitian metalwork using hammers and chisels to transform metal oil drums into designs depicting natural Caribbean elements. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 1-9 p.m. Wednesday. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Ends May 30. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
STROKES OF EMOTION
101/exhibit showcases Marcus Antonius Jansen’s solo exhibition "Zeitgeist." Characterized by violent brushstrokes, varying textures and color contrast, his large- and small-scale works examine the 21st century in a raw, emotional light. Ends June 8. 101/exhibit, 101 NE 40th St., Miami. Details: www.101exhibit.com.