Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on August 19, 2010
Colorful, glowing images pop in this exhibit by underwater photographer Colin Foord. Fluorescent photos document the zoanthids of Florida’s coral reefs. On view 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ends Sept. 26. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center at Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. Details: (305) 361-6767 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
WAR AND POLITICS
Miami artist Rosemarie Romero’s photomontage prints attacking wars in the Middle East, Africa and other distant countries are displayed in "Sexual War Politics." Exhibit ends Aug. 31. World Erotic Art Museum, 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $15. Details: (305) 532-9336 or www.weam.com.
A LIFE’S WORK
The Miami Art Museum presents "Focus Gallery: Purvis Young" an exhibit featuring works that span local self-taught artist Mr. Young’s career, depicting scenes of life in Overtown. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
"Jaguar’s Spots: Ancient Mesoamerican Art from the Lowe Art Museum" features 175 pieces from the Olmec, Maya and Aztec areas spanning more than 2,000 years, including a rare codex-style Maya vase with text and mythological imagery. Ends Oct. 31. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free for members. $10 nonmembers. Details: www.6.miami.edu/lowe/index.htm.
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-Florida International University, 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.
Miami Art Museum highlights local artists’ work in "New Work Miami." The exhibit features paintings, sculptures, drawings, video and more by 35 Miami-based artists. Ends Oct. 17. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The University of Miami holds an opening reception for an exhibit displaying the work of its incoming Master of Fine Arts students, including sculptures, ceramics, photography and digital imaging. 5-9 p.m. Exhibit ends Sept. 17. The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Gallery at the Wesley Foundation, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: (305) 284-2543 or email@example.com or www.as.miami.edu/art.
Miami International University of Art & Design showcases "Not Just Made Men" an exhibit on loan from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University. The exhibit features documents and ad campaigns from the early 1960s. Before the opening a panel of industry experts will discuss graphic design and the advertising industry in the 1960s and how it has evolved. Ends Sept. 30. Miami International University of Art & Design, 1501 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Free. RSVP requested for panel discussion. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.mymiu.edu.
Bakehouse Art Complex hosts the first installment of its BAC Art Canvas quarterly panels. This session will be an informal discussion of Christo and Jeanne-Claude in Miami 1980-1983, including a presentation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s "Surrounded Islands" slides by Joe Fleming. Panelists include Margarita Cano, head of art services for Miami-Dade Public Library System; Dr. Paula Harper, a professor of art history at the University of Miami; Ruth Shack, retired president and CEO of the Dade Community Foundation; and art historian Helen Kohen. 7 p.m. Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St., Wynwood. Members free. Others $10. Details: (305) 576-2828 or www.bacfl.org.