Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on February 3, 2011
Cuban-born artist Rafael Soriano’s works span from his folkloric themes that dominated Cuban art in the mid ’20s to geometric abstraction in the ’50s and a defined, signature approach by the late ’60s. This evolution is examined in "Rafael Soriano: Other Worlds Within, a Sixty Year Retrospective." Ends March 27. University of Miami Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Free for members, children under 12 and University of Miami students, faculty and staff. $5 seniors and students. $10 others. Details: (305) 284-3535 or www.lowemuseum.org.
Miami Art Museum showcases works of the late Robert Rauschenberg, examining the artist’s techniques over his career. Includes "Untitled" from his Copper Series and several works from his estate. Ends April 10. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
View award-winning art by Miami-Dade County Public Schools students at this Miami Art Museum exhibition. Ends Feb. 13. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents "Bruce Weber: Haiti/Little Haiti." The collection of photographs includes 75 images taken from 2003 to 2010, depicting Miami’s Haitian community. Ends Feb. 13. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or email@example.com or www.mocanomi.org.
As Nazi reign overtook 1930s Germany, the livelihoods of many Jewish citizens were stripped away. Dr. Max Stern suffered such a fate when his license to trade art at his gallery was taken away, because he was Jewish, and he was forced to auction his artworks at extremely devalued rates. After his death in 1987, a project began to collect those works auctioned off. "Auktion 392: Reclaiming the Galerie Stern, Dusseldorf" examines his story and the restitution of art looted by the Nazis, some of which is on display. Ends April 25. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden presents "Les Lalanne at Fairchild," the largest outdoor exhibition in the US of works by French sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. Part of the garden’s annual visual art program, the exhibition features more than 20 sculptures — including works never publicly displayed in the US — and a multi-piece work made of more than a dozen pieces. All will be displayed throughout the garden’s 83 acres by Central Park’s Frederick Law Olmsted group. Ends May 31. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $12-$25. Details: (305) 667-1651 or www.fairchildgarden.org.
The 2011 "I Art Miami" series launches with Clara Poupel’s "My Rhapsody in Green," the artist’s new collection aimed at raising awareness toward living a healthier life. Ends Feb. 5. Markowicz Fine Art, One NE 40th St., Miami. Details: (786) 362-5546 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.markowiczfineart.com.
Artist Jonathan Meese’s sculptures are displayed in his first major solo museum exhibition in the US. Includes the first ceramic talisman he created when he was 15, large bronze sculptures and set designs for opera productions. Ends Feb. 13. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Details: (305) 893-6211 or email@example.com or www.mocanomi.org.
Ralph Provisero’s solo exhibition "Trinacria" features three large-scale works with drawings and models. Mr. Provisero’s work has been showcased internationally in venues like the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ateneo de Yucatán and Chicago’s Navy Pier. University of Miami Wynwood Project Space, 2200A NW Second Ave., Miami. Details: (305) 284-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.as.miami.edu/art.
RIGHT TO QUALITY EDUCATION
The beginning of a movement to enhance education for all children and ensure it is a constitutional right was first introduced by Robert Moses in 2005. The famed civil rights leader and education activist is just one of the contributing authors to address the progress since the movement began. "Quality Education as a Constitutional Right" will be discussed by scholars Lisa Delpit and Joan T. Wynne, and by teachers Alicia Caroll and Kim Parker. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
THE TRUTH ABOUT TIBET
Award-winning journalist Tim Johnson discloses the atrocious truth in his book about China and the Tibetan exile community. "Tragedy in Crimson" unravels Mr. Johnson’s interviews with the people of Tibet’s bitterly dissolving culture and his experience traveling with the Dalai Lama in campaigns for Tibetan sovereignty. He reveals how China uses its economic power in order to restrict Tibetan civil rights, while encouraging massive Chinese migration. Mr. Johnson shows how China is not only diminishing the Tibetan population in China, but in Tibet itself. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
FOLLOWING A FUGITIVE
Tim Dorsey discusses his novel "Electric Barracuda," which follows fugitive Serge Storms as he blogs of his adventures retracing Al Capone’s little-known journeys deep into the Everglades. The authorities follow in hot pursuit as the trail of corpses continues to grow. 8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.