Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on February 17, 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.
Artist Debbie Carfagno’s work is displayed as part of the "I Art Miami" artist-of-the-month exhibition series. Pieces on display demonstrate how an artist can transform a singular image into different media, broadening their message. Ends March 4. Markowicz Fine Art, One NE 40th St., Miami. Details: (786) 362-5546 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.markowiczfineart.com.
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.
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 Coconut Grove Arts Festival returns for its 48th run. Enjoy live entertainment, copious food vendors and works by more than 360 artists and craftsmen. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends Feb. 21. McFarlane Road and S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. $5 for Coconut Grove residents with 33133 zip code. $10 others. Details: (305) 447-0401 or www.coconutgroveartsfest.com.