Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on March 10, 2011
ARCHITECTURE AS ART
Hand drawing and painting in the digital age is examined in "The Architecture of Drawing." The exhibit is curated from more than 100 sketchbooks of two architects of different generations, Jacob Brillhart — a lecturer at the University of Miami — and Errol Barron. Ends April 3. ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 674-8278 or www.artcentersf.org.
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.
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.
New World School of the Arts photography major Zonia Zena’s black-and-white works are showcased in "Women: Inspiring Journeys." The collection explores the harsh realities ten undocumented female immigrants in the US face, capturing their struggles, dreams and achievements. Ends March 18. New World Gallery, 25 NE Second St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 237-3620 or http://nwsa.mdc.edu.
Markowicz Fine Art debuts artist Marcus’s "di•chotomous ?a solo exhibition." Includes mixed media on canvas pieces 2009-2011. Opening reception 6-10 p.m. benefiting Hadassah of Greater Miami. Exhibit on view March 11-April 5. RSVP for reception required. Details: (786) 362-5546 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.markowiczfineart.com.
The annual Spring Into Art silent auction presented by the Lowe’s Friends of Art returns, featuring more than 50 original works designed with the theme "America!" in mind. Participating artists include Edouard Duval-Carrié, George Rodez and Carlos Betancourt. 7 p.m. Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. $125. Details: (305) 284-6756 or email@example.com or www.friendsoflowemuseum.cfsites.org.
Ballerina and choreographer turned photographer Sabine Kutt captures a variety of subjects, themes and styles in her solo exhibition "In New Light." Images displayed capture the state of "in between" in the transition from photograph to painting. Opening reception 5-11 p.m. On display March 15-19 and by appointment. DACRA, 4141 NE Second Ave., suite 101 C, Miami. Details: www.skfineartphoto.com.