Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on March 31, 2011
Forty works created on satin ballet slippers will be up for grabs at a silent-auction fundraiser for the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. Part of the Bal Harbour Art Nights monthly event. Live music will be performed. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., suite 211, Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 948-4777 or email@example.com.
RODEZart.com Gallery presents "Hard Edge & Beyond," a solo exhibit by Venezuelan artist Israel Guevara. His style utilizes geometric shapes, bright hues, sharp edges and overlapping lines in both two- and three-dimensional paintings and mixed-media sculptures. Ends April 30. CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., suite 237, Coconut Grove. Details: (786) 467-7111 or www.rodezart.com.
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.
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 University of Miami’s Department of Art and Art History presents its Sixth Annual Salon des Refusés exhibition, named after the famed Salon des Refusés exhibition in 1863 Paris where impressionists exhibited their revolutionary works rejected by the French Academy. Miami’s version showcases works by students that weren’t accepted into the school’s Annual Juried Student Competition. On view through April 29. The Wesley Foundation Building at the University of Miami, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 284-2543 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.as.miami.edu/art.
Miami Art Museum offers docent-led tours of exhibits "The Wilderness" and "Anchor Gallery: Mark Dion." 2 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free with museum admission, which is free for students, members and children under 12, $4 for seniors and $8 others. Details: (305) 375-4073 or email@example.com or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Images by photographers John Miller and Simone Corrado are featured as part of the monthly Lou’s Beer Garden Art Showcase. Wine, craft beers and gourmet pub food available. 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Lou’s Beer Garden, 7337 Harding Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 704-7879 or www.lousbeergarden.com.