Calendar Of Events
Written by Miami Today on June 23, 2011
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Imago Art Gallery hosts an opening reception for "Clara Morera, Reinaldo Arenas and the Color of Summer," an exhibition paying tribute to Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas. Mr. Arenas was a daring Cuban literary figure under Fidel Castro’s regime. Upon moving to the US, he continued his work producing novels, poems, plays and essays. Opening reception includes a panel discussion on "Reinaldo Arenas, Reality and Fiction" featuring artist Clara Morera and academics. 7-10 p.m. Exhibit ends July 27. Imago Art Gallery, 1615 SW Eighth St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 642-1133 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.imagofineartgallery.com.
MIAMI AS MUSE
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an opening reception for Ryan Trecartin’s "Any Ever," a seven-movie installation in collaboration with Lizzie Fitch. The films focus on Miami scenes. 6-8 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. RSVP required. Free for museum members and North Miami residents. $10 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum’s newest offerings include "EAST/WEST: Visually Speaking," "Who’s Counting" and "Temporal State of Being." "EAST/WEST" showcases the works of 12 Chinese artists and aims at merging the visual languages of the two regions. Ends Sept. 11. "Who’s Counting" and "Temporal State" are multimedia works by David and Hi-Jin Hodge that explore 21st century life from the context of boxes. 10 a.m. Tuesday-Saturdays. Noon-5 Sundays. Closed Mondays. Ends Sept. 18. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Tamiami. Free. Details: (305) 348-2890 or http://thefrost.fiu.edu/.
Through film and sculpture, boundaries separating tamed and untamed nature are explored in group exhibition "The Wilderness." Ends June 26. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-3000 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University presents "Art for All: British Posters for Transport." Organized by the Yale Center for British Art, the exhibit features posters created as part of an ambitious effort by the London Underground to encourage ridership on public transportation. The art helped create a civic identity in London. Ends Aug. 14. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Free for members, State University System of Florida staff, students with ID and children under 6. $3.50 for seniors, other students and children 6-12. $5 others. Details: (305) 531-1001 or www.wolfsonian.org.
CULTURE ON FRIDAYS
The monthly Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays arts and culture street festival and gallery stroll in Little Havana’s cultural district features painters, sculptors, artisans, local-owned restaurants and live music. Performers include Pine Island Express, Timba Swing! and Sociedad Rebelde. 7-11 pm. SW Eighth St. between 17th and 14th avenues, Little Havana. Free. Details: (305) 643-5500 or www.viernesculturales.org.
AVIATION IN MIAMI
HistoryMiami commemorates the first flight over Greater Miami in 1911 with its "Aviation in Miami: The First 100 Years" exhibition. On view are artifacts from famous aviators such as Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart and now-extinct airlines Pan American World Airways and Eastern Airlines. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Ends July 22, 2012. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1618 or www.historymiami.org.