Top Ten Miami Arts Events in January

By | December 31st, 2010 | 4 Comments
Nick Cave Sound Suit

Nick Cave's breathtaking "Soundsuits" are on display at the Norton Museum of Art until January 9.

1. Good & Plenty @ ArtCenter/South Florida (ends January 2)

A concise exhibition featuring resident ArtCenter artists from the last 26 years, Good & Plenty is a mixed bag with some great pieces, including Gavin Perry’s delightful epoxy-covered hanging area rug. The exhibition closes tomorrow, so try to catch it before it’s too late!

2. Second Saturday Art Walk @ Wynwood and Design District (January 8, 7-11 p.m.)

Still riding a post-Basel high, Miami’s art galleries should have some exciting shows this month (fingers crossed). With art lovers and scenesters alike out in full force, the streets and galleries should be packed. (Check out our previous Art Walk coverage and our Top 5 list for the January 2011 Art Walk.)

3. FotoKonbit Panel Discussion @ MOCA (January 8, 2 p.m.)

In conjunction with Bruce Weber’s woefully overshadowed photography exhibition Haiti/Little Haiti, this panel discussion will feature Haitian activist Jan Mapou and photographer Maggie Steber sharing their insight into Miami’s large and still-marginalized Haitian community.

4. Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth @ Norton Museum of Art (ends January 9)

If you live in Broward or (worse) Miami-Dade County, you may be reluctant to make the trek up North. But trust me: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth is worth the gas money. Cave’s sound suits and assemblage works are nothing short of breathtaking. And while you’re there, make sure to check out STARE, a fantastic photography exhibition including works by Walker Evans, Diane Airbus, and others.

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Top Ten Miami Arts Events in November

By | November 1st, 2010 | No Comments

With the Miami Short Film Festival and Miami Book Fair International going down and several exciting exhibition openings in the run-up to Art Basel, November threatens to overwhelm even the most ardent arts enthusiast. To help guide your search for existential meaning, aesthetic beauty, and a Patti Smith autograph (see below), here is a list of ten can’t-miss Miami arts events in November.

11/6 – Smash & Grab @ Locust Projects ($50 – $425)

In its eighth year, Smash & Grab is a large fundraiser for Locust Projects exhibitions and programs. More than 100 local, national, and international contemporary artists donate work for a silent auction, and everyone who buys a raffle ticket will receive a piece of art. Learn more HERE.

11/7 – Focus Gallery: Purvis Young closing @ MAM ($10 for non-members)

This exhibition features work from the career of self-taught Overtown painter Purvis Young, who died in April at the age of 67. It opened on July 30 and mainly consists of pieces from the MAM permanent collection. Learn more HERE.

11/7 – Susan Rothberg: Moving In Place opening @ MAM ($20 for non-members)

The artist’s first museum show in over a decade and first exhibition in South Florida, “Moving In Place” features 25 Rothenberg paintings that span her 35-year career. The exhibition includes two major paintings from the Miami Art Museum’s permanent collection: Folded Buddha (1987–88) and Pin Wheel (1988). Learn more HERE.

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