As summer heats up, the Miami art world tends to cool down as the rising temperature sends everyone into hibernation. Still, you’ll have plenty to do at this Saturday’s Art Walk in Wynwood and Design District. Here are five of the exhibition openings on our radar.
This has been a big year for Locust Projects, a not-for-profit exhibition space “dedicated to providing contemporary visual artists the freedom to experiment with new ideas without the pressures of gallery sales or limitations of conventional exhibition spaces.”
In the Miami art scene, August is usually even deader than July, with every sane moneyed person traveling elsewhere during this brutally hot month. So it’s surprising that galleries in Wynwood and the Design District have plenty of new exhibitions opening in time for Art Walk on Saturday. Another pleasant surprise: the shows aim squarely at locals. Here are the exhibitions on our radar.
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.