Dmitry Prut, owner of Miami-based Avant Gallery, presented In Pieces, an exhibition featuring LEGO sculptor Nathan Sawaya and award-winning photographer Dean West, at the Openhouse Gallery in SoHo, N.Y. The two artists traveled across North America for years to create the collection of two-dimensional images that are shown in conjunction with three-dimensional LEGO sculptures. Information at Inpiecescollection.com
The Museum of Contemporary Art introduces its 15th anniversary collection, Pivot Points: 15 Years and Counting, on Thursday with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. to showcase major donations made by collectors and artists worldwide. Of the nearly 30 works acquired, nearly half were gifted by the artists, including Rita Ackermann, Hernan Bas, Ceal Floyer, Mark Handforth, Ragnar Kjartansson, Jonathan Meese, Malcolm Morley, Albert Oehlen, Gabriel Orozco, Jack Pierson, Matthew Ritchie and Rick Ulysse. Reception is free for members and North Miami residents; $15 general admission. The exhibition is on view through May 19.
Additionally, leading collectors who played a key role in MOCA’s history will share their personal approach to collecting in conversations with MOCA executive director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater. The “Collector to Collector” events, featuring Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, Estelle and Paul Berg, Andy Hall and Rosalind Jacobs, are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. March 24. Free with museum admission. Mocanomi.org or 305-893-6211.
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