An auction featuring works from the late Miami art dealer Dorothy Berenson Blau, an anniversary exhibition at the Jewish Museum of Florida, a free family day at Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum, a showcase of works from the de la Cruz Collection and an exhibition celebrating diversity at ArtServe are all part of the coming week in visual arts in South Florida.
This week is your last chance to catch a glimpse of “The Artist’s Gaze: Seeing Women in the 21st Century,” an exhibition of paintings and photographs of women young and elderly curated by artist Victoria Selbach. The show, at Sirona Fine Art in the Village at Gulfstream, includes work by Tim Okamura, Mia Bergeron and Aleah Chapin.
The landscape genre falls within most viewers’ comfort zone. There won’t be spilled viscera, terrifying grimaces, jolting automatons or other assaults on delicate sensibilities. Fittingly, the Norton Museum of Art’s exhibition, Pastures Green, & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape offers pristine skies, pastures and lakes, but those “dark satanic mills” do project shadows.
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, one of the most devastating events in human history, with millions of casualties on several continents. To mark the occasion, the Wolfsonian-FIU has staged a blockbuster exhibition that examines how the war was depicted through the visual mediums of the time in what is arguably its most ambitious show in recent memory.
Artworks credited to Nelson Mandela are on exhibit at the Miramar Cultural Center through February. A Florida artist has challenged the authenticity of the works, but their owner — a foundation created by one of Mandela’s daughters — says they’re genuine.