Since his premature death in 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat has not only become one of the world’s most famous artists, but a pop culture icon. The show “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” at the Perez Art Museum Miami, offers new clues to an artist whose impact on art, race and culture keeps expanding.
Vibrant visions of Florida flora and fauna flood the walls of the Shops at Sunset Place, courtesy of students from South Miami Senior High Magnet School of the Arts and a talented University of Miami graduate student.
The Young Artist Initiative, or YAI, is a collective formed in 2015 with the idea of designing activations around Miami that invited the masses to curated art shows around different venues in the city.
In celebration of its centennial, Miami’s Vizcaya estate commissioned works by local artists highlighting the museum’s less-known past. The resulting exhibition, “Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya,” employs contemporary artists methods in a vernacular that would likely please founder James Deering.
Locals and visitors on Saturday explored more than 20 art spaces, studios and galleries in Little River and Little Haiti during “Little River’s Night of Light – a 305 Summertime Culture Crawl,” an inaugural event that introduced the public to art and artists within the neighborhoods’ creative spaces.