British architect Nicholas Grimshaw’s design for Miami’s new Frost Museum of Science reflects a keen understanding of engineering and a sense of aspiration. The complex incorporates eco-friendly practices — including the natural ventilation of bayside breezes.
At the Frost-FIU Museum of Art, two photography exhibits show an idealized Mexico, both past and present. At HistoryMiami, photos originally published in the Miami Herald’s Tropic Magazine recall Miami Beach in its gloriously strange 1990s.
Athalie Range Park partnered with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) through its community program, PAMM in the Neighborhood. In its 14th year, the eight-week outreach program involves artists exposing Miami-Dade County kids to the creative arts via free interactive lessons and museum tours.
Is there something specifically feminine about paintings by women? Viewers can come to their own conclusion, but the curators would like to think not. Their goal is to acknowledge the depth of work women have created that has for far too long gone under appreciated.
In the front courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is a fountain pool, where two ceramic coffins are floating. It’s an installation from Broward-based Anthony Anaya, who was inspired to make this work by Hurricane Katrina, when coffins were shown unearthed and drifting away after cemeteries were flooded. Too much of a stretch to see that happening here? Anaya thinks not.
For those who find museums a bit daunting or just can’t bring themselves to head inside on a summer day, the Pérez Art Museum Miami has a fix. And it doesn’t require a single technology download or battery charger.
An exhibition of contemporary Cuban art at the Pérez Art Museum Miami showcases powerful works collected by museum namesake Jorge M. Pérez. It also explores viewpoints at a pivotal moment on the island.
Privacy and surveillance, colonialism, environmental perils, police brutality — these aren’t themes commonly associated with glass art. “Glasstress,” by its very name, however, suggests this isn’t your tía’s collection of swans and clowns.
The Museum of Contemporary Art’s interim director says attendance of board of trustee members has dwindled and that the North Miami City Council approved new guidelines for the board including a reduction in quorum requirements.
The historic blue-and-white Bacardi Building tower on Biscayne Boulevard, designed by Cuban-born architect Enrique Gutierrez and completed in 1963, now home to the National YoungArts Foundation, is a symbol of triumph over adversity by Miami's Cuban exiles.
Three current shows at three area museums explore the evolution of woman from the damsel in distress to the take-charge femme fatale. With a nod and a wink to George Bernard Shaw, this troika of shows taken together could be called “Woman and Superwoman.”
Even before its new show opens Thursday night, administrators at the Perez Art Museum Miami say they have already heard criticism from some in the Cuban exile community over including works by artists still living on the island.