Coming up on South Florida’s visual arts scene, tour a new installation at Miami’s Museum of Art + Design with the executive director, check out a photography exhibition focused on the Black Panthers, welcome another Miami artists’ collective space, and go to a workshop that could lead to a grant.
▪ The Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design announces the opening of Recent Acquisitions + Highlights, its first long-format installation containing selections from the school’s art collection. Join executive director and chief curator Jeremy Mikolajczak from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 for an in-depth tour of the collection and the unveiling of two newly renovated permanent galleries, which include works by Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Pat Lipsky, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Ana Mendieta, Arnold Mesches, Louise Nevelson, Andres Serrano, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and William Wegman. Attendees will be invited to a cafecito reception after the tour, taking place in the lobby inside the historic Freedom Tower. This event is free and open to the public with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Recent Acquisitions + Highlights will remain on view on an ongoing basis, and educational programs, lectures and workshops will be announced on occasion. The museum is at 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-237-7700 or visit www.mdcmoad.org.
▪ “The Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers,” a new exhibition at The Norton Museum of Art, opens July 30. It features 22 photographs by husband-and-wife team Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch, who chronicle the lives of the controversial, California-based group’s members. The show, organized by the Norton’s 2015 summer interns with the help of the education and curatorial departments, breaks down stereotypes and portrays the group in a different light. The interns will speak about the exhibition and their experience at a Curator’s Conversation at 6:30 p.m. on July 30. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-5196 or visit www.norton.org.
▪ The Laundromat Art Space is the newest artist collective to open in Miami, with more than 4,500 square feet of space for nine artist studios and a gallery for exhibitions. Resident artists include Ronald Sanchez, Bianca Pratorius, David McCauley, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Christin Paige Minnotte, Pablo Contrisciani, Marina Gonella, Andres Martinez and Michael Williams. The space, located at 5900 NE Second Ave., Miami, is presented by the Rise Up Gallery, a nonprofit that provides pro bono art therapy workshops to the community. For more information on upcoming programming, visit www.laundromatartspace.com.
▪ Miami-Dade County’s Department of Cultural Affairs requires applicants for all grants to attend at least one community grants program workshop before submitting an application. This includes grants for organizations and for individual artists. Visit www.miamidadearts.org to see a list of available grants. The next workshop is scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 6 at 111 NW First St., Miami. Register in advance at www.miamidadearts.org/content/community-grants-cg-program-workshop.