Visual Arts

Exhibitions and an auction mark the week in South Florida art

Pablo Picasso’s crayon-on-paper ‘Bouquet de Provence’ is up for auction in West Palm Beach on Monday.
Pablo Picasso’s crayon-on-paper ‘Bouquet de Provence’ is up for auction in West Palm Beach on Monday. Pablo Picasso

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.

▪ An auction at 6 p.m. Monday in West Palm Beach will feature works from the estate of Miami art dealer Dorothy Berenson Blau, who opened her first gallery in 1953 and eventually established a major art gallery in Bay Harbor Islands. More than 325 works of art and antiques will be will be available, including Three Brillo Boxes by Andy Warhol, two works by Keith Haring, Angel with Heart by Peter Max, the oil-on-canvas Le Quai Saint-Martin, Auxerre by French impressionist Gustave Loiseau and the 1958 Pablo Picasso crayon drawing Bouquet de Provence.

The auction will take place at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches, 1609 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 5, West Palm Beach, but the forms of bidding will include live bidding via the Internet through the company Live Auctioneers. See a fully illustrated catalog at or preview the items at the gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 561-805-7115 or visit

▪ The Jewish Museum of Florida celebrates its 20th anniversary with a new exhibition, Vision 20/20: Looking Back/Looking Forward, which provides a glimpse into the museum’s collection of more than 100,000 items documenting Florida’s Jewish families. The exhibition will be on view to the public Tuesday through Oct. 25; a preview is open to museum members and Miami Beach residents at 6 p.m. Monday. To RSVP, email or call 786-972-3175. Advance tickets are available online at The museum is at 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Visit for more information.

▪ Arts for All: Free Family Fun Day at the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami, is April 4 from 10 2 p.m. Kids of all abilities are invited to participate with artist and inventor Dwayne Szot of Zot Artz ( as he leads the group through choosing colors, creating patterns, stamping, rolling and printing. For more information, contact Miriam Machado at 305-348-1808 or email Visit for information.

▪ ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale presents the second annual art = antidote to hate, a multimedia exhibit designed to celebrate respect, equality and diversity through paintings, interactive installations, sculptures and videos, in the J.M. Family Gallery through April 10. ArtServe is at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., and admission is free. All artworks are available for purchase at For more information, call 954-462-8190, email or visit

▪ The Miami-based de la Cruz Collection showcases Selections from the de la Cruz Collection at the Adolfo and Marisela Cotilla Gallery inside Nova Southeastern University’s Alvin Sherman Library, 3301 College Ave., Davie. The exhibit is open to the public through May 4 and features a group of female artists in the private art collection of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz. It’s the first in a series of shows curated and organized by the Cruz Collection for NSU. The library is located at Nova Southeastern University’s Main Campus, 3301 College Ave., Davie. Visit For more information about the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, visit

Galena Mosovich and Christine Dolen