Exhibitions at the Frost Art Museum featuring the work of Richard Sexton and Carlos Luna, a Michael Vazquez installation at the Museum of Art + Design, a Lowe Art Museum solo show by Glexis Novoa, and an NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Haitian photography exhibition curated by Edouard Duval-Carrié are among the visual arts highlights of the week ahead in South Florida.
▪ The traveling exhibition “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere by Richard Sexton” is making its first stop at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU. The photographer/author’s show runs through Aug. 23. Also at the Frost, “Green Machine: The Art of Carlos Luna” is on view through Sept. 13. The Miami-based contemporary Cuban painter’s work focuses on cultural shifts in Cuba and Mexico. The Frost is located at 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. Call 305-348-2890 or visit thefrost.fiu.edu.
▪ Miami artist Michael Vasquez’s “Neighborhood Reclamation” installation is open to the public at Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design. Freestanding canvases are arranged to resemble an under-served community in transition throughout the swing/SPACE/miami gallery at the Freedom Tower. Vasquez, a New World School of the Arts alumnus, is also currently exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The Miami exhibit closes on July 12. The museum is at 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-237-7700 or visit mdcmoad.org.
▪ “Emptiness,” a solo show by renowned Cuban artist Glexis Novoa, opens at the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum on June 19 with a members’ preview from 6 to 7 p.m. and an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Entrance to the reception is $10 for non-members. The cityscapes in the exhibition build on Novoa’s expressive lexicon with stronger horizon lines and one-point perspective. The Lowe is on UM’s campus, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables. Call 305-284-3535 or visit miami.edu/lowe.
▪ Pérez Art Museum Miami and Poplife present the tropical pop music of John Hancock III (ANR or Awesome New Republic) at the June PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social on June 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests will be treated to a live performance, happy hour drink and food specials ($3 to $9), as well as access to the museum’s new exhibition “Poetics of Relation,” which is inspired by the writings of author and philosopher Édouard Glissant. Purchasing tickets through a new pre-ticketing system is recommended, as space is limited; visit pamm.org/poplife-social-john-hancock. Admission is $16 for adults (food and drink aren’t included). PAMM is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-375-3000 or go to pamm.org.
▪ The latest sculptural work by David Hayes will be completed and shared during a public reception on June 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Swiss watch brand’s Parmigiani Gallery, 285 NW 26th St., Miami. To attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15. “Maquettes + Studies” is presented in collaboration with Miami-based M+V Art. For more information, visit www.mvart.co.
▪ From June 21 through Oct. 4, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale presents the first comprehensive museum survey of photography in Haiti in “From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography,” an exhibition curated by Haitian-American artist and Miami resident Edouard Duval-Carrié. Nearly 350 works from the late 19th century to today will be on view. The museum is located at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-262-0204 or visit moafl.org.