The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale unveiled the first comprehensive survey Chuck Close’s photography, featuring early black and white maquettes (scaled models), monumental composite Polaroids, and intimately scaled daguerreotypes (images on a silvered copper plate). The exhibition examines how Close, one of the most important figures in contemporary art, has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches and provides an in-depth look at photography as the foundation of his creative process. It’s on view through Oct. 2 at One E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, call 954-525-5500 or visit nsuartmuseum.org.
Flowerbox Projects is hosting an opening reception for A Real Shit Show from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 20. One week prior to the opening, the artist-run space began crowdsourcing artwork from the public—without restrictions on size, content or age. This unconventional assemblage will be on view through April 9 in the gallery at 5708 NE Fourth Ave., Miami. For more, visit flowerboxprojects.com.
New by Michelle Weinberg
1,000 Scene Changes, an exhibition of recent artworks by Michelle Weinberg, is on view through April 23 at Design Sublime, 7201 NE Fourth Ave., Miami. The exhibition features works on paper and in papier mache; canvas backdrops; props and costumes; and artifacts from her life. Weinberg sees the stage as the primary metaphor for spaces in her paintings and she works like a set designer, swapping old scenery for new and exchanging characters. A shop inside the set will feature books, zines, scarves, tattoos, and works by collaborators. Weinberg, who splits her time between Miami and New York, is a 2016 recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a 2016 Wavemaker New Works/Projects Grant from Cannonball Miami. For more information about the exhibit and its auxiliary events, visit designsublime.dk.
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum-FIU invites the public to learn more about the extinct flora and fauna found in the Lod Mosaic, which is featured in the current exhibition Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel. Dr. Michael Maunder, associate dean of research engagement at FIU and interim director of The Kampong, will give a lecture on the mosaic floor’s depiction of ecological loss at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Frost Art Museum is at 10975 SW 17th St., Miami. For more, call 305-348-2890 or visit thefrost.fiu.edu.
Knight Arts Challenge
The Knight Foundation is hosting Community Conversations through the first week of April to demystify the application process this year’s Knights Arts Challenge Miami. Knight staff and past winners will offer insights and share best practices for applying and carrying out a project at various locations across South Florida and The Keys. For a complete schedule, visit knightfoundation.org. Submissions will be accepted from April 4 to May 2.