Visual Arts

Agustín Fernández' Armaduras at ICA Miami

Through Apr 26, 2020

With an intriguing and unique body of work that finds its early roots in Cuba and a transformative influence abroad, Agustín Fernández (b. 1928, Havana; d. 2006, New York) is a major figure among Cuban artists and within the international modernist movement that contextualizes his work. Although he did not consider himself a Surrealist or a strictly erotic painter, Fernández developed a … +

Dance

Companhia Urbana de Dança is back In Miami at MDCA

Mar 21, 2020, 8:30 PM

FUNDarte’s NO BORDERS Series presents, Contemporary Dance from Brazil. Companhia Urbana de Dança tears up the stage with a high-energy fusion of hip-hop, samba, capoeira, and contemporary dance in boldly imaginative choreography by Brazilian choreographer Sonia Destri Lie. Alternately mesmerizing and rippling with adrenaline and raw energy, their works explore the cultural roots of Brazil and the gritty life stories of the … +

Performing Arts

Multi-Awarded "The Color Purple" comes to SMDCAC for 2-performances-only

Mar 14 - 15, 2020

The official Broadway tour of The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival hailed as “a glory to behold” (The New York Times) and “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, this epic story of a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South is set … +

Museums

History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence at Lowe Art Museum

Feb 20 - May 24, 2020

The traveling exhibition History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence explores three major themes of Lawrence’s larger oeuvre and specifically focuses on his graphic work. Lawrence’s recording and recollection of African-American and larger African diasporic histories are featured, as well as his vivid observations of the dynamic city life in his native Harlem, New York City. Works in the exhibition span from 1963 to 2000 and include … +

Visual Arts

Carlos Sandoval de León exhibited at ICA

Through Apr 19, 2020

For his exhibition at ICA Miami, Carlos Sandoval de León will create a site-specific, large-scale architectural installation that incorporates both new and existing sculptures. In these works, Sandoval de León deconstructs, repurposes, manipulates, and hybridizes raw, industrial materials with found objects, incorporating bricks, earth, discarded clothes, volcanic pearls, industrial soap, bullet-proof plexiglass, pizza boxes, armadillo shells, and souvenirs, among other materials. For … +

Museums

Mickalene Thomas' BETTER NIGHTS at The Bass Museum

Through Sep 27, 2020

Inspired by the local New Jersey play ‘Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl’ organized and performed by the artists’ mother, friends, and family as well as the parties hosted by the artist’s mother in the late 1970s, Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights is an installation that will transform the galleries into an immersive art experience for the duration of the exhibition. The installation embodies … +

News

A Wonderful World by Miami New Drama at Colony Theater

Mar 5 - 13, 2020

A world-premiere musical about jazz legend and singular American icon Louis Armstrong, with songs recorded and made popular by Armstrong, and original book by Aurin Squire, the multi-talented Opalocka-raised playwright and TV writer (This is Us, The Good Fight), and co-author of last season’s hit Confessions of a Cocaine Cowboy.) A Wonderful World, traces Armstrong’s odyssey, the musical genre he helped define, … +

Performing Arts

Olympia Lobby Live! at Olympia Theater

Feb 19, 2020, 6 PM

The third Wednesday of every month Olympia Lobby goes Live! Transforming the lobby into our very own cabaret, featuring sketch comedy, improv, music, burlesque and much more! After party with DJ Mikey Forte & special happy hour prices at a cash bar The Doors open at 6 pm and Action starts at 7 pm. Seating is on a first come, first served … +

Dance

Ballet Dr. Ouch! III by Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Mar 7-8, 2020

Opening the Spring season, the company brings “Dr. Ouch! ” a ballet in two acts based on children poems about the fun adventures lived by nice Dr. Ouch while going to Africa to cure ill monkeys. Based on the books of Kornei Chukovsky, the ballet features music of I. Morozov, choreography by Vladimir Issaev and imaginative costumes designed by creative custom designer … +

Visual Arts

Archeology of Memory: The site and sound of ceramics at Bakehouse Art Complex

Through Mar 31, 2020

Archeology of Memory: The site and sound of ceramics brings together ten artists working in and experimenting with clay, glass, metal, and cement. The play with texture, color, and form allows for the possibility of expressing their subjective preoccupations through the material – whether it is environmental degradation or racial and gendered implications of beauty. The use of material becomes a mechanism to prompt viewers … +

Museums

In the Cone of Uncertainty by Artist Haegue Yang’s at The Bass Museum

In the Cone of Uncertainty foregrounds Haegue Yang’s (b. 1971, Seoul) consistent curiosity about the world and tireless experimentation with materializing the complexity of identities in flux. Living between Seoul and Berlin, Yang employs industrially produced quotidian items, digital processes, and labor-intensive craft techniques. She mobilizes and enmeshes complex, often personal, histories and realities vis-à-vis sensual and immersive works by interweaving narrative with … +

Performing Arts

"As You Like It" by National Players at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Feb 7, 2020, 8 PM

By William Shakespeare Directed by Jason King Jones Banished from the only home she’s ever known, Rosalind escapes to the Forest of Arden with her cousin Celia and their fool Touchstone. While disguised as a man, Rosalind meets fellow outcasts in the forest, including the dashing and lovesick Orlando. Determined to woo him, Rosalind persuades Orlando in her male disguise to win … +

Visual Arts

Artist Wong Ping at ICA Miami

Through Apr 26, 2020

ICA Miami presents a newly commissioned video by animator and installation artist Wong Ping (b. 1984, Hong Kong).With a signature style that is both psychedelic and provocative, and narratives that are richly symbolic, engaging and absurd, Wong Ping creates episodic cinematic tales that are profoundly universal, while often deeply psychological and personal. Wong’s animated videos and installations humorously allegorize contemporary issues of … +

Museums

Lara Favaretto' BLIND SPOT exhibited at The Bass Museum

Through Apr 19, 2020

Incorporating paintings, sculpture and interactive installations, Lara Favaretto: Blind Spot presents an arrangement of new and recent works alongside ongoing series from the artist’s practice. The exhibition also features a new, site-specific work commissioned for the museum’s permanent collection. Favaretto embraces the idea of constant change, creating works of art and situations that are in flux. Though often humorous and playful, her works address … +

News

Between the legible and the opaque: Approaches to an ideal in place, ON VIEW at Bakehouse Art Complex

Through Mar 31, 2020

Between the legible and the opaque: Approaches to an ideal in place proposes works of various media that incorporate abstraction as both a formal and conceptual framework to render perceptions of place. The use of abstraction facilitates readings of the process inherent in their making. This process involves elements that reference diverse notions of place – its color, materiality, use of language, … +

Visual Arts

Nina Johnson exhibits Terry Allen: Some Pictures and Other Songs

Through Mar 28, 2020

Terry Allen grew up in Lubbock, the Panhandle city also home to Buddy Holly. And though it’s about four hundred miles to Mexico, the border has often defined his life and work. After studying at Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts) Allen sought about creating work that combined West-Coast Conceptualism with his own music. Starting with his 1968 series Cowboy & Stranger, Allen would fasten … +

Performing Arts

"Lost in Yonkers" on stage at Riverside Theatre

Feb 4 - 23, 2020

Written by Neil Simon and set in Yonkers, New York in 1942, Lost in Yonkers is the Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about two brothers who are sent to live with their stern German grandmother after their mother’s death. Placed there by their traveling salesman father, the boys find themselves contending with new realities – a childlike aunt, a gangster uncle, and a dad who is … +

Dance

AILEY II: The Next Generation of Dance at Arsht Center

Critically acclaimed for their stirring performances, Ailey II’s brilliant young dancers have captivated audiences for over four decades. Led by Artistic Director Troy Powell, the company brings Alvin Ailey’s timeless classics and thrilling new works by outstanding emerging choreographers to cities across the country and internationally. With powerful performances rooted in a steadfast creative vision, Ailey II brings a fresh dimension to … +

News

David Castillo Gallery will exhibit Shinique Smith

Feb 13 - Mar 28, 2020

Shinique Smith combines fine art media with everyday materials, such as found objects and clothing. She began to include used clothing in her work after reading a New York Times Magazine article about secondhand garments shipped to Africa from thrift stores. She describes her process as a personal one: “It all begins with emotion, an expression and I allow myself to go on a journey in the … +

Museums

Transitional Nature: Hudson River School Paintings at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Jan 25 - May 17, 2020

Cultural identity in the United States has been long intertwined with its magnificent landscapes, from the dense forests of New England to the open terrain of the West. These landscapes extol the unique beauty of this country and relate to the first significant art movement in the United States, known as the Hudson River School. The artists who painted these American landscapes … +

News

Trenton Doyle Hancock: I Made a Mound City in Miami Dade County, last days on view at Locust Projects

Through Feb 8, 2020

The heroic adventures of Torpedo Boy and his battles in the Moundverse continue at Locust Projects this fall with a new site-specific installation by Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock. This is Hancock’s first large scale solo exhibition since opening his major survey, Mind of the Mound: Critical Mass, at MASS MoCA in March 2019. The exhibition will open with a public opening … +

Museums

Opening Reception to Liu Shiyuan' Opaque Pollination at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Jan 21 - Apr 12, 2020

Liu Shiyuan’s work probes the results of gaps in communication that arise from changing technologies as well as from transcultural exchanges. Through images in videos, collaged photography, and other mixed media work, she interrogates in-between spaces of a global existence mediated by technology where intimacy and secrecy can be scarce. Born in Beijing, Liu Shiyuan studied in New York and now lives … +

Performing Arts

"Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom" by Culture Shock Miami at MDCA

Feb 7, 2020, 8 PM

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom tells the moving, true story of Lynda Blackmon Lowery, one of the youngest participants in the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.  Infused with the stirring music of the Civil Rights Era, the performance lets audiences of all ages experience what it took to struggle nonviolently and how it felt to be part of changing American … +