The exciting 250,000 square foot Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science) in Miami, FL brings together an aquarium, planetarium and science museum onto one campus in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. Taking advantage of the city’s plentiful sunshine, ocean breezes from nearby Biscayne Bay and views to a growing downtown skyline, the inventive architecture of the museum furthers Miami-Dade County’s … +
A groundbreaking ceremony was held May 9 in District 12 for a new linear park, Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department reports. The park will benefit Miami neighborhoods such as Doral, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Medley, Sweetwater, and Virginia Gardens. The ceremony’s attendees included Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, personnel from Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, and the public. The under … +
On Sunday evening, rapper Kanye West took to Twitter to announce the creation of a new architecture wing for his popular Yeezy company. With “Yeezy Home,” West is “looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better,” leading to a flurry of speculation, excitement—and a certain amount of ridicule—across the online world. Whether or not you welcome the news, … +
Getting caught up in Miami’s past is easy to do especially when you work at the University of Miami. Jorge Damian de la Paz, the program manager for Office of Civic and Community Engagement at the Big U, shares his photo slideshow that includes renderings of Miami’s historic developments that were forgotten in time. Call it “a Miami that was never built” … +
Fri 6 Oct, 2017 - Sun 1 Apr, 2018
Graphic design helps establish a visual identity—a brand—for a client. At the same time, it can express the designer’s individual creativity. To explore this dual nature of graphic identity, Vienna-based design studio Seite Zwei transforms The Wolfsonian’s façade and lobby with typefaces, abstract forms, and color schemes derived from the work of Julius Klinger, one of the pioneering graphic artists of the … +
Ceramics can be held in our hands, decorate our homes, or be incorporated into the built environment around us.They are objects of both utility and ornament, articles of industry and commerce, and even vehicles of politicalpersuasion. To achieve these aesthetic and practical goals, designers and artists have to adapt the inherent material qualities of different kinds of clay. This array of ceramics … +
The Best Architect-Designed Pieces from Design Miami/ Basel 2017 Table, MAD Martian Collection by MAD Architects. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects With Design Miami/ Basel 2017 well underway (from June 13-18), ArchDaily has compiled a list of the best architect-designed furniture pieces on display at the event. This year, notable items include works by MAD Architects, Christ & Gantenbien, Trix & Robert … +
Sat 1 Jul, 2017
Design Miami/ Basel concluded its highest turnover edition to-date this week with footfall of 28,800 visitors, including the worlds most significant collectors of modern and contemporary design. 47 leading design galleries from more countries than any past edition exhibited including participation from 12 of the 17 founding galleries and six first-time galleries. Jen Roberts, CEO of Design Miami/ said, This edition of … +
Exhibition Work to Dazzle: Highlights from Design Miami/Basel By CLAUDIA BARBIERI | Twentieth century and contemporary design is on a roll in the art market, and Design Miami/Basel is gathering no moss. This year’s twelfth edition of the fair in Basel, which ended June 18, was the biggest and arguably best yet with fifty participating galleries from eleven countries, including such newcomers as Mercado … +
The Frost Museum of Science has officially opened its doors this morning in downtown Miami, holding a dedication ceremony commemorating the unveiling of the 250,000-square-foot project adjacent to Pérez Art Museum Miami. Among the facility’s most notable features are its planetarium, aquarium, and science museum—these are outlined below: The Frost Planetarium – One of only 13 3-D 8K-projection planetariums in the world, … +
The Standard Miami Beach is on the cusp of a dynamic renovation that will include the demolishing of its east wing, reports The Real Deal, which used to be the Lido Spa Hotel and is currently comprised of hotel rooms, a spa, and the outdoor Lido Bayside Grill. The Miami Beach Design Review Board unanimously approved the application yesterday, which calls for … +
Sat 8 Apr, 2017
William H. Bradley was America’s foremost graphic artist from the end of the nineteenth century into the 1930s. Derived from the Art Nouveau aesthetic, the flowing lines of his designs for advertisements, periodicals, catalogs, and posters made a marked impact on both commercial and fine art in the United States. The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum 1001 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Sat 1 Apr, 2017 - Fri 1 Sep, 2017
Horst P. Horst, is ranked alongside Irving Penn and Richard Avedon as one of the last century’s leading photographers. In an extraordinary sixty-year career, Horst’s photographs graced the pages of Vogue and House and Garden. He was renowned as a master of expressive lighting and atmospheric illusion. In the early 1930s Horst moved to Paris – the center of the creative avant-garde … +
Tue 15 Nov, 2016
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, the latest milestone in Miami’s emergence as an international arts destination, has completed construction of its permanent home in the Miami Design District. The construction completion sets into motion a six month timeline in which the museum will ready the building’s galleries, interior spaces and sculpture garden for the public opening on December 1, 2017 in … +
Through Oct 2, 2016
This exhibition showcases the Spring/Summer 2016 collection of Fashion designer duo Abdul Abasi and Greg Rosborough inspired by East-West/West-East, a public art installation of bronze monoliths by Richard Serra in the Qatari desert. As colors and textures in the garments communicate this unique life experience, their collection is a perfect embodiment of public art inspiring the creative economy. In a recent New … +
Through April 10, 2016
From the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection, Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes features over 150 of the most inventive examples of these fantasy art shoes, remarkable for their imaginative construction and elaborate adornment. Art & Sole exhibition was curated by Jane Gershon Weitzman. Shoes are constructed of unexpected materials such as bronze, ceramic, wire, Plexiglas or in the case of Robert Steele, corrugated … +
Nov 6, 2015 - Jan 9, 2016
Gallery Diet is pleased to announce Trees in Oolite, the inaugural design show in the courtyard of its new space. The first outdoor-design exhibition in the gallery’s history, eight designers and artists present an assortment of outdoor furniture, lighting, and design elements. Set within a Floridian landscape that includes mango, oak, and avocado trees, these objects complement the subtropical flora with a … +
Inaugural Home Show Exhibit Allows Viewers to Fully Understand Artists Intentions and Become, "At Home with Art"
March 27-30, 2015
From North Miami’s The Fountainhead Studios to the South’s Deering Estate at Cutler, 7 uniquely curated exhibits will represent a sample of the diversity and range of art available close to home. 22 artists along with art districts spokespersons and interior designers will be on hand to discuss how art can be used as the departure point for a design concept in … +
Through May 24, 2014. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is showcasing works by Hugo Franca. Based in Brazil, Franca uses all natural materials to create functional and sustainable design pieces, often tables and seating. Each piece uses reclaimed wood from felled, burned or dead trees found in Brazil.
October 2013. Over the summer, the online database of Miami Beach’s historic buildings doubled in size! To date, information on over 550 properties has been collected and entered into MDPL’s historic property database. Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, Lincoln Road, Espanola Way and more locations are already online.
Opening reception: November 1, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.From November 1st through 24, 2013. BFI invites you to the opening night of URBAN_VARIANTS, an exhibit of new designs for Miami urban buildings. The works will include new prototype sketches, drawings, renderings, and models, as well as studies of existing prototypes in Miami and Savannah.
Wolfsonian Museum-FIU. October 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Join New York-based architect and interior designer William T. Georgis , whose work Elle Decor describes as “uptown but impertinent”, for a free book signing and reception in The Wolfsonian’s café.
September 2013. More than three dozen new objects, along with two new special installations, are part of the recently updated Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection (ADMA). The updated installation retains the exhibition’s core themes and overall structure while refreshing its graphic identity, refining the exhibition design, revising text panels, and introducing new material.
August 2013. The month of July was a turbulent one for Miami Beach historic preservation. While the wide spread destruction of historic homes continues unabated through out the city, Miami Design Preservation League’s continued efforts to keep a bright light on this issue has helped create some positive results.