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"Forensic Architecture: True to Scale" Opening Reception at MDC' Freedom Tower

Feb 19, 2020, 6 PM

Presenting the first major U.S. survey of Forensic Architecture’s extraordinary work uncovering evidence of state and corporate violence, join MOAD at MDC for the opening reception of Forensic Architecture. . . with a special discussion by founding director Eyal Weizman. Comprised of architects, software developers, filmmakers, journalists, lawyers, artists, and scientists, Forensic Architecture is a research agency that uses architectural software and an … +

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Juana Valdes: Terrestrial Bodies Opening and Artist Walkthrough at MDC

Oct 24, 2019

In Terrestrial Bodies, Juana Valdes considers Ptolemy’s research, expanding two-dimensional works into large installations that map a connection between the history of trade and the displacement of various cultures and people. Incorporating early cartographies and mass-produced collectible ceramic objects – sourced by Valdes from around the world– the exhibition echoes the current trend of globalization, free markets and labor production while questioning … +

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Alternative Facts by Paul Ramirez Jonas at MDC Museum of Art + Design

Friday, October 18, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

An interactive public performance exploring the concept of truth as a social contract. Over the course of two days in two different parts of the city, Paul Ramirez Jonas will engage the public in a series of actions that call into question commonly understood ideas about facts, authority, exchange, value, and trust. Paul Ramírez Jonas is a contemporary artist and arts educator whose … +

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The Hidden Cabrera: Where the Oceans Meet exhibition tour with Martin A. Tsang

Sun Sep 29, 2019. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

MOAD presents a series of public programs related to its current exhibition, Where the Oceans Meet. Rather than a formal sit-down lecture, MOAD presents engaging, conversational, and scholarly exhibition tours lead by a wide array of interdisciplinary experts.  While pointing to specific art work and archival material on view, Tsang sparks a conversation on “The Hidden Cabrera,” highlighting Cabrera’s biography and research methods. Where the Oceans Meet is an exhibition of modern and contemporary art that resonates with … +

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TALKS: Exile Today: Miami, Becoming the Magic City.

Thursday, October 31, 2019. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Exile Experience will present Exile Today, a series of interdisciplinary conversations with distinguished individuals from the realms of art, science, business, and entertainment that examine exile from contemporary perspectives. For the inaugural series, Exile Today: Conversations with Carlos Alberto Montaner, acclaimed author, speaker, and intellectual Carlos Alberto Montaner will moderate discussions that will investigate the Cuban experience in the United States. The first rendition of Exile Today will kick off with “Miami, Becoming the Magic City,” focused on … +

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Deep Dive with Viviana Dominguez: Saving and Preserving Material Culture

Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Kislak Center at MDC Special Collections is launching Deep Dive, a series of scholarly lectures, panel discussions, and interactive presentations focused on single topics relevant to the history of the early Americas and the conservation of primary source materials. Participants and programming will come from a consortium formed among MDC, the University of Miami, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Library … +

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Reading and lecture by Raphaël Confiant “Where the Oceans Meet” at Freedom Tower

Sat Oct 26, 2019

Pioneer of the Créolité movement, Raphaël Confiant interweaves excerpts from his writings with musings on Martinican philosopher, poet, and literary critic Édouard Glissant to unpack issues underlying Where the Oceans Meet, such as the interplay between language and identity. Raphaël Confiant was born in Le Lorrain, Martinique. He studied English and political science at the Sciences Po Aix, and law at Paul … +