VISUAL ARTS 

Concrete Feet by Tom Scicluna FREE
Continues through April 3, 2015
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
www.mbus.fiu.edu
London-born Tom Scicluna explores the economic, spatial, and functional aspects of architecture by enacting three per formative gestures that gesture toward the volatile economic value of Lincoln Road and that mark Miami Beach Urban Studios gallery as the flex-space for the seven departments in the College of Architecture + The Arts. Concrete one consists of 12" by 12" pavers that Scicluna could procure for $300, the rental rate/square foot storefront property along Lincoln Road. Each day Scicluna will rearrange the pavers to serve as pedestals for construction material found outside of the 420 building or furniture found in the Miami Beach Urban Studios. Concrete two consists of a piano, which is typically part of the performance by musicians and music students. Concrete two will feature an architectural model created by FIU students.

Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture
Continues through April 5, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
The First World War was radically unlike any earlier armed conflict. On the occasion of the centenary of the start of the war, The Wolfsonian-FIU exhibition Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture shows how artists, designers, and filmmakers responded to the unprecedented qualities of the war: new technologies, from aircraft to chemical weapons to tanks; the massive mobilization of armaments industries on the home front; the grinding everyday experiences of soldiers in trenches along stationary fronts; and the immense scale of destruction that the war entailed. The exhibition focuses on the role of myth in giving comprehensible form to the shattering realities of the war, and on the relationship between humans and machines as a key theme of wartime visual culture. Among the paintings, sculpture, posters, books, and photographs included are many rare and unique items that will offer an unfamiliar view of a conflict that changed the world.

A Fatal Pass: Entrenchments on the Alpine Front
Continues through April 5, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
www.wolfsonian.org
Photographs by Milan-born artist Luca Artioli (Italian, b. 1963) show the remains of First World War trenches in the Stelvio Pass, a significant zone of combat on the Alpine front, as they appeared in June 2014 during his visit to the region. In May 1915, Italy entered the First World War on the side of Britain, France, and Russia, with the aim of annexing the "unredeemed lands" (Trento, Trieste, Istria and Dalmatia) held by the Habsburg Empire. For three years, troops fought and died in brutal conditions all along the frontier with Austria-Hungary, from Trentino to the Adriatic Sea. In the mountains, where temperatures often reached below zero, Italians and their adversaries alike leveled peaks, opened roads, dug tunnels, and built trenches for shielding soldiers and positioning artillery. Beset by avalanches, snow, and frost, many of the troops who fought in this so-called White War

Intricate Pattern Overlay FREE
Continues through April 5, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Miami artist Michelle Weinberg will produce "Intricate Pattern Overlay", an original paint mural for the exterior of the facade and south-facing wall of The Wolfsonian Museum-FIU. Inspired by dazzle camouflage paint treatments of American and British warships during World War I, Weinberg's design employs striping and irregular patterns whose aim was to disorient German U-Boats, and to scuttle their ability to predict the direction that ships were moving. 

KINDSIGHT® FREE
Continues through April 10, 2015
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Long Hall Gallery
www.robertzuckerman.com
Kindsight utilizes images and words together to express the richness of everyday life, and its moments. It unravels a simple moment into something so delicate. It portrays the true beauty of the ordinary. The exhibition: Kindsight came about through a series of emails and responses of friends and associate of the photographer, Robert Zuckerman. Kindsight began has a series of emails between friends and associates in 2002. KINDSIGHT was later published in 2005 due to its positive response.

Exhibition: Art and Art History BFA FREE
Opens Friday, April 10, 2015
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Main Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu
The spring 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition includes selections from Florida International University student's art work. The pieces include pieces that reflect their understanding and interpretations of art and art history. Exhibition continues through Friday, May 1, 2015

Attitudes in Latitudes: The Northern Wild Explores the Tropics FREE
Continues through April 26, 2015
Curator Walkthrough April 8, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
Curated by Ombretta Agró Andruff. Attitudes in Latitudes which spans over both The Richard Shack Gallery and Project 924 is the result of the curator's research trip to Winnipeg. The exhibition that features six artists from the Canadian microcosm and six from Miami explores their strong, and yet sometimes peculiar connection to the landscape that surrounds them as well as the creatures, either real or invented, that inhabit it. Attitudes in Latitudes shows us how artists can teach us all to pay more attention to the majestic nature that surrounds us.

Exhibition: Anne Frank "A History for Today" FREE
Opens Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Washington Hall
mbus.fiu.edu
This spring, in partnership with the Netherlands Consulate General in Miami, The Anne Frank Center USA will open our definitive exhibit - Anne Frank: A History for Today, at locations in Miami, Florida one of which is Miami Beach Urban Studios. The bilingual English/Spanish exhibit tells the powerful story of a young Jewish girl in hiding from the Nazis during WWII through photographs, letters, and of course Anne's own poignant and wonderfully candid writing in her diary. The exhibit engages viewers in Anne's experiences before and during the War, with the goal of promoting an understanding of how racism, indifference, and apathy can destroy individuals, families, and entire communities. The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami, and the Anne Frank Center USA, are partnering, to organize this exhibition at The Miami Beach Urban Studios. Exhibition continues through May 22, 2015.

Lincoln Road Jai Alai FREE
Continues through April 30, 2015
800 Lincoln Road, Studio 101
www.artcentersf.org
Lincoln Road Jai Alai is a temporary literary event space and promotional office for the sport of jai alai. Created by O, Miami and Jai-Alai Books, Lincoln Road Jai Alai will educate visitors on the historical importance of jai alai to Miami-Dade County and on the sport's overwhelming aesthetic beauty. Simultaneously, the site will host intimate literary events that bring local cultural programming to one of Miami's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares. Specially designed flyers will explain the game of jai alai as well as provide directions to the nearest operational fronton and daily schedules, and literary titles by Jai-Alai Books will be available for sale. 

One Way: Peter Marino
Continues through May 3, 2015
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
One Way: Peter Marino explores the renowned American architect's multifaceted relationship with art. Recognized as a pioneer of cross-disciplinary practice, Peter Marino has been celebrated over the past four decades for his forward-thinking work that exists at the intersection of art, fashion and architectural design. Curated by internationally renowned cultural agitator and curator Jérôme Sans, the exhibition explores the interplay between Marino's iconic architectural designs, his personal collection of contemporary art and his series of cast-bronze boxes. True to the architect's practice of creating bespoke environments at the intersection of art, design and fashion, One Way: Peter Marino will feature commissioned new work by artists Gregor Hildebrandt, Guy Limone, Farhad Moshiri, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Erwin Wurm. 

Exhibition: Lincoln Road Follies by Morris Lapidus FREE
Continues through May 15, 2015
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Design Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu
Over the past 55 years, Lincoln Road has emerged as a major open-air pedestrian mall and the Lapidus follies have stood the test of time. FIU students have interpreted the architecture of each folly through drawings, videos and 3-D models.

At Ease: Miami Beach During the Second World War
Continues through June 14, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
In honor of Miami Beach?s 2015 centennial, The Wolfsonian-Florida International University will mount three successive, focused exhibitions featuring works from its rare book and special collections library. Opening the series is At Ease: Miami Beach During the Second World War drawn largely from Judith Berson-Levinson's "Sand in Their Boots" collection and focusing on the war effort's impact on Miami Beach. At Ease showcases photographs, viewbooks, magazines, and trainee yearbooks to expose the daily life and patriotic visual culture of the city during the war, when G.I.s trained and relaxed seaside and hotels served as Army Air Force barracks and military hospitals.

Boom, Bust, Boom: Downtown Miami Architecture 1920s -1930s
Continues through June 21, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Discover the upcoming exhibition Boom, Bust Boom: Downtown Miami Architecture, 1920s-1930s, which delves into Miami architecture through drawings, blueprints, and ephemera from The Wolfsonian, and loans from The Historic Alfred I. DuPont Building, and the University of Miami School of Architecture Archival Collections.

Pose and Propaganda: Political Posters from the Contemporary Middle East and Afghanistan
Continues through June 28, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
The physical poses of individuals in images are rendered to communicate culturally specific meanings readily understood by their intended audiences. Using contemporary political posters from the collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Dexter Filkins, this installation considers a range of bodily gestures and expressions deployed to influence the values viewers bring to bear on this widely popular medium, and includes posters from The Wolfsonian's collection to illustrate the geographic and temporal range of this graphic strategy.

tc: temporary contemporary: The Great Flood by Reed van Brunschot and Francisa Twiggs
On view through June 30, 2015
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org 
Visual artist Reed van Brunschot and commercial display artist Francisca Twiggs have created a whimsical installation on view in the storefront window of the Walgreens at Collins and 23rd Avenue.  Using set design and analog stage tricks, the artists address the environmental fragility of Miami Beach as a barrier island in the age of global warming, while at the same time referencing the interpretation of 'The Great Flood' throughout art history.  This collaborative piece is part of tc: temporary contemporary series of public art initiated by the Bass Museum of Art.  Since 2012, over 40 sculptures, installation, videos and murals have activated the neighborhood adjacent to the museum as part of tc: temporary contemporary.

Vision 20/20: Looking Back/Looking Forward
Continues through October 25, 2015
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
This exhibition provides a glimpse into JMOF-FIU's collection of more than 100,000 items documenting multi-generations of Jewish families throughout Florida. Floridian Jewish Families have played an integral part in every area of the development of the Sunshine State, from the pioneer families who settled here more than 250 years ago, to the contemporary movers and shakers who are making history today.

Egyptian Gallery
Ongoing
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
The Bass Museum of Art invites visitors to experience the ancient world at the only Egyptian Gallery in Florida.  The gallery offers a unique opportunity to learn about one of the world's oldest and most mysterious civilizations from its surviving objects, including an Egyptian sarcophagus and mummy.

MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida
Ongoing
Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jewishmuseum.com
More than 500 photos and artifacts that depict the Jewish experience in Florida since 1763. The exhibit includes three films and a timeline wall of Jewish history.

Selections from the Collection
Ongoing
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
The permanent collection of the Bass Museum of Art spans more than five hundred years and four continents, including works from Renaissance and Baroque paintings; Rococo court painting and English portraiture; painting and sculpture of North America, 19th and 20th century landscape and history paintings.

Art & Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection
Ongoing
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.fiu.edu
$7 Non-Members, $5 Seniors/Students, Members free
The nearly 300 works on display, 1885 to 1945, provide insight into the ways design has influenced and adapted to the modern world including design-reform movements, architecture, urbanism, industrial design, transportation, world's fairs, advertising, political propaganda, and labor iconography.

Artcenter/South Florida Artists-In-Residence FREE
Ongoing
Artcenter/South Florida, 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road
305.674.2728  www.artcentersf.org
ArtCenter/South Florida (ACSF) welcomes visitors to the working studios of the Artists-in-Residence.