VISUAL ARTS 

Thoughts on Democracy: Freedom to Vote 2016
Continues through November 8, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
A graphic remix project, Thoughts on Democracy: Freedom to Vote 2016 revisits The Wolfsonian's groundbreaking experiment in politically charged design from 2008. For this cycle, four contemporary designers-Mirko Ilić, Oliver Munday, Paul Sahre, and Bonnie Siegler-are unveiling new poster commissions that re-envision the politics of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms posters through the lens of the American voting process today. Beyond FDR's "four essential human freedoms" (Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear), these artists explore the fifth that underlies them all: our Freedom to Vote.

More Is More: An Installation by Christie Van der Haak
Opening November 18, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
In wrapping The Wolfsonian's iconic facade and lobby with her signature tapestry and batik-inspired patterns, The Hague-based contemporary artist Christie van der Haak creates a striking encounter with contemporary Dutch design. Her extraordinary, intricate art bridges the historic focus of our major exhibition Modern Dutch Design with the present day, and mirrors the coexistence of different styles and movements by changing patterns throughout the installation. Paired with nightly projections, van der Haak's project brings the legacy of Dutch design pioneers into full public view for Miami Art Week 2016 and beyond. More Is More is made possible by Dr. David and Linda Frankel, the Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Stroom Den Haag, and AAA Flag & Banner.

Modern Dutch Design
Opening November 18, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
During the period 1890-1940, the Netherlands built a reputation-which it still holds today-as a center for innovative design. Modern Dutch Design draws from The Wolfsonian's extensive collection of Dutch furniture, decorative arts, design drawings, posters and book-bindings, in order to examine the evolution of design in the Netherlands during these decades. The exhibition focuses on how Dutch designers, architects, and artists responded to radical shifts in social and political life, worked to promote international travel and trade, and found inspiration in the cultures of the country's overseas colonies, as they developed a succession of unique styles. The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York; the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami; the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; and the Netherland-America Foundation.

Andy Sweet
Continues through November 27, 2016
Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
www.mbcinema.com
Born in Miami Beach to a family of hoteliers, Andy Sweet devoted himself to photography as an adolescent. After completing his Masters degree in photography in the mid-1970's, he started work on "The South Beach Project". Along with his friend Gary Monroe, Andy devoted five years to document the mostly Jewish community in South Beach (1977-82). He was an admirer of photographer Diane Arbus whose influence is evident in his work. His choice to shoot color film that he processed and printed himself was key to the historical document he left us with. Andy also worked closely with Magnum photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who he did color printing for. After Andy's tragic death at age 28, his family put his work away for a long time. His negatives were destroyed by accident, but in recent years his brother-in-law Stan Hughes and Ellen Sweet have painstakingly begun the process of scanning and color correcting the photos that remain. These images stand as testament to a unique time in our history, when this group of residents, many of them Holocaust survivors, found strength in their community.

An Image
Continues through December 18, 2016
ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
Curated by Domingo Castillo and Natalia Zuluaga. Miami is a place where past, present, and future have been rendered by the proliferation of images. Here, advertising and architectural renderings converge into imaginaries that fuel real estate speculation, class divides, racial inequality, false centers, and shadow economies. An Image, reflects on this process in order to reveal how the future and the past are re-calibrated by images in order to keep the present in a state of becoming. The title is borrowed from Harun Farocki’s film under the same name and references an acute awareness of these image logics. As a result, the exhibition-in the shape of objects, lectures, screenings, printed material, and education platforms-highlights the inherent political project at the core of this observation. Each occurrence over the course of this program seeks to think about the ability of an image to mutate, supplant, or intersect with reality and scale its effects across a gamut of impact zones and temporalities. 

Symmetry of Demolition
Continues through December 31, 2016
Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive 
www.mdpl.org
Entry in to the Museum and Lecture is $5 (free MDPL members). The Art Deco Museum and the Exhibit is open daily from 10am - 5pm daily (Thursday's open until 7pm). Experience world famous artist Cheyco Leidmann's "Symmentry of Demolition". Cheyco Leidmann created this photography noir series 20 years ago capturing the dramatic Chiaroscuro of light and shadow. Leidmann portrays in a surreal manner the subjective decay of Miami's ever-changing architectural landscape. This black and white series depicts the crumbling Art Deco buildings of Miami Beach that dissolved, disappeared, or were remodeled in order to usher in an urban renewal. ]

Pastels and Preservation 
Continues through December 31, 2016
Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive 
www.mdpl.org
Entry in to the Museum and Lecture is $5 (free MDPL members). The Art Deco Museum and the Exhibit is open daily from 10am - 5pm daily (Thursday's open until 7pm). The 2016 Official Art Deco Weekend Poster Artist Sergey Serebrennikov brings life to the Art Deco buildings with the use of pastel colors to capture and accentuate the glory of the buildings as they stand today in an exhibit titled, "Pastels and Preservation." His graphic art is reminiscent to the upbeat pastel color palette made famous by MDPL co-founder Leonard Horowitz, and tells the story of the revitalization of the area by the preservation movement. Serebrennikov's colorful art and architectural renderings capture each building in its splendor. 

The Pursuit of Abstraction
Continues through April 16, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
In the first half of the twentieth century, many artists experimented with new forms of expression that resisted a secular understanding of the world rooted in rationality and scientific reason. The Pursuit of Abstraction presents works of fine and decorative art that seek to re-enchant the modern age through spirituality and mystical experience, drawing on the holdings of The Wolfsonian-FIU, The Jeri L. Wolfson Collection, and The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection of Decorative and Propaganda Arts Promised Gift. #PursuitofAbstraction

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.

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, 924 Lincoln Road
305.674.2728  www.artcentersf.org
ArtCenter/South Florida (ACSF) welcomes visitors to the working studios of the Artists-in-Residence.