VISUAL ARTS 

MFA Student Exhibition: "Deadpan Realities" by Lorna Galloway FREE
Opens May 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
Deadpan Realities is an ingenious mashup of today's video gaming culture, historical Pop Art, and creative contemporary artmaking. Its foundation is the extremely popular video game Grand Theft Auto V, a favorite of the artist.  Lorna's halftone prints survey homage and appropriation, reality and commodity. The iconic scenery in the video calls to mind Pop Artist Ed Ruscha's iconic photographs of fueling stations. Galloway adds her own level of appropriation, and "reclaims" what she terms "the supposedly banal." She commences with humble cellphone-camera snapshots- used to capture the GTA-5 Ruscha-esque videogame locales- and ends up with exceptional explorations of mediation, materials, and image making. Curated by Meg Kaplan-Noach. Exhibition continues through May 31, 2016.

A Walk Down Memory Lane - South Beach Photos from the Late 1970s to Early 1980s
Opens May 3, 2016
Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive
www.mdpl.org
In the late 1970s, three friends who were photography students at Florida International University (FIU), came to South Beach regularly for several years to practice their photography skills.  The photos in this exhibit represent a sample of their work capturing a bygone era in South Beach's history. Artists: Susan Jordan, Sereta Russell and Nancy Rohan. Entry in to the Museum and Lecture is $5 (free for students, teachers and Miami Beach residents). Exhibition continues through August 28, 2016

Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction
Opens May 6, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Ever since Columbus first stepped foot on Cuban soil and called it the "loveliest land that human eyes have ever seen," visitors have continued to describe and picture Cuba as a paradise. In the first half of the twentieth century, American marketers, mobsters, and developers and Cuban artists, performers, and graphic designers jointly shaped the island's reputation as a dreamy tropical escape. Publicity campaigns and Hollywood films touted Cuba's promises of indulgence-rum and cigars, rumba and mambo, and legalized drinking and gambling-all before travel restrictions curbed the two countries' tourist trade. Through photographs, posters, and promotional ephemera drawn primarily from a gift by Vicki Gold Levi, Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction revisits this past relationship that left lasting traces in both nations. From the Prohibition era of the 1920s through the postwar tourism boom of the 1950s, the exhibition traces how wealthy Americans and celebrities were lured to the exotic nightclubs, casinos, and cabarets of Cuba -creating a flood of tourism, a perception of glamour, and a craze for Latin music and dance in the U.S. Exhibition continues through August 21 2016

Margin of Error
Continues through May 8, 2016 
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
MIND THE GAP! Dangers, safety issues, and accidental injuries of the modern age lie at the heart of Margin of Error, The Wolfsonian's upcoming exhibition focusing on the slips of caution that result when we reach too far and fall too short. Opening November 13, Margin of Error pulls back the curtain on Industrial Revolution-era and turn-of-the-20th-century mishaps, from the mundane risks of the newly mechanized workplace to dramatic catastrophes such as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, Titanic sinking, and Hindenburg explosion-infamous precursors to the train crashes, oil spills, and airbag recalls of today. Among the more than 200 examples of graphic, propaganda, and decorative art are: colorful Czech posters warning of slicing off hands and arms in the factory; quirky Italian postcards depicting workers slipping on a slick surface beside the ominous caption "hospital on the horizon"; and an eye-popping German work with an electric shock boldly bisecting the human form.

FIU Architecture Rooftop Competition FREE
Opens May 11, 2016 
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 carta.fiu.edu
The School of Architecture at FIU seeks to enhance design innovation and encourage a culture of creativity for our community. The FIU Emerging Architects Initiative is a program that provides architects who have graduated within 15 years from an architecture school an opportunity to design and build a $16,000 innovative installation at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building - designed by Bernard Tschumi - at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. Students were challenged to design and build a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade for events and student use on the third-floor terrace of the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. Projects should inspire creativity and innovation at its highest level and reflect an ethical spirit of making with an attention to craft. Join us at Miami Beach Urban Studios, as we display the works of Kory Bieg (OTA+) and Clay Odom (studioMODO), winners of the FIU Architecture Rooftop Competition. Exhibition continues through June 17, 2016.

Clive King Exhibition FREE
Opens May 13, 2016
Opening Reception Friday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
Clive King, Professor Emeritus of Fine Art at the College of Architecture + The Arts, is an artist and a former Chair of the FIU Art + Art History Department (1992-98). He has also been the Chair of Visual Arts (1987-92) and the Chair of the Visual Arts Program (1979-87) at Oxford Brookes University and a Course Leader for Communication Arts at the Salisbury College of Art in England. King has been featured in publications such as the current Manifest International Drawing Annual, 100 Southern Artists, Arts Review, Studio International, The Miami Herald, and The Oxford Times. King was also featured on the DVD "In and out of the Box," along with current chair Jacek Kolasinski, and has illustrated work for Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleur Du Mal (The Flowers of Evil). Some of King?s artwork is included in collections across the United States and Europe, such as those of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Wales and Florida International University. Exhibition continues June 17, 2016.

Cuba: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Good Neighbor Policy
Continues through May 15, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Examining U.S.-Cuba relations in the early twentieth century, this installation traces American foreign policy from Theodore Roosevelt's "big stick" diplomacy and push for American involvement in the Cuban War of Independence in 1898 to the more conciliatory approach of Franklin Delano Roosevelt?s Good Neighbor Policy in 1933. Works selected by FIU undergraduate students will be drawn from The Wolfsonian-FIU Library's collection-illustrated sheet music covers from the Spanish-American War, rare books and photographs from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection, and recent gifts from donor Vicki Gold Levi.

Gardner Cole Miller FREE
Continues through May 29, 2016
Walgreens' storefront windows, 2300 Collins Avenue
www.bassmuseum.org
The Bass Museum of Art is pleased to present Hydrographies, a site specific installation of work by Miami-based Bahamian artist Gardner Cole Miller as part of the museum's tc: temporary contemporary program in Walgreens' windows at 2300 Collins Avenue. Antique quilt remnants crafted by unknown makers in various states of ruinate decay, with threadbare fabrics shredding at the seams spilling their pilled cotton stuffing; fractions and fragments become intimations of former embodiments. Creating a tension between erasure and resistance, the quilts are repeatedly dyed over with indigo. Multiple immersions into the dye vat transform the calico patchworks into a field of activated blue accumulation activating the fabric surface. Among the patchwork of indigo hues, the textures of the quilts reveal lines of topographical stitching. Demarcations of aquatic space charts a non-place marked by an archipelago of voids revealed in the rips and tears. The fragments are entangled in a variable constellation suspended in space and time. Pinned together into an archival hydrography[1], the form exists only temporarily; the whole rests in a solid but transient state, never permanently fixed, ever unfinished.

Emmett Moore FREE
Continues through May 29, 2016
bassX at Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street
www.bassmuseum.org
Miami-based sculptor and designer Emmett Moore, creates inventive pieces that combine objects to test the limits of their form and function. Many of his works explore conditions of display. For his exhibition Human Factory at the Bass Museum of Art's BassX Gallery, Moore takes inspiration from the quintessential design manual "Human Dimension and Interior Space" by Julius Pinero and Martin Zelnik. Using standard calculations from the source book as referents for the scale and dimensions of this new body of work, Moore creates a trio of sculptures that challenge and call attention to the human body's relation to designed forms.

Beacons FREE
Continues through May 29, 2016
ArtCenter's Project 924, 924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor
www.artcentersf.org
Curated by Carolina Puente. Enxuto and Love's own strand of institutionally focused work forms the basis of Beacons; an exhibition that builds upon their interest in the sharing of power between today's art institutions and their publics. The beacons used in this exhibition-small wireless sensors that can be attached to objects to produce data on their movement-are "smart" technology that allow for user interactivity to be monitored within the gallery space. This technology has recently been employed in commercial venues and museums as a way to monitor interest in products and/or artworks and, like data collected from any system, it retains institutional biases despite their precise recordings. In this environment, Beacons becomes an interactive system that illuminates, tracks, and predicts movement where the user experience is an interrogation of what contemporary art can provide for cities and their communities.

New Sculpture by Sylvie Fleury FREE
Continues through May 31, 2016
bassX at Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22 Street
www.bassmuseum.org
Sylvie Fleury is known for her seductive works that re-contextualize status symbols, luxury goods and brand slogans. Eternity Now, 2015, her newest site-specific neon, will be installed on the façade of the Bass Museum of Art's Art Deco building as part of bassX, the museum's series of artist projects presented during its year-long renovation. 

MFA Student Exhibition "Flesh and Text-Investigations with Figure and Words" by Hazel Gil & Daniel Marosi FREE
Continues through May 13, 2016
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
Hazel and Daniel each favor the human figure as a main point of expression in their artworks. Flesh and Text features writings alongside the human form that redefines-recontextualizes the imagery. The exhibition balances bold and confident works, which span from paintings on canvas and paper, to drawings and monoprints on unconventional surfaces. They are fused with biblical verses and references, stream-of-consciousness prose, and sly expressions, aimed to reveal both unique and universal experiences. Curated by Meg Kaplan-Noach.

An Artist on the Eastern Front: Feliks Topolski, 1941
Continues through May 31, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Polish-born artist Feliks Topolski traveled to the USSR in 1941 with a British transport convoy. There, he recorded scenes showing the formation of the Polish Army behind Russian lines, as well as daily life in Russia at a time when the invading German army was just miles from Moscow. The installation will display a selection of original drawings made by Topolski during this expedition, remarkable examples of twentieth-century war art depicting a pivotal moment in modern history.

Susan Miller: Testament In Stone
Continues September 11, 2016
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Susan Miller "sees" through stone. She has the ability to perceive and reveal, through the density of weighty blocks of marble. The subjects of the pieces are connected to names from history, mythology and the Old Testament, like Solomon, Moses and Job and Leah, Hannah, and Ruth. The Biblical passages, poetry, and prose that accompany the works serve as inspiration and are further invitation to reflect.

Exhibition: Robert Zuckerman: Wonderism FREE
Continues through September 24, 2016
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
As a photographer in the motion picture industry, Robert Zuckerman's images have become the advertising and publicity campaigns for such films as "The Crow," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Any Given Sunday," "Training Day," "Terminator 3," "Bad Boys 2", "National Treasure", "Transformers", "Pursuit of Happyness" and "The Great Debaters", among others, as well as television series including "The Shield," "Rescue Me" and "Nip/Tuck." He has done recent album cover and movie poster photography for Will Smith and was invited to be the personal photographer for the family of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. Whether on or off the set, his connection is to emotional content, to the feeling present in the subject and in the moment.

Cinema Judaica: The Epic Cycle (1947-1971)
Continues through October 23, 2016
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Hollywood films in the three decades after World War II portrayed 4,000 years of Jewish historical identity and, in some of the biggest box office hits of all times, transformed the image of the Jew from embattled to triumphant. Over one hundred flamboyant posters and bold advertising materials for films ranging from Samson and Delilah and Ben-Hur, to Judgment at Nuremberg and Fiddler on the Roof are featured.

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.