VISUAL ARTS 

Promoting the Good Life: Recent Acquisitions
Opens July 3, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
With the advent of mass consumerism, modern advertising emerged to market not only goods, but the good life. As advanced printing processes made it easier and less expensive to reproduce images, street posters, catalog advertisements, and trade fairs turned bystanders into buyers. The promotional materials in this installation, generously donated by Jill and Avram Glazer, promised a leisure lifestyle through a range of graphic strategies developed by the advertising industry in the beginning of the twentieth century. From direct representation to distinctive typography, the fundamentals of branding on view here-perhaps taken for granted now, though revolutionary at their time-shaped the rise of the mass consumer market as we recognize it today. Exhibition continues throguh November 15, 2015.

Exhibition: KINDSIGHT® FREE
Continues through August 10, 2015
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
305.535.1464 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 Memories from Then and Now by Roma Ingrid James
Continues through August 21, 2015
Miami Beach Urban Studios - 420Lincoln Road, Suite 440 Washington Hall
mbus.fiu.edu
Curator: Meg Kaplan - Noach and Colette Alhabahbeh - Mello
This exhibition features selected works by BFA student, Roma James. Roma James' works from 2006 to 2015 represent a range of output from paintings to experimental work in mixed media. Roma's multilayered images suggest the fragility and instability of our memories. Her works seemingly respond directly fragments of reality depicting memories, anxiety, and optimism.

Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise
Continues through August 30, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Women, Art, and Social Change: the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise celebrates Southern ingenuity and artistry by highlighting the wares of the pioneering women artists of New Orleans' Newcomb Pottery, a groundbreaking program for the college's female students that was founded before women's suffrage was secured in the U.S. The 180 objects on view-crafted between 1895 and 1940 and including metalwork, textiles, jewelry, photography, and bookbinding in addition to ceramics-reveal how the Newcomb students' innovative designs won international acclaim through their quality, graceful forms, and references to the uniquely Southern landscape of Louisiana.

Carl Fisher's Miami Beach Hotels
Continues through August 30, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Displayed throughout The Wolfsonian's lobby, reproductions of promotional photographs reveal the legacy of Miami Beach developer Carl G. Fisher (1874-1939)-a self-made millionaire who cleared mosquito-infested mangrove swamps, planted avocado groves, and transformed the city into a winter tourist destination at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was Fisher who built several of Miami Beach’s luxury hotels, all now lost: the Lincoln (1917), Flamingo (1920), and the Nautilus (1924). The original photographs, too fragile for display, are today the last remaining evidence of the hotels’ extravagance, meant to lure the wealthy elite, including regattas, gondola rides, poolside models in revealing bathing suits, and even elephant rides.

Miami Beach Deco Development
Continues through September 13, 2015
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Miami Beach Deco Development, the second installation in a three-part library series celebrating Miami Beach's centennial, reveals the evolution of Miami Beach’s nightlife in the 1930s and emergence as a tourist destination affordable to the middle class. Postcards, brochures, and other ephemera highlight the new, smaller-scale Art Deco hotels and entertainment venues-many of which still stand today-built up during the redevelopment "boom" that followed the 1926 Miami hurricane "bust," at the height of the Art Deco craze.

Centennial Photo Exhibit
Continues through September 30, 2015
Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive
305.672.2014 www.mdpl.org
This exhibition of Miami Beach photographs from the Miami Beach Historical Archives and other sources. It is intended to convey a sense of history of the Beach from its official foundation in 1915 through present. $5.00 Entry Fee (free to students, teachers and Miami Beach residents)

The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat
Continues through October 25, 2015
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
With a rapidly changing Jewish community, characterized by increasing ethnic diversity, interfaith families, challenges affecting the organized institutions of Jewish life, and an unprecedented acceptance in the fabric of North American life, what does the seventh day mean to contemporary Jews who may or may not choose to adhere to traditional observance? The artists in this exhibition have tackled this question, resulting in these works of art born out of an era where technology and culture have eroded the boundaries separating work, play, and repose. The Seventh Day includes pieces based on Sabbath texts and functional ritual objects, including wine goblets, decanters, candlesticks, prayer books, challah plates and covers, havdalah spice containers, and a Sabbath throne. Concepts from midrash and the Kabbalah, reflecting mystical spirituality, also have inspired these artists. These contemporary artworks engage our imagination and invite us to delve into the possibilities and new definitions of renewal, symbolized by the 'day of rest.'

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.

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.