VISUAL ARTS 

Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise
Opens June 12, 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.

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.

Miami Beach Deco Development
Opens June 18, 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.

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.

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.