VISUAL ARTS 

La Femme?en Noir et Blanc FREE
Continues through August 8, 2014
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
www.mbgarden.org
Henry Perez's new major photography show, "La Femme?en Noir et Blanc," is an exhibit that pays tribute to the natural beauty of women. The show features photographs of 50 of South Florida's most interesting women, who are depicted in 128 striking images that will be projected on a large screen, along with a large display of mounted photographs.

Two Streets from the Sand FREE
Opens Friday, August 8, 2014
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Help us celebrate our artistic staff with Two Streets from the Sand, a Wolfsonian-FIU staff exhibition. The exhibition is free, open to the public and will remain on view through Tuesday, August 26.

SPARE ROOM FREE
Continues through August 17, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida | 800 Lincoln Road, Studio #101
www.artcentersf.org
Display. Decor. Decoy. An ersatz storefront within ArtCenter's 800 building designed by Michelle Weinberg, SPARE ROOM presents works that straddle the disciplines of fine art and functional design. SPARE ROOM exploits the familiar face of the storefront and explores its duality as convenience store and devotional space, emphasizing the shop window display as a conduit for consumer desire. A changing schedule of projects will be presented throughout the summer. "Very Good Products" is an ongoing work that replaces the ubiquitous, obsessive "consumer brand loyalty" with products sheathed in abstract pattern, color, and sublime geometries that obliterate the original material - ordinary drug and dollar store containers. Other projects slated for production in SPARE ROOM are "Florist", "3D Portrait Studio" and "Soft Research".

The 4 Elements FREE
Opens Wednesday, August 27
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive
www.mbgarden.org
The 4 Elements is an art show presented by the Artist Colony, a critique group of both professional and non-professional artists from Arts at St. Johns. The multi-media art represents the four classical elements: water, air, fire and earth. Some of the art is literal and some is more influenced by the nature of the element. Come enjoy some light bites and meet the artists. There will be a free reception August 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. Exhibition continues through September 5, 2014.

CINEMA JUDAICA: THE WAR YEARS, 1939 - 1949
Continues through August 24, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
This unprecedented exhibition of iconic Hollywood film posters from 1939-1949 illustrates how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel, and shaped the face of contemporary Jewish life. The exhibition begins with the Hollywood studios' compliance with the Nazis' control of the motion picture industry in Germany, the ban on Jews from employment within it, and their restrictions on the American distribution of films shown in German and throughout Europe. Only one studio, Warner Brothers, refused to comply with any of Goebbel's demands and withdrew from the German market. Following the war, there were "Exodus" films addressing the attempt by European war refugees to build their lives and cultures after the Holocaust. Included are posters from classic films such as: Gentleman's Agreement, Confessions of a Nazi Spy, and The Great Dictator.

Nothing Goes to Waste FREE
Continues through August 24, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
Nothing Goes to Waste is a solo exhibition by Miami-based artist, Gustavo Oviedo. Oviedo creates and recreates utilizing canvases, photography, vinyl, drawings, video and found objects. The works selected for this exhibition are either in their first, second or even third iteration. Oviedo is an accidental environmentalist reclaiming his own artworks or remnants of them to create new pieces. He takes this a step further with his personal interest in boating. He uses his vessel to claim the landscape as his studio by delving into the waters of South Florida and recovering discarded items as souvenirs of his experiences.

ABYECTO FREE
Continues through August 28, 2014
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Room 443
305.535.1459 www.mbus.fiu.edu
"Abyecto," meaning heinous, hideous, or even abject, is the name of a piece that ironically has none of those attributes. Designed and fabricated at FIU as a collaboration between students and faculty members in architecture and music to be a membrane that accommodates two newly designed guitars that sport single strings and other innovations, the piece seems to be more about an integrated visual voluptuousness that we might imagine to dissolve into distopic fragments of sound, skin, and senses.

Art Deco Inspired Art Show FREE
Continues through August 29, 2014
Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive
www.mdpl.org
The Art Deco era spanned the time period between the two World Wars.  During that time, all genres of art were influenced by the frivolity of the 1920s, the austerity of the 1930s and drive of the 1940s. Music, furniture design, art and architecture all reflected the moods of the era. Art Deco continues to influence today's artists.  Many local artists and artisans draw from Miami Beach's tropical Art Deco for their works. Miami Design Preservation League is pleased to present a select few of those artists this summer at our 2nd Annual Art Deco Inspired Art Show. The 2014 Art Deco Inspired Art Show will showcase local artists who have been inspired by our local historic Art Deco. Visitors will see how a historic style has influenced contemporary artists.

Laura Vinci: Untitled (from the series "Papéis Avulsos") FREE
Continues through September 7, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
Vinci's artistic production dialogues with historical modernist and avant-garde movements in Brazil in which the experiential and materiality of the work is given a privileged position in its conceptual and formal make up. The artist enters into dialogue with these traditions by using a variety of materials that enhance the work's structural dimension and aesthetic potentiality. Her penchant for the juxtaposition of the mechanical with the lyrical creates a compelling tension prevalent in the installations for which she is known.  Whether using marble dust, frozen electrical tubes, glass bowls filled with water and metal piping or suspended sheets of paper that gently glide upward and downward in space, Vinci approaches the architectural environment with equal wonder and precision.
 
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Continues through September 21, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
As part of the Bass Museum of Art's 50th anniversary celebrations, we are pleased to present Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, the first solo show by this acclaimed artist to tour the United States. The exhibition highlights Anatsui?s recent work and features twelve monumental metal wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of his career to date. In addition, a series of works on paper illuminate his artistic process, while wooden wall reliefs reference his extensive work in other media.

CINEMA JUDAICA: THE WAR YEARS, 1939 - 1949
Continues through August 24, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
This unprecedented exhibition of iconic Hollywood film posters from 1939-1949 illustrates how the motion picture industry countered America's isolationism, advocated going to war against the Nazis, influenced post-war perceptions of the Jewish people and the founding of the State of Israel, and shaped the face of contemporary Jewish life. The exhibition begins with the Hollywood studios' compliance with the Nazis' control of the motion picture industry in Germany, the ban on Jews from employment within it, and their restrictions on the American distribution of films shown in German and throughout Europe. Only one studio, Warner Brothers, refused to comply with any of Goebbel's demands and withdrew from the German market. Following the war, there were "Exodus" films addressing the attempt by European war refugees to build their lives and cultures after the Holocaust. Included are posters from classic films such as: Gentleman's Agreement, Confessions of a Nazi Spy, and The Great Dictator.

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Continues through September 21, 2014
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
As part of the Bass Museum of Art's 50th anniversary celebrations, we are pleased to present Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, the first solo show by this acclaimed artist to tour the United States. The exhibition highlights Anatsui's recent work and features twelve monumental metal wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of his career to date. In addition, a series of works on paper illuminate his artistic process, while wooden wall reliefs reference his extensive work in other media.

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America
Continues through September 28, 2014
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
A visionary who was equally comfortable in the realms of fact and fiction, Norman Bel Geddes (1893?1958) played a significant role in the 1920s and '30s, shaping not only modern America but also the nation's image of itself as innovator and leader into the future. Bel Geddes most famously expressed his dynamic vision of this American future-streamlined, technocratic, and optimistic-with his unforgettable Futurama exhibition at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Bringing together some 200 never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs and films of theater sets and costumes, housing projects and appliances, airplanes and automobiles, the exhibition underscores that Bel Geddes sought nothing less the transformation of American society through design.

Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish: A Gastronomic Look at Florida Jews & Food
Continues through October 5, 2014
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
In Jewish life, food is often a basis for gathering with friends and family to observe and celebrate traditions and life cycle events. From the pierogies of Poland to the salsas of South America, this exhibition will comprise a wide range of historic items that tell the story of Floridian Jews in the food industry - those who grow, prepare, distribute, cook and serve the foods we love.

Untitled ([construction of good)] 
Ongoing
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
The Wolfsonian-FIU presents a new site-specific exhibit, Untitled ([construction of good)] by artist Bhakti Baxter in The Wolfsonian Bridge Tender House beginning November 29th. The installation will take place in the steel structure created in the Art Deco style outside of the museum entrance. The focus of the exhibit will be on the construction of good for mankind, focusing on how the meanings of things are perpetually shaped by their human and historical contexts.

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.