VISUAL ARTS 

Basetrack: One-Eight
May 1 - 31, 2015

The Betsy South Beach, 1440 Ocean Drive
305.531.6100 www.thebetsyhotel.com
Basetrack was an experimental media project, chronicling the lives of 1/8 - 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps, throughout the duration of their deployment to southern Afghanistan. As part of a small team of mobile media operators, Balazs Gardi was embedded with the battalion, transmitting reports and reflections from Helmand province as he travelled across the battalion?s area of operations connecting over a thousand Marines and Corpsmen to their families, and a broader public to one of the longest wars in US history. All of these photographs were taken with an iPhone 4 in 2010-2011

Matter: The Fundamental Particles FREE
Opens May 2, 2015
Conversation & Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 p.m.
ArtCenter's Project 924, 924 Lincoln Road, Second Floor
www.artcentersf.org
Art@CMS is an initiative of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world?s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics that sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. Founded by Austrian physicist and artist Michael Hoch in 2012, the Art@CMS program helps the public and especially young people to connect the beauty of particle physics with the world we all experience through the arts. Art@CMS is comprised of two complementary modules. First, it establishes collaborations among scientists, professional artists, art institutes and students, and supports group or solo exhibitions both at CERN and worldwide. And second, it designs and runs science & art workshops that help students to think creatively about the direct relevance of science and art to their lives. In doing so, the program stimulates the senses, inspires curiosity and highlights the mystery. Exhibition continues through May 31, 2015

Exhibition Faces & Places: Photographs and Light Work by Renée Cooley FREE
Opens May 13, 2015
 
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440 Washington Hall
305.535.1463 www.cooleymonato.com
This exhibition features BFA alumni, Renée Cooley's collection of photographs captured from 1984 through 2014 in both color and black and white.  Cooley explains her photographs capture pure moments within life, using light that affects both mood and shadow. Additionally this exhibition will feature light work presented in 7 photo panels with image displaying renovation designs for the Waldorf-Astoria, NYC and the Mall of America, MN.  Exhibition continues through May 29, 2015.

Exhibition: Lincoln Road Follies by Morris Lapidus FREE
Continues through May 15, 2015

Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Design Gallery
mbus.fiu.edu
Over the past 55 years, Lincoln Road has emerged as a major open-air pedestrian mall and the Lapidus follies have stood the test of time. FIU students have interpreted the architecture of each folly through drawings, videos and 3-D models.

One Way: Peter Marino
Continues through May 17, 2015
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
One Way: Peter Marino explores the renowned American architect's multifaceted relationship with art. Recognized as a pioneer of cross-disciplinary practice, Peter Marino has been celebrated over the past four decades for his forward-thinking work that exists at the intersection of art, fashion and architectural design. Curated by internationally renowned cultural agitator and curator Jérôme Sans, the exhibition explores the interplay between Marino's iconic architectural designs, his personal collection of contemporary art and his series of cast-bronze boxes. True to the architect's practice of creating bespoke environments at the intersection of art, design and fashion, One Way: Peter Marino will feature commissioned new work by artists Gregor Hildebrandt, Guy Limone, Farhad Moshiri, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Erwin Wurm.

Exhibition: Anne Frank "A History for Today" FREE
Continues through May 22, 2015
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Washington Hall
mbus.fiu.edu
This spring, in partnership with the Netherlands Consulate General in Miami, The Anne Frank Center USA will open our definitive exhibit - Anne Frank: A History for Today, at locations in Miami, Florida one of which is Miami Beach Urban Studios. The bilingual English/Spanish exhibit tells the powerful story of a young Jewish girl in hiding from the Nazis during WWII through photographs, letters, and of course Anne's own poignant and wonderfully candid writing in her diary. The exhibit engages viewers in Anne's experiences before and during the War, with the goal of promoting an understanding of how racism, indifference, and apathy can destroy individuals, families, and entire communities. The Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Miami, the Anne Frank Center USA,  the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, and the FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Miami Beach Urban Studios are partnering to organize this exhibition at The Miami Beach Urban Studios.

"The Cherry Orchard" FREE
Opens May 22, 2015
  
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440, Washington Hall
30.271.1073 www.Whatifworks.com
Curator: Philip M. Church and Isabel Betancourt. "The Cherry Orchard" examines the value of home, identity, history and memory as Lopakhin, once an indentured serf, returns to the estate a self-made man, to buy and dramatically change forever the landscape of his roots. Nineteenth-century Russian and twenty-first century Miami are brought together through the integration of images from "Absence of Place", a collection of photographic images recorded by environmental artist/activist Xavier Cortada published through the Miami Herald.

"100 Years, 100 Photos"
Continues through May 31, 2015
Miami Design Preservation League, 1001 Ocean Drive
www.mdpl.org
The photography exhibit "100 Years, 100 Photos" by Johnny Arraiz at the Art Deco Museum has been extended. Tickets: $5

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.

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.

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.