VISUAL ARTS 

MFA Student Exhibition "Flesh and Text-Investigations with Figure and Words" by Hazel Gil & Daniel Marosi
Continues through August 12, 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

MFA Student Exhibition: "Deadpan Realities" by Lorna Galloway
Continues through August 12, 2016
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.

Boxeo y Béisbol: The Cuba-U.S. Sports Exchange
Continues through August 14, 2016
The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue
305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org
Two sports, boxing and baseball, helped build connections between Cuba and the United States from 1915 to 1959. Cuban and American boxers squared off against each other in the ring, while the Brooklyn Dodgers trained in Havana and Cuban players broke into the major leagues. Offering glimpses into the careers of legendary athletes like Jack Johnson and Kid Gavilán, Jackie Robinson and Minnie Miñoso, Boxeo y Béisbol shows how their experiences were shaped by close ties between the two countries and, in particular, by changing race relations in the United States. From the gift of Vicki Gold Levi.

Everything good I have is from a long time ago
Continues through August 21, 2016
ArtCenter South Florida, 924 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
Miranda Burns' Everything good I have is from a long time ago is a visual odyssey exploring the last phase of her mother's battle with cancer. In this installation, the vitrine is transformed into a domestic bunker that depicts her mother?s combative response toward the disease and the anticipation of death over the course of 11 years. The enclosure is a space that simultaneously contains her efforts to hide from cancer, to confront it, and to stay alive as long as possible.

Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction
Continues through August 21, 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: Lumifoil
Continues through August 26, 2016
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 carta.fiu.edu
The following design is for a temporary roof canopy at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture. The goal of the project, Lumifoil, is to introduce a new "intrusion" at the heart of what Architect Bernard Tschumi called the "red generator," thereby heeding his call for provocation in the form of an architectural intervention. Reflecting on the fundamental schism of the era in which the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture was designed and built, Lumifoil does not pretend to mollify the various struggles - digital vs. real, conceptual vs. rational, object vs. program - but to find a gap between them and assert a contemporary point of view in a what we would consider a set of constantly shifting, but ever-relevant architectural paradigms.

A Walk Down Memory Lane - South Beach Photos from the Late 1970s to Early 1980s
Continues through August 28, 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). 

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.