VISUAL ARTS 

Public Grand Opening of the Art Deco Museum
Wednesday, October 1, 10:00 a.m.
Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive
www.mdpl.org
The City of Miami Beach will be 100 years old in 2015. To kick off the Miami Beach centennial celebration, the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) will open the Art Deco Museum dedicated to the city's architecture and history. The museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. $5 admission, FREE for Teachers, Students and Miami Beach residents.

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.

Banco ESA! FREE
Continues through October 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
ArtCenter's Studio 101, 800 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
Banco ESA! is a project created by visiting artist Pablo Mozuc from Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is based on a complex mix of economics, pseudo-financial economics and traditional oil painting. During his residency at ArtCenter, Mozuc installs the initial branch of Banco ESA! equipped with original handcrafted currency that may have different valuations depending on the day, much like the stock market.
 
Strange Bedfellows FREE
Continues through October 16, 2014
Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Road
305.535.1464 www.mbus.fiu.edu
Strange Bedfellows is a national traveling exhibition that explores collaborative practice in queer art making. It has been curated by Amy Cancelmo and in collaboration with Masters in Fine Arts in Curatorial Practice student Brittni Winkler under the guidance of FIU Assistant Professor of Drawing, Michael Namkung. The project and associated programs at the Miami Beach Urban Studios are sponsored by the City of Miami Beach Department of Tourism, Cultural & Economic Development and the Queer Cultural Center. The exhibit was first presented at Root Division, San Francisco, as part of the National Queer Arts Festival in June of 2013. Exhibition continues through October 16, 2014

Piccole Utopie FREE
Continues through October 31, 2014
Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS), 420 Lincoln Road
305.535.1464 www.mbus.fiu.edu
This exciting exhibition displays works of young Italian architects and designers, who have worked, at least in part, on the MAXXI courtyard design project, which was formulated after the PS1 Young Architects Projects founded by Terrence Riley and produced by PS1 MoMA in New York City. The display brings the work of 10 architectural firms on ecology and sustainability, new technologies, public spaces and the relationship between old and new communities, innovation in the forms, techniques and materials, recycling, landscape, residential projects and, relationship with the historical heritage.

On Location: Dimensions Variable FREE
Continues through November 2, 2014
ArtCenter/South Florida, 800 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
ArtCenter continues with its series, On Location with Dimensions Variable (DV), an artist-run space based in downtown Miami and currently celebrating its 5 year anniversary this September. DV has organized an exhibition with Nellie Appleby, Allison Matherly and Cristina Lei Rodriguez at ArtCenter's Richard Shack Gallery. These artists take their inspiration from natural forms and materials to develop works and narratives informed by the natural, the artificial and the manmade.

GOLD
Continues through January 11, 2015
Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue
305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
In 1961 the conceptual artist Piero Manzoni rattled the art world by canning his own feces and making them available for sale, pricing the cans by their weight in exchange for the current value of gold. The following year, in which the Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe dies, Andy Warhol screened the image of the starlet over painted canvases, including golden ones, immortalizing Monroe and establishing her image as one of the most recognized artworks in the world. In 1964, the cult classic film Goldfinger was released and became one of the most iconic James Bond films ever made. The movie unambiguously associated gold with power, glamour but also danger. In parallel, archeological gold was also finding its way into the culture of the masses: from 1961 to 1981 Tutankhamen Treasures and The Treasures of Tutankhamun toured North America and the western hemisphere for the first time, becoming some of the most attended museum exhibits to this day. Presented in conjunction with the Bass Museum of Art's 50th anniversary GOLD includes painting, sculpture, video, and photography.

From a Coin Toss into Politics: The Life of a Senator
Continues through March 22, 2015
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Avenue
305.672.5044 www.jmof.fiu.edu
Senator Richard B. Stone served as Florida's second and most recent Jewish U.S. Senator (1975-1980). This colorful exhibit, including photographs, classified documents and artifacts, illustrates the Senator's fascinating story, from growing up on Miami Beach in his family-owned Blackstone Hotel, to the elegant ball gowns worn by his "First Lady" Marlene at White House State dinners, to highlights from his prestigious Ambassadorships in Central America and Denmark. Stone’s foray into 40 years of public service began as Miami City Attorney, however, when a new Florida Senate seat was created in 1967, it was a winning coin toss that solidified his entry into the political arena.

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.