VISUAL ARTS 

Vizcaya on the Beach
Continues through June 5, 2016
ArtCenter’s 924 Vitrine, 924 Lincoln Road
www.artcentersf.org
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens' Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) commissions artists to develop site-specific work inspired by Vizcaya. CAP provides visitors with new ways of seeing the historic estate, and strengthens relations with contemporary artists. Vizcaya on the Beach highlights the historic precedent of CAP by exhibiting the work of Gaston Lachaise alongside recently commissioned works by Dona Altemus (2015), Maritza Molina (2015) and Ernesto Oroza (2011).

Clive King Exhibition FREE
Continues through June 17, 2016
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 mbus.fiu.edu
Clive King, Professor Emeritus of Fine Art at the College of Architecture + The Arts, is an artist and a former Chair of the FIU Art + Art History Department (1992-98). He has also been the Chair of Visual Arts (1987-92) and the Chair of the Visual Arts Program (1979-87) at Oxford Brookes University and a Course Leader for Communication Arts at the Salisbury College of Art in England. King has been featured in publications such as the current Manifest International Drawing Annual, 100 Southern Artists, Arts Review, Studio International, The Miami Herald, and The Oxford Times. King was also featured on the DVD "In and out of the Box," along with current chair Jacek Kolasinski, and has illustrated work for Charles Baudelaire's Les Fleur Du Mal (The Flowers of Evil). Some of King’s artwork is included in collections across the United States and Europe, such as those of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Wales and Florida International University. 

FIU Architecture Rooftop Competition FREE
Continues through June 17, 2016 
Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Road
305.348.7500 carta.fiu.edu
The School of Architecture at FIU seeks to enhance design innovation and encourage a culture of creativity for our community. The FIU Emerging Architects Initiative is a program that provides architects who have graduated within 15 years from an architecture school an opportunity to design and build a $16,000 innovative installation at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building – designed by Bernard Tschumi – at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. Students were challenged to design and build a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade for events and student use on the third-floor terrace of the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. Projects should inspire creativity and innovation at its highest level and reflect an ethical spirit of making with an attention to craft. Join us at Miami Beach Urban Studios, as we display the works of Kory Bieg (OTA+) and Clay Odom (studioMODO), winners of the FIU Architecture Rooftop Competition.

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. 

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.