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Give Today to The Frost Art Museum

 

Join us Sunday, December 8, 2013 | 9:30 a.m. to Noon
 

About this event:

Each year, in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University hosts Breakfast in the Park. This event draws hundreds of art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world, many of whom are visiting Miami for Art Basel. Each year a noted sculptor is invited to speak. Guests enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, informal lecture and guided tours of The Sculpture Park as well as the exhibitions in The Frost Art Museum.

The Frost Art Museum is delighted to partner with West Kendall Baptist Hospital to bring Breakfast in the Park to our community. This innovative partnership assists both of our organizations with the important tasks of inspiring and educating our community toward an appreciation for the arts, and a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

WKBH

 

About this year's speaker:

 

American sculptor John Henry has long been recognized as the artist who can transform the simplest of forms into complex visual statements. Whether they are situated in the land or as part of a cityscape, John Henry's monumental abstract sculptures challenge notions of balance and equilibrium. A formalist at heart, his concern for line, shape and form is essential to the structure that is the basis of his work and the varied angles that define their recognizable configuration.

Born in 1943, John received a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and an Honorary Doctor of the Arts from the University of Kentucky. John has received numerous awards, including the Governor's National Award in the Arts from the State of Kentucky.

John Henry has been an active participant in promoting the arts, serving on the Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and the Board of the International Sculpture Center, where he held various leadership roles, including Chairman. John was a founding member of ConStruct, the artist-owned gallery that promotes and organizes large-scale sculpture exhibitions in the U.S.

His works grace many public and private collections around the U.S., Europe and Asia, and are included in the collections of the British Museum, London; the Dallas Museum; MOCA, Chicago; and the Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.

Although the shapes in John Henry's works may appear as simple elements arranged like pick-up-sticks, there is no doubt that the concepts that drive his constructions are complex, and the visual experience enhanced by their energy.

Past speakers from
Breakfast in the Park:

 

Albert Paley - '12
Joel Perlman - '11
Enrique Martinez Celaya - '10
Michelle Oka Doner - '09
Joel Shapiro - '08
Tom Otterness - '07
Deborah Butterfield - '06
Jenny Holzer - '05
Edwidge Danticat - '04

The Frost Art Museum's Art Fair Partners:

 

 


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