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The Frost Art Museum complements its exhibitions with a wide range of regionally unique and nationally recognized educational programs. For over 25 years the Steven and Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series has presented audiences with an array of internationally renowned artists, critics, curators and scholars including such contemporary luminaries as Richard Serra, Maya Lin, Claes Oldenburg, Linda Nochlin and John Cage among many others. 

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5pm

Two Tokyo Temples: Samurai Memorials and Iconic Cats at Sengakuji and Gotokuji

Many of the prints selected for the exhibit Koizumi Kishio Remembering Tokyo highlight the serene urban landscapes at temples, shrines, gateways, gardens, parks, fields, rivers, and bridges. However, two of the temples have as a legacy the most spectacularly violent deaths in Japanese history: at Sengakuji we find the graves of the 47 Ronin who committed mass suicide after avenging their warlord's demise in 1703; and at Gorokuji there is a memorial for famed samurai Ii Naosuke who was assassinated in public in 1860 for having signed accords with America. Moreover, these temples are also known for symbolic images of cats, including the iconic Beckoning Cat now sold in stores throughout the world. Professor Steven Heine, an authority on Japanese religion and society and author of more than two dozen books including Sacred High City, Sacred Low City (Oxford University Press, 2012), explores the fascinating connections between these seemingly contradictory images.


Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:30pm

Meet & Greet/ Book Signing

Meet the author of the famous novel Monuments Men, Robert M. Edsel.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm

Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception for Wang Qingsong: ADinfinitum; Museum of Contemporary Art Buenos Aires: A Global Exchange: Geometric Abstraction Since 1950; and Gaby Grobo: Infinite Horizon (Horizonte infinito).


Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

Cuban legacy in Miami:
Footprint in Permanent Public Art

Lecture by Jorge A. Hernández

The legacy of the Cuban community in the city of Miami can be studied and appreciated through a significant number of artworks permanently installed in public places around the city. This lecture will allow the audience to discover more than 100 sculptures, monuments, murals, and art installations created by Cuban artists that grace the visual landscape of the city. Some of these Cuban artists leaving a footprint in the city are considered masters of their generations. Others are a new generation of Cuban Americans preserving and keeping alive the Cuban heritage. This research examines the impact of Cuban art in the urban landscape and reveals the exact location of these pieces in public parks, bridges, public buildings, metro mover stations, condominiums, and open spaces around Miami.

Jorge A. Hernández is currently Director of Software Development at SunGard, Investran. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida International University, a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Havana. Besides his management and technical background, he is an enthusiastic researcher in the Cuban art field. He recently published the article “Pintura cubana en el séptimo arte,” based on his research on Cuban paintings portrayed in movies.

Cosponsored by the Frost Art Museum at FIU.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information and to RSVP, please call:
(305) 348–1991 or write

Sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute at FIU


Saturday, November 19, 2014 at 6pm

Helen Venero Lecture Series presents: Ryan Trecartin

Heralded by The New Yorker as “the most consequential artist to emerge since the 1980s,” Ryan Trecartin’s work — known for its densely layered narratives, exploration of language, and intricately crafted edits — is seen as a watershed for its visionary understanding of the profound shifts in culture and social interaction that are defining our current moment. His videos, known for their densely layered narratives and exploration of language, are propelled by a cast of complexly drawn yet stylized characters. With a slate of exhibitions of new and recent work (created with his principal collaborator Lizzie Fitch) currently on view throughout the world  — including KW, Berlin; the Zabludowicz Collection, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles – the artist will discuss a range of his projects, including ANY EVER (filmed in Miami from 2009 to 2011) and more recent work such as Priority Innfield, which was exhibited originally as part of the Venice Biennale in 2013. 

Lecture will be held at the Green Library GL100 Reception to follow at Frost Art Museum

Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 9:30am to noon

Breakfast in the Park: Daniel Arsham

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.

Daniel Arsham is a contemporary American artist whose art blurs the lines between art, architecture and performance. He explores issues of natural versus manufactured or intention versus happenstance.


Friday, December 12, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm

Opening Reception: Masters of Art Education

Exhibition featuring the artworks of graduates from the Masters of Art Education program.



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