Leonel Matheu: Crossroads of the Dystopia July 12, 2014 - September 14, 2014
With a masterful use of the synthetic graphic design language, Leonel Matheu builds a personal, yet universal, iconography that interweaves intimate fables of our daily existence. Spirituality, technology, passion, solitude, dreams, chimeras and deceptions are at the core of this thoughtful body of work.
Featuring works that range from pencil and ink drawings to oil on canvas, video and installations, Crossroads of the Dystopia is Matheu’s first mid- career museum survey. Curated by Janet Batet, the exhibition features over twenty years of work, providing a comprehensive overview of Matheu’s most distinctive imagery.
Shards of the Past: Pre-Columbian Art from the Frost Art Museum May 7, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Students enrolled in the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program have used selections from the Frost Art Museum Permanent Collection in this annual project that gives them an opportunity to curate an exhibition from beginning to installation, applying their newly-learned skills. Directed by Professor Annette B. Fromm. Ph.D.
Arturo Rodríguez: The School of Night June 18, 2014 - August 27, 2014
School of Night features works on paper by artist Arturo Rodríguez. The drawings are inspired by the personal experience of the artist, who feels that between mid-night and dawn his surroundings acquire different dimensions. The School of Night project is actually a collaboration with poets whose verses are based on his drawings and together, form a book which will be launched with the exhibition. Curated by Juan A. Martínez. Ph.D.
Monika Weiss: Sustenazo (Lament II) April 23, 2014 - August 3, 2014
By enacting ancient gestures of lamentation, Monika Weiss's video Sustenazo (Lament II) considers contemporary contexts of apathy, indifference, invisibility, and historical amnesia within the public forum. Although a specific war crime in part motivated the artist to communicate the devastating effects of totalitarian invasions and their inhuman consequences, lament is the carrier of the emotional states of grief and sorrow endured by humanity throughout time. Weiss, an internationally celebrated New York-based artist, records and composes sound in her videos from testimonies, recitations, and musical instruments, including her own piano improvisations. Music, a principal element in Sustenazo (Lament II) merges diverse narratives together into polyphonic compositions. The artist will perform in the gallery at the exhibition opening reception. This exhibition is curated by Julia P. Herzberg.
This exhibition was organized by the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos in Santiago, Chile, with a generous support by Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada, and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Additional support by the Embassy of Poland, Santiago, Chile and Roxana Varas. Sustenazo (Lament II) is one of three videos originally commissioned for the exhibition Monika Weiss: Sustenazo by the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland, 2010.
Philippe Dodard: Tradition May 7, 2014 - June 29, 2014
Dodard's work is unique and powerful, expressive and bold, and his use of ink, paint and metal is celebrated throughout Haiti's artistic community. While his Haitian influences are clearly evident, Dodard has stretched tradition and, in doing so, created a fresh Haitian sophistication that is uniquely his own, the very definition of "independence."
This exhibition is presented with the support of the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art April 2, 2014 - June 22, 2014
A presentation of the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge. The exhibition is drawn entirely from the Smithsonian American Art Museum's pioneering collection of Latino art. It explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. The exhibition presents artworks in all media by leading modern and contemporary artists. The exhibition is organized by E. Carmen Ramos, Curator of Latino Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
"Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Generous support for the exhibition has been provided by Altria Group, the Honorable Aida M. Alvarez, Judah Best, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins, Tania and Tom Evans, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, The Michael A. and the Honorable Marilyn Logsdon Mennello Endowment, Henry R. Muñoz III, Wells Fargo, and Zions Bank. Additional significant support was provided by The Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. Support for "Treasures to Go," the museum's traveling exhibition program, comes from The C.F. Foundation, Atlanta. Presented in Miami with the support of Wells Fargo.
Spring 2014 BFA Show April 23, 2014 - May 18, 2014
The Spring 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition includes selections juried by Gallery Diet's director and founder, Nina Johnson-Milewski. Themes of the body, material presence, mark-making and memory, spirituality and the elusive self inform new work by these artists:
Everything's Coming up Adrienne Roses: A Solo MFA Exhibition April 23, 2014 - May 18, 2014
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs February 12, 2014 - April 20, 2014
Capture the Moment consists of photographs from every Pulitzer Prize photographer, from the year of the first prize, 1942, to the present. Presently, there are 166 photographs included. The exhibit includes dramatic and poignant news and feature photographs, including Joe Rosenthal's World War II photo of the raising of the flag by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima (1945 Pulitzer); the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (2006 Pulitzer); Robert H. Jackson's 1963 photo of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald and Nathaniel Fein's shot of Babe Ruth watching his number being retired at Yankee Stadium (1949 Pulitzer).
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs was developed by Business of Entertainment, Inc. NYC (www.bizzent.com), Cyma Rubin, Curator, in association with the Newseum (www.newseum.org) in Washington, D.C.
The Drawing Project
The Drawing Project at the Frost Art Museum is a collaborative investigation curated by artist/educator and FIU graduate Emmy Mathis.The on-line exhibition/project space consists of an on-line exhibition where pieces from the Frost's permanent collection, many of which have never been exhibited in the museum, are displayed along with international work culled by the Drawing Research Network, work by local Miami artists, and a special curatorial section of work from contemporary women artists from the Girls' Club Collection. Artists include internationally renowned artists such as Jean Cocteau, Shirin Neshat and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as practitioners in the academic field of drawing such as Andrea Kantrowitz and John Adams, and local artists including Jenny Brillhart and Kevin Arrow. The website also hosts a project space that is open for proposals and an on-line residency whose first artist will be Jenny Brillhart for the months of April & May.
Karina Chechik: Architectures of Light January 22, 2014 - April 13, 2014
After several years of research, travel, photographic gatherings and spiritual pilgrimage, Argentine artist Karina Chechik presents Architectures of Light, an exhibit based on various architectural settings with religious and cultural references which combine different artistic currents, beliefs, and temporalities. The exhibition addresses the existential questions the artist has tried to answer over the years regarding the human experience, the search for the divine and the spiritual. Curated by Francine Birbragher.
The Wolfsonian Teaching Exhibition
Modern Beauty?: The Aesthetics of Perceptual Simultaneity January 22, 2014 – April 6, 2014
Sight, sound, movement, and feeling are the focus of a new exhibition, Modern Beauty?: The Aesthetics of Perceptual Simultaneity, to be presented by The Wolfsonian–FIU at the Frost Art Museum, opening January 2014. In presenting graphic design, paintings, ceramics, publications, and even musical works drawn from The Wolfsonian's vast collections on modern art, architecture, and design, the exhibition highlights the development of multisensory experiences in art and literature, promoted by creative figures across Europe in the early twentieth century.
Miler Lagos: LAT 65.31N LONG 114.13W January 22, 2014 - March 30, 2014
During his residency in the Canadian Arctic (2011), Miler Lagos investigated the experiences of early Arctic explorers who contributed to the body of knowledge about the natural resources of this remote region. For the same reason, his project LAT 65.31N LONG 114.13W developed in the geographical area from which nineteenth-century European expeditions departed, contributing to what might be called, "The Canadian Arctic Botanical Expedition." Curated by Francine Birbragher.
Aesthetics & Values February 12, 2014 - March 9, 2014
This exhibition is curated by the students in the Honors College at FIU. This annual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an on-campus exhibition of contemporary Miami artists. Featured artists: Ray Azcuy, Carlos Betancourt, Antonio Chirinos, Maritza Molina, Ralph Provisero, Carol Prusa, Onajide Shabaka, Kyle Trowbridge, and Michelle Weinberg.
MLK @ The Frost January 7, 2014 - January 31, 2012
Multicultural Programs and Services has partnered with the Frost Art Museum to create the MLK@FIU exhibit, which is held annually during the month of January. This exhibit is curated by FIU's own Dr. Kalai Mathee, she is dedicated to this project, which showcases art from FIU students, alumni, faculty, staff and the South Florida community that embodies and illustrates the ideals and realities of the Civil Rights Movement.
Humberto Castro: Tracing Antilles October 16, 2013 – February 2, 2014
Cuban-American artist Humberto Castro executes an artistic journey across the Antilles in an ever-transforming exhibition that conceptually circumnavigates the islands of the Caribbean. The artist uses the socio-cultural, historical and political elements of each island as the conceptual basis for the exhibition. He focuses on transculturation, migrations and the displacement of human populations which eventually form peoples, island nations and continents. Curated by Ana Estrada.
Things That Cannot Be Seen Any Other Way: The Art of Manuel Mendive November 16, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Manuel Mendive Hoyo creates paintings, sculptures, and objects that capture the rhythm of the orishas, ancestral spirits of Africa that are the source of his imagery. For today's world, Mendive continues to appropriate, transform and adapt the visual language of Africa as a means of conveying its rich mythology to a new audience, informed less about its ritual than about its aesthetics. Curated by Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz.
This exhibition is a project originally conceived by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in association with the California African American Museum, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and Fundación Amistad. Organized by Fundación Amistad.
Partial funding for the exhibition and programs has been provided by Fundación Amistad; Cernuda Arte; Manny Kadre; Pan American Art Projects; The Farber Foundation; and the city of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Naturalism/Artificiality: Expeditions, and Research of the Herbarium of Artificial Plants September 18, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Inspired by the European expeditions of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries that intended to scientifically collect and quantify the indigenous flora, fauna and the peoples of the Americas, Alberto Baraya examines the way nature has been historically represented. Following the works of explorers and naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and John James Audubon, among others, he ventures into the world to document nature from his own artistic perspective.
The exhibition Naturalism/Artificiality: Expeditions and Research of the Herbarium of Artificial Plants includes works from three ongoing series, the Herbarium of Artificial Plants, the Fable of the Birds, and Anthropometries, which document and display the observations of artificial plants, bird collections, and individuals, he has made on his travels.
In the first series, the artist builds an ongoing collection of artificial plants made out of plastic or fabric used for decorative purposes. He photographs them and produces taxonomies detailing the fake plant's parts and characteristics. In the Fable of the Birds, Baraya documents ornithological collections, photographing dissected birds and recovering the peculiar forms of transcriptions of their sounds. The exhibition also includes a series of photographs of his most recent work, Anthropometries, which focuses on measuring individuals with an early tool of used by scientists for the identification and understanding of human physical variations. Curated by Francine Birbragher.
A Wolfsonian-FIU Teaching Exhibition
Crisis and Commerce: World's Fairs of the 1930s September 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014
The 1930s were a "Golden Age" of World's Fairs, when international expositions forecast an exciting world of tomorrow, filled with futuristic buildings and new technologies. Products on display promised to solve questions of hunger and hygiene, shrink distances between people, and increase leisure time. The fairs, however, took place against a background of turmoil arising from the Great Depression and the rise of Fascism and Nazism during that decade.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Peter Clericuzio will also be teaching an undergraduate class, "World's Fairs: Design, Display and Politics, 1850-1950," in the History department at FIU, during this fall semester (HIS4930).
From Africa to the Americas October 16, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Afro-Cuban works from the Frost collection highlight the rich symbolic legacy of the syncretism and rituals born of traditional Yoruba religion and Catholicism in Cuba. The works, selected from our African and Cuban collections, introduce the origins of Santería and Palo Monte and their manifestation in the art of twentieth and twenty-first century artists, including Wifredo Lam, José Bedia, and Carlos Alfonzo. Their vast and poetic interpretation of the world, the cosmos, and the inter-relationship of man and nature brings the heritage of Africa into the present.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Students' Exhibition December 11, 2013 - January 5, 2014
An exhibition of works by the graduating BFA class.
2013 Master of Art Education Exhibition December 11, 2013 - December 28, 2013
Master of Art Education students present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU, under the direction of Professor David Chang.
Faculty Show September 18, 2013 - October 13, 2013
This annual FIU Faculty Exhibition of the Art + Art History Department features Re-enactments by Pip Brant and Baby Pictures and the People's Lullaby Collective by Michael Namkung.
Six Degrees of Separate Nations: Ebony G. Patterson and Peterson Kamwathi June 8, 2013 – September 29, 2013
Two artists from vastly different parts of the world, Jamaica and Kenya, investigate identity. Despite the vast distance between them, they ironically share much in common. The influence of colonialism and the repercussions of colonial history have impacted how these artists perceive themselves today, as well as how they place themselves in proximity to the "other." Curated by Claire Breukel, the exhibitionl features a collaborative installation where the artists will meet for the first time and respond to each other's work.
José Manuel Ballester: Concealed Spaces February 27, 2013 – September 22, 2013
Prize-winning Spanish photographer José Manuel Ballester (Madrid, 1960 -) is known for his large-scale works that are connected by key concepts such as space, light and time. Many use historical images associated with the old masters that are deconstructed to become current comments on the world of art. Curated by Francine Birbragher.
Bang! by Robert Einbeck April 3, 2013 - August 30, 2013
Through his paintings, French-born artist, Robert Einbeck (1944) raises gun violence awareness in an attempt to inspire a world where the act of killing belongs to the past. Focusing on the gun barrel as an object of art through contrasts, colors, lights, and spaces, Einbeck transforms the symbolism of the barrel to question the fragility of existence.
Borders of Paradise: In the Eyes of Explorers June 8, 2013 – August 25, 2013
Imagined and exaggerated depictions of the new continent and its offerings persisted through the nineteenth century, satisfying the appetites of curious Europeans hungry for tales of mysterious, lost paradises and evolving primitive worlds. This exhibition features maps, etchings and engravings, many of which appeared in literary works, which helped to reinforce and shape the Old World's skewed perception of life in the New World. Curated by Cynthia Duval of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach.
Off Center June 8, 2013 – August 25, 2013
Off Center presents a sampling of abstract works from The Frost Art Museum's permanent collection. The selection of 15 works explores geometric abstraction through color, line and shape. Included are sculptures by Joel Perlman, and paintings and prints by Per Arnoldi, Waldo Balart, Ilya Bolotowsky, Allan D'Arcangelo, Robert Motherwell, Sebastian Trovato, Nassos Daphnis, Perez Melero, William Stanley Hayter and Patrick Hughes.
Five Elements April 24, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Students enrolled in Museum Studies Graduate program used selections from the Frost Art Museum Permanent Collection in this annual exhibition that gives them an opportunity to curate an exhibition from beginning to installation, applying their newly learned skills.
Spanish Colonial Art: The Beauty of Two Traditions April 20, 2013 – August 25, 2013
The art of Spain reached the Americas on board the ships of the explorers, on the banners of the conquistadors, in illustrated Bibles, and in the form of small devotional images and portraits. Colonial Art of the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries represents a synthesis of imagery from Spain with that of the Americas, especially in areas with rich indigenous traditions and popular art forms, and embodies the blending of native traditions with those of Europe. Curated by Carol Damian.
ARTWORKS!:Creatively Engaging Students' Strengths May 15, 2013 - May 28, 2013
This year's theme, Creatively Engaging Students' Strengths, challenges student's to focus on their strengths, understanding one's limitations and learning skills through the creative process in order to be successful in school.
In conjunction with the opening on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, art therapists conducted a free workshop, allowing for participants to experience the benefits of art therapy. Master Plan Points were available to M-DCPS personnel for this event.
American Sculpture in the Tropics October 17, 2012 – May 20, 2013
The Frost Art Museum and FIU's Sculpture Park have welcomed the addition of 10 monumental sculptures in an outdoor exhibition: American Sculpture in the Tropics. Made of a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, cast fiberglass, copper, concrete, wood, and rubber tires, each work represents the best of contemporary sculpture through its most recognized artists and the diversity of styles, themes and technical approaches that characterize our times. Artists include Verina Baxter, Chakaia Booker, John Clement, Isaac Duncan III, John Henry, Terrence Karpowicz, Peter Lundberg, Albert Paley, Bret Price and F. Douglass Schatz.
Spring 2013 BFA Exhibition: Outset April 24, 2013 - May 19, 2013
Outset is, beginning and ending, a transition, a liminal moment when accepted paradigms fall away and potential is revealed. John Swarkowski said, "Photography is a contest between a photographer and the presumptions of approximate and habitual seeing." And while he spoke of photography, the same could be said of art, generally. This moment, these works, all intend to arrest us from the customary, to invite us to see.
Edgaryn Abreu, Camila Álvarez, Roxy Azuaje, Orestes De La Paz, Stephanie Farokhnia, Robert Figueroa, Griselle Gaudnik, Luis Eduardo Guisasola, Fabi Jimeno, Robert Kauffman, Walter Lara, Jesse Meadows, Laura Mintz, Sebastián Muñoz, Asli Ozan, Sean Parkinson, Andrés Ramirez, Cristina Rauseo, Ian Roland, Sophya Vega.
Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings February 27, 2013 – May 19, 2013
In 1935, American artist Eugene Francis Savage made the first of many journeys into the Florida Everglades to study the Seminoles. Inspired by his observations, he created the most extensive painted record of the Florida Seminoles from the early twentieth century. These works reflected Savage's concern for the plight of Native culture as tourism, land development, and environmentalist debates threatened their traditional way of life. This exhibition will be traveling from the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville. Curated by Holly Keris.
Spring 2013 MFA Exhibition: Relational Antagonism April 3, 2013 - April 17, 2013 An exhibition of works by the graduating MFA class.
Race and Visual Culture under National Socialism January 24, 2013 - April 14, 2013
This exhibition, presented by The Wolfsonian-FIU at the Frost Art Museum, complements a course about the Holocaust taught by Oren Stier, guest curator of the exhibition, offered by FIU's Religious Studies Department in the spring 2013. By showing graphic design, paintings, ceramics, publications, media artifacts, and other items, the exhibition exposes the attempt by the Nazi Party to promote the idea of a racially pure, "Aryan" nation in both popular and high cultural forms—a campaign that culminated in military aggression and the Holocaust.
The exhibition will be augmented by a lecture series, "Material and Visual Culture of the Holocaust," organized by FIU's Jewish Studies Program. All events will be free and open to the public, but registration is required. For information about the series, and to register, see http://fiuholocaustseries.eventbrite.com.
Form's Transgressions: The Drawings of Agustín Fernández January 12, 2013 – February 17, 2013
Cuban-American artist Agustín Fernández (1928-2006) ranks as one of Surrealism's most discerning interpreters and is considered to be one of the masters of modern Cuban art. This exhibition, done in collaboration with the Snite Museum of the University of Notre Dame, presents graphite drawings from the late 1960s to the 1990s that provide a comprehensive overview of his most recognizable imagery, a visual language instilled with the erotics of desire and vulnerability. His unexpected juxtapositions are the product of years of philosophical and aesthetic exploration that took him from Cuba's vanguardia to the post-war Surrealist circle of Paris and, starting in 1972, the gritty counter culture of downtown New York. This exhibition is the first ever to focus solely on these remarkable drawings.
MLK@The Frost 2013 – "The Time is Always Right" January 8, 2013 - February 3, 2013
FIU celebrates the 22nd Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration with an explosion of events. To mark this celebration, the MLK committee joins hands with The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum to present a series of exhibits including: "The Dream Lives" – the 2013 thematic piece by Pedro J. Perry, "March Portraits" – to mark the 50th year anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington on August 28, 1963exhibit portraits of select individuals who played a major role; "Wall of Hope" – the winning thematic essays written by FIU students; "Wall of Fame" – highlights successful FIU Alumna of color; "FIU-MLK Videos" – compilation of videos created for past MLK Breakfast events at FIU; "MLK Legacy-Then and Now" – a brief look at what was then (50 years ago) and compares to now and how far we have come; and "Distrust to Disparities II" - Artworks by FIU students in collaboration with Gretchen Schargnagl depicting historical milestones in medical experiments involving children along the journey from medical distrust to current health care disparities.
Major Sponsor: Isabella Diaz of PhyCare
Co-sponsors: College of Architecture + Arts, College of Law and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Curator: Professor Kalai Mathee, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Ivan Navarro: Fluorescent Light Sculptures
November 17, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Iván Navarro's light sculptures have evolved from his extensive exploration of light and electrical materials, together with a profound interest in enriching a dialogue with modern and contemporary artists, designers, architects, and musicians who have made significant contributions to art history. Fluorescent Light Sculptures features three floor sculptures, fourteen wall sculptures, and three videos that illuminate the thematic directions of his multilayered practice over a decade. The Nowhere Man series, shown here in its entirety for the first time in a museum in the US, engages and transforms the iconic pictograms originally created by Otl Aicher for the 1972 Olympics. Videos are as important to Navarro's practice as are his sculptures: the three videos on view illustrate the artist's conceptual and formal reach. Curated by Julia P. Herzberg.
To beauty: A Tribute to Mike Kelley October 17, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Mike Kelley is often acknowledged to be one of the most influential and significant artists of our time. Kelley created highly symbolic, representational and ritualism pieces that vastly transcended all mediums such as film, music, drawings, sculptures, collage and performance. His works frequently dealt with class, youthful rebellion and popular culture and attacked the sanctity of cultural attitudes toward religion, history, education and family.
Reflections Across Time: Seminole Portraits
November 17, 2012 – January 13, 2013
The Frost Art Museum and The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida merge Native American portraiture with Native American ethnographic materials in a historic exhibition. Over 150 years of portraits of Seminole leaders and tribal members by George Catlin, Edward Curtis and other noted nineteenth and twentieth-century artists will be featured. The artwork of prominent Seminole artists will illustrate the pride and vision of their heritage as a reflection of historical images and how their significance is transformed for the present. Traditional regalia, including pieces attributed to Osceola and other Seminoles will be exhibited with artwork from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Museum of the American Indian, along with the National Gallery of Art and collections from the two host museums. Curated by Annette B. Fromm. The presentation of Reflections Across Time: Seminole Portraits at the Frost Art Museum received support from Funding Arts Network, Inc.
Portraits and Identity: Seminole Portraits Symposium
all & sundry December 12, 2012 – January 6, 2013
The Bachelors of Fine Arts Thesis program exhibition. Featured Artists: Cristy Almaida, Alyssa De Sanctis, Victor Golden, Kenny Jones, Kat King, Mary Larsen, Jefreid Lotti, Susan Maas, Alexandra Molina, Luciano Rabuske, Beatriz Rodriguez, Kristina Rodriguez, Isabel Sierra, Jennifer Suarez, Sofia Valiente and Fernando Yovera
Master of Art Education 2012 exhibition December 12, 2012 – January 2, 2013
Master in Art Education students present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU. Featured artists: Lily Camposano, Patricia Keller, Rachel Silver and Sandra Quiñones.
Material and Meaning: Earthenware, Stoneware, and Porcelain from The Wolfsonian–FIU Collection In the Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at the Frost Art Museum October 17th, 2012 – December 9, 2012 Material and Meaning presents modern ceramics from the collection of The Wolfsonian–FIU to reveal the expressive and functional potentials of the three major types of clay. The exhibition shows how designers and artists have adapted the fixed material qualities of earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain to achieve diverse outcomes. From elaborately ornamented Art Nouveau vases to utilitarian salt-glazed stoneware, and from whimsical figurines to propaganda porcelains, modern ceramics have played a role in intimate, domestic spaces, in architecture, and in the realms of politics and ideology.
Mark Messersmith: Fragile Nature - The Florida Artist Series October 17, 2012 – December 9th, 2012
Since moving to the Southeastern United States in 1985, Mark Messersmith has been captivated by the region’s unique environment. Messersmith continues his exploration of the tension between this wild, living place and ever-increasing human expansion. Drawing on inspirations ranging from the Pre-Raphaelites, Martin Johnson Heade, Southern folk art and medieval manuscripts, the paintings of Messersmith are dense, radiant, and sculptural depictions of the flora and fauna of northern Florida struggling to survive.
Out of the Ordinary Geometry by Lydia Azout September 12, 2012 through October 21, 2012
Throughout her career as a sculptor, Lydia Azout has focused on the basic elements of form and shape as symbolic of the powers of nature, especially the feminine forces she regards as reflections of creativity, cosmic order and harmony. Often working with monumental structures which she makes out of wood, steel and other materials, Lydia Azout boldly faces the challenges of size and space as she explores the object's potential to express something beyond its geometric references and delve into a world that acknowledges the spiritual through a contemporary aesthetic. Her installation for the Frost Art Museum calls for the viewer to momentarily suspend the demands of the everyday to interact on an emotional basis with the sculptural forms. The large-scale, site-specific work is multi-media and constructed out of different types of steel and projections to produce a confrontation with the materials, potentially extend the human experience beyond that of the merely functional or obvious, and enter into a relationship directed at perception and personal response. According to the artist, "This exhibition is about the cosmos, Sacred Geometry, the unknown, the mysterious and the magical." This exhibit, curated by Rebeca Schapiro, runs through October 21.
This and That: Unconventional selections from the Permanent Collection July 18, 2012 – October 21, 2012
These works, which can be complex, mysterious, irreverent or fun, will challenge the visitor to reconsider their perceptions of what art is, to stimulate a response and question meanings. This exhibition includes work by Enrico Baj, Sandra Bermudez, Ana Albertina Delgado, Guerra de la Paz, Graham Hudson, Sibel Kocabasi, Kate Kretz, Pepe Mar, Leonel Matheu, Jillian Mayer, Freddy Reitz, Bert Rodriguez, and Alexandra Trimino.
Shared Threads: Maria Lino’s Portrait of a Shipibo Healer July 18, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Shared Threads is a collaborative experience where two artists from vastly different cultures and artistic traditions came together in the Amazon region, in Pucallpa, Peru. The results are an extraordinary multi-media integration of tradition, design and technique in a soulful exchange of knowledge.
FIU Art & Art History Faculty Exhibtion September 12, 2012 – October 7, 2012
The FIU Faculty Show features two outstanding artists from the Art & Art History Department, Tori Arpad-Cotta and R.F. Buckley. Arpad-Cotta's exhibition, long, lovely portage, continues her attention to place and practice, with an installation of projected video, hand-bound books and cast Egyptian paste in which presence and absence mingle. The rhythms of South Florida waterways and substance of its sand and soil provide the locale for a meditation on the space between things. Buckley describes his exhibition, Reflections on Water, as being about aluminum and light; light and its refraction and interaction with aluminum. "My attempt with aluminum is to present a touchstone to access a few of our stored memories and experiences with water. The most recent iteration attempts to recall reflected light off of water, the movement of water and the fluidity of its changing states."
Museum Studies Spring 2012 Exhibition: Jamaican Art April 25, 2012 – September 21, 2012
Second Annual Museum Studies Exhibit: Jamaican Intuitive Art is drawn from a comprehensive group of paintings and sculptures of Jamaican Art in The Frost Art Museum's Permanent Collection, and is curated, designed and installed by students in the Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies Program. Jamaican Intuitive Art is artwork created by self-trained and non-academically trained artists. These are individuals who through their paintings, drawings, and sculptures express thoughts about life and their surroundings. This annual exhibition is part of the Introduction to Museum Ethics, Policies and Procedures course, intended to teach students about the inner workings of museums. By having firsthand experience creating an exhibition, students are introduced to a portion of the collection, for which they research the artists and art movements, and work in a team to develop the curatorial threads of the exhibition.
Click here to visit the website for the exhibition.
The Second Annual Museum Studies Exhibit: Jamaican Intuitive Art exhibition partnered with the Consulate General of Jamaica as part of the schedule of activities commemorating the nation's 50th Anniversary of Independence across the South Florida community.
lynne golob gelfman: scapes May 16, 2012 – September 2, 2012
The works in the exhibition, scapes, reference water, clouds and sand as well as aerial views of Greco-Roman ruins. The focus of the show is the dune paintings, a series of images whose surfaces change with the slightest shift in viewing position or the angle of light. These paintings, which are never the same nor fixed in time, are experiences in perception, about what happens when the viewer traverses the image.
The dune series was inspired by hiking through the undulating dunes of Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil and seeing sand always moving in the wind and sun.
Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture April 21, 2012 – August 5, 2012
Von Rydingsvard is renowned for creating large-scale, often monumental sculpture from cedar beams which she painstakingly cuts, assembles, glues, clamps and laminates, finally rubbing powered graphite into the work’s textured surfaces. Her signature shapes are abstract, with references to things from the real world. Drawing on a range of sources, from the humble to the majestic, von Rydingsvard’s work is recognized for its great psychological force and powerful physical presence.The exhibition was recently honored with the U.S. section of the International Association of Art Critics' annual award for Best Show in a Non-Profit Gallery or Space for its premiere at the SculptureCenter, NY.
Ursula von Rydingsvard: Sculpture is organized by SculptureCenter. The exhibition and its tour are made possible with the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Agnes Gund.
The War We Have Not Seen by
A Project of
Juan Manuel Echavarría March 7, 2012 – July 1, 2012
The 17 paintings included in this exhibition were created by men and women who participated in Colombia’s war. All 35 participants were rank and file soldiers demobilized either under the Ley de Justicia y Paz (Justice and Peace Law), or because they deserted or were wounded in combat. They spent two years painting their personal experiences, illustrating the rural tragedy; witnessing the involvement of drug traffickers, capturing the painful repertoire of violence in Colombia, which for years has played out alongside daily life, blending in with normality. Curator: Ana Tiscornia
The War We Have Not Seen received support from Fundación Puntos de Encuentro
Michael Genovese: P.S. / P.P.S. April 17, 2012- June 24, 2012
The Frost Art Museum presents its first Artist-in-Residency/Open Studio program featuring Michael Genovese with P.S. / P.P.S. The exhibition addresses the process of art making in today’s information filled landscape, emphasizing on cognitive human experience and its merger with industry and technology. Students are invited to carve their thoughts, views and ideas on blank surfaces placed in social spaces throughout the university’s campuses. These reflections and ruminations capture the essence of the individual, community, and university as a whole.
Creative Visions May 9, 2012 – May 16, 2012 This unique partnership between the Miami-Dade County District 11 Schools and the Frost Art Museum culminates in an annual exhibition of student art created throughout the year. The project is a collaboration to meet M-DCPS Curriculum Based Competency Goals, the Sunshine State Standards for Arts Education, and state and national School-to-Work Initiatives.
Doxa April 25, 2012 – May 6, 2012
Doxa presents works produced by the graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students of FIU's School of Art & Art History.
Aesthetics & Values 2012 March 6, 2012 – April 20, 2012
The A&V seminar of the Honors College at FIU examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. The heart of the course is the A&V exhibition. This annual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an exhibition of contemporary Miami artists. This year's artists include Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquadt, Robert Chambers, Luis García-Nerey, Jiae Hwang, Kuhl And Leyton, Ed Levine, Jillian Mayer, Gean Moreno, Gavin Perry and David Rohn.
Discrepant Modernism March 28, 2012 – April 18, 2012
Pablo Picasso's re-working of classical composition inspired in part
by African masks, Frank Stella's creation of non-rectangular shaped
canvases, and Dan Flavin's experimentation with neon light are all
important milestones in the history of modernism—an art movement that
has origins in Western Europe in the early twentieth century and took
hold in America in the 50s and 60s. Concerned with form, scale, and
geometry, it is perhaps a now well-rehearsed argument that issues of
identity had little or no place in classical modernism.
The works on display by Peter Hammar, Pepe Mar, and Alex Trimino—FIU's
2012 Visual Arts Master in Fine Arts candidates—implicitly draw on the
formal vocabulary of work by the aforementioned artists and in the
process re-imagine modernism as feminist, queer, embodied,
affective—or more specifically as a discrepant or discordant variant
Metropole/Colony: Africa and Italy In the Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at the Frost Art Museum
January 17, 2012 – April 15, 2012 Metropole/Colony: Africa and Italy uses selections from the Wolfsonian’s collections, some of which have never before been exhibited publicly, to explore and illustrate the central role African colonization played in shaping Italian national identity during the Fascist era (1922-1943). Colonization was integral, rather than peripheral, to efforts by the regime and other actors to forge a social and cultural consensus nationwide. The exhibition focuses on a set of themes (including broadcast media, tourism, urban planning, land reclamation, infrastructure, agriculture, industry, children’s games, and architecture) and uses materials in the Wolfsonian collections to show how these concerns were manifested within both the metropole (the Italian mainland) and the colonies. Curator: David Rifkind
Maria Thereza Negreiros: Offerings January 25, 2012 – April 1, 2012
The Amazon River has inspired the work of Maria Thereza Negreiros since her childhood in Brazil’s tropical rainforest. The rich colors, deep foliage and mysterious habitat full of birds, animals and strange vegetation have long fascinated artists and her personal experiences bring nature to life in monumental canvases handled with extraordinary virtuosity. Her personal visual vocabulary speaks to the dangers of deforestation and the loss of beauty through colorful abstractions and shadowy imagery replete with references to the sensuous forms of mossy riverbanks and steaming jungle heat, and threatened by death from man and nature herself. Maria Thereza Negreiros was born in Brazil and lives in Cali, Colombia.
Curators: Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig and Adriana Herrera.
Offerings is presented with the promotional support of BioPlanet USA and Letra Urbana.
Annette Turrillo: A Thought for the Planet / Un Pensamiento por el Planeta January 25, 2012 – April 1, 2012
A Thought for the Planet seeks to unite us through one of the simplest and most personal means: thought. Turrillo’s goal is to create an interactive, conceptual work, in which the spectator is a participant as well as part of the work itself. The interaction between the viewer and the artwork becomes a forum for reflection about the world we live in. This exhibition, composed of several installations, is based on the artist’s study of the power of consciousness through reflection (introspection) and how this power influences lives. Annette Turrillo was born in Caracas and lives in Paris.
The exhibition is supported by Ninoska Huerta Gallery.
Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artists from France in Florida's Private Collections November 9, 2011 – March 18, 2012
In collaboration with the Consulate General of France and the France-Florida Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition will feature paintings by French artists in private collections such as Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Annette Messager and Bernar Venet- many of which have never been presented to the public before.
Qin Feng: West Wind East Water January 25, 2012 – March 14, 2012
Qin Feng was born in Xinjiang in the far reaches of China’s northwest territory where the intersection of the Silk Roads brought many cultures together and would influence his art for years to come. It is the subject of cultural differences that weaves its way through his work as he constantly explores how symbols and language can be used by artists to communicate universal ideas. He is continually researching and experimenting with new approaches to contemporary ink painting that result in works that speak the language of diverse cultures within a personal symbolic lexicon. Even with oil painting, acrylic painting and Western mixed media techniques, he still uses Eastern elements to show off the expression of ink painting. Curator: Carol Damian
The exhibition is supported by the Jane Hsiao Asian Art Endowment.
color on color November 9, 2011 – February 19, 2012 color on color marks the inaugural exhibition of the collaboration of The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires (MACBA). This exhibition will include works by Ilya Bolotowsky, Alexander Liberman, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Joel Stein, among many others. Curated by Constanza Cerullo. This will be the first of an ongoing series of programs and exhibitions between the two institutions.
color on color is generously supported by:
Tianjin Arts in Miami: Sharing the Essence of Chinese Culture February 10, 2012 – February 16, 2012
At the invitation of Florida International University, the School of the Arts at Tianjin University of Commerce, China has organized an exhibition of selected works by 30 artists. The exhibition includes works created within the past year that demonstrate the essence of Chinese culture and promote creativity in artistic perception and style. This exhibition provides an opportunity for artists from both counties to exchange ideas, raise their artistic perception and understanding and strengthen their friendship to promote cultural exchange between the U.S. and China.
Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum October 12, 2011- January 15, 2012 The Wolfsonian–Florida International University presents Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen, an exhibition that explores how technology and design remade the places where food was produced, sold, cooked and eaten from the turn of the century into the post-1945 period. Images and artifacts from the Wolfsonian collection illustrate the movement of food from the field, to the factory, supermarket, and kitchen table, in order to explore how modern technology, design, and business practices created new meanings for food and eating in this era. The more than three dozen items on display will include posters, prints, and advertisements, as well as objects such as toasters, cookware, and tableware, all of which invite visitors to consider how commercialization has shaped modern American foodways.
Magdalena Fernández: 2iPM009 October 12, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Magdalena Fernández's video installation, 2iPM009, brings Geometric Abstraction to a new level of expression. During the past decade the Venezuelan-born artist (1964) has developed a body of kinetic sculptures and videos, the latter incorporates sound and movement of lines and colors. In 2iPM009, Fernández incorporates very sophisticated sound compositions to simulate rain and thunder. The visual imagery in the video consists of rapidly moving dots and lines that constantly change their configuration.
2iPM009 is generously supported by:
The Florida Artist Series: Humberto Calzada: The Fire Next Time October 12, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Cuban-American artist Humberto Calzada, one of the most renowned artists of his generation, will presents an exhibition of recent works on the idea of Fire. In The Fire Next Time, Calzada launches into a new artistic and formal language deviating from his hard-edged approach to a more unpredictable painting style. Calzada seemingly poses an open question between the personal and historical past and the promise of its future.
The Fire Next Time is generously supported by:
M B Fernandez Family, Manny Kadre, and Penn Mutual South Florida Region
Fall 2011 Bachelor of Fine Art Students' Exhibition December 7, 2011 – January 8, 2012
The Bachelor of Fine Arts students at FIU's School of Art & Art History present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU.
FIU Art Education Master's Program Exhibition December 7, 2011 - January 2, 2012
Art Education is based upon the visual and tangible arts, where art integrates practical instruction. In this exhibition, talented master's students present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU. This exhibition is curated by David Chang, FIU Art Education Professor.
Tirzo Martha: Afro-Victimize November 9, 2011 – December 4, 2011
Video installation by Tirzo Martha. Tirzo Martha has recently participated in the 1st international Triennial of the Caribbean in the Dominican Republic.
Tipping Points September 7, 2011 – October 2, 2011
The annual FIU Faculty Exhibition of the Art & Art History Department features the work of Bill Burke and Mette Tommerup. Tommerup constructs a confrontational experience that demands immediate response with the ambition of soliciting an "a-ha" moment that will move her audience through self-reflection, from one state of comprehension to another more enlightened state. Burke is similarly fixated with here and now preserving objects by plucking them from their past, and through preservation he suspends them in time denying their decay, and lastly by reinventing their purpose he does not allow them to be forgotten. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Who's Counting and Temporal State Of Being David and Hi-Jin Hodge
May 25, 2011 – September 18, 2011
Returning to The Frost Art Museum with their own installation are David and Hi-Jin Hodge with Who's Counting and Temporal State Of Being. It consists of two multi-media works that explore the idea that 21st century existence is lived in a context of boxes, of our own making, and asks the question: Have we lost a sense of the boundlessness and seamlessness of space and time, because of the pervasively rectangular environments and of everyday life? David Hodge and Hi-Jin Hodge have created video installations for artistic exhibitions around the world. Their installations blend editorial materials and innovative uses of technology to explore complex human and social questions. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
From Old to New October 13, 2010 through September 18, 2011
2nd Floor Galleries From Old to New is an intriguing exhibition that features works attributed to Masters such as Ferdinand Bol, and large-scale works attributed to Peter Paul Rubens and Jacob Jordaens opposite contemporary works by Lydia Rubio, Frances Trombly & Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and Carlos Estevez. The juxtaposition of new and old objects work seemlessly in the visual aesthetics of masterpieces.
EAST/WEST: Visually Speaking May 25, 2011 – September 14, 2011
In EAST / WEST: Visually Speaking, 12 Chinese artists focus on merging two diverging visual languages: East and West. They reinterpret aesthetic visual traditions according to their perceptions and knowledge of European and American visual arts and appropriate iconic images such as Greek Hellenistic sculpture to the ubiquitous Pepsi logo. While in some works the reference to Western culture seems adoring, especially to the visual culture lexicon, in other works it appears to parody the West, its cultural symbols and values. The exhibition features contemporary works by Cai Lei, Cang Xin, The Luo Brothers, Ma Baozhong, Shen JingDong, Shi Liang, Sun Ping, Tang Zhigang, Zhang Hongtu and Zhong Biao. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition May 25, 2011 – August 21, 2011
The recent works of the recipients of the 2010 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship are presented. An alliance of the local arts agencies of Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Monroe counties, the Consortium assists artists through direct grants awarded solely on the basis of creative excellence to improve artists' skills and encourage career development. This exhibit is an essential feature of the fellowship program and enables artists to be shown in a flagship visual arts institution of the region. The artists included in this exhibit are COOPER, Michael Genovese, Francie Bishop Good, Nolan Haan, Sibel Kocabasi, Beatriz Monteavaro, Glexis Novoa, Jonathan Rockford, Bert Rodriguez, FriendsWithYou, TM Sisters and Tonietta Walters. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Rise of an Empire:
Scenes of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 June 8, 2011 – August 14, 2011
The exhibit will feature 20 woodblock print triptychs depicting first major conflict of Imperial Japan after Meiji Restoration of 1868 and the rapid westernization of Japan. The war was mainly fought for the control of Korea, at the time a subsidiary Kingdom of China. Japan's victory was overwhelming and swift, resulting in territorial gains, as well as Korean Independence and substantial monetarily reward. These woodblock prints were made by important artists and used in Japan as both propaganda and for the depiction of places the Japanese were only able to read about in newspapers.
Tribute to Japanese Splendor: The Art of the Temari June 8, 2011 – August 14, 2011
Temari is the centuries old tradition of handcrafting embroidered balls. Artist Sharon Thieman creates these beautiful objects with a modern sensibility.
Museum Studies Spring 2011 Exhibition: Folk Art Selections from The Frost Art Museum's Permanent Collection April 29, 2011 - May 29, 2011
2nd Floor Galleries Students enrolled in the Museum Studies Graduate Program will explore concepts of folk art using selections from The Frost Art Museum's Permanent collection in this annual exhibition that gives students an opportunity to curate an exhibition from beginning to installation, applying their skills.
May 11, 2011 – May 20, 2011
This unique partnership between the Miami-Dade County District 11 Schools and the Frost Art Museum culminates in an annual exhibition of student art created throughout the year. The project is a collaboration to meet M-DCPS Curriculum Based Competency Goals, the Sunshine State Standards for Arts Education, and state and national School-to-Work Initiatives.
Spring 2011 Bachelor of Fine Art Students' Exhibition: The Finish Trick
April 29, 2011 – May 15, 2011
3rd Floor Galleries
The Bachelor of Fine Arts students at FIU's School of Art & Art History present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU.
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January 26, 2011- April 24, 2011
"The true is the name of whatever proves itself to be good in the way of belief, and good too, for definite, assignable reasons." -William James
Women in Motion: Fitness, Sport, and the Female Figure
In the Wolfsonian-FIU Teaching Gallery
January 26, 2011 - April 24, 2011
Can women achieve fitness and athletic prowess while conforming to the social norms of femininity? This exhibition explores the images of physically active women produced by governments, fitness advocates, advertisers, and artists in Europe and the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Drawn from the collection of The Wolfsonian-FIU, it includes a variety of media, from posters and magazines to decorative and fine art. Join us for the exhibition opening in the Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum. The exhibition is co-curated by Laurie Shrage, professor of Philosophy and director of Women's Studies, and Dionne Stephens, assistant professor of Psychology, and African and African Diaspora Studies. It is made possible with financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Gran Torino: Italian Contemporary Art
January 26, 2011- April 17, 2011
Gran Torino: Italian Contemporary Art which is immediately recognizable by North American associations with the car produced in the 1970's or the Hollywood film of the same name. Torino (Turin) refers to one of Italy's most vibrant cities and one of the most dynamic centers of contemporary art in Europe. GRAN TORINO: Italian Contemporary Art, curated by Paolo Facelli and Francesco Poli presents the work of a selected group of Torino artists that are representative of not only the local, but also of the Italian perspective, with their own national characteristics in an open and stimulating debate with the international scene. GRAN TORINO: Italian Contemporary Art is an engaging cultural initiative and introduces significant trends and movements of new Italian art to the North American public. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Aesthetics & Values 2011
March 8, 2011 - April 17, 2011
The A&V seminar of the Honors College at FIU examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. The heart of the course is the A&V exhibition. This annual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an exhibition of contemporary Miami artists. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum supports and hosts the exhibition. This year's artists include Daniel Arsham, Jose Bedia, Ivan Toth Depeña, Jacin Giordano, Fabian Peña, Karen Rifas, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, John Sanchez, Jen Stark, and Antonia Wright.
Master of Fine Art Students' Exhibition: Frame This
March 23, 2011 – April 17, 2011
The Master of Fine Arts class of 2011 at FIU's School of Art & Art History, present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU.
My Eyes Have Seen
January 26, 2011 - March 13, 2011
This exhibition is an impressionistic journey of sublime photographic imagery that evokes timeless emotion and takes the viewer into aesthetic realms. Robert Farber's style has influenced generations of photographers. In 1995, Farber received the ASP International Award, given by the Professional Photographers of America and The American Society of Photographers to those who have made a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Farber's photographs have been published in virtually every form. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Europe and the United States.
The Tale of the Unknown Island
Esther Villalobos and Mar Solís
January 26, 2011- March 13, 2011
Spanish artists Esther Villalobos and Mar Solís interpret, through photography and sculpture, "a journey into the unknown" inspired by José Saramago's book The Tale of the Unknown Island. In the book, a protagonist attempts to look for an unknown island that nobody believes exists, only to find "meaning" much closer than he ever thought. In the exhibition the artists seek to engage in Saramago's literary symbolism, visually exploring the themes of memory and dreams, roots and growth, death and notions of renewal, from the perspectives of their own work.
Portuguese writer José Saramago was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. The author recently passed away in his home in Lanzarote, Spain. The Tale of the Unknown Island as an art exhibition is presented in memory of the author who had been invited to participate in The Frost Art Museum's project to create a creative exchange with the artists and students.
La Habana Moderna October 13, 2010 through January 9, 2011
The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum
Havana is the focus of a new exhibition in the Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at the Frost Art Museum on view in the fall of 2010. By presenting a variety of materials from the collection of The Wolfsonian–Florida International University (magazines, photography, architectural drawings, tourist ephemera, and other media), it explores how international commercial and cultural links contributed to the emergence of a modern identity for the city in the decades before the Cuban Revolution. The exhibition is made possible by financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Rablaci: Metáforas del Hombre Contemporáneo December 1, 2010 through January 4, 2011
The Sculpture Park at FIU
Nature forms a substantial part in the representation of this series of works of sculpture which show the character of Rablaci's artistic universe. These large-scale, bronze orange tree sculptures concentrate on the importance of recognizable signs and myths of natural landscapes, using an artistic language which allows for the complementarity of the figurative and the abstract, the formal and the informal, and where folds and lines can be compatible concepts in their convulsive sculptural development.
Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction
October 13, 2010 through January 2, 2011
Grand Galleries - 2nd Floor
The exhibition presents a historical overview of the origins of the country's abstract movement, focusing on its early development dating from the late 1940's to the 1970's. The selection of works from private collections and foundations included in the exhibit document an important period of Venezuela's art history which was instrumental in the development of Modern Art in the Americas. Paintings, sculptures, and installations, illustrate the development of Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction and Kinetic Art, and introduce many artists who contributed to the development of movement in Venezuela, unknown to the American public. The show curated by Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig and Maria Carlota Perez will feature works by Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gertrude Goldschmidt (GEGO), Mateo Manaure, Alejandro Otero and Jesús Rafael Soto, among others. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
October 13, 2010 through January 2, 2011
3rd Floor Gallery
Xavier Cortada's solo exhibit at the Frost Art Museum explores the sequence of events that make up life on the planet from the molecular to the monumental. The title of the exhibit also references a series of actions Cortada will set in motion to create of a unique strand of DNA. The artist will work with a molecular biologist to synthesize an actual DNA strand made from a sequence generated by museum visitors using Cortada's art.
In The Four Nucleotides, the artist creates large scale "portraits" of Adenine, Cytosine, Guanine and Thymine-- the four bases of a DNA strand that summarize all we are, were and will be. In Genetic Sequence, the artist invites museum visitors to randomly select a post card depicting one of Cortada's four Nucleotide paintings, and place them sequentially within small plastic bags hanging in a grid on a wall. In placing the nucleotide post cards, the visitors will assist in the development of a DNA strand as part of a participatory installation.
Two weeks into the exhibit, the artist will engage in a series of LabARTory Sessions with Dr. Kalai Mathee, FIU Department of Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Founding Chair. In her lab, Cortada will determine if the random sequence being generated by the participatory art project exists anywhere in the human genome. During these performative sessions, Cortada will use the sequence to create a live DNA strand, insert (clone) it into a vector (plasmid) and propagate it in a bacteria on a Petri dish. The presence of the specific DNA strand will also be analyzed using agarose gel electrophoresis, sequenced and analyzed against other existing DNA sequences. As they become available, the results will be exhibited in the museum alongside the Petri dish and a microfuge tube filled with the amplified DNA molecule.
N O W H E R E, Bachelor of Fine Art Student Exhibition
December 8, 2010 through January 2, 2011
The Sculpture Park at FIU
The Bachelors of Fine Arts students at FIU's School of Art & Art History present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU. This exhibition is curated by Pip Brant, FIU Art + Art History professor.
FIU Art Education Master's Program Exhibition
December 8 - January 2, 2011
Art Education is based upon the visual and tangible arts, where art integrates practical instruction. In this exhibition, talented master's students present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU. This exhibition is curated by David Chang, FIU Art + Art History Professor.
Florida Artists Series: Selections from Anomie 1492-2006
October 13, 2010 through December 5, 2010
3rd Floor Gallery
Throughout his 65-year career as an artist and professor, Arnold Mesches has woven many narratives into lush and virtuosic paintings. Beginning in late-1989 and until mid-1996 Mesches created the ANOMIE series, paintings and collages that included overt and subtle references to the overlapping histories and multi-cultural aspects of life. The 48 large acrylic paintings and 150 collages encompassed postmodern concepts with old master techniques and structures. In these works, large canvases of cinematic proportions, nothing is overt, images move and mingle freely through time, find their place conceptually, independent of actualities. In a broader sense, they are the conceptual admixtures of reality and the surreal Mesches has been striving for over these many years of painting and activism. This series incorporated pertinent, often disparate, historical and personal images. It seems to be a summation of Mesches' collected views on the world's madness and inconsistencies, on beauty and ugliness, evil and justice, on life over death. Mesches has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and abroad, most recently at PS1 Contemporary, the Museum of Modern Art affiliate. His works are included in the collections of such distinguished institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Whitney Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum. Mr. Mesches has recently been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Florida in Gainesville. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Spiritual Healing – Shamans of the Northwest Coast May 26, 2010 – October 3, 2010
Spiritual Healing – Shamans of the Northwest Coast is designed to enlighten FIU students and a wider south Florida audience about the artistic accomplishments of the Northwest Coast Native tribes and specifically their cultural approach to healing. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
For countless centuries indigenous peoples have lived along the Northwest Coast of the North American continent, thriving in a rich natural environment. They believe that all nature is endowed with spirits. Illness is believed to come from the supernatural realm of these spirits. The shaman is the ritual healer who draws directly upon his helper spirits to drive away illness using a wide variety of objects. Thus, healing is a religious event.
These objects have the power to connect a shaman to his spirits, and embody the respect and fear generated by the shaman. Both historic and new objects representing those used in shamanic healing will be displayed in Spiritual Healing. The exhibit will start with a description of the location and environment of the Northwest Coastal peoples. The native beliefs underlying shamans and shamanism will be explained. Masks and amulets representing the most common spirit helpers will have their symbolism explained in texts. Rattles similar to those used in curing ceremonies will be. Other objects such as a shaman’s crown and necklace will also be in the exhibit. Text will explain the shaman’s responsibilities and what illnesses he treated. The sounds of rattles and drums and the scent of cedar will emerge from the exhibit to evoke the appropriate atmosphere.
Jacek J. Kolasinski
FIU Art + Art History Department Faculty Exhibition
September 1, 2010 – October 3, 2010
3rd Floor Gallery
Jacek Kolasinski After History, 2010
Balsa Wood and black paint, Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the Artist
Silhouettes of toy like planes and zeppelins anxiously hover over the ghostly balsa ruins of an industrial metropolis shrouded by a sense of nostalgia for an irrevocably lost fantasy is the central stage of Kolasinski's multimedia installation entitled After History. A three-dimensional "drawing" drafted by the interplay of shadows and flickers of light interlaced with the miniature porticos, facades, colonnades, and industrial architecture, synthesizes the unattainable dissipating memory of the future.
FIU Art + Art History Department Faculty Exhibition
September 1, 2010 – October 3, 2010
3rd Floor Gallery
Kathy Dambach It's all about the weathermen, 2010
Ceramic, Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the Artist
The exhibition, Demons, references Dostoyevsky's novel of the same name in the context of classical ceramics.
Dambach's work in the exhibition explores demons as personal and political, humorous and lethal, and how one negotiates self doubt, one's place in the world and the political ramifications. Much of the imagery in the exhibition has been developed from a single Venus figurine, found by the artist. The found form has been reconfigured into 26 provocative vignettes as political and social commentary. Along with these vignettes there are other larger figurative pieces and humorous portraits.
TapTap: Celebrating The Art of Haiti May 26, 2010 - September 5, 2010
This exhibition is part of a larger project to contribute works lost in the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti and assist in the rebuilding of the island’s cultural and artistic heritage. The exhibition will feature the works by artists of the lost patrimony from The Frost Art Museum’s large collection of Haitian art. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Volf Roitman:From MADI to The Ludic Revolution May 26, 2010 – August 29, 2010
Volf Roitman: From MADI to the Ludic Revolution is a series of major works celebrating the 60-year-long career of Uruguayan painter, sculptor, architect, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and humorist Volf Roitman. Samples of Roitman’s work from the ‘50s to the present will be on view, including a splendid array of motorized, kinetic works of a humorous style. The exhibition will celebrate the Ludic, or playfulness and whimsical, which is the basis of his creations. His newest innovations include giant MADI banners and MADI lightboxes. Some say the letters MADI stand for Movimiento Artistico De Invencion or MAterialismo DIalectismo (Dialectical Materialism). The movement integrates complexity with playfulness by focusing on geometric shapes that spill out of the traditional frame, and articulated mobile structures. This exhibition is sponsored in part by Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Paul Strand in Mexico May 26, 2010 – August 1, 2010
These photographs provide a visual record of Paul Strand’s journey through Mexico from 1932–34 and his brief return visit in 1966. Today recognized as one of the great photographers of the twentieth century, Strand believed firmly in the power of art and social documentary. In Mexico, especially during his initial visit, he sought to chronicle what he thought of as the country’s essential character while fostering its revolutionary transformation through the tools of photography and filmmaking. Certainly, Strand found the Mexico he was looking for: a world of stark landscapes, baroque churches, religious sculptures, campesinos and indigenous and mestizo men, women, and children—a place charged with meaning and spirit, which he was determined to capture with his camera. The tension between reinforcing and questioning the ideological constructs associated with the “Mexican cultural revolution” of the 1920s and 1930s becomes apparent when we examine the full range of Strand’s Mexican photography. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Mexican Consulate in Miami and is co-produced by the Aperture Foundation and Fundación Televisa. Support for the the Miami presentation of Paul Strand in Mexico is provided by the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), Mexico; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the Tinker Foundation.
Creative Visions May 12, 2010 – May 23, 2010
This unique partnership between the Miami-Dade County District 11 Schools and the Frost Art Museum culminates in an annual exhibition of student art created throughout the year. The Frost Art Museum collaborates with Miami-Dade County Public Schools curriculum supervisors to meet M-DCPS Curriculum Based Competency Goals, the Sunshine State Standards for Arts Education, and state and national School-to-Work Initiatives. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
The Frost Art Museum continues its focus on the world of Asian art with Taiwan Discovered:In Place and Time. Discover the world of Taiwanese contemporary artists: mixing traditional and contemporary, Asian and Western, local and international. Taiwan's artists are exploring different approaches and developing their own unique styles through a wide variety of media, from painting and rock art to multimedia installations. To view the catalog for this exhibition click here.
Crome Yellow, Spring Bachelor of Fine Art Students’ Exhibition April 23, 2010 – May 9, 2010
The Bachelor of Fine Arts students at FIU’s School of Art & Art History present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU. Curated by Professor Pip Brant.
In Body and Soul: The Performance Art of María Teresa Hincapié January 20, 2010 – May 2, 2010
María Teresa Hincapié Vitrina / Showcase, 1989
Avenida Jiménez de Quesada-Carrera 5ta, Bogotá DVD Courtesy of Galería Casas Riegner
This exhibition, curated by Francine Birbragher, examines the work of well-known Colombian performance artist María Teresa Hincapié. Hincapié’s initial studies were in acting and she developed her work in performance art, where she stood in the vanguard of this artistic medium in Colombia.
Women's Work / Men's Work: Labor and Gender in America
in The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery January 20, 2010 – April 25, 2010
Poster, “Teamwork Builds Ships”, c. 1918. Designed by William Dodge Stevens (American, 1870–1942). Published by Emergency Fleet Corporation. Printed by Forbes Boston, Philadelphia. Commercial color lithograph. The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection, XX1992.180
The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery, a collaboration between The Wolfsonian-FIU, The Frost and FIU faculty, is intended to serve as a resource for teaching and learning. The support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will provide an opportunity for FIU faculty to collaborate with staff from both museums to organize small exhibitions from The Wolfsonian collection that will be exhibited within The Frost Art Museum's gallery space. The inaugural exhibition,Women's Work / Men's Work: Labor and Gender in America, was organized with Professor Alex Lichenstein, Department of History, FIU, who will teach a course on twentieth-century U.S. labor history in the Spring semester of 2010.
Aesthetics & Values 2010 March 9, 2010 – April 18, 2010
Wendy Wischer Incandescence, 2010
Styrofoam with mirror tiles, 34 × 40 × 40 inches
Courtesy of David Castillo Gallery The Aesthetics and Values 2010 exhibition is the culmination of a Honors College seminar, taught by artist and Honors College Fellow John Bailly. The seminar examines the role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue about controversial issues; how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics; how art is being used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. This year artists include Bhakti Baxter, Xavier Cortada, Guerra de la Paz, Richard Haden, Bert Rodriguez, Gerry Stecca, TM Sisters, Frances Trombly, Wendy Wischer, and Ricardo E. Zulueta. A & V is organized and curated by Honors students. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Wanderlust March 24, 2010 – April 18, 2010 Jason Galbut, Pati Laylle and Kim Yantis, The Master of Fine Arts class of 2010 at FIU’s School of Art & Art History, present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU.
The Fantastic World of José Gurvich January 20, 2010 – April 11, 2010
José Gurvich Couple, 1966
Tempera on paper, 13 x 18 inches
The Fantastic World of José Gurvich at The Frost Art Museum José Gurvich was an extraordinary artist whose life bridged
distant places and cultures. When he was six years old his family
emigrated to Uruguay. His pictorial language developed from the
diverse environments and art forms he was exposed to: intimate
domestic scenes in Montevideo, rural life and religious festivities in
Israel, New York's crowds and vibrant urban views. Each element
in his paintings is carefully chosen from lived experience and
condensed by his constant search for the fundamental and
essential. His art speaks directly to the soul, addressing the need
to see reality through the eyes of the spirit. In his work Gurvich
paired the fantastic and the everyday in a way that appears
effortless. So join us for the opening and come experience The
Fantastic World of José Gurvich.
Salustiano, Reincarnation, 2005, Pigments and acrylic resins on canvas, 54 × 120 inches
The result of a collaboration between the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation. We see this project as a unique opportunity to explore the idea of art as an interpretation of, and a catalyst for peace. Through the artist's work, we also hope to broaden appreciation for the Dalai Lama and the principles he embodies. The project and exhibition title is an evocative play on words - peace will always be elusive, or missing, in our world, but the Dalai Lama consistently shows that dedicating oneself to peace is anything but pointless. The word 'portrait' is used very loosely. Artists were given the freedom to explore the full life of the Dalai Lama; each 'portrait' was the result of personal interpretation.
The Missing Peace explores art as a catalyst for peace and inspires readers to engage in pursuing peace in their lives, both personally and in their communities by exploring the intersection of creativity, activism, and global citizenship. Eighty-nine artists from around the world have created their own answers or interpretations about considering the Dalai Lama through unique journeys and belief systems to create visual portraits. The result is a collective tapestry of images, themes, and media that mirrors the many roles the Dalai Lama plays within his world and ours. The exhibition includes work by Laurie Anderson, Bill Viola, Jenny Holzer, Anish Kapoor, Chuck Close, Marina Abramovic, and Michele Oka Doner, among others.
l a c u n a i n t e s t i m o n y
October 9, 2009 – January 10, 2010 Celebrated Indian artist Navjot Altaf uses photography and videos in her installation “l a c u n a i n t e s t i m o n y” in an attempt to listen to the testimonies of those affected in communal riots in India’s Gujarat State in 2002. Her video raises questions about whether one can enumerate and describe often opaque and confounding events and how events in India are relevant to violence and oppression throughout the world. Navjot Altaf’s video installations reflect her interest in a broad range of art media, societal issues and social unrest. She lives and works in Mumbai, India. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
The Mystical Arts of Tibet November 4, 2009 – January 6, 2010 From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite. In Tibetan, this art is called dul-tson-kyil-khor, which literally means "mandala of colored powders." Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place on a flat platform over a period of days or weeks.
Formed of a traditional prescribed iconography that includes geometric shapes and a multitude of ancient spiritual symbols, the sand-painted mandala is used as a tool for re-consecrating the earth and its inhabitants.
The lamas begin the work by drawing an outline of the mandala on the wooden platform, which requires the remainder of the day. The following days see the laying of the colored sands, which is effected by pouring the sand from traditional metal funnels called chak-pur. Each monk holds a chak-pur in one hand, while running a metal rod on its grated surface; the vibration causes the sands to flow like liquid.
Traditionally most sand mandalas are destroyed shortly after their completion. This is done as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited. The waters then carry the healing blessing to the ocean, and from there it spreads throughout the world for planetary healing.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Exhibition December 16, 2009 – January 3, 2010
The Bachelors of Fine Arts students at FIU’s School of Art & Art History present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU. Curated by Professor Pip Brant.
Eduardo del Valle & Mirta Gómez October 9, 2009 – December 7, 2009
Eduardo Del Valle & Mirta Gómez, En Vista, Yucatan, Mexico, 2001-2006, Photography - Chromogenic Print, 32 × 40 inches
The Cuban-born husband and wife team of Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez have worked collaboratively for thirty years, receiving international acclaim for their photographs of subjects in a state of flux, including Maya houses in the Yucatan; Caribbean salt flats; remnants of nature’s evolution including meteor craters. Their recent photographs will be exhibited as part of the Florida Artist Series.
Geoffrey Olsen - The Miami Paintings
September 2, 2009-October 4, 2009
3rd Floor Galleries
Geoffrey Olsen was one of the most original painters to come from the Welsh valleys. His paintings are characterized by a bold, free-flowing use of oil paint in layers, and his work builds on the natural forms of his native post-industrial Merthyr Tydfil, on the Cotswolds escarpments of his home in England, and on the light and environment of Miami, where he lived for several years. Olsen's paintings excavate our past and re-present the world which we have marked.
Geoffrey Olsen was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1943 and educated at Cyfarthfa Grammar School. He studied in Bristol, Newport and Cardiff, and at the Academy of Fine Art in Munich before teaching in Oxfordshire. In 1978 he joined Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) where he lectured in art and design and became Principal Lecturer in the Visual Arts. From 1997 to 2001 he was Senior Lecturer in Fine Art. In 2002 he joined the faculty at FIU as Director of Graduate Studies. He passed away in December 2007.
This exhibition is a retrospective of his works, inspired by the landscape and legends of his homeland of Great Britain, and a tribute to his life and work. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Horacio Sapere - Poet's Room. Teorema. September 2, 2009-October 2, 2009 3rd Floor Galleries Poet's Room. Teorema exhibition is a result of the partnership of Centro Cultural Español de Miami, Govern de les illes Balears and Institut Ramon Llull, Spain. In 1305, the Balearic philosopher Ramon Llull introduced the concept of a logic machine in his work Ars generalis ultima. This tool was influential when first conceived in the middle ages, and is still relevant today. The exhibition will include work by Spanish artist Horacio Sapere, a documentary series, and a round table discussion by scholars on the philosopher's work.
Because I Say So Sculpture from The Scholl Collection April 17, 2009 - September 2, 2009 Because I Say So is an exhibition that will provoke that answer to the question, “Is that Art?” The Museum will present sculpture and installations for which the artists have used materials ranging from the most ordinary (twigs, pins, scraps of fabric, etc.) to objects that refer to sculptural tradition, but subvert it in remarkable ways. This is an opportunity to create the environment for a dialogue about the very nature of sculpture itself to the university community and beyond. All of the works will require the viewer to engage, experience, and reflect on the world of art today. This show is drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, who have been in the forefront as collectors and supporters of emerging and established contemporary artists for many years. Their vision for the future of their artists has not only resulted in extraordinary recognition for work that was virtually unknown, but also in the compilation of a collection that is as unique as it is provocative and representative of the cutting-edge of art. To view the catalog for this exhibition click here.
Genetic Portraits by Nela Ochoa April 17, 2009 - August 23, 2009
Nela Ochoa is a multi-media artist working simultaneously in the realms of video art, sculpture and performance to explore the genetic codes of human bodies. Ochoa will create a site specific installation which investigates DNA in the body. Ochoa's work uses medical images such as X-rays to explore the complex relationships between DNA and body. She often uses her own DNA printed in latex as a starting point for her sculptural endeavors. To view the catalog for this exhibition click here.
Nancy Friedemann - What Comes After
(May 20, 2009- August 23, 2009)
Nancy Friedemann Sanches lives and works in Bogota, Colombia and New York. In her paintings, she manipulates symbols that deal with ideas about femininity and the role of women in art history. Friedemann is inspired by Spanish colonial painting styles and Minimalism. When she paints, she presents typically feminine subject matter like flowers, lace and embroidery. In painting these delicate objects in a careful and detailed way, Friedemann monumentalizes them, giving them a heroic place and scale. By re-enacting the process of making lace through drawing and painting, she captures the essence in monumental works, each done with tiny strokes and an economy of materials. In What Comes After, explores the experience of identity and memory from a feminist perspective. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
2009 Cintas Finalist Fellowship Exhibition
(May 20, 2009 – August 23, 2009) The Cintas Foundation offers an award to one artist of Cuban heritage selected by a panel of jurors. Every year, the Frost exhibits the five finalists. The only one of its kind in the nation, the program has honored some of the world’s most talented Cuban artists. Past visual arts fellow painters include Ernesto Oroza, Carlos Alfonzo, Teresita Fernández, Anthony Goicolea, Ernesto Oroza; photographers Andres Serrano and María Martínez-Caíñas; sculptor Maria Elena González, and filmmaker Mari Rodríguez-Ichaso. The Cintas Foundation awards fellowships annually to creative artists of Cuban lineage who are currently residing outside of Cuba. Winners will be announced in May at the annual exhibition of work by the finalists in each category.
Creative Visions 2009
(May 13 - May 20, 2009)
This unique partnership between the Miami-Dade County District 11 Schools and The Frost Art Museum culminates in an annual exhibition of student art created throughout the year. The Frost Art Museum collaborates with Miami-Dade County Public Schools curriculum supervisors to meet M-DCPS Curriculum Based Competency Goals, the Sunshine State Standards for Arts Education, and state and national School-to-Work Initiatives. Find out if your class is eligible to take a free tour, participate in our 5th grade ArtSmart program or exhibit in our annual Creative Visions exhibition! To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Spring 2009, Wake (April 17 - May 10, 2009)
The BFA students at FIUs School of Art & Art History present a series of works produced during their tenure at FIU. Curated by Professor Pip Brant. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (November 29, 2008 - March 1, 2009)
Grand Galleries -2nd Floor
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum examines the complex and heterogeneous nature of American art in the mid-twentieth century. Featuring 31 of the most celebrated artists who came to maturity in the 1950s, the exhibition traces the history of this epochal period through 43 key paintings and sculpture selected from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition is organized according to three broadly-conceived themes: “Grand Gestures” explores the autographic mark, executed in sweeping strokes of brilliant color which became the expressive vehicle for Franz Kline, Michael Goldberg, Hans Hofmann, Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell and others who came to be known as abstract expressionists. “Optics and Order” highlights Josef Albers, his exploration of mathematical proportion and carefully balanced color, and the artists who built on his ideas: Ilya Bolotowsky, Louise Nevelson, Esteban Vicente, Ad Reinhardt, and Anne Truitt. “New Images of Man” includes Nathan Oliveira, Romare Bearden, Larry Rivers, Jim Dine, David Driskell and Grace Hartigan, each of whom searched their surroundings and personal lives for vignettes emblematic of larger, universal concerns.
Simulacra and Essence: The Paintings of Luisa Basnuevo
(November 29, 2008 – April 4, 2009)
3rd Floor Gallery
Luisa Maria Basnuevo’s solo exhibition presents recent works from her series of painting inspired by eucalyptus seeds she collected in Spain a few years ago. Basnuevo works with an abstract genre using gestures, mask-making, over-painting and transparent washes and tonal variations to construct her imagery. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
Florencio Gelabert: Intersections
(November 29 - February 28, 2009)
3rd Floor Galleries
Florencio Gelabert has created a series of environmentally based installation. The site-specific 3D works address issues of humankind’s relationship with the natural world and our role in the depletion of natural resources. The work will combine sophisticated technologies with basic materials to create complex works that address the perils facing the environment. To view the brochure for this exhibition click here.
John Henry: Drawing in Space: The Peninsula Project Illustrated
(November 29, 2008 - March 9,2009)
3rd Floor Galleries
This exhibition will highlight and illustrate the process and concept behind Drawing in Space: The Peninsula Project, which incorporates large scale sculpture into the Florida landscape. Henry specifically chose Florida for its peninsular shape which creates a unique geographic environment. Each individual sculpture invites the viewer to experience the next, thus experiencing a new part of Florida. This is not only an art exhibition but a way to provide a deeper connection between the viewer, the cities and the sculptures that encourages exploration of the natural beauty of Florida. Along with each outdoor installation, a local museum partner will host an accompanying exhibition. The Frost will present the signature exhibition for the project: Peninsula Project Illustrated and will showcase all nine monumental works in the seven participating Florida cities. With models of the sculpture and large photographs of the pieces set in their various landscapes- the exhibit will be a tribute to the artist’s unprecedented use of the Florida peninsula as his canvas. Drawing in Space: The Peninsula Project Illustrated was made possible through major support from Arison Arts Foundation, Parnassus Foundation, See Rock City, Inc., Performance Video Productions, Tubatomic, Bob and Terry Edwards, David and Diane McDonald and Doug and Maureen Cohn. Additional support was provided by Comcast, the Miami-Dade Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. For more information on the Peninsula Project please visit www.peninsulaproject.com
The Figure Past and Present: Selections from the Permanent Collection November 29, 2008 through 2010
2nd Floor Galleries
The inaugural exhibition will focus on the diverse representations of the figure as a vision of humanity, whether earthly or divine, by placing it within an art historical context. This exhibition will include contemporary works, ritual artifacts of Pre-Columbian cultures, traditional African wood carvings and delicate visages of Asian deities.
Full Circle: Andrew Reach
Andrew Reach was working as an architect on the Frost Art Museum when his career ended because of a crippling spinal disease. In an effort to transcend his pain and physical limitations, he turned his creative energies to art. Lacking the strength to paint, Reach created large-format computer-generated images. His love for painters Larry Rivers and Jackson Pollock inspired him to fuse the abstract expressionist’s aesthetic with his interest in Eastern traditions, Islamic art and African patterns. Reach comes full circle with an exhibition of his work at The Frost, the beautiful and innovative structure he helped design.
MFA 2008 Exhibition
(March 14 - April 12, 2008)
An exhibition featuring works of art by graduating Master of Fine Art students from the School of Art + Art History at Florida International University.
BFA Fall 2007 Exhibition
(December 21 - January 19, 2008)
An exhibition featuring works of art by graduating Bachelor of Fine Art students from the School of Art + Art History at Florida International University.
2007 Florida Artist Series: Pip Brant: The Flying Carpet and Other Reusables
(October 12 - December 9, 2007)
This solo exhibition presents Pip Brant's most recent series of work (2004-2007). Brant's fiber based work reflects political and social headlines and acts as an examination of our times. Her highly honest and blatent visual vocabulary expresses itself with humorous rage. The exhibition features bold weavings, dyed and embroidered tablecloths and two large-scale interactive installations. Brant has exhibited paintings, non-loom fibers, artist books and guerilla installations nationally and internationally. Brant is a Visual Arts professor at FIU and a 2002-2003 Florida Cultural Consortium Fellow in the media and visual arts. Visión Revelada: Selección de obras de Abelardo Morell
(June 14 – August 19, 2007)
[Vision Revealed: Selections from the work of Abelardo Morell]
The Frost Art Museum’s first traveling exhibition to Latin America, sponsored by UBS, presented in Mexico City. Centro de la Imagen, Plaza de la Ciudadela 2, Mexico, DF www.conaculta.gob.mx/cimagen
2007 Cintas Fellowship Finalist Exhibition (June 7 – September 16, 2007)
A group exhibition consisting of the four finalists for the Emilio Sanchez Fellowship in the Visual Arts. The fellowship is awarded annually to a visual artist of Cuban citizenship or direct descent living outside of Cuba. The winner of the fellowship will be announced on the opening night of the exhibition. Curated by Ingrid LaFleur Rogers
A Room of One’s Own : Teresita Fernández, María Elena González, Quisqueya Henríquez and María Martínez-Cañas (September 15 – December 10, 2006)
The conceptual work of four internationally renowned women artists is the focus of the Frost Art Museum’s biennial Cintas Fellows exhibition. A Room of One’s Own explores the boundaries of space, architecture and materiality through four distinct installations. The artists in this group exhibition challenge the notions that have traditionally defined artistic categories such as sculpture, installation art, photography, video and architecture and blur the lines between each of these mediums. Each artist integrates spatial elements with ordinary objects into their respective installations that both address and disrupt the manner in which architecture and the physicality of space shape our daily realities and our perception of the world. Curated by Elizabeth Cerejido
Visión Revelada: Selección de obras de Abelardo Morell
(July 13 – August 31, 2006) [Vision Revealed: Selections from the work of Abelardo Morell]
The Frost Art Museum’s first traveling exhibition to Latin America, sponsored by UBS, presented in Santiago de Chile. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Parque Forestal S/N Santiago, Chile; www.dibam.cl
2006 Cintas Fellowship Finalist Exhibition
(May 13 – 25, 2006)
The Frost Art Museum will host the annual presentation of the Cintas Fellowships in Visual Arts and Architecture. This event will feature an exhibition of work by the finalists and the 2006 winners. The recognition of the 2006 Fellowship winners is officially announced at this event.
Creative Visions 2006 (May 18 – May 25, 2006)
The 3rd Annual Student Art Exhibition from District 11 public schools, this exhibition is presented in association with Commission Chairman Joe Martinez and Miami-Dade County Public Schools and features a juried selection of works from students’ grades 1 – 12.
Visão Revelada: Seleções do trabalho de Abelardo Morell
(May 11 – June 26, 2006) [Vision Revealed: Selections from the work of Abelardo Morell]
The Frost Art Museum’s first traveling exhibition to Latin America, sponsored by UBS, opens in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Museo de Arte Modero (MAM), Sao Paolo, Brazil; Parque do Ibirapuera, portao 3 – s/no, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil; www.mam.org.br
The Saint Makers: A Living Tradition in American Folk Art: Selections from the collection of Chuck and Jan Rosenak (September 23 – December 4, 2005)
Highlighting a specific movement within the larger context of American Folk and Outsider art, this exhibition features over 75 objects by artists in the Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado area who continue the tradition of saint making dating back to the early 1700s. Influenced by European Baroque Art and its religious iconography, these artists create figurative sculptures depicting narratives whereby spirituality becomes the impetus for their unique artistic expression.
Florida Artists Series: Tori Arpad & Kate Kretz (June 3 – July 31, 2005)
A compelling exhibition featuring the work of two artists who confront ideas about the body from conceptual and visceral perspectives. Arpad's multi-media installations and video works explore the relationship between body and environment. Kretz's paintings and mixed media textile creations address psychological and emotional vulnerabilities in a post-modern context.
Creative Visions 2005
(May 12 - 19, 2005)
The second annual scholastic exhibition of student work from District 11 public schools presented in association with Commission Chairman Joe Martinez and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Numerous pieces of two-dimensional artwork from each elementary, middle and high school within District 11 were selected by a panel of judges for display; and the top three works of art in each level will receive a scholarship to an arts camp for the summer.
Mark Klett: Mapping Landscapes And Time (January 14 - March 13, 2005)
Acclaimed photographer, Mark Klett, is internationally recognized for his work on the American West. This exhibit will focus on his participation in the Rephotographic Survey Project which sought to relocate various places reproduced in famous mid 1800's landscape photographs. The exhibit will also feature his early black and white photographs, the Yosemite Project and his most recent work, Third View, whose color photographs and multi-media projections continue to revisit American landscape through contemporary eyes. Klett's conceptual work documents the temporal and spatial transformations of the land throughout history and time.
Lespri Endepandan: Discovering Haitian Sculpture
(September 10 - December 5, 2004)
This unprecedented exhibition of Haitian sculpture brings together a diverse selection of over 50 pieces from Haitian sculptors spanning the past half century to the present. Curator Elizabeth Cerejido’s primary impetus was to focus on an area of Haitian art that had received little, if any, curatorial and scholarly attention – thus breaking with stereotypical depictions of Haitian art that have traditionally been the subject of museum and gallery exhibitions. Another key underlying element in the curatorial focus of the exhibit was to emphasize the intrinsic importance of the process of creating artwork from a variety of recycled materials and how this reflects Haiti’s social, religious, economic and political reality. Three categories were identified which loosely guided the structure of the exhibition: Metal work, featuring the work of the Iron Masters who laid a foundation for one of the principal art-making practices in Haiti ; Ritual objects or Market art focusing on the work of a handful of artists whose principal motive for producing work stemmed from their religious practices and finally, Contemporary Interpretations, the work of a generation of younger and mid-career artists, working both in Haiti and outside, who address traditional Haitian themes such as Vodou in new ways, imbuing their work with a bold sense of irony, humor and sexuality.
Florida Artists Series: R.F. Buckley & Clive King
(June 18 — August 15, 2004) R.F. Buckley received his M.F.A. from the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute, College of Art. Highly respected for his aluminum works of ordinary objects creating unusual combinations of subject and material, he has exhibited throughout the US and most recently won the Rosen Award from the Eleventh Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition in Boone, North Carolina. Clive Kingstudied at the Goldsmiths College of Art, University of London and Exeter College of Art and taught in the Visual Arts Department of Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, before joining the faculty at FIU. He has been the recipient of numerous National and Regional awards and fellowships, including the Southern Arts Federation/ National Endowment for the Arts award and a Fullbright Exchange Fellowship.
Vision Revealed: Selections from the Work of Abelardo Morell (January 16 – March 14, 2004)
Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell is the featured artist in the biennial exhibition from our Cintas Fellows Collection. Morell's best known work is the Camera Obscura series in which he turns a room into a dark chamber capturing, through long exposures the images that appear projected upside down of the outside world. He received an MFA from Yale University and his work can be found in the permanent collections of The Museums of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and many other institutions. Curated by Elizabeth Cerejido.
The Land Through A Lens: Highlights From The Smithsonian American Museum
(September 5 - October 31, 2003)
These vintage photographs trace America's fascination with untouched wilderness, pastoral views, exotic geological formations, Indian territories, farmlands and prairies, national parks, industrial land development, and commemorative sites of former wars. From the dawn of photography to the present day, artists have transformed the land into symbols and signature images. The giants of early and modern photography represented here include Carleton Watkins, Timothy O'Sullivan, Eadweard Muybridge, Ansel Adams, Doris Ullman, Bret Weston, Aaron Siskind, Mark Klett, Linda Connor, William Christenberry, and many more.
Florida Artists Series: James Couper & William Burke (June 27 - August 20, 2003)
James Couper III received his M.A. degree from Florida State University and has achieved national acclaim for his landscape paintings of Florida and the South. William Burke received his M.F.A. from the State University, College of New York. His installations represent the literal storage of nature's physical objects in order to trigger recollections of sights witnessed in the past and present.
American Art Today: Faces and Figures
(January 17 — March 9, 2003)
Faces and Figures is part of an ongoing series titled American Art Today curated by museum director Dahlia Morgan and guest curator Roni Feinstein. This exhibition investigates the resurgence of interest among contemporary artists in the representation of the human face and figure. Unexpected Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection: Art from 1985 to the Present
(September 20 — December 8, 2002)
This exhibition features works by international artists from the Margulies Collection. Faculty Exhibition: Richard Duncan
(June 21 — August 18, 2002)
An exhibition featuring FIU Visual Arts Faculty member, Richard Duncan.
Cintas Fellow: Waldo Balart (February 8 — March 10, 2002)
This Cuban artist, currently living in Spain, was the first artist to bring the movements of Constructivism to Cuban art
Arte Latino: Treasures From The Smithsonian American Art Museum
(December 7, 2001 — January 27, 2002)
This exhibition celebrates the vitality of Latino art traditions and innovations, from the 18th through the 20th centuries. Face Of The Gods: Art & Altars Of Africa And The African Americas (September 14 — October 25, 2001)
Composed of fifteen altars that are both recreations of traditional African sites of worship and "living" altars made by contemporary artists, this exhibition explores African art and religion.
Faculty Exhibition: Eduardo Del Valle & Mirta Gomez Del Valle
(June 22 - August 19, 2001)
An exhibition featuring FIU Visual Arts Faculty members, Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gomez del Valle.
Winslow Homer Wood Engravings From The John And Ideal Gladstone Archival Collection
(March 1 - 30, 2001)
This exhibition features wood engravings and the leather bound collection of Harper's Weekly from 1861 to 1865.
Contemporary Folk Art (January 12 - March 4, 2001)
This exhibition showcases self-taught artists of the past forty years. Many have been unknown to the public until the past decade and have often worked in isolation or in small communities around the country. Traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
American Art Today: Fantasies and Curiosities
(September 15 - November 5, 2000)
An exhibition exploring the themes that have power to excite wonder and astonishment in works ranging from realism to conceptualism.
Modernism and Abstraction
(January 7-March 26, 2000)
Treasures from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art, Modernism and Abstraction shows depicted artists' aesthetic responses to radical transformations of American life in the twentieth century, from new technology to new political theories.
Luis Jimenez: Working Class Heroes: Images from the Popular Culture (September 17-November 7, 1999)
An exhibition focusing on Jimenez's imagery which grew out of his fascination with popular culture
Jose Bedia: A Retrospective
(February 26-April 3, 1999)
This exhibition by internationally renowned Cuban-American artist Jose Bedia, explored, through his painting, sculpture and drawings, his use of myth.
Photography from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection
(January 8-February 13, 1999)
A comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary photographs. An exhibition curated by Dahlia Morgan.
Collaborations: William Allan, Robert Hudson, William Wiley
(September 18-November 7, 1998)
An exhibition focused on these three California artists who for the past twenty years have collaborated on creating works of art.
El Alma Del Pueblo: Spanish Folk Art and its Transformation in the Americas
(January 23-March 21, 1998)
The first major exhibition devoted to the folk culture of Spain and its impact on the Americas. Featuring more than 350 objects from 25 museums and private collections in Spain and the Americas, it opened a window onto the Soul of Spain, its people, and its lasting impressions on the New World.
Life Cycles: The Charles E. Burchfield Collection
(September 19-November 8, 1997)
An exhibition of one of the most original American Landscape painters. Inspired by nature and the seasons, Charles Burchfield's work impacted generations of fellow 20th Century artists. For the first time ever, a selection of Burchfield's paintings and drawings form the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York, was seen in the Southeast United States.
Guido Llinas and Los Once After Cuba
(February 28-April 2, 1997)
An exhibition which examines Guido Llinas' participation in the historic Los Once group, exiled Cuban artists who were influenced by American abstract expressionism.
American Art Today: The Garden (January 10-February 15, 1997)
An exhibition exploring the way contemporary artists interpret the traditional theme of the garden. Curated by Dahlia Morgan.
Miami Pops! Pop Art from Miami Collections
(September 20-November 20, 1996)
An exhibition focusing on popular culture using Miami art collections. Curated by Dahlia Morgan.
American Art Today: Images from Abroad
(February 23-March 30, 1996)
Focusing on artists that are not American, this exhibition is part of an ongoing series examining the way artists today interpret traditional themes. Curated by Dahlia Morgan.
Neo-Dada: Redefining Art, 1958-62
(January 12-February 10, 1996)
The exhibition focuses on the work of European and American artists made between 1958-1962 whose primary source of inspiration was the Dadaist movement.
"Dictated by Life": Marsden Hartley's German Paintings and Robert Indiana's Hartley's Elegies (October 20-November 29, 1995)
An exhibition featuring the German Officers paintings of Marsden Hartley last seen together in Berlin in 1915 with Robert Indiana's paintings that pay homage to Hartley's work.
Miro & Noguchi (September 8-October 11, 1995)
Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection
Sheila Natasha Simrod Friedman
(March 3-April 5, 1995)
A retrospective of the work of this poetess and designer. Curated by Dahlia Morgan.
American Art Today: Night Paintings
(January 13-February 18, 1995)
Focusing on the Nocturne, this exhibition is part of an ongoing series examining the way artists today interpret traditional themes. Curated by Dahlia Morgan.
Fairfield Porter: An American Painter 1950-1975
(October 28-November 23, 1994)
An exhibition of one of America's foremost figurative and landscape painters. Organized by The Parish Art Museum, Southampton, NY.
Melvin Edwards Sculpture: A Thirty Year Retrospective (1963-1993)
(September 9-October 22, 1994)
Selections from a historic survey of welded steel sculpture incorporating this artist's African American heritage. Organized by The Neuberger Museum of Art, State University of New York at Purchase.
American Art Today: Heads Only
(April 8-May 6, 1994)
Part of an ongoing series examining the way artists today interpret traditional themes: Heads Only examines the growing trend of contemporary artists to emulate the traditions of Greco-Roman sculpture using the monumental forum of the Head. Curated by Dahlia Morgan.
Visiones del Pueblo: The Folk Art of Latin America
(January 21-March 19, 1994)
The first major traveling exhibition of the folk art of Latin America-much of it unknown and previously unrecorded. More than 250 objects from 17 countries trace the folk heritage of Latin American artistic expression from the 16th century to the resent day. Organized by The Museum of American Folk Art, New York, NY. Curated by Dr. Marion Oettinger, Curator of Folk Art and Latin American Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX.
Photography by Cintas Fellows (October 29-November 27, 1993)
Photographs by contemporary Cuban exiles including the works of Mario Algaze, Victor Carlos Causo, Mirta Gomez and Eduardo Del Valle, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ramon Guererro, J. Tomas Lopez. Luis Mallo, Maria Martinez-Canas, Abelardo Morell, Jr., Ernest Scott, Andres Serrano, Ernesto I. Urdaneta, and Ricardo Zulueta. Curated by Dahlia Morgan
Elaine de Kooning
(September 10-October 16, 1993)
A retrospective exhibition of 58 works including paintings and drawings spanning the 50-year career of one of America's foremost abstract expressionists. Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA.
David Bates (April 30-May 29, 1993)
A retrospective of an American painter who has made the rediscovery of the American bayou and its people.
American Art Today: Clothing as Metaphor
(January 8-February 20, 1993)
Part of an ongoing series examining the way artists today interpret traditional themes: exploring clothing as a subject in contemporary art.
(October 30-December 11, 1992)
Tracing the evolution of style and subject matter of one of the most important figures in Cuban-American painting of the last century.
Anton Tapies in Print
(September 18-October 17, 1992)
Prints and illustrated books by the prolific Spanish painter, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Cuba-USA: The First Generation
(May 1-June 3, 1992)
Documents the isolation and cultural trauma associated with Cuban artists in exile
American Art Today: Surface Tension (January 10-February 14, 1992)
Part of an ongoing series examining the way artists today interpret traditional themes: focusing on innovative surfaces in contemporary painting.
Through the Path of Echoes: Contemporary Art in Mexico
(October 25-November 27, 1991)
The work of a generation of Mexican artists who examine the relationship of Mexico's complex history to its contemporary culture.
(September 13-October 11, 1991)
The collaboration of pairs and groups of artists exploring such issues as personal relationships, social action, and political and environmental issues.
ArtPark at FIU
(May 3-July 13, 1991)
A celebration of the Art in State Building Program's acquisition of major works by eight leading Florida artists for new buildings at FIU's University Park and North Miami campuses.
American Art Today: New Directions (January 11-February 15, 1991)
Part of an ongoing series examining the way artists today interpret traditional themes: spotlighting the work of 15 American women who use nature and abstraction as their source of expression.
Magenes Liricas: New Spanish Visions (October 26-November 21, 1990)
A challenging examination by contemporary Spanish artists of the heritage of romanticism and mysticism in Spanish art.
Of Time and The City: American Modernism from the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
(September 14-October 17, 1990)
A new look at the response of American artists to European ideas in the early 20th century.
New Acquisition: The Metropolitan Collection (May 4-June 6, 1990)
Treasures from the Metropolitan Collection acquired by The Art Museum at Florida International University.
American Art Today: The City
(January 12-February 17, 1990)
Part of an ongoing series examining the way artists today interpret traditional themes: exploring the city as a subject in contemporary art.