Accessible Art: Bob Adelman's Civil Rights era photography at NSU Museum of Art, Lynne Golob Gelfman's new exhibit at Dimensions Variable, and plenty of bling at the Norton in West Palm

 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with MLK Jr.'s nephew, see one of Miami's best abstract painters, and look back at famed jewelry by David Webb

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By Galena Mosovich | galenascott@gmail.com

Civil Rights Photography

“The Movement: Bob Adelman and Civil Rights Era Photography” opens Saturday, Jan. 18 at NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale with a special reception from 6 – 8:30 p.m. commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Remarks begin at 5 p.m. by Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s nephew, and Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta who was the first African American mayor of a southern city. Adelman, a renowned photojournalist, documented poignant moments throughout the 1960s and 100 of his most important black-and-white and color images will be on display for viewers to revisit the years of struggle he captured. Free and open to the public. 1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Reservations required: 954-262-0296 or moareservations@moafl.org

Lynne Golob Gelfman

Dimensions Variable in downtown presents Miami-based abstract painter Lynne Golob Gelfman’s “trued surface” through Feb. 23 at 100 NE 11th St., Miami. Gelfman’s new work is informed by her investigation in mark making with textiles, paint, and canvas that began in the 1970s and can be seen in “thrugreen 2” in the Americana Gallery at the Perez Art Museum Miami. dimensionsvariable.net or 305-607-5527.

Collector 101

Learn how to collect art at the Williams McCall Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 6 – 7 p.m. with insight from Christine McCarthy, the executive director of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in Massachusetts. Seating is limited. RSVP to gail@williamsmccallgallery.com. 110 Washington Ave., CU-3, Miami Beach; williamsmccallgallery.com or 786-359-4321. 

Society's Jeweler

The Norton Museum of Art hosts a preview for designer David Webb’s exhibition “Society’s Jeweler” on Wednesday, Jan 15 at 10 a.m. at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. The first retrospective of the famed American jewelry designer, whose creations are linked to the wild spirit of the 1960s and early 1970s, opens to the public on Thursday, Jan. 16 and runs through April 13. norton.org or 561-832-5196. 

Mystery Dates for MOCA

Local collectors host dinners at their homes in support of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) for “Mystery Dates” seventh consecutive year on Saturday, Feb. 1.  Among the hosts this year are George Sanchez Calderon, Lizzie Dascal, Jessica and Elliot Dornbusch, Lorena and Evelio Gomez, Raul Guijarro de Pablo, Nina Johnson-Milewski and Daniel Milewski, Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, and Marcella and Daniel Novela.  Tickets are on sale for $200 per person at 305-893-6211 or mocanomi.org. Members of the MOCA Shakers receive a $50 discount. 

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