Accessible Art: Cuban Abstraction at Virginia Miller Galleries, Largest map fair in the world opens at History Miami, and Modern Beauty at the Frost Art Museum
First show of Cuban artists working in abstraction outside of Cuba opens in Coral Gables, antique maps at History Miami, and and the Wolfsonian unveils winning table design for lobby
“The Silent Shout: Voices in Cuban Abstraction 1950 – 2013” is on display at Art Space/Virginia Miller Galleries. The exhibition is curated by three Cuban art historians – Janet Batet, Rafael DiazCasas, and Jose Angel Vincench – and represents the first show outside Cuba of Cuban artists of different generations working in abstraction. Works by pioneers in the genre like Sandu Darie, Pedro de Oraa, and Lolo Soldevilla are spotlighted. Many are borrowed from private collections and are not for sale. On view through March at 169 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables; 305-444-4493 or virginiamiller.com.
HistoryMiami hosts the 21st annual Miami International Map Fair Feb. 8 – 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Antique map dealers and collectors converge at the museum for the largest fair of its kind, which features early and rare maps of Florida, Cuba and colonial America. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for HistoryMiami members and children 6-12. Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring in a map from their own collection for an expert evaluation. historymiami.org, 305-375-1618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just opened at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum: “Modern Beauty?: The Aesthetics of Perceptual Simultaneity,” The Wolfsonian-FIU’s exhibition on sight, sound, and movement found in European works from the early 20th century. Complements a course offered by FIU’s School of Architecture and Department of Modern Languages for Spring 2014. Closes April 6. 10975 SW 17 St., Miami, 305-348-2890 or thefrost.fiu.edu.
MAC Fine Art presents “Wonderism,” a new series of photographs by Robert Zuckerman, whose work is sought after by big Hollywood names like Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay, and Will Smith. 833 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-990-5420 or macfineart.com.
New at the Wolfsonian
The Wolfsonian-FIU unveils the winning table design of the “Six Components and a Handful of Screws” design challenge Friday, Feb. 7 from 7 – 9 p.m. with a reception that’s free and open to the public. Nick Gelpi, founder of GELPI Projects and assistant professor at FIU’s College of Architecture, created an oversized table that will be on display in the lobby of the museum for one year. It holds 24 historic chairs from the museum’s collection, all digitally fabricated. RSVP required: email@example.com. wolfsonian.org.
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