The Doors of Perception
Miami artist Santiago Rubino pays tribute to Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking book “The Doors of Perception” (1954) in a solo show of the same name at Spinello Projects, 2930 NW 7th Ave., Miami. Rubino’s hyper-figurative drawings, made over a three-year period, reflect surreal or half-realized dreams through the use of Renaissance cartooning, classical landscapes, postmodern graffiti, and Futurist character animation. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 4. For more information, call 786-271-4223 or visit spinelloprojects.com.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) presents the first major U.S. retrospective on the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes with an opening reception Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6 – 9 p.m., featuring the Miami debut of Brazilian band Alma Tropicalla and DJ Marcello Bentine. Public gallery access begins at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 20, a talk with Milhazes and Tobias Ostrander is from 2 – 3 p.m. and free with museum admission. “Jardim Botanico” is on view through Jan. 11, 2015. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000 or pamm.org.
Gallery of Amazing Things (G.O.A.T.), 481 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, showcases a collection of Lladró sculptures from Valencia, Spain during the “Masters of Porcelain” exhibition and sale Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Sept. 21. Lladró experts and representatives will be on at the opening reception Wednesday from 5 – 8 p.m. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. To RSVP for the opening night reception, call 954-654-7739 or visit galleringamazing.com.
The MDC Musuem of Art + Design (MOAD), which has been closed for renovations, will reopen Friday, Sept. 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. with new installations and exhibitions throughout the building: “The Universe Within 6pne” by Asser Saint-Val , swing/SPACE/Miami through Nov. 9; “Lebo Pops Up: Artworks” by David “LEBO” Le Batard, MDC Collection Gallery through Oct. 4; “Work/Work” curated by Katherine Pill, Main and Skylight Galleries through Nov. 14; and the Cuban Exile Experience (ongoing) and Cultural Legacy Gallery (through Aug. 30, 2015) on the first floor of the Freedom Tower. MOAD admission is free. 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-237-7710 or mdcmoad.org.
Breakthrough Miami’s second annual Support-A-Scholar Celebration at Wynwood Walls, 2550 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, is Saturday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. with collaborative murals by Ryan the Wheelbarrow, Brandon Opalka, Marcie Ziv, and Santiago Rubino and their Breakthrough Miami Scholars, all of which are available for auction. Proceeds benefit the non-profit’s eight-year academic enrichment program for under-resourced youth. Fund-A-Scholar for $1,600 or purchase tickets to the event for $150 per person. VIP tours of the Walls will be offered along with food by Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. Online registration is open through Sept. 19 at breakthroughmiami.org. For more information, call 305-646-7210.