Accessible Art: Michael Vasquez's 'Neighborhood Reclamation' at the Freedom Tower and David Hayes unveils new sculptural work in Wynwood

Michael Vasquez at MDC

Miami artist Michael Vasquez’s “Neighborhood Reclamation” installation is open to the public at Miami Dade College Museum + Design. Freestanding canvases are arranged to resemble an underserved community in transition throughout the swing/SPACE/miami gallery at the Freedom Tower. Vasquez, a New World School of the Arts alumnus, is also currently exhibiting at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The Miami exhibit closes on July 12 at 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-237-7700 or mdcmoad.org

New at Frost

Traveling exhibition “Creole World: Photographs of New Orleans and the Latin Caribbean Sphere by Richard Sexton” is making its first stop at The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU. The photographer/author’s show runs through Aug. 23 at FIU’s campus, 10975 SW 17th St., Miami; 305-348-2890 or thefrost.fiu.edu

“Green Machine: The Art of Carlos Luna” is also on view at the Frost Art Museum through Sept. 13. The Miami-based contemporary Cuban painter’s work focuses on cultural shifts in Cuba and Mexico. 

New at the Lowe

“Emptiness,” a solo show by renowned Cuban artist Glexis Novoa opens at University of Miami Lowe Art Museum Friday, June 19 with a members’ preview from 6 – 7 p.m. and an opening reception from 7 – 9 p.m. Entrance to the reception is $10 for non-members. The cityscapes in this exhibition build on Novoa’s expressive lexicon with stronger horizon lines and one-point perspective. The Lowe is on UM’s campus, 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables; 305-284-3535 or miami.edu/lowe

Poplife Social

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Poplife present the tropical pop music of John Hancock III (ANR or Awesome New Republic) at the June PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social on Thursday, June 18 from 6 – 10 p.m. Guests will be treated to a live performance, happy hour drink and food specials ($3 – $9), as well as access to the museum’s new exhibition “Poetics of Relation,” which is inspired by the writings of author and philosopher Édouard Glissant. Purchasing tickets through a new pre-ticketing system is recommended, as space is limited: pamm.org/poplife-social-john-hancock. Admission is $16 for adults (food/drink not included).  PAMM is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000 or pamm.org

David Hayes in Wynwood

The latest sculptural work by David Hayes will be completed and shared during a public reception on Thursday, June 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Swiss watch brand’s Parmigiani Gallery, 285 NW 26th St., Miami. To attend, RSVP to anne.jacot@parmigiani.com by June 15. “Maquettes + Studies” is presented in collaboration with Miami-based M+V Art. For more information, visit mvart.co

The History of Haitian Photography

From June 21 through Oct. 4, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale presents the first comprehensive museum survey of photography in Haiti in “From Within and Without: The History of Haitian Photography,” an exhibition curated by Haitian-American artist and Miami resident Edouard Duval-Carrié. Nearly 350 works from the late 19th century to today will be on view. The museum is located at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-262-0204 or moafl.org

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