Accessible Art: Prized Picasso pieces on display at NSU Art Museum and Bass Museum of Art announces temporary closure

Renovations at the Bass

The Bass Museum of Art is preparing for a major renovation of interior spaces that will begin when the current exhibition, “One Way: Peter Marino,” closes on May 17. Admission to the museum that day will be free in honor of International Museum Day. The $7.5 million makeover, made possible by a grant from the City of Miami Beach, will allow for a 47 percent increase in space—from 17,772 square feet to 26,212 square feet. For more information, call 305-673-7530 or visit bassmuseum.org

Artists for Conservation

“Green, White & Blue Festival,” a conservation-themed art exhibit by Artists for Conservation, will be on view at two South Florida locations with works by 45 internationally recognized painters and sculptors in the nature art genre. The showings are scheduled through May 3 at the Ansin Family Gallery at the Miramar Cultural Center and from May 12 to June 19 at the Alvin Sherman Library Gallery at Nova Southeastern University.  An opening reception is planned for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at the Miramar Cultural Center, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar. To learn more about the exhibits, call 954-602-4500 or visit artistsforconservation.com.

Birdwatching

Brooklyn-based documentary and fine art photographer Alan Winslow unveils “Portraits of Birds, Birders, and their Environments” at the Tropical Audubon Society, 5530 Sunset Dr., Miami, Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m. During the opening reception, Winslow will explain the portraits he captured of birds and bird lovers during his month-long residency with Artists in Residence in Everglades (airie.org). To learn more about the artist, visit alanwinslow.com

Pieces by Picasso

The NSU Art Museum is currently showing 72 objects created by Pablo Picasso from 1931 – 1971, including 14 etchings from the artist’s famed Vollard Suite, which were commissioned by art dealer Ambroise Vollard in exchange for paintings by Paul Cézanne and Pierre-August Renoir. There are also several aquatints and works on paper juxtaposed with more than 50 ceramic bowls pitchers, and plates Picasso made while living in the South of France. The exhibition is on view through Nov. 1 at 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-525-5500 or nsuartmuseum.org

Photography from France and Italy

Local photographer Alice Goldhagen presents “Alice in Wonderland: France and Italy” at Books & Books in Coral Gables with an opening reception on Friday, May 1 from 7 – 10 p.m. Her architectural and landscape images will be on view till May 31. The bookstore is located at 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. For more information, call 305-442-4408 or visit booksandbooks.com

Street art at the Sherborne

The Beauty and The Streets pop-up exhibit at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand Hotel presents an interactive view of New York-based street artist Nobody’s view of female sensuality, sexuality and beauty. The sociopolitical-focused artist is hosting a cocktail reception on Thursday, April 30 from 7 – 9 p.m. RSVP to Harris Public Relations by calling 786.897.8854 or emailing info@harrispublicrelations.com. The Shelborne is located at 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. For more about the artist, visit @artismyweapon on Twitter. 

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