Accessible Art: Sip cocktails with Cuban artist Carlos Garcia de la Nuez at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences, World Cup-themed art takes over Concourse D at Miami International Airport, and NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale launches residency program

Art at the Ritz

Abstract painter Carlos Garcia de la Nuez will be honored by Lionheart Capital and Guijarro de Pablo with an intimate reception this week  for his most recent work at the new Ritz-Carlton Residences, 4701 N. Meridian Ave., Miami Beach. Summer cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Complimentary valet. By invitation only. If you would like to attend, contact to reserve your spot and get more details regarding date and time. 

Show Your Colors at MIA

Miami International Airport unveiled the first of many World Cup-themed installations planned for the summer with “Show Your Colors,” an art exhibition on view in Concourse D. More than a dozen seniors at Miami-Dade County’s renowned Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) created soccer-related works over three months for the display. 305-876-0749 or

New at MOA

NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (MOA), 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., launched “Research and Development,” a new residency for South Florida artists to use the galleries on the second floor as studios while they develop projects addressing social issues of homelessness and belonging through Sept. 14. The first set of artists includes: Tom Scicluna, Rick Ulysse, Natasha Lopez de Victoria, Agustina Woodgate, and Antonia Wright.  A panel discussion moderated by MOA’s art director and chief curator Bonnie Clearwater alongside exhibition coordinator and chief preparatory Luke Jenkins is at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Free with museum admission and free for members. RSVP to, 954-525-5500 or Tour the studios with the artists-in-residence during the first open studio night from 6 – 8 p.m.  Thursday, June 12. 

More from MOA: Noted art historian Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ph.D. was named the first Sunny Kaufman Senior Curator to oversee the museum’s curatorial department and permanent collections, Glackens Art Collection, Latin American Art Collection and the Cobra Study Center. 

Summer Camp at the Frost

Registration is open for the 48th season of summer camp at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Programming for eight one-week sessions running from June 16 – August 8 includes ecology, robotics, engineering, technology, and field trips for children entering pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Prices vary depending on class, age, and museum membership status. For details call 305-646-4222, visit or email


Dimensions Variable in downtown Miami welcomes José Luis Falconi, fellow at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, for a lecture on social practice in Latin America through a study of multi-disciplinary artist Candelario’s work and his creative laboratory in San Agustin, Cuba. Followed by a conversation with Candelario, who is hosted by Miami’s Fountainhead Residency while his exhibition “Equipajes Personales (Personal Luggage)” is on view at DV through June 22. Event starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 7 at 100 NE 11 St., Miami; 305-607-5527 or

Festival of the Arts

Conchita Espinosa Academy (CEA) and Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) celebrate their 80th anniversary, 50th anniversary in Miami, and 100th anniversary of founder Conchita Espinosa’s birth during the biennial “Festival of the Arts: Legacy” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Dade Country Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami. For tickets, contact Audrey Gonzalez at 305-227-1149, ext. 317 or