The Cultivist is launching a “global arts club” to provide members with privileged access to the art world, including Miami institutions like The Pérez Art Museum Miami. According to founders Marlies Verhoeven and Daisy Peat, who worked together in Sotheby’s VIP department, their new program is poised to connect members with an estimated 100 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions in a more intimate and philanthropic way. Perks include first-look exhibition previews, private tours, artist studio visits, and a forthcoming app to serve as a personal guide. Applicants will be interviewed before being accepted into the “club.” The annual fee for U.S. residents is $2,500. For more information, call 212-257-0202 or visit thecultivist.com.
The Wolfsonian-FIU Book Club is hosting a discussion Friday, July 3 at 7 p.m. about Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, a 1920s classic exploring daily life for women. Free to museum members and first-time attendees. RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Wolfsonian-FIU is located at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. For more information, visit wolfsonian.org.
Cara Despain at the Bakehouse
The Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood presents Swenson Shots, a program designed to give emerging artists their first experience producing a gallery show from start to finish. Cara Despain is the next artist to exhibit in the art complex’s smaller gallery space. Her work in “The Lawn” focuses on daily environmental and existential concerns, and is on view from Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5. For more information, call 305-576-2828 or visit bacfl.org.
Florida International University College of Architecture + The Arts presents “Modern Times,” a solo exhibition by Mounir Fatmi exploring architecture in the Middle East, as well as the human impact of what he refers to as an unrelenting construction machine. The show is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 28 inside the main gallery of the school’s Miami Beach Urban Studios, 420 Lincoln Rd., #440, Miami Beach. For more information about the artist, visit mounirfatmi.com.