Accessible Art: The MDC Museum of Art + Design unveils Recent Acquisitions + Highlights and The Norton reflects on the Black Panthers

Recent Acquisitions + Highlights

The MDC Museum of Art + Design announces the opening of Recent Acquisitions + Highlights, its first long format installation containing selections from the school’s art collection. Join executive director and chief curator Jeremy Mikolajczak from 1 – 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 for an in-depth tour of the collection and the unveiling of two newly-renovated permanent galleries, which include works by Alex Katz, Roy Lichtenstein, Pat Lipsky, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Ana Mendieta, Arnold Mesches, Louise Nevelson, Andres Serrano, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and William Wegman. Attendees will be invited to a cafecito reception after the tour, taking place in the lobby inside the historic Freedom Tower. This event is free and open to the public with RSVP to Recent Acquisitions + Highlights will remain on view on an on-going basis and educational programs, lectures and workshops will be announced on occasion. The museum is located at 600 Biscayne Blvd., 2nd floor, Miami; 305-237-7700 or

Black Panthers at The Norton

“The Summer of ’68: Photographing the Black Panthers,” a new exhibition at The Norton Museum of Art, opens Thursday, July 30 with 22 photographs by husband-and-wife team Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch chronicling the lives of the controversial, California-based group’s members. The show, organized by the Norton’s 2015 Summer Interns with the help of the education and curatorial departments, breaks down stereotypes and portrays the group in a different light. The interns will speak more about the exhibition and their experience at a Curator’s Conversation at 6:30 p.m. on July 30. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561-832-5196 or

New Studios in Little Haiti

The Laundromat Art Space is the newest artist collective to open in Miami with more than 4,500 square feet for nine artist studios and a gallery for exhibitions. Resident artists include: Marina Gonella, Andres Martinez, Ronald Sanchez, Bianca Pratorius, David McCauley, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Christin Paige Minnotte, Pablo Contrisciani, and Michael Williams. The LAS is presented by The Rise Up Gallery, a Miami-based non-profit that provides pro bono art therapy workshops to the community. For more information on upcoming programming, visit It is located at 5900 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. 

Grant Workshops

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs requires applicants for all grants to attend at least one community grants program workshop prior to submitting an application. This includes grants for organizations like the “Developing Arts in Neighborhoods,” along with grants like the “Creative Capital Professional Development Program” for individual artists. Visit to see a list of grants. The next workshop is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at 111 NW 1st St., Miami. Register in advance for the workshop here