If you find yourself asking why urinals and Brillo boxes are “art,” head to the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale for “Some Aesthetic Decisions: A Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain,’” on display through Sept. 3. Better yet, catch museum director Bonnie Clearwater’s talk on the subject at 5 p.m. May 13.
Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain and journalist Lisa Armstrong collaborated to create “Little Boy Lost: One Child’s Story of Life Behind Bars,” a documentary about youth incarceration centered on 20-year-old Damien Duncan of Allapattah. The site-specific performance features Simbaa Gordon, 2016 YoungArts Winner in Writing, and Nilo Batle, 2017 YoungArts Winner in Cinematic Arts.
Lowe Art Museum
Two shows at the University of Miami campus art museum are in their final days. “Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity” highlights the complex intersection between black masculinity and fashion through photographs and video. “Emilio Sanchez in South Florida Collections” offers a rare opportunity to survey six decades of paintings by the late Cuban-born artist.
Museum of Contemporary Art
- You’ve already missed vodka night with the artists, but you can still catch the show “Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin” of playful bas-relief works by this Miami-based husband-and-wife team through May 21.
- For music lovers, the free Jazz at Moca / Haiti Jazz Roots Projects performance is outdoors at 8 p.m. May 26, rain or shine.
770 NE 125th St., North Miami; mocanomi.org; $10.
Primary Project Space
“The Motion of Movements” might be the quintessential description of 2017. Primary Project Space in the Design District has claimed it as a theme for a show of recent works by contemporary artists, most based in or affiliated with Miami. They are Carlos Betancourt; Keenen/Riley (John Keenen and Terence Riley); Ronald Moran, Ben Pedersen, Gavin Perry; Manny Prieres; Deon Rubil and Wade Schaming.
Bossa Projects presents “Woman Behind the Threads,” a tight show of works incorporating textiles by Aurora Molina, Karla Caprali, Marina Font and Patricia Schnall Gutierrez.