CALENDAR FOR SEPT. 2015 – FEB. 2016
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU, the Smithsonian Affiliate in Miami, presents its annual calendar of exhibitions, lectures and events for the new 2015-2016 season and announces the launch of several new initiatives.
The new season features major offerings, including: Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann (October 10, 2105 – January 3, 2016); the only exhibition in the Southeastern U.S. of Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel (February-May, 2016); the national premiere tour of Shakespeare and his First Folio from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Florida’s only museum venue for this traveling exhibition (February 1-28, 2016); Carlos Estevez: Celestial Traveler (September 12, 2015-January 3, 2016); and Smithsonian American Art Museum: Art of Video Games (January 23-April 17, 2016).
Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann opens October 10, 2015 and will headline the museum’s Art Basel season, on view through January 3, 2016. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s public mural projects, and also includes several key later paintings. It features nine oil studies (each seven feet tall) for the redesign of the Peruvian city of Chimbote (Hofmann’s visionary collaboration in 1950 with Catalan architect Jose Luis Sert that was never realized).
– Carlos Estevez: Celestial Traveler
(Sept. 12–Jan. 3) Read more at carlosestevez.net
(On view during Art Basel.)
– Jim Couper: There Are No Other Everglades in the World (Sept. 12-Nov. 1) More about the artist at this link.
– Rufina Santana: Cartographies of the Sea
(Sept. 12–Dec. 13 ) Learn more about the artist at rufinasantana.com. (On view during Art Basel.)
Carlos Estevez, Celestial Traveler, 2014 / Wood and drawing on paper, 72 x 36 x 12 in. /
Courtesy of The Valdes-Fauli/Boren Art Collection
– Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann (Oct. 10-Jan. 3) Read the New York Times review by Roberta Smith of this touring exhibition. (On view during Art Basel.)
– The Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Kenneth Silver (Oct. 10) Read more about the lecturer here. Dr. Silver is the Curator of Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann.
– Weird, Wild & Wonderful – The Second New York Botanical Garden Triennial Exhibition (Curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists) (Oct. 10-Jan. 3) Learn more about these beautiful paintings and illustrations here. (On view during Art Basel.)
– Carola Bravo: Blurred Borders
(Nov. 21–Feb. 28) View the artist’s immersive site-specific installations on this video. (On view during Art Basel.)
– Ramon Espantaleon: The Temptation (Nov. 21–Feb. 28) Read more about the artist at ramonespantaleon.com
(On view during Art Basel.)
– 12th Annual Art Basel Breakfast in the Park: American Sculptor Alice Aycock (Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m. – Noon) This event draws hundreds of art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world, many of whom are visiting Miami for Art Basel. Each year a noted sculptor is invited to speak. Guests enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, informal lecture and guided tours of the Sculpture Park as well as the exhibitions in the museum. More about the guest-lecturer at aaycock.com. View the Sculpture Park’s artwork here.
– Art Basel Miami Beach 2015: During Art Basel, the museum will feature six exhibitions: Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann; Carlos Estevez: Celestial Traveler; Weird, Wild & Wonderful – The Second New York Botanical Garden Triennial Exhibition; Rufina Santana: Cartographies of the Sea; Weird, Wild & Wonderful – The Second New York Botanical Garden Triennial Exhibition; Carola Bravo: Blurred Borders; and Ramon Espantaleon: The Temptation.
– Smithsonian American Art Museum: Art of Video Games (Jan. 23–April 17) Read more about the exhibition at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_Video_Games. Watch a video interview of guest curator Chris Melissino discussing the exhibition.
– Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement (Jan.–March)
– Predators and Prey: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel (February – May) The only exhibition in the Southeastern U.S. and the conclusion of its world tour that included the Musee de Louvre, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Field Museum, Chicago; the Altes Museum, Berlin; and Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
– Shakespeare and his First Folio (Feb. 1 – Feb. 28) The only Florida museum debut of this national traveling exhibition, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.