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BLACK HISTORY MONTH, February Edition, Vol. 4 No. 14, Neighborhood  Watch
Art of Black Miami is a marketing platform and destination driver that showcases the diversity of the visual arts locally, nationally and internationally, celebrating the black diaspora. This initiative highlights the artistic cultural landscape found in Miami's heritage neighborhoods and communities year-round throughout Greater Miami and the Beaches.

CRITIC’S CHOICE

by Carol Damian
HISTORIC OVERTOWN

The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater

819 NW Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33136

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Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm Regular Admission $8; Childres 12 and <: Free.  Groups of 10 or more $5 with Reservation School and Youth Group Visits are Free.
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Black Archives facade

February 3 – 28:

YOUNG WORLD FACES and Freetown Reborn Documentary Anniversary

The exterior of the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater features the signature portrait series YOUNG WORLD FACES by artist Robert Young.

Hampton Art Lovers
at the Historic Ward Rooming House


249 NW 9th St.
Overtown
Miami, FL 33136
P: 786 439 9718 

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Wednesday to Saturday: 12 – 6 pm
and by appointment.

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Leroy Campbell. Race Matters.

February 13 - April 10:

Leroy Campbell and Krystal Hart. The Art of Southern Vernacular


African-American Vernacular English shares a large portion of its grammar and phonology with the rural dialects of the Southern United States, and especially older Southern American English, due to historical connections of African Americans to the region.
 

January 27 – March 31:

Ebony Broadsides: Celebration of the Masters.


Hampton Art Lovers, Community Based Connections, Inc. at the African American Research Library & Cultural Center (AARLCC) in Fort Lauderdale,  present EBONY BROADSIDES: Celebration of the Masters, a curated archival signed art exhibition poster of the leading 20th century Black American artists.
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LITTLE HAITI

MUCE / Miami Urban Contemporary Experience


264 NW 54th St. 
Miami, Fl. 33137
P: 305 890 2121 

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Free Admission

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Sona

Opening Reception & Artist Meet and Greet: on Sunday, February 9, 3 - 7 pm.


February  09 - March 12:

As a Matter of Black: The Roaring 20's
1920 - 2020: A kaleidoscope of then & now 

Curated by Bart Mervil.
In honor of Black History Month, MUCE presents its annual exhibition As A Matter of Black. This year’s theme explores the Black Renaissance era of the roaring 1920s & the current climate of 2020 in relation to the Black & Caribbean life experience.

 

Sunday, February 29: 1- 7 pm 

Black History Month Costume Day Party!

Once every 4 years, the portal opens and our visionaries of the past meet us face to face. Join us to celebrate the African American Icons of the Renaissance era. Dress to impress as your favorite historical figure and join in on interactive art, music, dance, and culinary treats. Tickets are $29 and serve as a Knights Art Fundraiser for MUCE EDUCATES  *donations are tax-deductible.
 

Wednesday, March 11:

Artist Talk & Closing Reception

LITTLE RIVER

Dimensions Variable

101 NW 79th St.
Miami, FL 33150
P: +1 305 606 0058

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Wed. - Sat: 1 - 5 pm
and by appointment

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Charo Oquet. Installation detail.

January 25 – March 14:

Charo Oquet. Entering Sacred Grounds.

For her solo project at Dimensions Variable (DV) titled Entering Sacred Grounds, artist Charo Oquet will be creating an immersive installation in our main gallery that will be activated by two performances and a conversation.

Emanuel Ribas. Ouroboros.

Emanuel Ribas’ work is procedural, layered, and expressive in nature and in many ways a reflection of himself. Rather than communicating with words, or using some kind of visual narrative to illustrate a story or moment in time, he’s driven by an innate desire to use materials that are often seen in the home and workplace.

Mindy Solomon Gallery

8397 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33138
P: 786 953 6917

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Tues – Sat: 11 – 5
Sun. & Mon. by appt.
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Ana Wieder, The Way We Would Heal 2: Dinah and Persephone Get it On.
Oil on Canvas with Cutouts 5 by 5 feet.

January 25 – March 7:

Lady Parts.

 
Mequitta Ahuja, Shona Mcandre, W, Super Future Kid, Virginia Leonard, Ana Wieder, Nadia Waheed, and Hannah McBroom.

An exhibition about the stuff of womanhood.

We measure ourselves by our perception of someone else’s standards. We don’t see ourselves as beautiful. We see ourselves as flawed. We focus on our imperfections. Our asymmetry. We feel one way and look another. Sometimes we think our lady parts are inadequate. Sometimes we are not even sure what it means to be lady.

WYNWOOD

University of Miami /
Wynwood Gallery


2750 NW 3rd. Ave. Ste. 4. 
Miami, Fl. 33127
P: 305 284 3161

Hours:

Inside Wynwood Building.
Wed – Fri: 10 – 6

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Albert Levy. Born 1934, Cairo Egypt, Arrived in USA, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8, 6 – 9 pm

February 3 – 28:

J. Thomas Lopez. The Forgotten Exodus
– An American Refuge

This is a portrait exhibition of the last generation of Sephardi Jews born in North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran. In the years following the founding of the State of Israel, close to a million Jews fled their native Arab lands. Hostility and expulsion brought an abrupt end to these once vibrant communities, scattering its members to the four corners of the earth. Until recently, little has been formally documented, leaving a significant part of Jewish history largely untold.

The photographer is J Tomas Lopez, an artist with a lifelong passion for portraying the vulnerability of the passage of time through his stunning portrait photography. As a young Cuban boy who emigrated to America in the 1950s, Lopez felt out of place. The stories of the Jews from North Africa and the Middle East that truly ignited his interest.

MUSEUMS

Frost Art Museum

10975 SW 17th St.
FIU Campus
Miami, Fl. 33199
P: 305 348 2890

Hours:

Free and Open to the Public
Mon: Closed
Tues – Sat: 10 – 5
Sun: Noon –  5

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Terence Price II, Fantasy in the Hold, 2019, video still

Panel and Exhibition Opening, Thursday, February 6, 4 – 7 pm

A conversation led by WLRN reporter, Nadege Green with local filmmakers, Terence Price II and Faren Humes, as they discuss the ways they use film to represent and redefine Black communities in Miami. Humes’ latest short film, Liberty.


January 25 – April 26:

Terence Price II. Never Ending Gardens.

Curated By Amu Galpin, Chief Curator.

Terence Price II creates work that ruminates on the notion of community and honors the intimate relationships formed among family, friends, and neighbors. Keenly aware of the power of place, Price focuses on Carol City, a neighborhood of Miami Gardens

January 21 – April 12:

Liu Shiyuan. Opaque Pollination.

Liu Shiyuan’s work probes the causes and results of gaps in communication that arise from changing technologies as well as from transcultural exchanges.

January 25 – May 17:

Transitional Nature. Hudson River School Paintings from the David and Laura Grey Collection.

Curated By Katherine Manthorne, Ph.D., Professor of Modern Art of the Americas, City University of New York, in collaboration with Amy Galpin, Ph.D., Chief Curator, Frost Art Museum.

Cultural identity in the United States has been long intertwined with its magnificent landscapes, from the dense forests of New England to the open terrain of the West.

Ongoing:
Connectivity.

Curated by Amy Galpin, Chief Curator.
Organized in 5 sections, the show examines how art objects, created across cultures and during different time periods, relate to one another and to a myriad of publics.

Lowe Art Museum

1301 Stanford Dr.
Coral Gables, Fl. 33124
P: 305 284 3535 

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Tues – Sat: 10 – 4
Sun: 12 – 4
Admission:
Adults: $12.50
Students / Senior: $8
Children under 12: Free
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Jacob Lawrence, The Builders (Family), 1974.
Silkscreen on wove paper through hand-cut film stencils, 207/300, 20 AP.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 7 – 9 pm:

February 20 – May 24:

History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

Curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions. 

The traveling exhibition History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence explores three major themes of Lawrence’s larger oeuvre and specifically focuses on his graphic work. Lawrence’s recording and recollection of African-American and larger African diasporic histories are featured, as well as his vivid observations of the dynamic city life in his native Harlem, New York City. Works in the exhibition span from 1963 to 2000 and include significant complete print portfolios, such as the Toussaint L’Ouverture series, as well as The Legend of John Brown series, amongst others.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 22, 6 – 8 pm:

Nexus: Contemporary Art From Leading Miami Collections.

 

Through March 22:

Claudia DeMonte and Edwin McGowin: Binomial

DeMonte’s artistic output reflects not only her cosmopolitan view of the world but also her sense of place within it. Ed McGowin, with whom DeMonte has shared her travels and her life for more than four decades, is equally interested in notions of the self and interpersonal dynamics, including manipulation, corruption, exploitation, and greed. He explored these intertwined threads in his famed Name Change project (1970 and later), in which McGowin legally changed his name—and his aesthetic modality—twelve separate times.

Through May 3:

Carlos Estevez: Cities of the Mind

Guest Curator Dr. Carol Damian.
Walled Cities features nine large-format circular paintings that reference the artist’s fascination with city plans. Inspired by the Havana of his youth, the Medieval European cities to which he has traveled extensively as an adult, and his abiding interest in symbolic cosmology and origin stories, Estévez has created in this body of new work personal maps of the human mind influenced by ancient cartography.

Through March 29:

Russia Unframed @ Art La.

A Student Curated Exhibition.

On permanent view at the Lowe’s lobby:
Dale Chihuly’s 32-piece Mosaic Persian.

Museum Of Art and Design / Miami Dade College

 

600 Biscayne Blvd. 
Miami, Fl. 33132
P: 305 237 7700

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Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun: 1 – 6 pm
Saturdays: 1 – 8 pm
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Rafah

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 19, 6 – 9 pm

February 20 – September 27:

Forensic Architecture: True to Scale

MOAD presents the first major U.S. survey of Forensic Architecture’s extraordinary work uncovering evidence of state and corporate violence. Comprised of architects, software developers, filmmakers, journalists, lawyers, artists, and scientists, Forensic Architecture is a research agency that uses architectural software and an architectural sensibility to investigate human rights violations. 


Through April 26:

Juana Valdés: Terrestrial Bodies

Cuban Legacy Gallery at the FreedomTower.

Valdes considers Ptolemy’s research: the earth was a spherical globe, expanding two-dimensional works into large installations that map a connection between the history of trade and the displacement of various cultures and people.

Museum of Contemporary Art / MOCA

 

770 NE 125th St. 
North Miami, Fl. 33161
P: 305 893 6211 

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Tues – Fri: 11 – 5
Sat: 1 – 9 pm; Sun. 11 – 5
Artist Reception: $10
General Admission: $ 3
Children under 12: Free
North Miami Residents: Free
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Cecilia Vicuña, The Strike, 2018.

Through March 29:

Cecilia Vicuña. About to Happen.

Co-Curated by Andrea Andersson and Julia Bryan-Wilson.

Influential Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña’s exhibition traces her career-long commitment to exploring discarded and displaced materials, peoples, and landscapes in a time of global climate change.

Alicia Rahon. Poetic Invocations.

Curated by Teresa Arcq.

French-Mexican surrealist painter Alice Rahon (1904–1987) shows “Poetic Invocations” is guest curated by Mexico-City based art historian Tere Arcq. The exhibition aims to contribute to the scholarship and recognition of under-explored women artists, and to the intercultural influences on European artists in exile in the Americas, whose work was often deeply marked by indigenous and archaic cultures.

Pérez Art Museum - PAMM


1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Downtown Miami
Miami, Fl. 33132
P: 305 375 3000

Hours:

Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun: 10 – 6
Thurs: 10 – 9
Closed on Wednesdays
Free 1st Thursdays
Admission: Adults: $ 16
Seniors/ Students:$ 12
Take the free Metromover
til Museum Park Stop

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 Meleko Mokgosi. Democratic Intuition, Lerato: Philia II, 2016.
Oil on canvas. 94 inches in diameter.

 

Art + Soul, an evening in support of PAMM’s Fund for African American Art: Saturday, February 15, from 6:15 pm.

 

February 7 – August 9:

Polyphonic: Celebrating PAMM’s Fund for African America Art.

Polyphonic highlights a group of paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have since become quintessential for the museum—including works by Terry Adkins, Romare Bearden, Kevin Beasley, Ed Clark, Leslie Hewitt, Faith Ringgold, Tschabalala Self, Xaviera Simmons and Juana Valdes, among several others.

February 27, 2020 – March 30, 2021:

Meleko Mokgos: Your Trip to Africa.

Combining a high degree of painterly skill with a poetic, open-ended semiotic approach and a penchant for deep archival research, the artist shines a light on some of the complex socio-economic dynamics that animate contemporary southern Africa.

Through June 7:

The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art.

Curated by María Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator at PAMM, and Dr. Marsha Pearce, Cultural Studies Scholar based at The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus.
Artists: Deborah Anzinger, Charles Campbell, Andrea Chung, Hulda Guzman, Deborah Jack, Louisa Marajo, Manuel Mathieu, Alicia Milne, Lavar Munroe, Angel Otero, Sheena Rose, Jamilah Sabur, Nyugen Smith, and Cristina Tufiño.

Through April 25:

What Carried Us Over. Gifts from Gordon W Bailey.

 

Through March 29:

Barbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca: Estas vendo coisas.

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