Project Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg
June 17 – October 9th – Perez Art Museum Miami – www.pamm.org
This exhibition presents a series of works by American master artist, Robert Rauschenberg (b. 1925, Port Arthur, Texas; d. 2008, Captiva, Florida)— who lived in Captiva Island, Florida, for over 35 years and whose legacy influenced artistic development of South Florida. Rauschenberg is celebrated internationally for incorporating mass media to modern-day culture.
Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection
Ongoing – The Wolfsonian – FIU – www.wolfsonian.org
These galleries provide an overview of the museum’s holdings of American and European artifacts from the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. Culled from The Wolfsonian collection are approximately three hundred works in a variety of formats, ranging from books, posters, and postcards to decorative arts, architectural models, paintings, and sculptures.
BASQUIAT: THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS
August 12- October 16 – Perez Art Museum Miami – www.pamm.org
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks is the first major exhibition focused on Jean-Michel Basquiat’s notebooks, filled with poetry fragments, wordplay, sketches, and personal observations ranging from street life and popular culture to themes of race, class, and world history. This exhibition features 160 pages of these rarely seen documents, along with related works on paper and large-scale paintings. A self-taught artist with encyclopedic and cross-cultural interests, Basquiat was influenced by comics, advertising, children’s sketches, Pop art, hip-hop, politics, and everyday life.
Italian Film Festival
October 6 – 11 – Regal Cinema South Beach – www.cinemaitaly.com
Once again Cinema Italy returns to Miami with a strong lineup of the best Italian films of the year. The 10 best films of 2015-16 season, in competition for the Best Film Award, will be shown at Regal Cinema South Beach. This years film line up includes Belli di Papa, Dammi una Mano, Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot, Non Essere Cattivo, Forever Young, La Scelta, Loro Chi?, Ma Che Bella Sorpresa, Gli Ultimi Saranno UltimiIo, Che Amo Solo Ti. The Delano remains the official hotel of the festival and will be hosting the Opening Night Party on October 6th. The restaurant, Bianca, is the venue for the exclusive closing night dinner and award ceremony. For tickets and information contact (305) 864-0101.
October 25 – 7:30 PM – Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – www.arshtcenter.org
Named “Entertainer of the Century” by CNN in 1988, Charles Aznavour has a career spanning 70 years. Over 100 million record sales, 1,200 songs, 80 movies, 294 albums, hundreds of gold, platinum, diamond records and thousands of concerts in 94 countries.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
November 3rd – November 7th – Fort Lauderdale Waterfront – www.showmanagement.com
The show will feature more than 3 billion dollars worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, engines and thousands of boating accessories from every major marine manufacturer and boat builder worldwide.
Miami City Ballet – Giselle
November 11 – 13 – Kravis Center – www.kravis.org
Perhaps the most cherished of all 19th-century ballets, Giselle, created in 1841, has never lost its preeminence in the repertory. One reason among many: Every ballerina wants to dance it! And just about every great ballerina in history has danced it – from Pavlova to Ulanova, Fonteyn, Alonso, Kirkland, Makarova, and so many more. Giselle, with its own wonderful score by Adolphe Adam, is the ultimate dance statement about the centrality of dance to life.
The Cleveland Orchestra: Gil Shaham Plays Barber
November 11 – 8:00 PM – Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – www.arshtcenter.org
Superstar violinist Gil Shaham tackles Barber’s gorgeous Violin Concerto, once thought impossible to play due to its fiendishly challenging finale. The program concludes with one of Shostakovich’s most popular works, his stunning Fifth Symphony, for a blockbuster opening-night performance.
Florida Grand Opera: Carmen
November 12 – 19 – Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts – www.arshtcenter.org
No opera is more requested. No opera is so anticipated. And no opera is more beloved than Georges Bizet’s Carmen. The performance begins as wild Carmen seduces naïve soldier Don José. His innocence quickly turns as Carmen’s manipulations bring out the very worst in him. Intensely passionate melodies performed by world-class singers bring the desire and madness from the stage directly into your heart.
NASCAR FORD CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
November 18 – 20 – Homestead Miami Speedway – www.homesteadmiamispeedway.com
Experience three thrilling NASCAR championships in one weekend in Homestead. Die-hard race fans with a need for speed can head to the Homestead-Miami Speedway to witness NASCAR crown three champions in the Ford Championship Weekend.
November 29 – December 4 – The Miami Art Pavillion, Midtown/Wynwood Arts District – www.artmiamifair.com
Known as one of Miami’s premier anchor fair, Art Miami kicks off the opening day of Art Week — when thousands of collectors, dealers, curators and artists descend upon Miami. The stylish gallery-like décor showcases an extraordinary variety of the best in modern and contemporary art from 125 international art galleries.
Context Art Miami
November 29 – December 4 – The Miami Art Pavillion – Midtown/Wynwood Arts District – www.contextartmiami.com
CONTEXT Art Miami, along with the 27th edition of Art Miami, its sister fair, attracts collectors, curators, artists and connoisseurs from around the world looking to acquire important works of art from the leading international galleries representing emerging and mid-career cutting-edge artists.
November 30 – December 4 – Adjacent to Miami Beach Convention Center – www.designmiami.com
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.