Wolfsonian- FIU Museum May 18th, 2007Every year, sixteen museums in Miami Dade County, including The Wolfsonian celebrate International Museum Day at the invitation of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). This year’s theme, Museums and Universal Heritage, intends to raise awareness about the role of museums in teaching individual and collective responsibility for global heritage. The Wolfsonian will celebrate this worldwide event by offering unique promotions such as free gallery admission the entire day. The Wolfsonian will also offer free tours of its permanent collection, Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from The Wolfsonian Collection at 6:00 p.m. This exhibition showcases The Wolfsonian’s collection of modern objects from the 1885 to the 1945 era, demonstrating the active role design plays in motivating actions, expressing ideas, creating desires, and shaping identities. On this day, visitors may also enjoy The Wolfsonian’s display of works from the Page at a Time children’s program, which features handcrafted books created by fourth- through sixth-grade students from Miami-Dade public schools. The books displayed this year explore a variety of issues ranging from the destruction of the rainforests, to the war in Iraq, to the positive and negative effects of technological advancements, and even the “evils of the Internet.” The books are entirely student-created, from the text to the artwork to the varied formats, and are made out of cardboard, plaster, wire, organic plants, and an assortment of other creative materials. The books will be on display in the lobby of The Wolfsonian through May 20, 2007.
In the Cone of Uncertainty foregrounds Haegue Yang’s (b. 1971, Seoul) consistent curiosity about the world and tireless experimentation with materializing the complexity of identities in flux. Living between Seoul and Berlin, Yang employs industrially produced … +
Inspired by the local New Jersey play ‘Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl’ organized and performed by the artists’ mother, friends, and family as well as the parties hosted by the artist’s mother in … +
Incorporating paintings, sculpture and interactive installations, Lara Favaretto: Blind Spot presents an arrangement of new and recent works alongside ongoing series from the artist’s practice. The exhibition also features a new, site-specific work commissioned for the museum’s … +
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 … +
With her deep-seated interests in globalism, identity politics, feminism, and social responsibility, Claudia DeMonted mines her auto-biography as well as the stories of the countless women she has met in her extensive travels to inform … +
The most recent project of renowned Cuban-American artist Carlos Estévez, Cities of the Mind features nine large-format paintings that reference the artist’s fascination with city plans. Inspired by the Havana of his youth, the Medieval European cities to … +