The Frost Art Museum presents 2010 Aesthetics & Values Exhibition

From Mar 9th through Apr 18th, 2010.

altThe Aesthetics & Values Exhibition 2010 will feature the works of Bhakti Baxter, Xavier Cortada, Guerra de la Paz, Richard Haden, Bert Rodriguez, Gerry Stecca, TM Sisters, Frances Trombly, Wendy Wischer, and Ricardo E. Zulueta. This year, several of the artists featured will be making works specifically for the exhibition.

The Aesthetics & Values students not only curate their exhibition, but they become immersed within the art community. The Aesthetics & Values 2010 exhibition is the culmination of an Honors College seminar, taught by artist and Honors College Fellow John Bailly, which examines the role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue of controversial issues. The annual exhibition provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an on-campus exhibition of contemporary Miami artists.

“This is a wonderful collaboration between the Frost Art Museum and the Honors College students,” said Director Carol Damian. “Students are able to curate a show and learn how to work within the confines of a true operational museum.”

“Aesthetics & Values’ move to the Frost Art Museum is an opportunity and challenge for the student-curators. The museum setting offers greater exposure and a more formal environment for the exhibition. It, therefore, also creates higher expectations. The group of participating artists demonstrates that the student-curators have embraced this challenge,” Professor Bailly added.

The Aesthetics & Values Exhibition has also garnered national recognition. Since 2007, A&V students have presented the project at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference. After learning of Aesthetics & Values at NCHC, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be organizing their own Aesthetics and Values Exhibition in the Spring 2011.

This year the Aesthetics & Values show will host its opening reception during The Frost Art Museum’s popular Target Wednesday After Hours series on March 24th, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Target Wednesday After Hours is designed to complement The Frost Art Museum’s exhibitions and give visitors the chance to meet contemporary artists and engage with controversial art, live music, talks, films, dance, and performance art. The event is free and open to the public.

The Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-2890
http://thefrost.fiu.edu

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