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ART ON THE PLAZA: CHRIS FRIDAY’S NARCISSIST

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NORTH MIAMI

Now – February 18, 2024

RECURRING DAILY

All Day

As part of MOCA’s Art on the Plaza series, artist Chris Friday’s large-scale, free-standing metal figure Narcissist will be on view at MOCA’s Plaza from Wednesday, November 29 through Sunday, February 18. Appearing to be captivated by its own reflection in the waters of the Museum’s fountain, Narcissist symbolizes Black art that is concerned with itself; celebrating its own inherent beauty and essence, without exposing deeper emotions or meanings, especially when placed in a public contemporary art space.

 

JAMEA RICHMOND-EDWARDS: ANCIENT FUTURE

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NORTH MIAMI

Now – March 17, 2024

RECURRING WEEKLY ON SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Wed: 12pm-7pm | Thurs-Sun: 10am-5pm

Delve into the world of Afro-futurism and Black mythologies through Jamea Richmond-Edwards’ multidisciplinary exhibition Ancient Future. On display from Wednesday, October 25, 2023 through Sunday, March 17, 2024, the exhibition showcases Richmond-Edwards’ vibrant paintings, film explorations, and immersive installations. Richmond-Edwards transforms artistic norms with innovative techniques such as integrating soft sculpture into her paintings, creating imagined realms that merge with history, fantasy, and cultural commentary.

 

SILHOUETTES: IMAGE AND WORD IN THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

THE WOLFSONIAN–FIU

Now – April 07, 2024

RECURRING DAILY

From: 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM Friday 9:00 PM

The flourishing of literary, visual, and musical arts between the 1920s and ‘40s known as the Harlem Renaissance projected a new picture of Black life to the world. Silhouettes considers the role of art in this movement, paying special attention to collaboration between artists and writers on illustrated books—works that reached a broad audience with stories and images that challenged demeaning stereotypes and asserted African Americans’ capacity for self-determination. Silhouettes: Image and Word in the Harlem Renaissance is organized by The Wolfsonian–FIU and is curated by Christopher Norwood, founder of Hampton Art Lovers, in consultation with Shawn Christian, professor of English at Florida International University, and Wolfsonian staff.

We gratefully acknowledge Historical Design for a gift of books and photographs that inspired this exhibition, and we thank the lenders to the project: Beth Rudin DeWoody, Family of Aaron Douglas, Fisk University Galleries, the Archives at Florida Memorial University, the Norwood Collection and Hampton Art Lovers, Kenkeleba Gallery, and Norton Museum of Art.

The exhibition is sponsored by Cowles Charitable Trust and Tamara L. Harris Foundation.

 

GARY SIMMONS: PUBLIC ENEMY

PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI (PAMM)

Now – April 28, 2024

RECURRING WEEKLY ON SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Thurs: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Fri – Mon: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Explore the biggest and most comprehensive retrospective of work by renowned conceptual artist Gary Simmons at PAMM from December 5, 2023 through April 28, 2024. Composed of approximately 70 works, Gary Simmons: Public Enemy covers thirty years of the artist’s career.

Since the late 1980s, Simmons has created art works that examine race, class and gender identity as reflected in multiple aspects of American culture such as cinema, music, literature, sports and urbanism. Drawing on popular genres such as hip-hop, cult horror flicks, science fiction and vintage cartoons, he’s created an arresting body of work that includes large-scale paintings, sculptures and video, most of which will be on display at this timely exhibit.

Gary Simmons: Public Enemy is curated by René Morales, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator, and Jadine Collingwood, Assistant Curator, with Jack Schneider, Curatorial Associate, of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The exhibition will be accompanied by a major exhibition catalogue and slate of related programming.