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Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for funding through the Knight Arts Challenge, an initiative seeking arts ideas and projects that will benefit the local community. Knight looks to build on the momentum in the Miami art scene, sharpening the focus of existing efforts using the community’s unique strengths. We seek the best and the brightest and we encourage arts organizations to reach for the next level in programming and organizational capacity.

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By Elizabeth Shannon, Bass Museum of Art Just under a month ago, the Bass Museum of Art installed two new artworks by Miami-based artists in Collins Park as part of tc: temporary contemporary. Christy Gast’s Self Portrait as the Barefoot Mailman (2013) is prominently displayed outside of the Bass’s front entrance, while Emmett Moore’s two […]

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It’s really impossible to appreciate the work of London-based Sam Winston by looking at images online; they are too subtle and monochromatic to translate to the screen, and even though they incorporate text, they are hard to describe in print. So it’s important to make the trip to Alejandra von Hartz gallery to physically view […]

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Diaspora Women’s Dance Festival

Published on 17 February 2014 by in Dance, Miami

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Kaeshi Chai

The Hanan Arts Cooperative and the Mideastern Dance Exchange present the Diaspora Women’s Dance Festival, a weekend of meditation and exploration of dance workshops that culminate in a performance on Saturday, March 8th at 8 p.m. The culminating performance highlights cross-cultural and interdisciplinary artists Michelle Grant Murray, belly-dancers Valerick Molinary, Alicia of Bellycraft and Francesca […]

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More art-fair fun in Wynwood

Published on 14 February 2014 by in Miami

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Think Miamians (and visitors) are sick of art fairs? Think again. This President’s Day Weekend, the second Art Wynwood opened up to huge crowds in a tent in Midtown. It was joined by a new fair, MA+D Miami Art and Design, in the waterfront Bayfront Park Pavilion, which also opened up on Thursday evening. At […]

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By Max Kellogg, Florida Grand Opera One of the beauties of live theater is its unpredictability, and when you are dealing with one of the most-performed operas in the world, unexpected things are bound to happen.  Some things are minor incidents that are easily covered up, sometimes without anyone in the audience noticing.  Others tend […]

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie Seems hard to believe nowadays, what with all the artistic and cultural growth in South Florida, but at one point, a three-building contemporary art exhibition space and residency haven located in Lincoln Road was the place for new artists, development, and exhibitions. ArtCenter/South Florida contributed to making Lincoln Road, and by extension […]

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On March 3rd, the Jewish Museum of Florida – FIU opens (for members only) “Cinema Judaica: The War Years 1939-1949.” The exhibition, which comes from the Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion, features

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More painting like this, please

Published on 11 February 2014 by in Miami

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The two rooms in the spacious building on North Miami Avenue that houses Edge Zones Projects this month is just right for the large-scale paintings that are hanging there for “Clean Dressed, Dirty Mouth,” featuring seven painters and curated by David Marsh. But the site-specific one, painted directly onto a makeshift wall, lords over the […]

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In 2012, Miami Dance Mecca, run by Brazz Dance Theater, was awarded a $45,000 Knight Arts Challenge Miami grant to build Miami’s reputation as an emerging center for contemporary dance. Brazz Dance & MDC set out to create new works, help dancers develop professionally and launch a Brazilian dance festival. This month, part of that […]

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By Hunter Braithwaite The collection of Pulitzer-Prize winning photographs which opens at the Frost Museum this week brims with pathos and the passage of time. The photos are expertly composed; that’s quite a feat, as most were shot in what Henri Cartier-Bresson called “the decisive moment”—that split second when everything makes sense, only to descend […]

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