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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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The story goes that composer Gian Carlo Menotti, blocked on his commission for a Christmas opera for television and running out of time, went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, hoping to clear his head and think of something else. There, he stood in front of Hieronymus Bosch’s Adoration of the Magi, […]

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The Borscht 8 Film Festival debuted last weekend at the Adrienne Arsht Center.  Miami New Times critic Michael Musto weighed in on the festival, saying: “Miami has real soul. And lots of burgeoning art scenes, which are reflected in the personal, expressive filmmaking that Borscht serves with brio.” Click here to read the complete article.

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By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer Galina Vishnevskaya was, above all, a survivor. Her life was out of an opera. Were only half of what she relates in her autobiography true, it would be enough to merit unconditional admiration. Everything was extreme in the tumultuous life of the mythical Vishnevskaya. Her book – Galina: a […]

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Cordova’s artistic journey

Published on 18 December 2012 by in Miami

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The work and curatorial vision of William Cordova can seem both ubiquitous and elusive at the same time in Miami. The Lima native is an ArtCenter/South Florida alum, an MFA grad from Yale, a 2008 Whitney Biennial participant, an on-again off-again inhabitant of Miami whose work is found in numerous collections and museums. His art […]

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Matthew Taylor | Photo by Neil de la Flor

Six artists, including Jenny Larsson, Oscar Fuentes, Celeste Fraser Delgado, Claudio Marcotulli, Carlota Pradera and Matthew Taylor, shared radically divergent works that were magically and thematically linked through humor

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Off and on the Walls

Published on 14 December 2012 by in Miami

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The weather behaved so well this year for Art Basel, making the outdoor strolling, brunches and parties easy to enjoy. But there may not have been a better atmosphere than at the “opening” of the Wynwood Walls on a Tuesday night. That may sound strange considering that the founder of the massive mural space, and […]

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By Trong Gia Nguyen, AIRIE We arrived at the AIRIE residency late Sunday morning on November 25, over two weeks ago.  So apologies for this belated post, which comes right after Art Basel week in Miami, where I worked organizing a room exhibit at the satellite fair Aqua, and also helped a colleague man his […]

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No season is so fraught with special events as the Christmas season, which is much closer nowadays to the end-of-year Saturnalia from whence it sprung than it is to a time of devotion (call it Festivus, if you like). But the great corpus of Christmas music, sacred and secular, that surrounds us at this time […]

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Emmanuel Aderele

This Saturday, Prince Emmanuel Abiodun Aderele — percussionist, visual artist, Sacred Yorùbá choreographer/dancer and arts educator — will debut his latest work “YorùbáRhythm” during Dance Now! Miami’s Open Stage series at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. “YorùbáRhythm” is an ancestral Journey of Yorùbá, the distinct native tongue of Nigeria, combined with sacred drum & dance. Yorùbá […]

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Looking back at the Basel that was

Published on 11 December 2012 by in Miami

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Good, quality art made a come-back at this year’s Art Basel Miami Beach. That may seem a simple statement, but for several years now, and after the onset of the recession, the fairs have felt a little stale. This year, brand new work from established huge names and unknowns made splashes at famous and little […]

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