After Labor Day, it gets to be season around here, and as if to clear the decks before everything gets hopping, the last week or so has some important leadership announcements. Over at Florida Grand Opera, the successor to longtime general director Bob Heuer has been named. She is Susan Danis, for the past 10 […]
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By Jenifer Mangione Vogt, art and Italian culture writer Anyone familiar with Italy knows there’s a subtext of tension between antiquity and modernity that lies beneath its charming exterior. In relation to art, this tension has resulted in artistic movements, such as arte povera ( “poor art”), led by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Alighiero Boetti, that rejected classical […]
There will be trolleys going north and south, from the west end of the Venetian Causeway to Flagler Street, shuttling you and whomever else to more than 20 main venues, studios events, film screenings and some one-off art stops as part of the inaugural “Dwntwn Art Days.” Downtown, everything is bright. Okay, you can walk, […]
Knight Foundation is celebrating its 1,000+ Random Acts of Culture™ with four big, blow-out performances in San Jose, Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia. The fun kicked off Sunday, Aug. 5 with a 250-person surprise performance in San Jose, continued Friday, Aug. 10 with a 150-person performance at Detroit’s Compuware World Headquarters and hit South Beach Saturday, Sept 1 with a […]
By Letty Bassart, Thought Loom The idea for Thought Loom began with my memory of James Burke’s Connections. It was circa 1980 when I first watched him urgently address the camera and describe the connection between the hulls of massive ships and Strauss’ Indigo. It changed my entire world view. With a child’s logic, I […]
I read Ruth Benedict’s “The Individual and the Pattern of Culture” while sipping iced coffee at Starbucks on the corner of Lincoln Road and Pennsylvania Avenue while I waited
By Sebastian Spreng, Visual Artist and Classical Music Writer As in an opera, the curtain has risen and the mystery has been revealed: the Florida Grand Opera has a new CEO. After a months-long worldwide search and lengthy deliberations, the company announced Susan T. Danis, currently executive director of the Sarasota Opera, as its new general director. On Oct. […]
The 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami is bigger and better than ever with the addition of its first People’s Choice Award. Knight Foundation has selected five local nominees from this year’s group of finalists – the rest is up to you.Vote for your favorite and the winner will receive $20,000 for their Miami art project. Click here to watch profiles […]
Few people may realize that Miami-Dade College’s Art Gallery System has more than 1,600 artworks in its permanent collection. But they’ve sometimes been hard to find and see. That could be about to change as the college transitions into the freshly named new MDCGalleries of Art + Design and the MDC Museum of Art + Design, which […]
In many ways, dance is the art of flight and finding a way to lift our bodies against the pull of gravity may be the closest we’ll ever get to freedom — at least that’s how