Monday, October 1, 2012

Target Wednesday After Hours - Free Admission to Frost Art Museum in Miami, October 17, 2012

Target Wednesday After Hours

October 17, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm

Join us for the opening reception of four new exhibitions. Evening will include guided museum tours, light refreshments and music by FIU’s Radiate FM. The event is free and open to the public.
to beauty: A Tribute to Mike Kelley
This exhibition highlights a sampling of the works by the late artist, who is often acknowledged as one of the most influential and significant artists of our time. Kelley created highly symbolic, representational and ritualistic works that vastly transcended the mediums of film, music, drawings, sculpture, collage and performance. His works frequently dealt with class, youthful rebellion and popular culture, and attacked the sanctity of cultural attitudes toward religion, history, education and family.
Mark Messersmith: Fragile Nature: is the latest exhibition in the Frost Art Museum's Florida Artist Series. Messersmith continues his exploration of the tension in the southern United States between this wild, living place and ever-increasing human expansion. The paintings are dense, radiant, and sculptural depictions of the flora and fauna of northern Florida, struggling to survive.
Materials and Meaning: Earthenware, Stoneware and Porcelain from the Wolfsonian-FIU Collection presents modern ceramics to reveal the expressive and functional potential of the three major types of clay. The exhibition shows how designers and artists have adapted the fixed material qualities of each to achieve diverse outcomes.
American Sculpture in the Tropics
The Frost Art Museum and FIU’S Sculpture Park will welcome the addition of 10 monumental sculptures for an unprecedented outdoor exhibition for the fall-winter season. Made of a variety of materials including steel, aluminum, cast fiberglass, copper, concrete, wood and rubber tires, each work represents the best of contemporary sculpture through its most recognized artists and the diversity of styles, themes and technical approaches that characterize our times. Artists include John Henry, Albert Paley, Chakaia Booker, John Clement, Isaac Duncan, Terry Karpowicz, Peter Lundberg, Bret Price, Douglas Schatz and Verina Baxter.