Why wait until Miami art week’s fairs to get your fill of great visual arts? Florida’s art museums, galleries, alternative art spaces and private art collections that welcome the public are ready for peak season with a stellar lineup of new exhibits. In this edition of the Scoop, we’re focusing on museum shows. But we promise to be back with news about Art Basel and more soon.
Machu Picchu’s pandemic shutdown made it possible to shoot drone footage for its first-ever virtual reality tour led by Andean mythical hero Ai Apaec. The immersive experience and nearly 200 artifacts are part of “Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art through March 6, 2022.
Perhaps most famous for its destination mall and namesake luxury resort, Boca Raton also delights snowbirds and locals alike for its arts, entertainment venues and proximity to down-home Delray Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami shows “Betye Saar: Serious Moonlight” through April 17, 2022. Long before BLM, the 95-year-old artist addressed the African-American experience, Black feminist art and the African diaspora. Her survey features immersive, site-specific installations that have rarely been shown since their production in the Eighties and Nineties.
The Miami Design District has evolved into one of the most dynamic neighborhoods worldwide for its luxury shopping, dining and home showrooms. Many art and design spaces call it home, too. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is celebrating another nonagenarian. “Margarita Cano: 90 Years” surveys the Miami-based, Cuban-American artist who turns 90 this winter. The former scientist and librarian taught herself how to make art, including votive portraits, tiny books and dream paintings as celestial portals. It runs November 21, 2021-February 13, 2022.
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Sotheby’s auction regulars recognize Jedd Novatt’s monumental, outdoor sculptures, their having been part of its “Beyond Limits” exhibitions at Chatsworth House for many years. Though PAMM also owns two of these works, its “Jedd Novatt: Monotypes and More” turns to his small-scale sculptures and works on paper. Visit through June 26, 2022.
Downtown Miami is in the midst of a full-blown renaissance. Luxury high rises such as One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid, FTX (formerly AAA) Arena, Pérez Art Museum Miami and the Frost Museum of Science set the stage for the latest phase of mixed-use development. Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
The Norton Museum of Art presents “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection,” its first large-scale show dedicated to subject, through February 6, 2022. The overview’s 150+ paintings, works on paper, photos, period clothing and more captures this intimate community of artists and collectors.