Nov 272012

Celebrate Art Basel for free at the Frost Art Museum with Albert Paley on Sunday, December 9 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Complimentary outdoor breakfast. Informal talk by Albert Palety. Guided tours by the Sculpture Park.

The Patricia & Philip Frost Art Museum, Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17 St., Florida International University, Modesto Maidique Campus, 10975 SW 17 St., Miami, 33199 Tel: (305) 348-2890, or

Feb 062011

The artist who, with his wife and partner Jeanne-Claude, surrounded islands in Biscayne Bay with fabric, discusses upcoming projects in Colorado and the United Arab Emirates. He speaks on Friday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Admission is free but seating is limited so you’re asked to arrive early. Latecomers will not be seated. It happens in room 235 of the Special Events Center in the College of business Complex, Florida International University, 11200 SW Eighth St.

Oct 272009

art2105The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, in partnership with Art:21, is presenting free sneak previews of the fifth season of Art:21-Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art.

The free screenings will be:

  • Saturday, Oct. 24, Art:21 film marathon
    11 a.m.: Fantasy
    Noon: Compassion, followed by free tour of The Frost Art Museum, including The Missing Peace exhibition
    1:30p.m.: Transformation, followed by free tour of The Frost Art Museum
    3 p.m: Systems
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27. 6 p.m. Transformation
  • Thursday, Oct. 29. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Systems.
  • Friday, Oct. 30. Noon: Compassion, by a Q&A led by Dr. Carol Damian and a free tour of The Frost Art Museum

The Frost Art Museum is at 10975 SW 17thSt., across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Admission is always free. Hours of operation are 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 305-348-2890.

Apr 012009

calypsodreams2The makers of the documentary Calypso Dreams, about the history of calypso music in Trinidad & Tobago, will attend a free screening of the U.S. premiere of their film at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the University of Miami’s Cosford Cinema, 1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables.

Filmmaker Geoffrey Dunn and producer Alvin Daniell will join calypso musician Lord Superior (Andrew Marcano) for a discussion after the screening.

The three will present a free panel discussion on “Music, Resistance and the Caribbean’s Calypso Legacy” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Florida International University’s Gram Center 140, 11200 SW Eighth St., Miami.

Mar 182009

sealifeHave you ever wanted to hear a shrimp? Florida International University Music is giving South Florida the opportunity to listen to the symphony of the sea in The Deep Seascape: the Sonic Sea, a special free performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009 in the Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, 10910 SW 17th St., on FIU’s south campus.

Interdisciplinary artist and composer Erik DeLuca, FIU Music graduate student, collected underwater sounds using hydrophones – underwater microphones – to create a reenactment of the waters off the coast of Miami, creating a “seascape.”

The experience will showcase two pieces, including a sound immersion and performance that interprets the sounds of the sea through a two-tier surround sound system that acoustically reconfigures the concert hall into an aural sea.

Shrimp, fish, crabs, dolphins, cruise ships, manatees, wind and rain all will be represented in this unique presentation. The performance will feature text by Clark Lunberry, animations and visuals by Venessa Monokian and Izlia Fernandez, and compositions by Erik DeLuca.

If you can’t wait until Saturday to hear the shrimp, they sent us a preview.