Thursday, April 8, 2021

Miami Design District Sunset Art Tour


Sunday, April 11th from 6-7pm join the Miami Design District for a free guided Sunset Art Tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art, architecture as well as temporary artist projects and exhibitions made possible by the district. For this tour – experience art, architecture and featured exhibitions with resident expert Thom Wheeler Castillo. Visit Josh Aronson’s Tropicana, Emmett Moore’s The Grotto, Inter |Sectionality presented by Diaspora Cultural Arts Incubator, and more. Meet in front of the Fly’s Eye Dome on the first floor of Palm Court (enter at 140 NE 39th Street). This Event is Free & Open to the Public. RSVP here.

  • Tour guests are kindly asked to wear masks and practice social distancing during the tour.

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts: Through the Looking Glass

Earth Day

Celebrate the beauty of the EARTH in the Fired Arts at WMODA. The new exhibit, which opens on April 17, highlights the four classical elements of EARTH, AIR, FIRE and WATER that ancient philosophers believed were the fundamental building blocks of nature. See how today’s artists are breathing life into glass by using the natural resources of the EARTH. You will be blown away by the museum’s amazing glass collection in the heart of Dania Beach where we SEA IT. LIVE IT. LOVE IT.

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Dania Beach Mermaids

WMODA visitors are having fun with the Mermaid Quest scavenger hunt to find all the mermaids hiding around the museum. Soon the scope of the challenge will widen to include the City of Dania Beach. This summer, the 1000 Mermaids Project will deploy the first artificial coral reef installation in Broward County to help conserve Florida’s marine environment. Hear more about this exciting project on April 17. Meet Rhanu, WMODA's very own mermaid-in-residence, and watch local artist Laurence Panadero create a mermaid sculpture in clay.

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Leaves of Glass

A new exhibit Earth, Air, Fire & Water @ WMODA opens on April 17 to celebrate Earth Day and the beauty of nature in the Fired Arts. Central to the show is a series of glass leaf vessels and sculptures by Miami artist Rob Stern. Rob is fascinated by the fragile balancing act between humanity and nature, which he explores through the bounty of the earth. In Rob’s words “Humanity is transcended as we reflect the rhythm and patterning in this natural world.”

Star Volunteers

In National Volunteer Month, we are celebrating the invaluable work of all the WMODA volunteers who help develop and sustain the museum. April was designated as volunteer month in 1991 as part of the 1000 Points of Light campaign. George W. H. Bush likened volunteerism to “a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky." You can make a difference as a WMODA volunteer and become one of our stars.

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My Octopus Teacher

The most unexpected star in this year’s Oscar nominations is an octopus. The creature’s daily life was documented for almost a year by Craig Foster, a South African filmmaker and naturalist. The pair formed an extraordinary bond and the experience changed Foster’s life. The octopus is an unlikely muse for artists, but you will see its allure when we launch Chelsea Rousso’s latest Fashion and the Fired Arts project at WMODA on Saturday, April 17.

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Firing Miss Daisy

Ninety years ago, in April 1931, Daisy Makeig Jones left Wedgwood after a blazing row with Josiah Wedgwood IV. Initially she had been asked to retire from her position as the designer of Fairyland Lustre, but she refused and continued to come to work. As she stormed out of the meeting, she told one of the lads to smash every piece on the shelves of her studio at Wedgwood’s Etruria factory! Visit Daisy’s enchanted world at WMODA to hear more of her fascinating story and see a fabulous collection of her work.

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Who’s Who - Louise Irvine

Louise Irvine, our illustrious leader, wears many hats at WMODA. She is the Executive Director responsible for the administration of the museum, which has been particularly challenging during the pandemic. She is also the curator of the WMODA collection and creates all the museum exhibits and installations. Looking back through the pictorial history of WMODA exhibits and events from 2014 to the present, we can see how Louise has fired our imaginations both live and virtually in many different ways.

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Celebrate the beauty of nature in the Fired Arts at the latest exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts. The new show, which opens on April 17, highlights the four classical elements of EARTH, AIR, FIRE, and WATER.
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University of Miami Wynwood Gallery presents Melissa Agnes Tychonievich REMEMBRANCER


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Melissa Agnes Tychonievich

Melissa Agnes Tychonievich: Remembrancer | Saturday, April 10 | Wynwood


University of Miami Gallery 
2750 NW 3rd Avenue, Suite 4
Miami, FL 33127


Remembrancer is a Master of Fine Arts Exhibition by Melissa Agnes Tychonievich, featuring a collection of full color, life-sized figurative oil paintings and monochromatic lithographic prints. Using the visual symbolism of their own interpersonal relationships, Tychonievich explores pictorial connections between representational images and non-objective techniques in contemporary painting. She identifies her work as existing between the conceptual binaries of the Representational and the Concrete, each individual painting articulating its own personalized place on this spectrum. As a queer, non-binary person, Tychonievich uses the societal gender binary of Male and Female as a personal allegory in their work, investigating implicit feminist themes of sexuality, identity, and gender expression.


Melissa Agnes Tychonievich is a queer contemporary figure painter originally from St. Louis, Missouri. Tychonievich identifies as non-binary in their gender expression, preferring to use both “she/her” and “they/them” pronouns. After completing their Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2017, they moved to Miami, Florida in 2018 to pursue their Masters of Fine Arts in Painting. Her work is rooted in the foundational practice of recording perceptual information from observation, specifically figurative drawing and painting from life. Her work has been featured nationally, including at the H and R Bloch Artspace in Kansas City, Missouri; the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois; and locally at the University of Miami Art Gallery in Wynwood.

The University of Miami Gallery is open on a limited basis to University of Miami faculty & students. The gallery will remain closed to the general public for the time being. We will continue to monitor the pandemic and follow CDC and University of Miami guidelines closely. Hours are Wednesday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm. There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, April 10th, from 6 pm to 9 pm; by appointment only. To schedule a visit, please contact Milly Cardoso, Gallery Director at, or call (305) 284-3161.

For information about the gallery and our online offerings, please visit To stay up to date, follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @umartgalleries

*Image: Melissa Agnes Tychonievich, Self Portrait Diptych Part II (It Won't Hurt As Bad As You Think It Will, I Promise), oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2021 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Artists in Residence in Everglades: Application for 2021 AIRIE Residency Now Open!



"What will you explore through your art while residing in the Everglades National Park? How will you interpret its environment in a creative and critical way?  How can we make the outdoors a space of belonging? 

Pursue your artistic practice through the lens of our art + ecology residency as AIRIE strives to create greater equity in the environmental movement. Artists and researchers from all artistic disciplines are invited to apply for experiences in Everglades National Park that are tailored to the interests of each artist, creating opportunities for independence as well as interaction, collaboration and public engagement."
Apply Now

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Applications Now Open for PAMM Teen Arts Council

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is accepting applications from high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the PAMM Teen Arts Council (PTAC).

Interested applicants should send completed applications via email attachment to (preferred method); or          return a printed copy to Visitor Services desk                     at PAMM 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132. Applications are due August 16, 2021.

The PAMM Teen Arts Council (PTAC) is a teen-led, museum facilitated program for youth interested in all things creative. PTAC members help fulfill Pérez Art Museum Miami's (PAMM) mission to encourage everyone to see art as an incentive for genuine human interaction, communication, and exchange.  Through ambassadorship, mentorship, and digital citizenship, teen members creatively interpret and respond to art in order to engage local and global teen audiences.

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Public Art Call to Artists: Carnival Cruises Port Miami

Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through its Art in Public Places Program and PortMiami partnered with Lemartec Design Build Team, inclusive of Architect of Record and Design Team Lead Perez and Perez Architects Planners, Carnival Cruise Lines with their design consultant Berenblum Busch Architects and others, request qualifications from professional artists and/or artist teams to commission artworks for the renovation and new construction project at Terminal F, the new home of Carnival Cruise Lines. The selected artist(s) will design unique artwork(s) that will contribute to the identity of this facility and engage employees, visitors and passers-by in unexpected and delightful ways. DEADLINE: April 2, 2021. APPLY HERE.


Art in Public Places, a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, is responsible for the commission and purchase of artworks by contemporary artists in all media. One of the first public art programs in the country, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places was established in 1973 with the passage of an ordinance allocating 1.5% of capital costs of new local government buildings for the purchase or commission of artworks, educational programs and collection maintenance. The Art Trust Fund is administered by a County Commission-appointed citizens board, the Art in Public Places Trust, in consultation with its Professional Advisory Committee. For more information about the Art in Public Places Program and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs: / For questions about Art in Public Places, please contact Amanda Sanfilippo Long, Curator & Artist Manager at 305-375-5436. Visit the direct link to the Calls to Artists page of Art in Public Places Website here.

The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council develop cultural excellence, diversity and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for artists and cultural organizations, and our residents and visitors who are their audiences. Through staff, board and programmatic resources, the Department, the Council and the Trust promote, coordinate and support Miami-Dade County’s more than 1,000 not-for-profit cultural organizations as well as thousands of resident artists through grants, technical assistance, public information and interactive community planning. The Department directs the Art in Public Places program and serves its board, the Art in Public Places Trust, commissioning, curating, maintaining and promoting the County’s art collection. The Department receives funding through the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Children’s Trust, the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Other support and services are provided by TicketWeb for the Culture Shock Miami program, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the South Florida Cultural Consortium and the Tourist Development Council.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Admission to Bakehouse Art Complex's Indoor Galleries & Garden


Reserve your slot to visit Bakehouse Art Complex's indoor galleries and garden. RSVP is only valid for the date and time selected by the visitor. If late for your reservation, admission is not guarenteed and you may be asked to wait outside or return at a later time depending on capacity. SEE DATES & TIMES here / RSVP.

Currently on view in the galleries:

  • Lauren Shapiro: Future Pacific
  • Amanda Linares: Between Islands and Peninsulas

Currently on view in the garden:

  • Clara Toro: Stakeholders - Wynwood Norte

Outdoor murals currently on view (no RSVP required):

  • VantaBlack: Say Their Names - A Public Art Memorial Project
  • Maritza Caneca: Arts & Recreation

The health and safety of guests is BAC's highest priority. In accordance with CDC guidelines and local regulations, we have implemented the following policies:

  • All guests ages 2 and older are required to wear face coverings at all times while on the property, both indoors and outdoors.
  • BAC has significantly reduced capacity and implemented a one-way traffic flow in the indoor galleries to ensure social distancing.
  • All visitors are required to sign-in for contract tracing purposes.
  • Visitors are required to maintain six feet of distance at all times on the campus.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.
  • High-touch surfaces are sanitized regularly.
  • Visitors who do not abide by the COVID-19 safety precautions will be asked to leave the property.

Anyone who has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 3 days or been exposed to anyone who has tested positive within the past 14 days is highly discouraged from visiting.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. By entering the Bakehouse Art Complex, you agree to voluntarily assume that risk, and all risks related to COVID-19 exposure.