Friday, June 11, 2021

WMODA Mermaid Adventure June 12th


Explore the enchanted world of the fired arts at WMODA during Museum Week 2021.


Experience the Mermaid's Adventure on Saturday, June 12 from 10am to 4pm and celebrate Mershark Rhanu's magical contribution to WMODA. On land, Rhanu is better known as Alex Barth and she will share her passion for sharks and ocean conservation. See Rhanu's new wearable glass top made especially for her by glass artist and fashion designer Chelsea Rousso. Learn more


Follow the pirate's treasure map to find miniature ceramics hidden around the museum. Watch them being made on the potter's wheel by Alex Meiklejohn. Redeem your prize at the end of the rainbow in our Hot Glass Gallery, which is on fire with rainbow glass art for Pride Month. Check out Chihuly's rainbow of Macchias, meet glass artist Anne Orvieto, and shop for a rainbow of jewelry presented by Italianissimo. Learn more


Experience the sensational Lladró Niagara chandelier in our Fantastique exhibit with all the luminous porcelain fairies dancing to magical music composed by Dave Rosenthal. Watch Dave's new video, which he filmed and produced to launch our creative cultural campaign on social media for Museum Week 2021. Guess how many fairies are hanging on the Lladró chandelier to enter a prize drawing. See the video

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Six Summit Gallery's Upcoming Show 'Order & Chaos' Features Artist Vito Bonanno


Art lovers and collectors are cordially invited to experience the newest exhibition at Six Summit Gallery, 'Order & Chaos', featuring artists Marian Doherty & Vito Bonanno. Enjoy the Opening Reception on Saturday, June 12th from 12-4pm at 314 Flat Rock Place, Suite 140 in Westbrook, Connecticut. This exhibition is on view now through June 30, 2021. The gallery has over 7,000 SF of space to distance, in two adjacent galleries. 

Vito Bonanno, is a returning Westbrook artist whose work is collected internationally. He has been featured in Art Basel Miami and is in the permanent corporate collection of AMAZON, Google, and The Hartford. Vito brings 20 new pieces of a mix of hyper-focused aesthetic blending street art, pop culture, hopes and dreams from his unfiltered world to the canvas by tapping into the daily emotional and social challenges of living with autism.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Locust Projects Announces 3 New Exhibitions & More In June 2021



Reception supported by RotariUSA
On view through August 7 | Wed-Sat | 11am-5pm

Homeline is composed of domestic elements created out of unexpectedly weightless materials, including light and nylon strings: a window, a projected carpet, and a slowly flowing curtain creating reflections, inversions, illusions, and space disruptions and an illusionistic, dreamlike environment. Viewers are confronted by their perception and senses, entering a world whose foundations are fragile, in which life-sized architectural structures have lost their functionality and expected physicality. LEARN MORE.

Image: Tal Frank in studio testing video projections for the carpet work in Homeline. Photography by Zony Maya.
Juan Ledesma: Rhythm of Speech
Ledesma’s first solo presentation, Rhythm of Speech, draws connections between diverse musical traditions and collective lived experiences by exploring the musical potential of spoken accents. Although accents are commonly considered linguistic indicators of nationality, cultural upbringing, or socio-economic background, Ledesma aims to reframe language as a collective repository of sounds that can be used towards creative musical compositions. LEARN MORE.
LAB MFA: Victoria Ravelo: Hidden in Plain View
The seventh edition of the LAB MFA summer exhibition program features Victoria Ravelo, recent MFA graduate from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University.

Ravelo will be in residence through June 30th, during which time she will transform the storefront Mobile Studio into a working laboratory in which she will create sugar sculptures daily making references the ties of the local community to the Caribbean and the impact the sugar industry has had on the Caribbean as well as its historical significance and influence globally. LEARN MORE.

Image: Victoria Ravelo, Untitled (fragments), 2020. Sugar, molasses, eleke beads, achiote, human hair. Photo by Evan Rosato.
A Virtual Roundtable with Tal Amitai-Lavi and Tal Frank. Moderated by Tami Katz-Freiman
Saturday, June 26 | 12PM
Join us for a conversation between multidisciplinary visual artists Tal Amitai-Lavi and Tal Frank, moderated by curator Tami-Katz Freiman.

They will discuss their current exhibition, Homeline, in the context of their previous work, touching on their mutual interest in material simulation, optical illusions, architectural elements, labor intensive practice, and immersive experiences. Homeline, which uses weightless materials including light and nylon strings to create domestic elements such as a window, a carpet, and a curtain, will be explored from a post-pandemic perspective.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Durban Segnini Gallery: Extended Opening of Mateo Manuare's A N T H O L O G Y



cordially invites you to the
Extended Opening

A  N  T  H  O  L  O  G  Y

From May 17th to May 22nd
Hours: from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

3072 SW 38th Ave. Miami, FL 33146

Painter, muralist, sculptor, printmaker, graphic designer, and illustrator. He studied between 1941 and 1946 at the Cristóbal Rojas School of Fine and Applied Arts of Caracas. He traveled to Paris in 1947 when he won the first National Arts Award for young artists. A year later he participated in Caracas in the founding of the Taller Libre de Arte. He returned to Paris in 1950 taking part in the group Los Disidentes. Back in Caracas in 1952, he founded, together with sculptor Carlos González Bogen, the Cuatro Muros Gallery, organizing the ”Primera exposición Internacional de Arte Abstracto” in the country. Among other awards, he received prestigious ones like the John Boulton Award in 1950 and the Federico Brandt Award in 1953, both granted by the Salón Oficial. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Celebrate MOM at WMODA Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach


May 1-8 Mother’s Day Gifts at WMODA Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach

Bring your Mom as a special guest to the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach WMODA for a very special Mother's Day, free of charge* between May 1-8, 2021 to enjoy all the new exhibitions and choose her own gift from the museum gift shop.

After experiencing the world-class collection of fired arts on display in the museum, your mother will be inspired to find a unique gift in the WMODA curated Studio Collection featuring talented artists in the community.

Don’t worry if your Mom can’t come in person, gift cards are available in any denomination and are good for museum admission or gift shop purchases. *Mom’s ticket is free with one paid adult admission. 

There will be lots of special offers during our Mother’s Day gift shopping week including 20% off select collections, such as Marielle Plaisir’s handbags and silk accessories, glass art from Chelsea Rousso and the Glass Girls, and recycled jewelry from Betsy Alexis. Plus, with purchases of $50 or more, you will receive a complimentary admission card for a future visit. You are welcome to visit the museum shop without purchasing a ticket to tour the museum.

481 South Federal Highway
Dania Beach, Fl 33004

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

ArtServe Call to Artists: Superficial Impressions

ArtServe’s Superficial Impressions exhibition aims to recognize and reward visionary artists using photographic processes and images. In the era of the selfie and the infinite social media scroll, they’re searching for photographs born out of creative passion and sensitivity: the result of a need to express one’s feelings through the image; the creator’s unique view of one’s surrounding reality. The organization seeks to find and promote contemporary works from established and emerging South Florida photographers with a true passion for creativity. 

ArtServe strives to be a platform that allows the photographer to communicate with the world and share their vision, to communicate an idea, a message, or an emotion – capturing what the artist sees, not what the camera sees. Deadline: June 13, 2021

Photographers can enter up to 5 images in any variety of artistic styles: Architecture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Lifestyle, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Object, Street Photography, and Travel.

All processes, capture techniques, and approaches to image construction are welcomed: film, digital, phone, b/w, color, collage/montage, and alternative processes.
All persons must be the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs and have the right to enter the photographs in this competition.

This Call for Artists is open to South Florida artists and photographers regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

Pop-Ups on The Underline: Bring Your Business to Brickell Backyard!


Special thanks to @Paleta305 the first Pop-Up at The Underline during
the inaugural PAWS at The Underline event, April 2021.

To partner with local businesses, The Underline is hosting business Pop-Ups in their recently opened first phase “Brickell Backyard” from the Miami River to Coral Way below the Metrorail.  Approximately 2 million transit riders pass through this segment of the linear park every year – so this is the venue to get your business noticed! Interested in partnering now that they are open? Fill out this application to tell them about your business!

Pop-Ups at The Underline program give back to small businesses by giving them free temporary space in designated areas on The Underline. 

Please note there are a few constraints on business activations on The Underline: 

1. No propane is allowed under the Metrorail Guideway, so they are unable to host food trucks that require propane.

2. Businesses applying need to be contained within a kiosk, cart/food cart, or free-standing structure. 

👉Fill out the Business Application for Pop-Ups HERE🚀✨

See you soon at Pop-Ups at The Underline! 


For any questions or comments you may have, please email The Underline at:




Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary awards every year, exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy, publication opportunities and more. 

3rd Passepartout Photo Prize deadline is July 26th 2021 (UTC +1). APPLY HERE.

Among the jurors are the american photographer Richard Tuschman, World Press Photo Awards winner Laura Pannack and professionals from different backgrounds that bring various perspectives into our selection process.

This is a perfect platform to start your career in contemporary art and photography industries on an international scale. Every year, we announce multiple calls for entries and select a winner of each edition who will be awarded 500 euros. Plus, all the participants will have another chance to be selected for our annual collective exhibition and the annual catalogue.

It is an open theme contest. Photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes, digital collages and other mixed media) are accepted. 

The application is open to photographers from all over the world without any age limit. Passepartout embraces innovative and original approaches to contemporary photography. We welcome various artistic languages applied to the photographic image, including, but not limited to, experimentation and fusion of different genres.

The annual exhibition takes place in Rome, Italy, for two weeks to be seen. The exhibition will be hosted by 28 Piazza di Pietra Gallery, an international fine art gallery specialized in contemporary art of both emerging and established international artists. The gallery is located in the historic center of Rome where local and international visitors and art collectors gather. This modern gallery beautifully integrated and built on the ancient ruin of the Hadrian Temple structure is an impeccable site to display artworks of many genres.

Passepartout Photo Prize: 500 euros
Exhibition Prize: Participation in our collective annual exhibition in Rome, Italy
Catalogue Prize: Featuring in our annual publication
Sponsored Prizes:
Fuori Gamut Prize – Large-format print of your work
CSF Adams Prize – Portfolio review and workshop

Entry fee: 18 euros (for 3 photographs) – you can submit up to 7 photographs with additional 4 euros per piece.
Submission Deadline: July 26th, 2021
Theme: Open theme – photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes) are accepted.


Announcement of the Winners: September 2021
Announcement of the photographer selected for the exhibition and catalogue: Spring 2022
Passepartout Annual Exhibition: Fall 2022
Organized by: Il Varco Srls
Partner Gallery: 28 Piazza di Pietra – Fine Art Gallery (Rome, Italy)
Sponsors: Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia (CSF) Adams, Fuori Gamut – officina di stampa fine art, Greyout Studio, Rosini Cornici

Pérez Art Museum Miami Collaborates with Food For The Poor on St. Vincent Volcano Relief Efforts


PAMM Accepting Donations and Supplies 
April 22–25, 2021

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), in collaboration with Food For The Poor, will be collecting urgently needed supplies for those affected by the St. Vincent volcano La Soufrière, which spewed ash and hot gas early Tuesday in the latest eruption since volcanic activity began late last week. PAMM will offer up to two free passes for admission in exchange for donations received April 22–25, 2021, during regular museum hours.

Items that will be accepted include: personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, deodorant and soap, cleaning supplies such as brooms, mops, buckets and shovels, baby supplies including diapers and wipes, sleeping cots or mats, pressure washers, respirator masks with filters, goggles and reflective vests. Items can be dropped off at PAMM for free admission or at Food For the Poor's Coconut Creek warehouse, 6401 Lyons Road, from 9am–4pm weekdays. Masks and social distancing are required.

Because of the eruptions, St. Vincent residents are in a quickly mounting humanitarian crisis—many have been displaced and left without clean water or electricity. La Soufrière's eruption has forced approximately 30 villages on the northern portion of the island to evacuate, and the World Health Organization and The Pan American Health Organization estimate that 16,000 to 20,000 people have been affected. 

This is the most recent collaboration between PAMM and Food For the Poor, who partnered in 2019 to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. For more information visit:

Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicine, educational materials, homes, support for orphaned or abandoned children, care for the aged, skills training, and micro-enterprise development assistance. For more information, please visit

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), led by Director Franklin Sirmans, promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture, and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. The 36-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami's Maurice A. Ferré Park. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab, and classroom spaces.

Friday, April 16, 2021

CODAworx presents CODAhorizons, ‘Art + Emotion: Wonder, Joy, and Inspiration’

 Enjoy an Art Talk on Thursday, April 27th from 6:30-8pm when CODAworx presents CODAhorizons, ‘Art + Emotion: Wonder, Joy, and Inspiration’. CODAworx brings together four creative thought-leaders at the intersection of art + emotion. They will help guests explore emotion as the currency of art. How and why does art impact our emotions, and thus help us to connect with one another? Ultimately, can art foster empathy and compassion? This lecture will be taking place on Zoom, REGISTER HERE

The panel features South Florida artist Cheryl Maeder. Her video installations have been exhibited in public art platforms on Climate Change & the Environment in US, South America & Europe. Her work is in permanent museum, corporate & private collections, exhibited internationally- Musée du Louvre/Paris & Museum of Contemporary Art/Rome. Cheryl was selected by PBS for Project Filmmaker, where her film was televised nationally, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. See link for details.

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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