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Though many may see art and science at odds, they are actually both means for human creativity and exploration. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science formerly the Miami Science Museum, is interested in developing this concept and has created the Curious Vault Collaborations, inviting artists to collaborate with scientists in order to discover ways to integrate art and science in a non-conventional manner.

The project comes at a suitable time for the museum as they will soon be relocating next to the Perez Art Museum in Downtown Miami. The idea behind the project is to put a local artist and scientist together with the intention of creating a tabletop display from their teamwork using at least one item from the museum’s permanent collection.

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Ernesto Kunde “Symbiotic Promise”

Brazilian-born Miami-based artist Ernesto Kunde has found inspiration in the architecture, energy, sunshine and art of Miami since he first relocated to the city just over seven years ago. His paintings have paid homage to Miami ever since. Recently, Kunde has become interested in mangroves and root systems. His first mangrove painting was more of an accident. Kunde paints from photographs he takes when out and about exploring his surroundings and one happened to include mangroves.

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Atelier 1022Takes Basel

Of course everyone knows Art Basel by the goliath tents set up in Wynwood and on the beach, and the massive gallery and warehouse takeovers that draw most of the crowds. However the small, personal galleries – the ones that rule the day during the monthly Wynwood Art Walk – worked just as hard this year. One of the best as always was Atelier 1022.

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Las Calacas Reinvented: Yvonne Pfeiffer Solo Exhibit

Artist Yvonne Pfeiffer’s exhibit ‘Las Calacas Reinvented’ at the Brisky Gallery was a lovely evening of art with an introspective into the female emotion. At the opening reception earlier this month, patrons received a window into the Day of the Dead celebration, which features skeletons garnished with flowers and bright colors.

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ACTIVATE: MDCulture

Last Friday, Miami Dade College’s Department of Cultural Affairs celebrated its launch as MDCulture by showing off their cultural organizations for DWNTWN Art Days. Patrons gathered for the highly anticipated unveiling of the Miami Book Fair International 2013 official poster, theatrical performances by Teatro Prometeo, film screenings via…

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The Drawing Room: Gustavo Oviedo

This Friday, September 13th, The Broken Shaker and Freehand Hotel present the third edition of The Drawing Room, a monthly event matching local artists with some of the top mixologist in the cocktail movement. This week, The Drawing Room will be exhibiting new works by Miami based artist (and Tropicult favorite), Gustavo Oviedo aka 131 and celebrating his latest limited edition Zine release.

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I-95 SOUTH: MIA x NYC

ArtCenter re-boots its New York-Miami affair, opening a new window into the future of this symbiotic tale of two cities. The new exhibition I-95 South features 3 artists from Miami, FL and 4 from New York City. Commonly known as New York City’s sixth borough, Miami was the ideal place to host this exhibition. Art Center Miami resurrected the New York/Miami affiliation, revealing the figurative fable between these two notoriously artistic cities. The Miami artists are Johnny Laderer, Gustavo Oviedo and Luis Pinto. The New York artists are Tyler Healy, Dean Levin, Evan Robarts and Kyle Yanagihara.

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A Strangeways Group Show [Review]

The Go! Shop presented the Strangeways group show at the Nice Look Gallery at the Wynwood Walls in celebration of the Strangeways Magazine release. The group exhibition featured various artists who have contributed to past publications and the new magazine debut. Kubiat Nnamdie, Johnny Laderer, Augor, Dana Goldstein, Emmett Moore, Nick Lobo, Monica Uszerowicz, Steve Saiz, Jessy Nite, Brian Butler, Ahol, Denise Ekendahl, Patti Hernandez, Jill Weisberg, Luis Pinto and John Vale represented Miami as a strong group of up and coming artists.

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FLASHBACK: Miami 1980s Exhibit at Historic Freedom Tower

Miami’s historic Freedom Tower, which was the original home of the Miami News and then a Cuban Refugee Center, was donated to Miami Dade College (MDC) in 2008. Since, the college has not only protected the iconic structure but through well curated exhibitions, MDC’s Museum & Galleries of Art + Design (MOAD) has also established the Freedom Tower as a cultural center for visual art and design, free and open to the public, for the entire community to enjoy. Ever since MDC’s Museum & Galleries of Art + Design opened its doors, the Freedom Tower has without a doubt become one of my favorite spots to visit when adventuring around town, hungry for art. This past weekend, I finally stumbled in to check out FLASHBACK: Miami 1980s, an exhibit by freelance photographer (y compatriota mia), Alexia Fodere.

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Historic Downtown Miami Security Building Made Exhibition Space

The heart of the 1926 Security Building has been dramatically transformed into our new favorite exhibition space. Seemingly, Downtown Miami is where it’s at (ssshh don’t tell Wynwood). KIWI Arts Group and CU-1 Gallery inaugurated their new exhibition spaces this past June with the opening of Look At Me, a group show featuring European photographers Paul Solomons with Simon Emmett, Billy and Hells, Tina Luther, Christopher Thomas and Roger Weber.

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