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 2013official poster, theatrical performances by Teatro Prometeo, film screenings via Miami International Film Festival, and two new exhibits at MDC Museum of Art + Design plus, the inauguration of swing/SPACE/miami.
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 collegehas 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.
The newly revamped Miami-Dade College Museum and Galleries of Art + Design (formerly the Art Gallery System) celebrates the kick-off its 2012-13 season during DWNTWN Art Days with two exhibitions by two extraordinary women – Jaimie Warren and Elena Sisto. Plus, Michelle Weinberg unveils Shelf Life, a storefront devotional spaceat the Alfred I. Dupont Building.