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Friday, November 18, 2016
Art Basel event update (Miami,FL)
AN OFFICIAL ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH 2016 EVENT free anD open to the public:
Each year, in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University hosts Breakfast in the Park (an official Art Basel Miami Beach event). Celebrating
its 13th year, this event is free and open to the public and draws
hundreds of art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and
artists from around the world, many visiting Miami for Art Basel.
A noted sculptor is invited to speak every year, this year's guest lecturer is the artist Judy Pfaff.
Judy Pfaff is pioneer of installation art. Her vibrant
sculptures and sprawling installations carefully piece together
plastics, fiberglass and steel, among other materials, to create dynamic
environments. She has earned numerous awards including a MacArthur
Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and grants from the National
Endowment for the Arts, among many others. More about the artist at judypfaffstudio.com.
Guests at Breakfast in the Park enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, informal lecture and guided tours of the university's Sculpture Park.
While this event is free and open to the public every
year, guests are encouraged to RSVP in advance as space is limited. RSVP at this link. Presented in partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “As
audiences from all over the world converge upon Miami for Art Basel
season, the new lineup of exhibitions and events at the Patricia &
Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU is a reflection of our interest in art
globally: from New York to South America, from Cuba to Korea, and
beyond. We're thrilled to present Judy Pfaff as our guest lecturer this
year for Breakfast in the Park," said Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, the museum’s
More about Judy Pfaff:
Judy Pfaff was born in London, England, in 1946. She
received a BFA from Washington University, Saint Louis (1971), and an
MFA from Yale University (1973). Recipient, Academy Member Fellowship,
American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2013); Anonymous Was A Woman
Award (2013); MacArthur Fellowship (2004); Guggenheim Fellowship (1983);
National Endowment for the Arts grants (1979, 1986); member, American
Academy of Arts and Letters.
Numerous exhibitions in major galleries, museums and
art fairs include: the Biennale de Venezia in Venice, Italy; Whitney
Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition; Hirshorn Museum &
Sculpture Garden; The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Holly
Solomon Gallery, NY; The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia; Denver Art
Museum; Columbus Museum of Art; Andre Emmerich Gallery, NY; and St.
Louis Art Museum, among others.
Commissions include Pennsylvania Convention Center
Public Arts Projects, Philadelphia; large-scale site-specific sculpture,
GTE Corporation, Irving, Texas; installation: vernacular abstraction,
Wacoal, Tokyo, Japan; and set design, Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Pfaff's work is featured in numerous permanent
collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of
American Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts, and
more. She is a Milton Avery Distinguished Professor of Art, at Bard
College (1989, 1991).
(Judy Pfaff, Blue Note, 2014, Mixed Media - Courtesy of the Artist)
(Judy Pfaff, Somewhere After, 2016, Mixed Media - Courtesy of the Artist)
(Judy Pfaff, 2016 Grasshopper – CR 10 Linlithgo, NY, May 29 – July 3, 2016, Mixed Media - Courtesy of the Artist)
The Sculpture Park at Florida International University
About the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
One of the largest free-standing art museums in
Florida, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida
International University was founded in 1977 and is the Smithsonian
Affiliate in Miami. The museum’s new lakeside building debuted in 2008,
designed by Yann Weymouth (the chief of design on the I.M. Pei Grand
46,000 square feet of energy efficient exhibition, storage, and
programming space, the museum was honored with LEED silver
certification. The museum’s mission is three-fold: to be a campus
resource for the entire FIU community; to offer interdisciplinary
training in the arts for the next generation of artists and art
historians; and to serve as a premier cultural destination for the
residents of Miami, and the 15 million visitors to one of the world’s
most vibrant cultural destinations - home to global cultural events
including Art Basel.
The Frost offers programming that complements its
exhibitions with a wide range of educational initiatives. The Steven and
Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series has featured internationally
renowned speakers including: Christo, Susan Sontag, Frank Stella, Helen
Frankenthaler, John Cage and Marina Abramović. The Kenan-Flagler Family
Discovery Gallery serves as an innovative programming space that
encourages children’s involvement in art through hands-on exploration.
Admission to the museum is always free. The Frost
is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and is located at
10975 SW 17 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., and
Sunday noon-5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. The
Sculpture Park is open every day. More information at frost.fiu.edu or