The Complete Calendar to Broward and Palm Beach Arts for 2009-2010


9 Muses Art Center

7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-746-2055.


Broward Palm Beach Arts Preview

Daily: Created to give those suffering from psychological disorders a creative outlet and an artistic road to recovery, 9 Muses features the work of local artists coping with mental illness.

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-1776, or visit

October 9-28: Drink Up! -- Ceramic Cup Invitational: Displays drinking cups, made by local and national ceramic artists, that are both utilitarian and artistically inspired.

October 9-28: Women in the Visual Arts: "Artistic Visions: On, Over, Off the Edge of Our World"

October 9-28: "Vanishing Florida": Photographers call attention to the Florida features that we know and love and that are also disappearing. Artists explore "Vanishing Florida" through textures, symbols, color, and more.

November 6-28: Visiting Master Artist Exhibition: Features works by various Armory Visiting Masters such as Phillippe Faraut, Simon Kogan, Jason Briggs, Tom Bartel, Tom Hopkins, and Louisa McElwain.

January 15-February 26: Larry Leach Solo Exhibition: Landscape painter Leach.

March 27-28: Second Annual Armory Art Festival

March 3-16: Mad Hatter's Tea Pot Exhibition: Handmade teapots from local and national artists.

Art and Culture of Hollywood

1650 Harrison St., Hollywood. Call 954-921-3274, or visit

November 14-January 10: "Time + Temp: Surveying the Shifting Climate of Painting in South Florida": Work by a selection of South Florida artists who incorporate aspects of painting into their practice.

December 12-January 17: "David Almeida: Natural Selection": Works resulting from the artist's exploration of ideas of artificiality and replication and how these concepts are a reflection of contemporary culture.

January 23-February 19: "Balbone Martinez: Site Specific Installation": The work is based on recycling trash and found imagery.

January 23-February 19: "Doug Crocco: Entropy": Crocco addresses belief systems and American values in a time of uncertainty. His themes include fear, apprehension, hope, and individualism.

February 27-May 23: "Adler Guerrier": Miami-based contemporary artist Guerrier will display works inspired by the geography, politics, and history of Hollywood, Florida, and nearby areas.

March 27-April 25: "Farley Aguilar: Ulf": First solo exhibition for Aguilar that features work inspired by a imaginary character the artist refers to as "Ulf."

May 1-30: "Michelle Weinberg": Floor coverings and room dividers.

Art Expressions Gallery

1438 N.E. 26th St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-527-7700, or visit

November 3-20: "Abstractions": Artworks in a nonrepresentational form.November 24-January 1: "Small Works"

January 9-29: "Pop Art Exhibition"

February 6-26: Fire and Clay Exhibition

March 6-26: "Aperture 8": Third Annual Photography Exhibition

Bear and Bird Boutique + Gallery

4566 N. University Dr., Lauderhill. Call 954-748-0181, or visit

Through October 10: "Off the Needle": Local tattoo artists exhibit paintings, sculptures, and illustrations.

October 17: "Candy Apples and Razor Blades": A Halloween-inspired art group show. November 22: "Small Stuff 3": Small artworks priced for gift-giving.

January 16-February 27: Art show featuring works by Danielle Estefan, Natali Martinez, and Tatiana Suarez.

April 24-June 12: "Le Iconique: Terribly Odd Solo Show"

Boca Raton Museum of Art

501 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Call 561-392-2500, or visit

Daily: "European Painting and Sculpture," 1775-1945: Areas of interst are French painting of the turn of the 20th Century from Barizon paintings to Fauvist works by Maurice Vlaminck.

Daily: "American Art": Features 20th-century works in regionalism, social realism, and the development of modernism by masters such as Maurice Prendergast, William Glackens, Guy Pene Du Bois, and Charles Demuth. Also includes contemporary works by prominent artists during the 1970s-90s such as Stephen Greene, Stanley Boxer, and Nancy Graves.

Daily: "Modern and Contemporary Art": Broad range of works from the 1960s through the '90s from op art by Julian Stanczak and Bridget Riley to pop art by Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Roy Lichtenstein to post-painterly abstraction and color field painting.Daily: "Photography": More than 1,500 images represent a textbook of 19th- and 20th-century photography and range from documentary to conceptual.

Through November 8: "Gary T. Erbe: Forty Year Retrospective": Features works by the self-taught New Jersey artist who is known for his realistic style of painting and depictions of '50s, '60s, and '70s pop culture.

Through November 8: "Clyde Butcher: Wilderness Visions": Features beautiful black-and-white photographs of the nature and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest, Utah, Colorado, and Florida.

November 17-January 10: "An Unfinished Conversation: Collecting Enrique Martinez Celaya": Features 19 works dated between 2001 and 2007 that explore themes of memory, witness, voyage, exile, isolation, loneliness, and coming of age.


November 17-May 2: "Why Tribal? African, Oceanic Meso-American Treasures": Exhibit features about 40 works inspired by tribal sculpture, many of which have never been seen by the public.

January 20-April 11: "The Magical World of M.C. Escher": A staple in college dorms across America, M.C. Escher's puzzle aesthetic and geometric approach have made him a household name. This exhibit will feature more than 140 rare original works such as drawings, watercolors, prints, wood blocks, studio furniture, tool cabinet, and memorabilia.

January 20-April 11: "Mary Cassatt: Works on Paper": Features 41 major drawings and prints of the popular impressionist artist.

April 20-June 13: "Remembering Stanley Boxer": Retrospective includes 50 paintings and 13 sculptures by the abstract artist.

April 20-June 13: "Elvis at 21": Includes 40 large-format photographs by Alfred Wertheimer, who was asked to shoot the rising star. Wertheimer traveled with Elvis, capturing intimate and personal moments before the "Hillbilly Cat" became the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

The Bubble

810 N.E. Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-562-3804.

The newest venue for all things indie, the Bubble, owned by Garo Gallo and Yvonne Colón, regularly hosts events to showcase the work of local artists such as Coma Girl, Erick Arenas, and Franceso LoCastro.

Coral Springs Museum of Art

2855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs. Call 954-340-5000, or visit

Through December 12: "Sheila Elias: Somewhere -- Anywhere"Through December 12: "Stan Slutsky: The Shape of Things"

Gallery 721

721 Progresso Dr., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-765-0721, or visit

Daily: One of the most comprehensive Purvis Young collections in the world.

Girls' Club Collection

117 N.E. Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Visit

Harmony Isle Gallery

902 N.E. 19th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-527-2880, or visit

Daily: Features artworks by various artists working in ceramics, jewelry, glass, wood, and furniture.Loxahatchee River Historical Museum805 N. U.S. 1 Highway, Jupiter. Call 561-747-6639, or visit

Daily: Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee.October 22: LRHS History Lecture Series on "Florida's First Peoples."

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale

1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-525-5500, or visit

October 18: "The Many Faces of CoBrA": Ruth Grim lectures on the mid-20th-century avant-garde art movement "CoBrA," inspired in large part by Paul Klee and Joan Miro. The exhibit includes works by movement founders Karen Appel, Constant, Asger Jorn, Lucebert, and others.

October 24: Storytelling for Young Readers: Story themes are linked with the museum's current exhibitions.

October 29: "Glackens as Illustrator": Painter William Glackens came to prominence as part of a circle of artists known as "The Eight," a group linked with a realist art movement the Ashcan School during the early 20th Century. The movement, which was cofounded by Glackens, distinguished itself through its depictions of day-to-day existence in low-income New York neighborhoods. In addition to his painting, Glackens was employed as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines. Curator Jorge Santis will open this exhibition with talks on Glackens' sketches, preparatory work, and illustrations. 

November 14-February 7: "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell": A major retrospective of the great American artist's career, which spanned 65 years. December 10: "Norman Rockwell and the Golden Age of Jazz": Music Director of the Gold Coast Jazz Society Eric Allison will provide historical context to the night's jazz performance.

December 12: Pop-Up Book Storytelling and Demonstration: Join pop-up book artist Chuck Fischer as he introduces audiences to his newest book Angels and explains his approach to the art of "pop-up."

January 7: Lecture: Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum Stephanie Plunkett explores the artist's work.January 28: "Idealizing American: Norman Rockwell and Irving Berlin": Michael Lasser, author, radio show host, and prominent authority on American popular music, will lecture on these artists' abilities to capture and convey the American character.

January 30-31: National Art Festival: More than 100 artists from around the world contribute paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and more for this yearly juried event. Visitors will also have access to view the museum's current exhibitions.

February 2: "Norman Rockwell: Children, Race Relations, and the Civil Rights Movement": Features a panel discussion between MoA staff and Nova Southeastern University faculty members.

February 6: Third Avenue Artist's Gallery Walk 2010.

February 26-April 11: "Edward Steichen: In High Fashion."

May 9-September 5: " Pearl and Stanley Goodman Latin American Collection."

May 9-September 5: "Recent Acquisitions From the Museum's Latin American Collection."

Museum of Lifestyle and Fashion History

322 N.E. Second Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-243-2662 or visit


Through April 1: "50th Birthday Celebration of Barbie": More than 500 vintage Barbie dolls, friends, family members, and accessories will be showcased. To meet demand, the new location for the exhibit will be at the Boynton Beach Mall (801 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach).

New Light Studio and Art Gallery

4747 N. Ocean Blvd., Ste. 230, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-786-1080, or visit

Daily: "Roland Ruocco": A majority of Ruocco's work depicts beautiful South Florida landscapes and other subtropical environments while other pieces convey political messages and outrage.

Norton Museum of Art

1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-5196, or visit

Daily: "Rubens to Corot: The Delacorte Gift": Features 19th- and 20th-century paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from masters such as Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Ferdinand Bol, and J.B.C. Corot.

Through December 6: "George Segal: Street Scenes":

October 3-December 27: "New York, New York: The 20th Century": Features 56 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and works on paper that capture New York's energy and how the city and its inhabitants connect.

November 7-January 17: "William Kentridge: Five Themes": The exhibition includes almost 75 works by the South African artist, including animated films, drawings, prints, theater models, sculptures, and books.

January 16-April 11: "Habsburg Treasures: Renaissance Tapestries From Vienna": This tapestry collection from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is considered one of the greatest in existence. Features eight massive wall hangings that were commissioned for Hapsburg emperors at the Brussels atelier of Frans Geubels.

February 9-May 9: "Avedon Fashion 1944-2000": Exhibiting works by famed photographer Richard Avedon, whose work was featured in Vogue and the New Yorker, among others, and who transformed fashion photography with his spirited and inspired images of the modern woman.

Old School Square Cultural Art Center

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-243-7922, or visit

October 3: Third Annual Stitch Rock Indie Craft Fair: Find funky home décor, vintage goodies, hot rod paintings, and much more.

Through October 25: "She's Back and She's 50": Celebrate Barbie's birthday with hundreds of dolls and accessories. Exhibit includes the original Barbie and Ken, 50th-anniversary dolls, Bob Mackie designer dolls, and other limited-edition series.

Through October 25: "Les Petites Maisons": Forty hand-crafted miniature vignettes by local artists Pamela O'Brien, Katie Hahner, Karen Barone, and Brenda Levenson.

October 29-January 27: "Color, Pattern and Form": Features watercolors by Priscilla Hardiman and bronzes by Cathy Ferrell.

October 30-November 1: Delray Beach Orchid society presents "Orchids on the Square"

December 1-March 28: "Pinball Palooza: The Art, the History, the Game": View vintage pinball machines at "Palooza," an exhibit that focuses on the art and history of the pinball machine from the 1930s to the present.

January 29-March 14: "Two + Three": Two- and three-dimensional artworks by an artist group founded by late South Florida sculptor Duane Hansen.

May 26-August 22: Photography by Jeremiah Jenner

Palm Beach Community College Eissey Campus

3160 PGA Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-297-2966, or visit

Through October 9: "Oil & Fire": Features South Florida ceramics artists Ellen Gates and John McCoy and mixed-media artist Irene Stanton.

October 20-November 25: "A Marriage of Art: Sherry & Wayne Stephens Exhibition": Includes photography and paintings.

Ritter Art Gallery, FAU

777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Call 561-297-2966, or visit

November 14-January 23: 2009 Biennial Faculty Exhibition.February 13-April 3: "Rick Valicenti: Thirst Design."

April 16-Summer: "Annual Masters of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition."

Schacknow Museum of Fine Art

7080 N.W. Fourth St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-583-5551.

Daily: "The Max Schacknow Collection": Features oil paintings and pencil drawings by the artist.

Uncommon Stock

3159-A E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call 954-336-4305, or visit

Daily: "Illustration": Includes graphic designs, traditional media, and digital creations in a wide variety of styles and techniques.Daily: "Photography": Covers a broad range of subject matter and content with an emphasis on the outdoors.

Undergrounds Coffeehaus

2743 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-630-1900.

This quirky and artsy coffeeshop/book store displays work by local artists about every two weeks and regularly hosts movie nights, videogame competitions, and board-game nights.

Wolfsonian-Florida International University

1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Call 305-531-1001, or visit

Through October 11: "Beauty on the Beach: A Centennial Celebration of Swimwear": This exhibit looks at fashion as an influence on and barometer of how society judges glamour and health through swimwear design, construction, styling, illustration art, and advertising. It will highlight archival materials from the 100-year-old Jantzen swimwear company and the Wolfsonian-FIU collection.


October 16-March 14: "Styled for the Road: The Art of the Automobile Design, 1908-1948": Americans love their cars. Why? This exhibit explores the impact of the automobile on American culture and how designers and manufacturers influenced consumer opinions. The exhibit will feature artworks of concept and production cars, sculpted car models, drawings for automobile showrooms, roadways, advertisements, and more.

November 20-February 28: "Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914-1939": Exhibit features about 100 lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, and color linocuts and explores the how the futurist and cubist movements influenced British modernist printmaking. Artists include C.R.W. Nevinson, Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth, David Bomberg, and Sybil Andrews.

Classical Music and Dance

Broward Center for the Performing Arts

201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222, or visit

October 4: The Firebird: Stravinsky's 1910 ballet about a magical glowing bird that helps a prince rescue the princess from the evil Katscheii. (Amaturo Theater)October 20: Symphony of the Americas: Eduardo Magallanes

October 21-25: Tanguera: The tango, considered by many as one of the sexiest dance forms, is the star of this musical centering on love told through the language of dance.November 6-8: Miami City Ballet Program I: Includes Paul Taylor's Company B, Allegro Brillante by Balanchine/Tchaikovsky, Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, and Symphony in Three Movements by Balanchine and Stravinsky. (Au-Rene Theater)

November 8: "Incantations": Presented by the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble. (Amaturo Theater)November 14: Stars on Broadway: Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra presents its Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Stars Season. (Miniaci Performing Arts Center)

November 17: New Shanghai Circus: Chinese acrobats perform beautiful numbers that date back two millennia to ancient harvest festivals. (Parker Playhouse)

December 11-13: Miami City Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Au-Rene Theater).

December 12-13: Arts Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker (Parker Playhouse).

December 17: Cho-Liang Lin: Key West Symphony starts its concert season with the widely renowned violinist and director of two celebrated musical festivals, Cho-Liang Lin.

January 16: Israeli violinist Ittai Shapira, who made his critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall in 2003, performs an original composition for violin and orchestra call "Concierto Latino." (Amaturo Theater)

January 22-24: Miami City Ballet II: Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15. (Au Rene)

January 31: Houston Symphony -- The Planets: Houston Symphony Orchestra celebrates the 40th anniversary of the moon landing that incorporates high-definition film from NASA's explorations into Gustav Holst's The Planets. (Au-Rene)

February 4: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Entertains through parodies of classical ballet.

February 12-14: Miami City Ballet Program III: Three women compete for the attention of a poet in a neighborhood ballroom.

March 12: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.March 12-14: Miami City Ballet IV: Ten dancers perform to Chopin numbers.

March 23: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 interpreted by Argentine pianist Ricardo Roel.

April 23: Key West Symphony Orchestra: Christopher Taylor will end the season with Prokofiev's 2nd Piano Concerto.

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-7469, or visit

November 16-17: Vienna Chamber Orchestra: Philippe Entremont, conductor and piano. Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, Haydn's Piano Concerto in D, Schubert's Symphony No. 6, and the North American premiere of Richard Danielpour's Souvenirs.

November 20-22: Miami City Ballet: Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, Tschaikovsky's Pas de Deux, Symphony in Three Movements.

December 7: Michael Province: This 14-year-old violinist and Palm City resident has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and recently completed filming for a British documentary on the world's most talented young musicians.

December 11, 13: Palm Beach Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and Soloists perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9-Choral (Ode to Joy).

December 17: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and solo violin. Amanda Forsyth, solo cello.

December 24-25: Moscow Classical Ballet: The Nutcracker.

January 1: Salute to Vienna: Klaus Arp, conductor. Featuring dancers from Kieve-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine.

January 3: Charles Wadsworth on the piano. Angela Jones-Reus, flute. Chee-Yun, violin. Edward Arron, cello.

January 15-17: Miami City Ballet: Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15, Valse Fantaise, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.

January 19: Igor Begelman, clarinet.

January 26: Moscow State Radio Symphony. Alexei Kornienko, conductor. Nadezda Tokareva, violin.

February 10: Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Leonard Slatkin, conductor. Sol Gabetta, cello.

February 13: The Israel Ballet brings to life Cervantes' famous chivalric hero Don Quixote.

February 21: Vladimir Feltsman, piano recital.

March 3-4: Russian National Orchestra: Patrick Summers, conductor. Yuja Wang, piano. Performing Beethoven's No. 5 in E, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, and more.


March 31-April 1: Lang Lang on piano with Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra.


Broward Center for the Performing Arts

201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-0222, or visit

December 3-5: Pagliacci and Suor Angelica: The Florida Grand Opera presents this double bill. In Pagliacci, the leader of a troupe of nomad actors finds out his wife is having an affair. Overwhelmed by the situation, he succumbs to his rage, resulting in a violent conclusion. Suor Angelica relates the tragic story of Sister Angelica, a nun damned to a convent after having a child out of wedlock and who later tries to commit suicide after discovering her son has died. (Au Rene Theater)

January 12: Opera Highlights: Features singers performing popular operatic selections with the help of the symphony. (Amaturo Theater)

February 4-6: Lucia di Lammermoor: A tragic opera about two feuding families and loosely based on Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor.

February 23, March 4-6: Barber of Seville: Considered the most popular opera buffa of all time, Barber of Seville presents the famous character Figaro, who helps the poor Count Almaviva win the heart of the rich and beautiful Rosina. (Amaturo Theater)

March 23, 25: Carmen: A popular opera about a beautiful Gypsy, her power over men, and her tragic end. (Miramar Cultural Center, Amaturo Theater)

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-7469, or visit

November 18: La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by Teatro Lirico D'Europa, Europe's largest touring opera company. La Traviata is a tragic opera about a Parisian courtesan who risks everything for love.

January 22-25: Otello by Giuseppe Verdi.

February 26-March 1: Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart's opera about a nobleman whose rakish lifestyle and disregard for social conventions get him into trouble.

April 9-12: Carmen: A popular opera about a beautiful Gypsy, her power over men, and her tragic end.


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