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  • With a Very Wide View of History: Charles Mills and the Twentieth Century

    published December 25, 2008

    If you've ever been on Sistrunk Boulevard (AKA NW Sixth Street) just west of where it meets Andrews Avenue, you've probably seen the art of... More >>

  • Modestly Thin

    published December 18, 2008

    Milton Avery: The Kaufman Collection," now at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, is so modest that it's best approached with minimal... More >>

  • In a Nutshell

    published December 4, 2008

    Ever since "Diana: A Celebration" and "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" brought it back from the brink, the Museum of Art/Fort... More >>

  • Keeping Up With the Maestros

    published November 20, 2008

    Simply put, it has been a banner year for Latin American art in South Florida. Consider that we have already seen such major shows as "Wifredo... More >>

  • Nothing Moments Project

    published November 20, 2008

    For the "Nothing Moments Project," now at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, nearly a hundred writers, artists, and designers were... More >>

  • José Clemente Orozco: The Graphic Work

    published November 13, 2008

    The brochure for "José Clemente Orozco: The Graphic Work" quotes the great Mexican muralist as once saying, "And after all, isn't it... More >>

  • Beneath the Surface, We Meet

    published November 6, 2008

    Under the Influence" is nothing if not ambitious: more than 60 artists, some represented by more than one work; three curators, all artists in... More >>

  • Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamí

    published November 6, 2008

    Of Rage and Redemption: The Art of Oswaldo Guayasamín — This relatively small but extremely powerful exhibition includes... More >>

  • Yuroz: Retrospective 1986-2008

    published October 30, 2008

    Too much of a good thing," Mae West once famously said, "can be wonderful." Or, as in the case of "Yuroz: Retrospective 1986-2008," now at the... More >>

  • Half-Moon Witness

    published October 23, 2008

    As intensely as I admire "Pablo Picasso Ceramics/Carlos Luna Paintings," the splashy new exhibition at the Museum of Art/Fort... More >>

  • Art of Politics: Drawings & Paintings

    published October 16, 2008

    Are political cartoons art? As the title implies, "Art of Politics: Drawings & Paintings," now at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, takes... More >>

  • Pussyfoot

    published October 16, 2008

    Nothing curdles comedy more quickly than forced whimsy, which is what this would-be romantic comedy has in abundance. The story focuses on a... More >>

  • A Deal Is a Deal

    published October 16, 2008

    The title transaction in this British comedy — a crime that's carried out with about as much gusto as the reluctant murder swap in... More >>

  • Hitting Inside the Heart

    published October 9, 2008

    If you're unfamiliar with Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín, there's a good reason: His work has not been extensively shown in the... More >>

  • Inside Out

    published October 9, 2008

    When artist and gallery owner Timothy Leistner slips and characterizes his by-appointment-only display space as "tiny," he says his friends... More >>

  • 31st Annual Faculty Art Exhibition

    published September 25, 2008

    Let's say you're a South Florida parent casting about for a school of higher education for your artsy-fartsy teen. The Art Institute of Fort... More >>

  • Where the Rubber...

    published September 18, 2008

    The photographs of Alex Heria have an eerie quietness that's sometimes at odds with the means of their creation. Take the triptychs from a... More >>

  • Portraits of the Artists

    published August 28, 2008

    Visiting "I Shot Warhol Wesselmann Lichtenstein Rosenquist and Indiana" is sort of like flipping through a friend's personal photo... More >>

  • A Question of Taste

    published August 21, 2008

    Just as there's often an idiot with a cell phone on hand to disrupt your moviegoing, sooner or later some short-fingered vulgarian with a bad... More >>

  • Art Finds a Way

    published July 24, 2008

    Nobody portrays entrails as beautifully as Carol Prusa. Stripped of all their bloody messiness, pale organs float in a sort of stylized... More >>

  • Tiny Bricks, Big Fun

    published June 19, 2008

    Just in case you don't pick up on it the instant you walk in, the key to "Nathan Sawaya: The Art of the Brick" can be found in a... More >>

  • Black Beans and Rice

    published May 15, 2008

    While I'm not sure if I can claim complete objectivity, "Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art" is much too important an exhibition to... More >>

  • Laid Out in Hollywood

    published May 1, 2008

    The come-on was seductive: "There is an assumption that patterns created by the stars carry an indisputable reality to them, and it is with... More >>

  • Benefit of the Doubt

    published April 17, 2008

    Have you ever had the experience of getting together with old friends who seemed not themselves that particular day? That's sort of how my most... More >>

  • East Wind A'Blowin'

    published April 3, 2008

    "Exploding the Lotus" is heavy on conceptual art — to the point, perhaps, of inducing a mild headache. The show, now at the Art... More >>

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