Exhibitions - Frost Art Museum

The Fantastic World of José Gurvich
January 20, 2010 – April 11, 2010

José Gurvich
La creación en colores puros, 1968
Tempura on paper, 14 x 21 inches

José Gurvich was an extraordinary artist whose life bridged distant places and cultures. When he was six years old his family emigrated to Uruguay. His pictorial language developed from the diverse environments and art forms he was exposed to: intimate domestic scenes in Montevideo, rural life and religious festivities in Israel, New York's crowds and vibrant urban views. Each element in his paintings is carefully chosen from lived experience and condensed by his constant search for the fundamental and essential. His art speaks directly to the soul, addressing the need to see reality through the eyes of the spirit. In his work Gurvich paired the fantastic and the everyday in a way that appears effortless. So join us for the opening and come experience The Fantastic World of José Gurvich.

In Body and Soul: The Performance Art of María Teresa Hincapié
January 20, 2010 – May 16, 2010

María Teresa Hincapié
Vitrina / Showcase, 1989
Avenida Jiménez de Quesada-Carrera 5ta, Bogotá DVD Courtesy of Galería Casas Riegner

This exhibition, curated by Francine Birbragher, examines the work of well-known Colombian performance artist María Teresa Hincapié. Hincapié’s initial studies were in acting and she developed her work in performance art, where she stood in the vanguard of this artistic medium in Colombia.

Women's Work / Men's Work: Labor and Gender in America
in The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery
January 20, 2010 – April 11, 2010

Poster, “Teamwork Builds Ships”, c. 1918. Designed by William Dodge Stevens (American, 1870–1942). Published by Emergency Fleet Corporation. Printed by Forbes Boston, Philadelphia. Commercial color lithograph. The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection, XX1992.180

The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery, a collaboration between The Wolfsonian-FIU, The Frost and FIU faculty, is intended to serve as a resource for teaching and learning. The support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will provide an opportunity for FIU faculty to collaborate with staff from both museums to organize small exhibitions from The Wolfsonian collection that will be exhibited within The Frost Art Museum's gallery space. The inaugural exhibition,Women's Work / Men's Work: Labor and Gender in America, was organized with Professor Alex Lichenstein, Department of History, FIU, who will teach a course on twentieth-century U.S. labor history in the Spring semester of 2010.

Taiwan Discovered
February 19, 2010 – May 16, 2010

HUANG Pei-Ying
Flowing, 2006
Mixed media, Various size

The Frost Art Museum continues its focus on the world of Asian art with Taiwan Discovered, The Frost’s first exhibition curated in-house. On Friday, February 19, 2010 discover the world of Taiwanese contemporary artists: mixing traditional and contemporary, Asian and Western, local and international. Taiwan's artists are exploring different approaches and developing their own unique styles through a wide variety of media, from painting and rock art to multimedia installations.

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