Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the ButterflyThursday, June 14 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami
will host a reception for its current group exhibition Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly
, now on view through August 5. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 37 artists, who are native to the Americas, separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated. The exhibition focuses on the monarch, the only butterfly that migrates in two directions, as a geographic range and a metaphor. Monarchs (specifically those of eastern North American) fly from southern Canada through the Midwest on their way to Michoacn, Mexico and back. Like the butterfly, which takes at least four generations to completely navigate its way through middle America with inherited knowledge, these artists also use inherited cultural memory to showcase and explore historical narratives of their respective heritage through abstract techniques. Reception free for MOCA members and $10 for non-members.Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami
770 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami
Charlie Cinnamon: Legendary Press AgentJune 19 - September 16
̶The first-ever museum exhibition about a publicist, honoring the celebrity-studded life and career of a promotional genius who was nationally recognized and greatly admired, debuts at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU with the premiere of Charlie Cinnamon: Legendary Press Agent. "The Grand Sage of Publicity, for whom all of life had been a stage* was unmatched in his field. Because Charlie Cinnamon was revered by the news media at a level uncommon for most publicists, and was highly respected by national cultural institutions, captains of industry, America's leading philanthropists and arts patrons, his passing in 2016 made national headlines. The exhibition features more than 100 historic items curated from Cinnamon's personal archives, from his childhood growing up in the Bronx during the 1920s, all the way through 2016. Photos and ephemera span the more than sixty years Charlie Cinnamon reigned as the country's most beloved press agent for America's leading arts organizations and national public affairs campaigns for major institutions and companies. The exhibition is produced by Manny Hernandez and Richard Jay Alexander.Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach