exhibitions and Events at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

Vatican Splendors:  A Journey through Faith and Art (through April 24)

William Glackens and The Eight (through September 4)

Sight Specific:  Explorations in Space, Vision and Sound (through September 4)

Associations and Inspiration:

The CoBrA Movement and the Arts of Africa and Oceania (through December 31)

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 12 at 5 pm:                            Special Member Appreciation Event at PNC Bank

Hors d’oeuvres, wine bar, free parking and an overview of Vatican Splendors and coming Museum programs.  Evening includes a special Vatican memento gift.  Space is limited and RSVP is required to Shelley Edwards at (954) 262-0221 or shelley.edwards@moafl.org.  5 until 8 pm.  PNC Bank is located at 200 East Broward Boulevard at SE 3rd Avenue.

Tuesday, April 12 at 6 pm:                            Last MEMBERS ONLY Night for Vatican Splendors

Exhibition tickets and RSVP are required to Shelley Edwards at (954) 262-0221 or shelley.edwards@moafl.org.  Last entry is 8.

Wednesday, April 13 at 11 am:                   Lecture:  Art through the Eras of Faith

Art from the Byzantine Age through the Renaissance is examined in this informative lecture by Dr. Karen Roberts, Senior Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Broward College.  Tickets are $10 for members; $15 for non-members.  A light lunch with convivial conversation follows at noon for an additional fee of $20 per person.  RSVP to Maria Brandwein at mcb118@earthlink.net.

Friday, April 15 at 7 pm:                                Opening Night Party with Live Music for the exhibition Sight Specific:  Explorations in Space, Vision and Sound, which contains installations by some of South Florida’s leading contemporary artists, including Clifton Childree, Juan Maristany, Kyle Trowbridge, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Gustavo Matamoros, Wendy Wischer, Bhakti Baxter & Jay Hines, and Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt.  Cash bar. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 17 at 3:30 pm:                       Book Signing:  The Fish Tank by Kristina Henry

Explore the world inside The Fish Tank and meet author Kristina Henry. With twenty beautiful, bold color illustrations and haiku poetry for text, The Fish Tank explores the concept of living together peacefully and happily.  Presenting hope for harmony, it’s a delight for children and adults alike.  Books & Books in the Museum Lobby.  Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 23 at 2 pm:                           StorytellingOne World, Many Stories

This is the season’s final program sponsored by the Broward County Library and includes veteran storyteller Michael Reno Harrell, popular Miami storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar and Mistree of Ceremonies Dr. Caren Neile.  All are welcome.  Horvitz Auditorium.  Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 27 at 10:30 am:           Friends of the Museum of Art I Fort Lauderdale host author Susan Gillis as she speaks about the history of Fort Lauderdale and South Florida.  Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling Betsy Weiner at (954) 989-8994.

Thursday, April 28 at 5 pm:                         Conference on Children’s Literature

Broward County kicks off the Conference with a reception  in the  Breezeway and book signing featuring pop-up book master Robert Sabuda, renowned illustrator Floyd Cooper, featured storyteller Antonio Sacre and Kathy Baxter of the School Library Journal . Sabuda will be signing copies of thegrand finale of the Encyclopedia Mythologica series – Dragons & Monsters – along with his beloved and bestselling classics like The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and many more.  Books & Books in the museum lobby. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 28 at 6 pm:                          Wine Tasting:  The Rhone Rangers

Explore France’s Rhone Grape Varietals that are produced in the United States and chosen for this evening’s event by Certified Specialist of Wine Stephanie Miskew.  They are served with just the right side dishes prepared by acclaimed Chef Remy Gautier of Argentelle.  $35 per person.  Reservations are required.  To RSVP, contact Gail Vilone at (954) 262-0249 or gvilone@moafl.org.

Wednesday, May 11 at 5 pm:                     Reception for Author and Environmentalist Richard Ellis

Learn about our summer 2012 exhibition SHARKS! an exciting show that blends art and science with historical, cultural, and popular stories to illustrate our never-ending fascination with these celebrities of the sea.  Member event for Benefactors Circle ($1,000) level and above. RSVP required by Wednesday, May 4 to Camile Moseley at (954) 262-0296 or camile.moseley@moafl.org

Tuesday, May 3 at 6 pm:                               Book Signing:  You Are a Gift to the World by Laura Duksta

New York Times bestselling author Laura Duksta (who lives in Fort Lauderdale) has created a wonderful new picture book that reminds us that life is a continuous unwrapping of magical moments.  A perfect gift for Mother’s Day!  Come meet and hear Laura at Books & Books in the Museum lobby.  Free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 7 at 11 am:                           Book Signing:  Just Being Audrey by Margaret Cardillo

A perfect mother/daughter event for Mother’s Day.  Margaret Cardillo’s new book is about Audrey Hepburn and she’s here to share her wisdom – including 23 tips on how to tie a scarf.  Book & Books in the Museum lobby.  Free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 7 at 2 pm:                              Family Story Time

Tea, Tales and Tours are themes of this story time hour for families and children in the Marks Gallery.  Free and open to the public. RSVP to education1@moafl.org

Saturday, June 4 at 6 pm:                             Opening Reception:  The Art of Caring: A Look at Life through Photography.  Preview party for the Museum’s major summer exhibition featuring classic images from photographers Alfred Eisenstadt, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith and Margaret Burke-White that are paired withworks by major contemporary photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Nan Goldin, Tina Barney, Sally Mann, Duane Michaels, Neal Slavin, and Loretta Lux.  Inspired in part by the legendary photography exhibition, The Family of Man, whichwas organized in 1955 by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art, The Art of Caring is entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring.  Members only.  For membership information, please contact Shelley Edwards at (954) 262-0221 or sedwards@moafl.org.


Currently on view through April 24, 2011 is the acclaimed exhibition Vatican Splendors: A Journey through Faith and Art.  Presented by Holy Cross Hospital in association with PNC BANK and AutoNation, Vatican Splendors includes one of the largest collections of art, documents and historically significant objects from the Vatican ever to tour North America.

Since its founding in 1958, the Museum of Art I Fort Lauderdale has served our growing community as a gathering place for friends and neighbors, a lifelong learning center for children and adults, and as a dynamic hub for the cultural life of Broward County. Housed since 1986 in a distinguished modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, the Museum is South Florida’s premier destination for qualityexhibitions and programs that encompass every facet of civilization’s visual history. During the past five years, more than 11Ž2 million visitors have enjoyed remarkable exhibitions like Cradle of Christianity, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, and American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. In 2008, the Museum became part of Nova Southeastern University, the seventh-largest not-for-profit independent institution in the nation, to form an expanded arts campus that joins the school’s Davie location with the Museum’s downtown Fort Lauderdale address.

The Museum of Art is located at One East Las Olas Boulevard at Andrews Avenue and is always open at www.moafl.org.

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