Current Museum Exhibits
MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida
(Core Exhibit - Ongoing)
More than 500 photos and artifacts depict the Jewish experience in Florida since 1763, reflecting a thematic presentation of immigration, community development, discrimination, earning a living, acculturation and identity. Personal artifacts, films, photos, timeline and contemporary art attract a universal audience by telling the universal story of immigration as the example of the acculturation process of every family and provide an engaging, up close museum experience. The Museum is housed in two former synagogues that served as the first congregation on Miami Beach. The primary building is a restored 1936 Art Deco building with a copper dome, marble bimah and 80 stained-glass windows. The second building is the original 1929 shul. The skylighted Bessie's Gallery connects the two buildings.
Daniel Chimowitz: Walking Canvases
October 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Daniel Chimowitz is an internationally renowned artist and fashion designer. He creates walking canvases of painted images on hand-sewn as well as up-cycled clothing, essentially combining fine art with the excitement of the fashion industry.
Chimowitz has shown his designs in Paris, London, Beijing, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Miami and worked with famed designer Patricia Field. In his textiles, colors are combined with the punk DIY fashion of London, studs from Spain and simplistic triangles and circles of the Tlingit. There is no single focal point on his textiles, the fabric is woven with a story for the reader to get lost within.
The Art of the Lithograph
November 7, 2018- March 3, 2019
The scope of the exhibit will explore the history of the lithography process, taking the visitor from lithography stones to off-set and computer-to-plate printing. The exhibition will feature prints from Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Jim Dine, Don Eddy, R.B. Kitaj, Lee Krasner, Roy Lichtenstein, and Camille Pissarro to name a few. The prints are striking lithographs that are not only excellent examples of the process but exciting pieces by historically important and diverse artists as well. Visitors will be able to view actual litho stones and see the extraordinary step-by-step process of what it takes to make a lithograph.
Edna Glaubman: Retrospective
October 13, 2018 - December, 2018
A retrospective of the late artist Edna Glaubman (1919-1986). Her subjects varied widely and included landscapes, portraits, horses, nudes, social gatherings, and intimate family moments. This exhibit will inspire a new generation of art lovers who will appreciate the timeless quality of the art and recognize that Glaubman’s techniques and ideas are as fresh and exciting today as they were when she created them.