State of the Art: Miami

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State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latino art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.
Museum of Contemporary Art: Latina Women and the Body
Lecture: October 3, 7pm

For many Hispanics in the US, racial identity is more about culture than color. But if you have ever told family about someone you are dating and have been asked, “¿pero que es?” you know first-hand race matters. Ni Pardo, Ni Prieto: Presentations of skin color influencing Hispanic women’s self identity examines how body image and sexuality is subject to categorical differentiations within nuestra cultura mestiza.

Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th Street
North Miami, Florida 33161
Art Center/South Florida: Adriana Carvalho, 101 Dresses
Opening: October 3, 6-10pm

Brazilian Adriana Carvalho’s solo exhibition is of mutated metal dress sculptures and other curious pieces made entirely of recycled materials, including a life-size homage to Frida Kahlo that depicts all of her physical and mental struggles.

Art Center/ South Florida
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Coral Gables Gallery Night
October 5, 6-10pm

Stroll along Ponce de Leon Boulevard and visit the myriad of galleries open late. If your night of elegance includes torturous heels, take the trolley or complimentary shuttles that run along Ponce from Merrick Park to Menores Avenue. Highlights include Ramón Vázquez’s Focus: A World of Fantasy at Cernuda Arte, the romantic landscapes and still life oil paintings at Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, and the usable objects made of sustainable materials at Design for a Living World: Nature Conservancy Exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum.

Coconut Grove Art Walk
October 6, 7-10pm
Miami’s original arts district relives its colorful freewheeling past at its monthly Art Walk, a free public art festival that brings together more than 40 local and international artists, musicians, dancers and food vendors. If you just so happen to have a djembe or hula-hoop in the car, stop by the Mayfair Atrium from 8-11pm and jump in the lively drum circle.

Center Grove District
3401 Main Highway
Miami, FL 33133