Funding from Arts Broward’s (FAB) “Black & White: A Night At The Museum”


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Funding Arts Broward (FAB), a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and cultivation of the arts in Broward County, will present its fifth annual special event “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” on Monday January 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. pm This elegant black-and-white themed cocktail at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale will feature tours of exclusive exhibits, live entertainment, light snacks and a decadent dessert table.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience The Art of Assemblage, Margarita Cano: 90 Years and Jared McGriff: Where We Are You at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale during a private tour by Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale.

The art of assemblage presents sculptures composed of found objects and materials reused in an inventive and whimsical way. In the practice of assemblage, materials such as scrap metal, broken seashells, tattered fabrics and discarded toys are scavenged and brought together in unexpected combinations, creating poetic abstractions of everyday life. The exhibition is primarily from the Museum’s collection and includes recent acquisitions from the Museum’s permanent collection by artists John Outterbridge, Vanessa German, Pablo Cano and a collaborative work by Jorge Pardo and Jason Rhoades. It also includes works by Christian Holstad, Ernesto Neto and Jessica Stockholder, as well as significant works of art from the museum’s African and CoBrA collections. This exhibition is curated by Ariella Wolens, curator of Bryant-Taylor.

Margarita Cano: 90 Years celebrates the remarkable long life of Miami-based artist Margarita Cano and records her transition from Cuba to America, from scientist to arts librarian, and finally, to painter of dreams. This exhibition will summarize Cano’s multidisciplinary practice as a self-taught artist whose creativity has manifested itself through wonderful miniature books, votive portraits, landscape paintings, prints and photographs. Cano’s art is a portal to a celestial world in which memories are transformed into sacred visions of life and loss. This exhibition is curated by Bonnie Clearwater with Ariella Wolens. This exhibition is sponsored by Rita Holloway.

Miami artist Jared McGriff’s first solo exhibition, Where We Are You, features his dreamlike paintings that remain timeless, even though it incorporates the story of his family’s migration from the rural south to the rural west of the ‘Oklahoma and California in the realities of the gift. The title of the exhibition, Where We Are You, sums up the notions of African Ubuntu philosophy, where the individual becomes the whole through the experience of the group. McGriff’s compositions of individual and grouped figures embody the guiding principle of many ancient cultures that the actions of each individual impact others and society. This exhibition is curated by Bonnie Clearwater and sponsored by Sandra Muss.

Champagne and cocktails, culinary delights and selections from Israel Charles, director of the arts and music program at Lycée Dillard, will be added to this festive event. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite black and white cocktail attire.

Tickets for “Black & White: A Night At The Museum” cost $ 75 per person and are available at surfundingartsbroward.org. For more information, please call (954) 353-7673 or email [email protected]

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