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The Wolfsonian–FIU 'Street Shrines' Exhibit During Art Basel

Miami Art Week is in full swing and a special exhibit is happening at The Wolfsonian-FIU.

Miami Art Week Special Hours


The Wolfsonian–FIU will be open every day, Mon, Nov 28 through Sun, Dec 4, 10am–6pm (closing early on Fri, Dec 2 at 5pm).



Street Shrines: A Wolfsonian Art Basel Miami Beach VIP Party

Friday, Dec 2, 7–10pm The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue


Miami Art Week at The Wolfsonian culminates with a VIP celebration of superstar artist Roberto Lugo's Wolfsonian collection-inspired Street Shrines. Join Lugo as he unveils new and provocative ceramics in conversation with the museum's historic collections, and an exterior mural honoring Miami's Caribbean history alongside pop culture icons. Featuring complimentary cocktails by Bacardi.

The VIP party is open only to journalists, Wolfsonian members at the Diplomat level ($250) and up, and Art Basel and Design Miami/ VIP cardholders. Please let me know directly at ian@thewolf.fiu.edu if you or your colleagues would like to be added to the press list.

What’s On



Exhibition | Street Shrines | more details


In a new exhibition, potter Roberto Lugo looks to our significant collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American ceramics, producing new work inspired by these objects but depicting the histories, experiences, and heroes of Black and Brown communities so often ignored by the historical record.



Exterior Mural | Street Shrines | more details


In an exterior wrap-around building mural, Roberto Lugo brings his characteristic style and approach to Miami's own underexplored stories, designing a mural that commemorates the Caribbean community that made and shaped South Florida, as well as pop culture icons. Connecting the gallery installation to the street, and the Wolfsonian collection to the lives of present-day Miamians, Lugo invites visitors to consider the intersection of race, politics, and memory in the built world around them.



Exhibition | Turn the Beat Around | more details


Rumba, conga, and Afro-Cuban jazz. Mambo, cha-cha-cha, and salsa. Turn the Beat Around revisits the artistic and innovative exchanges between musicians from Cuba and the U.S. during the 1930s to '60s, showcasing posters, record and sheet music covers, film clips, and audio from the era to bring to life the musical fusion found between cultures.



Exhibition | Plotting Power: Maps and the Modern Age | more details


Mirrors of our loftiest dreams and deepest fears, maps draw literal lines between "you" and "me," "us" and "other," more often reflecting how we see it than how it is. This Wolfsonian collection exhibition follows the exploitation of geography in the first half of the 20th century, when the possibilities of travel and technology opened new horizons for global ambition.

Special Programming



Program | Destinations: Jean-Louis Deniot | more details

Tuesday, Nov 29, 7–9pm

Free | Register


Acclaimed curator and author Pamela Golbin will be in conversation with French designer Jean-Louis Deniot, discussing his work, creative process, signature style, and exclusive projects. Deniot's distinctive worldwide commissions (penthouse apartments, sprawling villas, and custom constructions) surprise in their variety as well as their common thread—passion. Copies of Deniot's new book, Destinations: Jean-Louis Deniot, will be available for sale at a reception and signing after the talk.



Program | Carlo Mollino: Architect and Storyteller | more details

Wednesday, Nov 30, 6–7pm

Free | Register


Architect, designer, educator, photographer, sportsman, and author, Carlo Mollino was a remarkable protagonist of 20th-century Italian culture. Michelangelo Sabatino, co-author of Carlo Mollino: Architect and Storyteller, will present Mollino's most significant designs and identify the creative processes that generated his wide-ranging visual, tactile, and spatial experiences. Books will be available for sale at a reception and signing after the talk.


By ML Staff. Images Courtesy of Street Shrines

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