January guide to the arts at the U

Grammy award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann joined the Frost Wind Ensemble in November 2022 at the Gusman Concert Hall to perform her new work In This Circle and Michael Daugherty’s Songs from a Silent Land. Photo: Kiko Ricote
By News@TheU

Grammy award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann joined the Frost Wind Ensemble in November 2022 at the Gusman Concert Hall to perform her new work In This Circle and Michael Daugherty’s Songs from a Silent Land. Photo: Kiko Ricote

January guide to the arts at the U

By News@TheU
Check out this list of arts-related events for this month, including the annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art, Frost performances, and the Lowe After Hours.

Kick off the new year at the University with a number of arts and culture programs. Held annually on the Coral Gables Campus, the Beaux Arts Festival of Art welcomes the community to explore Miami’s longest-running juried art festival, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 14,  and Sunday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Founded in 1952, Beaux Arts is a not-for-profit organization that supports the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum and children's community outreach programs. Learn more

Explore a roundup of events this month, including several Frost School of Music performances at the Gusman Concert Hall and the Lowe After Hours public program. Visit The U Creates for more information on the arts and humanities offerings at the University throughout the year.

Center for the Humanities

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. 

As part of the 2022–23 Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors lecture series, Kevin Kruse, professor of history and the director of the Center for Collaborative History at Princeton University, will present “The Division: John Doar, the Justice Department, and the Civil Rights Movement.” A key figure during countless crisis moments in the civil rights movement, Doar played a role in various civil rights milestones. Kruse’s work focuses on conflicts over race, rights, and religion, and he has particular interests in segregation and the civil rights movement, the rise of religious nationalism, and the making of modern conservatism. Register now.

Kislak Center at the University of Miami
1300 Memorial Drive 
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Monday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. 

Attend a talk at Books & Books on “Marginality Beyond Return: US Cuban Performances in the 1980s and 1990s.” Lilian Manzor, professor of modern languages and literatures at the University of Miami's College of Arts and Sciences, analyzes early plays by Magali Alabau, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, María Irene Fornés, Eduardo Machado, Manuel Martín Jr., and Carmelita Tropicana as well as these playwrights’ participation in three foundational Latine theater projects—INTAR’s Hispanic Playwrights-in-Residence Laboratory in New York (1980-1991). Manzor serves as faculty lead for Latin American and Caribbean research at the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, USA, and founding director of the Cuban Theater Digital Archive. This program is co-sponsored by the Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries. Register now.

265 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134 

Explore the Center for the Humanities’ events calendar.

Bill Cosford Cinema

Explore the Cosford Cinema’s events calendar. The spring semester kicks off Feb. 3–5 with the Shorts Miami International Film Festival, which celebrates narrative, documentary, and immersive short films. Learn more.

Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m.

Family concerts return to Frost this season with “Green Eggs and Hamadeus.” The “Pied Piper of classical music” Rob Kapilow and the Frost Live Entertainment Management students present a musical and theatrical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham at the Gusman Concert Hall. Purchase tickets. Set a reminder to watch it live on YouTube.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Directed by John Daversa, attend a night of jazz highlighting the innovative and boundary-crossing music of composer and bandleader Jihye Lee, who joins the Frost Concert Jazz Band in concert at the Gusman Concert Hall.

Purchase tickets. Set a reminder to watch it live on YouTube.

Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m.

Returning to Gusman Concert Hall for the 40th annual Frost Honor Band concert, the Frost Wind Ensemble begins a night full of music performances by Frost School of Music students as well as approximately 200-250 high school students from across Florida.

Learn more and set a reminder to watch it live on YouTube.

Sunday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

A two-concert extravaganza hosted by Jeanette Thompson, Schubertiade is a tradition that began in 1815 when composer Franz Schubert was 18 years old. It originated as an unpublicized, informal concert of his music, but quickly spread throughout Europe and eventually to the United States. The event will be held at the Gusman Concert Hall.

Purchase tickets for part 1 and part 2. Set a reminder to watch part 1 and part 2 live on YouTube.

Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Explore this season’s signature events as part of Frost Music Live—a series of live concerts sponsored by the Frost School of Music. All live concerts can be accessed virtually.

Find more events at the Frost School of Music.

Lowe Art Museum

Saturday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.

Explore your creativity and draw inspiration from portraits. During this workshop, led by teaching artist Lissette Lutz, participants will have the opportunity to learn what a portrait can tell about a person. Search for clues in artworks and then try your hand at making a portrait in the studio.

The Lowe Art Museum’s Family Workshops are a monthly program designed for intergenerational groups to look, learn, and create. Space is limited. Register now.

Thursday, Jan. 26, 7–9 p.m.

Join the Lowe Art Museum for its signature after-hours event. Attendees can enjoy entertainment and refreshments while viewing the museum’s galleries and exhibitions. This program celebrates the exhibition, “Charles White: A Little Higher'' and ongoing community partnerships with Hampton Art Lovers at the Historic Ward Rooming House, Miami MoCAAD, and the University of Miami Center for Global Black Studies. Register now.

Explore the Lowe’s events calendar.

Jerry Herman Ring Theatre

Explore the calendar of spring season performances, which kicks off on March 1 with “The Rover.” Contact the box office for more details.

University Libraries

Find a calendar of events offered by the UM Libraries.

Wynwood Gallery

The University of Miami off-campus gallery is located inside the Wynwood Building in the historic Wynwood Art District. The space frequently hosts exhibition openings, artist talks, and lectures. Get more information about the University of Miami art galleries and view a list of art events and exhibitions.