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June guide to the arts at the U

View a list of arts-related events for this month, including film screenings at the Bill Cosford Cinema, a family workshop at the Lowe Art Museum, and the fifth annual Frost Chopin Festival at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall.
“King Bulb” by J. Tomás López as featured in “Works from PhotoAlicante 2023” on view at the UM Gallery at Wynwood from June 2 through July 7.
“King Bulb” by J. Tomás López as featured in “Works from PhotoAlicante 2023” on view at the University of Miami Gallery at Wynwood from June 2 through July 7.

Explore a roundup of events this month, including a number of virtual programs, and new exhibitions at the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami Gallery at Wynwood, and University Libraries. Visit The U Creates for more information on the arts and humanities offerings at the University throughout the year.

Bill Cosford Cinema 

Sundays from June 4 through Aug.13, 1 p.m.

The Bill Cosford Cinema will be screening 10 titles featured by the Sight and Sound Best Movies of All Time poll. Admission is free for students with valid ’Cane ID. Registration is required; use code “UMSTUDENT” at checkout. Tickets are available for purchase—$5 per film or $40 for a series pass, which grants access to all 10 screenings.

5030 Brunson Drive, Suite 225
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

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Frost School of Music

Sunday, June 25, through Sunday, July 2

The Frost Chopin Festival returns to Miami for a fifth time. The weeklong event series offers high-caliber classical music with unforgettable performances featuring pianists Dang Thai Son, Dmitry Ablogin, Kevin Kenner, and Shelly Berg, dean of the Frost School of Music. 

Learn more about the festival and purchase tickets. The Chopin Festival Package offers additional VIP perks along with entry to all six festival events.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall
1314 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

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Lowe Art Museum 

Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.

Make your own netsuke—miniature ornamental sculptures that originated from Japan in the 17th century. Workshop participants will create mini masterpieces utilizing air dry clay and various tools and techniques. This Family Workshop, which complements works on view in the Lowe's exhibition, “Art Lab: Spirits of Time: Netsuke from the Joseph and Elena Kurstin Collection,” is part of a monthly program designed for intergenerational groups. Register now.

Tuesday, June 13, Noon

“Slow Looking with the Lowe: Commemorating Juneteenth with the art of Kehinde Wiley”

This 30-minute online program led by Tola Porter, educator for academic and public programs at the Lowe Art Museum, will allow participants to engage virtually with two of Kehinde Wiley’s larger-than-life portraits. The program will link Wiley’s contemporary efforts to redefine and affirm black identity with Juneteenth. Sign up to attend.

Wednesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m.

Attend a virtual program celebrating the mastery of Arnold Newman, an American photographer noted for his environmental portraits of artists and politicians and carefully composed abstract still life images. Caitlin Swindell, curator at the Lowe Art Museum, and Jacqueline Goldstein, curator at the Jewish Museum of Florida, Florida International University, will discuss Newman's impact on the world of photography and how their respective exhibitions—“Expressions of Self: Arnold Newman's Artist Portraits in Context” and “Arnold Newman: A Retrospective”—speak to his legacy. Get your ticket.

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University Libraries

Thursday, June 1, 1 p.m.

“Indigenous Cartography and Cartography of the Indigenous”

Join Timothy Norris, data scientist, and Arthur Dunkelman, curator of the Kislak Collection, as they incorporate thinking in the disciplines of geography, history, anthropology, and the history of science to explore the intersection of map making and Indigeneity through ancestral, colonial, anti-colonial, and de-colonial lenses. Reserve a spot for the virtual event.

Thursday, June 8, 1 p.m.

“Unexpected Adventures Told in Three Maps”

Join an online conversation with Arthur Dunkelman, curator of the Jay I. Kislak Collection, and Kate Hunter, senior specialist at Daniel Crouch Rare Books. Hunter will share stories about three maps, including a map of Western Australia where she grew up. The program will be followed by an audience question and answer session. Register to attend.

Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m.

“New Books in Cuban Studies from Former Goizueta Fellows of the Cuban Heritage Collection”

Participate in a virtual conversation with former CHC Goizueta Fellows Anasa Hicks (Florida State University) and Kelly Urban (University of Southern Alabama) to celebrate the publication of their recent monographs and delve into the history of labor, gender, race, public health, state-building, and more across Cuba’s 20th century. Short presentations by each author will be followed by a comment from Jennifer Lambe (Brown University) and a discussion with the audience. Register to attend the virtual event.

On view through July 21, 2023

Hosted at the Kislak Center at the University of Miami, “Visages of Memory Description: Honoring Holocaust Survivors and Preserving Their Memories” is a display of portraits and memoirs from South Floridians who survived one of the darkest times in modern history.

On view through Fall 2023

Hosted on the first and second floor of the Otto G. Richter Library, “Remembering Jacques Stéphen Alexis: A Centenary Celebration” commemorates the centennial anniversary of the birth of Jacques Stéphen Alexis (1922–1961), renowned Haitian novelist, essayist, activist, and neurologist born in Gonaïve, Haiti.

Find a calendar of events and a complete list of current exhibitions offered by the UM Libraries. 

University of Miami Art Galleries

On view Friday, June 2, through Friday, July 7

The University of Miami presents “Works from PhotoAlicante 2023” featuring professors Jeff Larson, J. Tomás López, and Claudio Nolasco. PhotoAlicante is a collaborative and participatory project that is committed to innovation and the development of new creative spaces. The works were exhibited in March during the PhotoAlicante photography festival in Spain. Learn more about the artists and their work.

Attend the opening reception on Saturday, June 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

University of Miami Gallery, Wynwood Building
2750 NW Third Ave., Suite 4
Miami, Florida 33127

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