List Art Collection
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts launched a collaborative presentation of Lincoln Center's esteemed List Art Collection showcasing more than 30 artworks from award-winning national and international visual artists.
Daniel Arsham Installation
Merce Cunningham Dance Company's 2010 engagement in Miami, part of the company's final national tour, featured Avalanche (right), a new, site-specific installation constructed in the auditorium of the Ziff Ballet Opera House by Cunningham's final artistic collaborator, Miami/New York visual artist Daniel Arsham. Arsham had also created the sets and costumes for Cunningham's eyeSpace, premiered during the Cunningham company's first visit to Miami and the Arsht Center in 2007, as well as collaborated with choreographer Daniel Bokaer on a site-specific dance/visual work for the Carnival Studio Theater. Additionally, Arsham has taken part in a number of well-received group and solo-expositions in the United States and in Europe. His work has been included in a range of high-profile collections such as that of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and the LVMH Collection.
Overtown Rhythm & Soul
"Overtown Rhythm & Soul" allowed viewers to relive the vibrant days of Overtown nightlife, when Miami's historic neighborhood was the place to catch America's reigning jazz, blues and R&B entertainers. In honor of Black History Month 2008, The Arsht Center hosted the largest-ever showing of classic billboards from The Black Archives' Clyde Killens/Sam Rabin collection. Count Basie, B.B.King, Duke of Earl, Bo Diddley, Little Eva, Etta James, Ben E. King, The Dells, Nina Simone, Patti Labelle, and Bill Haley are just a few of the many top stars featured in the dazzling retrospective. “Overtown Rhythm & Soul” was at once a richly hued recreation of a unique moment in our city's past and a stirring tribute to one of the most fruitful eras in the history of American music.
Julian Lennon Exhibition
Julian Lennon, internationally acclaimed musician, philanthropist and artist, made his first visit to Miami in December 2010 to exhibit his personal collection of photography during Art Basel Week at Adrienne Arsht Center. Produced by Awesome Global Events, in association with ACT Productions and Soulfrito Arts Foundation and presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center, Timeless was Lennon's own edited collection of more than 30 pieces of hand-signed portraiture and landscape photography.
The exclusive South Florida premiere of Lennon's limited edition exhibition was curated by one of the world's most sought-after celebrity photographers, Timothy White, and the exhibition primarily showcased Lennon's landscape work, but also behind-the-scenes photos of musicians such as U2 and his brother Sean Lennon.
Tribal Art Exhibition
AOA Tribal Art Miami 2011 fair was a selection of private dealers showcasing museum quality traditional art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas. In its first year, Tribal Art Miami was committed to selecting the highest caliber of dealers presenting only the best material at every price level. The fair occurred at the same time as the modern contemporary art shows such as Art Basel, Art Miami, and more. The fair ran November 30 through December 4, 2011 and featured a world-class selection of exhibitors of all types of tribal art including African art, Oceania art, America's art, Asian art, Pre-Columbian art, and more.