Culture Crawl Summer Edition: July 18

See more details below about what to expect this month.

October 2023 - May 2024 | Summer Edition: June & July
The City of Miami Beach is working alongside some of the world’s best cultural institutions to provide a night of free, unique and unforgettable experiences. Every third Thursday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Miami Beach will come alive with culture as various institutions and buildings open their doors to give you just a taste of what they have to offer. From backstage tours, exhibition openings, and free film screenings in the park, there will be something for everyone. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

The majority of the programming is accessible by foot and by bike, but we will also offer dedicated free trolleys that will drop you off and pick you up at our dedicated Culture Crawl stops – check out our monthly map to find your closest stop. Start where you would like and explore at your own leisure!

Let’s hit the street and get our monthly dose of culture! Tag us using @MiamiBeachNews on Twitter and Instagram to hop into our DM’s or use #CultureCrawl to be a part of the story on Facebook!

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Next Culture Crawl Summer Edition
Thursday, July 18
6 P.M. to 9 P.M.

 

Art Outside
Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | www.artoutsidemb.org
Self - Guided Tours
With works ranging from monumental sculpture, neon, to sound and video, and participatory artworks, Art Outside is a public art exhibition initiated by The Bass that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.

The Bass Museum
2100 Collins Avenue | www.thebass.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St
Enjoy free museum admission from 6 PM – 9 PM

  • Summer Thursdays
  • Art After Hours is back at The Bass with our cool summer edition, Book Club.
    Gather with us each month this summer for an evening of sparkling conversation as we explore the vibrant intersection between art and literature.
    Art After Hours: Book Club will read and discuss a book selected for its themes relating to one of the exhibitions on view in our galleries. This June, we explore Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower. Parable of the Sower is set amidst the global climate and economic crises of the early-2020s. Originally published in 1993, the speculative nature of the novel offers a strikingly accurate view of our world’s current state. We will discuss this novel in conversation with the exhibition by Anne Duk Hee Jordan I will always weather with you which explores themes of climate change, technology and humanity’s relationship to the Earth.
    Come prepared to discuss the book, enjoy a glass of Dry Farm Wines and take a brief walkthrough of the exhibition.

Holocaust Memorial
1933 Meridian Avenue | www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org
Trolley Stop: Meridian Ave & 19 St

  • "The True Story of the MS St. Louis: The Ship That Attempted to Bring Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany to Miami Beach" with Dr. Diane Afoumado of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in partnership with the Miami Beach JCC
    In summer 1939 more than 900 Jews from the Reich boarded the M.S. St. Louis hoping to escape Nazi persecution. Most of them had legal documents to disembark in Havana, which they hoped would be a place of refuge before they eventually emigrated to the U.S. The St. Louis even came to the shore of Miami, hoping that America would let them in. But complicated Cuban, American, and international politics forced the passengers back to Europe. After disembarkation in Antwerp, the refugees dispersed between Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and Great Britain. Dr. Diane Afoumado will present the St. Louis’ dramatic story using archival documents, photos, and artifacts from the collections of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, placing that tale into the larger context of the refugee crisis of the late 1930s.
    Registration Link: The True Story of the MS St. Louis: The Ship That Attempted to Bring Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany to Miami Beach (jewishmiami.org)

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
301 Washington Avenue | jmof.fiu.edu
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 3rd St
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU invites you to experience their open galleries this Culture Crawl.

  • Operation Moses | On November 19, 1984, Tudor Parfitt, an FIU professor, arrived in Sudan. He had been sent by the London-based Minority Rights Group to investigate reports that the Ethiopian Jews or Beta Israel as they called themselves, were being poisoned by Christian Ethiopians in the refugee camps. The camps had sprung up along the Sudanese-Ethiopian border to provide shelter for starving people fleeing the civil war and the Great Famine of 1983-5, which was a landmark in global humanitarianism. The Ethiopian Jews were known in Ethiopia as Falasha, a pejorative term meaning alien or exile.
  • The Hate Around Us |Hatred is perhaps the oldest of human emotions, forming the basis of much of our recorded history since the biblical story of Cain and Abel. One particularly virulent form of hatred stands out for its uncanny ability to adapt to varying cultures and historical conditions: antisemitism, the hatred of the Jews. Sadly, despite the tremendous, unprecedented freedoms enjoyed by Jews in America, antisemitism has been preserved, and even nurtured among certain circles in American society. Florida’s constitution, written in 1838, protected its citizens’ freedom of religion. However, no constitution can protect people from individual bias, group bigotry or the arrogance of ignorant minds. As numbers of Jews increased in Florida, so did the discriminatory acts against them, especially during times of economic or social crises. The Hate Around Us takes the viewer through over 100 years of antisemitism in Florida through artifacts, photographs, and historical documents, culled from collection of The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and various private lenders.

Miami Beach Jewish Community Center - MBJCC
4221 Pine Tree Drive | www.mbjcc.org

  • "The True Story of the MS St. Louis: The Ship That Attempted to Bring Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany to Miami Beach" with Dr. Diane Afoumado of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in partnership with the Miami Beach JCC
    In summer 1939 more than 900 Jews from the Reich boarded the M.S. St. Louis hoping to escape Nazi persecution. Most of them had legal documents to disembark in Havana, which they hoped would be a place of refuge before they eventually emigrated to the U.S. The St. Louis even came to the shore of Miami, hoping that America would let them in. But complicated Cuban, American, and international politics forced the passengers back to Europe. After disembarkation in Antwerp, the refugees dispersed between Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and Great Britain. Dr. Diane Afoumado will present the St. Louis’ dramatic story using archival documents, photos, and artifacts from the collections of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, placing that tale into the larger context of the refugee crisis of the late 1930s.
    Registration Link: The True Story of the MS St. Louis: The Ship That Attempted to Bring Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany to Miami Beach (jewishmiami.org)

Miami Beach Urban Studios - FIU
1618 Washington Avenue | www.carta.fiu.edu/mbus
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St

  • Washington Gallery & Design Gallery | 1618 Washington Avenue
    6 PM - 8 PM | Flip Tricks

    Join Miami Beach Urban Studios for Flip Tricks: Grip Tape Art Workshop. This skateboarding exhibition features artists Grace Cox, Nicki Gelpi, Jennay Say Qua, MaryCarmen Leiva, and Elyssa Llanso.

  • Miami Beach Design Gallery (4th floor) | 1618 Washington Ave, 4th Floor
    6 PM - 8 PM | Mending Body and Soul, an exhibition by Kim Moore

    Join Miami Beach Urban Studios for an open studio for Mending Body and Soul, an exhibition by Kim Moore.

  • Miami Beach Design Visual Arts Gallery | 1602A Washington Avenue
    6 PM - 8 PM | Absurdeity, an exhibition by Jacob Stiltner

    Join Miami Beach Urban Studios for an open studio for Absurdeity, an exhibition by Jacob Stiltner.

Moonlighter FabLab
1661 Pennsylvania Avnue | www.moonlighterfablab.org
Trolley Stop: Washington & 17th St

  • THE UNDERWATER by Xavier Cortada

    Miami-Dade County artist-in-residence Xavier Cortada engages the public with “The Underwater”, a socially engaged art project debuting at The Phase Gallery in Moonlighter FabLab Miami Beach during The Aspen Ideas Climate Summit and will remain on view through May 31st, 2024. This community-based initiative calls attention to the climate crisis through site-specific yard signs that creatively reveal South Florida’s vulnerability to rising seas, spark climate conversations, and catalyze civic engagement.
    Visitors of The Underwater exhibit are introduced to the county-wide initiative, then encouraged to engage in the participatory art project by discovering the elevation of their home and drawing that number on a blank yard sign. Once residents place these elevation marked signs in their front yard, curiosity from neighbors, friends, and family is instantly sparked as the meaning of the number is unknown to anyone not familiar with the project.​

O Cinema
1130 Washington Avenue | www.o-cinema.org
Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 12 St

  • 7 PM | Tuesday
    A mother (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a profoundly moving performance) and her teenage daughter (Lola Petticrew) must confront Death when it arrives in the form of an astonishing talking bird. From debut filmmaker Daina O. Pusić, TUESDAY is a heart-rending fairy tale about the echoes of loss and finding resilience in the unexpected.

The Wolfsonian - FIU
1001 Washington Avenue | www.wolfsonian.org
Trolley Stop: Collins Avenue & 11 St

  • 6 PM | The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era
    For July's Culture Crawl, we're focusing on the fantastical pieces in The Big World: Alternative Landscapes in the Modern Era, with a free guided tour starting at 6:30pm. Following the tour, draw inspiration from the decorative art works in the show by designing a take-home paper fan to beat the heat (materials and instructions provided).

The Art Design Project Miami Gallery
435 21st Street | www.theartdesignproject.com
The Art Design Project gallery promotes the intersection of art and design, representing the work of emerging and established artists. The gallery curates physical and online art exhibitions, as well as pop-up exhibits and alternative engagements around the world, where patrons can purchase artworks directly from our art selection of the artists we represent, from our archives, or through our online art partners.

  • 6:30 PM - 9 PM | The Last Storm
  • Join The Art Design Project Gallery for a private viewing of The Last Storm. This group art exhibition features mixed media, paintings, photography, and so much more. Bring a friend and enjoy drinks and a live music performance.

Washington Avenue BID Miami Beach
555 Washington Ave | www.washavemb.com
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 4 St

  • 6PM - 8 PM | Muhammad Historical Timeline Exhibit
  • The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is celebrating a landmark tribute event honoring Muhammad Ali's unparalleled legacy, commemorating the 60th anniversary of his historic victory over Sonny Liston. As you enter the exhibit, you're greeted by a dazzling array of artifacts and memorabilia that chronicle Ali's meteoric rise to fame. Admire authentic boxing gloves adorned with his signature, robes that once draped his shoulders before stepping into the ring, and vivid illustrations capturing pivotal moments in his illustrious career.

The Lifeguard, Cafe and Restuarant
1423 Washington Ave | www.edwarsimal.com
Trolley Stop: Washington Avenue & 15 St
Permanent exhibition featuring Venezuelan artist, Edwar Simal Chang, who moved to Miami Beach eight years ago. Visitants can enjoy his biggest artwork of all 36 Lifeguard Towers of Miami Beach. In one place, visitors can realize the differences between all the towers.

VISU CONTEMPORARY
2160 Park Ave #100 | www.visugallery.com
Trolley Stop: Collins Ave & 21 St
Visu Contemporary is proud to announce the opening of its new exhibition “Loaded” featuring sculptures by artist Al Farrow.
An accomplished sculptor in a wide variety of media, Farrow adopts the language of a particular historical period for his work, updating the imagery or material to make cogent observations about contemporary society. In recent years he has used munitions—bullets, guns, hand grenades, bombs—to make three-dimensional projects that resemble Christian reliquaries, Islamic mosques and Jewish synagogues. The surprising inventiveness and the technical tour-de-force of his craftsmanship are highlighted in his work. Farrow denigrates no one belief in his work, being mindful, respectful, discriminating, and probing toward all. His striking composite depictions of religious architectural structures are meticulously realized and perfectly scaled.
The gallery is just across the street from The Bass Museum in Miami Beach (22nd & Park Avenue).

NORTH BEACH

    Miami Beach Bandshell
    7275 Collins Ave | www.miamibeachbandshell.com

    • 7pm | North Beach Social: Jacuzzi Boys
    • Hatched inside a vulture's nest, Jacuzzi Boys emerged from deep within the Florida wilds, three radioactive chicks cawing for their piece of electric rock pie. Since then, they've released four full-length LPs, multiple singles and most recently, two EPs Dipped and Glue via their own imprint MAG MAG. And it's with this bag of tunes in tow, that they've toured the world, and Europe and even the United States, with some of the most infamous names in rock like King Khan and the Shrines, Black Lips, Man or Astroman?, Vampire Weekend, the Raconteurs and their adopted uncle Iggy Pop. Now for a triumphant homecoming show at the Bandshell.

LINCOLN ROAD

    Lincoln Road Business Improvement District
    Lincoln Road | www.lincolnrd.com
    Trolley Stop: Washington Ave & 17 St

    R-Evolution™ by Marco Cochrane
    Lincoln Road, the iconic outdoor shopping, dining and cultural destination situated in the heart of Miami Beach, announces the arrival of a monumental 45-foot-tall, 32,000-pound sculpture named ‘R-EvolutionTM’, that will glow in the sun and illuminate at night thanks with RGB LED lights. The towering nude female sculpture, which will be showcased on the East Coast for the first time ever, first debuted at Burning Man and was designed by Marco Cochrane, the artist behind monumental sculptures seen at the Smithsonian Art Museum and the $4.3 billion Resorts World.

    Living Art Festival
    Welcome to the mesmerizing world of the Living Art Landscape Festival! Prepare to be enchanted by a unique celebration that seamlessly blends nature, creativity, and imagination. This extraordinary festival is a captivating fusion of artistic expression and the natural world, where every corner holds a delightful surprise. Stroll and enjoy the reimagined landscape planters from Meridian to Washington on Lincoln Road. Five, local landscape designers provide their creative touch to these lush areas. From orchids to art installations, you will be enchanted with the natural footprint along Lincoln Road’s pedestrian walkway.

    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Self-guided Tour on Lincoln Road
    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden has reimagined the landscape of Lincoln Road as a botanic garden, providing public, smartphone-accessible interpretation of the plants. Over 120 QR-coded signs are installed on trees, palms, and orchids (which number 1,250), connecting visitors to plant-specific information and media. The information can be accessed as a self-guided tour or as on-demand information about individual plants. It includes English and Spanish text, photos, and video. The tour focuses on the most notable elements of the historic Lincoln Road landscape, providing the name, origin, and significance of each plant. The most conspicuous and important plants are linked to descriptive videos created by Fairchild scientists. The interpretation allows Lincoln Road to function as a curated botanic garden. Enjoy.

    Habitat Hyett
    441 Lincoln Road

    Kfir Moyal Gallery
    933 Lincoln Road

    LUMAS Gallery
    737 Lincoln Road

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