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Lecture: Miami, Where Art Grows!
Lecture: Miami, Where Art Grows!

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When: Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Bonnie Clearwater of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami will present an art lecture.

About the presenter:

Bonnie Clearwater is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami since 1997.

Ms. Clearwater has written extensively on Modern and contemporary art. She is the author of The Rothko Book (Tate Publishing, 2006/Abrams, 2007) and was the author of the book Mark Rothko: Works on Paper (Hudson Hills, 1984, also published in German and French editions). She also is the author of Edward Ruscha: Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Abrams) and Roy Lichtenstein: Inside/Outside, Frank Stella at 2000: Changing the Rules (both for the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami) and is the editor and contributing author of West Coast Duchamp (Grassfield Press) and Ana Mendieta: A Book of Works.

Exhibitions organized by Ms. Clearwater range from solo shows for emerging artists to historical surveys of modern and contemporary artists as well as thematic exhibitions that examine current interests of artists.

Ms. Clearwater received a M.A. in art history from Columbia University and a B.A. in art history from New York University.

Upcoming Thursday Nights Include:

February 9, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Moonlight Tour 

February 16, 7:00 p.m.
Biodiversity in Tropical Rainforests, 
Gaby Orihuela, Visitor Experience and Exhibits Manager, FTBG

February 23, 7:00 p.m.
The Bass Museum's Historical and Contemporary Collections
Silvia Cubina of the Bass Museum of Art

March 1, 7:00 p.m.
Fairchild and the American Orchid Society 

March 8, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Moonlight Tour

March 15, 7:00 p.m.
The Persuasive Power of Ordinary Objects
Cathy Leff of the Wolfsonian-FIU museum

March 22, 7:00 p.m.
Florida Icons, Fifty Classic Views of the Sunshine State,
Roger Hammer, Author and Naturalist

March 29, 7:00 p.m.
An Intimate Look at the Rubell Family Collection
A lecture by Donald and Mera Rubell of the Rubell Family Collection

April 5, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Moonlight Tour 

April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Conservation and Research at Fairchild
Melissa Abdo, International Conservation Officer, FTBG

April 26, 7:00 p.m.
Getting to Know the Everglades,
Dan Kimble, Superintendent, Everglades National Park

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Admission is Free for Fairchild Members, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami members and children 5 and under.

Non-members: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up and $12 for children 6-17. 

Eco-discount: If you walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to Fairchild, receive $5 off admission for adults and $2 off admission for children. Members, remember to bring your Rewards Card to earn your gift passes! 

Military Discount: We are pleased to offer active military personnel free admission. In addition, admission for spouses is $20 and children $10. Please present Military IDs.

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