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Lecture: The Bass Museum's Historical and Contemporary Collections
Lecture: The Bass Museum's Historical and Contemporary Collections

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When: Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Silvia Cubina of the Bass Museum of Art will present an art lecture on The Bass Museum's Historical and Contemporary Collections.

On her first day as Executive Director of the Bass Museum of Art, Silvia Karman Cubina realized that the museum's exhibitions were only programmed out three months in advance. This realization is simultaneously a new director's dream and a nightmare. She called her friend, then curator-colleague, and now Adjunct Curator of the Bass Museum, Steven Holmes, and asked him to organize a collection-based show with contemporary art, new and old. That was the vision and those were his simple instructions. 

What came afterwards was a series titled The Endless Renaissance. For this lecture, Cubina will informally present the series. She has invited Steven Holmes to join her in the conversational presentation. 

Prior to becoming the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Cubina was Director of The Moore Space, Miami, from 2002-2008. In the past, she held the position of Adjunct Curator at inova, the Institute of Visual Arts; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and held positions at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco and the Cuban Museum of Art in Miami. At The Moore Space, Silvia organized exhibition projects with artists such as: Allora & Calzadlla, Carlos Amorales, John Bock, Sean Dack, Jeppe Hein, Tracey + The Plastics, Jonathan Monk, Aida Ruilova, Hernan Bas, Jum Lambie, Patty Chang, Joan Jonas and Yang Fudong.  

She has participated in Project Rooms at ARCO and Art Miami, has lectured extensively and participated in numerous grant panels and award selection committees, most recently as a juror to the Guggenheim Museum’s Hugo Boss Award for 2006. In 2007, she was a finalist for the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement and will participate in the Center for Curatorial Leadership program. Professional affiliations include: American Association of Museums, Association of Art Museum Directors and ArtTable.

Upcoming Thursday Nights Include:

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, Bass Museum of Art 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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