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Lecture: Contemporary Sculpture--Seeing it Better
Lecture: Contemporary Sculpture--Seeing it Better

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When: Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Where: Fairchild's Visitor Center Ballroom

Who: Martin Margulies, Founder, Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

Contemporary Sculpture: Seeing it Better

Martin Margulies will speak on the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, one of the most important contemporary art collections in the world today.

Drawing on his extensive experience in the contemporary art world with artists, critics, dealers and other collectors he will present a lively, down-to-earth narrative outlining the running history of post war sculpture.  Showing images of some of the great seminal works of sculpture in his collection he will touch on the major historical categories including Modernism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Pop, Minimalism, Earth Art and 21st century Installation. Margulies, in his decades long pursuit of art draws the audience into the wonderfully creative process of contemporary sculpture and helps us get a real look at what is happening in the works of art.

About the presenter:

Martin Z. Margulies is a man with a passion for art, a fact that influences every facet of his life. A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania, and a successful developer of South Florida luxury real estate projects for the past 35 years, he began collecting in 1976 with the purchase of a work by Isamu Noguchi, and has gone on to build one of the major collections of contemporary American and European art in the world today.

Consistently named to lists such as the ARTnews 200 The World’s Top Collectors, and the top 25 photography collectors in the world, the Margulies Collection is considered by curators, critics, artists and dealers as one of the most important collections of its kind. Focusing on seminal works by important artists, the collection includes European Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual, Arte Provera, Video, Vintage and Contemporary Photography.

Upcoming Thursday Nights Include:

February 2, 7:00 p.m.
Miami, Where Art Grows!,
Bonnie Clearwater of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

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: Free for Fairchild 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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