Upcoming Event

Under the Art in the Comunity Program

Pedro Hernández
Geometric Abstraction

The Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas proudly presents the solo exhibition of Cuban-American sculptor Pedro Hernández. Known for his work that seeks beauty, harmony, and balance through the interplay of lines and forms, Hernández favors wood sculptures and cut-paper drawings, also exploring clay, stones, and metal. His creativity is showcased in thematic exhibitions like The Forest and Medusa. Awarded since 1957, he received a Cintias Fellowship...

Curated by Jorge Rodriguez Diez (R10).

February 23th -March 6th | 2024

Under the Hands on Clay Program

James Herring
Motivations

'This exhibition is an exercise in examining the influences of various mentors, teachers, movements, philosophies, and personal heroes have had on my work in ceramics. Artists Peter Voulkos, Paul Soldner, Eddie Weyhe, Warren Mackenzie, Ron Meyers, Gina Volker Bobrowski and Micheal Simon were seminal influences on the development of my work.' James Herring is the current President of the Ceramic League of Miami with an extensive history of working in clay.

Curated by MoCAA Team

February 23th -March 6th | 2024

Current Show

Under the Hands on Clay Program

Ceramic League of Miami 74th Juried Exhibition

In close collaboration with the Fine Art Ceramic Center, the annual juried exhibition for its members was open to the audience from Friday, February 9, through Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas.

Curated by James Herring and Adler Guerrier

February 9th - 21th | 2024

In close collaboration with the Fine Art Ceramic Center, the annual juried exhibition for its members was open to the public from Friday, February 9, through Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas. This year's exhibition featured works from forty members, in various formats and techniques. The show was juried by Kelly and Kyle Phelps, nationally recognized collaborating artists, twins, and art professors based in Ohio.

These artists commented that they considered it a privilege to serve as jurors for the 74th Miami Ceramic League Juried Exhibition. They thanked the President of the Miami Ceramic League, James Herring, and the many students with whom they shared an exciting and enriching workshop. They evaluated the images through an online platform and relied on their professional experiences working in the academic sector (universities). Furthermore, they reiterated that one of the things they enjoyed most in their careers as professors was the opportunity to analyze art created by both student artists and professional artists currently working in the contemporary art scene.

The opening was attended by a large audience, mostly made up of artists and ceramic art enthusiasts. Art lovers from the community were also present and continued to visit the exhibition over two weeks. The artists, for their part, enjoyed a warm evening where they had the opportunity to mingle with their peers and admire the pieces they had conceived over the last year.

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Past exhibitions

January 19th - February 17th | 2024

El charco y la curva

Kendall's Americas Contemporary Art Museum will showcase 'El Charco y la Curva' on January 19th, highlighting Cuban artists in Mexico. Their works, engaging in dialogue, reveal connections with Cuban art in Cuba and South Florida, exploring cultural and artistic links.

Curated by

Ariel Orozco

Ariel Orozco, curator of "El Charco y la Curva," launched the project after finding the Cuban Circle of Mexico A.C., a hub promoting Cuban art and culture, including politically nuanced workshops and events. Seeing a chance for unity among Cuban emigrants across generations, Orozco proposed an abstract art project to foster dialogue without engaging the space's political aspects. This approach allowed artists with diverse creative methods and interests to coexist in a harmonious, reconciliatory exhibition.

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December 5th, 2023 - January 5th, 2024

Bernado Medina (BeMe): Lucky Love

On December 5th, the esteemed self-taught artist, designer, and creative director in advertising will unveil his seminal work, 'The Sofrito Manifesto', at the Aldo Menéndez Hall of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas. He will also personally present his individual exhibition, 'Lucky Love'.

Curated by

Jorge Rodriguez Diez (R10)

Within the esteemed milieu of Art Basel, the illustrious Bernardo Medina, will grace the Aldo Menéndez Permanent Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas with the presentation of his tome, 'The Sofrito Manifesto', a work that proudly encompasses two volumes. In the foreword of the second volume, dedicated to the cocktails and libations commonly savored in Puerto Rico, Joaquín E. Bacardí III penned: "It is a source of great pride for me to speak on a subject that, within my family, has been woven into the fabric of our daily discourse from a young age..."

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December 1th, 2023 - January 5th, 2024

Pepe Franco: An Island Alone

Between December 2023 and January 2024, the Museum of Contemporary Art of theAmericas will welcome the Cuban artist residing in Argentina, José (Pepe) FrancoCodinach. During his tenure, Franco will create several pieces for the museum'scollections and deliver two masterful lectures.

Curated by

the MoCAA Team.

On December 1st, 2023, MoCAA will inaugurate three simultaneous exhibitions. One of these will be "El hombre es una isla," featuring pieces created by Pepe Franco over the last decade. In an article published by Hypermedia magazine in September 2020, Cuban art expert and professor François Vallée remarked in the introduction: "José Franco has been a prominent figure in Cuban art since the 1980s. His artistic practice is prolific and eludes easy classification. As is often the case in what has come to be known as postmodernity (...)"

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December 1th, 2023 - January 5th, 2024

Tamayo's Rumba Stars

Cuban artist Reynerio Tamayo has specially conceived a large-scale piece for the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas, as a tribute to Cuban musicians of the last hundred years, both in Cuba and across the United States and the world. The triptych will be presented on the upcoming 1st of December.

Curated by

Reynerio Tamayo and Jorge Rodriguez Diez (R10)

On July 7, 2017, the Kendall Art Center (now Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas) inaugurated "Cuban Slugger," an exhibition by the renowned Cuban artist Reynerio Tamayo. On this occasion, Tamayo expressed that this exhibition was a 'long-standing debt' he felt he owed, as he had participated in various group exhibitions on the theme of baseball but had never held a solo exhibition entirely dedicated to this sport. The project was previously showcased at Galería Habana in Havana and traveled almost in its entirety to South Florida.

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October 6th - November 17th | 2023

Harvest Bazaar

Alongside the transient exhibition 'Essence' by the Cuban photographer and documentarian Raúl Cañibano, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas in Kendall will showcase a collective exhibition featuring exceptional pieces from distinguished creators, all integral to its esteemed collection.

Curated by

MoCAA Team

A selection of works from the recent Pop Up Show 'Halando parejo' will remain on display throughout October and extend into November of this year. Additionally, we are introducing pieces previously unseen in our context. Guided solely by the keen interest of a discerning segment of the audience and the museum's intention to share artworks that now enrich its collection, 'Harvest Bazaar' brings together a diverse group of creators. Their oeuvre predominantly centers on the human figure as a sociopolitical subject.

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October 6th - November 17th | 2023

Essence

Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas will present 'Essence', a solo exhibition by the photographer and documentarian Raúl Cañibano

Curated by

Jens G Rosenkrantz Jr and MoCAA Team

During the sixth edition of the 2022 FOTOFOCUS BIENNIAL: World Record—the most expansive of its kind in the Americas—the Annex Gallery in Cincinnati unveiled "Cuba Real," a solo exhibition by the esteemed Cuban photographer and documentarian Raúl Cañibano. This Biennial venerates lens-based art and photography, convening artists, curators, and educators from across the globe. The past iteration showcased significant artist commissions and an extensive range of exhibitions, events, and novel projects, all orbiting the theme of World Record. This motif contemplated the vast photographic archive of life on Earth, humanity's imprint on the natural world.

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Where do we come from?

KENDALL ART CENTER

The Kendall Art Cultural Center (KACC), dedicated the past six years to the preservation and promotion of contemporary art and artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout Miami and South Florida, as well as abroad. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions, programs, and its collections, KACC provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, advancing public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.

Passion and Instinct: Collecting Art

A resemblance of the Rodriguez Collection

The Rodríguez collection is a blueprint of Cuban art and its diaspora. Within the context of the new MoCA-Americas the collection becomes an invaluable visual source for Diaspora identity. It represents a different approach to art history to try to better understand where we come from to better know where we are heading.

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