For many Hispanics in the US, racial identity is more about culture than color. But if you have ever told family about someone you are dating and have been asked, “¿pero que es?” you know first-hand race matters. Ni Pardo, Ni Prieto: Presentations of skin color influencing Hispanic women’s self identity examines how body image and sexuality is subject to categorical differentiations within nuestra cultura mestiza.Museum of Contemporary Art 770 NE 125th Street North Miami, Florida 33161 Art Center/South Florida: Adriana Carvalho, 101 Dresses Opening: October 3, 6-10pm
Brazilian Adriana Carvalho’s solo exhibition is of mutated metal dress sculptures and other curious pieces made entirely of recycled materials, including a life-size homage to Frida Kahlo that depicts all of her physical and mental struggles.Art Center/ South Florida 800 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 Coral Gables Gallery Night October 5, 6-10pm
Stroll along Ponce de Leon Boulevard and visit the myriad of galleries open late. If your night of elegance includes torturous heels, take the trolley or complimentary shuttles that run along Ponce from Merrick Park to Menores Avenue. Highlights include Ramón Vázquez’s Focus: A World of Fantasy at Cernuda Arte, the romantic landscapes and still life oil paintings at Jorge M. Sori Fine Art, and the usable objects made of sustainable materials at Design for a Living World: Nature Conservancy Exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum.Coconut Grove Art Walk October 6, 7-10pm Miami’s original arts district relives its colorful freewheeling past at its monthly Art Walk, a free public art festival that brings together more than 40 local and international artists, musicians, dancers and food vendors. If you just so happen to have a djembe or hula-hoop in the car, stop by the Mayfair Atrium from 8-11pm and jump in the lively drum circle.
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