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Thread, Draw, Weave & Dream

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019
5:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

SOLD OUT! - A conversation with artist Sheila Hicks and architects Sharon Johnston & Mark Lee, moderated by Tom Healy.

Like silkworms and spiders, artists and architects build by threading, drawing, weaving, spinning and casting—shaping ideas into being. There’s the fabric of textiles and the fabric of building, but all of us are fabricators. We wrap ourselves in the fabric of stories that tell us who we are, where we’re going, and who we will become.

On Sunday, April 14 at 5 PM, join us in a conversation about questions large and small with one of our most celebrated artists and two of America’s most talked about young architects.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: On Sunday, April 14 from 2-4 PM the MacArthur Causeway (I-395) westbound lanes will be closed with intermittent closures on the eastbound lanes, due to filming of a major motion picture. If traveling to the museum from Greater Miami, please plan ahead for traffic and utilize the Venetian Causeway or the Julia Tuttle (I-195). The City of Miami Beach will suspend tolls on the Venetian during this time. For more information, please visit: https://conta.cc/2JVIBce


$10 | FREE for members

Moderated by writer and activist Tom Healy, the curated conversations are centered around a universal question – what is really worth our time to look at, listen to, touch, taste or talk about? The series aims to bring together unexpected pairings of artists, engineers, musicians, writers, chefs, gamers, political activists, art curators, athletes and others who influence the way we look at and experience the world. Curator Culture is presented thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge.

Please plan to visit the museum and exhibition first, prior to the event. The museum will close promptly at the end of the talk. We encourage guests to arrive early, as seating after the start of the talk will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP is required. 

FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS: Please use the link above to RSVP. When you sign-in to your user portal, the admission fee will be waived.

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SHEILA HICKS (b. 1934, Hastings, Nebraska) is based in Paris, France, since 1964. Hicks has founded workshops in Mexico, Chile, and South Africa, and has spent time working in Ireland, Germany, Morocco, Japan and India. She has exhibited in museums around the world. Recent exhibitions include: a retrospective titled, Lignes de Vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); the 57th Venice Biennale (2017); and the 77th Whitney Biennial (2014). In 2010, Sheila Hicks: 50 Years was presented at the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and the Mint Museum, North Carolina. In 2019, additional solo exhibitions include Reencuentro at the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, Santiago, Chile, and Seize and Weave Away at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas. Portrait by Cristobal Zanartu.

SHARON JOHNSTON FAIA AND MARK LEE, founding partners of Johnston Marklee, have developed a diverse portfolio which is unified by a conceptual approach to each project. Operating at the core of the discipline, the firm uses tools of design, building technology, and material systems to solve specific design challenges, resulting in singular works of architecture. The work of Johnston Marklee is recognized internationally for its engagement with contemporary art practices, while being rooted in the history and foundations of the discipline of architecture. Recently completed projects include a master plan and Phase 1 renovation of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas. Current projects include the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios in Culver City, California; a new building for Philadelphia Contemporary in West Philadelphia; and the new global headquarters for Dropbox in San Francisco. Culminating more than 20 years of teaching and academic research, Johnston and Lee were named Professors in Practice at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, where Lee was named Chair of the Department of Architecture in the fall of 2018.

TOM HEALY is a poet, art collector and activist. He directs the Brooklyn Conference on Art and Social Change at the Brooklyn Museum and, under President Barack Obama, he served as chairman of the international Fulbright scholars program. Tom is the author of three books of poetry.

Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots. We invest in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. Our goal is to foster informed and engaged communities, which we believe are essential for a healthy democracy.

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Sunday, Apr 14, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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