Miami Dade College’s flagship museum, The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD), recently reopened its doors following renovations to the Freedom Tower. In line with its “Museum Without Boundaries” initiative, which “encourages interaction and collaboration with local audiences and organizations,” MOAD is presenting three new exhibitions to foster a reimagined Magic City.
“For the Time Being” is the first American museum exhibition of the influential Icelandic artist Hreinn Fridfinnsson. The show highlights his use of minimal gestures to transform everyday materials into elusive and enigmatic artworks.
The immersive installation “Mongrel” tells the story of artist Jorge Pardo’s childhood memories as a Cuban-American refugee through a series of 25 quasi-abstract drawings, along with modernist chairs, custom-fabricated chandeliers, and a carpet designed by the artist in MOAD’s expansive Skylight Gallery.
In “Constructed Color,” Venezuelan-born artist Loriel Beltrán showcases a collection of innovative abstract paintings, made by affixing slabs of layered pigment to panels. Her exhibition kicks off MOAD Projects, a new platform for local artists to realize new projects in addition to research the understudied historical developments in the city’s cultural past.