Each year, in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University hosts Breakfast in the Park (an official Art Basel Miami Beach event).
Celebrating its 13th year, this event is free and open to the public and draws hundreds of art enthusiasts, patrons, collectors, gallery owners and artists from around the world, many visiting Miami for Art Basel.
A noted sculptor is invited to speak every year, this year’s guest lecturer is the artist Judy Pfaff.
Judy Pfaff is pioneer of installation art. Her vibrant sculptures and sprawling installations carefully piece together plastics, fiberglass and steel, among other materials, to create dynamic environments. She has earned numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, among many others. More about the artist at judypfaffstudio.com.
Guests at Breakfast in the Park enjoy a complimentary outdoor breakfast, informal lecture and guided tours of the university’s Sculpture Park.
Visitors also enjoy the exhibitions on view for the museum’s Art Basel season – Narciso Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism; Drawing Line into Form: Works on Paper by Sculptors from the Collection of BNY Mellon; Pierce, Mark, Morph; and Yuni Kim Lang: Comfort Hair.
While this event is free and open to the public every year, guests are encouraged to RSVP in advance as space is limited. RSVP at this link. Presented in partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital.
“As audiences from all over the world converge upon Miami for Art Basel season, the new lineup of exhibitions and events at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU is a reflection of our interest in art globally: from New York to South America, from Cuba to Korea, and beyond. We’re thrilled to present Judy Pfaff as our guest lecturer this year for Breakfast in the Park,” said Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, the museum’s Director.
More about Judy Pfaff:
Judy Pfaff was born in London, England, in 1946. She received a BFA from Washington University, Saint Louis (1971), and an MFA from Yale University (1973). Recipient, Academy Member Fellowship, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2013); Anonymous Was A Woman Award (2013); MacArthur Fellowship (2004); Guggenheim Fellowship (1983); National Endowment for the Arts grants (1979, 1986); member, American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Numerous exhibitions in major galleries, museums and art fairs include: the Biennale de Venezia in Venice, Italy; Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition; Hirshorn Museum & Sculpture Garden; The National Museum of Women in the Arts; Holly Solomon Gallery, NY; The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia; Denver Art Museum; Columbus Museum of Art; Andre Emmerich Gallery, NY; and St. Louis Art Museum, among others.
Commissions include Pennsylvania Convention Center Public Arts Projects, Philadelphia; large-scale site-specific sculpture, GTE Corporation, Irving, Texas; installation: vernacular abstraction, Wacoal, Tokyo, Japan; and set design, Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Pfaff’s work is featured in numerous permanent collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts, and more. She is a Milton Avery Distinguished Professor of Art, at Bard College (1989, 1991).
(Judy Pfaff, Blue Note, 2014, Mixed Media – Courtesy of the Artist)
(Judy Pfaff, Somewhere After, 2016, Mixed Media – Courtesy of the Artist)
(Judy Pfaff, 2016 Grasshopper – CR 10 Linlithgo, NY, May 29 – July 3, 2016, Mixed Media – Courtesy of the Artist)
The Sculpture Park at Florida International University