The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum will unveil “The Fantastic World of José Gurvich,” a new exhibition by renowned Uruguayan artist José Gurvich, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“The Frost is honored to bring this exhibition to a South Florida audience,” said Carol Damian, the museum’s director and chief curator.
Gurvich was an extraordinary artist whose life bridged distant places and cultures. When he was 6 years old, his family immigrated to Uruguay. His pictorial language developed from the diverse environments and art forms he was exposed to: from intimate domestic scenes in Montevideo to rural life and religious festivities in Israel to New York’s crowds and vibrant urban views.
Curated by Cecilia de Torres, the exhibit is on loan from El Museo Gurvich in Montevideo, Uruguay, and will be on view through April.
Also opening Jan. 20
“In Body and Soul- The Performance Art of Maria Teresa Hincapié”: The show, curated by Francine Birbragher, examines the work of Maria Teresa Hincapié, a well-known Colombian performance artist.
“Women’s Work/Men’s Work: Labor and Gender in America-The Wolfsonian Teaching Gallery at The Frost Art Museum”: A collaboration between The Wolfsonian-FIU, the Frost and FIU faculty, this exhibition serves as a resource for teaching and learning. Support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will provide an opportunity for FIU faculty to collaborate with staff from both museums to organize small exhibitions from The Wolfsonian-FIU collection that will be exhibited within the Frost ‘s gallery space.