The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum will host Breakfast in the Park Sunday, Dec. 10, as part of Art Basel Week.
At the museum’s annual signature event, more than 600 guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast, guided tours of FIU’s Sculpture Park and exhibitions as well as a lecture by a noted sculptor. This year’s guest speaker is Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Joseph Martinez.
For more than two decades, Martinez has tackled questions of race, identity and the body in his multidisciplinary work. A donation from Dennis and Debra Scholl, Martinez’s sculpture – A Meditation on the Possibility of Romantic Love; or, Where You Goin’ with That Gun in Your Hand: Bobby Seale and Huey Newton Discuss the Relationships between Expressionism and Social Reality Present in Hitler’s Paintings – is located at the entrance of the Frost.
“As a university museum, the Frost welcomes educational and intellectual dialogue about complex issues we face worldwide. Nobody does that as well as Los Angeles-based Daniel Joseph Martinez,” says Jordana Pomeroy, director of the museum. “His sublime marble sculpture is one of the first works our visitors see just before entering the museum. Let me assure you that Daniel Joseph Martinez will close out Art Basel 2017 by leaving us with some powerful and innovative thinking about the role of artists as change agents in society.”
Breakfast in the Park – an official Art Basel Miami Beach event presented in partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital – is free and open to the public, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. RSVP for the breakfast.