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Family Day Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design

Take advantage of today’s Teacher Planning Day with a trip to the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale! Families will have a chance to view the new exhibition Against the Grain and explore a variety of hands-on activities based on artists in the exhibition. Build a collaborative woodblock sculpture inspired by Jackie Ferrara, design your own woodgrain veneer landscape inspired by Alison Elizabeth Taylor, and experience the tools of the trade as you chisel, whittle, sand, rasp, carve, drill and saw. This event is free with paid Museum admission. Please RSVP to Adrienne Chadwick at achadwick@moafl.org or (954) 262-0241.

Lecture: Roman Vishniac Rediscovered Stephen Ross Levitt

Roman Vishniac provided to the world memorable and poignant photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, taken in the years immediately before World War II and the Holocaust. These photos, many of which are reprinted in the text A Vanished World, have come to influence how the American public perceives Jewish life in Poland in the interwar period. Academy Award®—winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski had this collection in mind when he filmed the noteworthy scenes in the movie Schindler’s List. Using the Vishniac photos as a starting point, Nova Southeastern University’s Associate Professor Stephen Ross Levitt will address the question of the legal, political, religious, and economic circumstances of Jews in Poland between the wars. Pending time, Levitt will also consider some of Vishniac’s photos that illustrate life in Berlin during the 1920s and 1930s, as well as immediately after World War II. Free with Museum admission. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Adrienne Chadwick at achadwick@moafl.org or (954) 262-0241.

Film Series | Strangers No More

In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from 48 different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at Bialik-Rogozin School fleeing poverty, political adversity and even genocide. Here, no child is a stranger. Strangers No More follows several students’ struggle to acclimate to life in a new land while slowly opening up to share their stories of hardship and tragedy. With tremendous effort and dedication, the school provides the support these children need to recover from their past. Together, the bond between teacher and student, and amongst the students themselves, enables them to create new lives in this exceptional community. 40 minutes. Free with Museum admission. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Adrienne Chadwick at achadwick@moafl.org or (954) 262-0241.

Educator Day Against the Grain and Roman Vishniac

Educators will explore what’s new at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale! View current exhibitions including Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design from the Museum of Art and Design and Roman Vishniac Rediscovered from the International Center for Photography. Participate in a short hands-on art demonstration, enjoy a docent tour, gather educational resources, and enter a drawing to win exhibition merchandise. Free Museum admission for teachers with ID. Please RSVP to Adrienne Chadwick at achadwick@moafl.org or (954) 262-0241.

Basket Weaving Class

Learn the history and craft of basket weaving with a hands-on, interactive class. Students will receive all materials to create their own one-of-a-kind basket and will leave the session with the completed project. Cost is $50. For more information or to register, please call us at (954) 524-4736 or e-mail us at info@stranahanhouse.org.

Opening Party Lecture for Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design

Featuring installations, sculptures, furniture and objects by leading artists and designers. This exhibition explores the most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today. This exhibition is on view through January 20, 2014. This reception is a complimentary event for members at the Patron ($500) level and above, $10 museum Members, $20 non-members, $5 students. Reservations are required. Lowery Sims lecture free with admission to the reception. To RSVP and for more information, contact Camile Moseley at camile.moseley@moafl.org or 954-262-0296.

Saturday, October 12
Galleries open: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Reception: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Lecture: Against the Grain

Discover the newly-opened exhibition Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design with curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims as your guide. Illuminating the processes, concepts and approaches showcased in the exhibition, Dr. Stokes Sims will reveal the distinct role of wood in contemporary creation. Dr. Stokes Sims is curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. From 2000-2007, she was president and curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, and from 1972-1999, was on the educational and curatorial staff of the Modern Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has been a frequent contributor to such periodicals as Artforum and Arts Magazine. Free with Museum admission. Galleries open at 5:00 PM. Please RSVP to Adrienne Chadwick at achadwick@moafl.org or (954) 262-0241.

Art Fallout 2013

To celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in the United States, Girls’ Club is hosting the fourth annual Art Fallout, a day for contemporary art in downtown Fort Lauderdale. NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale will be open late from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Free NSU Shark Shuttles will circulate throughout the Art Fallout radius. The Museum Café and Store will be open. Permanent collections of CoBrA and William Glackens will be on view. Bunny Yeager, Women’s World and Abstract Expressionism from the collection will close on October 6. Other participating venues include: Girls’ Club, 1310 Gallery at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, FAT Village, Cadence Pop Up Gallery, Bedlam Lorenz Assembly, Third Avenue Art District. More info available at www.artfallout.blogspot.com. To RSVP and for more information contact achadwick@moafl.org or (954) 262-0241.

Art Walk: Fat Village

Enjoy an evening of great art, live music and much more as you explore this unique neighborhood of shops, galleries and cultural experiences. The monthly art walk, scheduled the last Saturday of every month, always delights and offers fun surprises for guests.

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