Behind the Scenes Tour

Visitors will participate in a VIP experience at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.  Take a sneak peek inside normally-closed areas of Evelyn and Frederic Bartlett’s private living quarters. Tours are led by our seasoned Bonnet House docents and will be offered for only $20 per person. Visitors will enjoy rooms not seen on our other tours. The main house tour is not included.  If you are interested in viewing the main house, normal admission fees apply.

Dominoes Tournament

Every evening in Cuba and Little Havana, you’ll come across tables out on the street, where people are playing dominoes. The national Cuban pastime is played in teams with double nine dominoes, rather than the American version, which is played with double six dominoes. Visit the exhibition “Miami Generation: Revisited” and try your hand at Cuban dominoes! Free with museum admission. Free for members and NSU students and faculty. Please RSVP to or or (954) 262-0227.

Closing Discussion: 'Research and Development: Concerning Belonging'

Join artists Tom Scicluna, Rick Ulysse, Natasha Lopez De Victoria, Agustina Woodgate, Antonia Wright, Franky Cruz and Catalina Jaramillo of “Research and Development: Concerning Belonging” as they discuss their projects and workshops with clients of the Broward Partnership for the Homeless, as part of their residency program at the museum. Please RSVP to or or (954) 262-0227.

César Trasobares, 'Among Friends In Context'

The illustrated presentation by César Trasobares will include highlights of “Among Friends,” his memoir exploring personal and professional connections with fellow artists Carlos Alfonzo, Ana Mendieta and Felix González-Torres. Although working in radically different ways, these three artists were born in Cuba and tragically died at the height of their careers. A particular emphasis of the presentation and publication is the impact of the South Florida environment, politics and cultures on the work of these influential artists. Free with museum admission. Free for members and NSU students and faculty.

Please RSVP to or or (954) 262-0227.

'When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South'

“When the Stars Begin to Fall: Imagination and the American South” considers the category of “outsider” art in relation to contemporary art and black life. Situating itself within current art historical and political debates, the exhibition features work by self-taught, spiritually inspired and incarcerated artists, alongside other projects based in performance and social-engagement, as well as painting, drawing, sculpture and assemblage that make insistent reference to place. With the majority of work created between 1964 and 2014, the exhibition brings together a group of 35 intergenerational American artists who share an interest in the American South as a location both real and imagined. Moving between a graphic sensibility, an interest in creation myths and the use of found materials and detritus, the artists reference various classical tropes of blackness as sites of origin – fantastical and performed, important yet perhaps illusory.

Opening Sunday, August 3 from Noon to 5:00 PM.

Guayabera Fashion Show by Guayaberas Etc.

The Guayabera is a traditional piece of menswear worn by Latin American and Caribbean populations. Recognized for its functionality and style, the garment’s best-known characteristics are its four pockets and two vertical stripes of decorative pleating and/or embroidery. The precise origin of the guayabera is uncertain, though it is believed to have emerged in Cuba in the late 19th century. View “The Miami Generation: Revisited” and enjoy a unique fashion show by Guayaberas Etc. $10 per person, includes museum admission; free for members, NSU students and faculty. Please RSVP to or (954) 262-0227.

Art Talk: 'The Miami Generation: Revisited' Panel Discussion moderated by Helen Lichtman Kohen and Juan A. Martínez, Ph.D.

Enjoy a panel discussion with artists Mario Bencomo, Maria Brito, Humberto Calzada, Pablo Cano, Emilio Falero and César Trasobares, whose work is featured in “The Miami Generation: Revisited.” The artists are part of an influential group of first generation Cuban exiles who received their artistic education in the U.S. Moderators for the discussion are Helen Lichtman Kohen and Juan A. Martínez, Ph.D.

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