MIAMI DADE COLLEGE ART GALLERIES cELEBRATE
40 YEARS OF ART COLLECTING
Oct. 1, 2006 – The Miami Dade College Art Gallery
System (AGS) will kick-off a commemoration of 40
years of art collecting and exhibits with the opening
reception of “A Well Kept Secret: 40 Years of Collecting
at MDC” on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Centre
and Frances Wolfson Galleries at MDC’s Wolfson Campus,
located at 300 N.E. 2nd Ave. in downtown Miami.
comprehensive exhibition features important works from the
college’s permanent art collection, in commemoration of 40
years of art collecting at MDC, and in celebration of the 45th
anniversary of the College. The exhibit runs though November
10 and is free and open to the public.
exhibit’s title refers to the lesser known fact that MDC’s
permanent collection includes works by contemporary masters
Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Nevelson, Claus
Oldenburg, Joseph Beuys, Jose Bedia, Jesus Soto, Jean Ward,
Julian Schnabel and Guido Llinas, as well as
works by new and emerging artists.
college started collecting art in the late 1960’s and early
1970’s, when Miami had little to offer in the way of
museums, galleries and exhibition spaces. MDC faculty and
gallery directors have since then sought to introduce the
student body to art that is not just seen in a textbook or
slide. The acquisition of works for the permanent collection
has focused on the needs of students. Its goal is to bring
current trends in the visual arts to the arts and humanities
the first time in 40 years that the permanent collection
will be completely open to the public at one time,” said Art
Gallery System Director Jorge Gutierrez.
their existence, the art galleries at MDC have hosted
exhibitions by some of the most important contemporary
artists in the world, and have been a proving ground for
many young, talented artists.
Dade College Art Gallery System
Gallery System is the largest art network in Florida, with
six galleries and three Art in Public Spaces areas, located
throughout five Miami Dade College (MDC) campuses, for a
total of more than 15,000 square feet of exhibition space.
The galleries provide an experimental space for curatorial
practice and a showcase for artists, be they from our
community or around the globe. In addition to art exhibits,
the galleries also offer lectures, seminars, symposia,
walking tours, concerts and film, all of which are open to
A Well Kept Secret: 40 Years of Art Collecting at
Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.
Wolfson Campus Centre & Frances Wolfson Galleries
300 N.E. 2nd
Ave. Reception will be held on the fourth floor terrace,
MDC galleries will hold open houses during the evening of
Tuesday, October 10, including Gallery North at North
Campus, Kendall Art Gallery at Kendall Campus, and Homestead
Art Space at Homestead Campus.
Friday, Noon to 7 p.m.
nights are held on the second Thursday of the month, from 5
p.m. to 9 p.m.
Galleries are closed on Mondays and state holidays.
galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible.
to exhibits and programs is free of charge.
Locations and phone numbers for each of the Galleries and
at the Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave. Building 1(3rd floor)
Miami, FL 33132
Frances Wolfson Gallery
at the Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave. Building 1 (5th floor)
Miami, FL 33132
Kendall Art Gallery at the Kendall Campus
Martin & Pat Fine Center for the Arts
11011 SW 104th Street
Miami, Fl 33176
InterAmerican Art Gallery at the InterAmerican Campus
627 SW 27th Ave.
Miami, FL. 33135
Tel. 305- 237-6000
Gallery North at the North Campus
William and Joan Lehman Pawley Center
Building 5, 11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, Fl 33167
Art Space at the Homestead Campus
500 College Terrace
Parking is available for visitors directly in the campuses.
For individuals with a valid MDC parking decal, parking is
available in all the parking lots and garages assigned.
Juan Mendieta, MDC Director of Communications (305) 237-7611
or Beverly C. Rodrigues MDC Director of Media Relations