IFAE Presents Miami Art + Design, an Inaugural Showcase Featuring Fine and Decorative American and European Art and Cultural Symposia, at Bayfront Park February 13 – 18

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View art “in the round” as more than 40 international art and design galleries featuring fine and decorative arts from all periods will offer collectors an opportunity to view and purchase treasures rarely seen outside major museums. A spectacular 50,000-square-foot air-conditioned circular pavilion will host live music and artful symposia.

Attendees will view museum-quality artwork in a spectacular and custom-built 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned circular pavilion surrounding the Isamu Noguchi-designed Fountain at Bayfront Park.

Downtown Miami’s vibrant and multicultural Bayfront Park will provide a dramatic and scenic backdrop for the inaugural debut of Miami Art + Design ( MA+D) on President’s Day Weekend, February 13 – 18, 2014.

MA+D will showcase more than 40 prominent international art and design galleries featuring fine and decorative arts from Old Masters, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Post War and Pop Art offering collectors an opportunity to view and purchase treasures rarely seen outside major museum collections. MA+D is produced by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) in collaboration with the SNA, the organizer of the prestigious Paris Biennale and co-organizer of New York's Salon: Art + Design.

MA+D will open with a Vernissage benefit for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on February 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Museum will also conduct special tours in conjunction with the fair. Tickets for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Vernissage benefit on February 13 include a First View from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for $250 per person and a Collectors' Invitational from 8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. for $150 per person. Cocktails, canapés and live entertainment will be available throughout the evening. To purchase tickets, please contact Ximena Gallegos at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at 305-348-2254 or xgallego(at)fiu(dot)edu.

Attendees will view museum-quality artwork in a spectacular and custom-built 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned circular pavilion surrounding the Isamu Noguchi-designed Fountain at Bayfront Park. The event will also feature an ultra-contemporary beach bar on the sands overlooking the bay on the northeast corner of the pavilion where guests may enjoy live popular island beats, cocktails and panoramic views of Miami. Live musical performances will also take place on additional stages. Daily lunch and cocktails will be served in the fair's well-appointed glass-walled restaurant, The Bistro, overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Featured works on display include Pablo Picasso’s “Le peintre,” Josef Albers’ 1964 “Homage to the Square: Midsummer” and Alfred Sisley’s “Printemps à Veneux” from Richard Green Gallery (London); Jean Dufy’s “Le port de l’île d’Yeu” 1928, “Place de la Concorde” 1926 and Renoir’s “Mademoiselle Paule Gobillard,” red chalk on paper, circa 1885 from Galerie Jacques Bailley (Paris); unique wood sculptures from Agustín Cárdenas including “Colonne de mémoire” 1974 in African Teak and “The Rooster” 1957 from Galerie Vallois (Paris), Bicci di Lorenzo’s “The Man of Sorrows with the Virgin Mary and St. John The Evangelist” tempera on panel and Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi’s (Lo Scheggia) “Scene of an Antique Triumph” tempera on panel from Moretti Fine Art (Florence+London+New York); Federico Beltrán-Masses’ “Mme. Bonnardel (Madeleine de Montgomery, Mme. Jean Bonnardel)” oil on canvas and his “La Reina de Saba” (The Queen of Sheba) c. 1921-23 from Stair Sainty Gallery (London); Lucio Fontana’s “Rosario de Santa Fe 1899 – 1968 Comabbio” Concetto Spaziale, 1956 from Toninelli Art Moderne (Monaco); Agostino Bonalumi’s “Oro 2013 (gold)” oil on stretched canvas from Robilant + Voena (London+Milan); Colombian textile artist Olga de Amaral, Polish sculptor Igor Mitoraj and Greek sculptor Manuela Zervudachi from Galerie Agnès Monplaisir (Paris); Jingdezhen Porcelain Panels by Zhu Di and paintings by Zhang Guojun from FitzGerald Fine Arts (New York+Beijing); a K’iche Two-Part Urn from the Southern Maya Highlands Late Classic Period circa A.D. 650-850 and a Mayapan Figural Censer from the Lowland Maya Late Post-classic Period circa A.D. 1200-1450 from Ancient Art of the New World, Inc. (AANW) (Miami) and a variety of African, Oceanic and North-west Coast American art from Tambaran Gallery (New York).

Irazoqui Art Gallery (Miami), Galerie Alain Marcelpoil (Paris), Galerie Dumonteil (Paris), Gary Nader Fine Art (Miami), Giangola & Menser (Miami), Peter Finer (London), Phoenix Ancient Art (New York), among others, will also be participating in the show.

Lectures Schedule:

Friday, February 14 at 2:30 p.m. – “Olga de Amaral: The Mantle of Memory” by Agnes Monplaisir
Monplaisir looks at the work of this famous Colombian artist, now 82 years old, who has been at the forefront of Latin-American abstraction since the 1960s. Her work is in many major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Renwick Gallery of the National Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Saturday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m. – “Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting” by Michael Goedhuis
For the last 20 years, Michael Goedhuis has been at the forefront of the popularization of contemporary Chinese art. Goedhuis will examine that tradition, its relevance today, and how new works can be combined with ancient material. Goedhuis has held many exhibitions on the new Chinese brush painters, most recently at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2013.

Saturday, February 15 at 4 p.m. - "Collecting Your Own Hermitage Museum" by Alexander V. Kruglov, Ph.D.
Kruglov, present curator of Phoenix Ancient Art (Geneva + New York) and past associate curator of Classical Antiquities at The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, will share how Catherine the Great’s passion for collecting inspired the significant establishment of the museum 250 years ago. Beside paintings and gems, Catherine acquired drawings of classical ruins and antique sculptures helping to assemble one of the most spectacular Neo-Classical ensembles in Europe of the Enlightenment. During his lecture, Kruglov will explore what masterpieces from today’s art and antiquities market might attract Catherine the Great’s discerning eye.

Sunday, February 16 at 2:30 p.m. - Wendy Maruyama: Art + Design as Advocacy
Maruyama has been making furniture/art since 1970. Her work is often inspired by extended residencies and visits to various countries such as France, England, Japan, Korea and China. Born in Colorado to second-generation Japanese American parents, her work vacillates between creating works that emulate and satirize contemporary Japan, among other cultures. Her newest work, “Executive Order 9066,” is influenced by personal and family history and addresses the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans in 1942.

Monday, February 17 at 2:30 p.m. - “Discovering an Ancient Culture through the Contemporary Art Movement of Australia’s Aboriginal People” by Jennifer Guerinni-Maraldi
While travelling in Australian in the early 1990s, Guerinni-Maraldi and her husband purchased a major work by Freddie Timms “Sugar Bag,” acrylic on canvas, painted during the artist’s time working with Frank Watters (Watters Gallery) in Sydney. This magical painting was the catalyst that spurred Guerinni-Maraldi to begin exhibiting and selling contemporary art in London in the new millennium. Each year, she travels to Australia visiting remote indigenous communities, curators, collectors and artists. Her efforts in the United Kingdom aim to establish a greater awareness of high quality indigenous work and to build a stronger market for ethically sourced, contemporary Australian indigenous fine art.

MA+D runs February 14 – 17 from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on February 18 from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. All activities will take place at Bayfront Park located at 301 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. Tickets are $15 per person for a one-day pass; $25 per person for a multi-day pass and are available at http://ifae.ticketleap.com/miamiartdesign-fair/. Valet parking at Chopin Plaza and self-parking are available. Bayfront Park is also accessible via the Miami Metromover and Water Taxi Miami.

MA+D joins the prestigious roster of fairs organized by IFAE including the18th edition of the American International Fine Art Fair in Palm Beach being held this February 4 - 9, the 5th annual Miami International Art Fair (MIA), the 17th annual Art Palm Beach (APB), as well as many boutique fairs and events aboard SeaFair, the megayacht venue.

About International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE)
International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) founders David and Lee Ann Lester have pioneered more international fine art fairs than any global fair organizer since 1991, having established Art Miami in January 1991, The Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair (now AIFAF) in 1997, Art Palm Beach in 1998 and MIA in 2010. They have organized more than 90 international art fairs, worldwide, in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please call 239-949-5411 or visit http://www.ifae.com, facebook.com/IFAE01 and twitter.com/_IFAE.

About Syndicat National Des Antiquaires
The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) is the largest association of art and design dealers in France and the producers of the famous Paris Biennale. The association was founded in 1947, with the motto of "authenticity, quality and integrity" thereby ensuring compliance with a code of honor to which all of its members adhere. The Syndicat National des Antiquaires has been organizing the Biennale des Antiquaires since 1962. The Biennale, with its 119 exhibitors, features a wide range of specialties presented by internationally renowned professionals in antiques, fine arts and jewelry. In addition to the Biennale, the SNA will be co- organizing the new Salon: Art + Design in New York, to be held November 8-12, 2012 at the Park Armory Arts Center. For more information on the SNA please visit http://www.sna-france.com.

About the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
The Frost Art Museum, located on the Florida International University campus, provides an exceptional resource for scholarly research and interdisciplinary collaboration, augmenting the University’s educational mission as both a local and global center of knowledge and culture. The Frost Art Museum opened its 46,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building in November 2008. The Frost is an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum and Smithsonian Affiliate and is located at 10975 SW 17thStreet on FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. Admission is free. For more information, please visit thefrost.fiu.edu or call 305-348-2890. Follow us at twitter.com/frostartmuseum and Like Us at facebook.com/frostartmuseum.

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