The Frost Art Museum Presents Breakfast in the Park

Breakfast in the Park
Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 9:30 – noon

November 23, 2011, Miami, FL– Each year, in celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum hosts an official Art Basel sponsored event, Breakfast in the Park, drawing in hundreds of art enthusiast yearly. The 8th annual Breakfast in the Park features internally renowned artist Joel Perlman. Perlman has been creating complex sculptures out of steel, bronze, copper, and aluminum since the early 1970’s. He builds sculptural pieces by welding metal in stacks or perilous joints. There are no preliminary drawings, for Perlman sees his work as evidence of a process, and the result of an activity. Breakfast in the Park will take place on December 4, 2011 from 9:30am to noon at
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU located at 10975 sw 17th st, Miami, FL 33199.

Joel Perlman sees sculpting as an adventure and each work as the record and result of an exploration of weight, danger, negative space and monumentality. While minimalism was the predominant style of his generation, Perlman chose to push his forms into ever-more complicated configurations. The angular and circular elements of his raw metal forms are welded or cast into complicated, gravity defying arrangements. His works are also known for the central, open space. These negative spaces help define the work and are as important to Perlman as the sculpture itself. His process is one that is tied closely to the materials and to the construction and deconstruction that take place during the creation of his sculpture. Joel Perlman has been an instructor at School of Visual Arts in New York since 1973.

What: Breakfast in the Park with Joel Perlman
Where: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
10975 SW 17 Street
Miami, FL 33199
When: Sunday, December 4, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Breakfast in the Park will include an informal talk by Joel Perlman, outdoor breakfast, and guided tours of The Sculpture Park at FIU and The Frost’s exhibitions including Humberto Calzada’s The Fire Next Time, Magdalena Fernandez’s 2ipm009, color on color- the inaugural exhibition in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires, and Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artist from France in Florida’s Private Collections.

About Florida International University
Florida International University is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, with more than 42,000 students. Nearly 130,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida. Its colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. The opening of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in August 2009 has enhanced the university’s ability to create lasting positive change in our community. For more information about FIU, visit FIU Online.

About The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
Approaching its 35th anniversary in 2012, The Frost Art Museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot state of the art building in November, 2008. Over 85,000 people have visited The Museum in its new building since its opening in November, 2008. Admission to The Museum is always free. The Frost is an AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate and is located at 10975 SW 17th St across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the 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. For more information, please visit thefrost.fiu.edu or call 305-348-2890. Find The Frost Art Museum on Twitter and Facebook.

About Art Basel Miami Beach
From December 1 through 4, 2011, Miami Beach, Florida, will be home to the 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, the international art show. More than 250 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part. Chosen by the renowned gallerists of Art Basel Miami Beach Selection Committee, the galleries will show works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Special sectors are devoted to very recent artworks, curated exhibits, performance, and art in public spaces. The public program is online at (www.artbaselmiamibeach.com/go/id/djf/). For the latest updates on Art Basel Miami Beach, visit (www.artbaselmiamibeach.com), on Facebook at (www.facebook.com/artbaselmiamibeach) and on Twitter at (http://twitter.com/ABMB) and (http://twitter.com/Art41Basel

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