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The Kinsey Institute and the World Erotic Art Museum (1205 Washington Avenue, South Beach) present an exhibition that examines masculine beauty and sexuality between 1890 and 1982. "Protected Beauty" opens on November 28 and will be up until March 2017. The show was curated by Helmut Schuster, the Miami museum's director, and Rebecca Fasman, manager of the Kinsey Institute's traveling exhibitions. It includes many works originally deemed too controversial for public display by artists including Robert Mapplethorpe, Paul Cadmus, George Platt Lynes and others. WEAM was founded in 2011 by Naomi Wilzig, who passed away last year.
Via Public School
The Confidante Hotel (4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach) hosts "WNL Radio" by NYC fashion duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School on December 1, 2 and 3. WNL, aka "We Need Leaders," was conceived as a pop-up radio station and performance art piece, with daily programming providing "a platform for conversation and dialogue." Participants include Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito, Daniel Arsham, Jose Parla, Yes Julz, Heron Preston, Derek Watkins, Selema Masekela and Uncle Luke. Stop by for pool parties on Friday and Saturday, and go online HERE to pick up a limited edition WNL t-shirt or hat.
Lady Bunny. By Hunter Abrams/BFA.com
The AB/MB 2016 Conversations and Salon series in the convention center's Hall C auditorium includes an artist talk with Julio Le Parc on Thursday, December 1, 10 a.m.; a discussion about the "Post-Election Art Market" featuring Heather Podesta on December 2, 1 p.m..; and a debate on the topic "Spectacle, Events & Art" on Saturday, December 3, 4 p.m., with Lady Bunny, Hrag Vartanian, Nicholas Baume and Stan Parish.
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami) opens "Toda percepción es una interpretación: You Are Part of It," an exhibition of works from their collection, on Wednesday, November 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on view through March 12, 2017. Over 51 works by 41 artists are included; plus there's a re-creation of a site-specific work called "Wrinkle Environment" by Liliana Porter and a participatory performance by Carlos Martiel on December 1, 11 a.m. Admission to CIFO is free.