Sept. 19, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015
The first major U.S. retrospective on Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes (b. 1960), the exhibition will feature the artist’s large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival. During the early 1990s, the artist developed an unusual painting technique, in which she adhered separate images executed in acrylic paint—such as flowers, arabesques, lace patterns or peace-signs—onto canvases in a style that references collage, graffiti and plastic decals. This practice results in richly textured surfaces that appear prematurely aged. The exhibition will include works produced over the last 25 years of the artist’s career and examine their evolution from softer, more decorative forms to harder-edged abstraction.
Highlights from the Exhibition
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Pérez Art Museum Miami mounts colorful solo show from Brazilian painter Beatriz Milhazes
The Brazilian painter has been popular for a couple of decades in Latin America and Europe, but this is her first U.S. museum survey, making it a bit of a coup for both PAMM and Miami.
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ART REVIEW: A Rough and Ravishing Beatriz Milhazes Garden Grows in Miami
Lavish license pervades this Brazilian garden. Overlapping layers of eye-popping blooms seem to sing with sexy rhythms from the famed Carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro.
Watch Beatriz Milhazes discuss her exhibition "Jardim Botânico"
Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes discusses her first major U.S. retrospective. The exhibition features the artist’s large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival. With an introduction by Tobias Ostrander, PAMM Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs.
Conversation: "Jardim Botânico" with Beatriz Milhazes and Tobias Ostrander
On the occasion of the opening of her first major U.S. retrospective, Jardim Botânico, Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes speaks with PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander about the evolution of her work.
Beatriz Milhazes discusses her art and inspirations in her native Brazil
Take a tour of Brazil with Beatriz Milhazes. Follow the artist to her native Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and visit the Botanical Garden and her studio, as well as the Pinacotea museum in Sao Paulo.
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Visitors celebrated the opening of "Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico"
On Thursday, September 18, 2014, visitors celebrated the opening of "Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico", presented by Itaú, at Pérez Art Museum Miami. The opening celebration featured the Miami debut of Brazilian band Alma Tropicalia, sets by DJ Marcello Bentine and Brazilian-inspired cocktails as the sun set over Museum Park.
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Museum Circle members enjoyed an exclusive preview of "Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico"
On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), members of Museum Circle and VIP guests took part in an exclusive preview of "Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico," presented by Itaú.
Brazilian Artist Beatriz Milhazes Takes Center Stage in the U.S.
Beatriz Milhazes's explosive botanical scenes have been coveted for years by collectors throughout South America and Europe, but on Sept. 19, the Brazilian painter will open her first solo museum show in the U.S. at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Beatriz Milhazes Brings Bursting Color to Her First U.S. Retrospective
Richly layered, intensely chromatic, and bursting with energy, the paintings of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes catch one’s attention and hold it—drawing the eye deeper into her signature jungles of pattern and color.
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Press Release: First Major U.S. Survey of Work by Artist Beatriz Milhazes Opens at Pérez Art Museum Miami in September 2014
On September 19, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will present the first major U.S. survey of works by Brazilian abstract artist Beatriz Milhazes. On view through January 11, 2015, "Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botânico" will feature over 40 large-scale paintings, collages, and screenprints from the past 25 years of her career.
Press Release: PAMM Announces Inaugural Exhibition Schedule
The selection and presentation of artists, collections, and commissioned projects for PAMM is guided by the Museum’s mission to create dialogues across and through local, regional, and international contexts and to emphasize artists and projects that engage with traditions from the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.