On Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 7PM, the Peace Mural Gallery in Miami Beach will inaugurate an exhibition of murals entitled "No More War" by Vietnamese artist Huong, presented by the Peace Mural Foundation.

The exhibition comprise of 24 monumental murals (8 feet tall by 200 feet long) that commemorate the end of one of America's most painful, long and costly conflicts, the Vietnam War in which the U.S.-backed South Vietnam confronted the country's communist North backed by the Soviet Union and China.  

More than 3 million people including 58,000 Americans were killed in this war. 

Yesterday, The Atlantic posted a 46-photo essay featuring harrowing images of the first part of the early years and escalation of this horrible conflict.

Locust Projects has partnered with Paddle8–the enhanced bidding platform– for its Spring Fling silent art auction that will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

Paddle8's integrating online and event bids - allows you to participate in the silent art auction in real time through the end of the event.

Proceeds from the sale benefit Locust Projects' exhibitions and programs.

Bidding ends April 11 at 9:30 PM EDT.

On Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 4PM, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center will present Seraphic Fire's Bach + Mahler: Patrick Dupré Quigley, joined by Metropolitan Opera star tenor Bryan Hymel, legendary mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, and rising young baritone Dashon Burton, will explore the haunting emotions contained within Bach's Ich Habe Genug and Rainer Riehn's intimate re-orchestration of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.

The curious story on "Mingering Mike," the soul superstar you have never heard of, first aired on PRI's Studio 360 on Friday, March 25th, 2007. 

Now, eight years later, "Mingering Mike" is part of an exhibition featuring "Mike's Supersonic Greatest Hits" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

On Thursday, March 26th, 2015  the Ricco/Maresca Gallery (Est. 1979) in Manhattan– a space that features classic & new outsider, self-taught and contemporary art– inaugurated an exhibition honoring the release of the new Martín Ramírez Forever USPS stamps that celebrate the life and legacy of one of the preeminent self-taught masters of the 20th century.

L.A.-born & based artist Max Maslansky (B.A. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY '99, M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA '06) is presenting–in conjunction with 5 Car Garage [Emma Gray, Los Angeles]–a solo exhibition entitled "Jouissance" at the cutting-edge gallery Honor Fraser in Los Angeles from April 11th to May 16th, 2015.

Published today on TED is Theaster Gates' talk on art, architecture and urban planning in which he explains how he started his career as a potter learning how to make things out of nothing and becoming a social activist determined to use his skills to transform his neighborhood of Grand Crossing on the side south side of Chicago.

Gates (B.S. Urban Planning, Ceramics, Iowa State University '96; M.A. Fine Arts, Religious Studies, University of Cape Town '98; M.S.

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 26th, 2015 from 6 to 10PM, PRIMARY will inaugurate the second solo show entitled "Infinite Split" (On view through April 25th) by Gallery artist Magnus Sodamin (BFA '12 New World School of the Arts).

Sodamin's fully-immersive, site-specific installation of floor-to-ceiling tableaus occupy more than 3,000 square-feet of PRIMARY's gallery walls.

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Dr. Salomon Grimberg, co-author of the Frida Kahlo systematic annotated catalogue and other books and articles about the artist, will speak about his book "Frida Kahlo: The Still Lifes" this coming Friday, March, 27th, 2015 at 6PM.

A Book Signing will follow the lecture and books will be available for purchase in the Museum Store. Free with Museum admission; free for children under 12, Members, NSU students and faculty.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 the Design District-based art space the la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space will open to the public a selected exhibition from its Collection at the Adolfo & Marisela Cotilla Gallery at the Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University main campus in Davie, Florida.
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