FIU Architecture’s Eco Couture Fashion Show Awards $2000 to Students

On Thursday, March 31, the FIU Department of Architecture hosted the 3rd Annual Eco Couture Recycling Fashion Show, which drew more than 1,000 guests from the fashion and design world, the Miami community and FIU. The evening’s Master of Ceremonies was home designer, lifestyle expert, TV host, and magazine contributor Martin Amado,’96. $2000 in scholarships were available […]

Scene at the Frost

We welcomed 40 visitors to the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum this past Thursday, March 24 for Art After Dark, a new event sponsored by the City of Doral. Art After Dark offers adults an opportunity to create an artwork inspired by one of our current exhibitions. Director Jordana Pomeroy kicked off the event […]

The Phantom of the Opera

Alumni and the FIU community can enjoy  a special discount and save 10% and up off tickets to Phantom of the Opera at the Adrienne Arsht Center starting Wednesday, February 24 – Sunday, March 6! For each ticket purchased, $10 is going back to the FIU Alumni Association Student Scholarship fund. Buy your tickets today! […]

Rare Photographs, Advertisements & Posters from Pre-1959 Cuba

Rare Photographs, Advertisements, and Posters from Pre-1959 Cuba to Premiere at The Wolfsonian on May 6, 2016 Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction explores how Americans and Cubans shaped perceptions of one another through print media, film, and music in the early to mid-20th century Exhibition coincides with a major gift of over 1,000 works from collector […]

Visit Shakespeare’s London at FIU’s new virtual reality facility

It’s 1598, and you’re on your way to the Globe Theater to watch one of Shakespeare’s plays. You walk along the dirt roads and the green fields of London and you realize you can see the London Bridge in the distance. A vagabond asks you for a coin, and you find the village houses and the town market bustling with customers. […]

FIU alumnus John Bailly ’90 to feature work at Deering Estate as Artist-in-Residence

John William Bailly ’90 is an accomplished FIU alumnus, he received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University and has been serving as a Faculty Fellow of the Honors College since 2004. His work explores the random nature of information and the manner in which we process it. Utilizing juxtapositions of diverse data […]

Kev Marcus ’03 is Breaking Music Stereotypes

Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester ’03 and Wilner B. “Simply Sick” Baptiste, members of Black Violin, have been making musical waves in the media for some time now. They have stood before the renowned Apollo Theatre, joining musical legends such as Billie Holiday, James Brown and Lauryn Hill.  Both participated at TEDxFIU in 2013 to talk […]

Portrait of the artist-turned-curator: Alumnus wears his heart on his sleeve at Art Basel Miami Beach

Omar Lopez-Chahoud ’90 takes joy in introducing up-and-coming artists to the masses The glitz and glamour that accompany one of the world’s largest gatherings of art—think celebrities and late-night after parties—resonate little with Omar Lopez-Chahoud. Despite his intensive involvement with the scene that surrounds Art Basel Miami Beach, held earlier this month, he does what […]

Artist-in-Residence brings climate change talks to Hialeah

With climate change conversations under way at the COP 21 Paris Talks, the discussion on global climate change may seem distant to the Hialeah community. But, Xavier Cortada – artist-in-residence for FIU’s College of Arts & Sciences School of Environment, Society and the Arts (SEAS) and College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) – has brought […]