Posted in December 2014

HOTBED 2014 @ CasaLin


Melissa Chiu, the new Director of the Hirshhorn Museum, Instagram’d her visit to HOTBED 2014

Our fifth consecutive annual edition of HOTBED Miami in association with New World School of the Arts was presented for three hours on December 4th at Lin Lougheed’s singular Miami outdoor art space to visitors that included Don Bacigalupi, founding president of the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago and currently President of Crystal Bridges Museum, AR, attending with a group of that museum’s trustees; Manuel Gonzales, Trustee of the New Museum, NY; Vivian Horan, Vivian Horan Gallery, NY; Stephen Henry, Director Paula Cooper Gallery, NY;  Harry Cooper, Chief Curator, National Gallery of Art, Molly Donovan, Contemporary Curator, National Gallery of Art;  Ann Gallagher, Tate Modern, London; Joanna Marsh, Curator of Contemporary Art, American Art Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Donna Rim, American Art Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Sandra-Jackson Dumont, head of Education, attending with colleagues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Robin Vousden, Director, Gagosian Gallery, London; Peter Stevens, Director, David Smith Foundation; Melissa Chiu, Director of the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; collectors Susie and Jochen Holy; Anthony Grant, Vice Chairman, Americas, Sotheby’s; James Kelly, Kelly, Contemporary, Sante Fe, and many more international and local art professionals, collectors and artists.

The theme of the exhibition explored the art colony experience, drawing parallels between the bucolic oasis of today’s CasaLin and the historic artists’ retreats that provided rural settings for artists to develop ideas and technique free of the daily pressures of markets and trends.

The exhibition featured New World School of the Arts alumnus Christina Pettersson with a tableau vivant performance (emphasis on the vivant) and seven of the school’s current college seniors working en plein air on their graduating BFA projects.

Download a PDF of the event flyer here.


NWSA college senior Alden Solis works on her BFA project which explores consequence in literal and figurative patterns of behavior towards the natural world.

Event images will be posted soon…

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