There are so many galleries emerging in the South Florida and Miami art scene it can be hard to choose which ones to visit. The fine arts inspire design and technique and are directly linked to high-end interior design. Spending your leisure time exploring new exhibits will spark creativity in your interior design decisions, so I seriously recommend you check at least some of them out. The visual arts will help inspire you to create a unique aesthetic to any room.

These new art shows will get you excited about collaborating and designing a space.

  • Diana Lowenstein Gallery reveals two shows this month with an opening reception Saturday, June 13, from 6-9 p.m. “Collages & Drawings” by Alejandra Padilla and “My Parallel Universe” by Chu Teppa will showcased through July 31st. They are located on 2043 N. Miami Ave., Miami. 305-576-1804. The gallery is open 10-5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (with the exception of Art Walk).
  • Yo Miami is launching a site-specific spinoff of its monthly Average Joe Art Sale at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, with works by six artists and live painting at the new Concrete Beach Brewery, 325 NW 24th St., Miami.
  • Sprayskull has a solo exhibition by graffiti and urban artist Remote It is on view for three nights from 6-10 p.m. June 11-13 at 3801 N. Miami Ave., Miami.
  • M+V Art is celebrating its second anniversary with “Abstracting the Grid,” an exhibition showing the work of photographer Leo Matiz and artist Ramon Laserna in a side-by-side arrangement. The show is on view through Aug. 21. Open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 2750 NW 3rd Ave., #11, Miami.
  • Come and marvel at one of the country’s biggest and best collections! “To Have and To Hold: 50 Years of Marriage and Collecting Contemporary Art” at the Rubell Family Collection. The Rubell family has been collecting art for many years and truly has an eye for talent, seeing the greatness in the works of Jean-Michael Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Jeff Koons.
  • Architecture and designs fans are swarming to see One Way: Peter Marino at the Bass Museum of Art. This show is much more then just Marino’s most popular designs, it is a look at the artist’s sense of personal style as well as the artworks he has commissioned.
  • At the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami you can enter the “Sanatorium” and be amazed by Pedro Reyes’s ongoing performative project that mixes art and psychology. You will get the chance to actually be a part of Reyes’s installation!
  • You should swing by the Pérez Art Museum Miami in the Miami Design District to gaze upon the Fly’s Eye Dome, a 24-foot installation by Buckminster Fuller, and prototype of the artist’s original design for an off the grid temporary dwelling featured at Design Miami in 2011.The Perez Art Museum Miami currently has five exhibits present with people lining up to see this Brazilian artist’s show; Beatriz Milhazes: Jardim Botanico. Mihazes is known for her mesmerizing patterned abstracts. Come see it before is closes!
  • ”Julio Le Parc: Form-Action” – Along with the current blockbuster revealing unknown notebooks of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat (through Oct. 16), PAMM will showcase more than 100 works by kinetic artist Julio Le Parc in the Argentine artist’s first U.S. museum survey. Included are installations created between 1958 and 2013. Many of the works are participatory, breaking down the traditional barriers between artwork and viewer. One of the segments from the show will be three light-drenched rooms, intended to disorient gallery-goers.
  • Round off your gallery adventure with “Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture” at the Wolfsonian-Florida International University. This exhibit is full of sculptures, propaganda, posters, and more that focus on the realities of war and the relationships between man and machine. It will give you a surprising and meaningful note to end your art tour on.
  • While there also make sure to check out The Pursuit of Abstraction; This show, drawn from the permanent collection, surveys the origins of fine and decorative art that transformed the modern aesthetic age.
  • Continue your art tour through the Miami Design District at Markowicz Fine Art, which is presenting new sculptures in the highly anticipated exhibition of French artist Alain Godon.
  • If you are interested in some remarkable contemporary Asian art, head down to ART LEXÏNG and the Dazzling World of Ye Hongxing to explore his new artworks.
  • Continue your journey to the Sammer Gallery Miami to uncover works on paper by the American-Israeli artist Jacob El Hanani.
  • Check out the must see exhibit at the Now Contemporary Art and enjoy the group exhibition Obsessive Creative Disorder.

  • Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection – Plus expanded acquisitions of Anselm Kiefer works at Margulies Collection at the Warehouse. – NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale,
  • Narcisco Rodriguez: An Exercise in Minimalism – Fifty red-carpet fashions by Cuban-American designer Narcisco Rodriguez will be unveiled in an exhibit marked by firsts: Rodriguez’s first solo museum show, and the Frost FIU’s first couture exhibit.
  • Alexis Gideon & the Glacier” – A video opera by the Pittsburgh artist, with animation and paintings on glass; and installation from the Huffer Collective, including works by locals Ahol Sniffs Glue, Swamp Dog and Jason Handelsman. – Locust Projects, Miami Design District

Miami Design Meets Modern Art

There’s nothing I love more than discovering a beautiful home with a beautiful, high end interior design…especially when it’s in my hometown of Miami. And when you through some fantastic modern art into the mix…then I’m really in Heaven.

Lourdes Fernandez-Grattan’s ranch-style home was built in the ’50’s, which gave it the perfect bones to be a canvas for beauty. In addition to transforming into a truly lovely space, Lourdes turned it into a showcase for her avant-garde art collection (much of it South American in character).

At its best, high end interior design should be a reflection of a homeowner’s great taste. This home is the perfect example of that.

There are so many new art openings in Miami so add them to your itinerary this weekend. I dare you to get inspired this week by one of these wonderful art exhibits!