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On View : Biological Futurism

Virtual Exhibition & Tour


The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery are pleased to present Biological Futurism, which is on display virtually from November 5, 2020 through January 30, 2020.

Through a 360° interactive tour, guests can venture into an immersive world inspired by scientific illustration and the adaptive capabilities of nature. Biological Futurism highlights the work of artists Judith Berk King, Georgeta Fondos, Lisa Haque, Andy Lomas, Lisa McCutcheon and Gretchen Scharnagl. This virtual exhibition is a curatorial collaboration with South Florida-based art and technology organization, Interactive Initiative.


Click and drag to see panoramic view. Navigate from circle to circle to explore. Click icon at upper right to enter full screen.

Challenging the divide between art and science, Biological Futurism explores topics of hybridization, environmental biology and cellular interaction through art. Evoking memories of curio cabinets within archetypal science museums, The Frank reinvents itself as a vast display case brimming with scientific specimens – all of which are imagined, reconstructed, or transformed. Freed from the boundaries of the canvas, biological organisms dance across gallery walls and escape the constraints of time and place.


In celebration of 'Biological Futurism,' The Frank is hosting free virtual art workshops, lectures, tutorials and storybook readings. Please visit The Frank's virtual classroom here to access this free art education content!





Explore Our Previous Exhibitions Via Virtual Tour!

The exhibition may be over, but The Academy is still viewable via an interactive 360° virtual tour! Navigate through the virtual exhibition, here!

From February 13 through August 8, 2020,The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery hosted the first ever major exhibition by the Academy of Portrait & Figurative Art at Florida International University's Department of Art +Art History. This classical atelier is led by its founder, David Chang, a classically-trained artist, professor and chair of the department. Since its inception, many of FIU’s most talented students and alumni have become a part of this unique and competitive experience at the university, establishing it as a leader of visual art in higher education. It remains the first of its kind at a public university in the nation.

The City of Pembroke Pines has made the decision to temporarily discontinue public visits to The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery as well as suspend all public programming, school field trips, meetings, classes and events until further notice. Please enjoy our virtual exhibition experience here, as well as our virtual workshops, lecture, and programs, here.


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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