Virtual Exhibitions

Camouflage & Collaboration


The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery are pleased to present Camouflage & Collaboration, an interactive 360° virtual exhibition and tour!

This collaborative art exhibition is made possible through a partnership with Clay County Public Schools and Arts4All Florida, a not-for-profit organization that supports and champions arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Every year, Arts4All Florida coordinates a statewide 'My Art My Way' artist in residence program for students with and without disabilities in public schools. The Frank is honored to be Art4All Florida's Visual Arts Museum Partner for Broward County. Over the course of six weeks, teaching artist Raymond Jimenez taught visual art lessons at Clay County’s Tynes Elementary that were inspired by The Frank's virtual exhibition 'Biological Futurism.' In celebration of this inclusive artistic program, The Frank constructed a dynamic virtual exhibition in which the students' works have encompassed the gallery space to create a bold biological ecosystem defined by their personal experiences and instincts.

Learn about Arts4All Florida and access available resources and programs at arts4allflorida.org

Click and drag to see panoramic view. Click icon at upper right to enter full screen. Navigate from circle to circle to explore. Click on each sculpture and photo to reveal student works.



Bruce Beasley: In Pursuit of Form and Feeling

Co-curated by Marlena Doktorczyk-Donohue, Director | The Bruce Beasley Foundation
Produced by Samuel Lopez De Victoria, Director | Interactive Initiative

From May 20 through July 8, 2021, The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery hosted a solo exhibition that centered on the exploration of shape within the gravity-free studio of sculptor Bruce Beasley. Through virtual reality technologies that record the spontaneous movements of his arms and hands, the artist creates and directs an unbridled flow of shapes just as a conductor conducts music. These captured forms are released from the interference of gravity and are suspended in virtual three dimensional space at the artist's will, enabling Beasley to move, stretch and intertwine gestures until some emotive resonance emerges from within the arrangement. With this purist ambition at heart, the artist seamlessly translates an otherwise techy VR methodology into a natural tool for intuitive mark-making. After sixty years of strict loyalty to working only in three dimensions, Beasley’s VR-induced two dimensional collages reveal a refined mode of sketching that oscillates naturally between the classic modernist concerns of form and process.

Click and drag to see panoramic view. Click icon at upper right to enter full screen. Navigate from circle to circle to explore. Click on each work of art to see enlarged frontal view.



Bits & Pieces

Co-curated by Samuel Lopez De Victoria, Director | Interactive Initiative

From February 18 through April 30, 2021, The Frank C. Ortis Art Gallery hosted Bits & Pieces, an exhibition that explored layered ideas, lamination of contrasting styles, and paintings within paintings. Bits & Pieces presented reinterpretations of the practices of collage and assemblage –both in terms of technique and conceptual framework- in the unexpected context of a virtual space. With a focus on artists who utilize cropped and fragmented imagery in their artistic production, this collaborative project disassembled and recombined existing works of art to create a new conversation about authorship, representation and subjectivity. Featured artists include Jason Aponte, Diego Gutierrez, Jefreid Lotti, Jackie Tileston, Jonathan Ryan Harvey, and Third Space solo artist, Twyla Gettert.

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



Biological Futurism

Co-curated by Samuel Lopez De Victoria, Director | Interactive Initiative

From November 5, 2020 through January 30, 2021,The City of Pembroke Pines and the Frank Art Gallery hosted Biological Futurism, which invited guests to venture into an immersive world inspired by scientific illustration and the adaptive capabilities of nature. Evoking memories of curio cabinets within archetypal science museums, The Frank reinvented itself as a vast display case brimming with scientific specimens – all of which were imagined, transformed or extinct. Freed from the boundaries of the canvas, hyper-realistic biological organisms and delicate tendrils danced across gallery walls and escaped the constraints of gravity. Sculptural forms inspired by mesmerizing growth simulations stretched from floor to ceiling.
Challenging the divide between art and science, the featured artists expertly traversed topics of hybridization, environmental biology, and cellular interaction.
Biological Futurism highlights the work of artists Judith Berk King, Georgeta Fondos, Lisa Haque, Andy Lomas, Lisa McCutcheon and Gretchen Scharnagl.

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



The Academy

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 atelier with courses in drawing and painting is led by its founder, David Chang, a classically-trained artist, professor and chair of the department. At The Academy, pupils learn one-on-one with a master to perfect their drawing and painting. 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.
Be sure to take the elevator upstairs to our mezzanine gallery, The Third Space, which features two exhibitions. View digital paintings by Elton Burgest, and In Between: a bi-level solo retrospective of works created by Yochi Yakir-Avin between 2015 and 2020.



Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Additional funding is provided in part by Broward County Cultural Division, Hello Sunny-Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and National Endowment for the Arts.
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