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The Frost Art Museum brings leading artists, historians, and art professionals to campus throughout the year. In addition to lecturers for our exhibitions, our Breakfast in the Park and Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ lecture series have become staple events for our community.

Breakfast in the Park

For over a decade, the Frost Art Museum has hosted Breakfast in the Park, an official Art Basel Miami Beach event. We welcome guests in town for Art Basel to visit the museum, join us for a lecture by a renowned sculptor, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast and mimosas. Guided tours of our exhibitions and Sculpture Park are also available.

Breakfast in the Park is presented in partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital. 


Past Breakfast in the Park speakers include:

  • María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Elvia Rosa Castro, and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz - 2022
  • Alfredo Jaar - 2021
  • Jeffrey Gibson - 2020
  • Petah Coyne - 2019
  • Elizabeth Turk - 2018
  • Daniel Joseph Martinez - 2017
  • Judy Pfaff - 2016
  • Alice Aycock - 2015
  • Daniel Arsham - 2014
  • John Henry - 2013
  • Albert Paley - 2012
  • Joel Perlman - 2011
  • Enrique Martinez Celaya - 2010
  • Michelle Oka Doner - 2009
  • Joel Shapiro - 2008
  • Tom Otterness - 2007
  • Deborah Butterfield - 2006
  • Jenny Holzer - 2005
  • Edwidge Danticat - 2004

Steven & Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series

Since 1981, the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series has introduced internationally renowned artists, museum curators, scholars and critics to the South Florida Community.

These speakers have shaped art history through their scholarly, creative and leadership contributions. They have inspired us to think critically, investigate further, and consider the discourses and practices that shape the world of art.

Past speakers have included such distinguished figures as:

  • Laurie Anderson, performance artist
  • Harald Szeeman, Independent Curator and Director of the Venice Biennale
  • Pierre Rosenberg, former Director of the Louvre, Paris
  • Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Vanbruggen, international husband and wife artists and collaborators
  • Robert Hughes, author and art critic
  • Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Terry Gross, host and producer of the PBS program Fresh Air
  • Carlos Fuentes, novelist and critic
  • George Segal, renowned artist
  • Michael Graves, designer and architect
  • Thomas Krens, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Maxwell Anderson, Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Marina Abramovic, performance artist

See full list of past lecturers

Steven & Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture

Featuring Chitra Ganesh

Visitors joined us for a lecture with internationally renowned artist Chitra Ganesh in conjunction with the exhibition, Chitra Ganesh: Dreaming in Multiverse, on view at the Frost Art Museum FIU from January 21 — April 16, 2023. Chitra Ganesh draws on Buddhist and Hindu iconography, science fiction, queer theory, comics, Surrealism, Bollywood posters, and video games, to inform her illustrations and drawings. Dreaming in Multiverse presents a major wall installation, a series of recent prints, and several video animations that exemplify her practice of experimental storytelling.