Culture Calendar: 18 Things To Do This December

What to do, see, and experience this month.

Wolfgang Günzel / Courtesy the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
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Ongoing: Thomas Bayrle in Miami

Visitors to Miami during Art Basel (and the crowd-averse who wait until it’s over) will want to stop by the city’s Institute of Contemporary Art to catch this major survey—the first at an American museum—of the renowned German artist Thomas Bayrle. A master of many mediums (painting, sculpture, video, collage, and installation), Bayrle incorporates elements of Pop, Op, and conceptual art into his work, along with the enduring influence of having grown up in post-Nazi Germany. The (roughly) 75 pieces in this show, spanning the 1960s to the present, range from mesmerizing considerations of urban landscapes (grids of skyscrapers, swirling highways) to pieces reflecting Bayrle’s satirical take on consumer culture. On view through February, it’s also a great excuse to visit the ICA’s historic Moore Building before the museum moves to a permanent new home in Miami’s Design District late next year. 4040 NE Second Ave., Miami;