Robert Huff was a prominent artist in Miami’s scene for decades. A pioneer in a town with virtually no art scene, the longtime professor at Miami Dade College passed away in 2014. Now MDC’s Museum of Art + Design will honor Huff’s contributions to Miami’s art community with a retrospective. Tracing the artist’s career, “Robert Huff: 47 Years” looks closely at the forms that inspired him — namely, architecture and nature. Though Huff drew from those forms, he recast them into his own visual language of abstraction, one that he constantly reworked throughout the years. Huff’s career had an immeasurable impact on the art scene in Miami, and this retrospective will undoubtedly be an important part of building the Magic City’s own history of art.
The museum will also publish a catalogue in conjunction with the exhibition, the first full-length book covering Huff’s career, featuring essays by the curators. “Robert Huff: 47 Years” opens at the Museum of Art and Design (600 Biscayne Bay, Miami) this Friday and runs through November 8. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit mdcmoad.org.