Brett Graff’s Mixed Company

A shot of inspiration from a selection of Miami’s business leaders

René van Weenen is at the forefront of medical care in Miami – only you’ll rarely see him. He’s the director of business applications at Leon Medical Centers, a 37,000-patient, seven-clinic conglomerate, where he oversees the operations keeping the entire business alive and running 24-hours a day.

We sat down after work with van Weenen at Morton’s The Steakhouse, where over a glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, we talked about the strength of both his business and his health. That’s because in addition to busting through technological boundaries, van Weenen is exploring new medical frontier. He credits a super-charged dose of experimental drugs for getting him to walk out of a wheelchair and leave behind the Multiple Sclerosis he was diagnosed with last April.

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SocialManny: Episode 31

Marvin Ross Friedman and Adrienne bon Haes, Senator Bill Nelson, Adrienne Arsht, Alan and Diane Lieberman, Linda and Jeffrey Chodorow, Univision president Cesar Conde, Rosa Sugranes, Susana Ibarguen, Thom Collins, 5th anniversary gala of the Adrienne Arsht Center. Andrew Goldberg, Donna Talon, Marysol Patton, Michael Comras, Raphael Reboh, Elyssa Reboh, Steve Shapiro, Cindy Taylor, Lisa Pliner, Nestor Torres, Marlen Pernetti, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Raquel Regalado and more…

Pictured:Cindy Taylor at the Rev Up Event for “Rally for Kids with Cancer” at Femme Coiffure at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

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Focus Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg

Miami Art Museum will present a new exhibition in the Focus Gallery section of its Permanent Collection installation, dedicated to works by the late Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg is celebrated as one of the first artists to incorporate mass media imagery into his artwork. Focus Gallery: Robert Rauschenberg, open November 19, 2010 through April 10, 2011, looks at various techniques the artist used over the course of his career to transfer images from their source medium into his artworks.

“The exhibition will underscore the creative ingenuity that characterized Rauschenberg’s career for over fifty years—the last thirty-five of which he spent based in Florida,” said Peter Boswell, MAM assistant director for programs/senior curator. “It will emphasize his seminal role in understanding the importance of the mass media to modern culture.”

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled, 1986,
Acrylic on copper, 79 x 39-1/2 inches
Collection Miami Art Museum, gift of James Rosenquist in memory of Sheila Natasha Simrod Friedman
Art © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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