Diverse cultures play a huge role in Greater Miami’s art and culture scene. Housed in two historic synagogues, the Jewish Museum of Florida includes hundreds of photos and artifacts depicting Florida’s Jewish experience since 1763. Reflecting a more recent cultural boom, the Haitian Heritage Museum preserves Haiti’s rich culture through art, artifacts, music, film and literary works.
Put art and culture together with music, dance and film and you have the IFÉ-ILÉ Afro-Cuban Festival, which sizzles every summer with more than 15 dance and drumming workshops, dance parties and other events. Add the Miccosukee Indian Arts Festival, the Miami/Bahamas Goombay Festival and the Miami Salsa Congress, and it’s easy to see why the world beats a path to Greater Miami and the Beaches to sample the region’s rich artistic flavor.
Miami’s biggest art event is also one of the world’s most important. Each December, Art Basel Miami Beach welcomes artistic creations from more than 250 galleries across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, exhibiting works by more than 2,000 artists. Tens of thousands of art lovers descend upon Greater Miami to attend Art Basel and the numerous satellite art fairs that have developed around it.
The visual arts calendar also includes Art Miami in December and Miami’s original artistic happening, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in February.
For more Miami arts and culture events, browse our Calendar of Events.
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