Art of Black Miami Events During Miami Art Week 2020

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Art Black Miami hosts several events celebrating the city’s diversity

The Art of Black Miami collaborative shines a spotlight on the arts, culture and diversity of Miami and the Beaches. Through an incredible array of highly curated programs, exhibitions, artist talks and intimate conversations, Miami’s African diaspora is celebrated by art organizations, galleries and neighborhood spaces. Free activities and exhibits take place throughout Historic Overtown, Little Havana, North Miami, Little Haiti, Downtown Miami, Miami Beach and other surrounding communities. These wonderful programs present both renowned and aspiring artists in a rich tapestry of visual arts expression that celebrates the beautiful mosaic of life in Miami!

The following is a list of some free and open-to-the-public Art of Black Miami Events during Miami Art Week 2020. Stay up-to-date with events, promotions and more.

Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) Presents:

For Those Gathered in the Wind a solo exhibition of T. Eliott Mansa at LnS Gallery, curated by Donnamarie Baptiste

December 2, 2020 - February 9, 2021
LnS Gallery 2610 SW 28th Ln., Miami, Fl 33133

Sunday, November 29,
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
#CreativeConversation:
For Those Gathered in the Wind with artist T. Eliott Mansa and curator Donnamarie Baptiste

Join the minds behind the exhibition For Those Gathered in the Wind for a virtual #CreativeConversation, with artist T. Eliott Mansa, and curator Donnamarie Baptiste. The much-anticipated solo exhibition of T. Eliott Mansa, a Miami-based assemblage artist, will provide both a visually striking and emotionally touching experience to showcase his latest series of amuletic wall-mounted sculptures that capture ritual practices to honor, memorialize, protect, and defend Black Lives from state and extra-judicial violence. This Conversation will allow viewers to gain a unique insight behind the production of For Those Gathered in the Wind, from inspiration behind the works to curatorial decisions for the show. This Miami MoCAAD #CreativeConversation in collaboration with LnS Gallery will kick off Miami Art Week with a thoughtful discussion about the creative underpinnings of T. Eliott Mansa’s art and Donnamarie Baptiste’s presentation of his art.

Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest

December 2, 2020
Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

Join us for Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest, a panel that highlights the critical role of Black woman artists and cultural producers within the current social and political landscapes and how Black woman across the diaspora support and amplify each other's work and voices. The discussion will explore how Black woman’s experience of racism, sexism, and classism are inseparable and how these “isms” and all other isms are being addressed by artists- specifically those on the panel. The conversation will take place in conjunction with special exhibition Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection and will include exhibition artists Genevieve Gaignard, Naudline Pierre, and Deborah Roberts, exhibition curator María Elena Ortiz, and will be moderated by Marie Vickles, PAMM Director of Education. RSVP at pamm.org/calendar to join us live!

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival (MACF)

December 3, 2020 – December 6, 2020
MUCE Campus, 246 NW 54th Street, Miami 33127
MUCE Arts & Culture Festival Opening
Thursday, December 3
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival will feature a celebration of the African Diaspora art & cultural heritage happening December 3rd - 6th, during Miami Art Week at the MUCE Campus. The exhibition Dispersed is an artistic reverence to the lost souls at sea and the strange fruit of poplar trees and an astounding celebration of Black Excellence & resilience. Dispersed is a visual gift from the ancestors curated by Bart Mervil and conceptualized by Ashlee Thomas at the MUCE Campus. All tickets can be purchased at www.muce305.org.

Featured visual artists: Annick Duvivier, Sona, Nate Dee, Claudia Apaid, & Dolly's Florist
Featured Performers: Ja'Nia Harden, The Harden Project, CC Glitzer & Randolph Ward and Lucner Bruno.

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival Opening

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Prizm Art Fair

November 30 – December 21, 2020
Virtual Event

In 2020, Prizm will present Noir, Noir: Meditations on African Cinema and its influence on Visual Art, through the lens of select works by galleries and contemporary visual artists from global locales, will expound the intersections between contemporary visual artists' practice and the spectrum of African/Diasporic film traditions. In referencing the African avant-garde film tradition as well as contemporary African/Diasporic filmmakers, we will explore how visual artists have created bodies of work inspired by narratives, aesthetics, cultural notes, and social commentaries poetically rendered in the various cinematic modalities.

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

December 17, 2020 – February 6, 2021
Haitian Heritage Museum, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami 33137

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is a partnership between the Haitian Heritage Museum, the Smithsonian Institute and Florida Humanities. The exhibition is based on the current exhibition by the National Museum of American History in Washington DC. More than just waging a war of independence, American revolutionaries took a great leap of faith and established a new government based on the sovereignty of the people. It was truly a radical idea that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy but in its citizens. Each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union” around this radical idea.

Point Comfort: Uncover. Discover.

December 2 – 6, 2020
Historic Ward Rooming House, 249 NW 9th Street, Historic Overtown 33136

Hampton Art Lovers presents a curated panoramic experience at Miami Art Week/Art Basel/Soul Basel at the Historic Ward Rooming House in Historic Overtown. “Point Comfort”, derived from the place in colonial Virginia where the first captives from the West African Kingdom of Ndongo (Angola) arrived in 1619, inspire and engage with a curated cultural experience celebrating our roots. The people of Ndongo and other African tribes lost their native tongues and many of their traditions here in America. Through tremendous adversity, remnants of these lost traditions continue to express themselves in the song, dance, art and crafts of today's African-American community.

Art Beat Miami

December 2 – 6, 2020
Virtual Event
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Art Beat Miami showcases art, food, fashion and music inspired by Haiti and artists around the world.

Virtual Gallery Opening Reception and Preview Party:

Wednesday, December 2
Sip & Paint
Thursday, December 3
Spice It Up! Miami
Friday, December 4
Sew Artsy
Saturday, December 5
Poetic Lakay
Sunday, December 6

Umbrellas of Little Havana

December 4 – 6, 2020
Along 8th Street, Little Havana 33135

The 8th annual Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival will exhibit hand painted patio umbrellas which will line Futurama 1637 Art Building along historic Calle 8 in Little Havana. Umbrellas of Little Havana is a true platform for established and emerging artists, musicians, authors and performers. This year we will also enjoy free educational presentations as follows: Havana Collective will host 'The History of the Guayaberas', Salao Restaurant will showcase Cuban music with a violin ensemble and Mofongo Puerto Rican Restaurant will so a presentation on the history of their famous musical genre: Bomba y Plena with live music. A true roots organic festival for the whole family to come and visit.

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