Free Art of Black Miami Events During Miami Art Week 2019

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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 2019. Stay up-to-date with events, promotions and more.

Diago: The Pasts of this AfroCuban
October 24, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Lowe Art Museum (University of Miami), 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables 33124

Sunday, December 1
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Miami MoCAAD Art/Lowe Art Museum Basel Kickoff

Art Talk conversation featuring artist Juan Roberto Diago, and Alejandro de la Fuente, curator and founding director, Harvard Afro-Latin American Research Institute.

The Pasts of this AfroCuban Present is the first retrospective of Juan Roberto Diago (b. 1971). This exhibition, presented by University of Miami Lowe Art Museum and the Harvard University Hutchins Center for African & African American Research in collaboration with Miami MoCAAD, offers over two decades of uninterrupted work and traces Diago's singular efforts to construct new pasts—the pasts required to explain the racial tensions of contemporary Cuba.

Art of Black Mask
Art of Black Mask

Africa Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
November 8, 2019 – February 29, 2020
The Arts & Recreation Center, 675 Ali Baba Avenue, Opa Locka 33054

The exhibition, Africa Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, presents an inter-generational dialogue between established African artists born on the continent and those living in the Diaspora. Drawing on post-colonial themes, these artists deal with a range of issues such as national identity, economic disparity, spirituality and migration in various styles and mediums. While most works on view will draw from Bill Karg’s Collection of African art, the exhibition will expand to engage emerging artists from the African Diaspora. The encounter aims to address ideas evolving out of diverse colonial conditions where artists continually adapt, quote and critique European strategies and representations of Africa.

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival (MACF)
December 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020
MUCE Campus, 246 NW 54th Street, Miami 33127

Opening Reception & Brunch
Sunday, December 1
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Gallery Hours (Free & Open to the Public)
Sunday, December 5 – Sunday, December 8
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Enjoy a week of art, conversation, fashion and experiential activation. The 5th annual MACF features Ode To Hip Hop which pays homage to the genre's significant influence in music, art, literature and politics. The festival also includes artists talks, brunch and events.

Several guest speakers and curators will switch out the show throughout the week and bring different programing that includes a cook off, body painting, podcast and tattoo battle. The tattoo battle will feature local and nationally syndicated television personalities from the "INK" who will square off for cash prize. Ode 2 Hip Hop will run through December 15.

Art of Black Hanging Baskets by Saddi Khali
Art of Black Hanging Baskets by Saddi Khali

Prizm Art Fair
December 2 – 8, 2019
Alfred I. DuPont Building, 169 East Flagler Street, Miami 33131

Prizm, exhibiting international artists from Africa and the global African Diaspora, will present its seventh edition of global presentations by select national and international galleries and it's curated special section organized by Ryan Dennis, Mikhaile Solomon, William Cordova, Oshun Layne and Naiomy Guerrero.

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair
December 3 – 8, 2019
920 NW 2nd Avenue, Historic Overtown 33137

Art Africa Miami is a unique curated fair platform that showcases visual works from the best emerging and established artists from Africa and its diaspora.

Exploring issues around black reality and social transformation, the fair offers the opportunity for collectors to meet and buy directly from the artists. View Art Africa Miami’s schedule to purchase tickets.

Haiti a la Mode
December 4, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Haitian Heritage Museum, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami 33137

The events being featured at the Haitian Heritage Museum will include an exhibition that highlights contemporary Haitian American Artists, a Haitian Lifestyles Pop-up Expo, and an “Art of Influence Gathering” where industry leaders and social media influencers will engage in a collective conversation on the next move for Afro Caribbean Art, and the influence that it has on areas of urban life.

Art of Black by Saddi Khali
Art of Black by Saddi Khali

Overtown to Ocho Rios: Bunny Yeager’s Black Glamour Models, 1958 - 1973
December 4 – 7, 2019
The Copper Door B&B, 439 NW 4th Avenue, Historic Overtown 33128

A historic photo exhibit featuring glamour shots by Bunny Yeager — pin-up and glamour photographer of African American and Caribbean models of color who were overlooked by other mainstream pin-up and glamour photographers.

Art Beat Miami
December 4 – 8, 2019
Little Haiti Cultural Center & Caribbean Marketplace, 212-260 NE 59th Terrace, Miami 31337

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

Preview Party
Wednesday, December 4
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Little Haiti Mural Project Showcase Wednesday, December 4 - Sunday, December 8 Noon - 8 p.m.
Painting Murals throughout Little Haiti Curated by Yo Miami

Art Beat Miami Art Fair
Thursday, December 5 - Sunday, December 8
Open daily from Noon - 8 p.m.
Free Art Fair featuring art from over 30 local, national and international artists & celebrities

Conversations with the Artists
Thursday, December 5
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sew Artsy (Art on the Catwalk)
Saturday, December 7
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Poetic Lakay
Saturday, December 7
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Art Beat Miami Art Fair continues
Sunday, December 8
Noon - 8 p.m.

Asser Saint-Val's Third Eye
Asser Saint-Val's Third Eye

"Point Comfort" Art Fair and Exhibition
December 5 – 8, 2019
Hampton Art Lovers Gallery, Historic Ward Rooming House, 249 NW 9th Street, Historic Overtown 33136

“Point Comfort” will showcase African American contributions to American fine art. The fair is inspired by the history and legacy of the theme of the 400th-year commemoration of the first Africans brought to American shores as enslaved human beings in 1619 at Point Comfort, Virginia. Point Comfort Art Fair will inspire the appreciation of African-American fine art, as we honor the history of African Americans to the arts since 1619. This exhibition is sponsored by Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency.

Umbrellas of Little Havana
December 6 – 8, 2019
Along 8th Street, Little Havana 33135

Umbrellas of Little Havana collective art exhibit celebrates the spirit of Art Basel on historic Calle Ocho (8th Street), Little Havana. Beautiful patio umbrellas painted by local and international artists will be on display. These beautiful works of art will line Futurama 1637 Art Building and the artists will have other works for sale under the umbrellas. More than 25 artists will be participating.

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