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Miami Art Week Returns: Greater Miami & Miami Beach Announce Art of Black Miami 2021 Season of Events

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The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) Art of Black Miami Platform Showcases Miami’s Cultural Diversity during Art Basel/Miami Arts Week

MIAMI, FL (November 24, 2021) — The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is on a mission to elevate and bring awareness to Miami’s rich history and diverse heritage while continuing to grow leisure and convention business to the destination. Today, the GMCVB announced the 2021 line-up of events for the Art of Black Miami season, set to take place during Miami Arts Week (Nov. 26- Dec. 6, 2021). Art of Black Miami exhibitions celebrate and highlight artists from across the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America at exhibitions and special events located in the heart of Miami’s heritage neighborhoods and communities. Developed by the GMCVB’s Multicultural Tourism & Development Department (MTDD), Art of Black Miami 2021 will include a hybrid of in-person and virtual exhibitions to showcase African and African Diaspora artists in the magic city. A sampling Art of Black Miami 2021 events is provided below.

“The entire arts and culture community has their eye on Greater Miami & Miami Beach during the Art Basel and Miami Arts Week season, so we have a unique opportunity to showcase the diversity of our artists, organizations, and galleries celebrating the black diaspora,” said Connie Kinnard, GMCVB’s Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development Department. “This year, we want to bring even more awareness to Miami’s heritage communities such as Historic Overtown, Opa-locka, Little Haiti, Little Havana, North Miami, Liberty City, and Miami Beach, to name a few. Our goal is to solidify Art of Black Miami as a platform for emerging, midcareer, and master artists to exhibit and showcase their work.”

Art of Black Miami is a marketing platform and destination driver that showcases the diversity of the visual arts celebrating the black diaspora throughout Greater Miami & Miami Beach and the rest of the world. The initiative is also a part of the GMCVB’s Miami Arts, Culture & Heritage Months, a two-month long program from December 1st through January 31st offering locals and visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in arts and culture through special experiences and offers. For a full list of offerings, please visit MiamiTemptations.com.

The series of Art of Black Miami events taking place during Art Basel/Miami Art Week is just one of the many year-round programs that highlight the artistic cultural landscape found in Greater Miami & Miami Beach’s diverse communities. This initiative celebrates all genres of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, animation, film, printmaking, and limited-edition pieces. For more information on Art of Black Miami, please visit ArtofBlackMiami.com.

Art Of Black Miami 2021 Events

DESIGN DISTRICT

Introspective Noir
The Haitian Heritage Museum presents "Introspective Noir" a group exhibition featuring works by renowned artists Addonis Parker and Pierre Jean Baptiste. The show presents contemporary works by Afro Caribbean and African American Artists, that circumspect the narratives of identity and reflective themes of self-awareness in our communities. The Museum in collaboration with Sugarcane Magazine will host the inaugural "Black Women in Art: The Noire Perspective." This event will be moderated by Art Critic, Kendra Walker with featured panelist, Melissa Hunter, Founder Editor of SugarCane Magazine, Mikhaile Solomon, Prizm Art Fair, Professor Mikki Taylor, Fine Arts Department Howard University and Yvena Despagne, Art X Ayiti.
December 2, 2021 through January 31, 2022
Haitian Heritage Museum
4141 NE 2nd Ave., Miami
Dec. 2nd | 6pm to 10pm Opening Day/Art Talk
Dec. 3 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Black Women in Art: The Noir
Perspective
Wed thru Saturday| 10am to 6pm.| Sunday by Appointment after 1:00pm

DOWNTOWN

Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art
Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art celebrates the most recent acquisitions of Jorge M. Pérez Collection, which consists of a sizable selection of international African and African Diaspora artists. The exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the possibilities and complexities of our contemporary moment. Allied with Power showcases a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race. Collapsing national borders, the artists in the exhibition ally with power, representing a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their authority.
November 7, 2021 through February 6, 2022
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
11:00am - 6:00pm

The Adventures of Bibi & Friends Exhibition
The Adventures of BIBI & Friends is the story of a fictional character, BIBI, a PR, marketing and hotshot event specialist, who keeps an intriguing social agenda. Her special gift and key to success is the manner in which her clients and their business have a role in her enviable lifestyle. Bibi’s comic books have turned out to be a living history of Miami Beach, from its blooming renaissance in the 1990’s through today. The exhibition is a snapshot of history showcasing a collection of various pages from The Adventures of Bibi & Friends comic book.
Through December 12, 2021
HistoryMiami Museum
101 Flagler Street,
South Building, Miami
Corresponds with Museum hours

HISTORIC OVERTOWN

Dunns-Josephine Hotel Tour, Art & Wine Tasting
Dunns-Josephine Hotel presents a tour, art, and wine tasting experience during Miami Art Week.
The featured events will include guided hotel tours that honor the past and take you on a heritage journey of Historic Overtown and the Harlem Renaissance. Enjoy the best of both worlds with a wine and dessert pairing, sampling 5 courses of sweet treats with hand-selected favorites, an array of wines ‘Taste Of Noir’, from African American-owned wineries around the country. Experience a celebration of culture with live interactive art installations painted by blue-chip investment artists. A special pop-up expedition, Highwaymen Art Show, will honor self-taught African American artists who devoted themselves to capturing Florida’s natural landscape. The exhibit will feature 60 pieces of art that will be for sale.
December 1| 4-11p.m.
Highwaymen Art Show
December 2| 5-8 p.m.
Celebrating Culture Through Live Art
December 3|6-9 p.m.
Wine & Dessert Pairing
Dunns-Josephine Hotel
1028 NW 3rd Ave.
Reservations Required

Good Bread Alley
A Soul Basel Experience paying tribute to the moment in time that helped shape what is known as The Soul of Historic Overtown! "Good Bread Alley" will replicate the culture, highlighting the vibrancy of art, music, food and entrepreneurship! Tour, shop, dine and dance! Eat Good! Feel Good! Good Vibes Only!
December 4, 2021
Lil GreenHouse Grill
1300 NW 3rd Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Soul Basel 2021 Open Air Art Village & Exhibition
The Soul Basel Open-Air Art Village is presented by the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc., in conjunction with "If These Streets Could Talk: An Historic Exploration of Black Miami" Part 1. The exhibit explores the origins of the city, the development of Colored Town and its heyday, & the stories of the people who lived here. The Soul Basel Open-Air Art Village will be on the beautiful piano key plaza of the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex where featured artists will showcase and sell their artwork.
December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021
Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave.
Dec 1| 7pm to 12am; Dec 2-4 |10am to 12am; Dec 5 |12pm - 4 pm

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience The exhibit is a part of the Black Archives permanent collection and was originally exhibited in 2006 in partnership with the Schomburg Museum and the New York Public Library.
December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021
Historic D.A. Dorsey House Museum
250 NW 9th Street
Dec 1| 7pm to 12am; Dec 2-4 |10am to 12am; Dec 5 | 12pm - 4 pm

Our Voice Matters
URGENT, Inc. presents "Our Voice Matters," a multi-media youth art showcase. The event will feature young creatives leading a Comic Art Talk, Student Film Panel, Short Film Screenings, Youth Artpretrepreneurship Showcase, and Quick Draw Station.
December 3, 2021
1951 NE 7th Avenue
Hours: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Point Comfort Art Fair and Show
Hampton Art Lovers presents Point Comfort Art Fair and Show in Historic Overtown at the Historic Ward Rooming House. Point Comfort Art Fair and Show comprises an art exhibition, video installations on the exterior walls and Indaba Lounge Series behind the gallery in our garden. Point Comfort Art Fair 2021 will feature HBCU Exhibit SHOWCASE “Atlanta Annuals, In Search of Black Excellence in Art (1940-1970),” curated by Hampton Art Lovers from the Clark Atlanta Art Museum. These collections provide a rich resource for the study of African American art, yet many also possess a diverse array of the nineteenth and twentieth-century American art. The show will include the works of contemporary artists: Basil Watson, Athlone Clark, Varnette Honeywood, Ernie Barnes and many others.
December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021
December 2 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
VIP | Opening Reception
Historic Ward Rooming House
249 NW 9th Street
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Urban Experience
The Urban Experience is a 5-day African-inspired artistic medley that features over 20 visual and performing artists, both local and from across the U.S. Designed to celebrate the history and creativity of trail-blazing community contributors. Each day will highlight unique aspects of Africa and the diaspora. From the live murals of Historic Overtown icons like Clyde Killens, Afro-futuristic fashion show by Africoco, live performances, and the afrobeat pumping sounds of DJ H2 and DJ Fly Guy.
December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021
The Urban, 1000 NW 2nd Avenue
Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.

LIBERTY CITY

The 5th Annual Art, Blues & Soul Festival
The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents the 5th annual “Art, Blues & Soul Festival” during Art Basel Miami Beach weekend. The event, headlined this year by Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele, is an annual event that celebrates the arts, sounds, and flavors of Black Miami. Other performances will include R&B and soul artist Jon B, and soul singer Glenn Jones. Some Miami talents will include Courtney Mickens and The Harden Project and the event will be hosted by Chello (BET’s Comicview) and DJ Chico the Leo. Local pop-up visual art and vendors will also be available.
December 4, 2021
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center,
6161 NW 22nd Avenue
Hour: 3 pm

Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color
This inaugural event takes place during Art Basel Miami Beach. It represents “Art of Times” by focusing on relevant topics. An innovative art exhibition showcasing artists that capture the heartbeat of our society. Featuring artists that have their finger on the pulse of pop culture, who through their creative lens, shed light on poignant matters and inspire change. The show is headlined by South African artist Johnathan Schultz as he launches his much-anticipated exhibition, 'Out of the Darkness.' Johnathan draws inspiration from one of his heroes, Nelson Mandela and will include works that have never been created before, with artifacts from Mr. Mandel's time being imprisoned on Robben Island, South Africa. Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color will showcase a unique multicultural collaboration of artists from around the globe. Some Miami-based artists will include Addonis Parker who will be producing new works, Cornelius Tulloch and 2021 Youngarts Award winner Jalynn McDuffy. Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color, supported by OneUnited Bank will challenge the boundaries on issues that plague today’s society. The moving program reveals past controversies and focuses on opening the minds of viewers to look at diversity from a different perspective.
December 2, 2021 through December 5, 2021
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Avenue
Hour: 12pm - 6pm

LITTLE HAITI

8th Annual Art Beat Miami Art Fair
Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural exchange, food, fashion, and music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide. During Art Basel/Miami Art Week, the Little Haiti community invites you to discover multidisciplinary works of art by internationally recognized artists virtually. Enjoy live music, food, mural exhibitions, fashion shows, special events, and conversations with artists. Art Beat Miami’s gallery will be accessible at the Caribbean Market Place as well as online, showcasing the works of more than 30 emerging and renowned local and international artists and celebrities December 1-5, 2021.
Hybrid Gallery Exhibition, Opening Reception and Preview Party:
Wednesday, December 1 | 7 PM
Opening Reception/Preview Party
December 2 | 4-7 pm | December 3 | 2-5pm
Caribbean Marketplace
5925 NE 2nd Avenue
ArtBeatMiami.com

I Love You In My Silence - A Zeek Mathias Film
On Sunday, December 5th, we will premiere the short film I Love You In My Silence at the Cultural Center. In this film, Zeek explores the oddities of love by questioning one’s willingness to sacrifice self. What if to meet the person that you are madly in love with, you had to go through a portal and that portal is death? The odd thing is that there is no guarantee that once you go through the portal that the person will be there. The evening begins with entertainers, followed by a conversation with the director and actors. The event will kick-off on December 3rd, with an art exhibition in the mezzanine titled “Reality.”
December 5, 2021
Little Haiti Cultural Center
260 NE 59th Terrace
Hour: 4:00 - 7:00 pm

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival
This festival is a 4-day celebration of the African Diaspora art & cultural heritage happening during Miami Art Week at the MUCE CAMPUS, located at 246 NW 54th Street, Miami 33127. The featured Art Exhibition: Dispersed offers an artistic reverence to those that have paved the way for us; this exhibit is an astounding celebration of Black Excellence & resilience. Dispersed is curated by Bart Mervil at the MUCE Campus. This exhibition is a part of the MUCE Arts & Culture Festival.
December 2, 2021 through December 5, 2021
December 2 | Opening Reception
MUCE Campus
246 NW 54th Street
Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

LITTLE HAVANA

9th Annual Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival
Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival is a 3-day gathering of local artists of all mediums and genres coming together to celebrate the arts in South Florida under amazing hand-painted patio umbrellas. ULH is a family-friendly, festival in the skirts of iconic Little Havana. The festival will feature 40 artists exhibiting their creative design of hand-painted patio umbrellas all with different unique features and designs. The family-friendly festival will also include a children's booth, authors, musicians, dancers and so much more showcasing amazing local talent in the art world.
December 3, 2021 through December 5, 2021
Futurama1637 SW 8 Street
Hours: 10 a.m - 5 p.m.

LITTLE RIVER

AfriKin Art Fair 2021: The Fire Next Time
The AfriKin Art Fair 2021 explores the literary work of James Baldwin “The Fire Next Time” (1963) for a way out of the turbulences of a still young century. The 2021 AfriKin annual exhibition rereads the process of reconstructing what it means to be human away from the mad construct of “life unworthy of life”. AfriKin program brings a group of artists who defied their otherness to enter the realm of mainstream art, not only to lay their historic claim on it but also to challenge the framework which defines and polices its boundaries.
December 1-December 5, 2021
The Glassbox Miami Ironside
7610 NE 4th Court
Hour: 10 A.M-11 P.M.

We Are Who We Are
We Are Who We Are at Griots Gallery in Little Haiti, features originals by the legendary living artist Frank Frazier alongside emerging black fine & craft artists. Frank Frazier has always been a staple in the mentorship lane for black artists across the nation, encouraging them to share their art with the world. We Are Who We Are is a family-friendly outdoor event where serious collectors and joyful appreciators alike can come out to interact with & support the artists.
December 3, 2021 through December 5, 2021
Griots Gallery, 8260 NE 2nd Avenue
Hour: Friday Dec. 3 |1pm-8pm | Saturday Dec. 4 |10am-8pm | Sunday Dec. 5| 10am-1pm
Opening Friday, December 3, 2021

MIAMI BEACH

Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies at ARTECHOUSE Miami
Inspired by the idea of aṣẹ, the West African concept relating to our power to produce change, "Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies" celebrates the historical, social, and cultural aspects of the Black experience through the perspective of artists Vince Fraser and Ursula Rucker. Employing unique applications of audio-visual, interactive technologies and boundary-pushing techniques to broadcast the frequencies of Fraser’s core concepts out into the world, "Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies" considers historical frameworks reimagined, brought to life in a new digital performance context. The immersive multi-sensory show is the latest in the ARTECHOUSE series of collaborations with some of the leading digital and performance artists.
May 17 – December 5, 2021
Artechouse Miami
736 Collins Avenue
Hours: Mon & Thur 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.
FRI 2 2p.m. – 10 p.m.
SAT & SUN 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Celebration of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker is the first Afro-American international star, a French-American icon, a great humanist, and a true symbol of the fight for equality and the advancement of civil rights in the United States of America. Miami communities and artists will celebrate her during a one-night only special event that will gather local leaders, artists, musicians, and dancers.
November 28, 2021
The National Hotel
1677 Collins Avenue
Hours: 7 p.m.

NORTH MIAMI

My Name Is Maryan
My Name is Maryan—a monographic presentation of four decades of paintings, sculptures, drawings and film by the iconoclastic, ground-breaking Polish-born artist Maryan. Throughout the museum, Maryan’s extraordinary biography and prolific oeuvre represent a deeply moving monument to the perseverance of the human spirit and the power of art to work through traumatic loss. My Name Is Maryan seeks to build kinship with Maryan’s story and Miami’s diverse and thriving immigrant community. The exhibition will be accompanied by a robust series of education and public programming in partnership with national organizations such as the Human Rights Watch, and feature additional reflections from the arts and local community.
Through March 20, 2022
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
770 NE 125th Street
Hours: Sun – Tues | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weds.| 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday | 10 a.m – 5 p.m. | Thur. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Public Reception)
Fri -Sat| 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OPA-LOCKA

Miami Art Week Kick-off Art Talk + Open Spin
Old school media collides for an evening of music, memories and art. Dust off your vinyl records for an Open Spin with Vinyl Social Club featuring vintage soul and hip-hop samples. Meet artists Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, and Carrington Ware whose films inspired by archival footage are found in the exhibition “Casting Shadows | Framing History”. Bring your own retro slides, negatives and photos for a hands-on projection workshop presented by Media + Archive Studies Miami. Complete your night with a walking tour of “Opa-locka Light District”. 6 PM - Open Spin with Vinyl Social Club. BYO vintage soul records. 6:15 PM - Walking Tour of Opa-locka Light District 7 PM - Art Talk with Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, and Carrington Ware Ongoing - Projection workshop with Media + Archive Studies Miami. BYO retro photos, slides and negatives.
November 29, 2021
The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center)
675 Ali Baba Avenue
Opa-locka
Hours: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WYNWOOD

PIGMENT INTERNATIONAL/GOLDEN GALLERIES EXHIBITION - Spectrum Miami
Pigment International (Chicago) will be joining Golden Galleries (Colorado) for an exhibition at one of the leading contemporary art shows in the country, Spectrum Miami. Pigment International will highlight both Black Masters and contemporary Black Fine Art including works by Richard Mayhew Charly Palmer, Kerry James Marshall, Najee Dorsey, Dana Todd Pope, Kevin Nance-West, Heather Polk and Thomas E. Lockhart III. On December 4th they will host a meet and greet and conversation with artist, sculptor and poet Gerald Griffin. Gerald will discuss the creation of his recent works, sculptures of former President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris. Griffin advocates for the pieces being turned into monuments that will contribute to telling a fuller, more inclusive history of America.
December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021
Spectrum Miami, Wynwood
2217 NW 5th Ave., NW 22nd Street
December 1 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | VIP/Press Preview
6 p.m. – 9 pm.| Opening Night Preview
December 4 | 2 p.m. Pigment Salon Talk

VIRTUAL/HYBRID EVENTS:

Miami MoCAAD #Creative Conversation Celebrating Afro-Latinx Heritage
Miami MoCAAD's creative conversation, which kicks off Art Miami week, will explore drivers of Afro-Latin arts and culture that have often been in the shadows or the margins. This community dialogue celebrates Afro-Latino diasporic culture and contributions to the arts landscape and uncovers hidden histories of the Americas that influenced identities and creative expression.
November 28, 2021
Virtual Event
4 P.M. – 5:30 PM

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator Virtual Art Fair Our show presents Diaspora voices who challenge social justice, celebrate identities, and reactivate communities through art and scholarship.
Through January 15, 2022
Virtual Event at DVCAI.org Daily

Prizm Art Fair 2021
Dedicated to exhibiting international artists from the African Diaspora – Prizm 2021 returns with its ninth edition featuring a virtual fair entitled Points of Contact. Curated by Mikhaile Solomon, Points of Contact, through the works presented, will explore answers to the questions central to Black Existentialism. Prizm 2021’s Gallery Program will include an international roster of acclaimed galleries from locales including Ethiopia, Jamaica, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States. Exhibition presentations by each gallery will reflect this year’s curatorial focus "Points of Contact" through a selection of works from various media including photography, video installation/new media, drawings, paintings, and mixed media/collage. Prizm 2021 will also host a series of panel discussions in persons and live stream at Red Rooster Overtown. PRIZM Art Fair 2021 will be available for online viewing through the PRIZM website and Artsy.net.
November 24th -December 19th
VIP Preview November 24 to 30
Nov 30th PRIZM PREVIEW for registered Patrons at Red Rooster Miami (920 NW 2nd Ave.)
December 3rd & 4th PRIZM's Panel Talks at Red Rooster Miami (920 NW 2nd Ave.)
Virtual & In person
PrizmArtFair.com

12th Annual Art Basel Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art
The 12th Annual Art Basel Panel Discussion will feature leading voices in the Global African Diaspora visual arts community. This year’s panelists will include African American Art Critic and Cultural writer, Julie Walker, Gus Casely Hayford, British Ghanaian, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Helina Mataferia, Ethiopian American artist and Associate Professor of Art History, Brown University, Donna Marie Baptiste, Caribbean American Curator and Film producer, Adding to the conversation this year will be two young innovative and emerging leaders in the global African Diaspora art market, Nigerian American Art Advisor and Blogger, Adefola Adenugba, and London based Nigerian artist and filmmaker, Femi Bajulaye. This year’s event will focus on Contemporary African Diaspora Art in the age of COVID-19, The Black Art Market in 2021., The rise of Contemporary Black Aesthetic and culture, Afrofuturism, and The Global African Diaspora Renaissance Movement.
December 5, 2021
Live Streamed: Facebook, Clubhouse, and Youtube 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cada.us

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