Art of Black Miami Events During Miami Art Week 2021

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Art of Black Miami Hosts Events Celebrating the Destination's Diversity

The Art of Black Miami collaborative shines a spotlight on the arts, culture and diversity of Greater Miami & Miami Beach. Through an incredible array of curated programs, exhibitions, artist talks and intimate conversations, Miami’s African diaspora is celebrated by arts organizations, galleries and neighborhood spaces.

Free activities and exhibits take place throughout Historic Overtown, Little Havana, Little River, Wynwood, Little Haiti and Miami Beach, as well as in virtual experiences happening in 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 2021. Stay up to date with events, promotions and more.

Miami Museum of Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) Presents: Miami MoCAAD #Creative Conversation Celebrating Afro-Latinx Heritage

November 28, 2021
4-5:30 p.m.
Virtual Event

The presence of Afro-Latin art and art-making practices rarely takes center stage in mainstream art exhibits. Miami MoCAAD's spirited, creative conversation, which kicks off Miami Art 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.

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival

December 2-5, 2021
MUCE Campus, 246 NW 54th St., Miami, FL 33127
Festival Opening: Friday, December 3, 5-9 p.m.

This festival is a four-day celebration of the African Diaspora art & cultural heritage happening during Miami Art Week at the MUCE Campus. The featured Art Exhibition, Dispersed, displays reverence for those artists who have paved the way for us. This exhibit is an astounding celebration of Black excellence and resilience. Dispersed is curated by Bart Mervil at the MUCE Campus. The exhibition is a part of the MUCE Arts & Culture Festival.

Prizm 2021 – Points of Contact

November 24-December 19, 2021
Virtual Event

Enlisting the wisdom of global leaders in Black/African existentialist thought, Points of Contact envisages Black existentialism’s meaning in this contemporary moment through Prizm 2021’s exhibiting artists, painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media and photography. Curated by Mikhaile Solomon, the event will explore answers to the questions central to Black existentialism. Artists from Uganda, the United States, Jamaica, Barbados, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and many other places will be exhibiting.

Pigment International/Golden Galleries Exhibition – Spectrum Miami

December 1-5, 2021
Spectrum Miami, Wynwood
2217 NW 5th Avenue @ NW 22nd St.

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 4, they will host a meet-and-greet and conversation with artist, sculptor and poet Gerald Griffin. He 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.

Soul Basel 2021 Open Air Art Village

December 1-5, 2021
Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33136
Daily, Free Event

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 exhibit. The exhibit explores the origins of Miami, the development of Colored Town, its heyday and the stories of the people who lived here. The Soul Basel Open-Air Art Village will take place 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.

Art Beat Miami

December 1-5, 2021
Caribbean Marketplace
5925 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33137

Art Beat Miami showcases art, food, fashion and music inspired by Haiti and artists from around the world. Highlights include the Hybrid Gallery Exhibition, Opening Reception and Preview Party on December 1 at 6 p.m.; Conversations with the Artists Sip & Paint on December 2 at 6 p.m.; Spice it Up! Miami on December 3 at 7 p.m.; the Chefs of the Caribbean Celebrity Brunch on December 4 at noon; and Poetic Lakay on December 5 at 7 p.m.

9th Annual Umbrellas of Little Havana

December 3-5, 2021
Along Southwest 8th Street (Calle Ocho) in Little Havana
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free Admission

The Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival is a three-day gathering of local artists working in all mediums and genres coming together to celebrate the arts in Miami under amazing hand-painted patio umbrellas. With 40 artists exhibiting their work, this is a unique, family-friendly festival. Enjoy a children's booth, readings by authors, performances by musicians and dancers, and so much more.

AfriKin Art Fair 2021: The Fire Next Time

December 1-5, 2021
The Glassbox at Miami Ironside
7610 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138
Opens at 10 a.m. daily

Don’t miss this contemporary art fair – The Fire Next Time: Resistance, Resilience, Creation In memory of James Baldwin. The 2021 edition explores the literary work of James Baldwin (“The Fire Next Time” –1963) for a way out of the turbulence of a still young century.

Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies at ARTECHOUSE Miami

Through December 5, 2021
736 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Monday & Thursday: 2-9 p.m., Friday: 2-10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: noon-10 p.m.

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 leading digital and performance artists.

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