Processional Arts Workshop

Participatory Public Art

Join artist-lead workshops to create community-made art.


Featuring artist commissions in response to the historic estate.


Provides university-level students with real-world experience in the arts.

Vizcaya is committed to providing our visitors with new ways of seeing the historic estate and celebrating artists in honor of James Deering’s tradition as patron of the arts.

Our Contemporary Arts Program (CAP) launched in 2006 as a commission-based exhibition series that provides artists with the creative challenge to develop original, site-specific work in response to a historic site. The program has extended to working with artists in different ways beyond the exhibitions, offering initiatives that connect creative practitioners with the community to create collective public art (PPA) and partnering with universities to provide students the opportunity to explore and experience arts in response to Vizcaya’s spaces or objects (CAP Lab).

Inspired by the dynamic, creative spirit that characterized Vizcaya’s inception 100 years ago, we continue Deering’s legacy and bridge dialogues between the historic and the contemporary.



October 23, 2024 – May 19, 2025