THE STORIES OF VIZCAYA

“Our Future’s Heritage” marked a significant event in Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ ongoing commitment to honoring and celebrating diverse cultural traditions. Held in partnership with Voices of the River of Grass, this installment of Vizcaya Late brought Indigenous voices and perspectives to the forefront, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with and learn

Vizcaya is proud to be a place where love blooms. Our visitors have been finding and celebrating love here for decades and we take the time to honor that tradition every February.

Tracing Women in 19th and 20th Century Archival Collections Are you curious about the staff who worked behind the scenes maintaining Vizcaya for James Deering? So are we! Our archives hold thousands of letters, blueprints, financial records and photographs documenting the construction of Vizcaya. While these records hold valuable information on other aspects of Vizcaya,

Summer art-making programs have been a long-standing tradition at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, dating back to the 2016 launch of the museum’s Participatory Public Art (PPA) program. This series was designed to unite the community through artist-led experiences – all for FREE. In the summer of 2023, a new PPA project came to life through

Ah, the 1920’s. A time of glitz and glamor, of jazz and flappers. The decade was known for its wild style, as well as the newfound freedom bestowed upon individuals.. During this era, fashion was daring and beautiful, incorporating unique statement pieces like feather boas, pearls, and even headbands. At Vizcaya, we celebrate the era

If you search Vizcaya on Google Earth, you’ll see a lush green space in the middle of Miami’s urban core. Those 50 acres, part of the original 180-acre James Deering estate, have been preserved as Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, a mix of formal gardens, a rockland hammock, a mangrove shore, and an exquisitely restored historic

The Rich and Forgotten History of Black Coconut Grove podcast is a collaboration between legacy residents of Coconut Grove, a small community in Miami, FL, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Through history, stories of triumph and perseverance and hopes for the future, as told by legacy residents, we’ll learn how heritage is powerful and empowers

Hundreds of Miami-Dade County high schoolers got a breath of fresh air this week, leaving the classroom behind to spend a day with local artists at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on the shores of Biscayne Bay.

Gaston Lachaise Lachaise (1882–1935) joined the Vizcaya project in mid-1920 as the formal gardens were nearing completion. A prominent sculptor, he was commissioned to create sculptural work on top of decorative columns for the Marine Garden. This garden marked the transition from the formal gardens to the more natural and wild Lagoon Gardens that no

In 2018, Vizcaya initiated conversations with Black legacy residents of Coconut Grove about our shared connections to Bahamian heritage. We learned that elderly Grove residents were concerned about recording their history considering both their age and how quickly their neighborhood was changing. As a result of this connection, for three years Vizcaya has been engaged