Featured Objects

Let There Be Light

Through the artistic vision of Paul Chalfin, Vizcaya’s Artistic Director, these dragons were converted into electric lights, effectively merging aesthetics with utility. The dragons’...

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Inside Mr. Deering’s Sitting Room

Mr. Deering’s Sitting Room graces the second floor of the Main House with its grandeur. Designed in the neoclassical style, the room exudes symmetry,...

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The Shepherd & The Shepherdess: Rediscovering Romanticism in Art

Introduction to Romanticism Movement During the 18th century, an artistic movement known as Romanticism spread throughout Europe, seeking to evoke an idealized world of...

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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...

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One Hundred Years of Vizcaya’s Gardens

Marine Garden, Peacock Bridge and Wrought-Iron Fence     In 1922, one hundred years ago, James Deering (1859-1925) witnessed the culmination of years in making...

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Vizcaya and Classical Antiquity

Every year, Vizcaya receives thousands of visitors who are intrigued by the array of historical décor and objects of centuries past. Upon entering the...

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The Candelabra gets a Facial

The candelabra found in Vizcaya’s Living Room is an interesting object. It is mainly composed of 11 stackable elements, the oldest of which dates...

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Garden Centennial Brings Back Lost Elements

This is a landmark year for Vizcaya. The museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the formal gardens, which were completed in 1922. While...

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The Making of a Legend: Bel Vizcaino

This larger-than-life stone sculpture dates to the eighteenth century and has been welcoming visitors to the entrance Piazza at Vizcaya since 1916, the year...

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Vizcaya Bell Pulls

Recaptured Memories and Modern Reinterpretations Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya was an exhibition that commemorated Vizcaya’s centennial in 2016 by exploring the history...

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