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Spectral Vizcaya: an evening of illumination

$10

Apparitions repopulate Vizcaya for a festive night of phantom memories that return for a winter party. Illuminations on the house, throughout the garden and in the bay bring to life the history of Vizcaya as visions of light. Guests are invited to dress in their finest tropical winter wear and meet the spirits of Vizcaya for this one-night-only event!

During ​Spectral Vizcaya​, the museum’s exterior spaces host sculptures, projections, and performances that visualize the estate’s history through character sketches. An illuminated gondola floats in Biscayne Bay, James Deering’s nieces perch in the gardens, and a team of smugglers infiltrate the grounds. Meanwhile, projections on the house and in a garden theater create colorful images that retell stories from the early days. Stained glass, analog projection machines, LEDs, and lights create a luminous atmosphere for the audience to explore. Become a part of the show as your shadows meld with projections, and children carry lanterns along the path.

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General Public | $10-$22
Vizcaya Members | $5-$10

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ART-MAKING WORKSHOPS | February 20-21, 2021

February 20 Workshop | $18 per person

Drop in on the Saturday February 20 at 10:00 a.m. to create an ornamental theater frame. No specific art skills required!

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February 21 Workshop | FREE with online registration

Make your own lantern with artist Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo on Sunday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

All participants to Sunday workshops will also receive a FREE ticket to attend the Spectral Vizcaya performance on February 26.

About the Artist:

Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo is the lead artist, working closely with Vizcaya’s staff throughout conceptualization and implementation. Duncan-Portuondo is a Coconut Grove native, and worked with the Processional Arts Workshop in 2016 and 2017 PPA programs as the project assistant. Duncan-Portuondo creates lyrical environments that negotiate public identity and hidden histories. Committed to advancing the history of stained glass, he has developed analog projection techniques using the brilliantly colored medium to create live animation performances. He works collaboratively through workshops, and alongside dancers, musicians, and others. Duncan-Portuondo was commissioned by Vizcaya in 2015 to create a stained glass animation project as part of the ​Fantastical Vizcaya​ Basel Exhibition. Learn more about his work through his website, www.duncan-portuondo.com

Spectral Vizcaya is made possible with the support of the Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, The Danielson Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

To promote inclusion for all, Vizcaya ensures that all community programs, after-hour and weekend events for locals, feature activities that are physically accessible to all visitors. While not all areas of the estate are wheelchair accessible, community programs are purposefully located in areas without stairs or that can be accessed via a ramp.

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129 United States
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Website:
www.vizcaya.org

Organizer

Rebecca Peterson
Email:
rebecca.peterson@vizcaya.org

Details

Cost:
$10
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
,
Buy Tickets

Venue

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129 United States
+ Google Map
Website:
www.vizcaya.org

Organizer

Rebecca Peterson
Email:
rebecca.peterson@vizcaya.org