The STORIES of Vizcaya

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Prominent American artist John Singer Sargent came to Miami in 1917. At Vizcaya, Sargent produced watercolors that captured vistas of the estate along with rare moments and a glimpse of staff leisure that provide a unique record of life at Vizcaya.
Continuing a tradition of community-built immersive art, Processional Arts Workshop (PAW) returned to Vizcaya August 10, 2019, with a lantern parade entitled WEAVE that explored the individual patterns, motifs and textures that come together to create Vizcaya.
James Deering (1859–1925) was a retired millionaire and a bachelor in his early fifties when he undertook the challenge to build an elaborate estate in South Florida—Vizcaya.
Vizcaya’s horticulture staff turned a storm into a silver lining and planted filled the gardens with colorful flowers as part of the replanting efforts following Hurricane Irma.
Vizcaya’s architectural drawings and construction photographs provide essential information about the estate.
Vizcaya has completed treatment of two pairs of ornate metal and glass light fixtures that adorn the south and east façades of the Main House.
Vizcaya's beautiful bayfront estate is a natural for embracing Baynanza, an annual celebration of Biscayne Bay. At Baynanza, people from throughout the community come together to help clean up the bay. For 2019, Vizcaya partnered with Miami-Dade County's Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) to host a student design contest for Baynanza's t-shirt, poster
From 1933 to 1945, during the period of Nazi domination in Germany and World War II, millions of objects of art and cultural property in Continental Europe were unlawfully and often forcibly taken from their owners. Those who lost artworks to Nazi forces included private collectors, victims of the Holocaust, museums and galleries, and religious
Diego Suarez (1888–1974), was born in Bogotà to a Colombian father and an Italian mother. Following the death of his father, Suarez moved to Florence, Italy, with his family. There he studied architecture at the Accademia di Belle Arti (the Italian equivalent of the French École des Beaux Arts). While still a student, he became