VIZCAYA MUSEUM AND GARDENS ANNOUNCES ITS 2015 WINTER AND SPRING PROGRAMS SCHEDULE

From moonlight garden tours to films to lectures, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens has a program for everyone.

January 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Moonlight Garden Tours

Wednesday, January 7 and Thursday, January 8, 2015

6:00-9:00 pm, Courtyard

Members: $15; Non-members: $20

Experience the gardens transformed by moonlight and enjoy live music. Wine and light refreshments are available for purchase.

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Viewing Vizcaya: The Navigator (1924)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7:00 p.m., Courtyard

Members: $12; Non-members: $18

*Culture Shock Miami

What do you get when you combine Buster Keaton, a deep-sea diving suit, cannibals, spies, foreign intrigue, and a submarine rescue? Arguably one of the best silent comedies ever made.

 

 

 

 

 

Inside Vizcaya: Exploration and Discovery

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

7:00 p.m., Courtyard

Members: Free; Non-members: $10

Vizcaya’s owner James Deering loved exploration and navigation, demonstrated by his extensive collection of worldly objects and maps. We’re following in Deering’s footsteps exploring Vizcaya with Curator Gina Wouters, writer Nathaniel Sandler and Game of Thrones cartographer Michael Gellatly. If that wasn’t “insider” enough, we’ll be using a map made by Gellatly, specifically for the evening.

 

 

 

 

 

Inside Vizcaya: Cooking Class with The Naked Bite

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

6:30 p.m., Vizcaya Village

Members: $60; Non-members: $75

Enjoy a three course meal prepared by chefs from The Naked Bite using produce grown on site, explore our vegetable garden and savor a delicious night under the stars.

February 2015 

 

 

 

 

 

Moonlight Garden Tours

Wednesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 5, 2015

6:009:00 p.m., Courtyard

Members: $15; Non-members: $20

Experience the gardens transformed by moonlight and enjoy live music. Wine and light refreshments are available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ConSerVations: Walk and Talk with Historic Landscape Specialist

Sunday, February 8, 2015

10:00–11:30 a.m., Ticket Booth

Members: $7; Non-members: $25

*Includes admission to the estate following the tour.

Take a tour with David Hardy, Historic Landscape Specialist, for insider information about Vizcaya’s gardens and grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viewing Vizcaya: Tony Rome (1967)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

7:00 p.m., Courtyard

Members: $12; Non-members: $18

*Culture Shock Miami

Frank Sinatra stars as Tony Rome, a tough Miami Private Investigator, hired by a local millionaire (who happens to live at Vizcaya!) to find his daughter’s stolen jewelry. In the process Rome takes us on a tour of Miami’s landmarks as they were in the 60s.

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Arts Program (CAP): Lost Spaces Artist Workshop

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

6:00 p.m., Ticket Booth

Free

Vizcaya is seeking local artists to create site–specific original artwork as part of the “Discovering Lost Spaces and Stories” Contemporary Arts Program (CAP). This workshop will cover the project’s conceptual framework and is designed to orient artists who are interested in learning more or applying. Included will be a look at the estate’s proposed installation sites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vizcaya Village Open House

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Noon4:00 p.m., Vizcaya Village

Free

Take a tour of the Vizcaya Village, learn about future plans, visit the pilot vegetable garden and participate in activities for all ages.

 

March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Moonlight Garden Tours

Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, 2015

6:009:00 p.m., Courtyard

Members: $15; Non-members: $20

Experience the gardens transformed by moonlight and enjoy live music. Wine and light refreshments are available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ConSerVations: Vizcaya to Virginia Key

Sunday, March 15, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Vizcaya Garage, Free

*Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; helmets and water bottles are required. Snacks or a picnic lunch is encouraged.

Take a bike ride from Vizcaya to Virginia Key with leaders from the Everglades Bicycle Club.  This easy, seven-mile ride is designed for riders of all ages and abilities and celebrates Miami-Dade County’s Bike 305 Month, highlighting all sorts of sights you could never see by car – including an inside look at the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science’s restoration efforts on Virginia Key!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Arts Program (CAP): Lost Spaces Artist Workshop – Part II

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

6:00 p.m., Ticket Booth

Free

This is the second of two workshops in the Lost Spaces series, orienting interested local artists to our 2016-2017 CAP project.  Part I in February covers the conceptual framework of the project, while Part II provides an in-depth look at the logistical components of Lost Spaces and creating contemporary work at Vizcaya.

 

April 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moonlight Garden Tours

Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2, 2015

6:009:00 p.m., Courtyard

Members: $15; Non-members: $20

Experience the gardens transformed by moonlight and enjoy live music. Wine and light refreshments are available for purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ConSerVations: Miami’s Original Farm Stand

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

6:30 p.m., Vizcaya Village

Members: $7; Non-members: $25

Almost 100 years ago, long before the Farmer’s Market craze, Vizcaya’s Village had a farm stand, selling the farm’s extra produce, dairy and eggs to the local community.  Join us to get more acquainted with the prototype by exploring Miami’s long history of urban agriculture and touring our kitchen garden and historic farm village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside Vizcaya: Museum Forensics

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

6:30 p.m., Courtyard

Members: Free; Non-members: $10

Museum work is like being a sleuth. Over the course of history, objects from Vizcaya have been removed and objects that didn’t start at Vizcaya showed up. So what happens when pieces that were originally at Vizcaya aren’t here anymore? We go on the hunt!  Join us to hear more about how we tracked down information, followed the leads, and negotiated some safe returns!

 

 

 

 

 

 

ConSerVations: Trash Detectives

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

6:30p.m., Courtyard

Members: $12 adults, $3 children 6-12; Non-members: $18 adults, $6 children 6-12

*Culture Shock Miami

If you’ve been anywhere along Miami’s shoreline, you know there’s a ton of trash washing up; Vizcaya is no exception.  Imagine our surprise when we realized that we were becoming detectives, as we tried to figure out where the trash comes from and how to stop it.  Join us this Earth Day for some trash talk, brain dumps and a (surprisingly) good time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside Vizcaya: Readings with O, Miami Poetry

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

6:00 p.m., Courtyard

Members: $12; Non-members: $18

O, Miami Poetry is bringing the Miami Poetry Month celebrations to Vizcaya with readings from three distinguished poets: Frank Bidart, whose storytelling makes you long to know what happens to his poor, doomed characters; Chase Twichell will read his work, inspired by our beloved South Florida landscape; and Peg Boyers will share excerpts from her latest book of poetry inspired, much like Vizcaya, by Venice.

 

May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

ConSerVations: Walk and Talk with Chief Horticulturist in observation of National Public Gardens Day

Saturday, May 9, 2015

10:00–11:30 a.m., Ticket Booth

Members: $7; Non-members: $25

*Includes admission to the estate following the tour.

Walk and talk with Ian Simpkins, Vizcaya’s Chief Horticulturist, as he shares the history of the estate’s gardens and grounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through May 2015

Tea on the Terrace

Sundays, through May 10, 2015

1:004:00 p.m., Vizcaya Café and Shop presented by A Joy Wallace Catering, Design and Special Events

Signature Tea: $12, includes Vizcaya Tapestry Tea, freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jam.

High Tea: $20, includes Vizcaya Tapestry Tea, freshly baked scones, clotted cream, jam, three gourmet spreads and assorted breads.

Spend an afternoon on Vizcaya’s North Terrace, sipping tea and enjoying the picturesque view of Biscayne Bay. For more information, call 305-856-8189. Separate admission to Vizcaya required.

 

Programs
All programs and offerings are subject to change or cancellation and certain areas of the museum and gardens may be closed for conservation or reinstallation without advanced notice. Vizcaya regrets any inconvenience to its visitors.

Culture Shock
Vizcaya reserves a limited number of tickets to selected events for Culture Shock Miami, a program of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs designed to introduce this next generation of audience members to live arts and cultural experiences at the age when they are beginning to make their own decisions about entertainment options. For just $5, high school and college students (ages 13-22) can visit Vizcaya with a guest.

Access
For a sign-language interpreter or any other accessibility accommodation for a Vizcaya program, contact Jessica Aguilar at jessica.aguilar@vizcaya.org or305-250-9133 at least five business days in advance of the program.

Join and Support
Vizcaya members enjoy a number of benefits including free daily admission for 12 months, discounts and much more. Contact Member Services atmembership@vizcaya.org or 305-860-8417, for more information.

Acknowledgments
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens’ programs are made possible with the support of The Vizcayans, The Batchelor Foundation, Inc.; Carlos A. Cordeiro; the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation; the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

About Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history and the environment. Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in United States history, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built lavish estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe.

Vizcaya features a Main House, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, the Vizcaya Café and Shop presented by A Joy Wallace Catering, Design and Special Events, and a historic village that will be restored for additional venues for programs and community outreach.Located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, between Brickell Avenue and Coconut Grove, Vizcaya is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.vizcaya.org, connect  , or call 305-250-9133.


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