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Vizcaya Programs and Events

Family Program – Trash Talk: the Health of Biscayne Bay
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family Program - Trash Talk: the Health of Biscayne Bay @ Vizcaya Museum and Gardens | Miami | Florida | United States

Join us for the culmination of #BayDrift, year 2! For this culminating program, we’re zooming out to explore the health of Biscayne Bay on a larger scale.  Throughout the gardens, we’ll have stations with community-based organizations, activities to experiment, art-making and more!

More about #BayDrift: Vizcaya is talking trash.  In 2016, Vizcaya approached the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and CARTHE, a team of ocean scientists at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to start a conversation about trash and pollution at Vizcaya.

Together we launched an experiment, The Biscayne Bay Drift Card Study (#BayDrift), to identify the origin of the trash washing up into the basin of the Barge and mangroves around Vizcaya as well as the rest of Biscayne Bay. For the full story, go to

Family Program: Kitchen Botany
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family Program: Kitchen Botany @ Vizcaya Village

Join Vizcaya and Hungry Harvest to explore all the different plant parts that we eat every day. During this family program, we will take a close look at edible roots, stems, leaves and flowers. We will dissect, taste test, breakdown and reassemble; you’ll be surprised at all the delicious things to eat!

Love Lost, Vizcaya featuring IlluminArts
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Love Lost, Vizcaya featuring IlluminArts @ Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Join Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Love Lost, Miami and IlluminArts for an evening designed to stir emotions. Usually typecast as a superficial city, Miami is presented in a new light by Love Lost, Miami though an annual exhibit of objects related to the subject of loss. The exhibit brings forth a deeper aspect of our collective emotional story in a shared moment of release, communal grief, remembrance, recognition, and joy.

On this night, as you are guided through James Deering’s estate, you will encounter ordinary objects from Vizcaya’s collection, objects and stories that belong to Miami natives and that come alive as deeply personal artifacts through their accompanying narratives. The night will culminate with a live performance by IlluminArts, Miami’s Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Series, featuring renowned baritone, Richard Ollarsaba and pianist Gregory Ritchey, in a program of music inspired by the stories of love and loss so beautifully expressed by Love, Lost Miami and Vizcaya.

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