Art of Black Miami 2021 Events

Art of Black Miami 2021 Events

Art of Black Miami is a marketing platform and destination driver that showcases the diversity of the visual arts locally, nationally and internationally, celebrating the black diaspora. This initiative organized by the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, Multicultural Tourism & Development Department, highlights the artistic and cultural landscape found in Miami's heritage neighborhoods and communities year-round throughout Greater Miami & Miami Beach.  

During the Art Basel season, art events are activated and rolled out through curated art initiatives organized by art organizations, galleries and spaces in neighborhoods including Historic Overtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana, Opa-locka, Downtown Miami and beyond. Art of Black Miami shows and events offer a unique appeal and cultural aesthetic represented in the artist-run exhibitions, fairs, performances and popup events.  

Art of Black Miami exhibits and art initiatives are represented by significant works from Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and around the globe, creating a platform for emerging,midcareer and master artists to exhibit and showcase their work in various artistic disciplines.  

This initiative celebrates all genres of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, animation, film, printmaking and limited editions, all of the highest quality and available throughout Miami’s rich heritage neighborhoods and communities during Miami Art Week.  


Introspective Noir   

The Haitian Heritage Museum presents "Introspective Noir" a group exhibition featuring works by renowned artists Addonis Parker and Pierre Jean Baptiste. The show presents contemporary works by Afro Caribbean and African American Artists, that circumspect the narratives of identity and reflective themes of self-awareness in our communities. The Museum in collaboration with Sugarcane Magazine will host the inaugural "Black Women in Art: The Noire Perspective." This event will be moderated by Art Critic, Kendra Walker with featured panelist, Melissa Hunter, Founder Editor of SugarCane Magazine, Mikhaile Solomon, Prizm Art Fair, Professor Mikki Taylor, Fine Arts Department Howard University and Yvena Despagne, Art X Ayiti.  

December 2, 2021 through January 31, 2022  

Haitian Heritage Museum  

4141 NE 2nd Ave., Miami 

Dec. 2nd | 6pm to 10pm Opening Day/Art Talk 

Dec. 3 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Black Women in Art: The Noir Perspective 

Wed thru Saturday| 10am to 6pm.| Sunday by Appointment after 1:00pm  


Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art 

Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art celebrates the most recent acquisitions of Jorge M. Pérez Collection, which consists of a sizable selection of international African and African Diaspora artists. The exhibition highlights artists whose works embody the possibilities and complexities of our contemporary moment. Allied with Power showcases a wide range of practices and thematics, including abstraction, representation, politics, spirituality, and race. Collapsing national borders, the artists in the exhibition ally with power, representing a kaleidoscope of voices that declare their authority. 

November 7, 2021 through February 6, 2022  

Perez Art Museum Miami 

1103 Biscayne Blvd. 

11:00am - 6:00pm 

Your Trip To Africa  

Pérez Art Museum Miami presents a large-scale, newly commissioned work by Mokgosi created for the museum’s distinctive 30-foot double-height project gallery. The project centers on the 1966 film Unsere Afrikareise (Our Trip to Africa) by the seminal filmmaker Peter Kubelka. Meleko Mokgosi (b. 1981, Francistown, Botswana; lives in New York) wields the traditions of Western European painting to deliver sharp political critiques relating to the postcolonial condition. Combining a high degree of painterly skill with a poetic, open-ended semiotic approach and a penchant for deep archival research, the artist shines light on some of the complex socioeconomic dynamics that animate contemporary southern Africa. 

Through January 9, 2022   

Perez Art Museum Miami 

1103 Biscayne Blvd. 

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

The Adventures of Bibi & Friends Exhibition 

The Adventures of BIBI & Friends is the story of a fictional character, BIBI, a PR, marketing and hotshot event specialist, who keeps an intriguing social agenda. Her special gift and key to success is the manner in which her clients and their business have a role in her enviable lifestyle. Bibi’s comic books have turned out to be a living history of Miami Beach, from its blooming renaissance in the 1990’s through today. The exhibition is a snapshot of history showcasing a collection of various pages from The Adventures of Bibi & Friends comic book.  

Through December 12, 2021  

HistoryMiami Museum 

101 Flagler Street,  

South Building, Miami 

Corresponds with Museum hours 


Dunns-Josephine Hotel Tour & Wine Tasting 

This guided tour honors the past and takes you on a heritage journey. Here you’ll learn about historic Overtown and The Harlem Renaissance. After your tour you’ll experience wines produced by African American winemakers paired with small bites. 

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

Dunns-Josephine Hotel  

1028 NW 3rd Ave. 

5 p.m. & 8 p.m. Reservations required  

Good Bread Alley  

A Soul Basel Experience paying tribute to the moment in time that helped shape what is known as The Soul of Historic Overtown! "Good Bread Alley" will replicate the culture, highlighting the vibrancy of art, music, food and entrepreneurship! Tour, shop, dine and dance! Eat Good! Feel Good! Good Vibes Only!  

December 4, 2021  

Lil GreenHouse Grill 

1300 NW 3rd Ave. 

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Soul Basel 2021 Open Air Art Village & Exhibition 

The Soul Basel Open-Air Art Village is presented by the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc., in conjunction with "If These Streets Could Talk: An Historic Exploration of Black Miami" exhibit. The exhibit explores the origins of the city, the development of Colored Town and its heyday, & the stories of the people who lived here. The Soul Basel Open-Air Art Village will be on the beautiful piano key plaza of the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex where featured artists will showcase and sell their artwork.  

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex 

819 NW 2nd Ave. 

Dec 1| 7pm to 12am; Dec 2-4 |10am to 12am; Dec 5 |12pm - 4 pm 

In Motion: The African American Migration Experience 

The exhibit is a part of the Black Archives permanent collection and was originally exhibited in 2006 in partnership with the Schomburg Museum and the New York Public Library. 

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

Historic D.A. Dorsey House Museum 

250 NW 9th Street 

Dec 1| 7pm to 12am; Dec 2-4 |10am to 12am; Dec 5 | 12pm - 4 pm 

Our Voice Matters 

URGENT, Inc. presents "Our Voice Matters," a multi-media youth art showcase. The event will feature young creatives leading a Comic Art Talk, Student Film Panel, Short Film Screenings, Youth Artpretrepreneurship Showcase, and Quick Draw Station.  

December 3, 2021  

1951 NE 7th Avenue 

Hours: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Point Comfort Art Fair and Show 

Hampton Art Lovers presents Point Comfort Art Fair and Show in Historic Overtown  at the Historic Ward Rooming House. Point Comfort Art Fair and Show comprises an art exhibition, video installations on the exterior walls and Indaba Lounge Series behind the gallery in our garden. Point Comfort Art Fair 2021 will feature HBCU Exhibit SHOWCASE “Atlanta Annuals, In Search of Black Excellence in Art (1940-1970),” curated by Hampton Art Lovers from the Clark Atlanta Art Museum. These collections provide a rich resource for the study of African American art, yet many also possess a diverse array of nineteenth and twentieth-century American art. The show will include the works of contemporary artists: Basil Watson, Athlone Clark, Varnette Honeywood, Ernie Barnes and many others. 

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

Historic Ward Rooming House  

249 NW 9th Street  

11 a.m. – p.m. 

The Urban Experience 

The Urban Experience is a 5-day African inspired artistic medley that features over 20 visual and performing artists, both local and from across the U.S.  Designed to celebrate the history and creativity of trail blazing community contributors. Each day will highlight unique aspects of Africa and the diaspora. From the live murals of Historic Overtown icons like Clyde Killens, Afro-futuristic fashion show by Africoco, live performances, and the afrobeat pumping sounds of DJ 

H2 and DJ Fly Guy.  

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021 

The Urban, 1000 NW 2nd Avenue 

Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 a.m. 


The 5th Annual Art, Blues & Soul Festival 

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents the 5th annual “Art, Blues & Soul Festival” during Art Basel Miami Beach weekend. The event, headlined this year by Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele, is an annual event that celebrates the arts, sounds, and flavors of Black Miami. Other performances will include R&B and soul artist Jon B, and soul singer Glenn Jones. Some Miami talents will include Courtney Mickens and The Harden Project and the event will be hosted by Chello (BET’s Comicview) and DJ Chico the Leo. Local pop-up visual art and vendors will also be available.   

December 4, 2021  

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center,  

6161 NW 22nd Avenue 

Hour: 3 pm 

Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color

This inaugural event takes place during Art Basel Miami Beach. It represents “Art of Times” by focusing on relevant topics. An innovative art exhibition showcasing artists that capture the heartbeat of our society. Featuring artists that have their finger on the pulse of pop culture, who through their creative lens, shed light on poignant matters and inspire change. The show is headlined by South African artist Johnathan Schultz as he launches his much-anticipated exhibition, 'Out of the Darkness.' Johnathan draws inspiration from one of his heroes, Nelson Mandela and will include works that have never been created before, with artifacts from Mr. Mandel's time being imprisoned on Robben Island, South Africa. Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color will showcase a unique multicultural collaboration of artists from around the globe. Some Miami-based artists will include Addonis Parker who will be producing new works, Cornelius Tulloch and 2021 Youngarts Award winner Jalynn McDuffy. Le Art Noir, Diversity in Color,  supported by OneUnited Bank will challenge the boundaries on issues that plague today’s society. The moving program reveals past controversies and focuses on opening the minds of viewers to look at diversity from a different perspective.  

December 2, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center 

6161 NW 22nd Avenue 

Hour: 12pm - 6pm 


8th Annual Art Beat Miami Art Fair 

Art Beat Miami is an experience of art, cultural exchange, food, fashion, and music inspired by Haiti and artists worldwide. During Art Basel/Miami Art Week, the Little Haiti community invites you to discover multidisciplinary works of art by internationally recognized artists virtually.  Enjoy live music, food, mural exhibitions, fashion shows, special events, and conversations with artists. Art Beat Miami’s gallery will be accessible at the Caribbean Market Place as well as online, showcasing the works of more than 30 emerging and renowned local and international artists and celebrities. 

Hybrid Gallery Exhibition, Opening Reception and Preview Party: 

Wednesday, December 1 | 6 PM 

Opening Reception/Preview Party 

December 2 | 6 pm 

Conversations with the artists 

Sip & Paint 

December 3 |7 PM 

Spice it Up! Miami 

December 4 | 12 PM 

Chefs of the Caribbean Celebrity Brunch 

Sew Artsy (Art on Catwalk) 7 PM 

December 5 | 7 PM 

Poetic Lakay 

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

Caribbean Marketplace 

5925 NE 2nd Avenue 

Hour: 6 pm onward 

Art of Her: A Journey Into The Mind of a Woman  

Art of Her: A journey into the mind of a woman is an exhibit that displays the creativity of female artists and creatives. this is a four-day female-led cultural arts festival. The event will include artist talk and interviews, A fashion show, Live performances, Female owned business pop-up shops, A brunch and live mural paintings of the exterior of the building. There will also be artist live presentations and paintings.  

December 2, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

300 NW 54th Street 

Hour: 12:00 pm - 12 am  

I Love You In My Silence - A Zeek Mathias Film 

On Sunday, December 5th, we will premiere the short film I Love You In My Silence at the Cultural Center. In this film, Zeek explores the oddities of love by questioning one’s willingness to sacrifice self. What if to meet the person that you are madly in love with, you had to go through a portal and that portal is death? The odd thing is that there is no guarantee that once you go through the portal that the person will be there. The evening begins with entertainers, followed by a conversation with the director and actors. The event will kick-off on December 2nd, with an art exhibition in the mezzanine.

December 5, 2021  

Little Haiti Cultural Center 

260 NE 59th Terrace 

Hour: 4:00 - 7:00 pm 

MUCE Arts & Culture Festival  

This festival is a 4-day celebration of the African Diaspora art & cultural heritage happening during Miami Art Week at the MUCE CAMPUS, located at 246 NW 54th Street, Miami 33127. The featured Art Exhibition: Dispersed offers an artistic reverence to those that have paved the way for us; this exhibit is an astounding celebration of Black Excellence & resilience. Dispersed is curated by Bart Mervil at the MUCE Campus. This exhibition is a part of the MUCE Arts & Culture Festival.  

December 2, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

MUCE Campus 

246 NW 54th Street 

Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 


9th Annual Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival 

Umbrellas of Little Havana Art Festival is a 3-day gathering of local artists of all mediums and genres coming together to celebrate the arts in South Florida under amazing hand painted patio umbrellas. ULH is a family friendly, festival in the skirts of iconic Little Havana. The festival will feature 40 artists exhibiting their work under hand painted patio umbrellas. We enjoy a children's booth, authors, musicians, dancers and so much more.  

December 3, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

Futurama1637 SW 8 Street 

Hours: 10 a.m - 5 p.m. 


AfriKin Art Fair 2021: The Fire Next Time 

The AfriKin Art Fair 2021 explores the literary work of James Baldwin “The Fire Next Time” (1963) for a way out of the turbulences of a still young century. The 2021 AfriKin annual exhibition rereads the process of reconstructing what it means to be human away from the mad construct of “life unworthy of life”. AfriKin program brings a group of artists who defied their otherness to enter the realm of mainstream art, not only to lay their historic claim on it, but also to challenge the framework which defines and polices its boundaries.  

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

The Glassbox Miami Ironside 

7610 NE 4th Court 

Hour: 10 A.M. onward 

We Are Who We Are 

We Are Who We Are at Griots Gallery in Little Haiti, features originals by the legendary living artist Frank Frazier alongside emerging black fine & craft artists. Frank Frazier has always been a staple in the mentorship lane for black artists across the nation, encouraging them to share their art with the world. We Are Who We Are is a family friendly outdoor event where serious collectors and joyful appreciators alike can come out to interact with & support the artists.  

December 3, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

Griots Gallery, 8260 NE 2nd Avenue 

Hour: Friday Dec. 3 |1pm-8pm | Saturday Dec. 4 |10am-8pm | Sunday Dec. 5| 10am-1pm 

Opening Friday, December 3, 2021 


Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies at ARTECHOUSE Miami

Inspired by the idea of aṣẹ, the West African concept relating to our power to produce change, "Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies" celebrates the historical, social, and cultural aspects of the Black experience through the perspective of artists Vince Fraser and Ursula Rucker. Employing unique applications of audio-visual, interactive technologies and boundary-pushing techniques to broadcast the frequencies of Fraser’s core concepts out into the world, "Aṣẹ: Afro Frequencies" considers historical frameworks reimagined, brought to life in a new digital performance context. The immersive multi-sensory show is the latest in the ARTECHOUSE series of collaborations with some of the leading digital and performance artists.  

May 17 – December 5, 2021 

Artechouse Miami 

736 Collins Avenue 

Hours: Mon & Thur 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.  

FRI 2 2p.m. – 10 p.m.  

SAT & SUN 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Celebration of Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is the first Afro-American international star, a French-American icon, a great humanist, and a true symbol of the fight for equality and the advancement of civil rights in the United States of America. Miami communities and artists will celebrate her during a one-night only special event that will gather local leaders, artists, musicians, and dancers. 

November 28, 2021  

The National Hotel  

1677 Collins Avenue 

Hours: 7 p.m.  


Art on the Plaza: Najja Moon 

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to present its most recent Art on the Plaza commission, Reading Reflections by Miami-based artist Najja Moon. With this work, Moon explores themes of reflection and self-empowerment through a human-scale intervention jutting out from MOCA’s plaza. The materiality of the sculpture, primarily fabricated from dichroic glass, creates a prismatic light effect where the viewer can 

simultaneously look through and see themselves reflected in the oil-slick surface. Etched upon the large slab pitched at a steep angle leading up from the viewer’s feet is a drawing by Moon. Her signature writhing line and enigmatic symbolism, arrows, and flow lines at first seem to indicate an encrypted set of dance instructions. 

Through December 31, 2021  

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 

770 NE 125TH Street 

Hour: All day 

My Name Is Maryan  

My Name is Maryan—a monographic presentation of four decades of paintings, sculptures, drawings and film by the iconoclastic, ground-breaking Polish-born artist Maryan. My Name Is Maryan seeks to build kinship with Maryan’s story and Miami’s diverse and thriving immigrant community. The exhibition will be accompanied by a robust series of education and public programming in partnership with national organizations such as the Human Rights Watch,and feature additional reflections from the arts and local community: Curator and art historian Dr. Erica Moiah James (University of Miami) and Holocaust scholar Oren Baruch Stier (Florida International University). The exhibition will also be activated throughout Miami Art Week. 

Through March 20, 2022  

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 

770 NE 125th Street 

Hours: Sun – Tues | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Weds.| 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Thursday | 10 a.m – 5 p.m. | Thur. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Public Reception)  

Fri -Sat| 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 


Casting Shadows | Framing History 

Casting Shadows | Framing History is a contemporary response to ideas about black victimhood. The artists seek out counter-narratives to media representations to address the emotional injury caused by racial bias and discrimination. They appropriate, distort, and collage fragments of their personal histories together with fantasies to reimagine different accounts of black struggle and identity. The exhibition features artists Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, Carrington Ware and is curated by Tumelo Mosaka. 

November 29, 2021 through December 4, 2021  

The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave. 

Hours: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Miami Art Week Kick-off Art Talk + Open Spin  

Old school media collides for an evening of music, memories and art. Dust off your vinyl records for an Open Spin with Vinyl Social Club featuring vintage soul and hip-hop samples. Meet artists Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, and Carrington Ware whose films inspired by archival footage are found in the exhibition “Casting Shadows | Framing History”. Bring your own retro slides, negatives and photos for a hands-on projection workshop presented by Media + Archive Studies Miami. Complete your night with a walking tour of “Opa-locka Light District”. 6 PM - Open Spin with Vinyl Social Club. BYO vintage soul records. 6:15 PM - Walking Tour of Opa-locka Light District 7 PM - Art Talk with Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Terence Price II, and Carrington Ware Ongoing - Projection workshop with Media + Archive Studies Miami. BYO retro photos, slides and negatives. 

November 29, 2021  

The ARC (Arts & Recreation Center) 

675 Ali Baba Avenue 


Hours: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Opa-locka Light District Walking Tour  

Created by Opa-locka Community Development Corporation and O, Miami, the Opa-locka Light District is a series of nine poems projected onto the streets, sidewalks, and buildings along Opa-locka Boulevard. Each poem was written by an Opa-locka resident and is projected using specifically-designed outdoor projectors created by Maker Faire Miami and Moonlighter Maker Lab. 

November 29, 2021 through December 4, 2021  

Historic Hurt Building 

490 Opa-locka Blvd. 

Hours: 6.p.m. – 7 p.m. 



Pigment International (Chicago) will be joining Golden Galleries (Colorado) for an exhibition at one of the leading contemporary art shows in the country, Spectrum Miami. Pigment International will highlight both Black Masters and contemporary Black Fine Art including works by Richard Mayhew Charly Palmer, Kerry James Marshall, Najee Dorsey, Dana Todd Pope, Kevin Nance-West, Heather Polk and Thomas E. Lockhart III. On December 4th they will host a meet and greet and conversation with artist, sculptor and poet Gerald Griffin. Gerald will discuss the creation of his recent works, sculptures of former President Barack Obama and Vice President Kamala Harris.                              

December 1, 2021 through December 5, 2021  

Spectrum Miami, Wynwood 

2217 NW 5th Ave., NW 22nd Street 

December 1 | 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | VIP/Press Preview 

6 p.m. – 9 pm.| Opening Night Preview 

December 4 | 2 p.m. Pigment Salon Talk 


Miami MoCAAD #Creative Conversation Celebrating Afro-Latinx Heritage

Miami MoCAAD's creative conversation, which kicks off Art Miami week, will explore drivers of Afro-Latinx arts and culture that have often been in the shadows or the margins. This community dialogue celebrates Afro-Latino diasporic culture and contributions to the arts landscape and uncovers hidden histories of the Americas that influenced identities and creative expression. 

November 28, 2021 

Virtual Event  

4 P.M. – 5:30 PM 

Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator Virtual Art Fair 

The show presents Diaspora voices who challenge social justice, celebrate identities, and reactivate communities through art and scholarship.  

Through January 15, 2022                                                               

Virtual Event at


Prizm Art Fair 2021

Dedicated to exhibiting international artists from the African Diaspora – Prizm 2021 returns with its ninth edition featuring a virtual fair entitled Points of Contact. Curated by Mikhaile Solomon, Points of Contact, through the works presented, will explore answers to the questions central to Black Existentialism. Prizm 2021’s Gallery Program will include an international roster of acclaimed galleries from locales including Ethiopia, Jamaica, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States. Exhibition presentations by each gallery will reflect this year’s curatorial focus "Points of Contact" through a selection of works from various media including photography, video installation/new media, drawings, paintings, and mixed media/collage. Prizm 2021 will also host a series of panel discussions in persons and live stream at Red Rooster Overtown. PRIZM Art Fair 2021 will be available for online viewing through the PRIZM website and  

November 24th -December 19th  

VIP Preview November 24 to 30 

Nov 30th PRIZM PREVIEW for registered Patrons at Red Rooster Miami (920 NW 2nd Ave.)  

December 3rd and 4th PRIZM's Panel Talks at Red Rooster Miami (920 NW 2nd Ave.) 

Virtual & In person

12th Annual Art Basel Panel Discussion on Contemporary African Diaspora Art 

The 12th Annual Art Basel Panel Discussion will feature leading voices in the Global African Diaspora visual arts community. This year’s panelists will include African American Art Critic and Cultural writer, Julie Walker, Gus Casely Hayford, British Ghanaian, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Helina Mataferia, Ethiopian American artist and Associate Professor of Art History, Brown University, Donna Marie Baptiste, Caribbean American Curator and Film producer, Adding to the conversation this year will be two young innovative and emerging leaders in the global African Diaspora art market, Nigerian American Art Advisor and Blogger, Adefola Adenugba, and London based Nigerian artist and filmmaker, Femi Bajulaye. This year’s event will focus on Contemporary African Diaspora Art in the age of COVID-19, The Black Art Market in 2021., The rise of Contemporary Black Aesthetic and culture, Afrofuturism, and The Global African Diaspora Renaissance Movement. 

December 5, 2021  

Live Streamed: Facebook, Clubhouse, and Youtube  

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


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