Black Influence on Miami Art Week

The Magic City returns to the global spotlight next week with the much-anticipated Miami Art Week, running from Nov. 30 to Dec. 4, and this year’s event marks the 20th-anniversary celebration of Art Basel Miami. This is something that has been happening in art fairs and Art Basel in general.”Black-owned galleries such as Macaya Gallery, N’Namdi Contemporary Miami, Art Africa Miami Arts Fair and Amadlozi Gallery have for years given Black artists – emerging and master – the platform and space to exhibit their work, and continue to do so through Miami Art Week. I mean, it can go over your couch but there is a higher purpose than just selling art.”Overtown’s Soul Basel and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) Art of Black Miami programming – both intended to generate more foot traffic and economic investments within communities where Black art is showcased – have also placed a spotlight on the Black artistic community during Miami Art Week in recent years. Though relatively low, the percentage of Black artists in the industry in 2019 was at the highest it had ever been in the last decade. “Black Women in Art Part Deux: The Noire Perspective”Haitian Heritage Museum4141 NE Second Ave., #105CDec. 2, 10-11 a.m.Free; RSVP RequiredHaitianHeritageMuseum.orgPowered by GMCVB’s Art of Black Miami programming, the Haitian Heritage Museum presents the second installment of its “Black Women in Art: The Noire Perspective.” Stichiz, 103.5 The Beat radio personality, will moderate the conversation on how Black women in the arts can create lasting legacies.