BLACK ART IN AMERICA at THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU (Discussions and Reception)
Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PST)
Miami Beach, FL
Saturday, December 8th
Sponsored in part by Black Art In America, NRM Studio-Lab Projects & Harlem Brewing Company
FRESH PERKED COFFEE™ (MIAMI BEACH)
PERKULATOR Discussions & Performances™ and Royal Vanguard™ Art Benefit Reception at: WOLFSONIAN-FIU MUSEUM
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 (Full Day with two Discussions including Reception, (10:30am -- 5:30pm)
Discussions For The Collector
Saturday, December 8th, (morning session -- 10:30am)
Discussions for the Collector -- PATRON OF THE ARTS (Part 1): African-American Power Collectors and The Art of Collecting -- COLLECTOR'S BREAKFAST with Patric McCoy, Art Collector and Co-Founder of Diasporal Rhythms in Chicago. McCoy, dubbed a 'heavyweight collector' by the Wall Street Journal, shares his philosophy on identifying emerging talent, the growing value of our collections and what Chicago collectors are doing that's so different. Hosts: Black Art In America (BAIA) Mobile Media Lounge™ and The Wolfsonian-FIU.
Saturday, December 8th, (afternoon session --1:00pm)
Discussions for the Collector -- PATRON OF THE ARTS (Part 2): The Wonderful World of the African-American Collector (moving forward into 2013) -- A group discussion with Collectors. Guests include, Artist, Collector and Founder of Black Art In America, Najee Dorsey, Collector and Miami Art Museum Trustee, Antonia Williams-Gary, and Special Guests. Hosts: Black Art In America (BAIA) Mobile Media Lounge™, Black Art In Miami and The Wolfsonian-FIU.
Saturday, December 8th, (3:00pm)
Black Art in America (BAIA) in association with NRM Studio-Lab Projects and Harlem Brewing Company honors and recognizes artists and collectors. Blackartinamerica.com showcases the best in visual arts from Faith Ringgold, Otto Neals, Mr. Imagination and Louis Delsarte. BAIA presents the, Royal Vanguard™ Art Benefit with selections from masters and emerging artists made available online through blackartinamerica.com to support the mission of Black Art In America -- to document, preserve and promote the contributions of the African-American Arts Community.
Hosts: Black Art In America (BAIA) Mobile Media Lounge™, Black Art In Miami and The Wolfsonian-FIU. For more information please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org / Join Black Art In America at www.blackartinamerica.com. Hosts: BAIA Mobile-Media Lounge™ with WOLFSONIAN-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Black Art in America (BAIA,) is the leading global social network & resource for African American visual artists, collectors, industry leaders, and arts enthusiasts. BAIA's mission to document, preserve and promote the contributions of the African-American arts community. BAIA reaches an engaged audience of art and cultural enthusiasts worldwide including seasoned and new collectors, private dealers, gallery owners, art aficionados, global travelers and market influencers who use the BAIA site to view art, communicate and network with colleagues, discuss relevant topics and search BAIA's industry information to expand on their knowledge base in the areas of art, culture, design, luxury and travel. Join Black Art in America by registering at www.blackartinamerica.com. On Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackArtInAmerica.
The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.
The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6-12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. The museum is open daily from noon-6 p.m.; Friday from noon-9 p.m.; and closed on Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at www.wolfsonian.org for further information.