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Art Works in Miami

January 27, 2010
Washington, DC


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This coming Monday, February 1, Rocco will leave behind the monumental architecture of the nation's capital to immerse himself in the pioneering design world of Miami.

Over the course of his day-long visit the NEA Chairman will visit some of the country's most innovative projects and programs using architecture and design to create and sustain livable communities: sites include the Design and Architecture Senior High School, De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, the Little Haiti Cultural Center, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, and the construction site for the New World Symphony.

Assisting in the tour will be an all-Metro cast of local artists and patrons, designers, architects, business and real estate leaders, and planners.

Bringing Rocco's whirlwind day into focus will be an afternoon roundtable discussion, ?Greater Miami ? A New Cultural Capital Shaped by Design, Architecture and Arts Pioneers," hosted at The Wolfsonian?Florida International University (along with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs), followed by a reception with the local arts community.

We'll have some great follow-up. Stay tuned.

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