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Art Works in Miami

February 2, 2010
Miami, Florida

Rocco received a warm welcome (pun intended) yesterday as he and NEA Senior Deputy Chair Joan Shigekawa toured Miami, the fifth stop on the national Art Works tour. Focusing on Miami's thriving design culture, stops included the city's renowned Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH), the  New World Symphony campus, and several local arts organizations, including the Little Haiti Cultural Center and the De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space. The chairman also joined local leaders for a roundtable discussion on Miami's architecture and design heritage.

Featuring programs in a range of disciplines, including architecture, industrial design, fine arts, and fashion,  DASH ranks in the top 15 of  U.S. high schools according to the most recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the heart of Miami's design district, the school was the perfect place for the NEA chair to announce the agency's release of a Request for Proposals for a new Art Works logo. Photo by Yamila Lomba


Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrie acted as tour guide as Rocco visited the Little Haiti Cultural Center with Michael Spring, Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs. Photo by Yamila Lomba


New World Symphony President and CEO Howard Herring  showed off the construction site for the Symphony?s new campus, designed by Frank Gehry. The New World Symphony is an orchestral academy that prepares gifted graduates of distinguished music programs for leadership roles in orchestras and ensembles worldwide. Photo by Yamila Lomba


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