Resuming Public Tours: In October 2021, we refreshed our public tour program after a hiatus caused by the pandemic, offering four different experiences featuring distinct sections or perspectives of the estate. From October 2021 through September 2022, volunteers and staff facilitated over 750 tours. School Programs: Vizcaya welcomed back students and resumed its offering of complimentary bus transportation and admission for selected Title 1 schools. Thanks to the Janet Traeger Salz Foundation, we launched a new signature school program called “Creative Vizcaya,” which invited local artists to lead high school students in art-making workshops inspired by the estate’s objects, architecture and interior design. Community Partnerships: Vizcaya partners with dozens of local organizations to co-create meaningful programs on culture and the environment for our diverse community. In May 2022, Vizcaya launched a programmatic partnership with the Jack and Jill Foundation, consisting of art- making, live author readings and letter-writing to highlight the importance of storytelling. Performing Arts: Vizcaya deepened its partnership with performing arts presenter Illuminarts. In October 2021, Grammy-awarded artists performed The Turn of the Screw for more than 500 attendees. In 2022, we collaborated with Illuminarts for our annual Participatory Public Art Program, “inYounison,” through which community members attended 12 workshops to write poetry, make music and create fashion for the culminating garden event with more than 770 guest. Contemporary Arts Program: This past year, Vizcaya commissioned Puerto Rican artists Jaime and Javier Suárez Berrocal to create Wish Towers , a site-specific artwork in the gardens. The elegant and environmentally sensitive sculpture opened to the public in the fall of 2022.
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