Vizcaya Annual Report 2021-2022


Preserving Vizcaya’s cultural and environmental resources to engage people in connecting with the past, understanding the present and shaping the future.


Vizcaya is an enduring, inclusive and innovative place that inspires people to embrace the cultural vitality and environmental sustainability of the world around us.


• Equity & Inclusion: We welcome, respect and treat fairly people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and needs. • Social Responsibility & Relevance: We are committed to supporting the needs and interests of our local community. • Collaboration & Innovation: We value the opinions of others, we embrace creativity and new ideas and we pursue them with rigor and purpose. • Preservation & Resiliency: We protect, maintain and enhance Vizcaya’s cultural resources in an evolving context and climate. • Environmental Sustainability: We prioritize environmental responsibility in our operations and programs. • Integrity: We are transparent, responsible and reliable. • Financial Sustainability: We ensure Vizcaya’s financial health by stewarding its finances through broad-based and diversified support.


Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a breathtaking Gilded Age estate on Biscayne Bay, surrounded by ten acres of formal gardens, a mangrove shoreline and rockland hammock. Built by American businessman James Deering (1859–1925) and owned by Miami-Dade County, Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark and accredited museum that serves nearly 300,000 visitors each year through inclusive and innovative programs. Vizcaya is cultural hub for locals who want to learn, grow and connect in a setting that is truly “Miami’s home.” Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has managed the Vizcaya estate in a public-private partnership with Miami-Dade County since 2017.

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