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The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month



To kick off National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed annually from September 15 through October 15, the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) is pleased to offer a robust series of education and public programming throughout the month of September.


MOCA’s September programming includes:


MOCA miniMakers: National Hispanic Heritage Month | Saturday, Sept. 3, 2 – 4 p.m.


· Details: MOCA is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting artist Frida Kahlo who is known for her many portraits, self-portraits and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Participants will paint their own self-portraits celebrating their heritage. MOCA miniMakers is MOCA’s free and inclusive series of art workshops for children ages six and up. Children will have access to a variety of art techniques, as well as an inclusive curriculum incorporating step-by-step guides, STEAM activation and creative free play. Taught by experienced artists and sponsored by the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency, MOCA miniMakers aims to foster an accessible spirit of learning through the arts.

· Cost: Free

· RSVP: For more information, please click here.


Sunday Stories: “Where Are You From” by Yamile Saied Méndez and Jaime Kim | Sunday, Sept. 4, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


· Details: MOCA is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by reading “Where Are You From?” written by Yamile Saied Méndez and illustrated by Jaime Kim. When a girl is asked where she’s from, where she’s really from, none of her answers seems to be the right one until she asks her loving Abuelo for help. After the reading, participants are invited to create their own watercolor paintings of where they are from. Sponsored by the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency, this early childhood art series engages toddlers and fosters reading, motor skill development and socialization. MOCA Sunday Stories is a great way for children to bond with their parents or guardians as they create together.

· Cost: Free

· RSVP: For more information, please click here.


MOCA Makers: Printmaking | Saturday, Sept. 10, 1 – 3 p.m.


· Details: MOCA Makers is a series of adult art workshops which bring forward an artistically interested public to work with and learn from local artists in South Florida. Topics such as figure drawing, printmaking and portrait painting are hosted for all levels of participants. Art Packs are available for purchase from the MOCA Shop. This September, participants will be studing Printmaking with artist and educator, Vinicius De Oliveira. MOCA Makers courses are made possible with support from the North Miami CRA.

· Cost: Free

· RSVP: For more information, please click here.


Jazz at MOCA Featuring Dante Vargas | Friday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.


· Details: “Jazz at MOCA” is MOCA’s free outdoor concert series in-person on the last Friday of every month. On Friday, Sept. 30, MOCA is pleased to present Dante Vargas. He was born in Peru in Trujillo, where he started to explore the infinite world of music as a trumpet player. This would later take him to visit some of the most well-known stages in the world. His professional career started from a very early age in Colombia, a country that welcomed him with open arms and to which he is deeply thankful. Colombia is where he formed his family and professionally got the chance to work with world-renowned artists such as Fruko y sus Tesos, La Sonora Dinamita, El Grupo Gale, Los Titanes, Grupo Niche, El Combo De Las Estrellas, El Tropicombo and many more. Vargas takes pride in being part of their recordings, which he is doing with La Sonora Carruseles, to which he is a producer and musical director.

· Cost: Jazz at MOCA is free and open to the public. The gallery is open to view MOCA’s current exhibition, “My Name is Maryan,” from 7-10 p.m. with museum admission. Admission to the museum is $10. Admission for students, seniors, and visitors identifying as disabled is $3. Admission is free to MOCA members, children under 12, North Miami residents, city employees, veterans, and caregivers accompanying people who are disabled.

· RSVP: For more information, please click here.


By ML Staff. Image courtesy of MOCA

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