2021 - 2022

Nov 2021 - Feb 2022


As part of the ART IN THE COMMUNITY programs, Kendall Art Center will present “Family Ties” Two histories where parents and children have given their energies completely to this vocation, different generations and ways of seeing and expressing, but the same passion and dedication. In a country of diversity, these two unique families raised their children under very different environments and had very different experiences and paths themselves that in the end, always leads to art.

Mar 2022 - May 2022


As part of the WOMAN IN THE ARTS program, Kendall Art Center will present “Women Artists in the Collection,” a selection of contemporary artworks by female artists of the community. This exhibition, curated and moderated by Yuneikys Villalonga, will highlight the tremendous diversity in the Miami Metro area and explore the vibrant artistic energy of women artists from many cultural backgrounds.

May 2022 - July 2022


Kendall Art Center in collaboration with Florida International University and Miami International University of Art & Design will present “Master of Fine Arts” with the aim to promote and launches graduate's student into the contemporary art community. An annual exhibition that allows the Kendall Art Center to celebrate the achievements of the graduating students in the MFA program in local universities. Curated by recent graduates of curatorial studies and museum practices.
Our programs include all year round: Art exhibitions, creative workshops, presentations, lectures, research, art making and guided  tours.

Community Programs

Our programs focus on works of artists in the community. Through art exhibitions, creative workshop, presentations, lectures, research, art making and guided  tours, we hope to encourage close look, foster conversation between students, community and artists.


Art Exhibitions, Creative Workshops, Art Presentations, Art Lectures, Panel Discussions, Meet the Artist, Collection Review and Guided Tours


Art Exhibitions, Art Presentations, Art Lectures, Panel Discussions, Meet the Artist and Guided Tours


Art Exhibitions, Art Presentations, Art Lectures, Panel Discussions, Meet the Artist and Guided Tours


Music Concert and Presentations


Book Presentation, Panel Discussions and Review


Art Exhibitions, Creative Workshops and Book Presentation

Upcoming Events


March 14th - April 28th | 2023NCECA March 12th - March 19th. Cincinnati
Unlikely Assemblages
Within the 57th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference and in collaboration
with Kendall's MoCA-Americas...

May 5th - June 9th | 2023
Rigoberto Mena & Jo Ann Rothschild
Paths of abstraction: Two culturally complementary perspectives
Curated by MoCAA

June 23 - July 21 / 29 | 2023
Alain Pino y Antonio Espinoza. Cuban artists residing in the United States. Miami - New York
From paper to art object: From initial sketches to final work. Observing and analyzing individual work processes
in an exhibition that is both educational and informative.
- 90's Fondos del museo
Curated by Maeva Peraza (Madrid and Jorge Rodriguez MoCAA, kendall, South Florida, USA)

---------------July 10th - August 1th | 2023
---------------Ivonne Ferrer at Marco Island Art Gallery in collaboration with MoCAA

August 4th - September 15th | 2023
Exhibition of Professors of Miami Dade County

October 6 - November 10th | 2023
Florencio Gelabert's solo exhibition at the Temporary gallery, October 6th - November 10th
Sculpture exhibition.
Exhibition of sculptures from the museum's collection and commissioned works for the event by artists residing in South Florida at the Permanent exhibition Space

November 17th - December 1st (15 días)
Raúl Francisco Dorticós. Solo Show in the main hall
Also a Collective exhibition of photographs from the Rodriguez Collection in the permanent exhibition room

November 24th - December 29th | 2023
Venezuelan kinetic art from the 1960s and 1970s
Curated by Ninoska Huerta and MoCAA

December 1th -  January 12th | 2023
Exploring Caribbean idiosyncrasies: the use of satire and humor in Cuban and South Florida artists.
Reynerio Tamayo and Rubén Alpízar.
Also: Paintings by the Cuban artists' generation of the 1980s from the museum's collection in the permanent exhibition room.


January 15th - February 23th
The puddle and the curve: Cuban artists based in Mexico
Curated by David Mateo and MoCAA

March 8th - April 26th | 2024
As part of the Women in Art program
Collective exhibition of women artists from the Americas within the Museum's collection.

May 10th - June 28th | 2024
In collaboration with the Gaea Arte Latinoamericano Foundation and the Oscar Niemeyer Museum of Contemporary Art in Goias, "La sangre en la alguidá: a look from Latin American dirty realism" by artists Pedro Juan Gutiérrez from Cuba and Gerson Fogaca from Brazil will be presented. The Gaea Arte Latinoamericano Foundation is a non-profit organization based in the United States, created in 2018, with the interest of promoting Latin American and Caribbean Art, with a special emphasis on the artistic productions of minority groups and with a focus on racial and gender diversity, and sociological themes related to the protection and conservation of the environment.On its part, the Oscar Niemayer Museum of Contemporary Art in Goias will subsequently exhibit a selection of works by prominent artists residing in South Florida, belonging to the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas in Kendall, in one of its spaces at a date to be determined.

July 12th - August 23th | 2024
Family Ties No. 2. Exploring family influences in the world of art
Sánchez Toledo Family and the Saavedras families.

September 10th - October 31th | 2024
The soul of our soil. Art and spirituality
Art is often associated with spirituality due to its representation of sacred imagery, but this tends to overlook the fact that spirituality is not only limited to religious practices, but can also exist in secular forms. Art provides a means of connection between the heart of the world and the heart of the human being. Body, mind, and soul are expressions of a unified spirit that inhabits the universe and can take on a transcendent quality, shining forth in the small things of life.
The Heart of the World: Art and Spirituality. Group Exhibition from women artists across the United States
Curated by Magdalena Velez and Jorge Rodriguez (R10)

Noviembre 15th - Diciembre 31th | 2024
David Michael Beck Illustration Show
The exhibition will be complemented by the work of two renowned Cuban artists of the same profile: Ciro Quintana and Ruben Torres Llorca. These artists have worked with references from the field of popular comics.
About David Michael Beck
David was born in Springfield, Illinois in the year 1950. His academic training was with Wright State University, The American Academy of Art, and The Chicago Academy of Fine Art.  He resides with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio where he continues to produce uniquely original illustration for a wide range of applications.

January 20th - February 16th | 2025
Crossing the Orinoco
Exploring the work of Venezuelan artists currently residing in South Florida. Group Exhibition
Curated by Juan Henríquez, Lisu Vega and MoCAA

February 17th - March 3th | 2025
Brave Heart.
International exhibition of artists born with disabilities. MoCAA works to showcase the work of artists from Romania, China, and the United States. Curated by Juan Carlos Moya, Madrid and MoCAA.

March 10th - April 28th | 2025
Inside the Women in the Arts Program Show Collective exhibition of international artists from the museum's collection and new acquisitions. Introduction of new artists from Cuba and the rest of the Americas who are beginning to work with MoCAA

May 5th - June 9th | 2025
Presentation of Raúl Cañibano + Hander Lara. Two absolutely different Cuban photographers. Two poetics, two ways of life, two worlds.

Junio 23 - Julio 21th / 29th | 2025
Bajo el sol. Exhibition of collages and sculptures by Spanish artist Carlos Albert.
Exhibition of small-scale sculptures en bronce from the museum's collection in the permanent exhibition room.
Curated by MoCAA Team

August 4th - September 15th | 2025
Exhibition of artworks created by art students in Miami-Dade County.
Curated by MoCAA

October 6 - November 10th | 2025
NFT Project (New Tecnologies in South Miami)
Curated by MoCAA

Noviembre 17 - Diciembre 28
Lam again
Papers, lithographs, and engravings by Wifredo Lam. 57 works that have traveled to different museums around the world will be presented for the first time in South Florida.
Curated by MoCAA

November 24th - December 29th | 2025
Religious art inspired by medieval aesthetics. Post-medieval artists residing in Cuba and South Florida
Curated by MoCAA

Don't miss Patricia Vega's captivating performance at MoCA-Americas

Within the Art & Music program

by Jorge Rodríguez Diez(R10)

February 28, 2023

During the opening of the exhibition 'A mí me manda Carmen', a showcase of Cuban artists paying tribute to the extraordinary creator Carmen Herrera, who passed away just over a year ago in New York City, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas in Kendall will host the talented violinist Patricia Vega González-Piñera.

As part of our Art & Music program, the young artist will share her music with attendees at the exhibition opening. Patricia obtained a Bachelor's degree in Music from the Higher Institute of Art in Havana (ISA) last January, specializing in violin. By then, she had already gained considerable experience in concerts, special events, and studio recordings. With a formidable talent for chamber music and classical music, she already masters the technical aspects of violin performance and is accustomed to eliciting feelings of admiration and respect from audiences.

She was a violinist in a popular music quartet and a violin teacher at the National School of Art in Havana (ENA). Recently, she joined the orchestra of the Mozartian Lyceum of Havana as a violinist. She has provided background music for ballet performances, operas, musical theater, and cabarets. She has recorded music for musicians and artists such as Omara Portuondo, Pancho Amat, Ivette Cepeda, among others. She has participated in concerts in Switzerland, Canada, and France. She currently resides in the United States.

Unlikely Assemblages

Within the 57th annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference and in collaboration with Kendall's MoCA-Americas...

MoCA-Americas Team

February 27, 2023

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is a dynamic, non-profit organization that fosters and maintains a community of ceramic art, teaching, and learning. In addition to deepening knowledge within the field, NCECA expands it by working to cultivate the next generation of ceramic artists and enthusiasts through programming that affects professional artists, K-12 schools, community centers, universities, museums, galleries, businesses, organizations, collectors, and ceramic art enthusiasts. Currently comprising approximately 4,000 members from the United States and more than 20 foreign countries, NCECA reaches thousands of additional people each year through its programs, publications, events, exhibitions, and resources.

The annual NCECA conference features dozens of presenters, demonstrations, networking opportunities, and exhibitions over three and a half days each spring in a different city in the United States every year. The NCECA Board of Directors and Special Appointees review hundreds of session and exhibition proposals collected through open calls for presentations. NCECA-sponsored exhibitions include the NCECA Annual, the Multicultural Fellowship Exhibition, and the NCECA Juried Student Exhibition. In conjunction with NCECA-sponsored exhibitions, the organization also reviews, selects, and promotes nearly 100 concurrent exhibitions in the host region around the annual conference.

Currently, Cincinnati is home to a vibrant creative community of artists, many of whom work with clay. Collectively and individually, they get their hands dirty and shape new worlds. The region's first peoples, belonging to the Eastern Woodlands Indian tribes, revered their ancestors by moving tons of earth great distances to form enormous mounds. In the early 19th century, dozens of brick makers and artisans produced building materials from the clay-rich plains bordering Mill Creek in their own backyards. Later, ceramic artists like Maria Longworth Storer founded Rookwood Pottery after discovering that Ohio Valley clays rivaled those used in the world's finest ceramics.

The Annex Gallery, run by photographer and cultural promoter Jens G. Rosenkrantz, is located within the Pendleton Art Center in the Annex Building. It has 4,000 square feet where it hosts timely and socially relevant exhibitions of local and international artists. Since 2017, they have maintained a vibrant exchange project with Cuban artists, and many of them have exhibited at the gallery in recent years. Now, in collaboration with MoCA-Americas, they will exhibit the UNLIKELY ASSEMBLAGES show, which presents the work of significant ceramicists from southern Florida and a significant portion of their ceramic plate collection. This collection, currently consisting only of works by artists from the island, is considered the largest of its kind in the United States. Works by Ivonne Ferrer, Milena Martinez Pedrosa, Carlos Prado, Ciro Quintana, and others will be on display.

NCECA's 57th Annual Conference, Current, will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, from March 15 to 18, 2023, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, located at 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Upcoming Event

"A mi me manda Carmen"
(Carmen put me up to this)

A Tribute to Carmen Herrera

MoCA-Americas Team

February 3, 2023

As part of our WOMAN IN THE ART program, the Kendall Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas has prepared the collective exhibition "In My Name Sends Carmen": a tribute to the Cuban artist Carmen Herrera, who passed away a year ago in New York City, where she lived much of her life.

Herrera today has extraordinary importance for Latin American art, and is particularly notable for being produced by female artists. She has been an inspiration to artists of all generations for her exemplary persistence and unwavering faith in her artistic concepts.

Her influence and legacy go beyond the realm of visual arts. Carmen was also a pioneering journalist, philanthropist, and feminist. She fully understood that her condition as a woman in the post-war world was an impediment to her progress as an artist, even though geometric abstraction was practically ignored. Rose Fried, the curator of the eponymous gallery, excluded her from an exhibition precisely because she was a woman, not to mention that her style and irreverent projection generated rejection in the art circles of her time.

Finally, Carmen became famous at the age of 94, after selling her first piece at 89. Her story is a manual for a female immigrant and artist who faced and overcame the prejudices of her time, leaving an imperishable lesson of character and individual strength.

A group of Latin American female artists have decided to make a small tribute to her memory, life, and example. Cuban artists residing in South Florida, other cities around the world, and Havana, where Carmen was born on May 31, 1915, share their pieces with the Kendall and Miami-Dade county public. The exhibition "In My Name Sends Carmen" has been curated by the artist and guest curator Mónica Batard, who will also participate, and will be inaugurated in early March 2023.

Among the participating artists, we highlight the presence of Cirenaica Moreira, Sandra Ceballos, Marta María Pérez, Linet Sánchez, Lorena Gutiérrez, and many others who freely share their vision, their perception of contemporaneity from a feminine perspective, thanks in part to predecessors like Carmen who broke down the obstacles of their time so that today, art created by women can be freely displayed in most exhibition spaces in the United States and around the world.

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Jorge Rodriguez Diez

Executive Director
Category: MoCA-Americas Kendall News

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The Kendall Art Cultural Center (KACC), dedicated the past six years to the preservation and promotion of contemporary art and artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout Miami and South Florida, as well as abroad. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions, programs, and its collections, KACC provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, advancing public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.

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