Miami MoCAAD Artwork Expertise Set to Kick-Off Soul Basel

Miami Museum of Modern Artwork of the African Diaspora (Miami MoCAAD) is discovering new and creative methods to mix artwork, know-how, and oral histories for its immersive digital artwork panorama. Their programming encourages the group to mirror and reimagine by way of artwork, historical past, movie, music, and artwork tech tendencies.

Miami MoCAAD, in collaboration with Hampton Artwork Lovers, will host a inventive dialog and celebration on the Historic Ward Rooming Home on Sunday, November 27, 2022, 4 pm-7 pm. Panelists embody artists Reginald O’Neal; Anthony “Mojo” Reed II; Donnamarie Baptiste, curator; Torin Ragin, President, Worldwide Longshoremen’s Affiliation, Native 1416; Corbin Graves, Miami MoCAAD. The dialog can be moderated by Charlton Copeland, College of Miami Regulation Faculty Affiliate Dean of Mental Life, grandson of a New Orleans longshoreman, with closing remarks by Marilyn Holifield, Companion, Holland & Knight. Attendees can attend in individual or tune into the dialog on-line at

Evolving Digital Artwork Landscaping

The digital artwork panorama is evolving, together with the myriad methods it’s produced and seen. Miami MoCAAD commissioned Overtown native and muralist/artist Reginald O’Neal to create a mural on the aspect of the union corridor constructing owned by the predominantly Black Worldwide Longshoremen’s Affiliation Native 1416 in Historic Overtown. Residents and guests can scan QR codes and think about interviews that inform the historical past and key contributions ILA Native 1416 has made all through the group since its founding in 1936. The mural can be unveiled on November 27 as a part of the Kickoff Celebration of Soul Basel.

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“The ILA Native 1416 is a vital a part of African American historical past. It has at all times been a spot the place folks can discover familial assist, financial security, activism, and political group within the ongoing battle for fairness. I’m honored to assist inform the story of The Worldwide Longshoremen’s Affiliation Native 1416 and extremely happy with this challenge,” states Miami MoCAAD curator Donnamarie Baptiste.

“Artwork is a essential piece in sharing data, creating change, and powering progress,” stated Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “By telling tales by way of artwork, we hook up with bigger audiences and lift consciousness about an important problems with our time. What Miami MoCAAD is doing by combining artwork with know-how will revolutionize the way in which we talk to our group. I can not await the Soul Basel expertise honoring the Worldwide Longshoremen’s Affiliation (ILA). The concepts it should spawn are certain to encourage our residents to mirror on the historical past of the African diaspora, particularly in our county.”

“For 80-plus years, the ILA has offered brother/sisterhood, mentorship, and construction within the Miami group. As an Overtown native, I’ve at all times heard in regards to the Shoremen and handed by their headquarters throughout from the “Lyric Theater” however by no means understood what was occurring intimately. As I received older and have become a muralist, I dreamt of portray the wall on the north aspect of the constructing, and I’m greater than honored that the ILA and Miami MoCAAD are permitting me to take action. In deciding what to color, I received to know somewhat extra in regards to the Affiliation and what they characterize, and within the concept, I try to encapsulate that,” states Reginald O’Neal.

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“The Southeast Overtown/Park West is worked up to unveil the second interactive mural in Historic Overtown. It’s becoming that Miami MoCAAD has joined with the ILA 1416 in preserving the historical past and tradition of our group”, states James McQueen, Government Director, The Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA, Metropolis of Miami.

This Soul Basel Celebration is made doable with the assist of the Miami-Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners., Southeast Park/West Overtown Neighborhood Redevelopment Company, and the Higher MiamiConvention & Guests Bureau.

About Miami MoCAAD

Miami MoCAAD is transferring in direction of a tech-forward hybrid museum. Miami MoCAAD is a digital-first museum rooted in Miami and world in its attain, which meets audiences in various digital areas and artistic venues. With funding from the Knight Basis and Miami Dade County, Miami MoCAAD has reached a transformative improvement level because it grasp plans its future. Miami MoCAAD’s Core Steering Group for Grasp Planning is at the moment working with the AEA Consulting Group in Part Certainly one of grasp planning, a hybrid museum, digital technique, and an progressive digital artwork exhibit. Part Two will implement the preliminary digital artwork exhibit.

For extra details about Miami MoCAAD, go to and Miami MoCAAD’s mural web site at

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