The Vizcaya Ball East Meets West — The Silk Road to Vizcaya

Benefits Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 S. Miami Avenue, Miami
305-860-8404 (Cammy Richards)

This year, Vizcaya Ball organizers pave the “Silk Road” for philanthropists and guests to explore the Eastern influences of the historic estate during the upcoming 62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball, titled “East Meets West – The Silk Road to Vizcaya.”

To the naked eye, the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens design was decidedly Italian but woven into its tapestry are influences and inspiration that came from well beyond Europe and reached further east.

Examples can be found in the water channels in the Fountain Garden, reminiscent of Moghul garden design in Rajasthan; life-size sculpted peacocks in the Marine Garden symbolize India; the O-bridge in the same garden inspired by similar bridges in China and Japan; and the Casbah, the tiled, domed folly making playful reference to the Middle East. The decor in the Breakfast room and the Cathay guest bedroom in the Main House most aptly illustrates Chinoiserie, the style based on European interpretation of Chinese and Asian art and décor.

These Eastern influences will be celebrated as funds are raised for the continued preservation of the National Historic Landmark on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 7 p.m., presented by Chopard with fashions by renowned designer Naeem Khan. Additional sponsors include Republic National Distributing Company, Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design and Sun & Sons. Music is provided by the Danny Beck Band, and a spectacular fireworks display by Add Fire of Miami.

Pearl Baker Katz and Silvia Trinidad serve as Co-Chairs of the 62nd Annual Vizcaya Ball. Vizcaya Ball Committee members are Jenni Coba, Victor Diaz, Swanee DiMare, Isabel Fine, Roxana Garciga, Sonia Gibson, Linda Levy Goldberg, Gladys Rustan Hernando, Marile Lopez, Nicole Lozano, Christy Martin, Ariel Penzer Milgroom, Bronwyn Miller, James Murphy, Jennifer Montoya, Susan Rutrough, Timothy Walker and Alexa Wolman.

Individual tickets are $850 and $1,000, and tables for ten guests range from $8,500 (sold out) to $25,000. 100% of proceeds benefit the protection and preservation of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To become a sponsor or purchase tickets or a table for Vizcaya’s “East Meets West” Gala, please visit To learn more about Vizcaya and its events, visit

About Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history and the environment. Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in United States history, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built lavish estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe. Vizcaya features a Main House, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, the Vizcaya Café and Shop presented by A Joy Wallace Catering, Design and Special Events, and a historic village that will be restored for additional venues for programs and community outreach. Located at 3251 South Miami Avenue, between Brickell Avenue and Coconut Grove, Vizcaya is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information, visit

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