Your Guide to Miami Art Week

Today’s special edition of The New Tropic is curated by Commissioner, a local arts membership program bringing people together to collect art and support artists. All About Intentionality. Miami Art Week is one of the most exciting times of the year for art lovers in our city and worldwide. With so many events and exhibitions, deciding […]

/ December 1, 2023

Local Biz Spotlight on Wilzig Erotic Art Museum

Produced by The New Tropic Creative Studio “Quarantine Nudes” by Kevin Berlin Give us the lowdown on the museum: where’s it located, how’d it come to be, and what’s its significance locally and globally?  Founded in 2005 by Naomi Wilzig, WEAM is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to fine erotic art. […]

/ November 18, 2022

Highwayman captures Florida’s beauty on Juneteenth

Highwayman Robert Lewis creates art on-site at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. This Juneteenth, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will welcome noted Florida painter Robert Lewis, a member of the famed Highwaymen, to share his distinct style of art with local fans. On Sunday, June 19, 2022, Lewis will paint in front of a live […]

/ June 15, 2022

Locals to Know: Danielle Bender is helping support local artists and filmmakers

Danielle Bender, Cinematic Arts Manager at Oolite Arts. (📸: Courtesy of Oolite Arts) Meet Danielle Bender. Danielle is the Cinematic Arts Manager at Oolite Arts, the sponsor of this week’s Locals to Know. Did ya know that oolite is a sedimentary rock formed by shells, corals, and other organic material coming together? It’s literally what Miami […]

/ March 7, 2022

Black History Continues: What’s Next for Spring 2022 at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

A piece of art work from the Radical Pleasure exhibition at Spady Museum. (Courtesy of Spady Museum) Black History Month comes to an end on February 28, but that doesn’t mean black history education cannot continue. Every month is Black History Month at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum in Delray Beach, where upcoming exhibitions, programs […]

/ February 24, 2022

‘All of us live miraculous lives, whether we know it or not.’ A chat about creativity with Miami artist Philip Smith

Longtime Miami painter, writer, and all-around creative Philip Smith spoke with The New Tropic about his history and artistic process.

/ October 18, 2021

This Miamian started an eye-popping greeting card shop

Julie Brumlik, founder of Open Card Now, traveled across Asia and found the inspiration to bring 3D pop-up cards to Miami.

/ July 12, 2021

Miami artist Chire “VantaBlack” Regans summons power through portraiture

Acclaimed Miami-based artist Chire “VantaBlack” Regans spoke with The New Tropic about her passion for evoking truth from her portraits and commitment to using her craft in service of the community.

/ May 20, 2021

Miami Book Fair Celebrates Carnival with Little Haiti Book Festival Online

Little Haiti Book Festival coordinator author of the Badass Black Girl book series M.J. Fievre shares a heartfelt essay on Carnival in honor of Haitian Heritage Month and Miami Book Fair’s monthlong celebration.

/ May 4, 2021

Poetry still abounds as O, Miami winds down

O, Miami founder and executive director P. Scott Cunningham dished on how Miami’s annual poetry festival is closing out its 2021 edition and ways written word enthusiasts can look ahead to next year.

/ April 27, 2021