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Artists In The Cloisters

August 19, 2021

The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation, will host its inaugural “Artists In The Cloisters” event, on Thursday, September 9th, 2021.

This fabulous evening will feature performances by a cellist, Spanish guitarist and a violinist, performing individual solos throughout the evening; artists displaying and selling extraordinary works of art; and a vibrational sound healing bath - Bring something to lay on! Food and spirits, are available for sale.

Your participation helps The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation endeavor, to consistently maintain, the most ancient building in the Western Hemisphere and one of South Florida's, most precious jewels.

Message From The Curator:
The Ancient Spanish Monastery, has served as a museum for 63 years and continues to attract visitors, from all over the world. Many are acquainted with the religious use of the building, as a home to medieval monks in northern Spain. Others are simply spurred, by their curiosity about life in The Middle Ages, The Knights Templar and of, The European History. For others, it is the draw of this 12th century building, which encompasses both Romanesque and Pre-Gothic Architecture. For others, it is the park-like atmosphere and tranquility found in our gardens … now, a certified, National Wildlife Habitat. “We are working hard to improve our visitors’ overall experience. Currently, The Museum serves over 50,000 visitors, each year, of which 65% are from out-of-town. Last year, The Ancient Spanish Monastery served nearly 900 public, private and home schooled, children. I am indebted, to Dr. Daniel Markarian, who is developing a curriculum for teachers, that will make 100% of our educational programming, tied to Florida standards.”

“All of this requires funds, but, we receive no public funding from the government or private funding from churches, universities, or foundations. Therefore, we rely, on the generosity of individual contributions and on the revenue from visitors.”

“Your presence and your contributions, help to safeguard that future generations, will continue to enjoy and to learn from this unique site. We are pleased to be a part of Miami’s ‘Museum Month,’ alongside other Dade County Historical Sites, such as: Vizcaya, The Venetian Pool and The Deering Estate.”

“In 2014, we became a Blue Star Museum and now, we welcome active military and their families, at no charge. Also in 2014, we became a member of the American Alliance of Museums and are committed to the best practices, in conservation and preservation standards. Thank you for helping us Preserve the Legacy.” Dr. Gregory Mansfield Museum Curator.

Admission to this event is only $12 and is available for purchase at: For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Marjorie Dean at: (305) 610-3567.

About The Foundation:
The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation was created in 2011, as a separate Non-Profit Organization, with the mission "To Generate Funds For The Preservation and Maintenance Of The Historic Building and Gardens, Through A Variety Of Art and Cultural Events, With Community Involvement." The Foundation has a governing Board of Directors, comprised of nine appointed members and an auxiliary Board of Trustees, appointed from the community, all of them, being volunteers.

The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation is a 501(c)(3),Non-Profit Organization that brings together, the community, individuals, organizations and businesses, to support the preservation of art, antiquities and architecture of The Historically Designed Spanish Cloisters and Its Gardens.

The event will be held at The Monastery, on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at 16711 West Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, Florida 33160, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. General admission is: $12.00.

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