Inspicio Arts, our sister art publication platform, published a video conversation with Joel Hoffman, Executive Director of Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Hoffman’s focus has been making visual art and history engaging for diverse audiences. He is always looking for opportunities to improve the estate to enhance visitor experience.
Hoffman holds a doctorate and master’s degree in art history from Yale University and an undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked at a variety of institutions, including the Wolfsonian, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Brooklyn Museum before accepting the leadership position at Vizcaya in 2004.
“We are working to make Vizcaya a more inclusive place, a place that is socially responsible and relevant, a place that embodies sustainability, and a place that is innovative, because you may not immediately think innovation when you see a place that is over one hundred years old in a very modern city,” said Hoffman.
Hoffman came to Vizcaya at a turning point in the history of the property, when he could implement his creative ideas and expand visitation to a global scale. From intricate architecture to mesmerizing outdoor gardens, Vizcaya has brought a lot of attention to Miami.
Watch the entire interview here.