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Chana Budgazad Sheldon: Executive Director of Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

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CHANA BUDGAZAD SHELDON became the executive director of the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (“MOCA”) in January, 2018.

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Micky Wolfson: Preservationist

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Collector, preservationist, educator and museum founder, MITCHELL “MICKY” WOLFSON, JR.  is dedicated to the research, preservation and education of the material culture of the period 1850–1950 through The Wolfsonian–FIU in Miami Beach and the Wolfsoniana in Genoa, Italy.

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Abdiel Acosta: Invasion of Habitat

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ABDIEL ACOSTA was born in Colon, Matanzas, Cuba in 1974. He was raised in Miami, Florida where he attended the New World School of the Arts. He received a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Zachary Balber: Photographer

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ZACHARY BALBER was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Miami at the age of thirteen, where he received his first camera. Later, while attending New World School of the Arts, he was hired to assist the fashion photographer Bruce Webber in his campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Vera Wang, and Vanity Fair magazine.

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Susan Gladstone and the Jewish Museum of Florida — FIU

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SUSAN GLADSTONE is the Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. Gladstone has served in several prominent leadership positions in the U.S. and abroad, most recently as director of development for the museum and for all of FIU’s Jewish Strategic Initiatives – including the university’s Global Jewish Studies Program, Holocaust Studies and Hillel FIU.

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“Imagine Visions of Hope,” A New Project from Carl-Philippe Juste

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By Elisa Turner

Prize-winning photojournalist CARL-PHILIPPE JUSTE knows when it’s time for heavy lifting. As the pandemic devastated Italy in February, Juste initiated the heavy lifting for a bold project — “Imagine Visions of Hope,” an online photo gallery that will eventually become traveling exhibits around the world.

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