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The Academy of Contemporary Art, a new institution focusing on contemporary art, recently held its inaugural gala in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach. The event marked the official launch of the Academy, reflecting its aim to recognize achievements in contemporary art on a global scale.

Gregoire Vogelsang, the founder and executive producer of the Academy, highlighted the institution’s dedication to acknowledging the evolving and diverse nature of contemporary art. The gala, a formal event, took place at the Paris Theater, an Art Deco building in Miami that has undergone a significant renovation.

The evening’s activities included a red carpet entrance, a cocktail reception, and a seated program. These elements contributed to the celebratory atmosphere of the Academy’s opening.

The Academy of Contemporary Art seeks to bring together artists and professionals from various sectors of the art industry. Its focus is on honoring artistic and technical excellence in contemporary art, aiming to bridge gaps between different contributors in the field.

The choice of Miami for the Academy’s debut, particularly during Art Basel, one of the art world’s key events, highlights the city’s growing importance as a center for art. The Academy’s establishment there suggests an effort to be part of the ongoing dialogue in the contemporary art world.


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