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Silvia Karman Cubiñá wins In the Company of Women Award in the Arts & Entertainment category

MIAMI (December 27, 2017)

Executive Director and Chief Curator of The Bass Museum of Art, Silvia Karman Cubiñá is one of twelve amazing women selected for the prestigious In the Company of Women award in the category of Business & Economics.

She has been at the helm of the Bass Museum and the South Florida art scene since 2008. One of her most recent accomplishments was leading the $12M Bass Museum renovation and expansion project which was completed this October, as well as leading a new acquisitions initiative that will add "a major work of contemporary art" to its permanent collection every year over the next decade. 

Before joining The Bass Museum of Art, she was the director and curator at The Moore Space in Miami from 2002 to 2008 and also held curatorial positions at the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) at the University of Wisconsin, and Galeria Raíces in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A graduate of Boston College, Cubiñá has curated numerous exhibitions throughout her career, lectured extensively and participated in grant panels and award selection committees, including serving as a juror for the Guggenheim Museum's Hugo Boss Award for 2006, and juror at the Bienal de Lyon in 2008.

In 2007, she was a finalist for the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement and was a fellow in the Center for Curatorial Leadership fellowship program, a collaboration with Columbia University Graduate School of Business and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 2012, Cubiñá was awarded the distinction of Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

Since 2011, she serves on the Knight Foundation National Arts Advisory Board and on the Board of Director of the American Alliance of Art Museum Directors (AAMD).

Silvia Karman Cubiñá will receive her award at the 30th anniversary celebration on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the luxurious Coral Gables Country Club, 990 Alhambra Circle, in Coral Gables, FL. Tickets will go on sale in January 2018. For more information, visit

In the Company of Women takes place annually in March in commemoration of Women's History Month and is hosted by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, and the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Proceeds support Miami-Dade Parks and parks programming, including The Women's Park and the Girls Empowerment and Mentoring (G.E.M.) Summer Arts Program.

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About The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women
The Commission for Women falls within the purview of Miami-Dade's Office of Community Advocacy, a division of the Office of the Chair. The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women was created in 1971 as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners, the County administration and the public at large about issues pertaining to the status of women.  The Commission for Women also advocates for women in the community and strives to improve their quality of life.  For more information call (305) 375-4967, email [email protected]; or visit the website at  

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