Ella Fontanals-Cisneros

CATEGORY: Thinkers
COMPANY: Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation

WHAT MAKES HER HAUTE: The Cuba-born, Argentina-raised grand dame of the Miami art scene began collecting Latin American works in the 1970s but it wasn’t until the late 90s that she picked up speed. CFAF was founded in 2002 with the goal of fostering understanding and appreciation of contemporary artists from Latin America through grants, commissions, exhibitions, and bilingual publications. Then she opened Miami Art Central in 2003, which was fused with Miami Art Museum a few years later. Beyond the arts, she is also a philanthropist, humanitarian, and entrepreneur with a knack for lending her eye for artful elegance to luxury homes by collaborating with architects and designers.

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