Women in Art Gets Boost from AXP & Marriott

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As part of an ongoing collaboration with Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean – and his contemporary art collection and cultural platform, The Dean Collection – the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card portfolio are coming together again to recognize and celebrate “Women in Art”. This new platform will bring to life a series of art-centric collaborations that will culminate at Miami Art Week in December.

  • RECOGNIZING JOEONNA BELLORADO-SAMUELS – Last night, the “Women in Art” platform was announced at The New York EDITION hotel, which participates in Marriott Bonvoy, to recognize a creative force in the art world, Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels. Joeonna was selected for her contributions to the art world and advocacy for female creatives. With support from the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card portfolio, Joeonna, celebrated trailblazer in the space, will work to encourage and inspire other creatives to never give up on their dreams.

  • COMMISSIONED ART FROM WOMEN CREATIVES – Two artists, February James and LaKela Brown, have been commissioned to create a series of six bespoke pieces of art inspired by the Card portfolio with pajama sets as their canvas. The first two sets in the series were previewed last night and will be fully unveiled at a Miami Art Week event for Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Members in December.

  • THE DREAM PARTY at MIAMI ART WEEK – American Express and Marriott Bonvoy have a strong history of delivering unique experiences to Card Members and will be hosting an exclusive Card Member party during Miami Art Week. In support of women creatives, the commissioned pajama sets from February James and LaKela Brown will be on display at THE DREAM PARTY at The W South Beach Hotel on December 7. Guests will enjoy a special performance by Swizz Beatz and will receive limited-edition, custom-designed sleep masks that were also created by February James and LaKela Brown.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Members want access to experiences – whether at home or traveling – across music, dining and theater and art. With Miami Art Week being one of the most sought-after destinations for Card Members, this collaboration delivers a unique approach to an already premium art experience.

Last June, American Express and Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott’s travel program, worked with Swizz Beatz and The Dean Collection, on the NYC debut of DELUXX FLUXX by FAILE, a limited time interactive art installation available to Card Members.
 
Stay tuned for additional events from the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Credit Card portfolio and The Dean Collection in 2020 and visit here to learn more about the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card.

ABOUT THE DEAN COLLECTION
The Dean Collection—founded by Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean and his wife Alicia Keys in 2014—is a contemporary family collection and cultural platform. The collection actively acquires, and commissions, work by contemporary visual artists such as Derrick Adams, Nina Chanel Abney, Jordan Casteel, Nick Cave, Arthur Jafa, KAWS, Deana Lawson, Ebony G. Patterson, Kehinde Wiley, and many others. The collection also includes the largest privately-owned body of work by Gordon Parks. The platform organizes artist supportive initiatives such as the No Commission art and music festival and TDC 20, both designed to fund artists’ practices and projects. Dean sits on the board of trustees of the Brooklyn Museum, New York and the Americas Foundation of the Serpentine Galleries, London.