tanding on the water’s edge next door to Museum
Park in downtown Miami, the Pérez Art Museum Miami
is now open to the public. This is a modern and con-
temporary art museum dedicated to collecting and
exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The museum was originally founded in 1984 as the
Center for Fine Arts and was strictly an exhibiting
organization with no collection of its own. In 1996, as
part of an institution-wide reorganization, the museum
was renamed Miami Art Museum and dedicated itself
to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th
and 21st centuries with a special emphasis on art of the
Plans began for a new, world-class facility that would
strengthen the museum’s role as a vital cultural and
educational center and provide space needed to
showcase the museum’s art holdings and attract more
top calibre exhibitions.
Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog
& de Meuron were chosen to design a
state-of-the-art model for sustainable
museum design and progressive
programming in downtown Miami’s
Museum Park, a vibrant mix of green
space and cultural offerings, is a
catalyst for the transformation and urban redesign of
the district, and is central to efforts to strengthen Greater
Miami’s momentum as an emerging global capital.
The new museum opened to international acclaim on
December 4, 2013, renamed Pérez Art Museum Miami
in recognition of a landmark leadership gift of cash
and art from Jorge M. Pérez, now valued at $40 million.
Right next door, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum
of Science is expected to open in the summer of 2016.
Hours of operation: Wednesday: Closed
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Sunday: 10am - 6pmwww.pamm.org
City of Culture
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Modern Art on the Miami Waterfront
Photo Credit: Main Image - Daniel Azoulay
Below Left: Poetics of relation by Oriol Tarridas
Below Right: Those who would douse it by Firelei Báez