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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.

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 - 6pm

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Art Museum

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