Miami Art Museum
The aim of the Miami Art Museum (MAM) is to enhance the cultural experience of South Florida residents and visitors. This “people’s museum” is dedicated to showcasing international art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with an emphasis on the Americas, Europe and Africa, which are the places of origin for the vast majority of Miami residents.
Enjoy works from South Florida-based artists such as Leonardo Drew and Nancy Graves, who draw on their experiences of living in multicultural Miami. Exhibits also include works by renowned artists Diego Rivera, Fernando Botero and many more whose artwork raise significant cultural questions still relevant in Miami, and the world, today. Join a guided tour to learn more about the complexities of contemporary art.
MAM had a predecessor, the Center for the Fine Arts, but that facility merely presented historic art exhibitions and didn’t collect art. When it became a collecting institution in 1996, the museum was renamed Miami Art Museum. Construction of a new building is underway and at the end of 2013 the museum will take on the name Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The new museum will be named after a founding board member who donated a large sum of money towards its construction.
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Check the website for the days it is closed, including national holidays. Admission is inexpensive and children under 12 years old enjoy free entry. The museum offers educational tours twice a day Tuesdays through Fridays, except during school holidays.