Look for paint and canvas elsewhere, because you won't find any in this 45,000-square-foot warehouse on the skirts of Miami's Wynwood Art District. The stark-white-walled gallery showcases photography, video, sculpture and installation art owned by local real estate developer Martin Z. Margulies, whose collection focuses on presenting large bodies of work by particular artists that represent shifts in key artistic movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.
This warehouse gallery is home to the personal taste and vision of the Rubell family, who have been collecting contemporary art since the 1960s. Neon lights and massive murals coexist with moving mannequins and abstract sculpture in 45,000 sq. ft. of rotating exhibition space.
Founded in 1985, this 1930's baking-company-turned-art-gallery houses 70 low-rent studios where professional artists both create and exhibit. The complex has its own workrooms for sculpting, ceramics jewelry-making, printing and film development, plus two exhibition galleries and classrooms for workshops with visiting artists. Like what you see? Then buy it. Visitors are allowed to watch artists at work and purchase their creations.
The art starts at the entrance, where a line of palm trees crosses a round reflection pool, now an interactive wishing well. MOCA's indoor exhibits encompass 1970s film, Mexican modernism, fashion design, architecture, embroidery, animation and much more.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announces the inaugural exhibition lineup for its new building, opening in Museum Park in December 2013. The wide-ranging roster of exhibitions examines the interpretation and appropriation of cultural and political identities, economic structures, and commodities generated by Miami’s diverse population and its position as a cross-cultural hub.
Amid the sun and clamor of South Beach lies the Wolfsonian, an oddball sophisticate among neon clones. Modern-age eclecticism is the museum's focus, and both permanent and rotating exhibits make use of the Wolf's vast collection of American and European objects and art produced during the height of the industrial age (1885-1945). Exhibits here examine art and design as they relate to political, social, and technological issues.
Founded in 1950, this museum started in three classrooms at the University of Miami. Since then it has amassed over 15,000 pieces of art and moved into its own 2,100-square-foot gallery, serving both the university and the general public. Lowe dedicates itself to education - students and faculty have annual exhibitions and tours engage visitors with questions and open dialogue.
Once a small student gallery, the Frost Art Museum has blossomed on the lush lawns of Florida International University, supporting arts education and representing Latin American and Caribbean culture in the community. The museum's four art collections aim to balance the traditional with contemporary, and as a Smithsonian affiliate, Frost gets first dibs on the mega-museum's traveling exhibitions.