On a trip to Miami, a visit to one of these art museums is a must, where culture reigns in a wonderful way
These five art museums are a must-visit in Miami. The beauty of these art spaces is something from another world, art is communicated in a very unique way, differentiating these art museums from the rest of the world.
Image Credit: Wynwood Walls
The Wynwood Walls was conceived by the renowned community revitalizer and placemaker, the late Tony Goldman in 2009. He was looking for something big to transform the warehouse district of Wynwood, and he arrived at a simple idea:
“Wynwood’s large stock of warehouse buildings, all with no windows, would be my giant canvases to bring to them the greatest street art ever seen in one place.”
Starting with the 25th–26th Street complex of six separate buildings, his goal was to create a center where people could gravitate to and explore, and to develop the area’s pedestrian potential. The Wynwood Walls became a major art statement with Tony’s commitment to graffiti and street art, a genre that he believed was under appreciated and not respected historically. He wanted to give the movement more attention and more respect:
“By presenting it in a way that has not been done before, I was able to expose the public to something they had only seen peripherally.”
In 2010, building on the momentum of the year before, Goldman Properties added 10 more artists to their roster of Walls. They opened the Wynwood Doors, Tony Goldman’s nod to traditional art museums and expanded the mural program outside the Walls.
PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI
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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a museum of modern and contemporary art dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art from the 20th and 21st centuries.
PAMM strives to mirror the unique diversity of Miami-Dade’s population in its permanent collections, exhibitions, educational offerings, and public programs. Recognizing that the Museum’s ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity is integral to its existence and success, the Museum actively seeks to build a diverse board, staff, and stakeholder community.
PATRICIA & PHILLIP FROST ART MUSEUM
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The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum‘s mission is to provide transformative experiences through art; collect, exhibit, and interpret art across cultures; and advance FIU’s stature as a top tier research university.
The Frost Art Museum’s permanent collection includes over 6,000 objects with a strong representation of American printmaking from the 1960s and 1970s, photography, pre-Columbian objects dating from 200-500 AD, and a growing number of works by contemporary artists, especially from Latin American and Caribbean countries.
DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY
Image Credit: David Castillo Gallery
David Castillo is one of the most thoughtful, revered, and respected gallery owners in South Florida. His is one of the few galleries invited to Art Basel, and the artists he represents are all excellent contemporary artists, young and middle-aged, who have also established careers. David’s academic pedigree is extremely strong, but he remains a true gentleman and his opinions and recommendations are taken very seriously by art collectors and enthusiasts. However, people who visit his gallery expecting it to be some kind of tourist destination (it is not) should know that this is the same kind of first class gallery that one can find in any major city around the world.
MUSEUM OF GRAFFITI
Image Credit: Museum of Graffiti
Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, in large cities across the United States, children invented a new art form that began by writing their names on the walls of their neighborhoods.
Fifty years later, the Graffiti Museum was formed to preserve the history of graffiti and celebrate its emergence in design, fashion, advertising, and galleries. The museum experience includes an indoor exhibition space, eleven outdoor murals, a fine art gallery, and a world-class gift store featuring limited edition merchandise and exclusive items from the world’s most talented graffiti artists.