Miami Arts

Miami Arts

The Miami Arts scene has elevated a few notches since Perez Art Museum Miami recently opened. It is joined by several top flight art and history museums that reveal the region’s complex Caribbean and Latin-American background played out in South Florida.

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
DESCRIPTION: This well-endowed history museum tells the stories of South Florida and the Caribbean; archaeological reference artifacts in the museum’s collection number more than 6,850; prints and photographs in museum’s research center number over 1.1 million; the venue also features a major exhibit describing the trials and triumphs of African Americans; a jewel among the Metro Miami-Dade Cultural Center, it also features the central library
ADMISSION: Adults $10, Seniors and Students with ID $9, Children (6-12) $7, age 6 and under enter FREE
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-5p, Sun Noon-5p; 3rd Thursday of the month 10a-9p
ADDRESS: 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL MAP
PARKING: Cultural Center/Metro Dade Center Garage at 50 NW 2nd Avenue
PHONE: 305-375-1492
WEBSITE: http://www.hmsf.org

Perez Art Museum Miami
DESCRIPTION: Looks at international art from the perspective of the North and South America and the growing tendency to cross borders, thereby mixing cultural traditions; PAMM’s permanent collection started in 1996; the new museum anchors a 29-acres of dramatically landscaped public gardens and sculpture installations in a park overlooking Biscayne Bay, American Airlines Arena, the cultural district to its north; PAMM offers 200,000 square feet of programmable space
ADMISSION: $8 Adults, $4 Seniors, Free to Students w/ ID & age 12 and under
DAYS & HOURS: Tue–Fri 10a-5p, Sat–Sun Noon-5p, until 8:30p each 3rd Thursday of the month
ADDRESS: 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL MAP
PARKING: Omni Garage at 1645 Biscayne Blvd
PHONE: 305-375-3000
WEBSITE: http://www.pamm.org

Vizcaya Museum
DESCRIPTION: A stunningly beautiful estate turned museum and gardens; built by northern industrialist James Deering in 1916, it was designed to look as though the Main House was 400 years, yet fully restored; today, the extraordinary Main House is filled with European art and furnishings; you also could not pick a more perfect ten acres of manicured gardens facing Biscayne Bay; A National Historic Landmark; wheelchair friendly
ADMISSION: $15 Adult, $10 age 62+, $6 ages 6-12, Free Age 5 and under
DAYS & HOURS: daily 9:30a-4:30p
ADDRESS: 3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL MAP
PARKING: free on premises
PHONE: 305-250-9133
WEBSITE: http://www.vizcayamuseum.com

Museum of Contemporary Art
DESCRIPTION: This 23,000 square foot venue opened in 1996 to discover new artists, showcase works by contemporary masters and American cultural heritage; presents 8 to 10 exhibitions annually in the gallery’s nave-like space with moveable walls and barrel-vaulted ceiling — window light fills the gallery with a soft look; an outdoor art court is used for evening film screenings; a large palm tree-lined plaza and reflecting pool create a dramatic entrance
ADMISSION: Adults $5, Students and Seniors w/ ID $3, age 12 and under enter FREE
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 11a-5p, Sun Noon-5p
ADDRESS: 770 NE 125th Street, Miami, FL MAP
PARKING: Free Parking available immediately east, west, and south of the museum; Handicapped parking behind the museum
PHONE: 305-893-6211
WEBSITE: http://www.mocanomi.org

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
DESCRIPTION: A bawdy new complex of Concert Hall and Ziff Ballet Opera House is It is the third-largest performing arts center in the United States and connected over Biscayne Blvd by a pedways; the new complex anchors the performing arts cultural scene in South Florida hit homes for Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, New World Symphony, Broadway plays and major concerts
ADDRESS: 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL MAP
PARKING: on premises; valet during events
PHONE: 786-468-2000
WEBSITE: http://www.arshtcenter.or

Bass Museum of Art
DESCRIPTION: Established in 1963 when Miami Beach accepted the gift of the art collection of John and Johanna Bass upon condition that it would maintain the collection in perpetuity; the museum occupies what was originally the Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center, designed in 1930; today one sees outstanding Medieval and Renaissance art from Europe; a good place to take the kids that will help many of their history lessons come alive; wheelchair accessible
ADMISSION: $8 adults, $6 students and seniors, age 6 and under FREE
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 1p-5p
ADDRESS: 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL MAP
PARKING: Metered parking on site, more metered parking on perimeter streets
PHONE: 305-673-7530
WEBSITE: http://www.bassmuseum.org

Wolfsonian Museum
DESCRIPTION: Contains 70,000 objects from North America and Europe from latter 19th century to mid-20th century; it presents the cultural, political and technological changes that swept the world during that time; ADA compliant
ADMISSION: $7 adults, $6 and ages 6-12 $6; age 5 and under enter FREE
DAYS & HOURS: Thu-Fri Noon-9p, Sat-Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL MAP
PARKING: garages at 7th Street and Collins Avenue
PHONE: 305-531-1001
WEBSITE: http://www.wolfsonian.org

The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason Theater
DESCRIPTION: Named after one of the world’s great entertainers of the stage, TV and movies, Jackie Gleason, this large venue offers year-round live performances of Broadway plays, concerts, magician shows and opera
ADDRESS: 1700 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL MAP
PARKING: on premises; valet parking during events
PHONE: 305-673-7300
WEBSITE: http://www.fillmoremb.com

Colony Theater
DESCRIPTION: A small theater to catch concerts, dance, Indie films and comedy shows; its in a restored Art Deco movie house
ADDRESS: 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL MAP
PARKING: garages nearby
PHONE: 305-377-1140
WEBSITE: http://www.miamibeachculture.com/cf_colony_overview.htm

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