American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, Miami

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The American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora is a Miami-based cultural institution, dedicated to showcasing and documenting the history, culture and contributions of the Cuban diaspora through the arts and humanities.
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  • I first visited the Museum a couple of years ago, after it had just opened and it had an excellent exhibition on Cuban art and artists. On show at the moment is a 'must see' exhibition on the life, mu...  more »
  • The décor is a study in stark and white, the building is not large but it shows strong. The current exhibit is " Forever Celia".  more »
  • This small but handsome facility is a study in stark and white when you first walk in. The color explosion came when I explored the Celia Cruz exhibit. She's a long-time favorite so it was a treat to ...  more »
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  • I came to this museum to see the Celia Cruz exhibition ‘Forever Celia’. It’s a small place and the Celia stuff takes everything they have. However, I found everything great. Very well arranged. Kudos to the executor for the care of detail and all the information he could gather. You can spend hours listening to every audio/video file, reading or just being amazed with all the things that belonged to that great woman. There’s a small room with an exhibit from a photographer that worked with Celia for several years and the quotes are very moving. I you loved the music and life of Celia Cruz, this is a must see. Everything else on this museum was very neat but I found disappointing that I had to run to an ATM because they only took cash for the admission. Also, I thought that this museum was included in the ‘Museums on Us’ from Bank of America but the receptionist told us otherwise.
  • Just called the museum after 3 weeks since the Celia Cruz documentary was not playing due to technical issues, today they tell me that there are no videos playing. The person who answered the phone was extremely rude and sarcastic and totally unprofessional! I hate to give it this rating because it is truly an excellent exhibition but the staff is the exact opposite and should be ashamed to be representing such a legacy
  • What a shame that this marvelous building houses such a colorless collection. This is what happens when art is politicized and an institution only represents what is comfortable to a minority of its constituency. A tragedy that the Cuban exile community simply won’t unite and that exhibitions have been relegated to oversimplifications and representations of things long past.
  • They have a great building with room to improve on, but the exhibition was rather small and limited to Celia Cruz. I feel like there could have been more permanent exhibits discussing the diaspora.
  • What we saw was good, but between us buying tickets and spending 10 minutes there, they closed the museum during normal hours. Don't sell us tickets and then close everything.
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