Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Pérez Art Museum Miami was originally founded as the Center for Fine Arts, and was strictly an exhibiting organization with no collection of its own. In 1996, as part of an institution-wide reorganization, the museum was renamed Miami Art Museum and dedicated itself to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with a special emphasis on art of the Americas. Since then, the collection has grown steadily and now comprises more than 1,300 works across a range of media. The new Pérez Art Museum Miami in downtown Miami’s Museum Park will strengthen the Museum’s role as a vital cultural and educational center and provide generous spaces to showcase the Museum’s art holdings and attract more top caliber exhibitions. Opening as Pérez Art Museum Miami in recognition of a landmark leadership gift of cash and art from Jorge M. Pérez—now valued at $40 million—the Museum will serve as a resource commensurate with Miami’s thriving community of artists, designers, collectors, and arts-engaged public.Put Pérez Art Museum Miami at the forefront of your travel plans using our Miami family vacation planner.
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The most valuable thing this place has is its location. You can just sit outside, in front of the Bay,, bring your own sandwich and enjoy a couple of hours. The exhibits are good. Some temporary exhib... read more »
This is a must go location in Miami not because of the art (although it is an art museum), but for the building and its location. Beautiful building; gorgeous location. This is my second visit there a... read more »
Si bien el arte moderno no es nuestro preferido, resultó una excelente opción para una mañana lluviosa. Hicimos el recorrido de arquitectura y nos encanto!Even if modern art isn't our favorite, was an excellent choice for a rainy morning. We did the tour of architecture and we love!show original
Terrible museum. I've been to many art museums all over the world and this is perhaps one of the the worst. 15$ for such a terrible collection is legal robbery. My hypothesis is that the mayor of Miami once realized that Miami needed an art museum like every other massive metropolis is the world. So he asked a couple of friends to get around some random piece of art, stick them in a fancy building, and call it quits. Guys, we're in 2016, Miami is the 8th biggest agglomeration in the country. Art isn't something you do part time thinking "let's give the tourists their little paintings so they have something to do on rainy days". You know it's a bad museum when it doest even have one Picasso. The guy painted like 10,000 guys, all museums have one. Jesus Christ.
The Pérez Museum is a beautiful contemporary art museum! The outside as well as the art inside is absolutely stunning. The exhibit the museum had was haunting in the way that the artist took everyday pieces of furniture and filled drawers with concrete or how a door was sticking out of a bed frame, which was then attached to a wardrobe. The gift shop has plenty of little knick-knacks (overpriced like most museum shops, but cool). The museum looks out at Biscayne Bay and you can see the skylines of both downtown Miami and Miami Beach. The museum is accessible by MetroMover on the Omni Loop (Museum Park Station). I would definitely recommend this museum to anyone coming to Miami or South Florida for that matter!
I visited this museum once in 2015 and fell in love. It is my opinion that the Perez Art Museum exhibits a considerable variety of work that is all uniquely interesting! All the work is very contemporary which is such a relief in an art world where boring museums love to celebrate work that has been established by the market at least 50 years ago- and you guessed it- made by old white men. The work at the Perez is incredibly diverse and concentrated around important ideas that demand attention- ideas of politics, race, gender, environment, self-reflexive concepts of art practice itself. Maybe the negative commenters wished they could go to the Louvre, I personally lost interest quickly in paintings that were made to show wealth and power. If you want to go see classical work don't go to a new a booming art center like Miami that just recently established itself! I'd rather go to the Perez and let my brain grind over some things.
Lots of contemporary and modern art. The location is great, parking, the architecture is nice. Great place to relax. Would like to have seen some other forms of art.
The building is an architectural gem, in one of the best location In town. I am not a big fan of modern art, but I usually find one or two piece that grab my attention.
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