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Rubell Family Collection, Miami

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About the Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation:

The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was established in 1964 in New York City, shortly after its founders Donald and Mera Rubell were married. It is now one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections.

In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility and is publicly accessible. The Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created in 1994 to expand the RFC’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum.

The collection is constantly expanding and features such well-known artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol. In addition to displaying internationally established artists, the RFC actively acquires, exhibits and champions emerging artists working at the forefront of contemporary art.

Each year the Foundation presents thematic exhibitions drawn from the collection with accompanying catalogs. These exhibitions often travel to museums around the world. Recent exhibitions have been presented at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Art Museum in California and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Sponsors for recent exhibitions have included Bank of America, Puma, Audi, Lanvin and Dedon.

The Foundation has been recognized as a pioneer in what is often referred to as the “Miami model,” whereby private collectors create a new, independent form of public institution.

The Foundation also maintains an internship program, an ongoing lecture series and an extensive artwork loan program to facilitate exhibitions at museums around the world. Its ongoing partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools enables thousands of schoolchildren to visit and engage with the Foundation every year. In addition, the Foundation has a public research library containing over 40,000 volumes and a comprehensive contemporary art bookstore.
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  • now the collection presents the art Purvis Young another contemporary art collection. Unique interesting and worth seeing the gallery  more »
  • Room after room of great contemporary art. Seeing the Purvis Young..entire first floor, was a once in a lifetime experience. Got there easily by bus.  more »
  • Loved the ambiance in the gallery - 2 Floors with a lot of diversity. Walking around was inspiring and energising ! Staff very helpful  more »
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  • Nice collection! There's parking in front (download the app) General entrance is $10 but if you're a student and present your student ID it's $5 It has a ramp on the entrance Has two floors, an elevator and a staircase It also has a small sitting area with three low sofas that face around a little fireplace (it's not lit it just a group of stones in a circle)
  • This gallery is on our must-see list every time we come home to Miami for a visit. The collection is amazing and we love to see the local and featured artists with each new visit. A beautiful space, lovely staff and always a fun experience!
  • Great museum with interesting collections. People at the desk are very knowledgeable and friendly, so don't hesitate to ask questions about what's being exhibited.
  • Great collection of contemporary art. Great art space and a wonderful staff.
  • Wonderful museum but apparently highly likely that they will change location. Their current exhibition is not too be missed (November-December 2018) . Nice neighborhood too. Definitely worth a visit.
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