Miami

United States



Address:
101 West Flagler
FL
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Phone: 305.375.3000
Fax: 305.375.1725
Website: www.miamiartmuseum.org

Miami Art Museum

Miami Art Museum is dedicated to engaging the public with art from the twentieth century through the present. Since its founding in 1996, the Museum has built a collection of contemporary art with the goal of providing Miami with a legacy for future generations.


Permanent Collection

MAM’s collection, which in 1999 was called “the quintessential Miami collection” by Art in America magazine, looks at international art from the perspective of the Americas and reflects the cosmopolitan makeup of Miami, forging connections among diverse groups and ideas. Among the artists represented in the collection are Carlos Alfonzo, José Bedia, Fernando Botero, Chuck Close, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Teresita Fernández, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ann Hamilton, Guillermo Kuitca, Morris Louis, Ana Mendieta, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Rubén Torres-Llorca, George Segal, Lorna Simpson, and Frank Stella, among many others.


Exhibitions

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Killing Machine and Other Stories October 21, 2007 – January 20, 2008

Enrique Martínez Celaya November 2, 2007 – January 13, 2008

Herzog & de Meuron November 30, 2007 – April 6, 2008

Wifredo Lam in North America February 8 – May 18, 2008

Melanie Smith with Rafael Ortega: Parres Trilogy February 29 – June 29, 2008


Previous Exhibitions

Collectors Council Acquisitions April 13 - July 1, 2007

Power of Ten: Gifts In Honor of
Miami Art Museum’s 10th Anniversary May 4 – Oct 28, 2007

Tamayo: A Modern Icon Reinterpreted June 24 – September 16, 2007

Jan Dibbets July 20 – October 7, 2007



Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City, Gifts from the Charles Cowles Collection, Nov 16, 2006 – April 15, 2007

LeWitt x 2
February 23 – June 3, 2007

Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures March 2 – April 1, 2007
Lorna Simpson
October 5, 2006 – February 4, 2007

Mark Dion: South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit
October 27, 2006 – January 14, 2007

Matthias Müller : Phantom
November 17, 2006 – January 14, 2007

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler: House with Pool
August 15, 2006 – October 29, 2006

Miami in Transition
April 27, 2006 – October 29, 2006

Big Juicy Paintings (and more): Selections from the Permanent Collection
June 16, 2006 – September 17, 2006

Stephen Dean: Volta
June 13 - August 13, 2006

James Rosenquist
March 3, 2006 – July 2, 2006

Miguel Angel Rios: LOVE


Exhibitions (3)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Quisqueya Henriquez:The World Outside
A Survey Exhibition 1991–2007 April 25, 2008 - July 20, 2008

Shadows, Disappearances and Illusions June 6-Septebmer 21, 2008

Selections from the Permanent Collection August 8 – November 2, 2008

Sean Duffy July 18, 2008 - October 12, 2008

Chantal Ackerman: Moving (MAC@MAM) October 10, 2008 – January 18, 2009


Cost

Members Free
Adults $8.00
Children under 12 Free
Students with ID Free
Seniors $4

Special Admission

Second Saturdays Free


Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Third Thursdays 10am – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday noon – 5pm
Mondays closed

Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year’s Day Closed


Getting there

Getting here by Metrorail, Metrobus and Metromover: Exit at Government Center. Walk south one-half block.

Getting here by car:

From North
Take I-95 southbound – Downtown. Exit at NW 8th St. (Exit 3B / Port of Miami/Orange Bowl). Turn left onto NW 2nd St. Turn right onto NW 2nd Ave. The museum is two blocks south, on the left with the parking garage on the right. (Cultural Center Parking Garage / Metro Dade Center Garage / at 50 NW 2nd Ave.)

From South
Take I-95 northbound. Exit at NW 2nd St.- (Arenas / Exit 2B) and turn right. Turn right again at NW 2nd Ave. The museum is two blocks south on the left with the parking garage on the right. (Cultural Center Parking Garage / Metro Dade Center Garage / at 50 NW 2nd Ave.)

From East
Take I-395/MacArthur Causeway westbound. Exit onto Biscayne Blvd. (Arenas / Exit 2). Turn left onto Biscayne Blvd. Proceed south approximately ¼ mile. Turn right onto E. Flagler St. Turn right onto NW 2nd Ave. The museum is on the right and the parking garage on the left. (Cultural Center Parking Garage / Metro Dade Center Garage / at 50 NW 2nd Ave.)

From West
Go east on West Flagler St. Turn left onto NW 2nd Ave. The museum is on the right and the parking garage on the left. (Cultural Center Parking Garage / Metro Dade Center Garage / at 50 NW 2nd Ave.)
From Metrorail and Metrobus: Exit at Government Center Station. Walk south one-half block.

Parking

The Cultural Center Garage has six floors of secure, enclosed parking and is located at 50 NW 2nd Avenue adjacent to MAM. Visitors to MAM receive a discounted parking rate of $5 with a museum validation. To get to MAM from the garage, take the south elevator to the 2nd flo...+ [ Read all ]


Facilities

Accessible Parking
There are two parking facilities available to visitors to the Cultural Center and MAM who use wheelchairs.

The Miami-Dade Cultural Center Garage - 50 NW 2nd Avenue (see directions and map above): Take the south elevator to the second floor exit. Exit this floor and follow the pathway across a covered, above street level footbridge that leads directly to the Cultural Plaza and MAM.

Street-Level Parking Lot – NW 1st Avenue (between NW 1st Street and Flagler Street): Accessible parking available for visitors with a state permit. Lot entrance is located on the East side of the Cultural Center off of NW 1st Avenue between NW 1st Street and Flagler Street.

Entrance to the Cultural Plaza and MAM: From the street parking lot, you will find a public elevator on the opposite side of NW 1st Street, located mid-block on the North side opposite the Cultural Center. This elevator leads to a footbridge to the Cultural Center Plaza.

Access to MAM’s Upper Level Galleries:
All visitors have access to the Upper Level Galleries via MAM’s elevator located in the Plaza Level gallery. Visitor services staff or a gallery attendant
will direct you to the entrance and operate the elevator for you at your request.

MAM has two wheelchairs available for use by all visitors upon request at the lobby desk. Please see Visitors Services or a gallery attendant.


Museum internal and external photos (3)

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News and events

MAM has commissioned Herzog & de Meuron to design its new home on the north side of Museum Park, overlooking Biscayne Bay. It will include 32,000 square feet of galleries for the display of the permanent collection and special exhibitions; an educational complex with a library, auditorium, classrooms, and workshop space; and such amenities as a cafe and store. Plans also include an outdoor sculpture garden, which will be free and open to the public, within Museum Park and contiguous with the new Museum.

The Museum anticipates a total cost for the building project of $208 million, the largest portion of which—$120 million—will be used to cover the costs directly associated with the construction of the building and sculpture garden. The total cost also includes $70 million for the Museum’s operating endowment and $18 million in transitional expenses related to the project.

The largest single source of funding for the project is the County’s General-Obligation Bond. In November 2004, Miami-Dade County voters overwhelmingly approved a bond that includes $100 million for the construction of the Museum building. The trustees of the Museum are committed to raising additional funds from a combination of public and private sources, and have begun the fundraising process. Prominent civic leaders and MAM Trustees Ambassador Paul L. Cejas, Jorge M. Peréz, and Craig Robins are co-chairs of the Miami Art Museum’s Capital Campaign Committee.

The Museum will remain in full operation in its current location on Flagler Street until the new building is complete.


Education

Making MAM a lively place for lifelong learning is at the heart of MAM’s mission. MAM inspires new ways of seeing and thinking through educational programs for visitors of all ages and cultural backgrounds. It operates the largest art museum education program in Miami-Dade County.


Groups

Group Tours
By appointment
Private tours, led by trained museum docents, are offered year-round in English and Spanish, Tuesdays through Saturdays, by appointment. The tours are free with museum admission purchased at MAM.

For more information on this program, please contact MAMED@miamidade.gov or call 305.375.4073.


Schools

MAM & Schools

MAM’s offerings for teachers and students from kindergarten through twelfth grade make up the largest art-museum education program in Miami-Dade County. In collaboration with schools and their curriculum guidelines, MAM & Schools programs are designed to enrich the dialogue between visual art and language arts. Research continues to prove that involvement in the arts helps our students excel in school.

Museum Tours
10am and 11:30am Tuesday through Friday
MAM’s lively, interactive museum tours for kindergarten through twelfth grade students form the centerpiece of the MAM & Schools program. These inquiry-based tours are designed to strengthen the development of visual literacy and encourage self-expression at every grade level, while exposing students to our vibrant contemporary culture. The tours encourage observation, analysis and interpretation of the art of our times, complementing school curricula and promoting the critical thinking skills emphasized by Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) guidelines. Led by MAM’s professional gallery teachers, tours are approximately 90 minutes in length and culminate in an interactive exercise.

MAM provides free buses to Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers scheduling museum tours on a first-come, first-served basis. The museum offers tours Tuesdays through Fridays at 10am and 11:30am throughout the academic year. Tour admission is $1 per student; fee waived for Title 1 schools.

Classroom Visits
Teachers can schedule free classroom visits by the museum’s gallery teachers to introduce students to exhibitions on view. MAM gallery teachers can also visit schools...+ [ Read all ]


Families

Throughout the year, MAM offers an array of enjoyable programs and activities for young people and families to learn about art and discover new ways of seeing together. Through MAM Art Caravan and MAM in the Neighborhood, Miami Art Museum collaborates with community-based organizations and county agencies to reach Miami-Dade County’s youth, especially in underserved areas.

Second Saturdays are Free for Families
Every Second Saturday from 1 –4pm. Free.
Every Second Saturday, MAM’s education staff invites families to tour exhibitions and create a fun art project inspired by the art on view. In addition, Second Saturdays occasionally include live music, storytelling and other performances. This is a fun-filled afternoon for children and adults to explore the museum, learn something new, create art and enjoy time together.

MAM Family Festival
Second Saturday in April from 1 – 4pm. Free
Organized by Miami Art Museum, this special Second Saturdays are Free for Families day, held each April, fills the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza with music and an extravaganza of games and art-related activities. Children and their families are invited to spend the afternoon and stretch their imaginations. Youth-friendly tours and performances are offered throughout the day. Our Cultural Plaza neighbors, the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida join us for this celebration.

MAM Art Caravan
Most Fourth Saturdays
MAM Art Caravan builds on the success of the museum’s Second Saturdays are Free for Families and MAM in the Neighborhood programs. This program brings monthly interactive family art workshops to comm...+ [ Read all ]


Adults

MAM is a lively place for lifelong learners. The museum’s schedule of lectures, tours and programs, encourages all visitors – novices or connoisseurs – to experience the world of contemporary art and discover new layers of meaning.

Exhibition Lectures and Panels
Each new exhibition presented by MAM provides unmatched opportunities to hear nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, curators and art historians illuminate the work on view in the museum galleries. Recent speakers have included artists Lorna Simpson and James Rosenquist and critic Andy Grundberg.

MAM Morning Lectures
Subscription series
In addition to exhibition specific programs, the museum offers a stimulating yearly lecture series on topics in modern and contemporary art to promote new ways of seeing and understanding. MAM Morning Lectures features local art historians, critics and curators who address different topics each year from the foundational figures of modern art to the latest trends in video art. Each Morning Lecture is capped by the opportunity to take a docent guided tour of work currently on exhibition and exercise your new-found insights.