Miami

United States



Address:
95 NW 29th Street
FL
33127
Phone: 305.573.6090
Website: http://rfc.museum

Rubell Family Collection

Rubell Family Collection

The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) is one of the leading collections of contemporary art in the world. Started in
1964, soon after Don and Mera Rubell were married, the collecting group expanded some years later when their
children Jason and Jennifer, then quite young, joined their parents in buying and collecting art. Recently Jason’s
wife Michelle joined the collecting team alongside her husband. The family’s extensive collection of works dates
from the 1960s to the present.

The collection is housed and exhibited in a converted 45,000-square-foot former Drug Enforcement Agency
(D.E.A.) confiscated-goods warehouse. Open to the public since 1996, the collection features rotating
exhibitions of work by such prominent artists as Maurizio Cattelan, Marlene Dumas, David Hammons, Keith Haring,
Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Kerry James Marshall, Paul McCarthy, Takashi Murakami, Neo Rauch,
Charles Ray, Gregor Schneider, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, Luc Tuymans, Kara Walker and Lisa Yuskavage.
The museum features 27 galleries, a research library with over 40,000 volumes, a film and lecture theatre,
a new media room, a bookstore, a gift shop and a sculpture garden.


Exhibitions

RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION ANNOUNCES OPENING OF “30 AMERICANS”

Exhibition to include work of 31 African-American artists from the Rubell Collection
December 3, 2008 – May 30, 2009

Since the Rubell Family started collecting in the 1960’s, they have always collected African-American artists as a part of their broader mission to collect the most interesting art of our time. Approximately three years ago, they found there was a critical mass of emerging African-American artists, and began the process of understanding what seemed to be a new movement. When they asked these artists about their influences, they heard some of the same names over and over: Robert Colescott, Renée Green, David Hammons, Barkley Hendricks, Kerry James Marshall, Gary Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Kara Walker, and Carrie Mae Weems. They had been collecting almost all of those artists for decades. Perfect conditions for a new exhibition.
As they explored the possibility of a show, they were deeply influenced by a series of outstanding exhibitions around the country focusing on African-American artists, including the “Freestyle” and “Frequency” shows at the Studio Museum of Harlem; “Black Is, Black Ain’t” at the Renaissance Society; the Barkley Hendricks show at the Nasher Art Museum at Duke University; the David Hammons show at P.S.1; and the museum retrospectives of Glenn Ligon, Kerry James Marshall, Lorna Simpson and Kara Walker.
As the Rubells explain, “We have spent the last three years traveling everywhere we can, speaking to as many artists, critics, and curators as we can, finding and acquiring the best work we can.” The result is a show of more than 200 works of art, ...+ [ Read all ]


Previous Exhibitions

Euro-Centric, Part 1:
New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection
December 5, 2007 - November 28, 2008

John Stezaker: works from the Rubell Family Collection
December 5, 2007 - November 28, 2008

Hernan Bas: works from the Rubell Family Collection
December 5, 2007 - November 28, 2008

RED EYE: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection
December 4, 2006 - May 31, 2007

Against All Odds, Keith Haring
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

Francis Alÿs, Project Room
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

Franz Ackermann, Project Room
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

Jim Lambie, Project Room
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

Andrea Lehmann, Project Room
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

Poles Apart: Contemporary Polish Art
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

Norbert Schwontkowsk, Project Room
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

Seriality
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006

Andro Wekua, Project Room
November 28, 2005 - May 28, 2006


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Cost

Admission: $10
Reduced Admission: $5
(under 18, and student with ID)


Opening hours

December - May: Open to the public
Wednesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Second Saturday of the month:
10 AM - 10 PM
June - November: Closed


Getting there

From the South:
Take I-95 North towards Ft. Lauderdale.
Take the I-195 exit - EXIT 4B - towards MIAMI BEACH / SR-112 / AIRPORT. 0.1 miles
Merge onto I-195 E / FL-112 E via EXIT 4A towards MIAMI BEACH. 0.5 miles
Take the N MIAMI AVE exit - EXIT 2A. 0.1 miles
Turn RIGHT onto N MIAMI AVE. 0.4 miles
Turn RIGHT onto NW 29TH ST. 0.1 miles
We are at the end of the block on the right. The cross street is NW 1st Avenue.

From the North:
Take I-95 South towards Miami.
Merge onto I-195 E / FL-112 E via EXIT 4 towards MIAMI BEACH. 0.8 miles
Take the N MIAMI AVE exit - EXIT 2A. 0.1 miles
Turn RIGHT onto N MIAMI AVE. 0.4 miles
Turn RIGHT onto NW 29TH ST. 0.1 miles
We are at the end of the block on the right. The cross street is NW 1st Avenue.

From South Beach:
Take 5TH ST / FL-A1A W. It becomes MACARTHUR CSWY / US-41 W. 3.0 miles
Take the NE 13TH ST exit- EXIT 2- towards US-1.




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