Housed on the Modesto A. Maidique campus of Florida International University, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (formerly The Art Museum at FIU) opened in 1977. Initially a small gallery of less than 3000 square feet, the Museum grew to achieve local, national and international recognition as one of South Floridaâ€™s key cultural institutions. The Frost Art Museumâ€™s extraordinary programmatic growth during the 1980s and 1990s, qualified the Museum for designation as a Major Cultural Institution by both the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County. Grants from both sources, complimented by endowments, membership and private and corporate giving, provide stable funding for annual programs. In 1999, the Museum received accreditation from the American Associations of Museums (AAM) and in 2001 became an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Following the groundbreaking for its new facilities in 2003, the Art Museum at FIU was officially renamed The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. The Frost Art Museum also became a unit under the new College. The museum gained a respected reputation for its innovative exhibitions, outstanding lecture series and educational outreach programs for South Floridaâ€™s diverse audiences. Through generous support from private donations as well as state and local government agencies, the Frost Art Museum is able to offer free admission to all exhibitions and public events.
The Museumâ€™s growing collection has several notable donations of important groups of work. In 1989, the FIU leadership and the board of the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in Coral Gables, ensured the intact survival of this importa... [ ]
CostThe Sculpture Park is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Opening hoursMuseum Gallery: (during exhibitions)
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 am to 5 pm
Note: The Museum Gallery is not open on legal holidays
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provided that the Florida International University campus is open.
Getting thereFrom East (Miami Beach, Miami International Airport, Downtown Miami)
Take 836 WEST (Accessible from I-95). Exit on NW 107th Avenue SOUTH. Continue South on 107th, past SW 8th Street. Turn right onto FIU campus at SW 16th Street. Continue straight through circle and park in Blue Garage on left.
From North (Broward and North Dade)
Follow the Florida Turnpike to exit #25 (SW 8th Street EAST). Follow SW 8th Street East to SW 107th Avenue. Turn right on SW 107th Avenue. Turn right onto FIU campus at SW 16th Street. Continue straight through circle and park in Blue Garage on left.
From West and South (Homestead and South Dade)
Take 826 North and Exit on Coral Way. Proceed West (left) to SW 107th Avenue and turn right. Turn left at SW 16th Street onto FIU campus. Continue straight through circle and park in Blue Garage on left.
From Downtown Coral Gables
Take Coral Way West to SW 107th Avenue. Turn right onto SW 107th Avenue. Turn left onto FIU campus at SW 16th Street. Continue straight through circle and park in Blue Garage on left.
FAQ'sThe Frost Art Museum offers guided tours for groups of ten (10) or more of the current exhibition and the Sculpture Park. Tours are geared to the appropriate age level. Special tours may be designed around a particular theme or topic. Tours are free to the public; reservations are required.
A map for self-guided tours of the Sculpture Park is available at the Frost Art Museum during regular museum hours. The Sculpture Park is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To make a reservation please contact the Department of Education at 305.348.6963. Reservations for guided tours must be made at least ten (10) days in advance.
EducationThe Frost Art Museum's education programs, designed to nurture and increase each participant's knowledge of art, honor its mission to serve people of all ages, means and backgrounds, including the culturally diverse FIU community and residents of and visitors to South Florida. The Frost Art Museum develops a significant series of public programs in conjunction with the major exhibitions it borrows and organizes each year.
GroupsThe Frost Art Museum also offers the following regularly scheduled
"walk-in" guided tours.
Exhibition Tours: Tuesdays @ 1:00 PM (during exhibitions)
Sculpture Park Tours: Fridays @ 3:00 PM (weather permitting)
A map of the Sculpture Park is available at the Frost Art Museum during regular museum hours for Self-guided tours.
If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact the Museum Educator. All tours scheduled through the Museum Educator will receive free Bus transportation from Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Museum Educator is available Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
Private schools are welcome to arrange tours through the Curator of Education.
FamiliesThe Frost Art Museum offers a diverse array of programs for families and children. Visitors are encouraged to explore the impressive outdoor sculpture park and peruse through the current Museum exhibitions.
ChildrenKenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery welcomes families, students and guests with interactive activities designed to educate and entertain. The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery is an integral part of every visit to the Frost Art Museum. There are exhibits that are high-tech as well as low-tech; exhibits that allow for individual exploration and others that require group interaction; exhibits that encourage physical activity and others for quiet contemplation. In the Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery, visitors are able to build a modern sculpture with large interlocking shapes, use a touch screen monitor to create a self portrait, create patterns using the theory of positive and negative space, experience the printmaking process through a series of rubbings on low relief metal shapes, or collaborate with a friend on a drawing using a transparent easel.
Grounded in the belief that hands-on activities help children learn, the interactive gallery adds a new dimension to the Museum and will provide a powerful experience for parents and children working together. Through our educational publications and the Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery, we will guide families through the arts and the Museumâ€™s collection. We hope to make the museum experience more enjoyable and to engage the viewer by providing information and posing questions that promote creative thinking and observation.
AdultsTo enhance The Frost Art Museum's exhibitions and educational programs, the Steven and Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series introduces art world luminaries to the South Florida community.
Since 1981, internationally renowned artists, museum curators, scholars and critics have spoken on a great variety of art topics to audiences of over 800.
Past speakers have included such diverse personalities as Director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philippe de Montebello, NPR host Terry Gross, writer Susan Sontag, architect/designer Michael Graves and performance artist Guillermo GÃƒÂ³mez-PeÃƒÂ±a.
Wednesday After-Hours, the Frost Art MuseumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Wednesday evening events program, gives visitors the chance to engage with the contemporary and confront the controversial with talks, films, live music and art until 9pm. Designed to compliment the museumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exhibitions, guests enjoy learning through a variety of events including lectures, drum circles, dance performances, poetry slams, and performance art. Wednesday After-Hours provide an excellent opportunity to meet and socialize with other people interested in the arts while learning more about the museum exhibition and artists. Wednesday After-Hours are free and open to the public and take place from 7pm Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 9pm.
Please see our website for details.
MembershipPlease visit http://thefrost.fiu.edu for full information on becoming a member
SponsorshipFor more information on how you can contribute to The Frost Art Museum, please contact Etain Connor at 305.348.1739 or email@example.com
Venue hireFor more information on coordinating an event at The Frost Art Museum, please contact Lynn Garcia at 305.348.2890 or firstname.lastname@example.org