The sunny city of Miami is not only about the beach and shopping. There is some serious museum hopping opportunity available for those who enjoy contemporary, historic, natural or erotic art. Exhibitions for all people are easily found in this city. Choose one of the few cloudy days in the city and get familiar with the museums of Miami. The next list of museums gets you started and provides activities for many days:
Miami Art Museum
Located in downtown Miami, this museum of modern and contemporary art is dedicated to exhibiting and collecting international art with special focus on the American, European and African cultures from the 20th and 21st centuries.
101 W Flagler St., Miami, FL 33130
T. +1 305 375 3000
Lowe Art Museum
The Lowe Art Museum is the art museum of the University of Miami and features permanent collections from Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceana and the Americas. This museum pursues on teaching its visitors through its permanent and borrowed collections.
1301 Stanford Drive Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6310
T. +1 305 284 3535
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
MOCA exhibits the new trends and directions in contemporary art. Most of its exhibitions present the mix of emerging and legendary artists. MOCA presents a calendar of lectures by renowned artists and critics, film screenings, concerts, and performances.
Joan Lehman Building 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, Florida 33161
T. +1 305 893 6211
Miami Science Museum (MiaSci)
MiaSci features scientific and technological art and exhibitions to people of all ages interested of natural phenomenon. Currently under construction in downtown Miami is the new museum including public gardens, fountains and pools. MiaSci also includes a Planetarium and a Wildlife Center. The Planetarium features surround sound, video projection, lasers and a four story tall multi-media imagery, whereas the Wildlife Center dedicates to the ecological research and rehabilitation.
3280 South Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33129
T. +1 305 646 4200
World Erotic Art Museum
This museum is the home of the Americas largest collection of erotic art. Museum features a private collection of paintings, tapestries, sculptures and art objects of antique and contemporary art and shows different cultures, art mediums and lifestyles in a historic time line.
1205 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, Florida 33139
T. +1 305 532 9336
Museum of History Miami
The Museum of HistoryMiami acts as a space that presents the history of Miami and the greater South Florida region. It offers exhibitions, collections, and publications for both the local community as for visitors.
101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130 T.
+1 305 375 1492
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (formerly The Art Museum at FIU)
Located on the University Park campus of Florida International University, this museum is committed to art education for all ages, offering innovative programs including Art Smart for 5th grade students, guided tours on its Sculpture Park and lectures by renowned artists and luminaries through its Steven & Dorothea Green Critics Lecture Series and Latin American & Caribbean Art Lecture Series. Florida International University, University
Park 10975 SW 17th Street Miami, FL 33199
T. +1 305 348 2890
Haitian Heritage Museum
This culturally rich museum, located in the heart of Little Haiti, provides its visitors with Haitian art, historic artifacts, Haitian music and films and a collection of Haitian literature.
4141 NE 2 Ave. # 105C Miami, FL 33137
T. +1 305 371 5988
Cloisters of the Ancient Spanish Monastery
Originally built from 1133-1141 AD in Spain, the Cloisters were part of a Cistercian monastery for nearly 700 years. In 1925 shipped to the US, the Cloisters were reassembled in South Florida in 1952. Nowadays works as a popular place to organize weddings and take tourist tours.
16711 West Dixie Highway North Miami Beach, Fl 33160
T. +1 305 945 1461
The ArtCenter/South Florida (ACSF)
ACSF offers contemporary visual arts and culture through education, exhibition and public outreach programming and it provides a work-space for visual artists in all stages of career development.
924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205 Miami Beach, FL 33139
T. +1 305 674 8278
Bass Museum of Art
In spite of the musical name, this museum doesn’t provide musical art but a collection of Antiquities, Renaissance and Baroque art, exhibitions, educational programs and scholarships.
2100 Collins Avenue (between 21st & 22nd) Miami Beach, Florida 33139
T. +1 305 673 7530
Black Police Precinct Courthouse and Museum
This museum displays police memorabilia; artifacts, documents, video, and word of mouth stories by the black police who worked in that building. Museum acquires, preserves, displays, and promotes African American history as it relates to the struggles and accomplishments of Black Police Officers in Miami, as they served during the pre Civil Rights era of the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s.
480 NW 11th Street, Miami, FL 33136
T: +1 305 329 2513 / +1 305 329 2547
Vizcaya, built in the 1910’s, when Gilded Age cultural standards were enlivened of the dawning Jazz Age. It introduces visitors to Miami’s place in a time when America’s wealthiest industrialists created lavish homes inspired by the palaces of Europe. Vizcaya’s collections include its national historic landmark main house and village outbuildings, its gardens with their architectural elements and statuary, and the array of art objects.
3251 South Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33129
T. +1 305 250 9133
Jewish Museum of Florida
In addition to its beautiful buildings, this museum presents its own and traveling exhibits. It sponsors cultural and educational programs, houses a collections & research center reflecting nearly 250 years of Florida Jewish history, and communicates Jewish history, art, culture and values to Jews and non-Jews.
301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
T. +1 305 672 5044
Miami Children’s Museum (MCM)
This museum provides a space for playing, learning, imaging and creating. MCM possess interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.
980 Macarthur Causeway Miami, Florida 33132
T. +1 305 373 5437
Wings Over Miami Air Museum
Located at Kendall-Tamiami Airport, this museum serves as an ongoing tribute to the veterans and aviators who pioneered military and civilian aviation. Museum educates its visitors about the history of aviation, the scientific basis of flight, and the challenges faced during the evolution of flight.
Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport 14710 SW 128th Street Miami, FL 33196
T. +1 305 233 5197
The Wolfsonian is a museum and research center which possesses a collection of objects from the modern era (1885-1945) and focuses on how art and design shape and reflect the human experience. Museum offers its visitors exhibitions, publications, educational programs and individual scholarship.
1001 Washington Avenue Miami Beach,
FL 33139 At the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue T. +1 305 531 1001