Museum & Community Partners
Frost Science Museum
Located in downtown Miami’s Museum Park, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Sitting on four acres, the 250,000-square-foot museum is divided into four buildings: the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and the North and West Wings. At Frost Science, visitors can explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Pérez Art Museum Miami exists to improve the quality of life for individual residents of and visitors to Miami-Dade County, as well as social life in the communities they represent, by facilitating catalytic engagements with the most progressive visual arts of our time.
Lowe Art Museum
The Lowe Art Museum is located on the campus of the University of Miami at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Florida. With a permanent collection of more than 19,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of world culture, the Lowe is committed to serving as a vital resource for education and enrichment through art. Its dynamic permanent and temporary exhibitions establish the Lowe as a keeper of memories, a showcase for masterworks, an igniter of awe and wonder, and a bridge between yesterday and today.
Museum gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays and University holidays. General Admission (not including programs) is $12.50, $8 for senior citizens and non-UM students, and free for Lowe members, UM students, faculty and staff, and children under 12. Admission is free on Pay-What-You-Wish Day, the first Tuesday of every month.
BASS Museum of Art
The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, founded in 1964. The Bass presents work by mid-career and established artists, encompassing a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach. Seeking to expand the interpretation of contemporary art, The Bass incorporates disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program. Central to the museum’s mission, The Bass maintains a vigorous education program for lifelong learning and visitors of all ages. The Bass IDEAS education initiative uses art as a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in the area of early childhood education.
McNay Art Museum
The McNay Art Museum, located in San Antonio and named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, is the first museum of modern art in Texas. Since Marion McNay’s original bequest in 1950, the Museum’s collection has expanded to over 23,000 works including: Medieval and Renaissance art; 19th- through 21st- century European and American paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and drawings; the Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts; and the Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass. The McNay Art Museum engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts.
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami) is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collection, the ICA Miami provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time.
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Founded by artists in 1950, the Boca Raton Museum of Art recognizes equally that knowledge is gained by thinking and by doing. This idea is expressed through the creative vitality of our three components: the Museum in Mizner Park, the Art School in its historic home on Palmetto Park Road, and its Artists’ Guild in Delray Beach—all of which form an expanded creative campus that generates a lively conversation and provides insight into the creative force in our community.
Bakehouse Art Complex
The Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) is an incubator for artistic creativity featuring dozens of artists working side by side in every medium imaginable. In 1986, long before Wynwood was the place to be, a group of artists transformed an abandoned bakery built in the 1920s and founded the non-profit Bakehouse Art Complex. Today, the Bakehouse is not only a creative center, but also a vibrant community hub that serves artists, patrons, art collectors, and the South Florida community.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Committed to innovation, New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the foundation engages both local and global audiences.
New York Film Academy
Over the past 25 years, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) has built a reputation as one of the premier visual and performing arts schools in the world. The innovative programs are designed for a new generation of storytellers—for artists who share a passion for visual and performing arts, across a wide array of media and want to learn by doing. NYFA is an international, multi-campus institution offering an array of degrees and professional programs in the visual and performing arts around the world.
New York Foundation for the Arts
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) provides the concrete resources that working artists and emerging arts organizations need to thrive. Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of NYFA is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional and organizational development. In 2009, programs and services were extended throughout the United States and the international community.
Miami International University of Art & Design
Miami International University of Art & Design (MIUAD) is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. MIUAD is a multi-campus, career-oriented institution that provides students with academic preparation and practical skills through programs in the applied arts and design industries. The institution prepares its undergraduate students for entry-level positions and its graduate students for advancement in their chosen fields. The university is dedicated to fostering a culture that encourages creativity, research, and learning-centered endeavors.
Miami Dade College
As democracy’s college, Miami Dade College changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences. The college embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of the diverse global community. The vision is to be the recognized leader in student learning, achievement, and success while enriching the community.
Arts & Business Council of Miami
For 32 years the Arts & Business Council has led the movement to strengthen the cultural ecosystem with high-impact partnerships between business, entrepreneurs and the arts. As Miami’s only organization that leverages the arts for economic vitality, ABC programs inspire employees, stimulate innovation & foster creativity. We assist 500+ arts groups and 150+ artists through executive consultancies, leadership training, audience development, workshops, forums, curated outreach and networking events. Ready to live creatively and connect with the arts? Visit www.ArtsBizMiami.org
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and its volunteer advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Council, develop cultural excellence, diversity, and participation throughout Miami-Dade County by strategically creating and promoting opportunities for the community’s thousands of artists and not-for-profit cultural organizations and the residents and visitors who are their audiences.
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
One of the largest free-standing art museums in Florida, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University was founded in 1977 and is the Smithsonian Affiliate in Miami. The museum’s new lakeside building debuted in 2008, designed by Yann Weymouth (the chief of design on the I.M. Pei Grand Louvre Project). The museum’s mission is three-fold: to be a campus resource for the entire FIU community; to offer interdisciplinary training in the arts for the next generation of artists and art historians; and to serve as a premier cultural destination for the residents of Miami, and the 15 million visitors to one of the world’s most vibrant cultural destinations – home to global cultural events including Art Basel. The Frost offers programming that complements its exhibitions with a wide range of educational initiatives. Admission to the museum is always free. The Frost is located at 10975 SW 17 Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., and Sunday noon-5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. The Sculpture Park is open every day. More information at frost.fiu.edu or 305-348-2890.
Wolfsonian–Florida International University
The Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collection comprises approximately 180,000 objects dating from 1850 to 1950—the height of the Industrial Revolution through the aftermath of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10am–6pm; Friday, 10am–9pm; Sunday, noon–6pm; and is closed on Wednesday. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at wolfsonian.org for further information.
Jewish Museum of Florida–Florida International University
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU on Miami Beach is housed in two beautifully restored former synagogues. The 1936 building was designed by famed Art Deco architect Henry Hohauser and features 80 magnificent stained glass windows and original bronze sconces and chandeliers. The museum’s permanent collection tells the story of more than 250 years of Jewish history, art and culture in the Sunshine State, as well as ever-changing fine art, photography and history exhibits. The museum is located in the historic South of Fifth (SoFi) neighborhood at 301 Washington Avenue and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
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