The privately funded luxury collection of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz finally got a name as the de la Cruz Collection in Miami, designed by John Marquette. The de la Cruz art museum, established in 2009, has been the home of the art-lovers for more than three decades, and now they have opened it for the public to encourage the free flow of artistic thoughts in the neighborhood. Covering an area of 30,000 square feet, the gallery is stuffed with contemporary art exhibits and also organizes lectures, summer workshops, and scholarships for students at DASH and NWSA. You can surf through works of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mark Grotjahn, Jennifer Guidi, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Jorge Pardo, Seth Price, and others.
Entry fee : Free
Timings : Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 MA to 04:00 PM
The creation of Don and Mera Rubell led to the formation of the enchanting private art museum, the Rubell Museum. For more than half a decade, the Rubells team has collected more than 7,200 works by 1000 and more artists. The contemporary art displayed in the 56,000 square feet galleries is a mosaic of talent, aestheticism, and a warehouse of art and culture. Formerly known as the Rubell Family Collection, the artists include Nina Chanel Abney, Zhu Jinshi, Oscar Murillo, Lucy Dodd, and others. Not only you can witness an array of colors but the huge art gallery in Miami is formed by connecting six large industrial buildings that will let you dive into the artworks, but you can also be a part of curatorial internships or just enjoy the wide art-filled corridors. Timings -
Pricing : US Veterans: Free
Students & Youth: $10
Timings : Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday - 11:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Friday and Saturday - 11:30 AM to 07:30 PM
Art is for all and with the same mission in mind, in 1998, three renowned artists namely Western Charles, Cooper, and Elizabeth Withstandley together created the non-profit art exhibition space in Miami the Locust Projects. Located just north of Wynwood, the Locust Projects showcase an array of contemporary art mingled with experimentation, bringing in the front the raw talents of exceptional visual artists. Inviting national and international artists, this longest-running non-profit art space also curates summer public programs, summer art intensives, and grants to local artists. Art enthusiasts can also take up souvenirs from the shop to make their journey even more memorable.
Timings : Wednesday to Saturday - 11:00 AM to 05:00
To capture the stories of the marginalized communities, Spinello projects under the ownership of Anthony Spinello are attracting many eyes in Miami and the international world. Projecting ongoing political scenarios through art is an appreciated characteristic of Spinello Projects. Being a nomadic art gallery owner, Arthur Spinello by now had ten shifted stores in Miami and the earlier Spinello Gallery is now shut down. Your ecstatic journey to witness art will be more memorable after witnessing the Anthology of Black Thoughts curated by Octavio Yearwood and Jared MacGriff’s Only Touching the Ground to Jump.
The journey from a single gallery as the Centre for Contemporary Art to become the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, also known as MOCA, is indeed a recognizable one. Organizing about eight to ten exhibitions each year, MOCA aims at bringing together like-minded contemporary artists to revive the essence of art. Designed by Charles Gwathmey of GSNY, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami has upheld some of the most exemplary exhibitions in the past including Making Art in Miami, Frank Stella at 2000: Changing the rules, Painting into Photography/Photography into painting, and others. The giant assembly of more than 400 artists’ works consisting of Pablo Cano, Keith Haring, Alex Katz is mesmerizing. MOCA also organizes hands-on-art classes, contemporary art boot camp lectures, winter, and summer art camps to promote art and creativity.
Pricing : Adult - $10
Child under 12 years - Free
Senior and Student - $3
Tickets : Wednesday - 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Thursday to Sunday - 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Just outside Miami’s popular Art Basel lies the exquisite Yeelen gallery nurturing works of global artists. Owned by Karla Ferguson, this little magical place in Little Haiti has been recognized by Vogue magazine and exhibits popular artists from around the world. The famous exhibition ‘Black Freedom’ organized by Yeelen gallery earned huge prominence, portraying the extraordinary stories of Little Haiti through charcoal exhibits. Artists like Jean Michael Basquiat, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Rene Magritte, and others have been a part of the contemporary urban culture celebration in Yeelen art space.
The history of the Bass Museum of Art dates back to 1964 when John and Johannas Bass donated their private collection of artworks to the city of Miami. Under the excellence of famous architect Arata Isozaki, the museum was renovated in 2017 consisting of four new exotic galleries, a museum store, an attached cafe, and an education facility center for visitors of all ages to educate about the exhibits. You can find glimpses of international contemporary art scattered around accompanied with exhibits of historic objects. You can see exemplary work of art amalgamated with the concept of contemporary culture, fashion, and architecture. The exhibition keeps on rotating every 3 or four months depending on its schedule.
Pricing : General – $15
Seniors (65 years and above) – $8
Youth (7 to18 years) – $8
Children (6 years and under) – Free
Timings : Wednesday to Thursday - 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Standing at the confluence of graffiti culture in Miami, the Museum of Graffiti is a worthwhile experience of understanding the history of graffiti through decades. Established in the 1970s, this is the first Graffiti museum in the world encouraging the new art form which took shape in the local neighborhoods of the United States when children started to paint and put their names on the walls. Not only will you live the essence of a different art form but you see the interior and exterior exhibitions with exotic works, sculptures, and drawings of more than 5 decades. The gigantic eleven wall murals, the interesting art gallery, and a mood-lifting luxury shop with the gallery will make your experience unforgettable. You can also pose with the graffiti and make the best of your time in Miami.
Pricing : Adult - $16
Children (below 13 years) - Free
Timings : Monday to Thursday - 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Friday to Sunday - 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Delving on the idea of new-age art fusion with the traditional essence of art, Artechhouse is one of its kind in Miami, established by Sandro and Tati in 2015. Opened at multiple locations in the United States, the vision of Artechhouse is to bring together the aura of art and the magnificence of science and technology, forming an immersive art experience for a lifetime. Introducing new artforms while supporting experimentation with a multimedia art experience, Arthouse is currently exhibiting Pantone’s Color of the Year: Classic Blue exhibition. Throughout the year many such thematic exhibitions take place. There is also an attached Artechhouse shop to buy souvenirs for family and friends.
Pricings : Adults (16 years above) - $24, Students and seniors (65 years above)- $20
Children - (within 4-15 years) - $17, Children below 4 years - Free
Timings : Monday to Friday - 02:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday to Sunday - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Institute of Contemporary Art is an amalgamation of culture, art, and legacy of local artists in and around Miami. Established in 1996 under the wings of the Museum of Contemporary Art, it is now shifted to the famous Miami Design district in 2017. Spread across an area of 37,500 square feet, the architectural excellence visible in this art gallery of Miami replicates the Magic Box structure with its exquisite geometric patterns and shapes. With the soul aim to urge the public to appreciate art, this massive gallery is admission free round the year, inviting international attention to the local communities. Works of eminent artists including Ann Craven, Jose Antonio Hernandez Diaz, Mark Handforth, James Turell, and many others can be found here. The eye goggles 15,000-feet sculpture garden and even occasional live performances will surely make your trip memorable.
Pricing : Free entry
Timings : Wednesday to Sunday - 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Founded in 2007 in Miami Beach, Avant gallery showcases artworks which talk about Miami, encouraging contemporary artists of all ages to contribute in such endeavors. With flagship galleries in different places including New York and Dubai, Miami’s Avant Gallery has an amazing sculpture display which includes works of Tom Fruin, Will Kurtz, Dan Alva, Nathan Savaya, and many others. An engaging walk inside the art gallery will reveal to you a wide array of artwork from artists around the globe. There is also an attached La Muse cafe serving artfully inspired creative dishes to the creative souls, accompanied with strong coffee.
Timings : Monday to Saturday - 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sunday - 12:00 PM to 06:00 PM
One of the oldest artist serving organizations in Miami, Bakehouse Art Complex was founded in 1986 with a vision to flock together artists from all over the world. Comprising of more than 100 resident and associate artists, this nonprofit organization has encouraged collaborations and helped in exhibiting artworks of mid-career artists, providing them with comfortable art space. Spread across an area of 33,000 square feet, the sixty artist studios and two huge art galleries will keep you glued to this eutopic world. Organizing exemplary exhibitions almost every month, you can surely witness popular works of Adler Guerrier, Almaz Wilson, Amanda Bradley, Isabela Muci, and many others.
Timings : Saturday and Sunday - 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Relocated in the Museum Park of Downtown Miami in 2013, the popular Perez Art Museum Miami, also known as PAMM, is a confluence of culture and art at its best. Designed by the reputed architectural firm Herzog & De Meuron, Perez Art Museum Miami is a three-floored gallery consisting of art displays from Latin America to Africa to the Caribbean. Founded in 1984, earlier PAMM was regarded as the Centre for Fine Arts which continues to collect contemporary artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. The exquisite outdoor exhibition and the hammock garden is a major attraction for visitors around the world. With more than 3000 permanent art collections, PAMM occasionally organizes film screenings, concerts, and special lectures. Buying souvenirs from the attached PAMM shop is a must on your visit.
Pricing : Adults - $16, Children, 7-12 years - $12,
Children, below 6 years - $6
Timings : Thursday - 02:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Friday to Sunday - 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Founded by Fredric Snitzer in 1977 in the famous Coral Gables neighborhood, the popular Fredric Snitzer Gallery of Miami presents your artwork from diverse regions in diverse media platforms and involving diverse artists. No wonder, every year there are at least eight rotating exhibitions curated by talented artists in this 1,400 square foot space. With two huge indoor galleries and one luxurious 2,400 square feet outdoor sculpture exhibit, this art gallery of Miami is serving the artists’ minds with the best taste in contemporary art for over 40 years. Representations of works by Luis Crus Azaceta, Carlos Alfonzo, Carlos Cárdenas, Jackie Ferrara, Tomas Esson, and others have been a part of its historic journey.
Timings : Tuesday to Saturday 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Miami is an ideal restoration depot for art and creativity and David Castillo’s art gallery of Miami poses the perfect example of that. Established in 2005 by art dealer and art history educator David Castillo, this gallery showcases the enigma of contemporary artists of color, women, and queer artists of current time exhibiting more than 130 exhibitions within such a short time. David Castillo has also been named the best art dealer in 2010 and continues to finance projects and monograms. Currently located in the Melin building of the Miami Design District, this art galley of Miami has shared space with eminent artists namely Sanford Biggers, Pepe Mar, Xaviera Simmons, Wendy White, and others.
Timings : Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
To witness some eye-goggling mural arts in the lap of Miami, the one and only destination are Wynwood walls, a mosaic of colors and vibrancy created under the guidance of Tony Goldman. Started as an initiative in the early 2000s to support and encourage artists, now the Wynwood Walls, a popular open-air art gallery in Miami, stands out in the history of wall art, around the world. You can see artworks displayed at all corners and buildings of the neighborhood represent a grand fusion of wall murals. Either you can take up a private tour or also go for a walk all by yourself with no entry fee. From human-size murals of the Dalai Lama to quotes to abstract painting to eye-catching sculptures, the Wynwood wall is a magnificent place to appreciate art. Artists like Maya Hayuk and Kenny Scharf showcase their work and travelers can engage in clicking an unlimited series of posed photographs with the backdrop of vivid colors. Second Saturdays at the Wynwood art galley are always a celebration with music, food, and colors.
Pricing : Entry free
Timings : Monday - 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM,
Friday to Saturday - 10:30 AM to midnight,
Sunday - 10:30 AM to 08:00 PM
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