Art 'Baseliando' guide: The museums

Museums host special events to attract contemporary art lovers

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

Courtesy of the Perez Art Museum Miami

MIAMI - As the cognoscenti of the contemporary art world visit South Florida, the local museums dress up for the occasion this weekend.

Here is a list of the art museums and special events: 


PAMM: The Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., presents works by Cuban artists from the Jorge M. Perez collection. The museum has a new coffee bar that is shaped like a cocoon.

Special events:  

Admission and times: Admission is free from 10 5 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. General admission will be $16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Friday and Sunday. 



ICA Miami: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 61 NE 41 St., in the Design District is presenting at least 100 works by more than 50 artists. 

Admission and times: Free. There will be tours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday. 



The Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29 St., will present works by 28 artists and artist-in-residence Allison Zuckerman.

Admission and times: Free. The exhibits will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday. 


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The Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., is in a contemporary art museum housed in a 1930s building designed by Russell Pancoast and founded with the John and Johanna Bass collection in 1964. Architect Arata Isozaki completed a renovation in 2001, and after a recent renovation, the museum reopened in October.

Special events:  

Admission and times: General admission is $10. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Monday. 


Florida International University's The Wolfsonian, 1001 Washington Ave., traces the odyssey from agrarian to urban, colonial empires to Cold War superpowers, and the first spike of the Transcontinental Railroad to the advent of television with more than 180,000 objects. 

A special exhibit: Genovese artist Emanuele Timothy Costa's #Thousandpeople portrait photography project will be on exhibit Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 

Admission and times: 12 to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. General admission is $12.

The Jewish Museum of Florida-Florida International University, 301 Washington Ave., is housed in two former synagogues. 

Special event: Maya Benton, the curator from the International Center of Photography, will discuss photography by Ruth Gruber, a groundbreaking photojournalist, who covered over 50 years of history including the refugees from the Ship Exodus in 1947 and the Ethiopian Jews during the 1980s civil war. The breakfast event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m is $25 and requires registration



Patricia & Phillilp Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, 10975 SW 17 St., will showcase 57 works by 40 artists, and an exhibition of Rafael Soriano by Boston's McMullen Museum of Art. 

Special events:

Admission and times: Free. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from Tuesday to Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 


The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami,  770 NE 125 St., first opened in 1981 and reopened in 1996 in the building designed by Charles Gwarthmey. The permanent collection includes about 600 works. 

Special events: Swedish artist Jacob Felländer is making his U.S. debut with a blend of installation, 3D printing and virtual reality.

Admission and times: The museum will be open from 7 to 11 p.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday. Admission is $5. 



The University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Dr., first opened with the Joe and Emily Lowe collection in 1952. It has about 17,500 objects with strengths in Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American and Asian art. 

Special event: The annual Bubbles & Brunch includes a lecture by exhibiting artist Michele Oka Doner at 10 a.m., Sunday.  

Admission and times: The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12.50.

- The American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, 1200 Coral Way, aims to tell the story of the exiled community through art and freedom of expression. 

Admission and times: The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. 


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