Places of Museums in the city of Miami
Jewish Museum of Florida: Home of MOSAIC is in a former synagogue that housed Miami Beach's first congregation. Built in 1936 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the building -- that underwent a two- year restoration of $1.5 million -- boasts Art Deco features, a copper dome, a marble bimah and 80 stained-glass windows. The museum is much more than a beautiful building.
The Lowe Art Museum is a premier art museum of Miami, showcasing more than 12,000 pieces. It is located in the middle of the University of Miami campus. It is known for its collection of Greek and Roman antiquities and features European and other international art from ancient times. The Egyptian collection features Coptic textiles. The Greco-Roman collection features marble carvings. The Asian collection features magnificent pots, bronzes, pottery and porcelains. Exquisite artwork is found in the Renaissance, Baroque and Latin-American collections.
An extensive collection of contemporary and vintage photography, video, sculpture and installation, from the holdings of prominent Miami collector Martin Z. Margulies. Featured exhibition: Sculpture 1940 thru the Present.
Miami Art Museum (MAM) was created in 1996 through a unique community-wide planning process headed by civic and county government leaders. Guided by the community’s vision, MAM evolved from the Center for the Fine Arts — which opened in 1984, as a space solely for temporary exhibitions — into a collecting museum focused on international art with a profound commitment to education, particularly for children. The Miami Art Museum is located at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, which also houses the Miami-Dade Public Library and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. It features an interesting mix of modern and contemporary works.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) opened its state-of-the-art building to the public in February, 1996. The 23,000 square foot structure was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Charles Gwathmey. The Museum of Contemporary Art is known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time. MOCA maintains an active exhibition schedule, presenting 8 to 10 exhibitions annually, and has a permanent collection with more than 400 works by emerging and established contemporary artists. MOCA also offers a diverse range of educational and cultural programs.
|In 1949, The Junior League of Miami's "Project Finding Committee" determined that Dade County's children needed a science museum. The Junior Museum of Miami, a private non-profit organization, was established in 1950 in a house on the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and 26th Street. The Junior Museum expanded so quickly that in 1952 it was forced to move to the Miami Women's Club building on Bayshore Drive. It was then christened the Museum of Science and Natural History. During the last decade, the Museum has expanded to provide space for 4,000 member families, over 250,000 annual visitors, one of the largest summer science camps in the nation (ages 3 to 14) and countless additional exhibits, collections and activities. These two attractions share a facility in south Miami, near the entrance to the Rickenbacker Causeway. The Museum of Science has excellent displays on the Everglades and Florida’s coral reef.|
Vizcaya was built by agricultural industrialist James Deering, who wintered on the property from 1916-1925. Today, the extraordinary European-inspired estate and National Historic Landmark includes a house filled with art and furnishings, and ten acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay. Open daily 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Located in the heart of the Art Deco District, the museum showcases American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885-1945. From propaganda posters to World's Fair memorabilia, the array of objects offers visitors a thought-provoking journey through the modern age. Open Saturday-Tuesday noon-6 p.m., Thursday and Friday until 9 p.m.