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Arts & Museums
MoA is one of the few art institutions in Florida to foster and promote both established and emerging contemporary artists of every origin. It provides and invaluable service to artists in the region by constantly exhibiting their works. It receives funding from public and private sources in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Located on the 26-acre (10.521 hectare) Florida International University campus, the Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park features a priceless collection of pieces donated in 1994. The owner's mission was to share his collection of contemporary sculpture with the world, thus admission is always free. Self-guided tours include an informational map of the various works, as well as thorough audio-guided walking tours. Group tours of ten or more are available all through the year.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum located in Florida International University's Modesto A. Maidique Campus, features exhibitions of student work and also hosts national traveling shows focusing on the work of well-known artists. Outside, the Sculpture Park, open all day, offers an opportunity for a pleasant stroll surrounded by artwork.
This is the historic boyhood home of George Merrick, the founding father of Coral Gables. In the 1920s, Merrick designed many of the elegant mansions that can be found in this tree lined, upscale neighborhood. Take a guided tour through the house constructed of coral rock or wander on your own around the lovely gardens and grounds. The home contains many of Merrick's original furnishings and gives a glimpse of South Florida life during this period.
This is greater Miami's longest-running contemporary art gallery. It features exhibits from great painters of the last two centuries, as well as exhibits from new artists. The interior is spacious, with simple hardwood floors and mellow lighting to enhance visual impact of the artwork.
Occupying a striking historic building from 1939, this museum offers an in-depth look at the historic and cultural factors that have shaped the city over the years. From architecture and town planning to art, the museum touches upon numerous topics through its exhaustive exhibits. The museum also has numerous educational programs for children and welcomes school visits. The beautiful museum complex comprises a host of regal spaces which can be rented out for private events.
Alexander and Victor are all about fine art. It's therefore not surprising to see a mélange of colors and ideas sitting pretty on their gallery walls. The place features artists from all over the world, including, Carlos Aguilar, David Aguilar, Korean artist Ahn and Chernysh of Ukraine. Watch out for exhibitions and shows held on a regular basis. The art works are sold to collectors and galleries throughout North America.
CJ's Animation Art Gallery is part gallery, part toy factory, and part wonderland. Located on the Miracle Mile, it features a stunning array of cartoon art. All the Disney and Warner Brothers characters are represented here, in original production celluloid, reproduction prints, and sculptures. Animation fans could easily spend entire days browsing this store.
A well known stockist and dealer of fine art, the Americas Collections has on display masterful creations by talented artistic souls. The art here ranges from abstract to landscape. Art lovers and buyers throng the place to explore and purchase rich modern art by creators such as Lina Binkele, Paul Hunter, Armando Lara and Ignacio Espla. Besides art there are also contemporary sculptures and other craft pieces on show here. Check the website for a glimpse of past exhibits here or call for information on upcoming shows and to purchase art.
Loyal fans of the University of Miami's football team, the Hurricanes, flock to the Orange Bowl to cheer for the city's most promising athletes. Aside from the athletic realm, UM offers academic excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level. Established in 1925, the private university offers schools of medicine, law, music, marine studies, and more. The main campus is conveniently situated in Coral Gables, close enough to Coconut Grove for students to enjoy the nightlife.
This museum is dedicated to Brigade 2506, an assault brigade of CIA-trained Cuban exiles who attempted to eradicate Fidel Castro and the Cuban government in the Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961. The museum contains a library of historical documents, CIA documents, artifacts, and photographs from the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the 2506 Assault Brigade. The facility also features auditoriums and lecture halls, and is just one of many places in Miami to learn about Cuban history and culture.
Located at the University of Miami, the Lowe Art Museum is the oldest accredited visual arts institution in Miami-Dade County. The permanent collection comprises Renaissance, Baroque, Native American and pre-Colombian antiquities and 20th-century contemporary art. Each year the museum presents six new exhibits and offers lectures, tours, and other educational opportunities, including the Beaux Arts Festival.