ArtSlant - Museums http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/show en-us 40 Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue , Miami Beach, FL 33139 <p><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><strong>The purpose of the Bass Museum of Art is to collect and exhibit the finest art the world has to offer from the past through the present, thereby enriching lives and educating residents and visitors in the City of Miami Beach. </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica,Geneva,Arial,SunSans-Regular,sans-serif; color: black; font-size: xx-small;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">History</span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: gray; font-size: medium;"><span style="color: black; font-size: x-small;">The Bass Museum of Art was established by agreement in 1963 when the City of Miami Beach accepted the gift of the art collection of John and Johanna Bass upon condition that it would maintain the collection in perpetuity, provide for the exhibition of the collections, and keep it open and available to the public. The museum occupies what was originally the Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center, which was designed in 1930 by Russell Pancoast, grandson of Miami Beach pioneer John A. Collins. This was Miami&rsquo;s first public building with an exhibition space for the fine arts, and it was designed to preserve the symmetry of the formal gardens of Collins Park, which had been donated to the City by Collins and laid out in the 1920s. This building is now the centerpiece of the city&rsquo;s historic district and was placed on the National Register in 1978. </span></span></p> <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><input id="jsProxy" onclick="jsCall();" type="hidden" /></p> <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:01:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list Boca Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real , in Mizner Park, Boca Raton 33432 <p>European and American modernist masters in this collection offer a representative narrative of modernism's development, while revealing areas in need of strengthening in both mid-century (1950s) and contemporary art, defined as art in all media created from 1960 through the present. In the contemporary galleries, a broad range of works from the 1960s through the '90s serves to illustrate the pluralism of late 20th century art from fine examples of Op art with Stanciwicz, Bridget Riley and Richard Anuszkiewicz, to Pop Art with graphics and works on paper by Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Wesselman, Warhol, Jasper Johns and Lichtenstein, to post-painterly abstraction and color field painting. The 1970s and '80s return to painterly work, figuration and narration can be seen in representative works by Janet Fish, Joan Mitchell, Nancy Graves and Gregory Amenoff among others.</p> <p>In recent years, the Museum has made a sustained effort to integrate important Latin American and Florida artists of national and international stature into its collections, with recent acquisitions of fine works by artists such as Julio Larraz, Jorge Segui and Arturo Rodriguez.</p> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 02:19:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list de la Cruz Collection, 23 NE 41ST STREET, Miami, Florida 33137 <p><strong>On December 2009 Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz opened a new space in Miami's Design District to showcase their personal collection of international contemporary art. The 30,000 square foot structure designed by John Marquette serves as an extension of their home, which has been available for public viewing for the past fifteen years. The collection includes permanent installations as well as rotating exhibits and special performances throughout the year.<br /> <br /> The collection has established a program where local artists are invited to propose ideas for site-specific installations that are exhibited in one of the project rooms. In this initiative to support our local art scene, artists are encouraged to create works based on art as a temporary experience and establish an open platform using non-traditional practices.<br /> <br /> In order to serve our schools, a series of workshops and classes were established this year in collaboration with Dade County Public Schools. These programs are intended to give our local students an opportunity to learn about different approaches to the creation and presentation of contemporary art. Students are encouraged to visit the space and library throughout the year and apply for internship positions. A reading and research center with selections from the de la Cruz's personal art library is open to the local community at no cost. Throughout the year a series of lectures and programs will concentrate on creating public awareness of art history and contemporary art practices.<br /> <br /> As of June 2010, the de la Cruz collection started a residency program collaborating for the first year with the SculptureCenter, New York. Artists are invited to stay in Miami for a period of four to six weeks. The residency is an opportunity to connect with the diverse and active local community and to explore the history, culture and natural resources of South Florida. </strong></p> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 06:16:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list Haitian Heritage Museum, 4141 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137 <p><img src="/userimages/26821/00120091111.jpg" /></p> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 22:57:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI), 770 NE 125 Street , North Miami, Florida 33161 <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art is to make contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences--especially under-served populations--by exploring the art of our time and its relationship to a broader cultural context. The museum is particularly interested in providing a forum for young and emerging artists and in presenting and collecting the works by local as well as internationally recognized artists. The Museum carries out this mission through exhibitions and acquiring works for its permanent collection as well as related symposia, publications, films, lectures, performances, and educational outreach activities, thereby providing a forum for dialogue about contemporary art in the community.<br /><br /></span><br /> <span class="style39"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">The Museum of Contemporary Art opened its Joan Lehman Building in 1996.  The museum was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Charles Gwathmey of Gwathmey-Siegel, New York, who worked in conjunction with the Miami firm of Gelabert-Navia to create an exquisite space in which to experience art.   In April 2007, MOCA announced plans for the expansion of its North Miami facility to satisfy the public demand for more MOCA exhibitions, access to the permanent collection and expanded educational programming.  The expansion, to be designed The Museum of Contemporary Art opened its Joan Lehman Building in1996.  The museum was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Charles Gwathmey of Gwathmey-Siegel, New York, who worked in conjunction with the Miami firm of Gelabert-Navia to create an exquisite space in which to experience art.   In April 2007, MOCA announced plans for the expansion of its North Miami facility to satisfy the public demand for more MOCA exhibitions, access to the permanent collection and expanded educational programming.  The expansion, to be designed by Gwathmey, will triple the museum’s current exhibition space and include such features as a new education wing, expanded facilities for public programs, and enhanced public areas.  <br /><br /></span></span><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Charles Gwathmey's design for the public spaces is articulated by four principle areas. The 9,000 square-foot exhibition gallery's open nave-like space is compartmentalized by moveable walls. Its floors are concrete and its metal barrel-vault ceiling rises 21 feet high. A clerestory window running along the north wall allows soft diffused light to filter into the gallery. The 2,000 square-foot art pavilion with its butterfly roof houses smaller exhibitions and installations. An outdoor art court is used for evening film screenings and special events. The exterior of the building is marked by gently curving walls intersected by angular planes, each distinguished by an earth tone color. A large palm tree-lined plaza and reflecting pool create a dramatic entrance to the museum.<br /><br /></span><span class="style39"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">MOCA's permanent collection reflects significant artistic developments in contemporary art by emerging and established artists from the U.S. and abroad and has made the collection and exhibition of installation art, video and film a special focus of its permanent collection. In 2007, MOCA and Tate, Great Britain, received a landmark donation from Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz of <i>No Ghost Just A Shell</i>, a multi-media collaboration of 17 international artists originated by Pierre Huyghe and Philipe Parreno, and <i>Zero Hero</i>, a monumental multi-media installation by John Bock. </span></span></p> <p class="style39" align="justify"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">In December 2005, the Museum of Contemporary Art opened a satellite exhibition and art warehouse space, MOCA at Goldman Warehouse, in the Wynwood Arts and Entertainment District of Miami (404 NW 26th Street, Miami).  This space was donated to MOCA through the year 2009 by Tony Goldman and Joey Goldman and is used to present exhibitions and projects by emerging artists and works from the permanent collection.</span></p> <p> </p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:01:14 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL <div>In service to the public, the mission of the Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale is to actively engage diverse audiences in the appreciation of works of art through innovative exhibitions, education programs, publications, and collection activities. International in scope, while reflecting the creative expression of our region, the Museum explores the broadest spectrum of visual culture at the highest level of quality.</div> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:43:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list Museum of HistoryMiami, 101 Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 <h2>Organizational Description</h2> <p>HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. We accomplish this through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications. HistoryMiami advocates for helping everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami‘s future.</p> <h2>History</h2> <p>HistoryMiami, formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, was founded in 1940 as a historical association comprised of famous Miamians including George Merrick, Charlton Tebeau and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The Association established the first museum for regular public use in 1962 and ten years later, moved to a larger facility within the Miami Science Museum, expanding its exhibition and educational programs.</p> <p>From 1974 to 1979, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida focused on developing storyline exhibitions and its professional staff. In 1984, the Historical Museum moved to downtown Miami, the site of its present facility in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center.</p> <p>On April 29, 2010 the Historical Museum of Southern Florida was officially renamed to HistoryMiami. The new brand direction and name was unveiled during the annual membership meeting attended by board members, community leaders, staff and members, as well as area residents. The rebranding was a direct result of a year-long effort to encompass the past history which defines the region as well as the future direction of our community more suitably.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:56:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 <p style="text-align: justify;">The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875–1953) and his wife, Elizabeth Calhoun Norton (1881–1947). The Nortons were actively interested in fine arts and developed a sizable collection of paintings and sculpture.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">An industrialist who headed the Acme Steel Company in Chicago, Mr. Norton retired in 1939 to make his permanent home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Upon moving south, the Nortons decided to share their collection with the public. In 1940, the Norton Gallery and School of Art was built on property located between South Olive Avenue and South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Mr. Norton commissioned Marion Sims Wyeth, of the distinguished firm of Wyeth, King &amp; Johnson, to design a building to house the collection. The late Art Deco/Neo-Classic building opened its doors to the public on February 8, 1941.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Museum Collection consists of 7,000 works of art concentrated in the following departments: <span style="text-decoration: underline;">European</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">American</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Chinese</span>, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Contemporary</span> and <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Photography</span>.   </p> <p> </p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:34:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list Rubell Family Collection, 95 NW 29th Street, Miami 33127 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: small;">Founded in 1994, the Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) is a 501(c)(3) public registered charity located in the Wynwood Art District, in downtown Miami, Florida. CAF has been a public-access facility since 1996, and the locus for housing, preserving, archiving and presenting the Rubell Family Collection (RFC), one of the world’s leading collections of contemporary art. In addition, the CAF presides over an in-house research library containing over 40,000 volumes, including many rare texts and periodicals. The library is open to the public.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">CAF believes that great works of art are an intrinsically transcendent, elevating, liberating and empowering force, and that the artifacts of our time are the legacy of society as a whole. Based on this premise, the Foundation seeks to prompt social intercourse and debate, an essential freedom of a democratic society, by sharing with the world the physical, sensual and intellectual properties of cutting-edge art.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">CAF advances public interaction at RFC by presenting works from the collection in rotating, curated exhibitions with accompanying documentation, throughout its 27 galleries, new media room and Sculpture Garden, as well as through a variety of educational and community outreach programs. In addition, CAF commissions new works of art and produces traveling exhibitions, which are presented throughout the world.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;">The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) is one of the leading collections of contemporary art in the world. Started in 1964, soon after Don and Mera Rubell were married, the collecting group expanded some years later when their children Jason and Jennifer, then quite young, joined their parents in buying and collecting art. Recently Jason’s wife Michelle joined the collecting team alongside her husband. The family’s extensive collection of works dates from the 1960s to the present.</span><br /><br /><br /><br /></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:58:56 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami, FL 33199 <p><strong>The Mission</strong> of The Patricia &amp; Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University is to:</p> <ul> <li> <p>The mission of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University is to enrich and educate local, national and international audiences through the language of art by collecting, preserving, researching, interpreting and exhibiting art from diverse cultures throughout human history.</p> </li> <li> <p>The Frost Art Museum, located within a large urban institution, provides an exceptional resource for scholarly research and interdisciplinary collaboration, augmenting the university’s educational mission as both a local and global center of knowledge and culture.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The Patricia &amp; Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University envisions itself as:</p> <ul> <li>A cultural beacon for South Florida, with its exhibitions and public programs integrated into the life of the community as inextricably as its schools, recreational facilities and theaters </li> <li>A dynamic, research-oriented university visual arts institution that is a center for interdisciplinary training </li> </ul> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:37:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list http://www.artslant.com/mia/Venues/list