As I am sure you can tell from my posts I love to eat and take crazy photos of random Miami happenings, but I also like to visit a museum every now and then. This month is Miami Museum Month, which means that during May visitors and locals alike can visit several museums for discounted prices.
I decided to give you a few of my favorite museums that I think would be cool for you to visit whether you are a local and need something new to check out, or a visitor of the 305.
1. Bass Museum of Art: This museum showcases contemporary exhibitions and presents art in dynamic conversations spanning time, history and cultures. If you like Antiquities, Renaissance and Baroque art then this is your place. The building itself is pretty awesome – it dates back to 1930 and is an original Art Deco building.
Museum Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, noon - 5 p.m. Friday from 12 - 9 p.m.
Admission: General admission $8, seniors/students $6. Free for members and children under 6.
2. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami: I have to add I am a bit biased towards this museum. I went to the "U" in case you didn't know. Temporary exhibitions are drawn from the museum’s vast collection as well as traveling exhibitions. Permanent exhibits include Italian Renaissance and Baroque, Greco-Roman Antiquities, 17th-21st century Art of the Americas and Europe, and Asian, African and Native American art.
Museum Hours: The museum and its store is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday noon - 4 p.m. Closed on Monday.
Admission: Adults $10, seniors/students $5. Free for members, University of Miami students, faculty and staff, and children under 12.
3. Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach: In 1984, a small group of Holocaust survivors got together and developed a permanent memorial in Miami to the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis during World War II. This inspiring memorial, designed by Kenneth Treister F.A.I.A., houses a tunnel-like passage chronicling the images of the death camps. It also features a photographic mural and a Memorial Wall with the names of the victims.
Museum Hours: Open to the public seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
4. Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM): PAMM is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a special emphasis on art of the Americas. PAMM features 200,000 square feet of sprawling galleries, shaded outdoor verandas, a waterfront restaurant and bar, a museum shop, an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces, and more.
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Admission: Members, children under 6 and active U.S. Military are free. Adults are $12, seniors/students $8.
5. The Coral Gables Museum: For those of you who love architecture this is the museum for you. The Coral Gables Museum celebrates the civic arts of architecture, urban design and planning, sustainable development and preservation – both environmental and architectural. They currently have an exhibition about Coral Gables’ founder and developer George Merrick.
Museum Hours: Tuesday - Friday from noon - 6 p.m.; Sunday from noon - 5 p.m.; Monday closed.
Admission: Members are free; adults $7; students/seniors $5; children (6-12) $3
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