Museums are the main reason why I started this blog. In general, art museums are my point of interest but any museum with exhibitions that educates and tells a thought-provoking story and ultimately inspires you will have a place here.
The information for the museums listed below are available on their own websites. Please follow their links to explore and visit.
Boca Museum of Art
The Museum continues to attract people of all ages with its permanent and traveling exhibitions, educational gallery, and sculpture garden. Lectures, film & video series, docent and cell phone tours, special events, and children and family programming expand the visitors experience throughout the year. A Grand Hallway, stunning Sculpture Garden and large catering kitchen makes the Boca Museum of Art the ideal place for meetings and social gatherings.
Closed Mondays and Holidays.
PAMM Pérez Art Museum Miami
The selection and presentation of artists, collections, and commissioned projects for PAMM is guided by the Museum’s mission to create dialogues across and through local, regional, and international contexts. Its curatorial program examines the interpretation and appropriation of cultural and political identities, economic structures, and commodities generated by Miami’s diverse population and its position as a cross-cultural hub.
The Museum also emphasizes artists and projects that engage with traditions from the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America, and is particularly attuned to the work of local artists and designers. As a young, immigrant city, Miami is a nexus for the transnational exchange of people, resources, cultures, and ideas, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami has developed its collecting and exhibition program to respond to and reflect the dynamic interchanges that shape and feed the city’s identity.
Wolfsonian-FIU Miami Beach
The Wolfsonian's collections comprise approximately 180,000 objects from the 1850s to 1950s—the height of the Industrial Revolution through the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.
The Wolfsonian uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, political, and technological changes that have transformed our world. It encourages people to see the world in new ways, and to learn from the past as they shape the present and influence the future.
Lowe Art Museum - University of Miami
The history of the Lowe Art Museum reflects an unswerving commitment to fulfill its mission to serve the University of Miami as a teaching resource, and the residents of and visitors to greater Miami as its major general art museum.Its 17,500–object collection is one of the most important in the southeast, with strengths in Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American, and Asian art.
Closed Mondays and University Holidays.
Frost Art Museum-FIU Miami
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum's collection comprises American and European printmaking from the 1960s and '70s, photography, Pre-Columbian objects, African art, and a growing number of works by contemporary Caribbean and Latin American artists.
Its Sculpture Park is open 24 hours a day and the museum is closed on Mondays.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
ICA Miami’s permanent collection articulates cornerstone moments in the careers of some of the most significant artists of our time. Works in the collection are defined by their achievement in one or more of the following categories: magnitude to an artist’s career; impact on international contemporary art; thematic relationship to the Miami region and its dynamic political, cultural and economic forces.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
The Museum of Contemporary Art established its Permanent Collection in 1995. MOCA’s Permanent Collection now numbers approximately 600 works. The museum has acquired works through donations or purchased with funds donated specifically for acquiring art. The permanent collection reflects significant artistic developments in contemporary art by emerging and established artists from the U.S. and abroad.
bass museum of art | miami beach
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a range of dynamic contemporary art exhibitions. Educational programs, artist projects, lectures, concerts and free family days complement the works on view.
Museum galleries are closed for renovation till Fall 2016.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
NSU Art Museum’s celebrated permanent collection contains more than 6,000 works. Among its highlights is the country’s largest collection of 19th and early 20th century paintings and drawings by the American realist William Glackens, the most extensive holding in the U.S. of works by post-World War II, avant-garde CoBrA artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, and extensive holdings of works by leading Latin American artists.
MACBA: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
The Collection starts with the materic abstraction of the fifties and follows the evolution of European pop, the avant-gardes of the sixties and seventies, the centrality of the word and poetic experience and the return of photographic figurative representation, and anti-minimalist sculpture in the eighties, before reaching today’s younger artists.
It brings together works by Catalan, Spanish and international artists, particularly from South America and Eastern Europe, and has more recently started to include works by artists from North Africa, the Middle East and the Arab world.
Museu Picasso Barcelona
The Picasso museum is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Picasso museum, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.
The Picasso museum is very rich in regard to work from the formative years in the life of the artist; it is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period. The Museum also houses an important representation of works from 1917, and the series Las Meninas (1957) as well as a comprehensive print collection.
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
Among paintings, sculptures and drawings, books and engravings, the collection has examples of every aspect of Tàpies’ artistic output and of the different typologies, techniques and materials he uses. The collection includes a selection of drawings and portraits from the forties, a major group of the matter paintings of the fifties and sixties, a large number of object works from the sixties and early seventies, and others done with foam-rubber or the spray technique, varnishes and fireclay from the eighties, and objects and sculptures done over the nineties, in which he experimented with new materials such as metal sheets, sometimes used as pictorial supports, or bronze.
The Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey’s first private museum to organize modern and contemporary art exhibitions, was founded in 2004 and occupies an 8,000 square meter site on the shores of the Bosphorus.
Istanbul Modern embraces a global vision to collect, preserve, exhibit and document works of modern and contemporary art and make them accessible to art lovers.
As part of its commitment to sharing Turkey’s artistic creativity with wide audiences and promoting its cultural identity in the international art world, Istanbul Modern hosts a broad array of interdisciplinary activities.
Apart from permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, a photography gallery, and spaces for educational and social programs, the museum offers a cinema, restaurant, design store and an extensive library.
Closed on Mondays.
Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
Borusan Contemporary is a multi-platform program of exhibitions, events, educational activities, new commissions and site specific installations rooted in Borusan Contemporary Art Collection.
These activities are defined by their specific focus on media arts broadly defined, ie artists who work with time, light, technology, video, software and beyond. Most of the program takes place at Perili Köşk Istanbul, and co-exists with the offices of Borusan Holding, in essence creating a unique museum in an office paradigm.
The entire building including the galleries, office space, café, Borusan ArtStore and outdoor terraces with breathtaking views of the Bosphorus are open to the public on the weekends.
Elgiz Museum, Istanbul
The Elgiz Museum was founded by collectors Sevda and Can Elgiz as the first contemporary art museum in Turkey in 2001. As public contemporary art museums and/or foundations did not exist, this privately-owned, non-profit institution took on the mission to support the development of contemporary art with an international identity in a 2000 m² space open to the public.
Formerly known as Proje4L, the space functioned as an experimental platform for young, up-and-coming artists and curators. Continuing this mission, the Elgiz Museum houses the family’s collection and hosts dynamic, avantgarde, temporary exhibitions, and educational programmes.
This “private collection museum” is situated amongst the highrise buildings of Istanbul’s business district Maslak, within which its open-air terrace provides an exhibition platform for sculptors and land-art projects.
Closed Sundays and Mondays.
SSM S.U. Sakip Sabanci Museum, Istanbul
Sabancı University's Sakıp Sabancı Museum is located in Emirgan, at one of Istanbul's oldest settlements on the Bosphorus.
In 1998, together with its collection and furnishings, the mansion was bequeathed to Sabancı University by the Sabancı family to be transformed into a museum.
With the annex of a modern gallery, the exhibition areas of the museum opened to visitors in 2002; with a further extension of the layout in 2005, the technical level of the museum reached international standards.
Today Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum presents a versatile museological environment with its rich permanent collection, the comprehensive temporary exhibitions that it hosts, its conservation units, model educational programs and the various concerts, conferences and seminars held there.
ARTER Space for Art, Istanbul
An initiative of the Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKF), Arter opened in 2010 to offer a sustainable infrastructure for producing and exhibiting contemporary art.
Arter has been presenting solo and group exhibitions with the aim of providing a platform of visibility for artistic practices and encouraging production of contemporary artworks through the support it provides in the context of these exhibitions. Arter's programme also features publications that accompany each exhibition.