1. South Beach: Yeah I said it! South Beach is the number one art museum in Miami. SoBe with its 3 mile radius collection of art deco buildings that date back to the 1920′s, by far has the largest collection of art in Miami-Dade County and if not the world. Not only that, but at night you can see the entire collection in an entire different way. Light up in neon lights. South Beach is Miami ‘s number one museum. Oh are you thinking of going to SoBe today? Check out the weather first via the live web. JUST CLICK HERE
2. Miami Museum of Art: Notable works at the MAM are works by Marcel Duchamp, Frank Stella and George Seagal. I also love this museum because it works together with the community and families. Check out the “social” section on their website. The one thing I don’t understand about this museum is why it doesnt have any works by Romero Britto. Yet they have work that most Miami folks can not relate to. Look forward to 2013 when they will open their new internationally acclaimed “go green” facility in Biscayne blvd. Click here to see the plans and live webcam of the new Miami Art Museum.
3. Bass Museum: Because its one of the few museum that has works of art that date further than the 1900′s, I chose the Bass Museum to be number three. Not to mention that it is located inside the best and largest museum in Miami, South Beach.
4. Lowe Art Museum: at the University of Miami campus comes in at number four. It houses art from all the 6 continents that humans have made art at. Guess which continent is has not. By the way there are 7 continents in total. All kidding aside the collection at the Lowe is extensive. They just opened the Pailey Pavilion, housing contemporary art by the likes of glass sculptor Chahuly. Oh, why the football player pic? Oh it brings back memories of when I took field trips to the Lowe as a child living in Miami. You’ll see it when you go. It’s still there!
5. The Rubell Family Collection:This museum has works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and local Miamian Purvis Young.It is not quite in a museum facility but the collection ranks at the top five of the list. Such a friendly environment at this museum that one feels like part of the Rubell Family. I’ve been there a couple of times for workshops and the experience was wholesome. However the collection if very edgy so I would not recommend some galleries if you are with children.
6.Patrica & Phillip Frost Museum: this museum houses noticeable works by African American artist from Harlem, NY, Jacob Lawrence. I had to include this museum because the architecture of the building it self is a work of art. It is a gorgeous building. It is located at Florida International University. Just like the Guggenheim in New York, I recommend taking the elevator to the top floor an then viewing the art as you walk down.