Picture this, you're surrounded by hanging green garden tubes and a garden of 20th and 21st-century sculptures and exhibitions while taking in spectacular views of Biscayne Bay. Convinced yet? This is one of several reasons why the Perez museum has made it onto our "Best Museums in Miami" list.
The Perez museum thrives on its mission of being a moving force in the presentation, interpretation, study, and preservation of international modern and contemporary art. Since Perez is dedicated to displaying international work, it's also known to be the best at presenting art from Latin America, the U.S. Latino experience, the African diaspora, and the Caribbean.
Founded in 1984, the Museum was dedicated to the international art of the 20th and 21st centuries to create a home for contemporary art that didn't exist at the time. In 1994, it became a collecting institution, and as the city's demographics changed the previous decade, the Perez museum realized a need to refocus its mission in reflecting the city's diverse stream of communities. In 2013, as it evolved with the city, it expanded into the 200,000 square-foot campus located on Biscayne Bay for art-goers, visitors, and travelers to enjoy.
The Perez Museum has activities for everyone. Besides exploring the galleries, visitors can: enjoy waterfront dining at Verde restaurant, shop a wide selection of furnishings, art books, and unique handmade items at the museum's gift store. And, if you need a break from all the exploring, you can take in the spectacular views of Biscayne Bay beneath the hanging gardens too!
Apart from various activities, the Perez museum offers all kinds of tours. Check out their FREE tours led by museum guides! These are available daily at 11 am, 12 pm, 2:30 pm and Thursday evenings at 6 or 6:30 pm. With museum admission, tours are free and last for 45 minutes. Tours in Spanish presented by Goya are available every Saturday at 2 pm while assisted listening devices are available as well. Plan your next trip to the Perez museum ASAP since space is limited (first-come, first-served).
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