MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
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INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART MIAMI— The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA Miami) provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists. ICA Miami presents the work of local artists through frequent exhibitions; its permanent collection, meanwhile, showcases local artists who have reached “cornerstone moments” with their works. Tu-Su, 11 am-7 pm; free admission. www.icamiami.org. 4040 NE 2nd Ave., 305.901.5272. JEWISH MUSEUM OF FLORIDA- FIU— A unique destination for every age and background, the museum comprises two restored synagogues, both on the National Register of Historic Places. One has Art Deco features and 80 stained-glass windows. The core exhibit, “MOSAIC,” depicts nearly 250 years of Jewish life in Florida. Open TuSu. 10 am-5 pm. The museum store and Bessie’s Bistro are open Tues.-Fri. and Sun. 10 am-5 pm. Adults $6; seniors 65+ and students $5; children under 6 and members, free; families $12; Saturdays are free. www.jewishmuseum. com. 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.672.5044. LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI— The area’s oldest and largest art museum with a permanent collection of more than 14,000 objects including Greco-Roman Antiquities; Renaissance and Baroque Art; 17th-21st Century Art of the Americas and Europe, Asian, African, Ancient and Native American Art, rotated within large gallery spaces, plus special exhibitions. Open Tu-Sa 10 am- 4 pm; Su noon- 4 pm. Adults $10; students and seniors $5, children under 12 free. www.miami.edu/lowe. 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, 305.284.3535. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NORTH MIAMI— This sleek museum has attracted a world-class and ongoing roster of exhibits, showcasing such artists as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Diego Rivera. It also offers art classes for children, teens and adults. Check out Jazz at MoCA, a free outdoor concert on the last Friday of each month. www.mocanomi. org. 770 NE 125th St., North Miami, 305.893.6211. NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE— Host to a number of highprofile exhibits over the years, the 21,000-square-foot NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale has become one of South Florida’s premier cultural attractions. Its permanent collection includes significant works by the American artist William Glackens. Visit the museum store and cafe. www.nsuartmuseum. org. 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.525.5500. PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI— Learn something new and explore with
the whole family at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, where you’ll be sure to discover something extraordinary. With frequently changing exhibits and amazing works of art, PAMM also offers a one-of-a-kind restaurant overlooking Biscayne Bay, Verde. Closed on Wednesdays. www.pamm.org. 1103 Biscayne Blvd., 305.375.3000. WORLD EROTIC ART MUSEUM— Find the world’s greatest collection of erotic art, including sculptures, paintings, artifacts, jewelry and much more from the four corners of the world. Provides visitors an experience that is thrilling, sensual, erotic and educational. Open M-Th from 11 am to 10 pm, F-Su 11 am to midnight. Admission is $15. www.weam.com. 1205 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 866.969.WEAM or 305.532.9336.