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.

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