Art Mu­se­ums

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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. It 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 TSu 10 am-5 pm. The mu­seum store and Bessie’s Bistro are open Tu-F 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. 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. NOR­TON MU­SEUM OF ART— The Nor­ton Mu­seum of Art has blos­somed into a cul­tural bas­tion. It has played host to trav­el­ing ex­hibits by French Im­pres­sion­ists and Ge­or­gia O’Ke­effe and boasts im­pres­sive col­lec­tions of late 19th- and 20th-century Amer­i­can work, Euro­pean art, con­tem­po­rary work and photography. Its hold­ings in­clude works by Euro­pean artists Bran­cusi, Gau­guin, Matisse, Miró, Monet and Pi­casso and by Amer­i­cans such as Davis, Has­sam, Hop­per, Man­ship, O’Ke­effe, Pol­lock and Sheeler. www.nor­ton.org. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561.832.5196. 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. One 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. THE WOLFSONIAN- FIU— This mu­seum and re­search cen­ter uses ob­jects to il­lus­trate the per­sua­sive power of art and de­sign to ex­plore the mod­ern era (1885-1945). The ar­ti­facts that com­prise the col­lec­tions range from fine art, graphic de­sign and po­lit­i­cal pro­pa­ganda to fur­ni­ture, rare books and ephemeral ma­te­ri­als, such as post­cards and travel brochures. Open M-Tu, Th, Sa & Su, noon- 6 pm; F noon-9 pm. Free ad­mis­sion af­ter 6 pm on Fri­days. Ad­mis­sion $7 adults; $5 se­niors, stu­dents and chil­dren 6-12. www.wolfsonian.org. 1001 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.1001. 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 am­mid­night. Ad­mis­sion: $15. www.weam. com. 1205 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Miami Beach, 866.969.WEAM or 305.532.9336.

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