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Previously known as the Miami Art Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami is located at Museum Park. The city of Miami is a melting pot of cultures, and that is the focal theme on which the art work at this museum is focused. Named for Jorge M. Pérez, whose contribution funded it, Pérez Art Museum Miami is not just a place to admire art, but a cultural destination in itself.
This museum is designed specifically bearing in mind children's interests and how to channel effective learning through fun activities. You will find children immersed in workshops, lecture series, plays and films. Kids can also join classes and clubs and actively participate in activities that enthral them. This place addresses important issues, such as education, childcare and safety, family health care and parenting. A visit to the Miami Children's Museum will be an educative experience for kids as well as adults.
Located at the University of Miami, the Lowe Art Museum is the oldest accredited visual arts institution in Miami-Dade County. The permanent collection comprises Renaissance, Baroque, Native American and pre-Colombian antiquities and 20th-century contemporary art. Each year the museum presents six new exhibits and offers lectures, tours, and other educational opportunities, including the Beaux Arts Festival.
The Museum Of Contemporary Art primarily features late 20th-century exhibits. Postmodern experimentation is a major theme, which lends itself to a uniquely provocative display. The building structure was inspired by the Cubist movement creating an unusual and lovely structure. There is an outdoor courtyard that is used for exhibits and film screenings.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum located in Florida International University's Modesto A. Maidique Campus, features exhibitions of student work and also hosts national traveling shows focusing on the work of well-known artists. Outside, the Sculpture Park, open all day, offers an opportunity for a pleasant stroll surrounded by artwork.
Get a closer look at one of the proudest innovations of American ingenuity, the railroad. Authentic Pullmans, engines, and dining cars are displayed along a half-mile of real track. The museum's most prized acquisition, however, is the Ferdinand Magellan, one of the most luxurious railroad cars in the United States. Built in the 1930s for President Franklin Roosevelt, the car has since been used by Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan, and Bush. The Ferdinand Magellan was completely restored after being destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and is now available for public viewing at The Gold Coast Railroad Museum. This unique museum can also be rented for private celebrations as well as corporate functions.