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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.
A permanent collection of Renaissance masterworks makes up one section of the Bass Museum of Art. In another, featured exhibitions showcase the best in historical and contemporary art. Past exhibitions have included the paintings of Russian artist Maxim Kantor and the hallucinogenic sculptures of Liza Lou. There are also tapestries, photographs, textiles and artifacts on display. The museum even offers classes and children's camps.
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 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.