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This landmark building located in the center of Miami is especially important to Cuban residents. During the 1960s, it was the processing center for nearly half a million Cuban refugees. Designed by George A Fuller, Schultze, & Weaver the Freedom Tower was established in 1925. Prior to its stint as a Cuban refugee center, the Freedom Tower housed the Miami News. The Freedom Tower is home to MDC Museum of Art + Design. Visitors to the landmark can peruse beautiful artworks exhibited at the museum.
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.
Romero Britto is not only Brazil's most famous neo-pop artist, but one of the most renowned contemporary artists in the world. His vibrantly colorful work has been featured in Absolut, Pepsi and IBM campaigns, alongside the works of other modern masters such as Andy Warhol and Kenny Scharf. Fine art prints, sculptures, portraits and all the other creations he is famous for can be found at Britto Central.
Founded in 1986 to commemorate the collection of Mitchell Wolfson Junior, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University aims to demonstrate the role and social context of art and design in the industrial period of 1885-1945. The seven-storied facility is located in a renovated Mediterranean-Revival building in the heart of South Beach. Over the years, the museum has gained international recognition as well as local popularity. As a division of Florida International University, the museum provides students with several research and educational opportunities. The museum offers intriguing exhibits, lectures, films, and activities.
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 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.