Miami Art Museum

Miami Art Museum (MAM), a modern and contemporary art museum located in downtown Miami, FL, is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with an emphasis on the cultures of the Atlantic Rimthe Americas, Europe and Africafrom which the vast majority of Miami residents hail. MAM serves one of the most diverse and fast-growing regions of the country, where a confluence of North and Latin American cultures adds vibrancy and texture to the civic landscape. MAM embraces its role as a cultural anchor and touchstone in a city that welcomes countless ethnic and age groups, lifestyles and ideas.

MAM’s far-ranging vision is expressed in the breadth and depth of its exhibition program. In 2009, MAM premiered the most comprehensive survey of works by Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca ever presented in North America. In 2010, the Museum organized an exhibition of interactive works by Carlos Cruz-Diez, one of Latin America’s most important living masters, and a group exhibition of new works by Miami-based artists. In November 2010, MAM opened Susan Rothenberg’s first South Florida exhibition, the artist’s first museum show in over a decade. MAM has also recently presented exhibitions of works by Janet Cardiff and George Buress Miller, Quisqueya Henriquez, Wifredo Lam, and Yinka Shonibare.

Prior to becoming a collecting institution in 1996, MAM’s predecessor, the Center for the Fine Arts, was strictly an exhibiting organization, presenting exhibitions from the entire breadth of art history. It had no collection of its own. As part of an institution-wide reorganization, the new Museum dedicated itself to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with an emphasis on international art of the western hemisphere.

Place Categories: Art MuseumPlace Tags: illustration, paintings, Photography and printmaking

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