Miami Museum Month May 1-31

When: May 1 -31 2012
Where: Throughout the Magic city

Whether you just joined or have been a member for years, this is an incredible opportunity to museum hop and experience the Miami cultural scene.

During May, all visitors and locals will be offered “Buy One, Get One Free” admission at participating museums.

During this month-long program, membership at any one of these participating museums will work as a free pass to any of the other museums.


Participants Guide:

Ancient Spanish Monastery: Experience a time past and the unique architecture of the Ancient Spanish Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux. A registered Florida Heritage site built in Sacramenia, in the Province of Segovia, Spain, during the period 1133-1144 Cistercian monks occupied the monastery for nearly 700 years.
ArtCenter/South Florida: A non-profit organization founded in 1984, advances the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida. ArtCenter exists to provide affordable workspaces on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach for outstanding visual artist in all stages of career development.
Bakehouse Art Complex:A visual arts not-for-profi t organization, dedicated to creating an environment for artistic search, exploration and expression. Housing more than 60 artist’s studios plus workshops and two galleries displaying contemporary art.
Bass Museum of Art: View selections from a permanent collection spanning more than fi ve hundred years and four continents as well as cutting-edge works by contemporary artists.
Coral Gables Museum:This is the boyhood home of George E. Merrick, founder and developer of the City of Coral Gables. This historic landmark originally began as an 1899 frame house, and was added onto in 1907. The house has been restored to the 1920s period and filled with the Merrick family’s art, furniture and personal treasures.
Dezer Collection Automobile Museum: America’s largest eclectic automobile museum- featuring 1,200 vehicles including original James Bond Vehicles, Hollywood Cars of the Stars, and American/European Classics.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum: Houses a collection of historic railroad cars and memorabilia. The permanent exhibit, the presidential Pullman car Ferdinand Magellan, was used by former presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Reagan. Other features include the model train exhibit and Thomas the Tank Engine tables for children.
The Haitian Heritage Museum: A monumental symbol of Haitian history, culture and its people.
HistoryMiami: Explore 10,000 years of local history at HistoryMiami. Enjoy changing exhibitions related to South Florida and the Caribbean.
Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach: This inspiring memorial, designed by Kenneth Treister F.A.I.A., is a tribute to the six million Jewish victims of Nazi terrorism before and during World War II. Around the monument, the walls of a tunnel-like passage chronicle the images of the death camps. It also features a photographic mural and a Memorial Wall with the names of the victims.
Jewish Museum of Florida: Collects, preserves and interprets the Jewish experience in Florida from 1763 to the present. The focal point of the Museum is its core exhibit, “MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida,”along with special exhibits that are featured throughout the year. A Collections & Research Center, several films, Timeline Wall of Jewish History and a Museum Store complete the experience.
Lowe Art Museum: Located on the main campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, the Lowe Art Museum is the oldest accredited visual arts institution in Miami-Dade County and the area’s premier collecting museum.
Miami Art Museum: 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 new home, with 200,000 square feet of programmable space, will be located in downtown Miami’s Museum Park, and will include 32,000 square feet of galleries, allowing MAM to better serve its diverse audience with larger and more varied exhibitions. The new Miami Art Museum is projected to open to the public in 2013.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden: Recently completed a $1.2 Million landscape renovation designed by acclaimed South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles that showcases a collection of Florida Native trees and plants, palms, bromeliads and flowering trees. Water gardens, cascading fountains and a wetland with red mangrove and pond apple trees enhance the 2.6-acre site designed for social and corporate events. Admission is free.
Miami Children’s Museum: Dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create.
Miami Science Museum: This Smithsonian Institute Affiliate features national traveling exhibitions, a Wildlife Center with rare birds of prey and reptiles, and fascinating Planetarium shows. Live science demonstrations and theater shows daily. Museum store on-site. Laser shows every first Friday of the month.
MOCA—Museum of Contemorary Art: The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art is to make contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences— especially under-served populations by exploring the art of our time and its relationship to a broader cultural context.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum: An AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate, recognized for its growing collection of 20th and 21st century American and Latin American art, innovative exhibitions, outstanding lecture series and unparalleled programs. The museum is the repository of more than 6,000 works of art.
Wings Over Miami Air Museum: Located at Kendall-Tamiami Airport in Miami-Dade County, the Wings Over Miami Air Museum serves as an ongoing tribute to the veterans and aviators who pioneered military and civilian aviation. The museum seeks to educate visitors about the rich history of aviation, the scientific basis of flight, and the many challenges faced during the evolution of flight.
The Wolfsonian—FIU: Located in the heart of the Art Deco District, The Wolfsonian exhibits an astounding collection of modern objects—both the rare and the overlooked—from the 1885 to 1945 era, demonstrating the active role design plays in motivating actions, expressing ideas, creating desires, and shaping identities.
World Erotic Art Museum: See the fascinating and captivating World Erotic Art Museum, home of the largest collection of erotic art in America. The priceless private collection dates from antiquities to contemporary times and shows all cultures, art mediums and lifestyles in a tasteful historic time line.

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