The Miami Museum of Art features a permanent collection of items called the Dream Collection, which began in 1996 with fourteen pieces provided by artists or on loan from private collectors. In 1997, an additional eleven acquisitions became a part of the Miami Art Museum collection. From 1998 to 2004, the collection continued to grow with works of art from private collectors, and the Art Museum in Miami currently exhibits nearly 500 original pieces along with scheduled exhibits on display throughout the year.
The permanent collection at the Miami Art Museum is diverse, with examples of different media including ink, oil, acrylic, metal, wood, and paper, and rotating exhibits throughout the year spotlight work created by both upcoming and established artists; whenever you choose to take your Miami vacation, you're certain to find excellent artwork here.
The Art Museum in Miami is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am until 5 pm; Thursday from 5 pm until 9 pm; and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5 pm. The Miami Museum of Art is closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. For families with small children, strollers are permitted inside the gallery. Families on vacation might also enjoy visiting the Miami Children's Museum or the Science Museum while on their trip.
During June, July, August, visitors can visit the museum in the evening from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm every second Thursday of the month. Every third Thursday of each month, drinks, and gourmet treats are served while live music is played at the Art Museum in Miami from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. This unusual nightspot is well worth adding to the list of things to do during a trip to South Florida if you find yourself here in the summer months.