Take an art-filled break before, during or after #ATA56 to visit one of downtown Miami’s best-kept secrets: the Pérez Art Museum Miami. In this waterfront oasis in the middle of a bustling city, in addition to gorgeous views of Biscayne Bay, you can enjoy exhibits of modern and contemporary art with a focus on 20th- and 21st-Century international art.
Opened in 2013, the museum is located in a state-of-the-art building and hosts a permanent collection and numerous traveling exhibitions, both indoors and in its outdoor sculpture garden. Spend a couple of hours seeing the art on your own, or 45 minutes on a free tour (with museum admission). The tours, led by museum guides, are Tuesdays-Sundays at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Tours in Spanish are on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Global Positioning Systems, featuring the work of 35 artists from the museum’s permanent collection, is a six-part exhibit that includes artwork from Cuba’s Jose Bedia and Mexico’s Jonathan Hernández. Other works currently on display include those of Dominican artist Firelei Báez, which were inspired by lineages of black resistance; work by Canadian photographer and art historian Jeff Wall; outdoor sculptures by Mark di Suvero; and abstract paintings by nine Aboriginal Australian artists.
Have a wonderful time!