Perez Art Museum Miami (Scott Barnett) English

    Sample Miami's Thriving Arts Scene at the Pérez Art Museum

    By Scott Barnett

    Long known for its art deco, Miami now is getting known for its art museum — the Pérez Art Museum Miami, to be exact. The permanent collection and rotating exhibits here draw heavily upon the works of Latin American and Caribbean artists and strive to reflect Miami’s geographic and cultural links. And the building, designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, stands as a work of art in itself — in a distinctively Miami way. Interior and exterior spaces connect with the environmental context, deliberately showing off both the art and its subtropical city setting in ways that highlight both. Come for the art, or bring a book to enjoy by windows showing off views of the city and Biscayne Bay.

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