Miami Art and Entertainment
The Arts, Museums & Theatres
Miami has a host of big-name museums. The Wolfsonian specializes in propaganda and decorative arts, with exhibits that are both profound and peculiar. There are more 80,000 European and American pieces from murals and poster art to architectural examples.
South Beach may be synonymous with sun, sand, beautiful people and nightlife, but it's also home to a world-class arts community. Another well-kept secret is the Bass Museum of Art in South Beach's Art Deco district. It claims the title of the most comprehensive collection in the region, cataloguing works ranging from old masters to contemporary photographers.
The Miami Children's Museum offers children the opportunity to explore their imaginations through educational play and fantastic interactive exhibitions while the Miami Art Museum features an eclectic mix of modern and contemporary works by such artists as Eric Fischl, Max Beckmann, Jim Dine, and Stuart Davis. Rotating exhibitions span ages and styles, and often focus on Latin American or Caribbean artists. Lincoln Road is home to Britto Central, showcasing the Neo-Pop work of celebrated Miami artist, Romero Britto.
It is not wonder the international arts community flock to Miami Beach each December for Switzerland's stunning and highly acclaimed Art Basel.
The Miami Holocaust Memorial is a heart-wrenching memorial that should be seen. The powerful centrepiece, Kenneth Triester's Sculpture of Love & Anguish, depicts victims of the concentration camps crawling up a giant yearning hand stretching up to the sky, marked with an Auschwitz number tattoo. The reflecting pool tells the story of the Holocaust. Inside the centre of the memorial is a representation that is one of the most solemn and moving tributes to the millions of Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust. Walk through an open hallway lined with photographs and the names of concentration camps and their victims.
For live performances, head to the Jackie Gleason Theatre in a historic Art Deco building, just minutes from Edgewater South Beach. It's intimate and hosts shows by the likes of the Miami City Ballet and the Miami Beach Broadway Series...read more about Miami arts, museums and theaters »
Second Saturday of every month, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Miami City Ballet
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Miami Art Museum (Miami Dade Cultural Center)
Music and Theatre:
Coconut Grove Playhouse
Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
Miami Arena (for scheduled concerts and events)
Miami Symphony Orchestra
Miami Beach Convention Center ~
1700 Convention Center Dr. ~
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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