As an art lover myself, I can’t help but appreciate the fact that May is Museum Month in Miami! All the alliteration can’t be credited to me, but rather the Miami tourism board (the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau as we are so fond to call it) whose great idea it was to dedicate each month to a different theme (April was Sports month, June is Film month, July is Spa month and in this fashion they literally all revolve around a different subject to love!)
Many tourists visit Miami but don’t realize just how densely saturated we are with museums! What Museum month aims to do is to encourage locals and tourists alike to visit by offering buy one get one admission to most museums as well as by advertising those museums which already have special deals and even free days throughout the year!
One museum which may pique your interest is the Ancient Spanish Monastery in North Miami which was purchased by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and reassembled onsite in the 1950s. It was originally built in 1141 and is the oldest standing structure in this hemisphere.
Of course one of the newest museums is the Perez Art Museum of Miami (or PAMM for short) which was designed by world-renown Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron and which opened for Art Basel in 2013. The image above was taken from the steps, as the museum opens up to Museum Park – a waterfront park with winding paths which does nothing but justice to such a great new establishment in the city.
Check out Miami’s official website for more information on Miami Museum Month!