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Artsy Side of Miami

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Miami's vibrant and diverse background and passion for contemporary art, in particular, has made the city a “must-visit” for art lovers across the globe. The South Florida region has a seemingly never-ending schedule of art shows, traveling exhibits and festivals. Miami is known for its variety of front-beach hotels like Setai but also for world-class art museums and one-of-a-kind pieces.

If you appreciate colorful, thought-provoking and meaningful works of art, consider a vacation Miami delivers that few other cities can.

Art Basel Miami Beach

The centerpiece of art culture in the city is Art Basel Miami Beach. This is a world-famous, international art fair that is staged annually in only three cities; Basel Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach, Florida. Each year tens of thousands of visitors visit Miami from throughout the nation and the world. Galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa show significant work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art. Art Basel Miami Beach is held in early December each year, a terrific time to visit South Florida. Prime luxury and short term rental accommodations go quickly so make plans early.

Wynwood Murals

Uniquely Miami, the Wynwood Murals or the Wynwood Walls is a collection of the works of the world's greatest artists working in the graffiti and street art scene. Take advantage of the terrific South Florida weather by visiting this outdoor exhibit that is sure to leave an impression. Admission is free and be sure to check on the variety of music and festival-related events tied to the display.

Modern Art Museums

Aficionados' of modern and contemporary art will appreciate Miami's wide selection of museums dedicated to the art form.

The Perez Art Museum of Miami or PAMM, is the first museum in Miami to embrace modern and contemporary art as its specialty. The building itself is a work of art, reflecting the diverse culture of the city.

Visitors will also want to place The Bass Museum of Art on their agenda. This museum features a portion of the original Bass collection along with traveling exhibits from around the world. The Bass Museum of Art places a strong emphasis on education and the impact art has on personal growth.

North Miami's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) combines the works of masters along with emerging artists. At any time you'll find over 600 pieces on permanent display along with temporary exhibits that change about every six weeks.

Other Art Museums

Take in the culture of Miami while expanding your art experience beyond contemporary and modern pieces with a visit to The Lowe Art Museum. This is the centerpiece of the University of Miami that traces its history back to 1950. Since then, the museum has amassed an impressive 17,000 pieces including paintings by Claude Monet, Medieval manuscripts, African sculptures from 500 BC, and more.

Miami is also home to the biggest private gallery in the world, The Nader Art Centre spans across about 55,000 square feet. Not only does it include Nader's private collection but also features a sculpture park and an exhibition gallery.

Experience the Art & Culture of Miami

Miami is about more than sunshine, beaches and nightclubs. It is a city of art and culture that awaits your exploration. Plan your visit to South Florida today and check out our latest deals on vacation rentals in Miami