Pérez Art Museum Miami, founded in 1984 as the Center for Fine Arts, was renamed Miami Art Museum in 1996. It has been dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2013, the Museum re-opened as the PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami) in the newly envisioned downtown Miami’s Museum Park. This 200,000 square foot eco-friendly museum on Biscayne Bay consists of beautiful displays, a café, outdoor gardens, and public areas surrounded by greenery. PAMM is just in between American Airlines Arena and Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami.
The art in this museum mainly focuses on the collections of both the 20th and 21st century. The museum has regional, local and international arts to all visitors will appreciate irrespective of where they come from. A lot of emphasis is laid on works of art from artists from the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. There is a lot to learn in this museum owing to the fact that Miami has people of diverse origins and different practices as well as different beliefs.
Family time at the Perez Art Museum
This museum has a lot that you can learn together as a family. Think about pencil kits to try your artistic skills on, activity sheets, exploring the galleries through scavenger hunts and wrap up your day of fun trying to solve different pieces of puzzles. To get the most from your visit at this museum, there is also a family guidebook which contains necessary tips, rules to be followed and other useful suggestions to make your visit worthwhile.
Please note: The Museum is closed on Mondays. Open from 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM Tuesday-Sunday. It is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Open for federal holidays observed on a Monday (Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Fourth of July, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day). Admission is free every Second Saturday of the month.
The Museum requires visitors to check backpacks of any size, shopping bags, handbags 9 x 14 inches (23 x 35.5 cm) or larger, laptops, and umbrellas. Photography for personal use is permitted unless otherwise noted. Photography is not permitted in some galleries due to copyright restrictions. Baby strollers are permitted at all times, however oversized bags, food or drink accompanying stroller must be checked. Food and drinks are permitted only in the lobby and may not be carried into the galleries or other areas.
Self-parking in PAMM's garage is $2 per hour during regular museum hours (space limited). There are also more than a dozen public parking lots surrounding the museum.