BEST MUSEUM PROGRAMMING
The Bass (2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.7530) In late 2017, Ugo Rondinone’s installation of 45 life-size clowns amazed us. Last month, The Haas Brothers’ Ferngully and its colorful cast of characters tickled our whimsy. We’re certain many more surprises are on the way.
BEST HOMEGROWN GALLERY
Primary Projects (15 NE 39th St., Miami, 954.296.1675) Books Bischoff, Cristina Gonzalez and Typoe Gran strive to connect new voices in contemporary art with Miami’s art lovers. We can’t wait to see how they continue to do that in 2019 when their new location in Little River opens its doors.
BEST PRIVATE MUSEUM
De la Cruz Collection (23 NE 41st St., Miami, 305.576.6112) Before there was much in terms of art and retail in the Design District, collectors Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz opened this dynamic space to share their modern and contemporary art collection with the city, and Miami culture is all the better for it.
BEST PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
The Wolfsonian-FIU (1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.1001) Art & Design in the Modern Age showcases the vast holdings of American and European artifacts that are found in The Wolfsonian-FIU’s archives and it also gives us insight into the cerebral approach of the museum’s curatorial staff.
BEST MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
Pérez Art Museum Miami (1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.375.3000) We love PAMM for many reasons, and topping the list is the flow created by the dynamic Herzog & de Meuron architecture, which allows us to be standing beneath hanging gardens and overseeing Biscayne Bay one moment and enthralled in light sculptures by José Carlos Martinat the next.
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