Museums

Address: 2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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The Bass Museum of Art opened in 1964 through the donation of a private collection by John and Johanna Bass to the City of Miami Beach. The museum opened in what was formerly the Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center, a 1930s Art Deco building designed by Russell Pancoast, grandson of Miami Beach pioneer John Collins. The building itself already had a rich history on Miami Beach as the first public exhibition space for art in South Florida, and was placed on the National Register in 1978.
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The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program. Recognized for organizing solo museum exhibitions of international artists such as Erwin Wurm, Mika Rottenberg and Pascale Marthine Tayou, The Bass also presents major exhibitions by influential artists such as El Anatsui, Isaac Julien, Eve Sussman, and Piotr Uklański. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach.

Central to the museum’s mission, The Bass maintains a vigorous education program for lifelong learning and visitors of all ages. The Bass IDEAS education initiative uses art as a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in the area of early childhood education. The active outreach program, Creativity in the Community, takes The Bass IDEAS off-site by engaging families and their children in Miami-Dade County neighborhoods with the most challenged access to art.

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Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10AM – 5PM
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

ADMISSION
General – $10
Seniors (65 & up) – $5
Students (with valid college/university ID) – $5
Youth (13 – 18) – $5
Children (12 & under) – FREE
Members – FREE
Miami Beach Residents & City of Miami Beach employees (with valid ID/proof of residence) – FREE

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305.673.7530
Address: Bink Glisson Museum, Yesteryear Village
SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
9067 Southern Boulevard,West Palm Beach
561-795-6400
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The Big Band Hall of Fame Museum was originated and founded by Composer Sally Bennett and is the only Big Band Museum in the United States. The Museum commemorates the famous Big Bands, Vocalists, Composers and their All-American Popular Music.   The Big Band Hall of Fame Museum is currently housed within the Bink Glisson Museum in Yesteryear Village. Efforts are currently under way to relocate a 1934 Florida Ranch Style Home to the Village which will become the new and permanant home of the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame Museum.

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561-790-5232
Address: 498 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton, FL
33432
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Among the first such museums to be created in Florida, The Children’s Museum of Boca Raton is today the oldest in existence in the state, having remained true to its original intent and function. It is housed in the historic “Singing Pines,” circa 1913. The building was moved to its present location in Memorial Park in 1976, and dedicated to the community’s children when it opened as “Singing Pines Museum” in 1979.

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The Boca Raton Children’s Museum is a place unlike ANY other!  A timeless cultural and educational organization dedicated to children and our community…..1

Founded as Singing Pines by the Junior League of Boca Raton in 1979, the Boca Raton Children’s Museum was acquired by Florence Fuller Child Development Centers in October of 2014. The Museum exists to develop critical and creative thinking skills in children through exposure to history, sciences, humanities, and the arts.

The Children’s Museum is often referred to as Boca Raton’s precious link to the past. Two of the city’s few historical buildings (Singing Pines – circa 1913 and The Cottage – 1935) are on this site, making the Children’s Museum a very special and unique destination indeed!!

Among the first such museums to be created in Florida, The Children’s Museum of Boca Raton is today the oldest in existence in the state, having remained true to its original intent and function. It is housed in the historic “Singing Pines,” circa 1913. The building was moved to its present location in Memorial Park in 1976, and dedicated to the community’s children when it opened as “Singing Pines Museum” in 1979.

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(561) 368-6875
Address: Mizner Park, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art was established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton. The organization has grown to encompass an Art School, Guild, Store, and Museum with distinguished permanent collections of contemporary art, photography, non-western art, glass, and sculpture, as well as a diverse selection of special exhibitions. The museum is located at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida in Mizner Park.
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The Boca Raton Museum of Art is dedicated to excellence in all its endeavors, through its collections, exhibitions, and educational opportunities.  The Museum values cultural, artistic, and intellectual diversity and accommodates a wide range of experiences and learning styles.  It welcomes new and broader constituencies, encouraging a heightened public understanding and appreciation of the visual world.

International in scope, while reflecting the creative expression of our region and city, the Museum explores the broadest spectrum of visual culture at the highest level of quality. The Museum will be a destination and an experience, and serve as the cultural heart of Boca Raton.  The Museum in Mizner Park, The Art School in its historic home on Palmetto Park Road, and its Artists’ Guild, reflect the community’s civic commitment to excellence in arts and education.  Together they form an expanded creative campus that generates a lively conversation and provides insight into the creative force in our community.

 

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Admissions + Front Desk 561.392.2500, ext. 103
Address: 900 North Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
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Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, Bonnet House connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy.
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Chicago-born artist Frederic Clay Bartlett created Bonnet House in 1920 on South Florida oceanfront land given to him and his second wife, Helen Louise Birch, by her father, Hugh Taylor Birch, a prominent Chicago attorney, real estate investor, and naturalist. Tragedy struck in 1925 when Helen died from breast cancer and in 1931 Frederic married Evelyn Fortune Lilly. She spent winters at Bonnet House until 1995. Today, the estate is a preeminent house museum dedicated not only to historic and environmental preservation, but also to learning and creative expression – much like the Bartletts and Birches themselves.

Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy.

Tuesday-Sunday
Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Last tour begins at 3:30 P.M.
Closed Mondays, Holidays and for the Fort Lauderdale Air Show.

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(954) 563-5393
Address: 51 N Swinton Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444


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The Cornell Art Museum is housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary School building on the Old School Square campus and is one of the surprises that people discover in Delray Beach. The Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized, contemporary artists who create innovative and provocative works of art.
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The Cornell Art Museum is housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary School building on the Old School Square campus and is one of the surprises that people discover in Delray Beach. The Museum strives to show nationally and internationally recognized, contemporary artists who create innovative and provocative works of art. Visitors will enjoy intriguing pieces of artwork while discovering new artists and styles.  The Museum exposes the greater Delray Beach and South Florida communities to artwork that is culturally relevant and exciting, hoping to foster creativity and inspire imagination.  Museum shows typically begin with a theme and blossom into dynamic group exhibitions that excite visitors from all backgrounds.

Cornell Art Museum Visiting Hours
Tuesday- Saturday, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Admission: $8 (general); $5 (seniors 65+ and students with ID); free for children under 12, Old School Square members and Veterans.

 

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561-243-7922
Address: One Whitehall Way
Palm Beach, FL 33480
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The Flagler Museum is proud to be named “Best Museum” in Palm Beach County as part of The Palm Beach Post’s 2019 Community Choice Awards. Thank you to our wonderful community of supporters, visitors, and sponsors!
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Built in 1902 by Standard Oil co-founder and developer of Florida’s East Coast, Henry Morrison Flagler, Whitehall is now open to the public as the Flagler Museum. Located on the shores of Lake Worth in Palm Beach, this National Historic Landmark has been meticulously restored and is climate controlled.
The Mission of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum is to preserve, research, and interpret Whitehall, its associated collections, and materials related to the life of Henry Morrison Flagler, as unique and important elements of Florida’s history and America’s Gilded Age. We encourage you to review the pages below and discover the Gilded Age (one of the most fascinating times in American History), and the entrepreneur who modernized the business world and developed Florida into a vacation paradise with a strong economic foundation.

The Museum is open year round. Hours are:
Sunday – 12:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Museum is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Handicapped parking is located near the Museum entrance.
Members: Free
Adult (age 18+): $18
Youth (13 – 17 years) accompanied by an adult: $10
Child (6 – 12 years) accompanied by an adult: $3
Child (under 6) Free
Reserved groups of 20 or more: $14 per person
Museum visitors are always welcome to purchase admission tickets on a walk-in basis

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(561) 655-2833
Address: 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

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In 1984, a small group of Holocaust survivors joined together to develop a permanent memorial in Miami to the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis. A year later, the Holocaust Memorial Committee was formally established as a private non-profit organization.
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In 1984, a small group of Holocaust survivors joined together to develop a permanent memorial in Miami to the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis. A year later, the Holocaust Memorial Committee was formally established as a private non-profit organization.

The committee decided that Miami Beach was the perfect location for such a memorial, as South Florida has one of the highest populations of Holocaust survivors in the United States, with many of them residing within the city limits.

“There are 20-25,000 survivors in this region,” the late Abe Resnick, one of the founding committee members and a Miami Beach City Commissioner, told The Miami Herald in 1985. “We felt this is the right place to put up a monument to represent all of Florida.”

VOICES AGAINST THE MEMORIAL

As preparations were being made to build the Memorial, there were those who objected to its erection. Several disapproved, arguing that Miami Beach was a place for “sun and fun” and the Memorial would be too somber for the vacation destination.

“Gloom is doom! Don’t turn one of this city’s few bright spots into a cemetery,” said Miami Beach Garden Club member Florence Shubim. In the mid-80s, the Garden Club had plans to expand their center adjacent to where the Memorial stands, which were quashed by the Memorial’s proposed footprint.

Others said the Memorial’s presence on city-owned land violated the separation of Church and State, arguing it was a religious monument. While the Memorial is in memory of the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust, it is a patently historical monument and any religious symbols were removed.

A BASHERT LOCATION

The proposed location spanned several city blocks with a physical address of 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, street numbers that exactly match the years of the Nazi regime and its war against the Jews. The coincidence led many to believe the location of the Memorial was bashert (fate), and also helped convince several city legislators that the Memorial belonged in that specific spot.

A DREAM IS DEDICATED

The Memorial took more than four years to build, and on Sunday, February 4, 1990, a dedication ceremony was held with Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate as guest speaker.

Admission to the Memorial is free.  It is open to the public 365 days a year beginning at 9:30 a.m. and closing at sunset every day.  The final time of admission is 10 p.m.

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Phone: 305.538.1663
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Fax: 305.538.2423
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ICA Miami is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally.
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“ICA Miami is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collection, ICA Miami provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time. The museum is deeply committed to providing open, public access to artistic excellence by offering year-round free admission.”

Tues–Sun, 11am–7pm
Closed Mondays

ICA Miami and its offices are closed on major federal holidays including Christmas Day, New Years Day, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, and Thanksgiving.

Address: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469
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Operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, the waterfront lighthouse, museum and grounds feature 5,000 years of regional history.  As stewards of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and a partner in the National Conservation Lands, the Loxahatchee River Historical Society preserves and interprets the dynamic history, ancient cultural heritage and sensitive natural systems of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area and the Loxahatchee River region.

In addition to offering climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse, we are the proud site of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, National Conservation Lands.

OPEN: Tuesday-Sunday
HOURS: 10 am-5 pm
Last Lighthouse & Grounds Admission 4 pm
History Museum & Gift Shop close at 5 pm
CLOSED: Memorial Day

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: (561) 747-8380