Previously kown as the Miami Art Museum, the new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is found in an unusual building designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Piere de Meuron.
The museum's collection is made up of around 1,800 artworks, and of these, 110 were donated by Jorge M. Pérez the collector who also donated 35 million dollars for the construction of this new museum, which would later be named after him.
The museum has various permanent collections focussed on Western art from the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Diego Rivera, José Bedia Baldés and Wifredo Lam, as well as a rotating cast of temporary exhibitions.
The change of name had its consequences, with many of the board members resigning, stating that the city had paid 100 million dollars, nearly three times Perez's donation.
The change in the exhibition themes, and the minimal aid given to local artists also meant that the artist Máximo Caminero destroyed a work by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, valued at 1 million dollars.
But despite all this, the building's style has won over reseidents, and visitor numbers have steadily increased.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 9 pm.
Wednesday: Closed. todos los miércoles.
First Thursday of each month: FREE
Seniors, students and children from 7 to 18: US$12
Children under 6: FREE.
Second Saturday of each month: FREE.