By: Grace M. Castro
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso
Another prime slice of Miami is undergoing a momentous transformation. Included in the redesign of dowtown’s bayfront, the new Pérez Art Museum, formerly Miami Art Museum, is well underway. Coupled with a 29-acre Museum Park overlooking the Biscayne Bay, you cannot miss it. And lucky are those who get to witness from the beginning.
The Beacon Council, a public and private non-profit agency working to support the business climate of Miami and Dade County, invited its Creative Design Committee for a Private Tour and the staff at the Miami Art Museum were all the more happy to share.
Through scaffolding, beams and barricades, it was truly a privilege to see first hand the development of this new Miami landmark that will be a central figure in South Florida’s increasingly popular art and cultural scene.
Set to partially open in December, in time for Art Basel of course, the art to grace its interior space has already been designated. Equally appealing are the countless floor to ceiling windows that allow visitors to see the surrounding city of Miami, no matter where they stand within. The exterior will mix green space, public gardens and sculpture installations. The bayfront will add the final touch.
Art lovers agree…this is a very exciting time.
To learn more, visit Miami Art Museum.