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About Miami Art Museum
The Miami Arts Museum (MAM) houses some of the most amazing contemporary art pieces on the east coast of the U.S. Inside the walls of the art museum you will find hundreds of awe inspiring works of art from the most well-known artists of our time.
MAM exhibits year round a permanent display of what has become labeled “the quintessential collection of Miami”. This particular compilation forges together different styles and approaches by various artists to capture the essence of Miami.
The collection is highlighted by pieces done by Carlos Alfonzo, José Bedia, Fernando Botero, Chuck Close, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Teresita Fernández, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ann Hamilton, Guillermo Kuitca, Morris Louis, Ana Mendieta, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Rubén Torres-Llorca, George Segal, Lorna Simpson, and Frank Stella.
In addition to its in-house exhibits MAM also accommodates traveling art exhibits as well. Throughout the year the art museum highlights a range of different art pieces from other museums. In doing this, MAM hopes to bring a broader education and appreciation for the arts from different points of view.
The educational value of this Miami-Dade museum is priceless. Every year the museum welcomes in school children from all over the county to share in its educational program. Teachers, students (from kindergarten to seniors in high school), and the tag-along parents walk through the museum marveling at the beauty of the artwork on display. MAM’s educational program is the largest in Miami-Dade County and assists school administrators in teaching diversity to their student bodies.
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Since the opening of the Miami Art Museum in 1996; full accreditation as a non-profit educational institute has been bestowed by the American Accreditation of Museums. The overall wellness of this facility is governed by a qualified Board of Trustees whom carefully oversees the everyday affairs of this still growing museum.
The expansion and growth of this magnificent facility has been an ongoing process since the unveiling of the first exhibits. The success of this art museum is mostly due to its private and public funding. Over the last decade over 50% of all funding has been donated by private institutions.
Most major corporations in Miami donate to the Miami Art Museum every year which in turn allows the facility to easily function without financial woes.
The rest of the museum’s financial needs are met by government agencies such as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; local governing bodies also contribute as well. Expansion projects for the Miami Arts Museum are expected to finish by the end of 2009.