Fathom Favorites : Miami Sites

1. The Bass

The Bass

A small gallery in Collins Park that consistently shows thought-provoking and compelling work and exhibitions from around the world. 

2100 Collins Ave. 
Miami Beach, FL 33139

2. Rubell Family Collection

Rubell Family Collection

Find a world-class collection of privately owned, publicly accessible contemporary art by emerging and established artists like Koons, Kusama, and Basquiat in this DEA warehouse turned museum.

95 N.W. 29 St.
Miami, FL 33127

3. de la Cruz Collection

de la Cruz Collection

An extensive contemporary art collection in Miami's Design District that's privately owned but free to the public and hosts some the best art lectures in town. The work of stand-out Cuban artists Ana Mendieta and Félix González-Torres are on permanent display, including the Untitled billboard of a bird in flight created by González-Torres that dominates the facade.

23 NE 41st St.
Miami, FL 33137

4. Miami Ironside

Miami Ironside

This Upper Eastside creative district is home to more than 60 showrooms, shops, galleries, gardens, and public art installations, including two pieces of the Berlin Wall. A cafe and pizza shop offer fuel for those out on a shopping (or gallery-hopping) spree.

7610 NE 4th Ct.
Miami, FL 33138

5. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Looking for a great day trip from Miami? Tour the former summer home of millionaire James Deering in subtropical, mangrove-filled Coconut Grove for a taste of old-world Europe. The collection of Italian furniture and the insane 18th-century-style, Italian-inspired gardens will leave your jaw on the floor. 

3251 South Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129

6. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

The Wolfsonian-Florida International University

This cool museum, library, and research center in the heart of the Art Deco District puts on regular exhibits on everything from housewares and Cold War propaganda to Italian futurism.

1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Upper Buena Vista

Upper Buena Vista

Two blocks of micro boutiques, restaurants, and plenty of foliage make a very bohemian alternative to the ordinary Miami shopping mall. Plan to spend a few hours here, whether it’s browsing racks at a thrift shop, zoning in at a meditation bungalow, or snacking on Colombian street food at Amazonica, one of a few food concepts on site. 

184 NE 50th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

8. Peréz Art Museum Miami

Peréz Art Museum Miami

Explore the collection of international art from the 20th century through today before indulging in a delicious lunch at Verde, the museum's modern casual restaurant with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay. The Herzog & de Meuron green building the museum is housed in is easily the most striking in Miami and makes for a great way to spend a rainy day in town. 

1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

9. Wynwood Arts District

Wynwood Arts District

The place to go for a sidewalk graffiti tour and, on the second Saturday of every month, an Art Walk, which features openings at art galleries, restaurants, and local businesses. 

2520 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33127