At the heart of Greater Miamis cultural landscape stands the Miami Art Museum, dedicated to the visual arts and the lively exchange of ideas.
MAM evolved from the Center for the Fine Arts, which was founded in 1984 as a site solely for temporary exhibitions. In 1996, thanks to community-wide planning and leadership, the institution expanded its mission, began building a permanent collection dedicated to international art with a special emphasis on the Americas from the 1940s to the present, and became Miami Art Museum.
Now is the time to experience MAM and the exhibitions and programs that enlighten and enliven the diverse South Florida community.
Vizcaya, the winter home of International Harvester vice president James Deering, offers a unique glimpse of a vanished lifestyle in America.
Today one of South Florida's leading attractions, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens provides a window to both the history of Miami, graced by the villa since it completion in 1916; and to the Italian Renaissance, represented in the Museum's architecture. Its art and furnishings portray 400 years of European history.
Legend has it that unrequited love led a Latvian immigrant to spend 25 years single-handedly carving a castle out of rock between the Florida Keys and Miami, on the South Dixie Highway. The amazing monument to the mans determination has been called Americas Stonehenge and been featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Visitors are awed by the castle, which also contains affadavits from neighbours testifying to the fact that the builder had no assistance with his mammoth task.
Headed since 1967 by impresaria Judy Drucker, President, the Concert Association of Florida is an internationally acclaimed organization that has enriched the quality of life in South Florida while championing its cultural stature throughout the world. Having realized its mission each and every year since its inception, CAF is also recognized as one of the major driving forces behind the new Performing Arts Center in Miami, scheduled to open its doors in 2004.
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Information about local Miami wine events, wine clubs and BYOB dining establishments.