Pérez Art Museum
One of the most important contemporary art museums of Miami, the Pérez Art Museum has made itself known just as much with its collection as with its long-contested name. Named for a long time as Miami Art Museum, the museum was criticized heavily by public when its name was changed to Pérez Art Museum in 2013 after receiving a $40 million donation from the collector Jorge M. Pérez.
Designed by the world famous architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the museum is admired by its architectural splendor and its collection focuses on the art of 20th century and onwards. The collection consists of works by Joseph Cornell, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella, Kiki Smith as well as prominent Latin American artists such as Wilfredo Lam, Diego Rivera, Damian Ortega, Joaquin Torres-Garcia and Jose Bedia Valdes.