May 1, 2015

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MIAMI, FL – (May 1, 2015) – This May, Greater Miami and The Beaches is celebrating International Museum Day (May 18) all month-long. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (GMCVB) Miami Museum Month, sponsored by MasterCard Priceless Miami, offers visitors and locals the opportunity to take advantage of special deals and discounts at 25 participating museums.  From a visit to the new Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) to an interactive family day at the Miami Children's Museum, the destination’s portfolio of museums offer exciting moments of discovery for guests of every age and interest.

What’s the deal?

  • “Buy One Get One Free”: During Miami Museum Month, visitors will receive “Buy One Get One Free” admission at select Miami museums including, the Bass Museum of Art, which features major European paintings and the Miami Auto Museum at the Dezer Collection, which has over 1,200 vehicles on display from some of Hollywood's most celebrated films and television shows.
  • “Join One Museum See Them All”: Museum visitors who sign up for membership at participating “Join One Museum See Them All” museums will receive complimentary admission at other partner properties. Participating museums include the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami Children’s Museum, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, and more.

Visitors can download coupons and receive additional information on the dedicated website
www.MiamiMuseumMonth.com and interactive Pinterest board at https://www.pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches/.

To kick off Miami Museum Month, The National YoungArts Foundation, a Miami-based organization that identifies and supports the next generation of artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, will present Romeo & Juliet Outside the Box on Friday, May 8 from 7-9 PM on the YoungArts Plaza. Playwright and YoungArts alumnus Tarell Alvin McCraney (1999 YoungArts Winner in Theater), along with filmmaker and fellow YoungArts alumnus Andrew Hevia (2003 YoungArts Winner in Cinematic Arts), will bring together some of Miami's electric performance artists, including dancers from the Miami City Ballet and Gentry George, appearing courtesy of Peter London Global Dance Project, to recreate an interactive evening inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Sponsored by ArtPlace America, the event is free of charge and open to the public.

Making its American Debut…
New this year, MAISON&OBJET, the international home industry event, will make its American debut at the Miami Beach Convention Center. From May 12-15, more than 300 international home brands will be in attendance featuring the latest emerging design trends. The three-day event will also include an Interior Design & Lifestyle Summit with acclaimed industry guest speakers, and an awards presentation honoring established and emerging designers. Select museums and gallery partners including The Perez Art Museum, Wolfsonian/FIU, MOCA, Lowe Art Museum, and the Bass Museum will also participate by creating pop up displays for the event. For more details, visit www.maison-objet.com/en/americas.

Miami Museum Month Participating Museums:
  1. Ancient Spanish Monastery
  2. ArtCenter/South Florida
  3. Bakehouse Art Complex
  4. Bass Museum of Art
  5. Black Police Precinct & Court House Museum
  6. Coral Gables Museum
  7. Gold Coast Railroad Museum
  8. Haitian Heritage Museum
  9. HistoryMiami
  10. Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
  11. Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami)
  12. Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
  13. Little Haiti Cultural Complex
  14. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
  15. MDC Museum of Art + Design (MDC MOA+D)
  16. Miami Auto Museum at The Dezer Collection
  17. Miami Children's Museum
  18. Museum of Contemporary Art
  19. Old Town Hall Museum
  20. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum - FIU
  21. Patricia & Philip Frost Museum of Science
  22. Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  23. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  24. Wings Over Miami Air Museum
  25. The Wolfsonian – FIU

“Greater Miami and The Beaches is celebrated for its rich history and culture and Miami Museum Month is a perfect time to experience the destination’s diverse portfolio of museums,” says GMCVB President and CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “This year the GMCVB is excited to announce 25 participating museums – the largest number of partners to date, each catering to unique cultural interests.”. 

Miami Museum Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Full details for Miami Museum Month can be found at www.MiamiMuseumMonth.com.

Other programs include Miami Sports Month, Shop Miami Month, Miami Film Month, Miami Spa Month, Miami Spice Restaurant Month, Miami Attractions Month, Miami Live Month, Miami Heritage Month, Miami Cruise Month and Miami Romance Month.  For more information on the GMCVB’s Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com. 


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    About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000.  Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.    

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