MUSEUM HOP THROUGH MIAMI’S DIVERSE CULTURAL SCENE

Apr 29, 2016

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MIAMI, FL – (April 29, 2016) – With International Museum Day on May 18, Greater Miami and the Beaches will once again honor the cultural occasion with Miami Museum Month! The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is partnering with Greater Miami and the Beaches’ museums to bring savings to visitors and locals during the entire month of May. Participants can take advantage of special offerings including “Buy One, Get One Free admission” and “Join One Museum, See Them All” using coupons available for download at MiamiMuseumMonth.com. Official sponsor Citibank® will also provide cardholders with a 10% discount at participating museum stores for the month-long program.

A record-breaking 27 museums will participate this year:
    1. Ancient Spanish Monastery 
    2. Art Deco Museum 
    3. ArtCenter/South Florida
    4. Bakehouse Art Complex
    5. Bass Museum of Art
    6. Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
    7. Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum 
    8. Coral Gables Museum
    9. Deering Estate
    10. Gold Coast Railroad Museum
    11. Haitian Heritage Museum
    12. HistoryMiami Museum
    13. Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
    14. Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum
    15. Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA)
    16. Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
    17. Little Haiti Cultural Complex
    18. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
    19. MDC Museum of Art + Design (MDC MOA+D)
    20. Miami Auto Museum
    21. Miami Children's Museum
    22. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
    23. Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
    24. Pérez Art Museum Miami
    25. The Wolfsonian – FIU
    26. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
    27. Wings Over Miami Air Museum
Celebrating Heritage with the Black Archives
Miami Museum Month begins on Sunday, May 1 with the long-awaited reopening dedication ceremony of the Black Archives archival collection to the public since the relocation of the Archives from its site for over 30 years at the Joseph Caleb Center, to its home in Overtown at the new Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex. Led by the Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida Inc., donors, invited guests, or Archival Level Members ($150) – are invited to enjoy a wine and cheese reception, tours of the Archival Repository and Black Archives Select Collection exhibition. Following the private opening ceremony, Miami native, archivist, historian and Black Archives founder Dr. Dorothy Fields will moderate a Q&A discussion with leading community scholars and personalities focused on monumental moments that have impacted South Florida residents. The quarterly talkback will take place at the Black Archives Historic Theater Cultural Arts Complex. For more information and tickets, visit MiamiMuseumMonth.com.

The Official Miami Museum Month Kickoff
On Monday, May 2, the GMCVB will host the official Miami Museum Month kickoff allowing visitors and residents to witness the ribbon cutting of the newly-branded Art Deco Welcome Center. Open to the public, the event will take place from 6–8PM at the Art Deco Museum,  located at 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Come enjoy light bites, drinks and an exclusive preview of their new exhibit: A Walk Down Memory Lane - South Beach Photos from the Late 1970’s to Early 1980’s. 

MAISON&OBJET Returns to Miami Beach
Following a successful U.S. debut, international home industry event MAISON&OBJET returns to Miami Beach for a second consecutive year on May 10-13, providing guests with an exclusive look at décor and design offerings from 300 upscale brands. In celebration of the annual event and Miami Museum Month, a select number of local museums will display art pieces from some of MAISON&OBJET’s emerging artists throughout May. For more information, visit http://www.maison-objet.com/en/americas.

“Greater Miami and the Beaches continues to thrive as a global destination providing unique, historical and artistic experiences for visitors with varied interests. Our arts and cultural attractions continue to expand across the destination with small galleries and events to major new museum builds,” said GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “This year, we are proud to have a record-breaking number of museum participants providing cultural enrichment in the lives of both locals and visitors.” 

During the month of May, enter to win 2 annual passes via Visit Miami’s Facebook page to your favorite Miami Museum Month participating museum. Look for the #MiamiMuseum Month Annual Pass Giveaway post and comment for your chance to enjoy the museum of your choosing all year long. One lucky winner will be selected at the end of Miami Museum Month. For more details, please visit MiamiMuseumMonth.com.

Miami Museums Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations Program, sponsored by Citibank®, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Other programs include Miami Cruise Month (January), Miami Romance Month (February), Shop Miami Month (March), Miami Sports & Wellness Month (April), Miami Film Month (June), Miami Spa Month (July-August), Miami Spice Restaurant Month (August-September), Miami Attractions Month (October), Miami Live Month (November) and Miami Heritage Month (December).  For more information on the Miami Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com. 

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 & Wellness 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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Editor Note: Visuals and interviews with attractions management are available upon request.

    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.