Arts and Culture April 13, 2019
While seeing great art can sometimes require paying a hefty ticket price, many of Miami’s iconic art destinations don’t charge admission. There are plenty of ways to acquaint yourself with Miami’s art scene for free, you just have to know where (and when) to look. From leading contemporary institutes to colorful street murals, here are ways to explore the city’s art for no money at all.
Free Museum Days Miami
Miami is home to some of the country’s leading contemporary art museums. Even the best of the museums offer hours or days where admission is complimentary. Check out our list below for museums you can visit for free.
Only a short walk from Sagamore, visit The Bass on the last Sunday of every month for free admission to their international contemporary art exhibitions.
Admission is always free at the Institute of Contemporary Art, including access to special exhibitions and daily guided tours.
If you are bringing little ones on your SoBe getaway, visit the Miami Children’s Museum on the third Friday of every month beginning at 3 p.m. for activities and interactive art exhibits.
Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami on the last Friday of every month from 7 - 10 p.m. for open galleries and live jazz performed in their outdoor courtyard.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique campus always offers free admission.
Take the trip across Biscayne Bay to the Pérez Art Museum Miami for free admission on the second Saturday and the first Thursday of every month.
Immerse yourself in everything retro at the Wolfsonian-FIU in SoBe with curated films, talks, and Art Deco exhibitions. The museum is free every Friday from 6 - 9 p.m.
The city’s only outdoor street art park features murals from some of the most acclaimed artists in the world. The best way to see the Wynwood Walls is on foot. Allow yourself at least two hours to explore the neighborhood. Plan ahead by visiting Wynwood’s website to get a sneak peak of the murals, find places to grab a bite to eat, and local shops to explore. Check out Wynwood on the second Saturday of every month when the neighborhood’s studios and galleries open their doors to the public.
Goldman Global Art Gallery
Don’t wait until the second Saturday to visit this Wynwood gallery. Goldman Global is open everyday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Visit the gallery in the heart of Wynwood for a collection from over 50 artists from 16 countries. Get an in-depth look at the street art medium and access to their rotating exhibitions.
Art Deco District
You don’t have far to travel for sherbet-colored Art Deco architecture when you stay with Sagamore Hotel. With over 800 structures of historical and artistic importance in the Art Deco District, we recommend visiting the Art Deco Welcome Center in Lummus Park for helpful brochures and walking tour suggestions before taking on the town. Before you head out, pop into their Art Deco Museum, admission is always free.
When you book your South Beach stay with Sagamore Hotel, enjoy 24-hour exclusive access to our rotating art exhibitions and curated programs under the direction of Resident Art Advisor, Sébastien Laboureau. Now through June 30th, join Sagamore, BelAir Fine Art, and Markowicz Fine Art galleries as we present Music is Life, an exhibit featuring over 100 artworks entirely dedicated to music by international and local artists. Share a photo of your favorite work of art at #SagamoreIsArt and stay up-to-date with us by following the Sagamore Instagram and Facebook for artsy inspiration, latest acquisitions, specials, and happenings at Sagamore.
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