The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum or simply known as the Frost Art Museum is a Florida International University (FIU) museum, founded in 1977. Since then, it has grown to achieve official recognition as a major cultural institution of the State of Florida for its unprecedented collection of Latin American and 20th century American art, its innovative exhibitions that draw on or enhance the collection, and its unparalleled service to South Florida's diverse audiences. In 2003, the Art Museum at FIU was officially renamed The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum.

Highlights from the Frost Art Museum's collection include Haitian paintings, American modern sculptures, paintings, and photographs. The Frost Art Museum’s Permanent Collection includes nearly 6,000 objects from several distinctive collections: the General Collection, the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection and the Betty Laird Perry Emerging Artist Collection. The General Collection holds a strong representation of American printmaking from the 1960s and '70s, photography, Pre-Columbian objects dating from 200-500 AD, and a growing number of works by contemporary Caribbean and Latin American artists. The Museum continues to expand the collection through private donations, purchases and acquisitions.

The Metropolitan Museum and Art Center Collection, was donated to the Frost Art Museum in order to ensure its intact survival in 1989, when the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center of Coral Gables closed. This collection of more than 2,300 objects includes sculptures, photographs, and paintings by major 20th century figures, an extensive collection of American prints from the 1960s; major sculptural works; important photographs; rare Japanese Netsukes and ancient bronzes from Asian and African cultures. In support of the University’s studio arts program, the Betty Laird Perry Emerging Artist Collection comprises artworks obtained through purchase awards granted to selected BFA and MFA students graduating from the program since 1980. Numerous award recipients have continued to garner national and international recognition as mature artists.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sight Name: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
Sight Location: Miami, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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