Maison&Objet, the global, leading showcase for design and home decor professionals, continues its worldwide expansion.
After the success of the sophomore edition of Maison&Objet Asia, held in Singapore last month, now its time for Maison&Objet Americas, in Miami Beach.
As the launch of Maison&Objet Americas coincides with Miami Museum Month, all visitors and exhibitors will be offered free admission to five of Miami’s most respected museums…
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PEREZ ART MUSEUM (PAMM)
Is a modern and contemporary art museum serving one of the most diverse populations in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Dedicated to improving the quality of life for individual residents of and visitors to Miami-Dade County, the state-of-the-art and sustainable building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, now offers 200,000 square feet or programmable space.
The Wolfsonian (Florida International University) is a museum, library, and research center with approximately 150,000 objects dating from 1885 to 1945 in a variety of media. Furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; and textiles; are all exhibited in exploration of what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. (http://www.wolfsonian.org) The Wolfsonian will also present MAISON&OBJET RISING TALENTS on Thursday, May 14 at 7pm. Five of the Rising Stars will speak about their individual design approach in a panel discussion moderated by Wolfsonian curator Christian Larsen.
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) expanded from a modest single gallery space to it’s current home, a site for discovering new artists alongside the work of contemporary masters, and to learn about our living cultural heritage. MOCA is known for its provocative & innovative exhibitions and for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time.
LOWE ART MUSEUM
Lowe Art Museum opened to the public in 1952 as the fi rst art museum in South Florida. Originating from three classrooms in 1950 to now housing a 17,500 object collection, its history refl ects an unwavering commitment to fulfi ll its mission to serve the University of Miami as an invaluable teaching resource along with the residents of and visitors to greater Miami. It is now considered of the most important museums in the southeast, with strengths in Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American, and Asian art.
BASS MUSEUM OF ART
Bass Museum of Art Founded in 1963 with a gift from collectors, the Bass Museum of Art aims to present contemporary art to excite, challenge, and educate through it dynamic year-round calendar of contemporary exhibitions. The museum is also home to the Lindemann Family Creativity Center which also houses IDEA@thebass program of art classes and workshops. (https://www.bassmuseum.org) In honor of MAISON&OBJECTS AMERICAS fi rst visit to Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art has extended its current exhibition ‘One Way: Peter Marino’ through May 17 to accommodate fair goers. This exhibition, curated by international cultural agitator Jerômé Sans, explores the interplay between renowned American architect Peter Marino’s iconic designs and his personal collection of over 170 works by major contemporary artists.
Miami Design District will celebrate Maison&Objet’s 20th Anniversary with a multitude of showrooms in the district, creating their own programming and events on the evening of Thursday May 14th. An eclectic, carefully curated selection of designers will be hosting programs, unveiling collections or featuring exhibitions. You can’t miss it!