Miami, Florida is one of the most popular locations in the United States. In addition to good weather, this city offers white beaches, excellent restaurants and all types of cultural attractions.
In the Miami cultural world, art is a strong attraction. As a result, their 70 art galleries include famous ones such as Alfa Gallery, Futurama, Primary Projects, Art Center South Florida, Spinello Projects, George Lindemann Jr. Gallery, and many others. Many of these art galleries have artists in residence.
In addition to a number of galleries and artists in Miami, there are also a number of art collectors. These art collectors have found works by painters such as Bakti Baxter, Emmett Moore, Nick Gentry and many other well-known artists. Whether you are looking for contemporary, oil, photography, sculptures, or work done on unusual materials such as floppy discs or x-ray negatives, they can all be found in one of these galleries.
As a result of the many galleries, and types of art offered, it is estimated that there are five to ten private art collections in the city. These collections contain different types of the best of art available.
One of the largest private collections is the Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, which contains contemporary art, as well as 14 works on paper and 59 sculptures all of which is stored in a warehouse. This particular collection was established by Donald and Mera Rubell and is available for public viewing.
The Margulies Collection is another large assortment that is stored in a warehouse. Established by Martin Z. Margulies, it contains photography, videos, installations and sculptures. Among his collection is Subway, a famous 1960’s statue by George Segal.
These collections, together with others such as the Craig Robins Collection, COFP/Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation and the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, are located in an area called Art Basel Miami Beach. This area has transformed the city into a well-known location for artists, collectors and those who just enjoy viewing different types of art.
Whether you are an artist or art collector, Miami is a lovely place to fulfill your dreams. If you are a collector, you will find every type of art available. If you are an artist, you will find numerous galleries in which to display your works. In the meantime, you will be enjoying one of the most beautiful cities in the world.