Museums/Cultural Events

Miami is starting to develop a strong art presence with several museums, galleries, and cultural event nights.  Many of the museums and other art/cultural organizations offer free events.  Using Culture Shock, students 13-22 can by tickets to many cultural events for $5.  For those 62 and older, there is the Golden Ticket.  So there is no excuse…get out there and immerse yourself !


Miami Museum Month usually takes place in May.  Many museums offer special events, discounted membership, or free admission.

Bass Museum of Art

Coral Gables Museum

Deering Estate at Cutler

Frost Art Museum admission is free

History Miami

Jewish Museum of Florida

Lowe Art Museum

Miami Art Museum second Saturday’s of each month are free from 1-4

Miami Children’s Museum third Friday’s of each month are free from 3-9

Museum of the Americas second Friday’s of each month are free from 6:30-10

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) last Friday of each month free Jazz concert

Rubell Family Collection

Wolfsonian Fridays after 6:00 p.m. free


In addition to all of the art you can find at the museums and various art galleries around town, you will often spot art in various spots you visit, since Miami has a very active Art in Public Places program.

Art Basel Miami

Art in Public Places

Arts at St. Johns

ArtSouth second Saturday’s of each month are free

Coconut Grove Arts Festival takes place each February over President’s Day weekend

Fairchild Tropical Gardens first Wednesday of each month from June-November & several days in August are free

Miami Beach Arts Festival

South Miami Art Festival takes place the last weekend in February, free

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center


Alliance Francais South Florida live Jazz third Wednesday each month, 7 p.m

Coral Gables Congregational Church

James L. Knight Center

Miami Light Project

Miami Lyric Opera

Miami Symphony Orchestra

New World Symphony free concerts projected on 7,000 square foot wall

South Florida Bluegrass Association

Free Cultural Events

In addition to the freebies mentioned above, there are several “art walks” in various communities depending on the day of the week.

Coconut Grove Art Walk first Saturday of each month

Coral Gables Gallery Night first Friday of every month

Miami Beach Art Walk second Saturday of each month

Viernes Culturales last Friday of each month

Wynwood Art Walk second Saturday of each month

Additional Resources

Miami Art Guide

Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs