HistoryMiami Museum and Airport Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the opening of the new exhibition at the Hall of Aviation in Miami International Airport (MIA). In celebration of MIA’s 90th anniversary, this new exhibition will highlight important milestones in the history of the airport though photos, artifacts, and video. The Hall […]
Opening Reception November 8, 2018. Click here for tickets. On assignment for National Geographic, Nathan Benn photographed across the State of Florida at the dawn of the 1980s a time made famous by Miami’s narcotics-related crime wave and influx of newcomers from the Caribbean. After nearly 40 years, Benn has revisited his Florida archives. A […]
The smell and taste of cafecitos. The shapes and colors of an eye-catching mural. The familiar face of the fruit vendor on your corner. All are experienced on Miami’s streets, where the vibrant, raw pulse that fuels this city is felt the most and where Miami’s diverse communities converge and interact. Discover the street traditions […]
This gallery tells the story of over 100 years of a pioneering Miami Beach family whose influence is still prominent throughout the city of Miami. the Whitman family’s accomplishments range from innovations in the fields of marine recreation and horticulture to commercial real estate ventures such as “The Whitman” Art Deco hotel in 1935 and […]
Learn about our cultural diversity and the traditions that connect us to our past, express who we are, and give our region its unique character. The Folklife Gallery features artifacts from the museum’s collection and serves as a space for performances, demonstrations, and other cultural programs. The Folklife Gallery is made possible by generous contributions […]
History & Ourselves is an interactive exhibition featuring artifacts and archival items from the museum’s collections. Highlights include a Cuban refugee raft, Seminole dugout canoe, and a rare Spitz Projector!
Tropical Dreams explores South Florida history from prehistoric times to the present day. Topics explored include First Arrivals, International Rivalry, Southward Expansion, New People – New Technology, and Gateway of the Americas. The history of South Florida is the story of humans in a unique environment. It began more than 10,000 years ago with the […]