To celebrate our 80th anniversary, we’re strutting our stuff! Opening in the Spring of 2021, It’s a Miami Thing is an exhibition that features highlights from the museum’s vast collection of artifacts and archival materials. Over the decades, the museum has collaborated with the community to collect, preserve, and share local history, in particular the items that document the Miami experience over time. The museum’s extensive holdings include archaeological items, textiles, photographs, and much more. Among the hundreds of items on display will be Seminole patchwork clothing, architectural drawings of landmark Miami buildings, prints from naturalist John James Audubon’s Birds of America, racing boats and outboard motors, and treasure salvaged from the 1622 Nuestra Señora de Atocha shipwreck, discovered 35 years ago off the coast of the Florida Keys. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the collection—the community’s collection—of Miami things that capture the stories and uniqueness of our city.
The exhibition is presented with the generous support of Miami Dade County, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, Bermont Gold Wealth Advisory of Raymond James, Daly Family Foundation, and Mark Migdal & Hayden.