An exceptional trove of modern art downtown, MOAFL has permanent collections including 50 sculptures; pop art by the likes of Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Rivers; 200 works from Europe’s postwar CoBrA (Copenhagen/Brussels/Amsterdam) movement; Pablo Picasso ceramics that’ll rock your crockery; and contemporary works from a wide range of exiled Cuban artists from across the planet. There are always great temporary shows cycling through, as well, bringing in not just fine art and ethnography (such as a recent one focusing on pre-Inca cultures of Peru), but photography documenting important history, such as images by Bob Adelman of America’s [‘]60s civil rights movement and from Roman Vishniac of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the world wars. There’s also a nice little café here, along with a branch of Miami’s excellent Books & Books. Each Thursday evening there are lectures, films, and performances; check the website for those and other events.
- Frommer's Staff