One of the world’s great collections of cutting-edge contemporary art (including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Maurizio Cattelan, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Cady Noland, Charles Ray, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol) is owned by the Rubell family, Miami hoteliers, and is housed in a 40,000-square-foot former Drug Enforcement Agency facility 10 minutes from South Beach. Rotating exhibitions include the well-known 30 Americans. Starting during December’s Art Basel, there’s a seasonal program of lectures, artist talks, and performances as well as a research library, bookshop, and sculpture garden. A complimentary guided tour is given at 3pm Wednesday and Friday, and a free audio tour is available for mobile gadgets.
- David Paul Appell