Big things happening in Miami’s arts scene

Big things are happening in Miami’s arts scene — and the best may still be on it’s way.

As Brett Egan, director of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, puts it, “Miami is one of the — if not the — most exciting arts communities in development today.”


Leann Standish, Miami Art Museum deputy director for external affairs, photographed at the site of MAM’s new building in Museum Park

Within the past year, we’ve seen the debut of Frank Gehry’s New World Center on South Beach, the grand opening of Arquitectonica’s new South Dade Performing Arts Center, and the groundbreaking of Herzog & de Mueron’s Miami Art Museum building, now rising in Museum Park ahead of its 2013 opening. Nearby, Cesar Pelli is contemplating the maturation of the Adrienne Arsht Center’s neighborhood through a comprehensive master planning process.

Fortunately, many of the City’s artistic institutions are winning support from Miami’s public and private sector. Today’s Miami Herald Business Monday section delves into the ‘business of the arts,’ spotlighting some of the community’s more recent success stories. Among them is MAM, which has managed to secure $152 million in public/private support, well on its way toward a $200 million goal.

Read the full story here.