Hot Spot: The New Pérez Art Museum Miami

I can’t wait to visit the stunning new Pérez Art Museum Miami, located in a downtown park overlooking Biscayne Bay. Designed by Swiss starchitects Herzog & de Meuron, the three-story, 200,000-square-foot museum focuses on 20th century and contemporary art, as well as cultures of the Atlantic Rim, which it defines as the Americas, Western Europe, and Africa. The pavilion-like structure has deep, shaded verandas with native tropical plants that hang from the canopy like long green columns. Judging from photographs and early reports, the dramatic yet light-and-airy museum promises to become a major Miami destination.

A bay view rendering of the Pérez Art Museum Miami designed by Herzog & de Meuron

Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the new Pérez Art Museum Miami is a three-story pavilion surrounded by deep verandas overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Perez Art Museum Miami north facade veranda with hanging gardens, photograph by Iwan Baan

 PAMM’s verandas include hanging gardens, designed by the French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc, where native tropical plants are suspended from the canopy like long green columns. Photograph by Iwan Baan

A gallery in the new Perez Art Museum Miami by Herzog & de Meuron. Photograph by Iwan Baan

A gallery at PAMM. Photograph by Iwan Baan 

Gallery window seating at PAMM with a view over Biscayne Bay.Potograph by Iwan Baan

Gallery window seating at PAMM with a view over Biscayne Bay. Photograph by Iwan Baan