The Best Digital Experiences from Miami's Museums


As Miamians spend more time at home, many are starting to have culture withdrawals. Discover the virtual experiences Miami’s cultural institutions have been working hard to create to let you explore culture, art, and science all from the safety of your own home. From artist lectures and science webinars to exhibit tours and live cams, here’s a roundup of the best digital experiences from Miami museums.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami:

Explore the world of contemporary art using ICA Channel without changing out of your pajamas. MWC Tip: View the first US museum retrospective for American artist Allan McCollum. The exhibition surveys McCollum’s art through more than five decades and makes inquiries into the artist’s series of “regional projects” created since the 1990s.

Perez Art Museum Miami:

Experience art and community with PAMM through their Digital Museum. They offer virtual tours, art talks by artists and leading industry professionals, educational resources, and art projects you can do at home with your little ones. MWC Tip: Have PAMM teaching artist Theresa Barbist walk you through three different works by three different women of different generations.

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science:

Frost Science@Home offers a variety of webinars, live cams, virtual tours, DIY science projects, and more. MWC Tip: Gain knowledge about the body and brain’s physiological response to stress and how exercise and other habits can help us stay healthy with Frost Science Educational Programs Director, Daniella Orihuela, in the webinar ‘The Physiology of Stress and Exercise’.

HistoryMiami Museum:

Take a walk through our city’s rich history with the HistoryMiami’s HMM on Demand and make history by sharing your Miami story. MWC Tip: Check out the Tropical Dreams: A People’s History of South Florida exhibit to learn about Miami’s early pioneers, such as the mother of Miami, Julia Tuttle, and the first owner of the Barnacle in Coconut Grove, Ralph Munroe.

The Bass Museum of Art:

Whether you’re WFH, homeschooling or just looking for a creative break, The Virtual Bass has everything you need to channel some creativity. MWC Tip: Explore Pascale Marthine Tayou’s exhibit, Beautiful, from the comfort of your home. Navigate between stacked Arabic pots, Colonnes Pascale (2012), and encounter Tayou’s colorful Fresque de Craies (2015), constructed of hundreds of chalk pieces arranged beneath West African colon tourist figures, gold foil, and plastic eggs.

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