Visual Arts Education


Museum Education Program

Sites and Museum Educators



ArtCenter/South Florida | WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

ArtCenter/South Florida, established in 1984, is an access point for artists, curators, and visitors alike. Their mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida through education, exhibition and public outreach programming and to provide affordable work-space for outstanding visual artists in all stages of career development.

Marlon Zuniga, Museum Educator
(305) 962-8866
924 Lincoln Rd.
#205 Miami Beach,
FL 33139
(305) 674-8278
Tammy Key Johnston, Education Director
Maria Del Valle, Executive Director


ArtWorks Student Art Gallery | MONDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS

It is the mission of the Art Education Office to provide the highest quality of visual arts education to the students of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. We recognize the fact that a visual arts education plays an essential and integral part in the life of an educated citizen. Student authentic assessment exhibition locations include The Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center, Lisa Ann Watson Children’s Discovery Museum and Pinecrest Gardens.

Alina Rodriguez, Museum Educator
(305) 300-6887


The Barnacle | WEDNESDAYS
The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. This was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers.

Zaida Gonzalez-Ruiz, Museum Educator
(305) 742- 8530
3485 Main Highway Miami, FL 33133
(305) 442-6866
Katrina Boler, Park Superintendent

 Bass Museum of Art | WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

The purpose of the Bass Museum of Art is to collect and exhibit the finest art the world has to offer from the past through the present, thereby enriching lives and educating residents and visitors in the City of Miami Beach.

Teresa Colon, Museum Educator
(786) 546-3406
2121 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-7530
Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator
Kylee Crook, Education Program Coordinator


Biltmore Hotel | WEDNESDAYS
The Biltmore Hotel built 1926, was the vision of George Merrick. The Hotel was built as a palace of pleasure for the wealthy and serves as a unique piece of Coral Gables history.

Zaida Gonzalez-Ruiz, Museum Educator
(305) 742- 8530 1200
Anastasia Avenue, Miami, FL 33134
(305) 445-1926
Mikaela Vourtsis, Director of Public Relations


Biscayne Nature Center for Environmental Education (BNCEE) | WEDNESDAYS

The BNCEE program feature field investigations using the environment as an integrating context for learning. The program is available to Title I 5th grade students and 7th grade students at select K – 8 Centers. **Scheduling must be done through the Department of Science BNCEE website directly (see below) for more information to book a field experience.**

Yunier Cervino, Museum Educator
(305) 597-1520
6767 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
(305) 995-1939
Mr. Cristian Carranza, Administrative Director
Dr. Ava D. Rosales, Executive Director


CIFO- Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation | WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) is a non-profit organization that is committed to the enrichment of the arts and support of contemporary Latin American Artists.

Lily Villalba, Museum Educator
1018 N. Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 455-3333
Nicole Espaillat, Exhibition Coordinator

Coral Gables Museum | WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

The Museum’s mission is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts in architecture and urban and environmental design along with fostering an appreciation for the history, vision, and cultural landscape of Coral Gables.

Lily Villalba, Museum Educator
285 Aragon Ave,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 603-8067
Caroline Parker, Executive Director

Lummus Park | WEDNESDAYS

Dade Heritage Trust works to preserve the architectural, cultural and environmental heritage of South Florida through advocacy, education and restoration. Locations include Bill Baggs Cape Florida Lighthouse, The Biltmore Hotel and The Barnacle.

Zaida Gonzalez-Ruiz, Museum Educator
(305) 742- 8530
190 S.E. 12 Terrace
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 358-9572
Becky Matkov, Executive Director


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden | WEDNESDAYS

This site’s mission is to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants; fundamental to this task is inspiring a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world.

Nadia Earl, Museum Educator
(305) 332-3502
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
(305) 667-1651 Ext. 3327
Amy Padolf, Youth Education Manager



The Miami Beach Urban Studios build upon the mission of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts by taking advantage of location, facilities, and resources in the heart of Miami Beach to use the power of architecture and the arts to engage local and global communities to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems.

Marlon Zuniga, Museum Educator
(305) 962-8866
420 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 919-5674
Meira Langsam, Administrative Inquiries


Florida Lighthouse Bill Baggs State Recreational Park | WEDNESDAYS
The Lighthouse and the Keeper’s cottage at the Bill Baggs State Park is one of South Florida’s oldest standing structures. This historical site will give students a sense of how life was during the 1920’s in Cape Florida.

Zaida Gonzalez-Ruiz, Museum Educator
(305) 742- 8530
1200 S. Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
(305) 361-8779
Shaun Allen, Park Manager



The Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College stands on a 24,794-squarefoot lot in the heart of downtown Miami’s cultural and business district. Today the Freedom Tower houses the MDC Museum of Art + Design, administrative offices of MDC Live Arts and Miami International Film Festival, and other cultural activities to be enjoyed by students and the community at large. Fully restored, it is a marvel not only for its rich history and structural beauty but also for what it symbolizes for so many in Miami today.

Marlon Zuniga, Museum Educator
(305) 962-8866
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
(305) 237-7704
Cristie Alfonso, Museum Front Desk Associate + Tour Coordinator
Wanda Texon, Interim Director/MOAD and Director of Campus Galleries


HistoryMiami | WEDNESDAYS

HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. HistoryMiami advocates for helping everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami's future.

Marlon Zuniga, Museum Educator
(305) 962-8866
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 375-1629
Cynthia Toledo, School Programs Manager


ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art | WEDNESDAYS

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA Miami), is dedicated to promoting the work of contemporary artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally.

Rachel Silver, Museum Educator
(215) 356-9569
4040 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33137 (305) 901-5272
Ellen Salpeter, Director Mariela Pritikin, Youth Programs Specialist


Jay I. Kislak Foundation | THURSDAYS

Established in 1984, the Jay I. Kislak Foundation is a private nonprofit cultural institution engaged in the collection, conservation, research and interpretation of rare books, manuscripts, maps and indigenous art and cultural artifacts of the Americas and other parts of the world. Kislak collections are rich in primary research materials on the history of Florida, the Caribbean and Mesoamerica, with special emphasis on native cultures, their contact with Europeans and the colonial period to about 1820.

Lissette Lutz, Museum Educator
(305) 773-8057
7900 Miami Lakes Drive
West Miami Lakes, FL 33016
(305) 364-4207
Arthur Dunkelman, Director and Curator Katherine Steinvortz, Executive Art Assistant


Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU | WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

The mission of the Jewish Museum of Florida is to collect, preserve and interpret the material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience from 1763 to the present to Jews, non-Jews, Florida residents and visitors alike. Melissa

Maxfield-Miranda, Museum Educator
(786) 395-8924
301 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-5044
Jo Ann Arnowitz, Executive Director/Chief Curator Chaim Lieberperson, Education Manager



Lowe Art Museum | FRIDAYS

Opened in 1952, Miami-Dade’s oldest art museum located at the University of Miami, comprises the region’s most comprehensive collection of western and non-western art from ancient to contemporary.

Lissette Lutz, Museum Educator
(305) 773-8057
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 284-3535
Jodi Sypher, Curator of Education
Jill Deupi, Director


Main Library Gallery | WEDNESDAYS

The Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Art Services and Exhibitions Department curates a year-round program of exhibitions, performances, lectures, panel discussions, and community art projects. All of these are free and open to the public.

Marlon Zuniga, Museum Educator
(305) 962-8866
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 375-5048
Oscar Fuentes, Archives & Exhibitions Supervisor


mia Gallery | NOT AVAILABLE

The primary mission of the Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs is to humanize and enrich the airport environment through the commission of contemporary artwork and the presentation of exhibitions that communicate culture, environment and art resources of an international scope with special emphasis on those areas served by Miami International Airport.

Peter DeMercado, Museum Educator
(305) 904-3811
Miami International Airport
Concourse E
(305) 876-7587
Yolanda Sanchez, Director

Miami Children’s Museum | MONDAYS & THURSDAYS

In the "All About Art" section of the Miami Children’s Museum, we will see reproductions of the studios of five artists. After the introduction to art elements and principles, students can spend time in independent exploration of activities that reinforce those art concepts.

Kirstie Martinez, Museum Educator
(305) 490-6603
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 373-5437
Lucia Willimas, Director of Museum Experiences Deborah Spiegelman, Executive Director
Betty Perez, Director of Education


MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art | WEDNESDAYS

The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art is to make contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences--especially under-served populations--by exploring the art of our time and its relationship to a broader cultural context.

Nadyia Duff, Museum Educator
770 N.E. 125 St.
North Miami, FL 33161
(305) 893-6211
Natasha Colebrook-Williams, Interim Director


The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum & Sculpture Park at FIU | THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is recognized for its innovative exhibitions, outstanding lecture series, and unparalleled outreach to South Florida's diverse audiences.

Peter DeMercado, Museum Educator
(305) 904-3811
10975 SW 17 St. Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-1808
Dr. Jordan Pomeroy, Museum Director
Miriam Machado, Curator of Education


Perez Art Museum Miami |THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS

The successor to the Miami Art Museum, the Perez Art Museum was founded in 1996 as a contemporary art museum with a permanent collection. PAMM is dedicated to engaging a broad public with art from the twentieth century through the present.

Gonzalo Battaglia, Museum Educator
(305) 519-6655
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 375-3000, (305) 876-7587
Marie Vickles, Knight Associate Director of Education
Adrienne Chadwick, Deputy Director of Education


The Sculpture Park at FIU | TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

The Sculpture Park at Florida International University is recognized as one of the world’s most important sculpture collections and the largest on a university campus. The Sculpture Park allows visitors to study a comprehensive collection of contemporary sculpture in an educational environment accessible to the public.

Lana Duchene, Museum Educator
University Park Campus
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2890
Miriam Machado, Curator of Education


Rubell Family Collection | MONDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS

Founded in 1994, the Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) is a 501(c)(3) public registered charity located in the Wynwood Art District, in downtown Miami, Florida. CAF has been a public-access facility since 1996, and the locus for housing, preserving, archiving and presenting the Rubell Family Collection (RFC), one of the world’s leading collections of contemporary art.

Linda Mangual, Lead Museum Educator
(305) 995-1930
23 NE 41st Street Miami, FL 33193
(305) 576-6112
Juan-Roselione Valadez, Director


Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history, and the environment.

Kirstie Martinez, Museum Educator
(305) 490-6603
3251 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 250-9133
Diana Pena, School Programs Manager
Joel Hoffman, Director


Tony Goldman assisted in the growth of Wynwood by creating a mecca out of the already present graffiti. Artists traveled from around the world to create what is now the Wynwood Walls, which led to an incredible increase in other street art in the surrounding areas.

Desiree Capote, Museum Educator
(305) 496-2586
2550 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127


The museum has partnered with Miami-Dade County and other Florida public schools to develop activities and interpretive materials for students and teachers in the arts and social sciences. All programs have been produced to foster greater understanding of the meaning and impact of objects, and the role of art and design in the modern world.

Gonzalo Battaglia, Museum Educator
(305) 519-6655
1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-1001
Heather Cook, Head of Education and Visitor Experience
Carolina Valdes-Llora, Education Manager