Visual Arts Education


Museum Education Program
Sites and Museum Educators


American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora | WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora’s mission is to tell the story of the Cuban Diaspora, through the eyes of its greatest artists, thinkers, and creators. These artists, born outside or exiled from Cuba, have emerged in distant landscapes, and become some of the most important artists of our time. It is located in the heart of Miami, minutes from Little Havana, and aims to give this story a home away from homeland.

Lily Villalba, Museum Educator
1200 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 529-5400
Ileana Fuentes, Museum Director


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

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

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
John Allen, 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


Miami Art & Design Museum (MOAD) Freedom Tower | WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS
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


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.

Kareem Piper, Museum Educator
4040 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33137 (305) 901-5272
Lisa Fernandez, Director of Education and Community Engagement
Morel Doucet, Curriculum and Tour Coordinator


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
600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
(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.

Gonzalo Battaglia, Museum Educator
(305) 519-6655
301 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-5044
Susan Gladstone, Executive Director/Chief Curator Chaim Lieberperson, Education Manager


Kendall Art Center | TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
Kendall Art Center (KAC), is dedicated to promoting the work of contemporary artists, and to the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions, programs, and its collections, KAC provides an international platform for the work of established and emerging artists, advancing the public appreciation and understanding of the art. 

Lana Duchene, Museum Educator
(786) 229-8455
12063 SW 131st Ave
Miami, Fl 33186
Phone: 305 778 7739
Director: Leonardo Rodriguez

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


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

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
Gendry Sherer, Director

Miami Children's Museum | MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
In the "All About" 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, Art 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
Deborah Spiegelman, Director


Miami Design District | WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
The Miami Design District is conveniently located just 2.8 miles from Downtown Miami, 5 miles from Miami International Airport and under 7 miles from the heart of South Beach. Miami Design District prides itself on the fine art galleries, public artworks, showrooms and museums that have chosen to call it home. Miami native entrepreneur Craig Robins, recognized the potential of the Miami Design District and began acquiring and redefining properties in the area while juxtaposing design brands with internationally important art collections, and phenomenal temporary and permanent art and design installations. *Walking tour available.*

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


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


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


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


Vizcaya Museum and 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.

Melissa Maxfield-Miranda, Museum Educator
(786) 395-8924
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 seum hamus 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