Rubell Museum is Open!
“The Rubell Familly Collection, home of 7,200 contemporary artworks by 1,000 artists, has closed its original space at Wynwood District and prepares for its new venue in Allapattah. The new 100,000 square feet campus, designed by The Selldorf Architects and located at 1100 NW 23rd St. will be ready for Art Basel Miami Beach 2019. Renamed as Rubell Museum, the new museum features 53,000-square-feet of galleries, with 65% dedicated to long-term installations and 35% to special exhibitions, all drawn from the collection.” J.B.
The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was established in 1964 in New York City by Mera and Don Rubell
It is now one of the world’s largest, privately owned, publicly accessible contemporary art collections.
In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility. The Contemporary Arts Foundation was created in 1994 by Mera and Don Rubell with their son Jason Rubell to expand the RFC’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum.
The collection is constantly expanding and features such well-known artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, Cady Noland, Yayoi Kusama, Cindy Sherman and Kara Walker. In addition to displaying internationally established artists, the foundation actively acquires, exhibits and champions emerging artists working at the forefront of contemporary art.
The foundation also maintains an internship program, an ongoing lecture series and an extensive artwork loan program to facilitate exhibitions at museums around the world. Its ongoing partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools enables thousands of schoolchildren to visit and engage with the foundation every year. In addition, the foundation has a public research library containing over 40,000 volumes and a comprehensive contemporary art bookstore.
Rubell Museum1100 NW 23rd St.
Miami, Fl 33127
P: (305) 573v6090