Miami Art Museum Hosts "Lights Out Closing Party"

"Lights Out Closing Party" is last public event to be held on its grounds before transitioning to Pérez Art Museum Miami.

WHAT: After more than 15 years of enhancing Miami’s cultural repertoire, Miami Art Museum closes its doors at Miami-Dade Cultural Center in preparation for its move to its new, state-of-the-art facility in Museum Park, but not before bidding a proper farewell with a full-blown community BBQ. Hosted on Cultural Center Plaza on the eve of the Museum’s final day, this memorable “Lights Out” party is the last public event to be held at Miami Art Museum’s current facility. The evening will bring in hundreds of Miamians, and will feature bites by Sparky’s Roadside BBQ, and a DJ from HOT 97.7fm. The closing party is coordinated in collaboration with the nomadic artist project the end in conjunction with New Work Miami 2013, which, along with Frames of Reference: Latin American Art from the Jorge M. Perez Collection, will be on view throughout the evening. Miami Art Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in downtown Miami’s Museum Park in December 2013. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 7-10 p.m.
WHERE: Cultural Center Plaza at Miami Art Museum located at 101 W. Flagler St., Parking free at 50 NW 2nd Ave.
PRICING: $10 for non-members. Free for members.


  • Hundreds of local culture-seekers  


  • Miami Art Museum Director Thom Collins
  • Members of the local art community in attendance

About Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum, a modern and contemporary art museum located in downtown Miami, FL is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with an emphasis on the cultures of the Atlantic Rim—the Americas, Europe and Africa—from which the vast majority of Miami residents hail. Miami Art Museum’s educational programming currently reaches more than 30,000 people every year, with the largest art education program outside the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Miami Art Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in fall of 2013 in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. The new, expanded museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will provide room to showcase growing collections, expanded exhibition space to bring more world-class exhibitions to Miami-Dade County and an educational complex. For more information about Miami Art Museum, visit or call 305.375.3000. 

Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Miami Art Museum is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners. Miami Art Museum is an accessible facility. For sign language interpretation or assistive listening devices please call Miami Art Museum’s education department 305.375.4073 at least five days in advance. Materials in accessible format may be requested. The Pérez Art Museum Miami building project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond Program and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County.