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5 Museum Shows To See

By Germaine Benson

05.16.17

Subhead: 
May is Miami Museum Month, so go see what’s on exhibit at these five near you.
The three-level Aquarium at the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
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Student Portal
As part of the eighth edition of ArtLab, the Lowe Art Museum’s Fish Tales: Stories and Legends from the Deep is a collaborative project curated by undergraduate and graduate students of the University of Miami to recognize the importance of preserving oceans around the world. Through April 1, 2018, $10, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, 305.284.3535, miami.edu/lowe

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Contemporary Collage
Known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is currently showcasing Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin, which features the works of a husband-and-wife duo that pioneered their own territory by creating collages of found objects on bas-reliefs. Through May 21, $10, 770 NW 125 St., North Miami, 305.893.6211, mocanomi.org

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Art Mecca
Fun fact: Opened in December 2013, the Pérez Art Museum Miami recently welcomed its one-millionth visitor. As the institution forges ahead with innovative programming, visitors shouldn’t miss two diverse exhibitions currently on display. Toba Khedori, through Sept. 24, is the first major museum exhibition of the Australian artist and features new paintings that have been described as “enigmatic and acutely detailed.” On a totally different note, Youssef Nabil: I Saved My Belly Dancer, through Oct. 1, is the Egyptian filmmaker’s movie (featuring familiar faces like Salma Hayek and Tahar Ramin) about Egypt’s cultural heritage and the changing perceptions of women in the Middle East. $16, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.375.3000, pamm.org

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New in Town
Tickets to Miami’s newest museum are selling out on a daily basis. And that’s not surprising when you consider everything The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has to offer. That includes a 250-seat planetarium, a state-of-the-art aquarium (filled with creatures like hammerhead sharks) that spans three levels, an observation deck and a bird sanctuary. Also on-site: South Florida-inspired exhibitions like River of Grass, a sensory journey that highlights one of the most interesting ecosystems on the planet, the Florida Everglades. $20-$28, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305.434.9600, frostscience.org

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Pulp Fiction
With its massive collections of artwork and objects, The Wolfsonian-FIU is widely acknowledged as one of the most forward-thinking museums in the state. In the Shadows: American Pulp Cover Art highlights pulp magazines and paperback cover art from the 1920s through the 1950s and explores how these images of menacing gangsters, brave detectives, alluring women and foreign enemies influenced the culture and social issues of the United States during those 30 years. Through July 9, $5-$7, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.531.1001, wolfsonian.org