Within the Design District is a lesser-known museum full of love. It is the love for art that Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz have. Fueled by that love, they have put together an amazing private collection of contemporary art, which is on display for those interested.

The museum is called The de la Cruz Collection of Contemporary Art, and in this post, we will briefly explain why we think you should put it on your calendar if you are in Miami this December for Miami Art Week.

About the Museum

The de la Cruz Collection of Contemporary Art is a privately owned collection that opened in 2009. Housed within a 30,000 square foot space, the museum houses the art that Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz have lovingly amassed since they started collecting in the 1980s.

Exhibit Philosophy

Exhibitions at the museums are a group effort that opens new possibilities by providing a stage for the artists’ concepts. In cooperation with the artists, the team at the de la Cruz Collection works to ensure that each exhibit addresses contemporary issues that impact Miamians and the community at large.

Educational Opportunities

The museum organizes lectures and offers various academic opportunities. Some of the academic programs include:

  • Scholarships for NY for high school students of DASH.
  • European educational travel opportunities for college students of New World School of the Arts.
  • Summer workshops for grade school children.

Visiting the Museum

The collection is located next to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Sticking the vision of Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz, admission is free, and it is well worth it. The museum truly has a stunning contemporary art collection that you won’t want to miss. Hope to see you there!


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