Museumgoers who lamented over the city’s public art closings can sing praise with the reopening of the Rubell Museum, located in Miami’s Allapattah neighborhood, a departure from its former Wynwood locale. Boasting 53,000 square feet of linear gallery and flexible performance space, the museum also features a courtyard garden, a bookstore, and an extensive art research library.
“We’re fortunate that we can safely open and provide a sanctuary for Miamians in these difficult times,” says Mera Rubell, who is a co-founder along with her husband Don and son Jason. “Like this community, the art we present is incredibly diverse, and we hope that visitors find solace and joy within our museum’s galleries and garden.”
The Rubell Family Collection fills the venue’s 40 galleries with a five-decade chronicle of influential artists, moments, and movements in vital arts centers. Set to run through November, the show is drawn entirely from the family’s contemporary collection, recognized as one of the most important in the country with over 7,200 works by more than 1,000 established and emerging artists.
The Annabelle Selldorf–designed site is also home to newly opened Leku, the on-property restaurant showcasing a menu of Basque specialties by chef Mikel Goikolea.