While Floridais renowned for its hot beaches, vivacious nightlife, and toned bodies, it also has an intellectual side filled with fine art and culture and offers some great family friendly things t o do in Miami. When your kids get tired of feeling greasy sunscreen on their skin and finding sand everywhere, take some time to get to know the city’s more refined side with a trip to MoCA, Miami’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Feel the blast of air conditioning as you let your eyes adjust to the bright white walls. Then wander from gallery to gallery getting acquainted with the work of cutting-edge artists you may not have heard of before, like sculptor and photographer Zoe Leonard, video artist Mariko Mori, and figurative and pop artist Alex Katz. With its fresh perspectives, the work of these contemporary artists is sure to inspire a lively conversation among the family—as will the mind-bending video sculpture by Nam June Paik, which you simply have to see to believe. Let the kids’ imaginations run wild by visiting on the first Saturday of the month, when the museum holds youth art classes. Who knows, you might have a budding Marjetica Potrc on your hands.

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

770 Northeast 125th Street North Miami FL 33161

(305) 893-6211

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