Miami Collector Gary Nader to Open Latin American Art Museum in 2016
October 16, 2014
Miami NewTimes by Shelly Davidov
Gary Nader, a local art collector with a gallery in Wynwood, revealed plans this week to build what's being called the Latin American Art Museum (LAAM) at an undetermined location in downtown Miami. The museum, he said, will feature about 600 paintings, drawings, and sculptures from his personal collection.
Gary Nader Art Centre will unveil the model and renderings of LAAM, designed by Mexican architect Fernando Romero, designer of the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, during Art Basel Miami Beach.
A group exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and other media from the museum's permanent collection accompanies the debut of the LAAM model and architectural plan.
LAAM will display the largest and most comprehensive Latin American collection, with more than 150 of the most important modern and contemporary artists from this region. The museum aspires to be the most important venue in North America showcasing acclaimed Latin American art and will be dedicated to educating the public through appreciation and reinterpretation of modern and contemporary art from Latin America, the Miami Herald reports.
See also: $500 Million In Masterpieces at Gary Nader's Joe Berardo Collection Opening (Photos) The show will be on view December 3, 2014, through January 31, 2015.
Expected to open in early 2016, the 90,000-square-foot museum will feature exhibits displaying a variety of modern and contemporary media, including visual art, couture fashion, film, and music. Outside, Nader will display about 25 sculptures in what he has called a "cultural park."