Art Services and Exhibitions, Miami-Dade Public Library System
The mission of the Miami-Dade Public Library System is to maintain and improve public library services reflecting the informational, educational, and recreational needs of our diverse community.
The Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Art Services and Exhibitions Department curates a year-round program of exhibitions, performances, lectures, panel discussions, and community art projects. All of these are free and open to the public.
We also maintain a special collection of over 2,200 works of art. The collection includes works on paper, photographs, artists’ books, and small sculptures, with a focus on African American, Latino, and Miami artists. Additionally, the Vasari Project is an archive that documents the development of the visual arts in Miami-Dade County since 1945. It contains correspondence, press clippings, photographs, oral histories and other materials. The public may access both of these collections for research and reference.