- One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
Visit the Frost Art Museum
One of the largest free-standing art museums in South Florida, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum has welcomed more than 40,000 visitors per year since its founding in 1977. The Frost has a threefold mission: to be a campus resource for the entire FIU community, to offer interdisciplinary training in the arts for the next generation of artists and art historians and to serve as a premier cultural destination for residents of and visitors to one of America’s most vibrant cities. Its Sculpture Park is open 24 hours a day.
The Frost Art Museum is a core component of Florida International University, the fifth largest university in the nation and the largest public university in South Florida. With more than 54,000 students and over 200,000 alumni, FIU is committed to learning, research, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity.
Situated at the heart of FIU’s Avenue of the Arts, the Frost Art Museum’s lakeside building, designed by Yann Weymouth, opened its doors in 2008. Weymouth was the chief of design on the I.M. Pei Grand Louvre Project. With 46,000 square feet of energy efficient exhibition, storage, and programming space, the museum achieved LEED silver certification.
As the only academic art museum in the City of Miami, the Frost Art Museum is an exceptional regional resource for scholarly research and interdisciplinary collaboration, contributing to FIU’s position as the center of knowledge and culture in South Florida. In its role as the university’s main on-campus resource center for the exhibition of the visual arts, the Frost Art Museum permits FIU students of studio art, art history, arts education and architecture to study their disciplines in a more comprehensive and interactive fashion than what other universities can offer.