Miami is considered to be one of the leading cities in the United States in terms of art. There are over 700 galleries in the greater Miami area which are clustered in different in areas within the city including the downtown area with the Design District, Little Havana and Little Haiti communities, and the Wynwood area. The Wynwood art area is home to approximately 30 galleries. Many of the major collectors are owners of galleries in Wynwood and the Design District of Miami.
Art Collectors located in the Design District.
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz are prominent art collectors who display portions of their personal collection in the de la Cruz Contemporary Art Space in the Design District. Both were born in Cuba, and lived in New York, Philadelphia and Madrid before settling in Miami. Their goal is to make Miami one of the intellectual art capitals of the world.
Daniel Maman is an Argentinian art collector who moved to the United States and opened his gallery in the Design District of Miami in 2013. His collection includes examples of contemporary and modern art, geometric art and concrete art. A one of the current exhibits features polychrome ceramics by Nicolas Leiva, an Argentinian artist.
Art Collectors located in the Wynwood area of Miami.
Gary Nader has been a prominent art collector for over 30 years, and is the owner of the Gary Nader Art Center in Wynwood, a formidable free-standing gallery and one of the largest private galleries in the world, dedicated to contemporary and modern art. The collection is presented in three units, the Gary Nader Private Collection, an exhibition gallery and a sculpture park. Mr. Nader began his career in the Dominican Republic as director of the Nader Gallery in Santo Domingo.
William Braemer is the Director of the Art Fusion Galleries in Wynwood which hosts four shows a year featuring the works of emerging and mid-career artists from the international scene. His personal story is a fascinating one.
Steven Steele has been collecting art since the 1980’s and is associated with the AC Fine Arts gallery, in Wynwood., which specializes in vintage posters and antique art, as well as contemporary and pop art. Included in their collection are posters by Andy Warhol, and works by Roy Lichtenstein, Damien Hurst, Salvador Dali and many others.
Martin Z. Margulies is a very well-known philanthropist and art collector who displays his collection at The Warehouse, a 45,000 square foot space in the Wynwood Arts District. His collection includes both vintage and contemporary photographs and videos, as well as sculptures and other works by prominent artists such as Willem de Kooning, George Lindemann, Antony Gormley and others.
Many other collectors display their art collections at galleries in Wynwood and throughout Miami. If you are seriously interest in a wide variety of art, Miami is the place to visit.