About the Rubell Family Collection and Contemporary Arts Foundation:Arrange to visit Rubell Family Collection and other attractions in Miami using our Miami online trip planner.
The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was established in 1964 in New York City, shortly after its founders Donald and Mera Rubell were married. It is now one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections.
In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility and is publicly accessible. The Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created in 1994 to expand the RFC’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum.
The collection is constantly expanding and features such well-known artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol. In addition to displaying internationally established artists, the RFC actively acquires, exhibits and champions emerging artists working at the forefront of contemporary art.
Each year the Foundation presents thematic exhibitions drawn from the collection with accompanying catalogs. These exhibitions often travel to museums around the world. Recent exhibitions have been presented at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Palm Springs Art Museum in California and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Sponsors for recent exhibitions have included Bank of America, Puma, Audi, Lanvin and Dedon.
The Foundation has been recognized as a pioneer in what is often referred to as the “Miami model,” whereby private collectors create a new, independent form of public institution.
The Foundation also maintains an internship program, an ongoing lecture series and an extensive artwork loan program to facilitate exhibitions at museums around the world. Its ongoing partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools enables thousands of schoolchildren to visit and engage with the Foundation every year. In addition, the Foundation has a public research library containing over 40,000 volumes and a comprehensive contemporary art bookstore.
Rubell Family Collection Reviews
Clued into this by an art lover manning the desk at Coral Springs art complex - kudos to her, and an example of how word spreads. This is a truly interesting collection - and while some might zip... more »
The new space for the Rubell Collection is very beautiful and big. Definitely needs time to explore it all. A must if you are interested in contemporary art. Nice little garden cafe for some well... more »
Amazing space of great contemporary American art.
Everybody is SUPER NICE HERE...... JUST LIKE THE ART !! THIS PLACE IS ALWAYS A MUST SEE when IM IN TOWN for ART BASEL....THE BEST... :)
Plan your trip to Miami
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Miami
Side trips from Miami
Kid-friendly things to do in Miami
Hidden gems in Miami
Parks in Miami
Plans to Rubell Family Collection by other users
16 days in Miami BY A USER FROM TURKEY July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Miami BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Miami BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 24 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in Miami Beach BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Orlando & Miami BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium