Floating boats, buckets of pearls, crabs and color, new Perez Art Museum channels Miami

  • by: LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 3, 2014 - 4:35 PM

MIAMI — Model yachts, rustic fishing boats and wooden rafts dangle above visitors as they step into the new Perez Art Museum Miami. The colorful display is both a playful nod to South Florida's maritime culture and a somber reference to the perilous journeys many make to get here. It is the perfect entry to a museum that channels the city around it: whimsical, vibrant, brimming with culture from across the Americas - and yes, a work in progress.

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