Pérez Art Museum Miami

Give this one a chance. The Pérez, which opened in December, may be worth visiting more for its waterfront site on Biscayne Bay and airy design by Herzog & De Meuron than for the art on its walls. The local art world was up in arms when Related Group Chief Executive Jorge M. Pérez stepped in with cash and art worth $40 million to make up a funding gap for the museum. It remains to be seen whether collectors, miffed that his gift led to his name being affixed to the museum — funded largely with taxpayer money and sitting on public land — will ante up with donations of much-needed artwork. On view through March 16: "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" — the first major international survey of work by this Chinese activist and artist. Info: www.pamm.org Pictured: The installation "For Those in Peril on the Sea" by Hew Locke.
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