HistoryMiami Museum

101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in downtown Miami, safeguards and shares Miami stories to foster learning, inspire a sense of place, and cultivate an engaged community. Through exhibitions, artistic endeavors, city tours, education, research, collections and publications, HistoryMiami Museum works to help everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future. HistoryMiami Museum connects people by telling the stories of Miami’s communities, individuals, places and events.


Tropical Dreams: A People's History of South Florida

Tropical Dreams explores South Florida history from prehistoric times to the present day.

CAPTURE: A Portrait of the Pandemic

In the year 2020, the city of Miami, along with the entire world, suffered a devastating blow from the onset of COVID-19. A place where hundreds of thousands of people flocked to year-round for vacation getaways, destination weddings, nightlife, food, culture, and more, had become ground zero for racial injustice protests, widespread homelessness, and an endangered entertainment industry on the brink of implosion. CAPTURE: A Portrait of the Pandemic features images taken by Rahsaan “Fly Guy” Alexander, a native of Miami who has spent the past 15 years as one of the city’s most sought after club DJs. The selections shown by HistoryMiami Museum will be a visual representation of what Miami has experienced since March 2020. Along with the photography, the exhibition will also showcase Rahsaan’s short documentary film PIVOT: A 2020 Story; an introspective look at how he rekindled his passion for photography.

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