Coral Gables Art Guide: Must-See Museums & Galleries

While many know Miami for its vibrant art and culture, did you know Coral Gables has its own unique art scene waiting to be explored?

With museums, theaters, galleries, and public art installations, there’s something for every art enthusiast in the ‘City Beautiful’. Check out our Coral Gables art guide to learn more!

Coral Gables Museum

Located in Downtown Coral Gables along the Miracle Mile, Coral Gables Museum houses various art exhibits showcasing the city’s culture and history, founded in 1925. Visitors of all ages will get lost in the mesmerizing works of art ranging from contemporary sculpture to black and white photography, making it a must-visit when in town.

Coral Gables Museum also offers many fun events and programs throughout the year. Visit the museum during the first Friday of the month for Twilight Fridays at the Museum. You’ll enjoy complimentary admission, live music, and more. Or if you’re seeking a more family-friendly experience, check out Family Day on Aragon every second Saturday of the month. Kid-friendly activities include an art market, arts and crafts, interactive performances, and a movie night!

Lowe Art Museum

Across the street from THesis Hotel Miami, you’ll discover the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. Home to both permanent and rotating exhibits, this Coral Gables Museum has a diverse collection containing art and artifacts from around the world. Walkable from the hotel, visiting Lowe Art Museum and strolling around campus is the perfect way to start your morning or break up the day during your Coral Gables vacation.

American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora

Take an afternoon to learn about the area’s rich cultural history by visiting the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora in Coral Gables. Discover the Cuban exile community’s impact on the greater Miami area and beyond through rotating exhibits showcasing works by and about Cuban artists such as the iconic singer, Sylvia Cruz.

Coral Gables Art Galleries

Whether you’re searching for your next art purchase or simply want to view stunning local art, Coral Gables has plenty of galleries to browse. Check out local favorites such as H. Benitez Fine Art Gallery or ArtSpace Virginia Miller Galleries. Make sure to call in advance as some galleries are open by appointment only.

Public Art Installations

Whether you’re driving, walking, or biking around Coral Gables, you’re bound to come across one of the many public art installations around town. These photo-worthy and vibrant sculptures, interactive artworks, and fountains are worth the visit. Depending on when you’re here, the city also showcases temporary public art installations ranging from augmented reality displays and light shows to larger-than-life sculptures.

THesis’ ‘Artist in Residence’ Series

Last but not least, you can immerse yourself in the colorful spaces at THesis. Our quarterly ‘Artist in Residence’ series will showcase a different artist’s work, including a new mural at the Paseo Courtyard, every three months.

Take on the Coral Gables art scene and stay at the center of it all at THesis Hotel Miami. Plan your stay with our hotel deals or explore more of Coral Gables’ must-visit hidden attractions.