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New art museum to open in Miami

A major new art museum has opened in the US. The Pérez Art Museum Miami, in Miami, Florida was designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, and opened this week. The museum has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay, and opened in the same week that Art Basel hit the city.

New art museum to open in Miami
Visitors walk past the entrance to the Pérez Art Museum Miami on opening day on December 4, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The museum designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron opens on the week that Art Basel hits the city and has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay. (Getty Images)
New art museum to open in Miami
Seagulls walk near the back entrance to the Pérez Art Museum Miami on opening day on December 4, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The museum designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron opens on the week that Art Basel hits the city and has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay. (Getty Images)
New art museum to open in Miami
A visitor looks at art on display during the opening day of the Pérez Art Museum Miami on December 4, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The museum designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron opens on the week that Art Basel hits the city and has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay. (Getty Images)
New art museum to open in Miami
Visitors enjoy the art on display on the opening day of the Pérez Art Museum Miami on December 4, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The museum designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron opens on the week that Art Basel hits the city and has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay. (Getty Images)
New art museum to open in Miami
Part of a sculpture by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, titled Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, is displayed on display on the opening day of the Pérez Art Museum Miami on December 4, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The museum designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron opens on the week that Art Basel hits the city and has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay. (Getty Images)
New art museum to open in Miami
Michelle Ruger takes in the Oscar Munoz 'Shower Curtains' exhibit that is set up against the backdrop of massive windows on the opening day of the Pérez Art Museum Miami on December 4, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The museum designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron opens on the week that Art Basel hits the city and has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay. (Getty Images)
New art museum to open in Miami
Visitors look at the exhibit by Hew Locke, 'For Those in Peril on the Sea', on display against the backdrop of massive windows on the opening day of the Pérez Art Museum Miami on December 4, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The museum designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron opens on the week that Art Basel hits the city and has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay. (Getty Images)
New art museum to open in Miami
Martina Botta (L) and Luciana Manzi look at the exhibits on display on the opening day of the Pérez Art Museum Miami on December 4, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The museum designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron opens on the week that Art Basel hits the city and has 200,000 square foot of space with views of Biscayne Bay. (Getty Images)