Frost Art Museum
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum or simply known as the Frost Art Museum is a Florida International University museum located on-campus in University Park in metropolitan Miami, Florida. Founded in 1977, The Art Museum at Florida International University (TAM/FIU) started as a student gallery. Since then, it has grown to achieve official recognition as a major cultural institution of the State of Florida for its unprecedented collection of Latin American and 20th century American art, its innovative exhibitions that draw on or enhance the collection, and its unparalleled service to South Florida's diverse audiences. In 2003, the Art Museum at FIU was officially renamed the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. In 1999, the museum received accreditation from the American Association of Museums (AAM). From the community, the Frost Art Museum has earned the accolade "Miami's Best Museum" ( South Florida's New Times, 1996, 1994, 1993) and Miami's Best Art Museum 2009(Miami New Times ). It has assumed a central role in the FIU community and in the cultural life of South Florida as a whole through its mission to serve the broadest audience possible and to deliver all programs and services free of charge. Museum's collection contains about 2,300 works. Highlights from the Frost Art Museum's collection include Haitian paintings, American modern sculptures, paintings, and photographs.

From 1977 to 2008, The Museum was housed in less than 7,000 interior square feet of Primera Casa, an FIU administration building, located in the heart of the campus. Through its determination to reach "the broadest audience possible," The Frost Art Museum figuratively burst through its walls to create one of the most prestigious outdoor sculpture programs in the United States, with 57 monumental works by the stellar sculptors of contemporary world art.

New building
In Fall 2007, the new Frost Art Museum finished construction and was officially moved from Primera Casa to the new building, which opened in November 2008. Designed by architectural firm HOK, the new building encompasses 46,000 square feet (4,300 m 2) at a total construction cost of $17 million. It is built on a lakeside site on the "Avenue of the Arts", a mall that connects the museum, the Wertheim Performing Arts Center and the Management and Advanced Research Center. The Museum houses FIU's permanent art collection, its program of temporary exhibitions and lectures, art scholarship and conservation. A soaring glass entrance atrium leads to a café and a museum shop, destined to become a new hub for campus cultural life.

As the new museum strives to develop its international standard, the Frost Art Museum has held exhibitions showcasing work from a variety of regions including: the Caribbean, East Asia, India and South Florida. In addition to its cultural diversity, the museum has also paid close attention to the wide range of styles in the world of contemporary art. In Because I Say So, for example, which was held from April 17, 2009 to August 23, 2009, drawn from the collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl, the show was designed to make the viewer ask themselves the question: “Is that Art?” . The Miami Paintings, held from September 2, 2009 to October 4, 2009, featured a retrospective of the bold paintings of Geoffrey Olsen, which were inspired by the landscape of his homeland, Great Britain . The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama (October 9, 2009-January 10, 2009), a collaboration between the Committee of 100 for Tibet and the Dalai Lama Foundation, included work from eighty-nine different artists, and explored the idea of art as a catalyst for peace. The exhibition included work by Laurie Anderson, Bill Viola, Jenny Holzer, Anish Kapoor, Chuck Close, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marina Abramovic, and Michele Oka Doner, among others . In addition to the wide range of international artists, the museum has also showcased artwork from the graduating classes of FIU’s BFA Program in Studio Art. Curated by Professor Pip Brant, each BFA exhibition held in the new Frost Art Museum, contains a collection of work from varying artists that questions the traditional rules of which they are a part of. Wake, held from April 17, 2009 to May 10, 2009, in exhibiting, took advantage of the space both inside and outside of the museum. Its artists, whose works ranged from radioactive cave paintings to earth-worked photography, contributed an immense effort to what would develop with student exhibitions inside the Frost Art Museum . Imurare (December 16, 2009-January 3, 2010), responding to the lack of available space in the museum, became the first BFA exhibition in the new space to challenged the paradigm of traditional exhibitions, as its included work capitalized on constriction. Crome Yellow (April 23, 2010-May 10, 2010), after the 1921 novel by Aldous Huxley, proved to be the largest collection of undergraduate student artwork to appear in the new Frost Art Museum. The exhibition incorporated a plethora of contemporary work ranging from digital drawing to minimalist photography. While the Imurare exhibition was the first to question the walls of FIU’s contemporary art program, Crome Yellow became the first BFA exhibition to break them down. In utilizing the concept of the Wunderkammer, the concept of traditional exhibition in the museum had evolved.