A bastion of modern and contemporary art, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) delivers exhibits featuring international artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Perched on a platform overlooking Biscayne Bay, PAMM ranks as one of the world’s most scenically located museums. While its collections aim to highlight Miami’s location at the crossroads of the America’s, what many visitors continue to chatter about long after visiting is the museum building itself.

A large canopy extends beyond the three-story building, and hanging gardens wave overhead. PAMM remains a cornerstone of Museum Park, a 30-acre plot of land that will include the soon-to-open Museum of Science.

Hopefully, you’ll be at PAMM when hunger strikes, and ideally this will happen on a weekend, preferably around brunch time. Verde, perhaps Miami’s best-located brunch locale, offers indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the bay and in the shade of PAMM’s canopy. Brunch menu favorites include the Lobster Benedict and warm shrimp salad.

After stuffing yourself silly and armed with inspiration brought by one of Verde’s handcrafted cocktails, you can set out to explore PAMM’s rotating exhibitions and permanent collections which place special emphasis on traditions from the United States, Caribbean, and Latin America.

After touring the museum, head outside to the veranda surrounding PAMM and relax on Adirondack or swinging chairs overlooking the bay and skyline to reflect upon the art.