Designs Revealed for New Latin American Art Museum in Miami

Kathryn Varn at the Miami Herald reports that Gary Nader, a Miami-based art collector who has a gallery in the Wynwood district, announced plans to build a Latin American Art Museum at a yet-to-be-determined location in downtown Miami. Hired for the project is Mexican architect Fernando Romero, whose design of the museum was released earlier this week. Nader plans to construct a $300 million residential building on the same site; profits from that project will help fund the museum's costs.

The museum will feature about six-hundred paintings, drawings, and sculptures from Nader's personal collection. The ninety-thousand-square-foot institution, slated to open in early 2016, will feature a Fernando Botero retrospective, an exhibition on art from Brazil, and individual shows by Latin American artists such as Roberto Matta, Wifredo Lam, Frida Kahlo, and Diego Rivera.