The museum’s collection includes over 6,000 objects with strengths in art of the United States and Latin America from the 20th and 21st centuries. Special areas of concentration include Haitian and Cuban painting, and multimedia works by self-taught artists and artists based in Miami.
Beyond the Americas, the collection includes a growing number of non-Western objects from Asia and Africa. In 1989, the museum acquired a portion of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center of Coral Gables.
The collection included more than 2,300 objects and expanded the Frost Art Museum’s collection of sculptures, photographs, and paintings by major 20th-century artists, and its holdings related to the arts of Asia, including a significant selection of Japanese netsukes.
The museum continues to expand the collection through generous private donations.
The museum is engaged in an ongoing digitization process to make its collections more accessible to students, faculty, and the larger community. Currently, there are approximately 1,000 images available for viewing. Over time, we will continue to add works to this site to increase access to the museum's holdings. The current selections are rich and varied and include Haitian painting, Japanese netsukes, and modern and contemporary prints and photographs.
Collection objects digitized in collaboration with Academic Imaging Services, Department of IT, and support from FIU Technology Fee.
Hans Hofmann, Out of This World, 1945, Gouache on paper, Gift of Dr. Paul Lambert Schmitz, MET 87.01.01