You won’t find landscape paintings at this museum. Home to the largest collection of erotic art in the United States, the World Erotic Art Museum has over 4,000 works of sculpture, prints, and paintings that date back to as early as 300 BCE. It showcases only the most sophisticated works of this genre—Picasso, Klimt, and Rembrandt are all on display—but even the most upscale erotic art can be scandalizing, to say the least.
Visiting the World Erotic Art Museum is an opportunity for tourists to experience something different and observe this timeless collection. From their 2011 launch, they’ve shocked and educated audiences with fascinating exhibitions—the first US showing of erotic etchings from 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt, for example, and photographs from German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton.
Boisterous and sexy, our South Beach culture perfectly complements the mission of the World Erotic Art Museum – to familiarize the general public with erotic art and foster a wider discussion of sexuality. Unofficial bikini fashion shows occur daily on Ocean Drive, while hot and sweaty dancing runs the night here. This unexpected museum contextualizes our timeless and often hidden fascination with the human body.
The World Erotic Art Museum brings an elevated perspective on sexuality to Miami Beach. Sitting just four blocks from the Blue Moon hotel in the heart of the historic South Beach Art Deco District, it’s an easy and fascinating place to visit for guests and locals alike. The best part? It’s open till midnight during the weekends. Of course, the museum does not cover any of its art with figleaves, so this might be a leave-the-kids-behind activity.
1205 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday - Sunday 11am - Midnight