At its founding in 1984, the Museum was dedicated to international art of the 20th and 21st centuries, aiming to fill a void in a young city where no contemporary art museum existed.In 1994, we became a collecting institution, and recognizing the massive demographic change that took place in Miami in the previous decade, we refocused our mission to ensure the Museum reflected the city’s plurality of communities.Our mission is to be a leader in the presentation, study, interpretation, and care of international modern and contemporary art, while representing Miami-Dade and cherishing the unique viewpoint of its peoples.
MAM, in tandem with the Miami Museum of Science, led the charge to transform a derelict 30-acre waterfront site in the City of Miami into Museum Park.
In 2013, we continued to grow with our city, expanding into a 200,000-square foot campus prominently located on Biscayne Bay, between the American Airlines Arena to the south and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to the north. In line with the 400-year history of art collecting museums, we believe art and ideas have the power to enrich the lives of all people – they are an integral part of creating a more humane and just world.
As a 21st-century institution, we believe that museums, alongside places of worship, libraries, schools, concert halls, and stadiums, are town halls for the people.
UCS also covers a large number of graphical, typographical, mathematical and scientific symbols, including those provided by Te X, Post Script, APL, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), MS-DOS, MS-Windows, Macintosh, OCR fonts, as well as many word processing and publishing systems.
The standard continues to be maintained and updated.