Pérez Art Museum Miami opens during Art Basel

  • Art lovers gather around the Polly Afelbaum piece "Mojo Jojo" inside the Perez Art Museum Miami. The museum opened its doors to members Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, as it prepares for its public opening on Wednesday. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sylvia Blau pauses as she photographs Ai Wei Wei's piece "Grapes." The Perez Art Museum Miami opened its doors to members Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, as it prepared for its public opening on Wednesday. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Gustavo Nova makes his way to other pieces by Ai Wei Wei as his profile is captured through the holes in the piece "Moon Chest." The Perez Art Museum Miami opened its doors to members Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, as it prepared for its public opening on Wednesday. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Interior designer Jay Britto, 39, stops to photograph Ai Wei Wei's piece "Stacked." The Perez Art Museum Miami opened its doors to members Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, as it prepared for its public opening on Wednesday. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Becky Matkov, left, and Carmen Lewis, right, have their photographs taken with artist Hew Locke, center, under his art work titled "For Those in Peril on the Sea" inside Perez Art Museum Miami. The museum opened its doors to members Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, as it prepared for its public opening on Wednesday. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF