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Bal Harbour expands free-admission program with local museums


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The Bal Harbour Village Council has expanded a program giving residents and visitors free admission to local museums.

The council agreed last week to add museums to the program, which started in the fall.

Museums include the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, the Perez Art Museum Miami in downtown Miami and the Wolfsonian-FIU museum in Miami Beach.

On Tuesday, the council added the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) in Miami, the Rubell Family Collection in Wynwood, the de la Cruz Collection in the Design District and the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Wynwood.

The program costs about $30,000 and is paid for with resort taxes.

Mayor Jean Rosenfield said it is a terrific way to enjoy the local arts and culture.

“There is so much to see in Miami most of the residents haven’t seen a great deal,” she said. “That’s why the museum access program came forth. It is going to be something excellent.”

At the meeting, resident Beth Berkowitz said the program is “wonderful” and she used it recently.

“I think its money well spent,” she said.

The village will mail residents museum cards in about three weeks. Also, hotels concierges will have the cards. Each card is valid for the holder and a guest.

For more information call Village Hall at 305-866-4633 or visit

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