Venice Magazine: Rubell Museum

Love can lead you to the most unexpected places. For mega-collectors Don and Mera Rubell, their decadeslong passion for contemporary art led them to a cluster of warehouses in Allapattah. In 2016, they were just looking for extra storage for their constantly growing number of pieces, a fraction of which were on display at the Rubell Family Collection—the beloved space they opened in 1993 that has helped establish Wynwood as an epicenter of contemporary art.

But love can make you see the beauty in anything, even in an empty depot. “It was just crying out to be a museum,” says Mera of that first tour through the property that swallowed up a full city block. Where others saw loading docks, the couple envisioned what she calls “a space to redefine ourselves.” From these daydreams emerged the stunning Rubell Museum, the warehouses reimagined by Selldorf Architects into a remarkable 100,000-square-foot campus.


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