Completed in December of 2009, the de la Cruz Collection is privately funded by Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz. This space serves as an extension of their home, where for over 25 years they have shared their collection with the public. The primary purpose of this space is to provide education and awareness in the visual arts. Educational programming includes lectures, artist-led workshops, docent-led tours, scholarship opportunities and student travel initiatives.
In order to serve our local schools, a series of workshops and classes were established in collaboration with Dade County Public Schools to serve both teachers and students. These programs offer to give our local students the opportunity to learn of different approaches to the creation and presentation of contemporary art. Students are encouraged to visit the space and library throughout the year, as well as, apply for internship positions.
Yearly exhibitions are organized to highlight artists in the collection. A lending program supports national and international institutions with loans from the collection.
Admission free: including lectures, events, and all educational programs.
Museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
The de la Cruz Collection is not a foundation, is not registered as a 501(c)(3) under the US Internal Revenue Code and does not receive governmental assistance.
Every year, 40 students from DASH travel to New York to participate in a three-week summer pre-college live on campus program at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons. They also have the opportunity to explore all aspects of cultural offerings including: museum visits, Broadway shows, sports activities and city tours.
Every year, the graduating BFA class from New World School of the Arts (NWSA) travel abroad to (Europe or China). The purpose of this travel program is to enrich the education of students through exposure to international art scenes.
Travel programs are made possible by the de la Cruz Collection in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Senior Architecture, Industrial Design, and Graphic Design students from Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH), participate every year in a rigorous design contest. Every student that participates is awarded a monetary scholarship fund to help them transition in their first year of college.
Scholarship programs are made possible by the de la Cruz Collection in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.