”I want the collection to be accessible to the community — especially to students — and admission to the space will be free,” de la Cruz says. “I want people to use the space, to come and see the art as many times as they want to, to use the library to study.”
The building was designed by Miami architect John Marquette, who co-owns the Italian design store Driade Miami and the restaurant Fratelli Lyon in the Design District. […]
De la Cruz declines to put a dollar figure on the project but says costs are “reasonable, and proof that you can build something wonderful and still stay in budget.” […]
The de la Cruzes hope to open the museum-like structure, under construction on 41st Street at North Miami Avenue, to the public during Art Basel Miami Beach in December. At 30,000 square feet, the three-story building will sport considerable exhibition space and house a library, offices, and basic living quarters, perhaps for an artist in residence.
An Artful Gift to the South Florida Landscape (Miami Herald)