World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)

This museum is what you might call a one-of-a-kind attraction. Located in the heart of Miami Beach and founded in 2005 by Dr. h.c. Naomi Wilzig, the World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM) represents the founder’s greatest work and features numerous exhibits depicting the cultural history of sexuality.

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According to the official website of WEAM, the founder „wanted to evoke the sensual experience of the pleasure and pain of love.” Thus, the focus is on offering a comprehensive view on the erotic angle across centuries and around the world.
The World Erotic Art Museum is a 12,000-square-foot display housing world’s largest public view collection of erotic art with thousands of items – historical and contemporary – including a Kama Sutra-carved bed and special collections with works from famous artists such as Picasso or Rembrandt. The admission tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors over 60 (with I.D.), and $13 for students (with I.D.). In order to be able to visit this museum you have to be at least 18 years old.

WEAM is home to paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs aiming to provide an insight on how the erotic part is perceived across the globe. Visitors discover here more than 4000 works of international art, ranging from 300 BCE to present times.

The museum’s focus is a controversial topic for many. WEAM is one of the most renowned permanent museums for this genre in the world and the only one focusin on erotic art in the US.

What do you think about such a topic for a museum? If in Miami, would you visit the World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)?

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20 thoughts on “World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)

  • 24 February, 2016 at 14:06
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    If only I am in Miami. *sigh*. I would love to see the museum. The theme sound so interesting.

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  • 24 February, 2016 at 15:25
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    this is new.. i never thought museums could be like tbis.. thanks for sharing

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  • 24 February, 2016 at 16:48
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    It’s a bit controversial for some but it would be a good exhibit. I’m sure a lot of art lovers would love to see the collection.
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  • 24 February, 2016 at 19:54
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    I had no idea museums like this existed. What a beautiful concept though, it’s all about promoting love, the romantic kind. A good place to go to with your significant other!

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  • 24 February, 2016 at 20:06
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    Aw, I thought you will be sharing some images from the museum! This is something very different definitely and I thought it will be interesting to see the different artists sharing their concepts of erotism!
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  • 25 February, 2016 at 08:49
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    So there is also something like this in Miami. We did not see it when we visited years back. In NYC, there was also a Museum of Sex, more direct to the point. We had no guts to visit that though.
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  • 25 February, 2016 at 11:13
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    Did you visit the museum? It’s intriguing to be honest. I’ve been living in Europe for the past three years, and I am almost accustomed to a culture that is so open when it comes to sexuality. In fact, my bf and I are planning to visit a small park in the city that houses erotic sculptures. So to answer your question, yes, it would be interesting to visit the museum in Miami. 🙂 It’s intriguing!

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  • 25 February, 2016 at 18:06
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    Being from India, I can say strongly that erotic art isn’t new to me. I’ve put up a couple posts in my blog about it. Many of our centuries old temples have erotica depicted in the sculptures, some of which are internationally acclaimed like Khajuraho which is a UNESCO site!!
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  • 25 February, 2016 at 19:03
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    Well, I had no idea of any things like this is depicted in the museum. But In India you will such sculpture on the outer wall of a few historic temple.

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  • 26 February, 2016 at 02:47
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    Who wouldn’t like to visit an interesting place like that? I guess the founders of that museum have art and wisdom in mind, and not obscenity.

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  • 26 February, 2016 at 06:47
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    I wouldn’t mind visiting it, in fact think in japan there was one that opened featuring erotic artworks from the Edo era. Honestly I find them artistic rather than “entertaining”.

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