World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)

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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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18 thoughts on “World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM)

  • 23 February, 2016 at 17:46
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    I have read somewhere a museum also featuring erotic artwork. I’m not sure which Asian (or European?) country it was.

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  • 24 February, 2016 at 03:07
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    It’s a great concept to build a museum that’s solely about love–and the two angles of it. I bet many couples would be excited to see what’s inside and find out about the pain and pleasure of love.

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  • 24 February, 2016 at 03:55
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    I feel that it’s quite an interesting concept! I bet it would be fun to visit with friends haha! 😀

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  • 24 February, 2016 at 11:45
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    Wow, first time I’ve heard about a museum with this theme. I’ll definitely check it out (minus the kids!) when we visit Miami!

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  • 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 15:13
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    I am getting a hand of what it will be as have heard about similar temple and work in Indian temples as well.

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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 19:29
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    Didn’t know about any such museum. In India, they have Temples with erotic art and they are considered as heritage.

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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 00:53
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    This sounds sooo cool! I would definitely go to this place. I’m not too far from Miami either. Hmmm…..I just may take a trip down there!

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  • 25 February, 2016 at 01:35
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    Interesting post. I did see an article about the museum in Miami. Would be an interesting visit and learning experience. Thanks for sharing.

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  • 25 February, 2016 at 17:37
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    Its my first time knowing there is this World Erotic Museum. I will take note about it and if there is a chance I would like to visit too.

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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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