Earlier this month, Miami’s newest cultural institution was “the only museum anybody in the art world was talking about,” said Paul Goldberger in Vanity Fair. Unveiled as tastemakers converged for the annual art fair Art Basel Miami, the airy, innovative Pérez Art Museum Miami engages the region’s past while encapsulating “the urbane chic” of today’s city. It’s “an exuberant expression of what a 21st-century museum can be,” said Beth Dunlop in The Miami Herald. With its broad windows overlooking Biscayne Bay and its latticed roof that drips living greenery, this creation of the Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron offers “a new paradigm” for the way museums can interact with their surroundings. The Pérez “has an almost archaeological presence,” as if “it has been a part of our lives already.”