The Museum of Sex, whose flagship location opened its doors over 20 years ago in NYC, will expand to Miami with a new outpost on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Housed in a 32,000- square-foot converted warehouse in the Allapattah district and designed in collaboration with international design studio Snøhetta, the museum will feature three large exhibition galleries, retail space, and a bar. Opening on the eve of Miami Art Week, the museum’s debut exhibitions will include Hajime Sorayama: Desire Machines and Modern Sex: 100 Years of Design and Decency.
Hajime Sorayama: Desire Machines marks the Japanese artist and illustrator’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. In Hajime Sorayama: Desire Machines, the artist explores the beauty and eroticism of human bodies and machines through his signature hyperrealist aesthetic. The exhibition will feature four of Sorayama’s large-scale “sexy robot” sculptures as well as 20 never-before-seen erotic paintings. Expanding beyond the gallery spaces, a new, site-specific and other-worldly triptych by Sorayama, which measures 14-feet-high, will be displayed in Super Funland. Hajime Sorayama: Desire Machines is organized with Nanzuka Gallery in Tokyo, which will also present works by Sorayama at Art Basel Miami Beach.