Founded in 2005 by Naomi Wilzig, WEAM is the only museum in the United States

devoted exclusively to fine erotic art. In a remarkably short time for a still private collection,

WEAM has developed one of the world's most renowned permanent museums for this genre.

WEAM is a proud member of the “ The WILZIG“, the international place for art in the

heart of Southbeach in Miami.

 

Today the WEAM Collection includes over 4000 works of international art, ranging from

300 BCE to the immediate present. In terms of its quality, diversity and incomparable

profile of erotic art, the WEAM stands out clearly from other museum collections.

Alongside its mission to familiarize the general public with erotic art, the WEAM'S

other prime objective is the ongoing expansion of its Collection. We collect, preserve

and present works of erotic art of the highest quality from diverse cultures. We

embrace our responsibility to engage and educate our community, to contribute to

cultural knowledge of erotic art in history.

 

WEAM’18 working together again to present new installations from three internationally

recognized institutions at WEAM, in the future Wilzig Museum building. In the year

2017 WEAM, the Kinsey Institute, Bloomington and Humboldt University in Berlin have

partnered for an exhibition presenting three unique and thought-provoking collections

of artwork and material culture related to human sexuality.

 

• WEAM presents a reimagining of Naomi Wilzig's groundbreaking private collection of

erotic art. This new installation marks the first time the recent acquisitions will be

presented to the public. Many of the works on display from Naomi Wilzig's collection

have never been seen before.

 

• "Kinsey Institute: Untold Stories" features artworks and points of view that have

largely been kept out of mainstream sex culture. This exhibition provides a platform

for stories, perspectives and voices that have been marginalized to be heard.

 

• A new gallery is dedicated to the work and collection of Magnus Hirschfeld, a German

sex researcher whose art collection and library were burned by the Nazis in 1933.

Humboldt University in Berlin holds most of Hirschfeld's archives, and his legacy

influenced the collections of both Alfred Kinsey and Naomi Wilzig.

 

Founded on the Collection of Naomi Wilzig and with the help and warm support of the

children and Grandchildren of the founder Naomi Wilzig,

WEAM is today an ever growing institution devoted to erotic art.

 

Helmut Schuster

Director WEAM Miami

Mission Statement of WEAM

We collect,preserve and present erotic art