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.
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.
Director WEAM Miami