Pérez Art Museum Miami to Honor Miami’s Corporate Leaders at Annual Luncheon Reception

Seventh Annual Corporate Luncheon Presented by South Motors to Honor J.P. Morgan for Support of Miami’s Art Community. 

MIAMI – September 8, 2014 – For the first time, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host its highly-anticipated annual Corporate Luncheon in its new, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. The Seventh Annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon presented by South Motors will take place on Monday, September 22, from 11am – 2pm, when the museum will open its doors to South Florida’s most influential business leaders, in honor of their vital support of the arts in South Florida. Corporate Honors will be awarded to J.P. Morgan in recognition of its impact on South Florida’s cultural community. 

“Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Annual Corporate Luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the corporations whose integral support of the arts in South Florida has made Miami an international center for modern and contemporary art, and made public and educational art programming accessible to all Miami-Dade community members,” said PAMM Director Thom Collins. “After a whirlwind year of success and growth, I am especially pleased to put the spotlight on the businesses community, as its contributions have been instrumental in bringing our distinguished building, education programs and the downtown revitalization initiative to fruition.”

The PAMM Corporate Luncheon raises funds for the museum’s education programs. PAMM is the largest provider of art education outside of Miami-Dade County Schools, reaching more than 50,000 children since opening in December 2013. Corporate support has made many of these free programs possible, which include: free family activities every second Saturday; Brick by Brick, a program for at-risk teens which takes place at community centers in underserved areas throughout Miami-Dade, and focuses on architecture, design and community planning; PAMM in the Neighborhood, a summer camp program for underserved youth; and more.

This year, the event’s traditional, seated lunch format will take the form of a lunch reception, allowing attendees to network, browse the museum and enjoy a discussion on corporate collecting. PAMM Director Thom Collins will moderate the discussion focusing on the history and significance of corporate art collecting and how corporate art collections serve as a vital method for a corporation to connect with its community, and provide access to important works of art. J.P. Morgan—which has one of the world's most established corporate art collections – will receive the Seventh Annual PAMM Corporate Honors in recognition of the company’s vital impact on arts and culture in South Florida.  JPMorgan Chase & Co. has a long legacy of supporting arts and cultural programs, and promoting education and access for the entire community. In South Florida, the firm has supported the Museum of Science, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery of Science, and Miami Art Museum and Pérez Art Museum Miami’s educational and community programs since 1999.

PAMM Corporate Luncheon sponsorships are available, ranging from $20,000 diamond sponsorships which include 20 tickets, to $2,500 silver sponsorships which include five tickets. Individual tickets are available for $500.  For sponsorship levels and benefits, or to make reservations online, visit http://bit.ly/PAMMCL7. For event and ticket information, contact Christopher Pastor at 786-345-5633 or cpastor@pamm.org.

For the fourth consecutive year, presenting sponsor of the PAMM Corporate Luncheon is South Motors Automotive Group. Additional Pérez Art Museum Miami Corporate Luncheon supporters include: gold sponsors Cernuda Arte; Citi; City National Bank; Douglas Elliman Real Estate; JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Novela & Associates; Podhurst Orseck, P.A.; and UBS Wealth Management; and silver sponsors: Bank of America; BBVA Compass; Beaux Auctions; Carol C. Lumpkin and R. Hugh Lumpkin; Classical South Florida 89.7 FM; Itaú; Jose Milton & Associates; MSC Cruises; Perry Ellis International; RBC Wealth Management; The Americas Collection; U.S. Trust; and Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, P.L.

PAMM Corporate Luncheon is attended by South Florida business, civic and cultural leaders such as real estate developer and collector Craig Robins, real estate developer and art collector Jorge M. Pérez, Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen M. Ross, Victoria’s Secret model Ines Rivero, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and more. Past Corporate Honors recipients are MBF Healthcare Partners (2013), Target (2012), Bank of America (2011), Northern Trust (2010), Carnival Corporation & PLC (2009) and UBS (2008).  Last year, the museum announced an anonymous $15 million donation of cash and artwork at the luncheon, and the event raised $192,400 in support of the museum’s public and education programs.

About PAMM:
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. A 29-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility and is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit www.pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Twitter (@pamm).

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Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Additional support is provided by the City of Miami and the Miami OMNI Community Redevelopment Agency (OMNI CRA). Pérez Art Museum Miami is an accessible facility. All contents ©Pérez Art Museum Miami. All rights reserved.