PAMM names Marilyn J. Holifield to Board of Trustees

MIAMI—March 7, 2014—Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has named Marilyn J. Holifield to its board of trustees. The announcement comes as PAMM settles into its new, expanded facility in downtown Miami’s Museum Park.  

Board of Trustees President Gail Meyers made the announcement noting that “Marilyn is greatly respected in the legal community. Her professional experience and deep interest in contemporary art of the African Diaspora will be great assets to PAMM as the museum’s programming and role in South Florida’s cultural landscape continues to grow.”

Marilyn J. Holifield is a partner with the law firm of Holland & Knight in Miami. She represents corporate clients in the areas of employment, business litigation, corporate governance, trade secrets, covenants-not-to-compete, class action and intellectual property litigation. She is consistently listed as a top lawyer in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend's Legal Elite and Super Lawyers. Holifield is the recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's Jurisprudence Award, the National Bar Association's Gertrude E. Rush Award, and the Tourism Pioneer Award from the Black Hospitality Initiative of Greater Miami. She was recently appointed to serve on the federal Judicial Nominating Commission for the Southern District of Florida by Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio. Holifield also serves on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College, Board of Trustees of the University of Miami, Executive Committee of the Harvard Alumni Association, Pérez Art Museum Miami’s African American Artist Advisory Committee, and Co-chairs the Harvard Alumni Association's Global Month of Service.

About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), formerly Miami Art Museum, opened to the public in December 2013 in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. Pérez Art Museum Miami is focused on collecting and exhibiting modern and contemporary art that represents Miami’s cultural diversity, while providing progressive educational and community programming. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the Museum’s new, cutting-edge facility provides room to showcase growing collections, expanded exhibition space to bring more world-class exhibitions to Miami-Dade County and an educational complex. Pérez Art Museum Miami was originally founded as Center for Fine Arts, and was strictly an exhibiting organization with no collection of its own. In 1996, as part of an institution-wide reorganization, the museum was renamed Miami Art Museum and dedicated itself to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with a special emphasis on art of the Americas. In January 2011 work began on a cutting-edge building with generous spaces to showcase its art holdings and attract more top caliber exhibitions. Pérez Art Museum Miami is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132, in between the Arsht Center and the AmericanAirlines Arena. For more information, call 305 375 3000 or visit

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. Pérez Art Museum Miami is an accessible facility. All contents ©Pérez Art Museum Miami. All rights reserved.