The bay-front museum’s annual soiree puts a contemporary spin on a classic social tradition to benefit community art education programs.
MIAMI – December 19, 2014 – Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host its most important annual fundraising affair on Saturday, January 17, 2015. The proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales fund the museum’s robust education program, which is the largest behind the Miami-Dade County school system and has garnered participation from more than 80,000 adults and children since December 2013. Art of the Party Presented by Louis Vuitton – formally known as the MAM Ball and attracting former guests such as Marc Anthony and Elle Macpherson – will debut a contemporary spin on a classic tradition, on a new date and with a modern format conceptualized by event mastermind Lee Brian Schrager. Louis Vuitton has a longstanding affiliation with the world of art and is proud to present Art of the Party.
Art of the Party will showcase the architectural gem’s distinct, interconnected spaces with three forms of expression in a single evening:
- “Chef’s Table” seated dinner, 7:00 p.m.: World-renowned Chef Thomas Troisgros has crafted a four-course menu for an unforgettable dinner under the stars on the picturesque east terrace. Dinner guests will be welcomed in the Podhurst Lobby and Lobby Terrace for cocktails prior to being seated, and are invited to extend the evening at Supper Club and enjoy dessert at the Remix after party. Tables of 10 are available for $25,000 or $50,000; table hosts at the $50,000 level will receive a limited edition print by artist Beatriz Milhazes.
- “Supper Club” dinner lounge, 8:30 p.m.: Expected to be the most coveted ticket of the season will be the Supper Club dinner lounge in the museum’s special exhibition galleries where partygoers can reserve exclusive private seating for up to 12 guests, complete with a dedicated butler providing table cocktail service. Chef Thomas Troisgros will orchestrate the culinary offerings in the lively nightlife setting of dinner and dancing, which will take unexpected turns with live entertainment popping up in different forms throughout the night. Individual tickets are also available for $1,000 per person. All guests will be invited to have desert at the Remix party on the terrace.
- “Remix” after party, 10:30 p.m.: The museum’s West Portico and Knight Plaza will be transformed into a vibrant dance club by Brazilian Funk band Batuke Samba Funk featuring Pee Wee Ellis. Chef’s Table, Supper Club and Remix guests will join together for decadent desserts, cocktails and dancing under the stars. Individual Remix tickets can be purchased for $250 each.
The three adaptations of Art of the Party will be infused with the essence of Brazil with famed Rio de Janeiro-based Chef Thomas Troisgos of the internationally regarded Olympe Restaurant and a live concert by popular Brazilian band Batuke Samba Funk featuring Pee Wee Ellis, the legendary sax player and bandleader for James Brown. Chef Troisgos, the fourth generation of a clan of chefs that has made history in modern gastronomy, will arrive to Miami specifically to present custom dinner menus for Art of The Party Chef’s Table and Supper Club.
PAMM Art of the Party Chairs: Arlene and Wayne Chaplin
Chef’s Table Chairs: Padma and Raj Vattikuti
Supper Club Chairs: Andreea Baclea; Kristin and Chapman Ducote; Rachel and Joe Furst; Jon Paul Pérez
Remix Chairs: Tara and Jack Benmeleh; Erin Newberg; Ginger Fulkerson Harris
Production: Lee Brian Schrager, Southern Wine & Spirits of America & South Beach Wine & Food Festival Founder
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Chef’s Table seated dinner, 7:00 p.m.
Supper Club dinner lounge, 8:30 p.m.
Remix after party, 10:30 p.m.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
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).
LOUIS VUITTON & ART:
A symbol of elegance and style throughout the world, Louis Vuitton has cultivated a close relationship with the world of art since its founding in 1854. Inventing the art of travel, Louis Vuitton and his successors kept pace with a rapidly changing age, working with the most accomplished engineers, decorators, painters, photographers and designers of the day. This fascination with ever-new forms of expression grew through the subsequent decades and continues today. Some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists have joined forces with Louis Vuitton, increasing the points of exchange between art and fashion to an unprecedented degree.
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.