Pérez Art Museum Miami Receives $100,000 Grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Grant to support upcoming exhibition Nari Ward: Sun Splashed.

MIAMI – February 2, 2015 – Pérez Art Museum Miami received a $100,000 grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to support upcoming exhibition Nari Ward: Sun Splashed, a survey of the artist’s work that will be on view from October 2015 through spring 2016. The grant, considered among the most prestigious for contemporary art, will support the exhibition directly, as well as a robust schedule of related programs, which will foster a deeper understanding of the works on view and the artistic process.

“We are thrilled to be among the few to receive this generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation,” said Leann Standish, PAMM deputy director for external affairs. “The grant will enable PAMM to continue to engage the community in the lively exchange of fresh ideas, and to convey the excitement of the creative process through the presentation of vibrant and innovative contemporary visual arts.”

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed will be the largest survey of Nari Ward’s work to date, and will be presented in the Fernandez family galleries, the museum’s largest exhibition space. The exhibition will examine Ward’s career through interrelated frameworks that have guided his work for more than 20 years, including his native Jamaica, ideas of migration, African American history and culture, urban space and the dynamics of power and politics.

Nari Ward: Sun Splashed is curated by PAMM Associate Curator Diana Nawi. Support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

About Pérez Art Museum Miami
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 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).

About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
The Foundation's objective is to foster innovative artistic expression and the creative process by encouraging and supporting cultural organizations that in turn, directly or indirectly, support artists and their work. The Foundation values the contribution these organizations make to artists and audiences and to society as a whole by supporting, exhibiting and interpreting a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practice. The Andy Warhol Foundation’s grant making activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists.

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