Pérez Art Museum Miami Kicks off Summer of Free Admission for Military Families with Memorial Day Barbecue

MIAMI – May 19, 2016 – On Monday, May 30, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host a special Memorial Day celebration on the terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay. From 3-6pm, enjoy live music and barbecue specials (available for purchase) by Verde. Inside the iconic museum, explore exhibitions by Doris Salcedo, Michele Oka Doner, Matthew Ronay and more.

The lively daytime event will kick off PAMM’s participation in Blue Star Museums, a national initiative that honors service men and women with complimentary museum admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The national summer initiative compliments PAMM’s year-round policy of extending free admission to U.S. military with identification. With this program, PAMM is able to give complimentary admission to active duty military personnel, veterans and family members.

PAMM’s Memorial Day celebration is open to the public, and general museum admission rates apply ($16 adults; $12 for youth, seniors, students; Free for members). Verde barbecue and drink specials are available for purchase. The museum will remain open from 10am–6pm, with live entertainment and barbecue from 3-6pm. Arrival by free Miami-Dade Metromover is recommended due to high expected attendance for special events. For more information about special event parking, visit pamm.org/parking.

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 32-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 desin 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 Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military spouses, children, parents and friends, as well as service members, veterans and civilians, dedicated to supporting, connecting and empowering military families. With our partners, Blue Star Families leverages data-driven insights to curate resources for military families, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million military family members annually. Blue Star Families also works directly with the Department of Defense and senior members of local, State and Federal government to bring the most important military family issues to light. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. Visit bluestarfam.org for more information.

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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.
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