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

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MIAMI – May 21, 2018 – On Monday, May 28, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host its annual Memorial Day BBQ on the terrace overlooking Biscayne Bay. From 1-4pm, enjoy live music by garage rock band SunGhosts, barbecue food and refreshments for sale on the terrace, complimentary popcorn with museum admission, art-making with PAMM teaching artists, and a special appearance by Coast Guard Air Station Miami. Inside the iconic museum, explore newly opened exhibitions by Meiro Koizumi: Battlelands, The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, william cordova now’s the time: narratives of southern alchemy, and more.

The lively daytime celebration will kick off PAMM’s third year of participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty 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 BBQ is open to the public. Entry to PAMM’s terrace is free. BBQ and refreshments available for purchase. Complimentary popcorn with museum admission and for active duty military personnel and veterans.

Museum gallery admission is $16 for adults. Free for PAMM members, active duty military personnel, veterans, and active duty military personnel and veterans’ family members. Galleries close at 6pm. Admission does not include food/drink. Coolers and chairs are prohibited.

The museum will remain open from 10am–6pm, with live entertainment and barbecue from 1-4pm. On-site parking rates are $8 for the first hour and $4 for each additional hour. PAMM is directly adjacent to the Miami-Dade Metromover, Museum Park station. Take the Omni Loop train to Museum Park station, and arrive steps from the museum entrance For more information, 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 nearly 35-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, visit pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

About Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums.

Media Contact: Alexa Ferra | aferra@pamm.org | 786 345 5619

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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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