June 18, 2013

The Port: MAM closes its doors with a "Lights Out" BBQ

After more than 15 years of enhancing Miami’s cultural repertoire, Miami Art Museum closed its doors at Miami-Dade Cultural Center in preparation for its move to its new, state-of-the-art facility in Museum Park, but not before bidding a proper farewell with a full-blown community BBQ.

Security guard turns out lights at MAM

Photo by World Red Eye 

Hosted on Cultural Center Plaza on the eve of the Museum’s final day, this memorable “Lights Out” BBQ party was the last public event to be held at Miami Art Museum’s current facility. Hundreds of patrons enjoyed bites by Sparky’s Roadside BBQ, and DJs from HOT 97.7FM, who played music through a 17-foot wall of speakers. The closing party was coordinated in collaboration with the nomadic artist project the end in conjunction with New Work Miami 2013, which, along with Frames of Reference: Latin American Art from the Jorge M. Perez Collection, was on view throughout the evening. Miami Art Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in downtown Miami’s Museum Park in December 2013. 

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