June 12, 2014

The Port: PAMM featured in ARTnews Magazine

ARTnews featured Pérez Art Museum Miami in a two-page story in its news section, highlighting the Museum's reopening, exhibitions, programming, and Director, Thom Collins. 

When the Pérez Art Museum Miami opened its doors last December, architecture critics praised the 200,000-square-foot structure as “dazzling,” “seductive,” “inviting,” and “outside the white box.” Perched on a hurricane-resistant platform on the edge of Biscayne Bay, the Herzog & de Meuron–designed building has a wraparound porch covered by a giant canopy that was inspired by Miami’s Stiltsville, a cluster of mostly 1930s-era houses built above the water. Vertical gardens designed by Patrick Blanc hang the length of PAMM’s three stories, tall windows provide sweeping views of the bay, and the grand staircase does double duty as an auditorium.

"Thom Collins has moved the Pérez Art Museum Miami into an acclaimed new building, where green terraces mingle with galleries full of art for the global age" - Elisa Turner

Its innovative green design is just one part of a $220 million relaunch of the museum spearheaded by director Thom Collins. A slim man who walks among museum groups with quick, restless steps, Collins discusses plans for PAMM with infectious energy. Read more