March 9, 2016

Blog: Pérez Art Museum Miami Gala Raises More than $1 Million For Art Education, Sets Attendance Record

More than 800 cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters attended PAMM’s third Annual PAMM Art of the Party gala on Friday, March 4, 2016. The event, which had its highest attendance to date, raised more than $1 million for the museum’s robust education program, the largest outside the Miami-Dade County school system.

PAMM Art of the Party

Jorge M. Pérez, Darlene Pérez, Stephen Ross, Kara Ross and Jeffrey Soffer  at PAMM Art of the Party

Mike Fernandez, Constance Fernandez, Lucy Morillo, & David King at PAMM Art of the Party

The highly anticipated evening, conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, featured three exclusive experiences – Chef’s Table seated dinner, Supper Club lounge and Remix after party – with delicious dishes created by chef, author and Food Network personality Alex Guarnaschelli.

Lee Brian Schrager & Alex Guarnaschelli speaking at PAMM Art of the Party

Aaron Janus & Alex Guarnaschelli at PAMM Art of the Party

Pérez Art Museum Miami Director Franklin Sirmans honored Chuck Close, one of the most celebrated and influential artists of our time, at the Chef’s Table seated dinner. The museum holds three examples of Close’s work in its permanent collection and in 2004, the museum presented the exhibition Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, which explored the artist’s innovative approach to printmaking.

Artist Chuck Close on stage with Franklin Sirmans at PAMM Art of the Party

Chuck Close on stage with Franklin Sirmans at PAMM Art of the Party

Artist Chuck Close on stage with Franklin Sirmans at PAMM Art of the Party

Simultaneously in the museum’s second-floor special exhibition galleries, Supper Club partygoers enjoyed a chic and provocative setting with live sets by DJ DZA and interactive art stations, including digital sketch artists and a wall to ceiling coloring book. As the party started winding down, guests were led to the Remix after party by a seven-piece band. Remix quickly came to life with dance throwbacks by DJ Jessica Who, keeping guests dancing under the stars until the early hours of the morning.

Padma Vattikuti, Franklin Sirmans, & Jessica Sirmans at PAMM Art of the Party

Lourdes Gimenez & Carlos A. Gimenez at PAMM Art of the Party

Darlene Pérez, Vicky Daes, Jose Daes, Jorge M. Pérez, & guest at PAMM Art of the Party

Raj Vattikuti & Padma Vattikuti at PAMM Art of the Party

Elizabeth Coppolecchia, Aileen Quintana, Sara Martelo, Alexandria Colindres, Christopher Adeleke, Cristina Scarano, Michele Hanash, Vivienne Pestana and Daniela Frewa at PAMM Art of the Party

Iran Issa Khan, Leonard Abess, & Jayne Abess at PAMM Art of the Party

Barbara Becker & Jessica Sirmans at PAMM Art of the Party

Guests at PAMM Art of the Party

Jackie Soffer, Craig Robins and Michele Oka Doner at PAMM Art of the Party

Guests at PAMM Art of the Party

Jessica Goldman Srebnick, Scott Srebnick pose with Aaron Podhurst at PAMM Art of the Party

Lexing Zhang, Angie Ferrer Domecq, Nikki Noya, & Soledad Lowe at PAMM Art of the Party

Christy Martin, Darlene Perez, Rene Ruiz, & Andreea Baclea at PAMM Art of the Party

Eve Xanthopoulos, Criselda Breene, Padma Raj Vattikuti, Artist Chuck Close and Barbara Becker at PAMM Art of the Party

Jeff Krinsky, Debra Scholl, & Dennis Scholl at PAMM Art of the Party

Hillary Smith & Matthew Stone at PAMM Art of the Party

Jessica Sirmans, Barbara Becker, Franklin Sirmans, Criselda Breene, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Tui Pranich, Alexa Wolman, Iran Issa khan, Andreea Baclea, & Friend at PAMM Art of the Party

Rachel Benmeir and Roy Benmeir at PAMM Art of the Party

Guests at PAMM Art of the Party

Guests at PAMM Art of the Party

Barron Channer, Victoria Rogers, Susana Ibarguen and Jane Wooldridge at PAMM Art of the Party

Guests at PAMM Art of the Party

PAMM Art of the Party 2016

 

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