December 27, 2016

The Port: South Florida female artists gather for historic Now Be Here photograph

On Saturday, December 10, 2016, history was made at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in partnership with Girl’s Club. A coincidental ode to Miami’s area code, 305 female artists from across South Florida gathered and posed for a photograph together in participation for Now Be Here #3, a project created by Kim Schoenstadt which aims to capture female identifying artists.

This community gathering comes at a time when issues of gender equality and identity are at the forefront of cultural discourse in the United States. Now Be Here #3 illustrated the collective diversity and inclusiveness of powerful arts community. It was an important moment for artists to come together, in celebration of individual and collective power and to be present with one another. Gender equity and questions of representation, inclusivity and social justice are at the core of what PAMM does—these are among the most pressing issues of our time and they are at the fore of the institution’s thinking. You can find the photograph documenting the event at nowbeherela.com.

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Photos by Amanda Bradley