June 19, 2017

Blog: PAMM in the Neighborhood 2017

Places & Faces | June 19 - August 11

Featuring a new theme each summer, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) begins its 15th year of PAMM in the Neighborhood, a free program that provides art experiences and education beyond the museum's walls to children at camps and community centers throughout Miami-Dade County.

PAMM in the neighborhood

This two-part program includes an on-site visit by PAMM teaching artists, who lead children in conversations about art with illustrations of works on view in the museum's galleries, followed by hands-on art-making inspired by the works discussed. Following each visit, PAMM provides an opportunity for participants to visit the museum free of charge with teaching artist-led tours through the galleries. Each child additionally receives an art kit to continue creating throughout the summer and into the school year, as well as a complimentary guest pass to return to the museum with their family.

PAMM in the Neighborhood is one of the many programs that make up the museum's robust art education program, the largest outside the Miami-Dade County school system. Launched in 2003, with an initial participation of about 3,500 children, the program has now grown to serve nearly 8,000 children each summer. PAMM in the Neighborhood has won a national award for innovative programming in 2007, and is in the National Association of Counties data base as a model program.

PAMM in the neighborhood