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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced today that Ade Omotosho has been awarded the museum’s first Ford Foundation Curatorial Fellowship.
PAMM is proud to announce it is the recipient of an award from all three federal arts and culture agencies for its community outreach program, Brick x Brick . 17-year-old Brick x Brick student Balthazar Cordova attended the award ceremony in DC today to accept the award on PAMM’s behalf.
The program was recognized for its effectiveness in promoting learning and life skills in young people by engaging them through creative youth development programs. The after-school program received the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation’s highest honor for these programs.
On October 19, 2017, an intimate group of guests enjoyed a starlit, private dinner hosted by designer John Varvatos on Pérez Art Museum Miami’s breath-taking third floor terraces. The dinner was held in recognition of PAMM’s exhibition Haroon Mirza: A C I D G E S T, a commissioned work that brings together audiovisual materials, electronic equipment, amplifiers, and found objects to create immersive environments and kinetic sculptures. The exhibition has been generously underwritten by John Varvatos and his company.
PAMM welcomed hundreds of guests on October 14, 2017 for “Free Second Saturdays: Extraordinary Texture.” The event celebrated DWNTWN Art Days, and was jam-packed with activations around the museum. The day also marked the debut of PAMM’s “Miami Stories,” a partnership between the museum, HistoryMiami Museum and WLRN.
On October 5, 2017, PAMM welcomed students from all over South Florida to our Free Community Night: College Takeover. Guests enjoyed a screening of the cult classic “National Lampoon’s Animal House” in the auditorium, while WVUM and Sktchy entertained the crowd on the terrace. Miami Dade College, University of Miami and Florida International University held info booths inside the museum, while UM’s Sebastian the Ibis and MDC’s Finn the Shark toured the museum, learned a bit about art and joined in on the fun, collegiate festivities outside.