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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.
On February 6, PAMM Curator René Morales introduced Toronto-based composer, artist and scholar, Mitchell Akiyama to discuss the subject of animals and language in relation to Bik Van der Pol's Speechless, previously on view at PAMM. Akiyama's text in "Land & Animal & Nonanimal" served as an important point of reference in the development of the exhibition.
In concurrence with his midcareer retrospective exhibition on display this past winter at PAMM, artist Nari Ward (known for his dramatic sculptural installations) and Associate Curator Diana Nawi delivered a tribute for artworks that have been destroyed over the course of Ward’s 20-year practice. The performative talk was a meditation on labor, leisure and remembering.
On February 18, 2016, Pérez Art Museum Miami was buzzing with excitement and events.
Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Third Annual Reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art had its most successful year to date, with attendance doubling to more than 800 guests. The annual event, sponsored for the third consecutive year by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, was the first for PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans, who took the helm at PAMM this past October.