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On Thursday, February 15, 2018, Valentino hosted a private shopping event to kick-off Pérez Art Museum Miami’s 2018, Art of the Party gala. Valentino opened the doors of its Bal Harbour location for an exclusive night of luxe fashion and art. Guests included Craig Robbins, Ellen Salpeter, gala host committee members Arlene Chaplin, Alexa Woleman and more. A percentage of proceeds from both Valentino Miami Design District and Valentino Bal Harbour locations will be donated to Pérez Art Museum Miami.
On February 10, 2018, in honor of Black History Month, guests joined us for art-making inspired by artist, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Using scratch paper, participants were able to carve their own layered portrait by combining memory and color. Winds of Heritage Dance Company also stopped by and and presented “Colors”, choreographed by Eulyce Eason, co-artistic director for WOH. The day also saw another installment of “Miami Stories,” a partnership between PAMM, HistoryMiami and WLRN.
The Art + Soul Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the PAMM Fund for African American Art was a great success. PAMM raised more than $250,000 for the Fund—with the proceeds being matched, dollar for dollar, by Knight Foundation—and it was all possible because of supporters like YOU. The Fund supports PAMM’s long-standing commitment to exhibiting and collecting work by African American artists, celebrating their critical contributions to contemporary culture, and reflecting the diversity of the local community and range of cultures that make up Miami.
On February 7, 2018, PAMM hosted its annual International Committee Luncheon. Chaired by Darlene Pérez, and presented by Pomellato, this year’s luncheon honored Dr. Carol Damian, former director of the Frost Art Museum and chairperson of FIU’s Department of Art and Art History.
PAMM Assistant Curator Jennifer and artist Felice Grodin led a conversation exclusively for PAMM’s Museum Circle members about Grodin’s augmented reality exhibition, Felice Grodin: Invasive Species—a virtually interactive, digital exhibition of commissioned works.