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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.
On September 16, 2017 PAMM Inside|Out closed its 2017 season by inviting all five participating communities to PAMM for a free day at the museum. Community members enjoyed giveaways, live music by OIGO, art-making on the terrace and a special Inside|Out guided tour.
PAMM collection artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby has been awarded a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. The MacArthur Foundation awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. See Crosby's work on view now in our first floor galleries.