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Today, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced that it exceeded its $200,000 fundraising goal to match a challenge grant for the PAMM Fund for African American Art, a fund initiated for the purchase of contemporary art by African American artists for the museum’s permanent collection. Gifts by 160 supporters helped PAMM exceed its goal by more than $7,000. The fund also gained 62 new Ambassador members, who will continue to help shape the institution’s collection of contemporary art by African American artists and support the fund’s inclusive nature.
On August 4, 2017 the PAMM Inside|Out team joined Surfside residents at their First Friday beach event. Guests enjoyed Bollywood-inspired live music by PAMM resident DJ, Phaxas, Inside|Out giveaways, postcard art-making, and tours of the works along the sandy beach path.
The latest edition to PAMM's dining program, STARR Catering Group introduces Cucuyo, a fusion of art and culinary expertise. Named after summer childhood memories of catching glowing click beetles in the backyard, the cocoon shaped café was designed by South Florida’s celebrated Berenblum Busch Architects (BBA) and manufactured by Amsterdam-based MX3D, using innovative 3D printing technology.
On August 12, 2017 guests came out for a day of fun at PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Lively Line.
Guests celebrated the day of free admission with art-making on the terrace, lunch at Verde, and tours of new exhibitions inside the galleries. This month, the art-making was inspired by the precision and line work found in PAMM’s Toba Khedoori exhibition, as participants used a variety of unique materials to create their very own large scale still life.
Toba Khedoori is the first major museum presentation of Khedoori’s new paintings and her first survey in fifteen years. The show honors the artist’s commitment to the silent, slow and exacting process of working by hand.
PAMM needs your vote! PAMM is currently involved in the exciting process of launching Augmented Reality at the museum. SXSW EDU 2018 has given PAMM a chance to host a panel, to be called "Museum-as-a-Platform for Artists & Educators," but only if we get enough votes to be considered.
About the panel: In 2017, augmented reality (AR) leaped into the mainstream lens through Pokemon Go, Snapchat, and Instagram filters. What happens when a museums gives creative license and charges the artists and educators, themselves, to experiment, interpret and challenge what it means to use AR? Explore the relationship between artist, institution/educators, and technologist as well as museums’ growing role as a platform for artists and creative digital experiences.