Pérez Art Museum Miami will host its fourth annual Art of the Party, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year, on March 17, 2018. Art of the Party 2018 will honor Teresita Fernández, one of today’s leading contemporary artists, and philanthropist Patricia Papper.
The event, presented by Valentino, will feature three exclusive guest experiences conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, as well as culinary collaborations by STARR Catering Group and Chef Michelle Bernstein. Bringing together cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters at Miami’s flagship art museum, the evening will showcase the world-class museum’s unique architecture and celebrate Miami’s position as an international art capital. Funds from Art of the Party directly support the museum’s robust arts education program, the largest program of its kind outside the Miami-Dade County school system.
Chef’s Table seated dinner, 6:30pm: Chef Michelle Bernstein and STARR Catering Group will craft a three-course menu for an unforgettable dining experience held for the first time in the transformed M.B. Fernandez Family Galleries. Dinner guests will enjoy a cocktail reception before the evening’s program in celebration of artist Teresita Fernández. Chef’s Table guests are also invited to extend their evening at the Supper Club dinner lounge and Remix after party. Wine and support for Chef’s Table are generously provided by Kim Crawford.
Tables of 10 are available for $25,000. Individual tickets are also available for $2,500.
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$225 (Per guest) PAMM Remix + MFF Awards Night Package
Host Committee: Christopher Adeleke, Jennifer Chaplin, Elizabeth Coppolecchia, Christina and Omar DeWindt, Katherine Fenwick, Michele Hanash, Charmel Maynard, Emily McKenzie, Maria Pienkowski, Aileen Quintana, Lawrence Raab, and Cristina Scarano.
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Teresita Fernández is an internationally acclaimed artist known for prominent public installations and large-scale experiential sculptures designed to evoke striking landscapes. Her work and influence has been vital to the evolution of PAMM for over a decade. In 2002, Fernández designed an oval room that housed an immersive, minimalist self-titled exhibition exploring the elements of light, shadow, water, clouds and foliage. Additionally, Fernández’s Eclipse (2002) was featured in Routes of Influence (2016-2017), an exhibition of the museum’s permanent collection, and her massive glazed ceramic piece, Fire (America) 5 (2017), has served as the focal point of all three chapters of On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection (2017-2018). Fernández has had solo exhibitions at Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY (2017); Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL (2011); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH (2011); USF Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (2009); and Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2005).
Patricia M. Papper is a Miami-based arts advocate and philanthropist, as well as a longtime supporter of PAMM. In 1983, she became a founding member of the museum, when it was the Center for the Fine Arts, and has been involved with the institution ever since. Throughout the years, she has served on the board of trustees; supported many exhibitions, like Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks; donated works of art and funds for the acquisition of art; participated in several committees; and has been a part of major fundraising events, like the gala and Corporate Luncheon.