About the PAMM Fund for African American Art
The PAMM Fund for African American Art was initiated with a $1 million grant, funded equally by Jorge M. Pérez and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, for the purchase of contemporary art by African American artists for the museum’s permanent collection. Through the fund, the museum first acquired works by Al Loving, Faith Ringgold and Xaviera Simmons. These pieces joined other significant PAMM collection objects by artists such as Leonardo Drew, Sam Gilliam, Rashid Johnson, Lorna Simpson, James Van Der Zee, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley and Purvis Young.  

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To support the planning and selection process, the museum has put together an advisory committee, led by PAMM Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander, comprising of renowned curators, art historians,and artists. Advisory group participants are: Thom Collins, director of PAMM; Tobias Ostrander, chief curator and deputy director for curatorial affairs of PAMM; Naomi Beckwith, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Adler Guerrier, Haitian-born artist living and working in Miami; Carole F. Hall, former editor-in-chief of African American interest books at John Wiley & Sons; Tumelo Mosaka, contemporary art curator at the Krannert Art Museum in Urbana-Champaign, Ill; Toni Randolph, Miami-based art collector; Dennis Scholl, Vice President / Arts for the Knight Foundation; Lowery Stokes Sims, curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; and Michele Wallace, professor of English at The City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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