Earlier this week, a museum visitor intentionally broke a vase in the Ai Weiwei exhibition. The museum’s security team immediately secured the galleries and the person was apprehended. The museum is working with the authorities in their investigation. Although the museum can’t speak directly to intentions, evidence suggests that this was a premeditated act. We have the highest respect for freedom of expression, but this destructive act of vandalism is disrespectful to another artist and his work, to Pérez Art Museum Miami, and to our community.
As an art museum dedicated to celebrating modern and contemporary artists from within our community and around the world, we have an exciting roster of exhibitions upcoming and on view. Next month, we open a show by Miami-based artist Edouard Duval-Carrie, which will feature new works by the artist. Currently on view in AMERICANA are local artists José Bedia, Eugenio Espinoza, Naomi Fisher, Lynne Golob Gelfman and Frances Trombly. These collaborations are part of the Museum's long legacy of working with the local creative community. PAMM is committed fostering a dialogue that extends the experience and understanding of the arts and a diversity of cultures. We look forward to being in touch with you about these exhibitions in the future.