Tickets on Sale for Ninth Annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon Honoring Business Community’s Integral Support of the Arts in South Florida

PAMM Corporate Honors will be awarded to Cricket Taplin and The Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation

MIAMI August 31, 2016 – The highly-anticipated Ninth Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Corporate Luncheon, presented by STARR Events, will take place on Wednesday, September 28, from 11am–2pm, when the museum will open its doors to South Florida’s most influential business leaders, in honor of their vital support of the arts in South Florida. PAMM Corporate Honors will be awarded to Cricket Taplin and the Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation, and all funds from the Luncheon will be donated to the museum’s art and education outreach programs. Reservations can be made online at

“The annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the business leaders and corporations whose integral support of the arts have made educational art programming at the museum accessible to the Miami-Dade community year-round,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “This year, we are pleased to honor Cricket Taplin and the Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation. Cricket’s passion and generosity has made her a staple in Miami’s evolving arts scene and philanthropic community.”

Cricket Taplin is a renowned philanthropist and art collector involved with numerous arts groups and charitable organizations. She has played a fundamental role in the South Florida arts community for over 25 years. As previous owners of the iconic Sagamore Hotel, the Taplins housed their extensive art collection on the walls of the Sagamore and hosted various events, inviting guests and the community to view the works of art. By having the vision to display their collection at the Sagamore, the Taplins have cemented themselves as true pioneers of the ‘Art Hotel’ concept in Miami and abroad, paving the way for the burgeoning arts scene in South Florida – a present-day international hub for the arts. 

The Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation is also a crucial philanthropic cornerstone in the community, generously donating to a variety of organizations that benefit education programs, homeless shelters, medical institutions, non-profits among others, and museums including PAMM.                                                                                                 

The PAMM Corporate Luncheon raises funds for the museum’s education programs. PAMM is the largest provider of art education outside of Miami-Dade County Schools, reaching more than 130,000 children since opening in December 2013. Corporate support has made many of these free programs possible, which include: free family activities every second Saturday; Brick x Brick, a program for at-risk teens which takes place at community centers in underserved areas throughout Miami-Dade, and focuses on architecture, design and community planning; PAMM in the Neighborhood, a summer camp program for underserved youth; and more.

This year’s lunch reception will allow attendees to network, browse the museum and enjoy a film highlighting corporations with local art collections, including Faena District Miami Beach, Four Seasons Hotel Miami, and Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine P.L. The video will explore each corporation’s unique history with art collecting and the significance of corporate art collections.

PAMM Corporate Luncheon sponsorships are available, ranging from $20,000 diamond sponsorships which include 20 tickets, to $2,500 silver sponsorships which include five tickets. Individual tickets are available for $500. For sponsorship levels and benefits, or to make reservations online, visit For event and ticket information, contact Christopher Pastor at 786 345 5633 or

The Ninth Annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon co-chairs are Jorge M. Pérez and Aaron Podhurst. Luncheon host committee: Jose Almeida, Marivel Andreu, Brian L. Bilzin, Adelee Cabrera, Fernando Crespo, Alex Espenkotter, Mike Fernandez, Greg Ferrero, Jose Ignacio Gonzalez, Roberto Jimenez, Laura Kaplan, Deborah Koch, Keith Koenig, Benjamin Moscowicz, Luke Palacio, Stefanie B. Reed, Oti Roberts, Jose Sirven, Mark Trowbridge and Gloria Zaldivar.

For the second consecutive year, presenting sponsor of the PAMM Corporate Luncheon is STARR Events. Additional PAMM Corporate Luncheon supporters include silver sponsors: AIG, Art Basel, AllianceBernstein L.P., Bank of America, Bizlin Sumberg, BNY Mellon, Celedinas Insurance Group, Citi, City Furniture, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Deep Sleep Studio, Deutsche Bank, Alex and Mary Claire Espenkotter, Fortune International Group, Holland & Knight, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Marsh & McLennan Agency, MBF Healthcare Partners, Olympia Plumbing Corp., Podhurst Orseck, P.A., Related Group, Trax, and U.S. Trust.

PAMM Corporate Luncheon is attended by South Florida business, civic and cultural leaders such as real estate developer and collector Craig Robins, Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen M. Ross, Victoria’s Secret model Ines Rivero, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and more. Past Corporate Honors recipients are Kirk Landon (2015), J.P. Morgan (2014), MBF Healthcare Partners (2013), Target (2012), Bank of America (2011), Northern Trust (2010), Carnival Corporation & PLC (2009) and UBS (2008). 

About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. A 32-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit, find us on Facebook (, or follow us on Twitter (@pamm).


Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Support is provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Additional support is provided by the City of Miami and the Miami OMNI Community Redevelopment Agency (OMNI CRA). Pérez Art Museum Miami is an accessible facility. All contents ©Pérez Art Museum Miami. All rights reserved.
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