Pérez Art Museum Miami Announces Ford Foundation Curatorial Fellowship

MIAMI – May 23, 2017 –Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announces a new curatorial fellowship thanks to the generous support of the Ford Foundation. The Ford Foundation Curatorial Fellowship at PAMM is offered to students of underrepresented ethnic backgrounds who have completed their studies at the undergraduate level and is designed to help individuals interested in embarking on a curatorial career. Over the course of 24 months the Curatorial Fellow will conduct extended research and help organize annual exhibitions of the museum’s permanent collection.

“Modeled on successful programs at other art museums around the country the fellowship program supports PAMM’s and the Ford Foundation’s shared goals to encourage diversity and access to the museum and curatorial fields,” said Director Franklin Sirmans.

“This fellowship greatly supports our curatorial and exhibitions programming that reflects Greater Miami’s unique and diverse community,” said Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander.

For its inaugural fellowship, PAMM seeks one qualified candidate who will work within the curatorial department at PAMM from September 2017 through September 2019. The fellow will work to support the curatorial team with all phases of exhibition development, including: checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication development; writing texts for exhibition interpretation, online content, and press and promotional materials; exhibition floor plan development, installation; and related public program development. Successful candidates will demonstrate interest and expertise in a curatorial focus of their choice in modern and contemporary art that reflects Greater Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas.

Applicants must submit the following documents to eromero@pamm.org:

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest that includes an outline of the candidate’s proposed curatorial focus
  • Three academic or museum references
  • Short writing sample

Application Deadline: July 1, 2017

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 33-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 www.pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/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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