Pérez Art Museum Miami Launches “On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art From The Jorge M. Pérez Collection” Catalogue With Art Talk
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MIAMI, FL – December 14, 2018 – Last month, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) welcomed visitors to the museum for “Beyond the Horizon: Collecting, Exhibiting, and Studying Cuban Art in a Miami Context,” an art talk in conjunction with the launch of the catalogue “On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.”
“At PAMM we seek to be a central space for critical discussion and exhibition of Contemporary Cuban Art,” explains Tobias Ostrander, PAMM Chief Curator. “Jorge M. Perez’s collection of Contemporary Cuban Art is a crucial tool for these interests and is a dynamic and growing collection, one that is inclusive and responsive to shifting dialogues around contemporary art being produced both on the island and in the diaspora.”
The conversation included Jorge M. Pérez, Elizabeth Cerejido, Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries; Patricia M. Hanna, Art Director, Related Group; Tobias Ostrander, Chief Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami, and focused on the significant collection gifted to PAMM by Jorge M. Pérez as well as PAMM’s mission to display these works at the museum through exhibitions and scholarship. The event was also a celebration of the culmination of a series of year-long projects surrounding the collection and PAMM’s commitment to presenting Cuban Contemporary Art in a Miami context.
The “On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection” catalogue is a 284 page, full-color book offering insights into 170 works by Cuban artists that were in the exhibition and images of the works installed in PAMM’s galleries that are now part of the museum’s permanent collection.
Available in a hardcover version for $50 in PAMM Shop, the catalogue highlights works by Alexandre Arrechea, Carlos Garaicoa, Hernan Bas, Teresita Fernandez, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Glexis Novoa and Zilia Sanchez.
Members gathered for an exclusive cocktail party with complimentary drinks in the Members Lounge as part of the museum’s Art Fair Survival Party. Eligible members received a coveted Art Fair Survival Kit, filled with special event invitations to select and coveted Miami Art Week art fairs. Throughout the evening, visitors also danced to cosmic disco beats by Midnight Magic and DJ sets by Michelle Leshem, participated in themed art creations, and more.
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. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the nearly 35-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 pamm.org, find us on Facebook (facebook.com/perezartmuseummiami), or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).
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