Pérez Art Museum Miami and HistoryMiami Museum to Collect the City’s “Miami Stories”

Pérez Art Museum Miami and HistoryMiami Museum to Collect the City’s “Miami Stories”

Members of the community invited to New World Symphony to Share Their Favorite Miami Arts and Culture Memories

- April 6, 6:30pm–9:30pm -

recording booth and sign
Miami Stories Recording Booth at PAMM
Photo courtesy of PAMM

MIAMI, FL – March 27, 2019 – Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and HistoryMiami Museum have partnered on a special project to preserve and record our community’s memories of favorite arts and culture moments in South Florida, in connection with PAMM’s anniversary exhibition, The Gift of Art. 

This exhibition commemorates the 35th anniversary of the institution. From Center for Fine Arts (CFA) to Miami Art Museum (MAM) to Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), this institution has been a catalyst for arts in the Magic City for over three decades.

As part of the HistoryMiami Museum’s “Miami Stories” program, the collaboration invites members of the South Florida community to share their favorite Miami arts and culture memories at a series of upcoming events. HistoryMiami Museum will be on-site during the remaining events with its Miami Stories recording booth, operated by an interviewer who will be asking a series of questions to capture personal stories of life in the Magic City.

The recordings will become a permanent part of HistoryMiami Museum's ongoing program, Miami Stories. These recordings will be archived at the museum, and may be published in the Miami Herald or broadcast on the radio through WLRN. 

The next event in a series of “Miami Stories” events is set to take place at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL on Saturday, April 6 from 6:30–9:30pm. A complete list of event dates, locations and details follows.

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 6:30–9:30 pm
New World Symphony | Making Mozart WALLCAST® Concert: New World Symphony WALLCAST® concerts, Presented by Citi, allow you to experience live classical music performances throughout the season at SoundScape Park through a striking use of visual and audio technology on the soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall of the New World Center.

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 1:00–4:00 pm
Pérez Art Museum Miami | PAMM Free Second Saturdays: A monthly program for museum visitors, PAMM Free Second Saturdays features hands-on activities for children and adults as well as guided tours.

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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. The 35-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM) and led by Director Franklin Sirmans, opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park. 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.

About HistoryMiami Museum
HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. We accomplish this through education, collections, research, exhibitions, publications and City Tours. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, HistoryMiami Museum is a 70,000 square foot facility and home to more than one million historical images and 30,000 three-dimensional artifacts, including a 1920’s trolley car, artifacts from Pan American World Airways, and rafts that brought refugees to Miami. For more information, call 305-375-1492 or visit historymiami.org.

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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