Pérez Art Museum Miami Announces PAMM Presents Headliner Jamila Woods, A DEFY Production

Museum’s Signature Miami Art Week Bash To Take Place Thursday, December 5, 2019

(MIAMI, FL — October 18, 2019) — Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to announce Chicago-based soul singer, poet, and arts educator Jamila Woods, a DEFY Production, as the headliner for PAMM Presents. The museum’s signature Miami Art Week celebration will take place at PAMM on Thursday, December 5 from 8–11pm.

Throughout the evening, guests from the worlds of art, fashion, business, and philanthropy, including PAMM members and donors, will enjoy drinks, live music, and dancing on the museum’s waterfront terrace.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the museum’s current exhibitions, which include: Teresita Fernández: Elemental, a monumental retrospective featuring over 50 of the artist’s large-scale sculptures, installations, and mixed media works that challenge definitions of landscape and the psychology of looking; What Carried Us Over: Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey, featuring over 60 works donated to the museum from collector Gordon W. Bailey; The Other Side of Now: Foresight Into Contemporary Caribbean Art, which looks to the future of the Caribbean region through works by 14 artists from the Caribbean diaspora; Zhao Gang: History Painting, in which the Chinese-American artist explores the multicultural aspects of both the east and the west; and José Carlos Martinat: American Echo Chamber, an exhibition in PAMM’s double-height gallery of 15 kinetic light sculptures that explore the current state of our political and cultural landscape.

Last year, PAMM Presents brought nearly 4,500 guests to celebrate the museum’s 35th anniversary as a collecting institution with an ongoing commitment to diversity, presenting art from Latin America, the U.S. Latinx experience, the Caribbean, and the African diaspora.

PAMM’s additional 2019 Miami Art Week programming will be announced at a later date.

PAMM Presents is by invitation only: Open to PAMM Sustaining and above level members, and Art Basel Miami Beach VIP cardholders.

If you are interested in attending and discussing coverage opportunities for PAMM Presents, please email Ali Rigo (ali@culturalcounsel.com).

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.


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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