Pérez Art Museum Miami Hosts First Family Fundraiser, KIDS JAMM at PAMM

Sold Out Event Featured Live Music, Dancing, and Art-Making For the Family with Renowned Artists

Dancers from Miami City Ballet School
Dancers from Miami City Ballet School.
Photo by World Red Eye.

Yesterday, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) celebrated KIDS JAMM at PAMM, the museum’s first-ever family fundraiser, presented by Centner Academy. Benefiting the museum’s vital arts education programs, the sold-out event invited families to connect with the museum through music, dancing, and art-making activities with some of Miami’s best-known artists. 

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Co-chaired by Suzy Buckley Woodward, Jessica Plair Sirmans, and Alexa Wolman, the event kicked off with a lively drag queen story hour by Missy Meyakie LePaige, one of Miami’s favorite drag queens. Story hour continued throughout the afternoon with Miami personalities like former NFL player Brett Romberg, and chef Lorena Garcia. The event also featured dancing and live music, including special performances by Miami City Ballet School and Ashlee Cramer Zumbini.

Franklin Sirmans and daughter making art
Franklin and Stella Sirmans.
Photo by World Red Eye.

Children and adults also enjoyed a variety of inclusive art-making activities that encouraged artistic expression, including postcard souvenirs with Eddie Arroyo, printmaking with Michele Oka Doner, a sculpture workshop with Jamilah Sabur, and a pottery throwdown with Kira Tippenhauer. Throughout the day, guests were able to refuel at a snack station by Constellation Culinary Group.

All funds raised from the event support PAMM’s free access days and the PAMM Student Pass, which gives free access to PAMM for all Miami-Dade County Public Schools students.

Eddie Arroyo
Lesli Ann Brown
william cordova
EXILE Books, Amanda Season Keeley and Phil Lique
Michele Oka Doner
O, Miami
Cristina Lei Rodriguez
Jamilah Sabur
Tom Virgin, Extra Virgin Press
Kira Tippenhauer

Suzy Buckley Woodward
Jessica Plair Sirmans
Alexa Wolman

Host Committee
Sarah Arison
Pablo Annovelli
Sylvia Benito
Anirays Camino
Amanda Church-Gueikian
Rachael DiLorenzo
Natalia and Sebastian Echavarria
Asha Elias
Nina Johnson
Kelley Johnson
Amaris Jones
Sari and Justin Kaplan
Gianni LaCapra
Nina Miguel
Anita Barba Pelt
Cindy Pearlstein
Salma Merchant Rahmathulla
Alon Rehany and Mark Kingdon
Oti and Remi Roberts
Ashley Sebok Boehne
Morgan Shara
Sloane Spanierman
Nikki Spoelstra
Katy Stoka
Marisa Toccin Lucas


KIDS JAMM sponsors

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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