Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection and Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection Were Slated to Open on April 24
(MIAMI, FL — April 9, 2020) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced today that it will postpone upcoming summer exhibitions, Allied With Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection and Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection , which were slated to open on April 24, until further notice.
Though PAMM is currently closed to the public, the museum has implemented an online Digital Museum to continue to serve its community and support the arts. From the comfort of their couch, visitors can peruse virtual tours of PAMM’s galleries and select artworks with artists, curators, and members of the PAMMily as guides; nearly 100 art talks with artists, scholars, and collectors; highlights from current exhibitions; educational resources for teachers, students, and parents; and art-making activities for families and children. The museum has also turned its in-gallery tour program, Local Views, into an online platform via Facebook live. Upcoming programming includes a live conversation with art critic Jerry Saltz on Thursday, April 9 as part of the Scholl Lecture Series ; a virtual Free Second Saturday on Saturday, April 11; and a virtual museum tour with artist Rhea Leonard on Thursday, April 30 as part of Local Views at PAMM .
The museum will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates from Miami-Dade County’s Department of Health, Florida Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Miami-Dade Emergency Management, and other relevant agencies and organizations.
For more information and updates, please visit pamm.org .
About Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), led by Director Franklin Sirmans, 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 36-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré 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.