Pérez Art Museum Miami Presents New Online Programming and Talks as Part of its Digital Museum

Featuring Facebook Live Talk with Art Critic Jerry Saltz and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans, Virtual Museum tour with Miami-based Artist Rhea Leonard, and Virtual Free Second Saturdays Program

(MIAMI, FL — April 6, 2020) — Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is excited to share a new slate of online programming as part of its Digital Museum, where audiences can engage in the arts from the comfort of their homes while the museum is closed. Upcoming programming includes a live conversation with art critic Jerry Saltz, moderated by PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans on Thursday, April 9 as part of the Scholl Lecture Series; a virtual Free Second Saturday on Saturday, April 11 with family art activities; and a virtual museum tour with artist Rhea Leonard on Thursday, April 30 as part of Local Views at PAMM. The Scholl Lecture and Local Views will be broadcast remotely via Facebook Live on PAMM’s Facebook page, and Free Second Saturday will be broadcast on the museum’s Instagram.

Although PAMM is currently closed to the public, the museum has implemented these online programs to continue to serve its community and support the arts. The health and well being of the community is of the utmost priority, and PAMM hopes that these online programs will provide much-needed distraction and stress-relief during this difficult time. 

For more information and updates, please visit pamm.org.


Live Virtual Scholl Lecture Series: Jerry Saltz
Thursday, April 9 | 7pm
Broadcast Live on PAMM’s Facebook

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Jerry Saltz joins PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans for a lively conversation on his book How to Be An Artist.
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Virtual PAMM Free Second Saturdays
Saturday, April 11 | 1pm
Broadcast Live on PAMM’s Instagram

PAMM Teen Arts Council (PTAC) takes over over Second Saturdays for an afternoon of art-making on Instagram Live inspired by the work of Miami-based artist Anastasia Samoylova. Make art alongside PAMM’s teens and learn more about their new initiative “Quaranteen,” launching on April 11, which will feature a digital gallery of artwork by teens, curated by teens.
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Live Virtual Local Views at PAMM: Rhea Leonard
Thursday, April 30 | 6-6:30pm

Broadcast Live on PAMM’s Facebook
Artist Rhea Leonard will speak about a selection of works of art currently on view at the museum, giving viewers the opportunity to engage with a Miami-based artist around art and the creative process.
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PAMM’s Facebook page here.
PAMM’s Instagram here.

The Scholl Lecture Series is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Dennis and Debra Scholl.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays are made possible by Publix Super Market Charities, LeRoy Neiman Foundation and The Edward C. Fogg, III and Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust.

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.