New Art Dealers Alliance and Pérez Art Museum Miami Announce Fourth Annual Acquisition Gift Selection

Artwork by Danielle De Jesus (Calderón) From NADA Miami 2021 Selected for PAMM’s Permanent Collection


Danielle De Jesus, Two men and their blue gate, 2021

(MIAMI, FL — December 1, 2021) — New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) and Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) are pleased to announce the selection of the fourth annual NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM, an acquisition gift for the museum’s permanent collection. PAMM Curator María Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator Jennifer Inacio, and Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator Maritza Lacayo have selected Two men and their blue gate, 2021 by Danielle De Jesus from Calderón.

"This year there were so many creative, beautiful and rigorous works at the fair, which made our selection very difficult. After much deliberation, we are delighted that this striking painting will be part of PAMM’s collection. We are impressed by the artist’s attention to color, detail, and emotive gesture of depicting Latino communities. This work will have a strong impact with the diverse communities that compose Miami’s cultural system,” said PAMM Curator María Elena Ortiz, Associate Curator Jennifer Inacio, and Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator Maritza Lacayo.

Danielle De Jesus’s work pays homage to her upbringing in the working-class Latin community of Bushwick, Brooklyn. Raised by a single mother, her work is a portal into domesticity, with Two men and their blue gate painted onto a vinyl tablecloth, reminiscent of one her mother had in her childhood kitchen. Her works at NADA feature male figures and capture a portrait of masculine influences from her childhood. De Jesus’s work is featured in NADA’s inaugural Curated Spotlight section, curated by Ebony L. Haynes.

The NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM provides funding for PAMM curators to acquire an artwork for the museum’s permanent collection, which features international modern and contemporary art from the U.S. Latino experience, the African diaspora, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

“We are thrilled to partner with PAMM for the fourth time, and play a role in furthering an already established collection,” said NADA Executive Director Heather Hubbs. “We are proud to integrate ourselves within the Miami art world and the culturally diverse community.” 

Now in its fourth iteration, the NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM was designed to enhance the relationship between the museum and the fair’s diverse roster of exhibiting galleries and artists, and provides an opportunity for NADA to support and engage with the art institutions of Miami-Dade County in exciting and dynamic ways.

The NADA Acquisition Gift for PAMM is funded by ticket sales of NADA Miami 2021.


Founded in 2002, New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is a not-for-profit 501c(6) collective of professionals working with contemporary art. Its mission is to create an open flow of information, support, and collaboration within the arts field and to develop a stronger sense of community among its constituency. Through support and encouragement, NADA facilitates strong and meaningful relationships between its members working with new contemporary and emerging art. In addition NADA hosts annual art events in Miami and Chicago, including NADA Miami, the New York Gallery Open, NADA House, and the Chicago Invitational. 


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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. 


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