(MIAMI, FL — October 19, 2021) — This past Sunday, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) celebrated KIDS JAMM at PAMM, the museum’s second annual family fundraiser. Benefiting the museum’s vital arts education programs, the event featured art making activities with renowned multidisciplinary artists, live music, refreshments, performances, and special guests. The event invited families and children to forge a deeper connection with PAMM, the creative process, and living artists.
Co-chaired by Suzy Buckley Woodward, Jessica Plair Sirmans, Sloane Spanierman, and Alexa Wolman, the event included lively family-friendly and socially distant activations, including Drag Queen Story Hour with Angel Elektra and Shay D'Pines Royale Gaga, mindfulness and dancing activities, a prize wheel, an outdoor installation by Antonia Wright, and a performance by Ayala Royal Ballet. Attendees included City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, model Karolina Kurkova, former NFL football player Brett Romberg, Anshu and Nitin Motwani, Morgan Shara, Jonathan and Missy Babicka, and more.
KIDS JAMM has become one of PAMM’s most anticipated events for families and gives a unique opportunity for children to work directly with some of Miami’s best known artists, as well as artists from around the country, all while raising necessary funds to support PAMM’s arts education programs. This year’s participating artists included Cristina Lei Rodriguez, José Bedia, Kelley Johnson, Antonia Wright, and more.
Cristina Lei Rodriguez
Tom Virgin, Extra Virgin Press
Suzy Buckley Woodward
Jessica Plair Sirmans
Natalia and Sebastian Echavarria
Cindy and Robert Friezo
Salma Merchant Rahmathulla
Ashley Sebok Boehne
Marisa Toccin Lucas
Tina van der Ven
Gisela Mohring Vivero
Crystal Connor Wagar
Co-chairs and Host Committee also underwrite additional opportunities for children in PAMM’s outreach communities to attend KIDS JAMM at no cost to them nor their guardian.
Ayala Royal Ballet
Draq Queen Story Hour
Hero Hunter and Emmett Hunter
Kindfully with Fia, Intro to Mindfulness
Lil’ JAMMers, activities designed for toddlers
Little Lighthouse Foundation Fit Club workout
Minds of Tomorrow Green Screen Video
Creative Movement with Modo Yoga Miami Beach
The Essentials Story, Make your own Miami
b. 1979, Miami; lives in Miami
Not Yet Paved, 2021
Concrete mixer truck, wood, spring steel
Courtesy of the artist and Spinello Projects, Miami
Music: “Young, Latin, and Proud” by Helado Negro
Tiffany & Co.
Little Lighthouse Foundation
Miami Heat Charitable Fund
Maxim Capital Group
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 37-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.