Pérez Art Museum Miami Celebrates Seventh Annual Art of the Party on April 17, 2021

Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Fundraiser
Supports PAMM’s Robust Arts Education Program

Virtual Gala Tickets on Sale Now

(MIAMI, FL — March 24, 2021) — Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to present the seventh annual Art of the Party, the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The reimagined event will feature an in-person outdoor dinner, entertainment by Nu Deco Ensemble,  a virtual silent auction, and the option to partake in the evening’s culinary experience and entertainment with “Chef’s Table at Home,” a curated dinner by Chef Hedy Goldsmith and Constellation Culinary Group delivered to your home. The awardee of the third annual Pérez Prize, which honors an artist for artistic achievement, will also be announced at the event.

Funds from Art of the Party support the museum’s robust arts education program, the largest of its kind outside the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system with over 300,000 children served since opening in December 2013, while also funding PAMM’s broader mission as Miami’s flagship art institution. 

The event also celebrates PAMM’s staff, artists, and educators that have been instrumental in overcoming the many challenges faced by the museum and many arts institutions around the country over the last year. Since the onset of the pandemic, PAMM has continued to offer a dynamic selection of programs, virtual events, and exhibitions in service of Miami’s community and publics around the world. The seventh annual Art of the Party celebrates the individuals and artists who keep PAMM running, while ensuring that PAMM’s mission can carry on into the future. 

At the event, Director Franklin Sirmans will announce the recipient of the third annual Pérez Prize, an unrestricted award of $50,000 funded by a gift from local patrons of the arts and longtime PAMM supporters Jorge and Darlene Pérez. The prize reflects PAMM and the Pérez family’s shared commitment to supporting artists across all mediums who achieve excellence in international contemporary art, representing diverse artistic perspectives, and drawing attention to remarkable talents. Last year’s prize was awarded to Puerto Rican artist Daniel Lind-Ramos, whose work speaks to the legacy of African diasporic traditions and Latin American history through an Afro-Caribbean lens. 

The in-person dinner at PAMM is sold out, though tickets for the virtual “Chef’s Table at Home” can be purchased here

Chef's Table at Home | 8:15pm
Partake in the evening's culinary experience and entertainment from the comfort of your home. Dinner by Chef Hedy Goldsmith and Constellation Culinary Group will be delivered to your home to enjoy while you tune into a special virtual program including the presentation of the Pérez Prize and a live-streamed performance by Nu Deco Ensemble. 

$2,500 Dinner for Two. Dinner delivery limited to Miami-Dade County. Please reserve by April 2.
Tickets for Chef’s Table at home can be purchased here

Chef's Table at PAMM | 7pm
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The Pérez Prize

Nu Deco Ensemble

Virtual Silent Auction
Bid on a limited selection of exclusive experiences! Check back here for more information.

Art of the Party Planning Committee
María Bechily
Arlene Chaplin
Sebastian Echavarria
Laura Kaplan
Patricia Kleh
Kimberly Marshall
Patrick McDowell
Gail Meyers
Diane Moss
Nedra Oren
Patricia Papper
Alexa Wolman

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.