Pérez Art Museum Miami Kicks Off Summer of Free Admission for Military Families with Memorial Day Barbecue on May 31, 2021

(MIAMI, FL — May 20, 2021) — Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) celebrates military families and the  Blue Star Museums initiative with a family-friendly Sounds and Stripes Memorial Day Celebration on May 31, 2021 from 1–4pm. Active-duty military personnel, veterans, and family members are invited to enjoy live entertainment by OIGO on the museum’s waterfront terrace, free art-making kits for kids, and BBQ specials at Verde Restaurant and Bar for purchase.

Guests can explore the galleries inside the museum, including exhibitions The Artist as Poet: Selections from PAMM’s Collection, Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Felipe Mujica: The Swaying Motion on the Bank of the River Falls, which opens on May 20, and more. Visitors can also stroll through the outdoor exhibition Fresh Air | Fresh Art™ in Maurice A. Ferré Park, or unwind by the bayside steps. 

The lively daytime event will kick off PAMM’s participation in Blue Star Museums, a national initiative that honors service men and women with complimentary museum admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The national summer initiative compliments PAMM’s year-round policy of extending free admission to U.S. military with identification. With this program, PAMM is able to give complimentary admission to active duty military personnel, veterans and family members.

WHEN:

May 31, 2021
Activation: 1–4pm
Museum open: 11am–6pm

WHERE: 

PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.,  Miami, FL 33132

Please visit PAMM’s website here for more details.

ABOUT BLUE STAR MUSEUMS
Blue Star Museums is a national initiative that honors service men and women with complimentary museum admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. The national summer initiative compliments PAMM’s year-round policy of extending free admission to U.S. military with identification. With this program, PAMM is able to give complimentary admission to active-duty military personnel, veterans, and family members. 

During Memorial Day, active-duty military personnel and veterans will also receive a 10% discount at Verde and PAMM Shop. 

ABOUT OIGO
OIGO is politely irreverent music, curated by Suenalo's Adrian Gonzalez-Arredondo. OIGO offers pleasantly written original tunes, interspersed with familiar songs played in a slightly unfamiliar way.

ABOUT PAMM
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.

 

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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.