September 28, 2016

Blog: Hundreds of South Florida’s most influential business leaders gather at the Ninth Annual Pérez Art Museum Miami Corporate Luncheon

On September 28, 2016, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) held its Ninth Annual Corporate Luncheon, presented by STARR Events. South Florida’s business community gathered to honor renowned philanthropist and art collector, Cricket Taplin and The Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation with PAMM Corporate Honors.

Pablo De Ritis, Melissa Shakin, Oti Roberts

Jennifer Taplin-Sazant, Veronika Lancaster, Sydney Sazant


Corporate Luncheon Host Committee

Jorge Pérez


Senator Gwen Margolis and artist Harry Allen

In the spirit of philanthropy, attorney Alan Kluger announced a gift of art to the museum’s permanent collection "In The Land where Gold is Black II" (2015), by Venezuelan-born artist Tony Vazquez-Figueroa.

Attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch reception by STARR Events, explored new exhibitions and viewed a short film highlighting corporations with local art collections. Hundreds of South Florida’s most influential business leaders attended the highly-anticipated luncheon, which honors the corporate community for its vital support of the arts in South Florida. The PAMM Corporate Luncheon raises funds for the museum’s education programs. PAMM is the largest provider of art education outside of Miami-Dade County Schools, reaching more than 130,000 children since opening in December 2013.

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Photos by Juan E. Cabrera and