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On Wednesday, February 20, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) hosted its annual International Women’s Committee Luncheon, an intimate celebration chaired by Darlene Boytell-Pérez and presented by global women’s fashion brand, Lafayette 148 New York. Honoring Brooklyn native Gloria Luria, an art enthusiast and collector, for her many contributions to the arts in Miami, PAMM’s International Women’s Committee works to further women’s empowerment in the arts to create a more balanced representation in the industry.
The exclusive celebratory luncheon, featuring cuisine by Constellation Culinary Group, formerly STARR Catering, included a warm welcome by PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans and a presentation on Luria by her son Peter Luria with a Veuve Clicquot toast. Remarks about IWC by Boytell-Pérez followed with a presentation by Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander and Associate Curator María Elena Ortiz, where they introduced two of the museum’s upcoming exhibitions, highlighting female artists Teresita Fernández and Beatriz González.
Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) members brought friends and family out to the museum’s annual Members-Only Fourth of July celebration. Guests dressed in their favorite red (or rosé), white, and blue ensembles for a festive night under fireworks. This year, the celebration featured complimentary samples of rosé from The Palm by Whispering Angel, happy hour specials, delicious food by Verde, and a live performance from The State Of.
On June 22, 2018, guests celebrated the June edition of PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social, with a special performance by singer-songwriter Jahzel Dotel and Nando Chang. Visitors checked out the new exhibitions, participated in art-making, and celebrated the official start of summer on PAMM’s waterfront terrace. In the lounge, PAMM hosted its "New Members Summer Celebration" with drinks courtesy Absolut Elyx, Heineken and Kim Crawford
At PAMM’s Free Second Saturday, guests experienced the blurring of lines between music and art, as inspired by the artwork of william cordova. PATH (Preserving Archiving and Teaching Hip Hop) stopped by for the day, inviting guests to spin vinyl, dance in a breakdancing showcase and write lyrics on a wall. Visitors also had the chance to join in on our art-making workshop that combined paint and vinyl records to form a mixed-media sculpture.