All Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) members are invited to join us virtually for a tour of Polyphonic: Celebrating PAMM's Fund for African American Art. Join Maritza Lacayo, Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator, and René Morales, PAMM Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator, as they highlight a group of paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have become quintessential for the museum. Have a question about the show? Stick around for a Q&A with the curators.
René Morales is Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Curator at PAMM (formerly Miami Art Museum), where he has organized more than 50 exhibitions. Recent projects include Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, 1980–83 (2018), Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger (2017), Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913 (2016), Susan Hiller: Lost and Found (2016), Marjetica Potrc: The School of the Forest (2015), Nicolas Lobo: The Leisure Pit (2015), Global Positioning Systems: Selections from the PAMM Collection (2014–15), Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity, and Monika Sosnowska: Market (2013–14). Morales spearheaded the acquisition of nearly 400 works from the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry for PAMM's collection. He is a recipient of the 2019 Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellowship and is on the board of the City of Miami Art in Public Places program. Prior to joining PAMM, Morales worked at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence. Morales studied at Swarthmore College and Brown University.
Maritza Lacayo is PAMM's Curatorial Assistant and Publications Coordinator since March 2017. She has managed various publications and exhibition catalogues for PAMM including Dara Friedman: Perfect Stranger (2017); On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection (2017); william cordova: now's the time: narratives of southern alchemy (2018); Ebony G. Patterson…while the dew is still on the roses… (2018); The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art (2019); and Beatriz González: A Retrospective (2019). She has assisted in the coordination and production of various exhibitions at PAMM including Beatriz González: A Retrospective (2019) and has numerous curatorial projects forthcoming. Lacayo curated the Exhibition of Works by 2019 YoungArts Winners (Regional) and will be curating their forthcoming National Winners exhibition in 2020. She holds a BA in Art History from the American University of Paris and a Master of Letters (MLitt) in Modern and Contemporary Art and Art World Practice from the University of Glasgow, Scotland (Christie's Education Program).