Pérez Art Museum Miami has proudly served as this city’s flagship visual art institution for over 35 years. Our origins date back to 1984 with the founding of the Center for Fine Arts (CFA). Located in downtown Miami, the CFA was strictly an exhibiting venue, presenting temporary exhibitions but without a permanent collection of its own. A decade later, between 1994 and 1996, the organization took a dramatic step forward, transforming into the Miami Art Museum, a collecting institution dedicated to the acquisition and preservation of 20th- and 21st-century art. In 2013—on the eve of its move into the spectacular Herzog and de Meuron–designed building it inhabits today—the institution evolved again, becoming the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County (PAMM).
Following 25 years of effort, and thanks to the generosity of hundreds of supporters, the museum’s collection has grown to encompass nearly 3,000 works of art, a selection of which is currently on view in eight galleries spread throughout the building—two on the first floor and six on the second floor. With a strong emphasis on art that relates to the US Latinx experience, the African diaspora, Latin America, and the Caribbean, the Pérez draws its inspiration in this endeavor from Miami’s rich cultural diversity and unique position at the crossroads of the Americas. Alongside a vigorous lineup of temporary exhibitions, special events, and educational programs, these permanent holdings testify to PAMM’s ambition to provide enriching experiences with great art for the benefit of current and future generations