November 15, 2018

Teen Perspectives: Open House at PAMM

On November 15th PTAC had its open house. The event ran from 4-7 and consisted of a Christo and Jeanne Claude inspired art making activity, an interactive map of Miami, & tours of the galleries.

Tours were given, empanadas were eaten, and a curiosity for art was awakened. We toured 7 exhibitions that ranged from found objects in the Liliana Porter exhibition to beautiful flowers concealing a deeper meaning in the Ebony G. Patterson exhibition. We worked to build connections between the community who had shown up for Open House and the works we currently have up at PAMM. The conversations we had led to discoveries about ourselves, our community, and the pieces.

“The most amazing experience of the night for me was watching my friends engage with the Ebony G. Patterson exhibit. It was their first time at PAMM, and it was so beautiful to watch how our conversations about the aesthetic beauty of Patterson’s work evolved into deeper discourse on who is safe, who is memorialized, and who can crown themselves.” -Lina Fernandez, 17