PAMM Celebrates 6th Anniversary of Fund for African American Art
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to announce the sixth annual Art + Soul Celebration on February 9, 2019, an evening in support and celebration of PAMM's Fund for African American Art. PAMM will welcome arts supporters and PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art for a night of cocktails, dancing, and the unveiling of the Ambassadors' most recent art acquisition.
"It is in PAMM's mission to present artwork that reflects the diversity of our Miami community. Through the Fund for African American Art and our annual Art + Soul Celebration, we have been able to build our collection to showcase vital artworks by African American artists from around the world," said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans.
PAMM has a 35 year history of presenting modern and contemporary art from underrepresented communities and diasporas, from Africa and Latin America, to the Caribbean. PAMM's Fund for African American Art allows the museum to purchase and showcase contemporary art by African American artists for its permanent collection. In December 2018, PAMM received a $1 million matching grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for the Fund. Through PAMM's Fund for African American Art, the museum has acquired works by artists such as Rashid Johnson, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley, Purvis Young, and Faith Ringgold.
The co-chairs are Deryl McKissack and Curb Gardner.
Cocktails + Dinner | 6:15pm
Join us for a cocktail reception and seated dinner under the stars with a menu prepared by celebrity Chef Amaris Jones. Includes access to Reveal and Celebration.
Reveal | 9pm
Enjoy a champagne toast and lively program with Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims as PAMM unveils the Ambassadors' most recent art acquisition. Includes access to Celebration.
Celebration | 9:30pm
The party continues with entertainment by Jillionaire and A.Randolph and The Smash Room Project, cocktails, canapés, and dancing under the stars.
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Photo: Lazaro Llanes