The New Pérez Art Museum Miami
The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will serve one of the most diverse populations in one of the fastest growing regions in the country, where a unique confluence of Caribbean, North and South American cultures adds vibrancy and texture to the civic landscape. The city’s thriving community of artists, designers, and collectors and its avid and growing art-engaged public are driving Miami’s demand for a world-class museum and dynamic center of visual arts education.
A dramatic location on Biscayne Bay has been provided by the City of Miami, the voters of Miami-Dade County have approved $100 million in bond funding, and private donors have already committed more than $60 million in additional support for the building and institutional endowment. The new PAMM will transform Museum Park into a central destination on Miami’s cultural map, promote progressive arts education, build community cohesiveness, and contribute substantially to downtown revitalization.
In January 2011 work began on a cutting-edge building with generous spaces to showcase its art holdings and attract more top caliber exhibitions. The new facility also includes a state-of-the-art educational complex that will be a resource for the entire community. In December 2011, Jorge M. Pérez, longtime trustee and leading collector of Latin American art, made a landmark leadership gift of $40 million to support the campaign for the new museum which will open in fall of 2013 as Pérez Art Museum Miami. Find out how you can support PAMM.
A Home in Museum Park
PAMM will be an anchor of the 29-acre Museum Park overlooking Biscayne Bay and will include public gardens and sculpture installations. Museum Park, a vibrant mix of green space and cultural offerings, is Miami's urban redesign vision for the area now known as Bicentennial Park. This vital downtown park, a catalyst for the transformation of the district, is central to efforts to strengthen Greater Miami’s momentum as an emerging global capital. In addition to the landmark new facilities for PAMM, Museum Park is the future site the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.
View Museum Park's progress here.
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This project is supported by the Building Better Communities Bond Program and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County.