On Saturday, December 8, the 2012 Miami Art Museum (MAM) Ball will take place to honor the Museum’s 29 years at Miami-Dade Cultural Center and in anticipation of next year’s relocation to Museum Park in December 2013.
Held annually since 198, the MAM Ball kicks off Art Basel Miami Beach and is a favorite event of many local and international art collectors, artists and cultural leaders. The event will include a dinner served in the upper-level gallery featuring a menu inspired by the Museum’s new facility’s waterfront bistro. The gallery at the MAM will be transformed by New Work Miami 2013 artist Emmett Moore and the event will take place from 7-11 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is required and tickets start at $1,000, table range from $10,000 to $25,000. As the museum’s main fundraiser event, proceeds from the MAM Ball help to support the Museum’s exhibition and education programs. 2012 MAM Ball chairs are Patricia Papper, Patricia and William Kleh, and Marcella and Daniel Novela.
Following the MAM Ball, a high-energy after-party will start called Crash the Ball. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., guests will dance and enjoy the evening in the transformed outdoor plaza with signature desserts created by James Beard-nominated pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith and DJ music by New York-based duo Tanlines. Advance ticket purchase is necessary and cost $75 for MAM Contemporaries, $150 for others and the event is free for MAM Ball attendees. The Crash the Ball Host Committee members includes Hadley and Yannick Henriette, Alex Cohen, Lawrence Binder, Gino Campodonico, Daniela Frewa, Alexandra Gonzalez, Alex Horn, Nina Johnson & Dan Milewski, Lukas Klessig, Fatima Lalani, Marcia Martinez, Esther Park, Jessica Wade Pfeffer, Aileen Quintana, Cristina Scarano, Tara Sokolow & Jack Benmeleh, Ashley Turchin and Matt Vander Werff.
Once the Miami Art Museum has relocated to Museum Park’s Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility along Biscayne Bay in December 2013, it will reopen as Perez Art Museum Miami.