Haute 100: Craig Robins, Jorge M. Pérez & More Donate Artwork to Pérez Art Museum Miami


Nestled in Museum Park in Downtown Miami lies Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and showcasing international art of the 20th and 21st century has announced a number of new significant acquisitions that will remain part of the museum’s collection.

Notable pieces include 100 artworks from Haute 100 lister and PAMM trustee Craig Robins. Of the 100 artworks art aficionados can expect to see creations by notable contemporary artists including Jedediah Caesar, Patty Chang, Aida Ruilova and Rachel Lachowicz, among many others. In addition, other distinguished pieces include monumental sculptures by Ernesto Neto and Pablo Atchugarry, from Huate 100 lister Jorge M. Pérez, which will be installed in the museum’s sculpture garden this month; a film installation by Stan Douglas, purchased in partnership with LACMA, which will go on view at PAMM on Thursday, May 26th; a suite of 14 prints by Mark Bradford, the U.S. representative at this year’s Venice Biennale; an iconic installation by Hew Locke; and much more works to be added.

In a statement released by the museum, Aaron Podhurst, chairman of PAMM’s board of trustees, said, “With PAMM successfully opened, on time and on budget, Franklin was brought on to guide the museum through its next phase of growth and development, and a major part of that is collection building. In just six months, Franklin has already proven his effectiveness by bringing in incredible works of art that represent the unique diversity of our community.”

The announcement comes following a successful six months under the direction of PAMM’s newest director, Franklin Sirmans. The museum concluded 2015 with 300,000 annual visitors, matching the attendance of the museum’s inaugural year in its new space, and the annual reception for the PAMM Fund for African American Art brought in record-breaking attendance and support.

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