PÃ©rez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) opens to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring remarks by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, elected officials and PAMM Board of Trustees Chairman Aaron Podhurst. PAMM, Miamiâ€™s first major art museum, will give Miami a year-round hub for world-class art exhibitions and educational programming. The museum is expected to draw more cultural tourism to the city, bring more world-class exhibitions to the residents of Miami-Dade County, and provide a center for arts education. Through the PAMM Knight Schools Program, every third grader in Miami-Dade County is invited to visit the museum for free. Museum admission is free toMiami-Dade County residents for the museumâ€™s opening, December 4-8.Â PAMM Community days is generously underwritten by Macy’s.
PÃ©rez Art Museum Miami, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, is located on Biscayne Bay, between the Arsht Center and The AmericanAirlines Arena. The museum features large, shaded verandas for relaxation, expansivegalleries with views of Biscayne Bay, an education center, and a waterfrontrestaurant by Stephen Starr. Opening exhibitions include a major retrospective of works by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, a focused exhibition of the work of Cuban modernist painter Amelia PelÃ¡ez and an extensive selection of works from the Miami-based collection of Ruth and Marvin Sackner.