Happy Hour on the terrace

Thursday, March 9, 5-7pm

Start your weekend early with our Thursday night waterfront happy hour. Enjoy drink specials on the terrace set to live music by Phaxas, spinning a mix of “get-down” vibe grooves.

Specials: $5 beer, $6 wine and $7 cocktails from 5-7pm
Free admission to the terrace.
PAMM Free Second Saturdays: Girl Power

Saturday, March 11, 1-4pm

Celebrate an important woman in your life and encounter the dynamic artwork of women artists at PAMM. Create portrait stamps with art collective, Girls’ Club and enjoy pop-up performances by Girl Power Chorus. Free museum admission all day.

Screening: The 100 Years Show

Saturday, March 11, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

From the director of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, see the remarkable story of Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera, a pioneering abstract painter in the ‘40s and ‘50s who only found recognition as she approached her 100th birthday. Herrera’s work, Alba, 2014, juxtaposes bright-green acrylic paint with the off-white of raw canvas and creates a dynamic composition that evokes movement and depth. Alba can be found on view in PAMM’s Routes of Influence exhibition.

Screening at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm

Admission is free as part of PAMM Free Second Saturdays

PAMM Third Thursdays: Poplife Social Julio Le Parc: Form into Action Closing Party

Thursday, March 16, 6-10pm

Celebrate the close of Argentine artist Julio Le Parc’s internationally-acclaimed exhibition, Form into Action. Enjoy music by DJ Luigi, tango lessons and a performance by Mariano Bejarano and Susana Ocampo of Miami Tango Club, art-making, happy hour specials and more on the waterfront terrace. Galleries are open until 9pm.
Admission: $16 for adult, members free
Art Talk: Art Talk: Jaume Plensa

Saturday, March 18, 2pm

In celebration of welcoming his gigantic sculpture Looking Into My Dreams, Awilda to its new home in Museum Park, Pérez Art Museum Miami will host a talk by world renowned artist Jaume Plensa. Monumentalizing everyday individuals, as well as youth and femininity, Awilda presents the artist’s large-scale portrait of a young girl from his native Barcelona.

Free with museum admission (adults $16, members free)

Inside|Out Kick-Off Celebrating Art in Biscayne Park

Saturday, March 18, 3-6pm

Join the PAMM Iniside|Out team in Biscayne Park for our Kick-Off Celebration of Inside|Out 2017. Enjoy a walking tour of the artworks installed throughout the community, participate in art-making activities, art scavenger hunts and local mural painting. You won’t want to miss the celebration including live music, food, giveaways and art throughout Biscayne Park!

Tours starts at 4pm and 5pm. Free and open to the public.

PAMM Happy Hour

Thursday, March 23, 5-7pm

Start your weekend early with our Thursday night waterfront happy hour. Enjoy drink specials on the terrace set to live music by Phaxas, spinning a mix of “get-down” vibe grooves.

Specials: $5 beer, $6 wine and $7 cocktails

Free admission to the terrace.

PAMM ARTworkOUT Series: Presented by Equinox

Saturday, March 25, 10am

In anticipation of the World OUTGames, coming to Miami this May, join PAMM and Equinox for the third program in our new series merging art and fitness. Featured on Good Morning America, Vogue, The Daily Front Row and POPSUGAR Fitness, unleash your fighter spirit with Equinox’s The Cut – a primal, powerful, music-driven workout that takes boxing to a whole new level.

Free with RSVP:

PAMM Art Storytime

Saturday, March 25, 1-2pm

Every fourth Saturday at 1pm, 3-5 year-olds and their caregivers build on foundations of literacy with a gallery experience followed by story reading and related art activity in PAMM’s Knight Education Center. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

PAMM Happy Hour

Thursday, March 30, 5-7pm

Start your weekend early with our Thursday night waterfront happy hour. Enjoy drink specials on the terrace set to live music by Phaxas, spinning a mix of “get-down” vibe grooves.

Specials: $5 beer, $6 wine and $7 cocktails
Free admission to the terrace.

PAMM Art of the Party presented by Valentino

Saturday, April 1, 6:30pm

Pérez Art Museum Miami’s largest fundraiser of the year, Art of the Party, will honor artist Lorna Simpson and feature three exclusive guest experiences conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, as well as culinary collaborations by STARR Catering Group and Chef Michael Schwartz.

Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT
January 27– May 28, 2017
OUT OF SIGHT is a generic structure by American artist Lawrence Weiner. Based upon the concept of a hopscotch and designed for public institutions, OUT OF SIGHT is flexible. The work is conceived to be exhibited in multiple languages.
Weiner’s signature is his text-based work. His language takes on a new dimension with OUT OF SIGHT, where its presentation takes the form of a game that invites viewers to engage with the work through motion.
Locations already on the calendar for OUT OF SIGHT include Melbourne, New York, Houston, Chicago, and Shanghai. Additional venues in Asia, Europe, and the United States will be confirmed in 2017. At PAMM the work is installed in a bilingual English-Spanish presentation.

John Akomfrah: Tropikos
February 27-August 27, 2017
John Akomfrah: Tropikos presents the artist’s 2016 film Tropikos, which examines the original encounter between European explorers and the people of Africa in the 16th century. This large-scale video installation was filmed in the Tamar Valley and Plymouth, England—a location with significant, if often forgotten, ties to the slave industry: it is where the first British slaving excursion set sail for Africa. The region and its waterways would become England’s primary hub for the slave trade, serving as the point of departure for numerous major expeditions and as the base for the industry’s bureaucratic functions.

Project Gallery: Ulla von Brandenburg
November 3, 2016–June 25, 2017
Alluding to diverse histories rooted in Western traditions, Ulla von Brandenburg (b. 1974, Karlsruhe, Germany; lives in Paris) makes films, drawings, performances, wall paintings, and installations to create multilayered narratives. Her work often references late 19th century expressionist theater, magic, occultism, pre-Freudian psychoanalysis, color theory, and early 20th century Hollywood cinema to investigate how these “pre-archaic” forms relate to modern-day social norms. She creates her own visual vocabulary, combining a range of media to make immersive installations that reconsider contemporary collective experiences. Von Brandenburg often uses the motif of the theater curtain—a threshold between reality and artifice—interpreted as a tool to challenge the relationship between actors, audience, and the stage. She is also interested in the study of European carnival as a legitimate form of social transgression when individuals employ the notion of mask to explore alternative identities. Engaging with popular customs, von Brandenburg’s work takes the viewer to the space that separates reality and imagination, where time is insignificant, prompting new collective associations. At PAMM, the artist will produce a large-scale installation at the museum’s double height project gallery.

Project Gallery: Ulla von Brandenburg is organized by Pérez Art Museum Miami Assistant Curator María Elena Ortiz and is presented by Chloé with support provided by Knight Foundation.

Julio Le Parc: Form into Action
November 18, 2016–March 26, 2017
Julio Le Parc (b. 1928, Mendoza, Argentina) is a central and influential figure in participatory kinetic art, who has been largely overlooked in the United States, until now. Form into Action, which is the first solo museum exhibition and only comprehensive survey of the artist’s work in North America, will be presented across the Museum’s two spacious and adaptable special exhibition galleries and will feature more than 100 works produced by Le Parc between 1958 and 2013. The exhibition will explore how the artist sought to ‘demystify art’, breaking down barriers between artwork, viewer and museum.

Comprised of more than 100 works, including large-scale installations and rarely seen works on paper and archival material, the exhibition delves into the artist’s groundbreaking innovations in the fields of light, movement and perception, developed over the course of an almost sixty-year career. Form into Action examines the breadth of Le Parc’s interests and methodologies, focusing primarily on his investigation into notions of spectator-ship and his continuous quest to engage and empower viewers. Works shown will come from numerous public institutions and private collections from Europe, Latin America and the United States. On view during Art Basel Miami Beach 2016, Form into Action will expose tens of thousands of local residents and visitors to Le Parc’s work for the first time.

Julio Le Parc: Form into Action is organized by Guest Curator Estrellita B. Brodsky. It is coordinated at PAMM by Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander with the support of Curatorial Assistant Jennifer Inacio. Yamil Le Parc serves as Artistic Advisor on the project. This exhibition is presented by Citi. Additional support has been provided by Hermès of Paris, Art & Art Collection, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Lead individual support received from Patrick Peyton and Patricia and William Kleh. Support for the catalogue from Galeria Nara Roesler and additional support from Faena Art, Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and from the J. W. Marriott Marquis Miami is also gratefully acknowledged.

Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913
September 29, 2016–March 5, 2017
Bridging art, architecture, and philosophy, the spatial modifications of Sarah Oppenheimer (b. 1972, Austin; lives in New York) generate astonishing effects that both scramble and clarify our understandings of the buildings we inhabit.

For her new project commissioned by Pérez Art Museum Miami, Oppenheimer reorients the array of staggered exhibition spaces on the museum’s second floor. S-281913 consists of two architectural “switches”: eccentrically rotating glass elements that alternate in transparency and reflectivity in relation to lighting conditions and viewing position. The switches operate in tandem, relaying sightlines between the museum’s two primary light sources: Herzog & de Meuron’s archetypal lighting grid and Pérez Art Museum’s expansive view of Biscayne Bay. The visitor’s primary axis of orientation will fluctuate as the switches are moved. Locations seemingly distant will be brought into close proximity, and spaces previously obscured will be brought into view.

Sarah Oppenheimer: S-281913 is commissioned by Pérez Art Museum Miami and organized by PAMM Curator René Morales. This exhibition is presented by JP Morgan Chase & Co with additional support from Funding Arts Network and FENDI. In-kind support is also gratefully acknowledged from Agnora Glass and Thornton Tomasetti Engineers.

Susan Hiller: Lost and Found
October 14, 2016–June 4, 2018)
Susan Hiller (b. 1940, Tallahassee, FL; lives in London) is an influential pioneer of multimedia installation art recognized for her early adoption of video as an artistic medium and for her ability to transform conventional gallery spaces into haunting, immersive environments. Hiller combines the archival tendencies of conceptual art with an emphasis on psychologically charged subjects, from war memorials to paranormal phenomena. Commissioned by Pérez Art Museum Miami and making its debut in this exhibition, Hiller’s video Lost and Found features an audio collage of voices speaking in 23 different languages, including Aramaic, Comanche, Livonian and other extinct or endangered idioms.

Susan Hiller is organized by Pérez Art Museum Miami Curator René Morales and presented by Vhernier.

Routes of Influence
June 18, 2016–July 18, 2017
This exhibition juxtaposes selections from the museum’s permanent collection, alongside significant works on loan, in a manner that map how aesthetic ideas move fluidly across traditional national or cultural lines. Specifically exchanging the notion of “roots” for “routes,” this presentation emphasizes trajectories over origin, highlighting how each work’s individual meaning is not limited to the context in which it was produced, but expands as it dialogues with the other works on display.

David Reed
November 29, 2016–May 21, 2017
Opening in December during Art Basel Miami Beach, PAMM will present an exhibition of the work of New York-based painter David Reed. Reed is known as a colorist and for creating long, narrow abstract paintings on canvas that layer gestural marks in disjunctive ways, creating paintings that resemble collages or photographs. Often referencing Abstract Expressionist brushwork, variations on swirling brushstrokes are juxtaposed within a single painting. Reed’s paintings are interested in creating dialogues between painterly abstraction and film, the electronic media and everyday culture.

For the museum he is creating a new series of works inspired by a painting he created in 1984, titled #212. This painting presents highly saturated blues and yellows that for the artist were drawn from similar strong colors used in the 1980s TV series Miami Vice. Reed will revisit the colors and forms in this decades-old work and create a series of 4 new large-scale paintings, inspired by #212, which will play with the scale and proportions of the architecture of the museum gallery in which they will be exhibited.

He will also present several televisions in the space, showing scenes from the Miami Vice, into which he will have digitally inserted the painting #212. The exhibition will also include his meticulous preparatory drawings for the new paintings, executed on graph paper, where he documents each step in creating these abstractions, which recall architectural maquette or engineer’s drawing.

“David Reed: Vice and Reflection – An Old Painting, New Paintings and Animations” is organized by Pérez Art Miami Museum Chief Curator Tobias Ostrander and is presented by Scotia Wealth Management with additional support from Unscripted Bal Harbour.

Project Gallery: SUPERFLEX
October 20, 2016–April 23, 2017
This exhibition presents Kwassa Kwassa (2015), a film created by SUPERFLEX—a collective of three Danish artists who have been collaborating since 1993. Focusing on small, handmade fishing boats, their construction and the voyages they enable, this work poetically explores the particularities of colonization and nationalism in the Comoro Islands, an archipelago off of the southeastern coast of Africa comprised of islands that are both independent and under French rule. This film was commissioned by Beaufort Beyond Borders 2015 and the Marrakech Biennial 6 and its exhibition at PAMM marks its debut in North America.

Project Gallery: SUPERFLEX is organized by Pérez Art Museum Miami Associate Curator Diana Nawi. This exhibition is presented by Bank of America and Swatch with support provided by Knight Foundation. “Kwassa Kwassa” was commissioned by Beaufort Beyond Borders 2015 and Marrakech Biennale 6, and supported by Danish Art Council.