Art of the Party, Presented by Valentino

Benefiting Pérez Art Museum Miami

Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami

Franklin & Jessica Sirmans and Jorge and Darlene Prez

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will host its fifth annual Art of the Party, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year, on March 9, 2019. The evening will honor one of the most admired and influential living artists Christo, whose monumental exhibition — Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83: A Documentary Exhibition — which was recently on view at PAMM, and pay tribute to philanthropists Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst, whose ongoing generosity and support have helped PAMM grow since its inception 35 years ago.

The event, presented by Valentino, will feature three exclusive guest experiences concept-ualized by Lee Brian Schrager, as well as culinary collaborations by Chef Norman Van Aken and Constellation Culinary Group. Bringing together cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters, the evening will showcase the world-class museum’s unique architecture and celebrate Miami’s flagship art museum. Funds from Art of the Party directly support the museum’s robust arts education program, the largest program of its kind outside the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.

“We are proud to honor internationally-acclaimed artist Christo, whose work and influence have been a vital part of Miami’s history. It is also a pleasure and a privilege to be honoring Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst for their longstanding contributions to PAMM over the course of three decades,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “Each of our honorees share PAMM’s commitment to enhancing artists’ voices and using art as a catalyst for community engagement.”

Sandra and Anthony Tamer and Arlene and Wayne Chaplin are co-chairs of this year’s gala event where guests can select from three unique experiences:

CHEF’S TABLE SEATED DINNER | 6:30 p.m. – an unforgettable dining experience crafted by Chef Norman Van Aken and Constellation Culinary Group in the Promenade. Dinner guests will enjoy a cocktail reception featuring the evening’s program celebrating honorees Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst and artist Christo. Chef’s Table guests are also invited to the Supper Club dinner lounge and Remix after party. Wine and cocktails for Chef’s Table are generously provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. Tickets are $2,500 per person.

SUPPER CLUB DINNER LOUNGE | 8:30 p.m. – offering a one-of-a-kind al fresco dining experience designed by Chef Norman Van Aken and Constellation Culinary Group, as well as live entertain-ment on the picturesque waterfront East Portico. Guests may reserve private seating for up to 10 guests, including dedicated table cocktail service. All Supper Club guests are invited to enjoy the Remix after party. Wine and cocktails are generously provided by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and Bacardi. Tickets are $750 p/p.

REMIX AFTER PARTY | 10:30 p.m. – As the evening culminates, the al fresco Supper Club dinner lounge will be transformed into a vibrant dance club where all party guests will join together for a late night dance party under the stars on the East Portico, enjoying cocktails and decadent desserts. Tickets are $150 and $250 p/p.

About Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Fred Doner and Michele Oka Doner

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Led by Director Franklin Sirmans, the 35-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces. For more information, please visit, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram/Twitter (@pamm).

Pérez Art Museum Miami Honors Artist Christo at Fifth AnnualArt of the Party, Presented by Valentino

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