PAMM’s Art of The Party Presented by Valentino
Pérez Art Museum Miami presents its largest annual fundraising event featuring unique guest experiences and culinary collaborations2020, Charity & Social Events, Gala Guide
Cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters will come together for an unforgettable evening at Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) annual Art of the Party on Saturday, March 7.
Presented by Valentino, with lead individual sponsorship from Sylvia T. Pope, the evening is co-chaired by Darlene and Jorge M. Pérez with Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst and will honor philanthropists Susana and Alberto Ibargüen for helping to shape the cultural landscape in Miami for more than two decades. Together, the Ibargüens are among those visionary leaders whose generosity and unwavering commitment have helped both Miami and PAMM grow into a world-class cultural community and destination.
PAMM’s largest fundraiser of the year, conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager, features unique experiences that showcase the world-class museum’s signature architecture and celebrates the city.
The night begins with a cocktail hour and Chef’s Table seated dinner, where guests enjoy an al fresco dining experience designed by Chef Gregory Pugin, Christopher Bellanca, and Constellation Culinary Group. The program celebrates the honorees and the 2020 winner of the Pérez Prize by Jorge and Darlene Pérez. The Pérez Prize honors and celebrates outstanding achievement by a living artist who has created a meaningful impact on artistic practice and the global art historical narrative. The award emphasizes artists in various phases of their careers, and seeks to support their artistic development moving forward. During Chef’s Table, guests also enjoy live entertainment on the picturesque waterfront East Portico.
The Chef’s Table committee includes Arlene and Wayne Chaplin, Leslie and Greg Ferrero, Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes, Camille and W. Patrick McDowell, Diane and Robert Moss, Nedra and Mark Oren, Patricia Papper, Terry Schechter, and Alexa and Adam Wolman.
As the evening culminates, guests are transported to a vibrant dance club as the Remix after party gets underway. Under the stars on the waterfront promenade, this late night dance party features cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and decadent desserts.
This highly-anticipated event will directly support the museum’s robust arts education program, the largest program of its kind outside the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system.
Tickets for the Chef’s Table are $2,500 per guest or $25,000 for a table for 10. Tickets for Remix are $150 per guest or $5,000 for private reserved lounge seating for 10. To purchase tickets to PAMM Art of the Party, call 786 345 5622 or visit pamm.org/artparty20.
About Pérez Art Museum Miami
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. The 36-year-old South Florida institution, formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM) and led by Director Franklin Sirmans, opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, on December 4, 2013 in Downtown Miami’s Maurice A. Ferré Park. 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.
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