PAMM’s Seventh Annual Art + Soul Celebration
Pérez Art Museum Miami hosted artists, philanthropists, and friends of the museum to support its Fund for African American Art
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) hosted artists, philanthropists, and museum supporters for the seventh annual Art + Soul, which supports the museum’s Fund for African American Art and highlights the vast scope of African American and African Diasporic artists. PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans revealed the fund’s most recent art acquisitions: “The bull is out and my foot is in my mouth (are we staying or leaving)?,” a painting by Theresa Chromati, and “Marked Man (Mitchell),” a mixed media painting by Vaughn Spann. Guests enjoyed inventive cocktails and an intimate dinner by celebrity chef Amaris Jones on PAMM’s iconic waterfront terrace and entertainment by Guitars Over Guns, a nonprofit that offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship. Following a toast to the acquisition reveal, DJ Pam Jones kept guests moving until an intimate late-night performance by “Best New Artist” Grammy-nominated band Tank and the Bangas in celebration of PAMM and the Fund for African American Art.
Photos by Lazaro Llanes and WorldRedEye