Last month over 800 attendees showed up at the Perez Art Museum Miami’s third annual PAMM Art gala. They raised more than $1 million, which tremendously benefited Miami’s school system, through their education program.
Some of the more notable people that attended the event were Food Network’s Simply Delicioso host Ingrid Hoffmann, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, photographer Iran Issa Khan, Patricia and Phillip Frost, Barbara Becker, Manny Diaz, PAMM trustee Craig Robins and his wife, Jackie Soffer (read more). There was even an appearance from reality show TV personality Lisa Hochstein. Art of the Party Chairs included Elle Macpherson, Constance and Miguel Fernandez, Jeffery Soffer, Darlene and Jorge M. Perez and Karen and Stephen Ross.
This gigantic and ultra-classy party was actually three parties all rolled into one. During the Chef’s Table seated dinner, Perez Art Museum Miami art director Franklin Sirmans, honored Chuck Close, who is one of the most popular and successful artist of our time. Three examples of Chuck’s artwork are permanently on display in the upscale museum. During the party, guests were invited to mingle on the second floor’s special exhibition galleries. Guests were treated to live sets by DJ DZA and enjoyed several interactive art stations, such as a giant wall to ceiling coloring book and work from digital sketch artists. Later on during the night, party-goers were directed outside to the after party, which including a seven-piece-band, Remix. DJ Jessica got the crowd dancing under the stars to daybreak with many classic throwbacks.
Perez Art Museum Miami is a one stop place to not only enjoy fine art that portrays Miami’s diverse community, but to also relax and enjoy some fine dining at Verde Restaurant. There are breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and brilliant hanging gardens to take in. Get your shopping on in the museum’s gift shop, which features handmade items, art books and furnishings.
The museum’s prior name was Center for the Fine Arts, which opened in 1984. However, in 1994, the CFA was renamed the Miami Art Museum of Dade County Association as they ditched the museum of all temporary pieces of art and solely exhibited permanent art displays that reflected Miami’s diverse community. The museum moved to their current location next to Biscayne Bay in 2013, and changed their name to Jorge M. Perez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County.