• October 20, 2018

Pérez Art Museum Miami presents the Gift of Art: Permanent Collection Exhibition in Celebration of its 35th Anniversary

Pérez Art Museum Miami presents the Gift of Art: Permanent Collection Exhibition in Celebration of its 35th Anniversary
museoPérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is proud to present The Gift of Art: Permanent Collection Exhibition, featuring approximately 60 works that representa diverse collection of artworks that have been gifted to the museum. At the core of PAMM’s care, collection, and presentation of artworks is a belief that art is a special language, a particular human gift, and one that should be valued and shared. The museum’s permanent collection is a lasting manifestation of its dedication to preserving and sharing this gift with future generations on the eve of PAMM’s 35th year anniversary. 
The Gift of Art includes artworks by Milton Avery, John Baldessari, José Bedia, Lynda Benglis, Mel Bochner, Francesco Clemente, Gene Davis, Sam Doyle, Leonardo Drew, Marcel Duchamp, Nancy Graves, Sam Gilliam, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Joaquín Torres García, Adolph Gottlieb, Sheila Hicks*, Carmen Herrera, Jasper Johns*, Anish Kapoor, Guillermo Kuitca*, Wilfredo Lam, Sol LeWitt, Morris Louis, Teresa Margolles*, Marisol, Roberto Matta, Joan Mitchell, Oscar Murillo*, Wangechi Mutu, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Amelia Peláez, Lucio Pozzi, Robert Rauschenberg, Faith Ringgold, James Rosenquist*, David Salle, Zilia Sánchez, Lorna Simpson, Frank Stella, Tunga, Kara Walker*, Nari Ward*, Tom Wesselmann, Aubrey Williams, Hale Woodruff, and Akram Zaatari.
The exhibition highlights the museum’s unique history as a collecting institution with a longstanding commitment to diversity, presenting art from historically underrepresented groups, including the U.S. Latinx experience, the African diaspora, Latin America, and the Caribbean. On display are works that speak to the a plurality of voices and experiences that would otherwise be underrepresented in the artworld. Such artists in this collection include José Bedia (Cuba), Felix Gonzalez-Torres (Cuba), Carmen Herrera (Cuba), Anish Kapoor (Mumbai), Guillermo Kuitca (Buenos Aires), Teresa Margolles (Mexico), Roberto Matta (Chile), Oscar Murillo (Colombia), Amelia Peláez (Cuba), Zilia Sánchez (Cuba), Tunga (Brazil) and Nari Ward (Jamaica).
Particular to the collection is an abstract painting by Cuban artist Carmen Herrera, in which raw canvas replaces one of the two color planes; a sculpture made of cigarette butts, barbed wire, plastic, and iron by Jamaican artist Nari Ward; and a four-panel minimalist painting by Italian artist Lucio Pozzi that was a donation courtesy of Jan van der Marck, the first director of CFA. Several works were gifted to the museum on the specific occasion of its 35th anniversary, including a triptych by Joan Mitchell, a large-scale installation by Leonardo Drew, and a photographic work by Akram Zaatari. The exhibition demonstrates PAMM’s dedication to celebrating Miami’s diverse community, featuring works by artists with a special connection to Miami such as José Bedia, who currently lives and works in the city.
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