Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is pleased to announce the eighth annual Art + Soul Celebrationon February 6, 2021, a virtual event in support and celebration of PAMM’s Fund for African American Art. This year, you’ll be able to stream our traditional “Reveal” and popular “Celebration Party.” The “Reveal” program will feature several new, powerful art acquisitions, inspired tributes, and sparkling conversation about our extraordinary times between acclaimed chef and co-owner of Red Rooster Harlem and Red Rooster Overtown MarcusSamuelsson, DerekFleming, Managing Partner and PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. The celebration begins with our host NekiMohan, acclaimed news presenter and journalist and concludes with DJ Pam Jones, who will cap this special evening off with a fabulous set of musical selections.
“We have been looking forward to the arrival of Red Rooster, in Overtown, here in downtown Miami, for quite some time and we are delighted to celebrate the accomplishment at this year’s Art + Soul. Red Rooster stands for the same confluence of art, culture, food, music and fashion that we have brought to Art + Soul. We share the belief that art and community are central to a life well lived,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans.
PAMM’s Fund for African American Art allows the museum to purchase and showcase contemporary art by African American artists for its permanent collection. Last year, PAMM acquired two artworks: The bull is out and my foot is in my mouth (are we staying or leaving)?, a painting by TheresaChromati, and Marked Man (Mitchell), a mixed media painting by VaughnSpann.
Since the inception of the Fund for African American Art in 2013, PAMM has acquired 20 artworks for the museum’s permanent collection, including works by Terry Adkins, Romare Bearden, Kevin Beasley, Ed Clark, Nari Ward, Lorraine O’Grady, Faith Ringgold, Tschabalala Self, Juana Valdes, and more. PAMM is committed to raising public awareness and appreciation for the artistic legacy of African Diaspora artists, ensuring that these artworks will be enjoyed and valued by Miami’s diverse community for generations to come.
The Fund for African American Art is also generously sponsored by the PAMM Ambassadors for African American Art, a growing affiliate group of the museum for those with a passion for the art and artists of the African Diaspora.