Pérez Art Museum Miami Debuts Virtual Exhibition Gallery, Launches New Website and Bilingual Digital Museum Collection

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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is thrilled to announce a dynamic new digital department, which includes the debut of a new virtual gallery space, a streaming platform titled PAMM TV, and a cutting-edge website featuring a bilingual digital museum collection. This comes from the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Digital Engagements Initiatives Grant, awarded in 2018. The museum’s first virtual exhibition for commissions in augmented reality, New Realities, will be on view to the public beginning November 30, 2022 featuring a digital work by Carla Gannis curated by Kelani Nichole.

“With significant changes over the past few years in the way museum audiences can experience art, it’s become apparent that art can and should be accessible far past the walls of a museum. With generous support from Knight Foundation’s Digital Engagements Initiatives Grant, we’re able to make PAMM’s ambitious programming obtainable to the world while reaching new audiences and cultures. We’re thrilled to debut a gallery dedicated to digital art, a new innovative streaming service, and an inclusive online platform for encountering art in new ways,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans.

The news of PAMM’s new digital initiatives comes on the heels of Knight Foundation’s announcement yesterday, where the Foundation announced a total of $40.7 million—including $5 million to PAMM—in new multi-year investments in local arts organizations and initiatives that use technology in their practice to enhance the way art is produced, shared and experienced.  These investments will bring Knight’s overall commitments to the arts in Miami to $200 million since 2005. This is the first time that all of Knight’s arts investments in Miami – and around the country – will center on technology. By funding the application of technology to the creation, dissemination and experience of art, Knight seeks to support artists and institutions as they use new tools to attract, retain and grow audiences. 

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