The Gift of Art Exhibition at PAMM

Leonardo Drew. Number 163, 2012. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Beatriz and Claudio Giardinella. © Leonardo Drew. Image courtesy Sikemma Jenkins & Co., New York
Leonardo Drew. Number 163, 2012.
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Beatriz and Claudio Giardinella. © Leonardo Drew.
Image courtesy Sikemma Jenkins & Co., New York

Ongoing

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Jose Bedia. Desde que te fuistes…tu no te imaginas, 1996. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Peter Menéndez. © Jose Bedia. Photo: Sid Hoeltzell
Jose Bedia. Desde que te fuistes…tu no te imaginas, 1996.
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Peter Menéndez. © Jose Bedia.
Photo: Sid Hoeltzell

At the core of PAMM’s care, collection and presentation of artworks is the belief that art is a special language, a particular human gift as unique form of expression, and one that should be valued and shared. Our permanent collection is the most lasting manifestation of the museum’s belief in preserving and sharing this gift for our current public and for future generations.

Sheila Hicks. Tapestry, 1977. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by PAMM's Collectors Council. Image courtesy Sikemma Jenkins & Co., New York
Sheila Hicks. Tapestry, 1977.
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by PAMM’s Collectors Council.
Image courtesy Sikemma Jenkins & Co., New York

For the presentation of the museum’s permanent collection during our 35thanniversary year, this understanding of art is being conflated conceptually with the celebration of donations of art that have been made to the museum during the last several decades. The artworks currently on view represent outstanding examples of the works that have been gifted to the museum since it first became a collecting institution in 1994. While each artwork embodies a distinct form of expression, they additionally represent the generosity of the donors who have chosen to move it from the private sphere of their personal collections into the public sphere of the museum’s holdings. Within each of these donations lies the belief in sharing with as many people as possible, the gift of art.

Anish Kapoor. Untitled, 2013. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, promised gift of Karen Bechtel and William Osborne. © Anish Kapoor, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photo: David Regen
Anish Kapoor. Untitled, 2013.
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, promised gift of Karen Bechtel and William Osborne. © Anish Kapoor, 2018.
Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Photo: David Regen
Carmen Herrera. Alba, 2014. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by PAMM's Collectors Council. © Carmen Herrera. Image courtesy Lisson Gallery.
Carmen Herrera. Alba, 2014.
Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, museum purchase with funds provided by PAMM’s Collectors Council. © Carmen Herrera.
Image courtesy Lisson Gallery.