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AT THE MUSEUM: PAMM…PEREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI

PAMM: Perez Art Museum Miami. courtesy of arcspace.com

February 7, 2014

Hello…..Friday is finally here! You may or may not remember that At the Museum was once part of the pages on this blog, but that has been replaced.  Starting every other Friday, you’ll get to see which museums will be featured. So anyone been to Miami?

There are plenty of art gallery museums in Miami, but I discovered this museum, while I was posting about Art Basel late last year. PAMM: Perez Art Museum Miami have lots of exhibits, calendar events and so on. Here are four things going on at PAMM.

PAMM Free Second Saturdays presented by Target: “Kaleido-Crabs. February 8, 2014 1pm – 4pm

You wanna make some crabs? Well this youth, fun activity is where you can make colorful and fun crustaceans with a kaleidoscope, with Miami TM Sisters. If you think that’s pretty cool, then wait to you see them come to life!

Judith Barry: Casual Shopper, Screening & Conversation with the Artist. February 13, 2014 7pm – 8:30pm

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Judith Barry: Casual Shopper. courtesy of pamm.org

A 28 minute presentation of Barry’s 1980-1981 Casual Shopper, about a female protagonist, shopping amidst a display of products. The video is followed by a conversation with Barry, and Q&A afterwards.

Members: $5 with promotion code. Non-members: $15. Price includes museum admission. Space is limited and registration is recommended. Tickets are non-refundable.

PAMM Art Storytime. Every fourth Saturday (February 22, 2014) 3-5 year olds.

What better way to get your child into reading. Take your little ones for in-gallery story reading, followed with fun art activities.

PAMM members: $7 per child, non-members: $10 per child. Plus general admission. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 12 children.

There are exhibitions held at PAMM, one you should take a look at is Ai Weiwei: According to What? Dec.4, 2013 – March 16, 2014

Ai Weiwei According to What? courtesy of artnews.org

I recognized the name, because of his 2012 documentary film: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. The man wares many hats: contemporary, artist, sculpture, installation, architecture, curating, photography, film, social, political, and cultural criticism.

From PAMM:

Ai Weiwei: According to What? is the first major international survey of this vital artist’s multifaceted artistic oeuvre. This exhibition reveals Ai’s practice as emerging from an ever-questioning dialogue with the social, political and cultural positions of his native China and the world at large. Ai (b. 1957) works in a range of media, including architecture and design, and this exhibition will feature work of the last 20 years, including photography and the large-scale sculptures for which the artist is best known. These sculptures, often made from modified found objects, suggest the irreverent nature of Ai’s project and reconfigure materials in new and evocative ways. With a broad formal range, Ai has continuously challenged possible meanings and modes of art making, most recently employing the Internet and its global reach as a platform for activism and expression. His provocative and beautiful works of art and architecture are an exploration of the transformative potential of contemporary art, which he said is “not a form but a philosophy of society.”

When I come to Miami, PAMM is one I need to visit!

Inside the PAMM. courtesy of edinchavez.com

PAMM: Perez Art Museum/1103 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132.

Visit their website: www.pamm.org.

Self-parking on-site available ($2 an hr) Metromover: Museum Park station/pamm.org/parking.

Next week: More than one artist for Spotlight Artist as we celebrate Black History Month.

See you next week and be blessed always!

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