A new donation to Pérez Art Museum Miami will allow the museum, already known for its art from Latin America, to add more works by African-American artists.
The $1 million donation is funded in equal parts by developer Jorge Pérez, whose $40 million gift of cash and art put his name on the new museum, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In the last phase of construction, PAMM is scheduled to open in its new waterfront location in early December.
“It is very important that this new museum, which is really going to be a beacon for our community, that the collection in the new museum reflects our community,” said Dennis Scholl, vice president of arts for the Knight Foundation. “Because we believe that a collection that reflects our community helps bring us together. It connects us to each other and it connects us to our city.”