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2019 Fingerman Lecture Series: Franklin Sirmans

9/12/2019 / 7:00pm

“A View from the Center of the Americas: Re-Envisioning Miami’s Art Museum”

Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Based at the crossroads of the Americas—between South and Central America and North America—Miami’s Art Museum was founded in 1984. In addition to the desire to define itself as the face of a new “cultured” Miami in the wake of the early 1980s: Mariel Boatlift (1980); Miami Race Riots (1980); Time Magazine’s “Paradise Lost” cover about Miami (1981) and the scourge of drugs and violence identified by the Cocaine Cowboys that led to the TV debut of Miami Vice (1984), Miami’s Art Museum opened six months after Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Surrounded Islands (1983). In this lecture, Sirmans will talk about how this unique backdrop has played, and continues to play, a key role in how the museum defines its mission and vision in the 21st Century. Today, with a lead role in the international discussion on diversity in collections, exhibitions, and audience, Perez Art Museum Miami highlights its relationship to the city and county’s diverse and dynamic community. Making the arts of Latin America and the Caribbean a focal point, while looking toward the African diaspora, PAMM is a unique voice in today’s discussion of American Art museums. Additionally, as a museum with a short history, PAMM utilizes unique methods to create new audiences for modern and contemporary art.

This series is made possible through generous gifts by Louis and Lois Fingerman. View other lectures in the 2019 Fingerman Lecture Series.

Make Reservations

NEW! Assisted listening devices are available upon request. Please inquire upon check-in.

A Pre-Lecture Dinner will be available from 5-7 pm

  • Chefs choice garden salad
  • Airline chicken breast with creamed leek, asparagus, and herb roasted new potatoes
  • Vegetarian option will be available
  • Orange Ricotta Cheesecake with almond oatmeal streusel, vanilla cream and burnt orange marmalade

$32 plus tax, beverage and tip

Location Information:
Levitt Auditorium

2019-09-12 19:00:00 2019-09-12 00:00:00 America/Chicago 2019 Fingerman Lecture Series: Franklin Sirmans “A View from the Center of the Americas: Re-Envisioning Miami’s Art Museum” Franklin Sirmans , Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami Based at the crossroads of the Americas—between South and Central America and North America—Miami’s Art Museum was founded in 1984. In addition to the desire to define itself as the face of a new “cultured” Miami in the wake of the early 1980s: Mariel Boatlift (1980); Miami Race Riots (1980); Time Magazine’s “Paradise Lost” cover about Miami (1981) and the scourge of drugs and violence identified by the Cocaine Cowboys that led to the TV debut of Miami Vice (1984), Miami’s Art Museum opened six months after Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Surrounded Islands (1983). In this lecture, Sirmans will talk about how this unique backdrop has played, and continues to play, a key role in how the museum defines its mission and vision in the 21st Century. Today, with a lead role in the international discussion on diversity in collections, exhibitions, and audience, Perez Art Museum Miami highlights its relationship to the city and county’s diverse and dynamic community. Making the arts of Latin America and the Caribbean a focal point, while looking toward the African diaspora, PAMM is a unique voice in today’s discussion of American Art museums. Additionally, as a museum with a short history, PAMM utilizes unique methods to create new audiences for modern and contemporary art. This series is made possible through generous gifts by Louis and Lois Fingerman. View other lectures in the 2019 Fingerman Lecture Series . Make Reservations NEW!  Assisted listening devices are available upon request. Please inquire upon check-in. A Pre-Lecture Dinner will be available from 5-7 pm Chefs choice garden salad Airline chicken breast with creamed leek, asparagus, and herb roasted new potatoes Vegetarian option will be available Orange Ricotta Cheesecake with almond oatmeal streusel, vanilla cream and burnt orange marmalade $32 plus tax, beverage and tip Levitt Auditorium

Photo Credit: 2013 Museum Associates, LACMA

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