November 21st, 2013
What's Up Miami?
PAMM Receives 100+ Works from Craig Robbins & Jackie Soffer Art Collections
by Jesus Manuel Rojas Torres
It has been recently announced today that the Pérez Art Museum Miami, PAMM has received a major gift of art for its permanent collection from Miami art patrons and collectors Craig Robins and Jackie Soffer.
The gift has been given in honor of Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst, the latter currently serving as the Museum's Board Chair.Consisting of 102 works that includes painting, mixed media, and photography by artists that Robins has collaborated in the last three decades, the gift comprises works by Konstantin Grcic, Roberto Juarez, Clay Ketter, Byron Kim, Jon Pylypchuk, Glexis Novoa, Chris Finely, and Enrique Riveron, among others.
The gift comes as the Museum prepares for Art Basel Week 2013 major highlight, the inauguration of PAMM's new and expanded facility designed by Herzog & de Meuron which will provide more than three times the space of the older building in Downtown Miami.
The inclusion of many Miami artists in this gift supports PAMM's vision to create a permanent collection with strong ties to the local community. "Craig and Jackie's support of the arts has helped spur Miami's growth as a cultural hub, where artists and designers are active year-round," said Thom Collins, PAMM's Director.
Craig Robbins, is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dacra, a forward-thinking and innovative global Real Estate development company whose cleverly-used disciplines such as architecture, art, design and cultural programming have built prestigious and fashionable destinations worldwide.
"We are delighted to support the growth of PAMM's permanent collection with works of art that are connected with Miami's creative community honoring Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst, who have given so much leadership and time to ensure the success of the Museum,” said Craig Robins.
"This collection gift is another in our ongoing support of the Museum's collection, and we are excited to participate in PAMM's development as vital community resource,” he added.