PAMM Takes Art To the City
When you think of a gargantuan art museum, where thousands of intellectuals flock for their culture fix, it’s easy to get intimidated and for many of us to feel excluded. But at the same time, large-scale institutions like our very own Perez Art Museum have found a way to bring art to the entire community, not just those who claim they “get it”.
As part of a Knight Foundation-granted initiative, the PAMM has been planting pieces by some of the world’s most renown artists around the city so as to peak creative minds in unconventional areas. Nailed into buildings, sprouting from the ground at parks, their Inside|Out program is making Miami artful, one installation at a time. The fourth city to host the initiative, over 80 reproduced works have been on display throughout Miami.
It all started last year where 30 reproductions were laminated and installed in outstretched areas like Hialeah, Homestead, and the West End. The parks and communities were so happy with the project that they were approved for a second year and an increase to 50 pieces and areas like Opa-Locka, Overtown, Little Haiti, North Miami Beach, Surfside and just down the street at Biscayne Park. If you’re in any of these areas, be sure to hop out of your car and discover some free art!