Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Pérez Art Museum Miami is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Established in 1984, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) evolved from the Miami Art Museum, which grew out of the Center for the Fine Arts (CFA). The CFA opened to the public in 1984 as a partnership between Metropolitan Dade County Government and the Center for the Fine Arts Association Inc., a private 501(c) (3) corporation. In 1994, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the CFA's leadership determined to transform this County department from a space solely for temporary exhibitions into a private institution with a permanent collection dedicated to international art of the 20th and 21st centuries that reflected Greater Miami's diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas.
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  • nadam795
    Columbus, Ohio96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Playing with reality
    Amazing exhibit by Leandro Erlich. Thankfully a guard pointed out to us about going inside the "fitting room" exhibit. The beauty salon also was a riot. Fun to play with reality there. The Kasuma was beautiful too and we enjoyed the Penetrable BBL Bleu by Jesus Rafael Soto at the entrance. It is not an enormous museum but that makes it manageable.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Susi070
    Miami, Florida114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable tour with Thomas Wheeler
    Great experience with our guide Thomas Wheeler! We were lucky enough to have him only for my friend and I. He is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his job that is a privilege to count with him yesterday. We saw some pieces of art of the permanent collection that were so enlightened to us that enjoy art but we are not experts by any mean. He was so patient and answered many of ours questions knowledgeably. He knew a lot of the background, technics, history etc of each painting or sculpture we saw. We were so lucky to have him and enjoyed every single minute of our tour together. Congratulations to PAMM for counting in their staff such a great professional.Thank you Tom for an unforgettable experience!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 April 2024
  • Felicia
    Miami, Florida57 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perez Art Museum
    My husband and I go to the Pérez Art Museum every few months during the Bank of America Free Museum 1st weekend of the month for BOA cardholders. This past trip was on the 2nd Saturday of the month free family day, and now I know that they have activities for kids I’ll bring my nephews to Miami for some art fun. The location is gorgeous by the waterfront.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 May 2024
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George
Miami, FL2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Waste of money. $18 to park and $18 admission. Then there is nothing to see inside! Can tour the whole place in 15 minutes. I have seen better artwork at a high school show. Staff is unpleasant and look like they don't want to be there. Save your money!
Written 18 June 2024
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Tiffany C
Miami, FL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beautiful building design and outdoor gardens but quite small. Amazing museum and quick to see everything. Cute restaurant/cafe with outdoor seating too
Written 6 June 2024
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Felicia
Miami, FL57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My husband and I go to the Pérez Art Museum every few months during the Bank of America Free Museum 1st weekend of the month for BOA cardholders. This past trip was on the 2nd Saturday of the month free family day, and now I know that they have activities for kids I’ll bring my nephews to Miami for some art fun. The location is gorgeous by the waterfront.
Written 30 May 2024
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Susi070
Miami, FL114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Great experience with our guide Thomas Wheeler!
We were lucky enough to have him only for my friend and I.
He is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his job that is a privilege to count with him yesterday.
We saw some pieces of art of the permanent collection that were so enlightened to us that enjoy art but we are not experts by any mean.
He was so patient and answered many of ours questions knowledgeably. He knew a lot of the background, technics, history etc of each painting or sculpture we saw.
We were so lucky to have him and enjoyed every single minute of our tour together. Congratulations to PAMM for counting in their staff such a great professional.Thank you Tom for an unforgettable experience!
Written 19 April 2024
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annebam
Brooklyn, NY28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We enjoyed the PAMM! Their collection is thought-provoking, has great explain story blurbs, and is just the right size to tackle in about 2 hours. Would definitely recommend!
Written 2 March 2024
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Byronlove64
273 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Let me start by saying that this museum was new the first day it open almost 10 years ago. Since then it is obvious that the budget for upkeep of the structure is non existent. I have visited museums all over the world. I visited PAMM when it opened and then more recently this week. I cannot believe how raggedy, unkept and destroyed it looks. The plants in the outside seem depleted of energy. The main door to the entrance could use refurbishing, sanding then resurfacing with wood stain. You enter the building and it is dim , old , smells like a musty old building. The bathrooms look disgusting, dirty, doors which at one point might have been painted off white are weathered with dirtiness of hands touching them for a decade. Toilets half working, floors sticky, locks and hanging knobs inside the toilet almost broken falling off the wall. Every one that works there is in a bad mood. The security guards look at people with what appears to be an angry stance. There is not one smile to be found in the face of any of the employees. That is indicative of the working conditions in the place which seem to be dismal. And now to the collection. I use to visit the original collection known as MAM before it was renamed and relocated to this new location. I can tell you that the collection is not worth attending. It looks worse than any collection I have seen in a third world country where there are minimal means to maintain spaces or with a budget to sustain quality artworks. This is a museum that was built by Miami taxpayers. It is not representative of the community. It has declined in quality of works, in quality of space , in upkeep and of representation. Do not bother to attend , not even the outdoor garden is being maintained. I hope it is soon rescued from whatever system is contributing to its demise. There are many spaces to attend in south Florida from the Bass in MB to the Norton up in palm beach. Also private collections like ICA, DLC, Rubell and the Lowe at UM. Don’t bother is not worth the visit. Pérez you can do better.
Written 7 December 2023
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IraAllen
Vermont216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
One of our favorite museums. We visited to day to see the the Leandro Erlich exhibit. It was amazing. Once again PAMM out did itself.
Written 20 August 2023
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Jerry J
Hallandale Beach, FL592 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Miami should have a world class Art Museum, but this is far from even being in the top ten in Florida. Currently has one great exhibit, LIMINAL by Leonardo Ehrlich. The Joan Didion exhibit from the Hammer has random pieces of art of not great quality. Only a few pieces from the Permanent Collection - and only two, the Frank Stella and the unusual Louise Nevillson are of interest. Much space wasted by a huge staircase and shops. Traffic flow is poor. You will do better visiting: ICA, the Ruebell Collection, ICA, MOCA, the Bass, the Wolfsonian or two university museums - the Lowe at Miami and the Frost at FIU. And certainly the Norton in West Palm Beach, the Boca Museum of Art or Ft. Lauderdale are worth the trip. And you won't have to pay the outrageous $18 parking.
Written 11 August 2023
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nadam795
Columbus, OH96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Amazing exhibit by Leandro Erlich. Thankfully a guard pointed out to us about going inside the "fitting room" exhibit. The beauty salon also was a riot. Fun to play with reality there. The Kasuma was beautiful too and we enjoyed the Penetrable BBL Bleu by Jesus Rafael Soto at the entrance. It is not an enormous museum but that makes it manageable.
Written 26 June 2023
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James S
New York City, NY4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The museum is a ripoff-it is small, when we went 3 exhibits were closed and there was little real art to view. There are only 2 floors to view. Some of the exhibits were childish, walking thru a classroom??? Viewing blow ups? Over priced do not go.

The outside exhibit of cats and dogs was the best exhibit (free to view) and the rear outside of museum was nice to see. Avoid museum not worth it
Written 20 June 2023
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