Herzog & de Meuron: work in progress at the Perez Art Museum Miami

The new exhibition center to be opened in December 2013

by Malcolm Clark
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By December 2013, the Miami Art Museum reopens in the center of the Park Museum as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The new exhibition, designed by Herzog & De Meuron Architekten, will boost the role of the museum as a cultural attraction, serving the community of artists, designers and collectors. These are growing communities in the city of Miami, mainly due to the Art Basel Miami Beach international exhibition.

The complex of PAMM will be an important reference in the Museum Park: it will include public gardens and parks, sculptures and installations, trying to combine a cultural offer and green spaces in a lively interaction.

The building is on three levels and will also function as a learning center with a library, auditorium, classrooms, art and digital communication studios, restaurants and shops.

The collection intended to be housed in the museum has 1300 works: part of this heritage comes from the private collection of Jorge M. Pérez, who gave his name to the museum takes its name; another 300 works including sculptures, installations, paintings, videos and photographs, were purchased this year by Dennis and Debra Scholl.

The permanent collection will include works by artists including Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Nathan Carter, Olafur Eliasson, Liam Gillick, Dennis Oppenheim, Pipilotti Rist, and Carolee Schneeman.