The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced today that it has established the Latin American and Latinx Art Fund, which will support exhibitions and other programming. The initiative aims to increase the institution’s engagement with Latin American artists and culture and will launch on November 13. It will be followed by a series of events that will connect artists with art industry leaders to advance the Latinx art dialogue in Miami. The first such program, Latinx Art Sessions, will take place from January 24 to January 25, 2019.
“Miami artists are making important contributions to the body of Latinx art,” said Dennis Scholl, CEO of ArtCenter/South Florida. “We’re delighted to bring them together with artists from across the nation for an important conversation that we hope raises the visibility of these artists and their practices.”
The fund, which will be financed through dues from participating board members, will allow PAMM to mount the first large-scale US retrospective of Bogotá-based artist Beatriz González. Featuring approximately 150 works dating from the 1960s to the present, the show is slated to open this April. According to the museum, the fund reflects its ongoing commitment to presenting art from historically underrepresented communities and underscores its work with Latin American artists.