Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is hosting the fourth annual Art of the Party, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year honoring Teresita Fernández. The event is set to take place on March 17, 2018, and will be presented by Valentino.
This year, Art of the Party 2018 plans to honor one of today’s leading contemporary artists Teresita Fernández and philanthropist Patricia M. Papper. The party will feature three exclusive guest experiences — all conceptualized by Lee Brian Schrager. Joining the team will be STARR Catering Group and Chef Michelle Bernstein as culinary collaborators. The party will bring together a stellar mix of cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders and arts supporters. The evening also plans to showcase the unique architecture of this world-class art space while it celebrates Miami’s flagship art museum. Funds and proceeds from Art of the Party will go into the support of the museum’s robust arts education program, which also happens to be the largest program of its kind outside the Miami-Dade County school system. “This year, we have the pleasure of honoring Teresita Fernández, an internationally acclaimed artist with roots in Miami. Her work and influence have been a part of PAMM’s collection and history for more than a decade,” said Franklin Sirmans, the director of PAMM, adding, “For the first time, we are also honoring a philanthropist in the community — Patricia M. Papper. We are extremely thankful to Pat, whose support and dedication have been vital to the growth of the museum since its founding.”
Teresita Fernández, the contemporary artist who has been born and raised in Miami, is internationally admired and celebrated for her public sculptures as well as installations alluding to studies of perception as well as landscape, and minimalism. Fernández, who is a graduate from the Florida International University, has made some of her early works in Miami. Her career in art making is a glorious example of the tenacity and the virtuosity of artists who are originated from the very geography of Miami. Apart from being an artist, she is also an activist dedicatedly promoting diversity in museums and art institutions across America. Several works of the artist belong to PAMM’s collection, such as “Fire (America) 5,” (2017), which is currently on view, being a part of “On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection.” PAMM is also planning to present the first major retrospective of Fernández’s work in 2019, in collaboration with the Phoenix Art Museum, as reported by Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).