Debra and Dennis Scholl donate major art collection in anticipation of Miami museum reopening
February 08, 2013
In December 2013, the Miami Art Museum is set to open with a new name and range of experimental and local art pieces. The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) was named for Jorge M. Perez, who gave the Miami Art Museum a $40 million gift of art and cash. Those pieces will now be complemented by works that have been donated by Debra and Dennis Scholl, who are active in the local art community and have made it a mission to explore and support emerging artists.
“The opening of Perez Art Museum Miami is a major moment in this city's cultural history, and as part of Miami's collecting community, it is important to us to contribute so that this city has a significant collection and public art resource," said Dennis Scholl. "We are delighted to continue our support for the Museum in a way that we hope will be as meaningful to our community as it has been to us."
The collection includes pieces of photography, video art and large-scale installations by regional and national artists such as Vito Acconci, Walead Beshty, John Baldessari, Liam Gillick, Olafur Elíasson and Catherine Opie.
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