The sixth annual Art of the Party event, presented by Valentino, toasted artists and Miami philanthropists.
The Pérez Art Museum of Miami (PAMM) honored museum trustee Susana Ibargüen and John S. & James L. Knight Foundation Chairman and CEO Alberto Ibargüen for their impacts on the Miami art community and advocacy for youth arts education.
“We aim to encourage everyone to see art as an incentive for genuine human interaction, communication, and exchange, and we’re proud to honor Susana and Alberto Ibargüen who share in this mission,” PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans said.
The Art of the Party was co-chaired by PAMM supporters Darlene and Jorge Pérez, and Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst, and ultimately raised over $1,300,000 for PAMM’s vital art education program.
The evening also marked the second annual Pérez Prize, awarded to Puerto Rican artist Daniel Lind-Ramos in honor of his contemporary art that highlights Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin American identities.
Sponsors Sylvia T. Pope, De Beers Jewellers, and four-time presenting sponsor Valentino supported the event, featuring two experiences conceptualized by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and South Beach Wine & Food Festival founder Lee Brian Schrager.
At the Chef’s Table, guests enjoyed performances by violinist Jared Burnett and Juan Areco Duo while tasting a menu designed by Crest Restaurant chefs Gregory Pugin, Christopher Bellanca, Jackson Morrow, Seth Blumenthal, and Yara Mage, in addition to Constellation Culinary Group’s Aaron Janus and Hedy Goldsmith.
After dinner, the PAMM open-air waterfront Palm Terrace became the Remix after-party with music by DJ Gabby Mejia. Guests like artists Chuck Close, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Antonia Wright, political commentator Ana Navarro, and University of Miami President Dr. Julio Frenk enjoyed cocktails and desserts on the dance floor.
The PAMM Art of the Party was truly an evening to remember.