Formally the Miami Art Museum (MAM) - the new Perez Art Museum (PAMM) has been under construction in Downtown, Miami and preparing for a grand opening scheduled to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach in December.
The new Perez Art Museum is racing to the finish with stunning views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami - not to mention the restaurant, bar, gift shop, hanging gardens and a unique, functional front door - the PAMM is the most anticipated addition to Miami's evolving arts and cultural habitat.
After two and a half years after breaking ground, the museum is remarkably close to being finished, more than 9o percent completed and on track for a December Art Basel debut.
The Perez Art Museum is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to the 2oth and 21st centuries, it is designed to achieve silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. The new Perez Art Museum will be an anchor of the 29-acre Museum Park overlooking Biscayne Bay and will include a public gardens and sculpture installations.
Museum Park, a vibrant mix of green space and cultural offerings, is Miami's urban redesign vision for the area now known as Bicentennial Park. The museum is located on the northeast side of the park, bordering I-395.
This vital downtown park was a catalyst for the transformation of the district and is central to the efforts to strengthen Greater Miami's momentum as an emerging global capital. In addition to the landmark new facilities for PAMM, Museum Park is also the future site of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.