Faith Ringgold’s Black Light Series #1: Big Black (1967), now a part of the
Perez Art Museum Miami’s permanent collection.
Photo credit: nmwa.org
Perez Art Museum Miami launches African-American art collection
with Knight funds
“Diversity is one of our great assets. Collections that reflect the range of our cultures might challenge us; but if it’s great art, it will not only inspire us, it will connect us to one another and to our Miami home,” Alberto Ibargüen, Knight Foundation’s president, said of the gift...
In 2007, Knight Foundation also provided a $10 million endowment grant to PAMM, to ensure that 40,000 Miami-Dade students will enjoy the collection annually.
The collection of African-American contemporary art is so far unnamed.
“We believe that there are likeminded patrons out there who believe in the idea of this fund allowing the museum to create a more diverse collection and because of that, we’ve chosen not to name the fund based upon our gift,” Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation’s vice president/arts told the Herald. “We want to give somebody else the chance to step up and take advantage of that opportunity.”
Perez Art Museum Miami website found here
Knights Arts found here