An engaging evening of presentations with Everglades National Park Superintendent Pedro Ramos, Audubon Director Eric Draper and artist Susan Silas, moderated by Deborah Mitchell.
South Florida is home to the only subtropical wilderness area in the country, and Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is the only program bringing artists to the Everglades. AIRIE’s purpose is to inform, connect and support artists, writers and musicians who wish to be ambassadors for the Everglades by providing month-long residencies on-site.
Pedro Ramos was appointed as Everglades National Park Superintendent after working for over a decade at Big Cypress National Preserve. Ramos’ career includes acting superintendent assignments at Jimmy Carter and Andersonville National Historic Sites in Georgia, San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida, the state’s most effective conservation group, is recognized as a leading advocate for Everglades restoration, water resource protection and land conservation.
Susan Silas is a visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She is a dual American and Hungarian national. Silas has been exhibiting her work in the US and in Europe since 1985, and has taught at New York University and Cooper Union.
Destination: Miami Where: Pérez Art Museum Miami – PAMM Type: Talk Admission: Ticket
Presentations with Everglades National Park Superintendent Pedro Ramos
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Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) was originally founded as the Center for Fine Arts, and was strictly an exhibiting organization with no collection of its own.
In 1996, as part of an institution-wide reorganization, the museum was renamed Miami Art Museum and dedicated itself to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with a special emphasis on art of the Americas. Since then, the collection has grown steadily and now comprises more than 1,300 works across a range of media.
The new Pérez Art Museum Miami in downtown Miami’s Museum Park strengthens the Museum’s role as a vital cultural and educational center and provide generous spaces to showcase the Museum’s art holdings and attract more top caliber exhibitions. Opening as Pérez Art Museum Miami in recognition of a landmark leadership gift of cash and art from Jorge M. Pérez –now valued at $40 million – the Museum serves as a resource commensurate with Miami’s thriving community of artists, designers, collectors and arts-engaged public.
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