Catching up with Art of the Party Co-chair Arlene Chaplin

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Wayne and Arlene Chaplin. Photo by Lazaro Llanes

PAMM’s Art of the Party brings together the Magic City’s art patrons, cultural ambassadors, philanthropic leaders, and social tastemakers to show their commitment to the museum’s robust education program, the largest behind the Miami-Dade County Public Schools system. Proceeds from this evening support the museum’s overall mission, and especially the robust and vital arts education that touch the lives of thousands in this community every year.

Mark your calendar for March 9, 2019 and get your tickets today.

We chatted with Art of the Party co-chair Arlene Chaplin ahead of the gala.

How did you and Wayne first become involved with PAMM?
I have always felt art and culture are the heart of every great city. So five years ago, I decided further solidify my relationship with the museum by joining its board of trustees.

What are you looking forward to most about Art of the Party?
To honor Aaron and Dorothy Podhurst. It is because of their great leadership that we have this world-class museum in our community.

PAMM’s mission is to be a leader in the presentation, study, interpretation, and care of international modern and contemporary art, while representing Miami-Dade County and cherishing the unique viewpoint of its peoples. What would you consider some of the ways the institution has made a lasting impact on the city’s cultural history?
PAMM does so many wonderful things, but I am especially passionate about the youth art education programs that PAMM supports. The PAMM Student Pass program provides free admission to the museum for every student attending Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and will make an everlasting impact on our city’s youths.

Our institution is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. What would you envision for the museum in the next 35 years?
I think PAMM will be the worldwide leading museum, presenting contemporary artist of the Caribbean, Latin America, and African Diaspora.

From Center for the Fine Arts to Miami Art Museum to PAMM, this institution has been a catalyst for arts in the Magic City for over three decades. What are some of your favorite arts and culture memories in Miami?
One of my very favorite memories was in 1983 when artist honoree Christo and his wife Jean-Claude wrapped the uninhabited islands of Biscayne Bay in pink, featuring our city’s natural beauty as art!





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