The Caribbean Cultural Institute (CCI) is a curatorial and research platform at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) that promotes the art of the Caribbean and its diasporas through scholarship, exhibitions, fellowships, public programs, and collection development. Building on PAMM’s longstanding engagement with the region, these initiatives strengthen and enrich the museum’s collection, while fostering knowledge production, exchanges, and collaborations with diverse communities and organizations in Miami and abroad. The CCI aims to transform the approach toward the appreciation and understanding of Caribbean art across linguistic regions.
The CCI was established with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, cementing PAMM’s position as a hub for progressive discussions around the Caribbean, and drawing on old and new initiatives that PAMM has been developing for over 10 years. Most recently, PAMM presented The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Caribbean Contemporary Art—the first exhibition linked to the CCI—in 2019. PAMM exhibitions and publications about art of the region include: On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection (2018); Ebony Patterson … while the dew is still on the roses … (2018); John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night (2017); Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors (2016); Firelei Báez: Bloodlines (2015); and Amelia Peláez: The Craft of Modernity (2013), among many others.