Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) holds one of the most significant collections of contemporary Caribbean art in an American museum, especially its Cuban holdings. Its evolving Caribbean art collection represents PAMM’s commitment to reflecting the artistic and cultural richness and diversity of the Caribbean and its diaspora from the modern period to the present moment. These artworks span almost a century of creative expression in various media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, textiles, video, photography, artists’ books, and mixed media art.
The CCI develops research and scholarship on the museum’s current holdings and promotes the growth of its Caribbean art collection. With works from artists from the diaspora, insular, and continental Caribbean, the museum’s collection nurtures a cross-cultural approach to Caribbean art and acknowledges both its diversity and its specificities. Promoting the visibility of Caribbean art and culture in Miami, the CCI aims to expand the research and collection holdings of areas still not represented in PAMM’s collection.