The Scholl Collection
In anticipation and celebration of Miami Art Museum’s December reopening as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Debra and Dennis Scholl, longtime collectors and supporters of the arts in Miami, have donated nearly 300 works of art to the Museum’s permanent collection. The works range in medium and are by artists of international, national and regional significance including Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Ólafur Elíasson, Liam Gillick, and Catherine Opie, among others. The Scholl’s gift comes as the Museum prepares to move to its new and expanded facility designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. Opening as Pérez Art Museum Miami in recognition of a major donation of cash and art from Jorge M. Pérez, the new building will feature vastly expanded exhibition space to present its growing collections, in addition to special exhibitions. Spanning the period from 1960 to the present, with an emphasis on works created since 1990, the Scholl's collection gift is particularly strong in the areas of large-scale installation, video art, photography and works by Miami-based artists. The collection supports the Museum's desire to present art from around the world that reflects the specific cultural diversity the community, while nurturing experimental and local artists. Among the highlights are:
1. Simon Starling, Inverted Theme, USA (A House of a Song Bird), 2002. Wood, iron, tree trunks, and birds. 133 x 122 x 140 inches. Collection of Miami Art Museum, gift of Dennis and Debra Scholl. © Simon Starling. ● 2. Aernout Mik, Training Ground, 2006. 2 channel video installation. Courtesy: carlier | gebauer. Collection of Miami Art Museum, gift of Dennis and Debra Scholl. Image credit: Florian Braun. ● 3. Liam Gillick, Revised Negotiation Screen, 2001. Plexi glass and aluminum. 82 x 60 x 12 inches. Collection of Miami Art Museum, gift of Dennis and Debra Scholl. ©Liam Gillick. ● 4. Mariko Mori, Miko no Inori, 1996. Video. Running time: 29 minutes and 23 seconds. Collection of Miami Art Museum, gift of Dennis and Debra Scholl. © Mariko Mori. ● 5. Carolee Schneeman, Eyebody #24, Eyebody #5, 1963. Silver gelatin print. 14 x 10-3/4 inches. Collection of Miami Art Museum, gift of Dennis and Debra Scholl. © Carolee Schneeman.