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Rashid Johnson leads tour of "Message to Our Folks"
"Message to Our Folks" Playlist
Throughout his work, Rashid Johnson evokes shared memories by referencing icons and figures from American and African-American culture. The exhibition fosters a dialogue by inviting viewers' free associations with familiar figures -- such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, and Public Enemy.
Listen to songs that inspired Johnson's work, including "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," "Love in Outer Space" and "Cosmic Slop."
"Message to Our Folks" inspired playlist
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Museum visitors enjoyed a lunch break tour of Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks on Friday, September 7, the exhibition’s opening day. On Saturday, September 8, people of all ages enjoyed an afternoon of art-making and family-friendly exhibition tours during a special Second Saturdays are Free for Families. View more pictures.
1. Aymee and Peter Zubizarreta • 2. Marcella & Daniel Novela & Madeleine Grynsztejn • 3. Julie Rodrigues-Widholm, Rashid Johnson, Tobias Ostrander & Madeleine Grynsztejn • 4. Carlos Garcia & Randall Bodner • 5. Jennifer Valoppi & Christian Berdouare
1. Thom Collins, Jorge M. Pérez, Rashid Johnson & Tobias Ostrander • 2. Walid & Susie Wahab, Antonia Williams-Gary, Michael Ramsey & Dr. Sandy Howard • 3. Mike Homer, Tara Sokolow and Jack Benmeleh • 4. Thom Collins, Wendy Wischer & Xavier Cortada
1. Rashid Johnson, Leann Standish & Thom Collins • 2. Rashid Johnson, Tim Walker & Brandi Reddick • 3. April Childers, Siebren Versteeg, Michael Jon Radziewicz & Hunter Braithwaite • 4. Monique Meloche and Claire Breukel
On Friday, August 31, 2012, Pérez Art Museum Miami celebrated the achievement of a major milestone in PAMM’s construction schedule with the final pour for the ain structure. More than 200 members of the project team including from Herzog & de Meuron, John Moriarty and Associates of Florida, and subcontractors and specialists enjoyed a barbecue buffet, prize raffle and a tree planting ceremony to commemorate the occasion.
“Being part of such a unique project that is literally redefining our City cannot be described with words. We are all extremely proud of the goals that we have reached to this date, but we are very much looking forward to what is about to come,” said Fernando Vilela, LEED AP, John Moriarty and Associates of Florida. The construction team remains focused on a successful turnover of the project to the City of Miami in 2013. Read more about the new Pérez Art Museum Miami.