MIAMI (AP) — The new Miami Art Museum has received a gift of nearly 300 works of art for its permanent collection from two longtime collectors in the city.
Debra and Dennis Scholl have donated works of large-scale installation, video, photography and experimental art by artists of regional, national and international importance. The artists include Vito Acconci, Liam Gillick and Catherine Opie, among others.
The Miami Art Museum will reopen as the Perez Art Museum Miami in December at a new and expanded facility.
Museum director Thom Collins says the Scholls' gift ensures experimental work will be represented.
Dennis Scholls is vice president of arts for the Knight Foundation. He and his wife have been supporters of the Miami arts community for more than 35 years.