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Perez Art Museum Seeks Sharp Boost In County Funding

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In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 photo, is the Perez Art Museum Miami, in Miami. The museum was designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect firm Herzog & de Meuron who took pains to design both an airy and hurricane resistant building with a wide wraparound deck. Massive columns with shrubbery hang like an enchanted forest. The museum, called the PAMM by locals, opened in December and is becoming a must-see destination for tourists and locals alike with its eclectic and provocative collectio | ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Pérez Art Museum Miami wants a $2.5 million boost in government support, with taxpayers set to cover a third of the museum’s budget next year.

Housed in a new $130 million waterfront headquarters built largely with government money, PAMM’s celebrated debut late last year also tripled the non-profit’s annual operating expenses, to $14 million from $5 million.

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