Pérez Art Museum Miami Names New Deputy Directors

Melissa Cowley Wolf, Adrienne Chadwick, and Christina Boomer Vazquez.

Melissa Cowley Wolf, Adrienne Chadwick, and Christina Boomer Vazquez.

Today, the Pérez Art Museum Miami announced that it has hired three new deputy directors to join its executive team: Adrienne Chadwick, deputy director for education; Christina Boomer Vazquez, the deputy director of marketing and public engagement; and Melissa Cowley Wolf, deputy director of development.

“We’re proud to announce the appointment of these new directors,” said Franklin Sirmans, the director of the Pérez, in statement. “With decades of experience in some of the premiere institutions in the community and the nation, they will help the museum serve its public, whether through exhibitions, education or general outreach—all necessary facets of a 21st-century museum.”

Adrienne Chadwick will lead the museum’s robust arts education programming, which is the largest such resource in the county, other than the school system itself. She comes with a deep arts administration background that includes stints at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Miami Children’s Museum, and the Nova Southeastern University Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. She’s also an artist herself, working in mixed media installation, painting, printmaking and photography.

Christina Boomer Vazquez, who will now help lead PAMM’s marketing efforts, comes from a diverse journalism background. She’s worked in Rhode Island, California, Texas, and Arizona, winning several regional journalism awards along the way, as well as the USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. Recently, she created the Emmy-award winning ‘Call Christina,’ an investigative segment on local tv.

Finally, Melissa Cowley Wolf will oversee the museum’s fundraising efforts. Wolf brings 15 years of leadership to the role, having held development positions in at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Parsons, the New School for Design, and the Noguchi Museum. Recently, Wolf served as the executive director in the Office of Institutional Advancement at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the first person to occupy the position.

— Taylor Dafoe (@tddafoe)