Third Annual Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon 5/7/10


Shutts & Bowen, LLP to Receive First Special Recognition Award
2010 Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon
Friday, May 7, 2010, Four Seasons Hotel Miami

Miami’s cultural, business and government leaders will honor the private sector’s impact on South Florida’s cultural vitality at the Miami Art Museum Corporate Luncheon on Friday, May 7, 2010. Northern Trust Corporation, a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide, will receive the 2010 Miami Art Museum Corporate Honors for its major impact and support of South Florida’s cultural institutions. For the first time, a Special Recognition Award will be presented, recognizing Shutts & Bowen LLP for outstanding service to Miami Art Museum (MAM). The luncheon will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131, from 11:30am until 2pm. All event proceeds support Miami Art Museum’s education and public programs. Miami Art Museum is Miami-Dade County’s largest provider of arts education, outside the Miami-Dade County Public School System.

“Without corporate support, Miami would not have the thriving cultural community we are so fortunate to enjoy today,” said Aaron Podhurst, chairman of MAM’s board of trustees. “This luncheon is an opportunity to recognize and thank these corporate partners, whose contributions enable Miami’s cultural institutions to provide vital public programming, enriching the lives of the entire community.”

Ambassador Paul L. Cejas, MAM trustee and CEO of PLC Investments, will serve as honorary chairman, and MAM Trustee Rafael Miyar and Pedro A. Fernandez, principal of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, will serve as luncheon chairmen. The keynote speaker will be John Wetenhall, Ph.D., M.B.A, a nationally-known museum management expert and current MAM interim director. Wetenhall’s address, titled “Museums for the Future – Now,” will discuss how museums are handling the current financial crisis and will look ahead to how Miami may be positioned to lead the next generation of cultural institutions. Wetenhall belongs to the Association of Art Museum Directors and serves on the boards of the American Association of Museums and the U.S. National Committee of the International Council of Museums.

Since its founding in 1889, Northern Trust has fostered a culture of commitment to the communities it serves worldwide. Based in Chicago, Northern has a growing network of 84 offices in 18 U.S. states and has international offices in 15 locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. Northern Trust focuses on three core areas: health, education, arts and culture. In South Florida, Northern Trust has provided major sponsorship support for the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Inc., Cleveland Orchestra, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida Grand Opera, Funding Arts Network, GroveHouse Artists, Miami City Ballet, Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, New World School of the Arts, New World Symphony, Partners for Artisans, Vizcaya and the Wolfsonian. Since 1997 Northern Trust has contributed significantly to the Annual Education Fund at Miami Art Museum.

Shutts & Bowen LLP is a 200-lawyer, full-service Florida-based law firm that was founded in 1910 by Col. Frank B. Shutts, who also founded The Miami Herald. The Firm represents multinational and domestic corporations, financial institutions, local and state governments and municipalities, and smaller enterprises of every nature. The Firm celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Its history of leadership in the development of Miami and community involvement is mirrored in its 25-year relationship with Miami Art Museum and its predecessor Center for the Fine Arts. The Firm spearheaded and co-sponsored the 1985 exhibition Picasso in Miami and later a Rodin Bronzes exhibition, as well as several other exhibitions and annual event underwritings. Its attorneys have provided invaluable and extensive pro bono legal advice and trustee leadership to the museum since 1988.

Luncheon sponsorships are available, ranging from $5,000-10,000 for a table of ten. Individual tickets range from $150 for a single ticket to $2,500 for six tickets. For additional information, or to reserve seats, please contact MAM’s Assistant Director for Major Gifts, Brooke Minto, at (305) 375-1791 or by email at

Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum, located at 101 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130, serves one of the most diverse and fast-growing regions of the country, where a confluence of North and Latin American cultures adds vibrancy and texture to the civic landscape. Miami Art Museum embraces its role as a cultural anchor and touchstone in a city that welcomes countless ethnic and age groups, lifestyles and ideas. Miami Art Museum’s far-ranging vision is expressed in the breadth and depth of its exhibition program, and its ambitious education and public programs. The Museum continues to build its collection of holdings from the 20th century through the present, as it embarks on a major new building and expansion project. The new Miami Art Museum, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, will open in downtown Miami’s Museum Park in 2013. Miami Art Museum is located at 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday through Sunday, Noon – 5pm; Closed Mondays. Admission is free for MAM members, children under 12 and students (with valid ID); adults $8; seniors $4; Second Saturdays are Free for Families. Parking is $5 (with museum validation) at 50 NW 2nd Ave. Metro: Government Center Station.