The donation comprises 102 works in a variety of mediums, many of which are by artists with ties to the city, such as Roberto Juarez, Glexis Novoa and Jim Drain. Robins is president and CEO of Dacra, a global real-estate development company, and founder and chairman of the Anaphiel Foundation, which supports arts education. He is also a member of PAMM’s board of trustees.
The Robins-Soffer gift coincides with PAMM’s move into a new building designed by Herzog & de Meuron that, with some 200,000 square feet, is over three times the size of the museum’s former facility. The new space, which will open Dec. 4, is intended to accommodate the institution’s growing collection. The expansion was also largely funded by donations, including $40 million from Miami real-estate magnate Jorge M. Pérez, for whom the institution, formerly the Miami Art Museum, was renamed in 2011.