Miami Art Museum Appoints Arlene Chaplin and Sylvia Pope to Board of Trustees

Miami Art Museum (MAM), reopening as Pérez Art Museum Miami in December 2013, has named Arlene Chaplin and Sylvia T. Pope to its board of trustees. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, the new Pérez Art Museum Miami will feature a variety of indoor and outdoor program spaces, a waterfront restaurant, and an education complex.

Chaplin graduated cum laude from the University of Miami in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing. She worked for Tinsley Advertising Agency in public relations as an account executive, and later became marketing director for Florida East Coast Properties. Her philanthropic activities include co-chairing luncheons for the Women’s Cancer League and Project Newborn. She is also on the Board of New York University Tisch School of the Arts and is actively involved in the Miami City Ballet and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 1999 she was honored as one of the “Ten Best Dressed Women” in Miami by the American Cancer Society and was honored at the Lehrman Day School Scholarship Ball. The following year, Chaplin joined the Honeyshine Mentor program. Since 2003, Chaplin has been a Founder at Mount Sinai Hospital. In 2009 Chaplin received the Legacy Builder Award by the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship program. She is an active member of both Temple Emanuel and Temple Beth Shalom. In 2011, Chaplin partnered with Lee Schrager and Dawn Feinberg and created the successful YogArt Event.

Pope received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Stephens College in Columbia, MO, as well as Boston Conservatory of Dance. Before moving to Key Biscayne in 2005, She is a member of the board of trustees for Prometheus Dance Cambridge, MA and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA, is a patron for the Fall for Dance Festival at New York’s City Center, and is a Trustee Emerita of Boston Ballet and School. She has also previously resided in Panama where she was a founding member of Conservatorio de Danza and CONDA – Compania de Danza, and founder and president of Fundacion de Artes Escenicas. While living in Panama she produced and toured modern dance companies throughout Latin American under the auspices of the US State Department.