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MOCA Check In: Patricia Hanna

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Name and title/occupation
Patricia Hanna, Art Director for the Related Group. I manage all things art ‘related’ (pun intended) such as the corporate collection for Related Group, The Jorge M. Pérez Collection and our new art space, El Espacio 23 in Allapattah.

What are you reading/watching/listening to?
I am reading Ninth Street Women very slowly because I alternate it with another book from my monthly book club…we just finished When We Believed in Mermaids and we just started The Giver of Stars. I am watching a little bit of everything. I enjoyed the third season of Ozark and just a couple of days ago saw the most bizarre documentary called Operation Odessa about events that happened here in Miami!

How has your work changed now that you are doing it from home?
I have to say that I do not miss the daily commute into downtown Miami and I am enjoying the view of my lovely garden from my home office. My work load remains constant. We are working on projects, organizing the next exhibition at El Espacio 23 and we have been EXTREMELY active in acquiring art! We are fortunate to be able to continue supporting galleries and artists from around the world during this difficult time.

Being at home has also given me more time to connect (even if virtually) to the Miami arts community. I could rarely make it to the Sunday Progressive Brunch organized by galleries around town and I really enjoyed popping into this last one online. I have also joined some local artists’ studio visits LIVE on IG via Fountainhead (@Fountainheadresidency) and have really enjoyed getting to know some artists around town.

Have you taken up any new activities?
Spending quality time with my family. We have two daughters, 13 and 10 years old who both play volleyball so when I was not at the office, I was shuttling children around town and going to games and tournaments on the weekends. This has forced us all to slow down, something we have not done in years. It has also allowed me to work on the house and our garden.

What are you looking forward to doing once we are no longer sequestered?
Hugging my elderly parents, getting together with family and friends and going to the beach!

Do you have a MOCA memory that you want to share?
It is incredible how our perception of time has shifted. It seems like a lifetime ago, but I was just there in February enjoying the Cecilia Vicuña exhibition!