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Missing Art Basel This Year? Here's What to Do in Miami Instead

November 30th, 2020 Art & Culture
Missing Art Basel This Year? Here's What to Do in Miami Instead

While we are over the moon that Art Basel has announced 'OVR: Miami Beach' as a new iteration of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms, 2020 won’t be the same without the international art fair taking over South Beach. That being said, there are still quite a few artsy endeavors happening around town. Missing Art Basel? Here’s what to do in Miami instead.

The (Virtual) Bass

Learning in an engaging way from home has never been easier than with The Bass’ fun and interactive (did we mention free?) art-filled educational resources. When you’re in need of a creative break, visit The (Virtual) Bass for virtual exhibitions, thought-provoking artist interviews and talks, virtual tours, lesson plans, Art Camp from home, and at-home projects. If you are interested in more helpful resources from the education team, follow @BassCreativityCenter on Instagram.

Museum of Graffiti

The Museum of Graffiti in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood has a full week of programming planned for Miami Art Week. The world’s first museum exclusively dedicated to the evolution of the graffiti art form is hosting a “First Look” of Ahol Sniffs Glue’s Biscayne World exhibition brunch, a book release and signing with Ahol Sniffs Glue, and a private world premier of Why the Spray, a documentary that tells the story of five Miami graffiti artists and why they chose the artform. Be sure to book these in-person events in advance. Save 10% on entry to the Museum of Graffiti when you book your SoBe stay with The Sagamore.

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Art Deco Weekend at Home

Mark your calendar for early 2021. The longest-running free community cultural festival in Miami Beach is going virtual! “The best three days on Ocean Drive” will have dozens of online events, aimed at preserving, promoting, and protecting the city through historic preservation and educational initiatives. Sign up to be notified about Art Deco Weekend 2021 by email and to stay tuned for the much-anticipated show poster.

PAMM Digital Museum

Although Pérez Art Museum Miami’s doors remain closed, you can still experience art and community through PAMM wherever you are. PAMM’s Digital Museum offers virtual tours, art talks, events, and exhibitions where you can explore additional resources like gallery notes, videos, news articles, and more. Want to explore Miami’s leading modern and contemporary art museum further? Check out our post to read more.

Wynwood Walls Virtual Gallery Tour

As the Wynwood Walls remain closed, their virtual gallery tour is open to all. Click on an image to get an in-depth look at a mural in the sprawling outdoor gallery, see art in the making, and get to know the artist. A video gallery and artist profiles are also available.

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Sagamore Art Week 2020

Through a resilient commitment to elevating the positive energy of the Arts and with careful consideration towards keeping everyone safe, The Sagamore Hotel South Beach couldn’t be more excited to announce the continuation of the Art Week tradition. Sagamore Art Week returns December 2 - 7 with exciting special presentations, an immersive fine art exhibit promoting Miami artists, The AFFM (Art, Fashion, Food, and Music) Experience Dinner, and the 19th Annual Iconic Sagamore Brunch. Visit a mini Art Venue with respected galleries in Sagamore’s two-story bungalows and check out “Everyone Has a Story to Tell” as well as “The Gaze” art exhibits in the public areas. Visit Sagamore Art Week for more information and to purchase tickets.

Share a photo of what you get up to during Art Week at #SagamoreIsArt and stay up-to-date with us by following the Sagamore Instagram for artsy inspiration, our latest acquisitions, specials, and Art Week happenings in real time at Sagamore.

Book your South Beach stay with The Sagamore Hotel, an iconic Miami Beach oceanfront destination known for its unique collection of contemporary art, spacious suites, and prime location only steps from the white sands of SoBe.

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