Your Quick Guide to Art Week Miami 2019
Museums, private collections, non-profit arts organizations, galleries, and artist studios open their doors during Art Week to present special installations, exhibitions, workshops, talks, and creative programming. Art Basel and Design Miami may get all the publicity, but countless satellite art fairs, parties, and more blanket the city from December 2 - 8, 2019. Here’s a quick guide to get you started during Art Week Miami 2019.
Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami
The world’s premier art show returns to the Miami Beach Convention Center for four days of public viewing. Over 200 galleries from around the world showcase paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works from over 4,000 art masters and emerging stars at Art Basel. Adjacent to the Convention Center and only a short walk from Art Basel, Design Miami showcases museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting, and objets d’art from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.
Miami Beach Art Fairs
Aqua Art Miami celebrates its 15th anniversary by featuring 60 international exhibitors showcasing fresh new works, while Art Now Fair presents works from 12 galleries in their elegant boutique exhibition space next to the Miami Beach Convention Center. Presented by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, INK Miami Art Fair introduces distinctive art galleries offering a wide range of modern and contemporary works on paper including new and noteworthy editions. Hop on the free Art Fair Shuttle at the Miami Beach Convention Center to visit Scope Art Fair, Superfine!, and UNTITLED, ART Fair happening on Ocean Drive between 9th and 10th Streets. Shuttle service runs Thursday, December 5, to Saturday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit PULSE Miami Beach at Indian Beach Park for some “calm in the palms” as cocktails, hammocks, and galleries from around the world merge to form one of the hippest art fairs in Miami Beach.
Miami Art Fairs
Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Fridge Art Fair, Miami River Art Fair, NADA Miami, and PRIZM all take place in and around Downtown. With over 30 emerging and established international artists from Africa, the African diaspora, and emerging markets, PRIZM presents varied Diasporic perspectives, conversations, and installations that continue to make this art fair one of the most unique during Art Week. Visit Miami’s colorful Wynwood neighborhood for Pinta Miami (Latin American contemporary art), Red Dot Miami, and SPECTRUM Miami art fairs. Lastly, don’t miss Art Beat Miami at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. Discover multidisciplinary works of art by emerging and internationally recognized artists at the Caribbean Marketplace while indulging in Caribbean food, fashion, live music, and more special events.
More Can’t-Miss Art Fair Special Exhibitions
This year, museums across the city will display works to complement the myriad of events surrounding Miami Art Week. Check out Miami New Times’ list of anticipated special exhibitions happening in conjunction with Art Basel here, including Lara Favaretto’s retrospective Blind Spot at The Bass and José Carlos Martinat’s grand light sculpture American Echo Chamber at Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Sagamore Hotel presents its latest exhibition, I’m Not a Trophy by Arno Elias, to ring in Art Week 2019. Partnering with Global Artistic and Humanitarian Project to raise awareness for the animal cause, Miami’s original ‘Art Hotel’ unveils the innovative exhibition entirely dedicated to endangered species and indigenous cultures that is centered on the work of the esteemed French artist and wildlife photographer. I’m Not a Trophy opens December 4, 2019 at Sagamore and will remain on view through February 2020. Sagamore will host a VIP Opening Reception at 9 p.m. on December 4, 2019 at 9 p.m. following the vernissage at the Miami Convention Center. Entry is free and open to the public.
See Art in the Making
Internationally renowned artist, Sonny, is well-known for his majestic and intricate large-scale wildlife murals. His unique style of art blends realism with abstract coloring which has quickly gained notoriety within the street art world. His passion for using his creative voice to raise awareness for important societal and environmental issues has increased his reputation as being an engaged artist, driven by a desire to make an impact. Come see him transform one of #TheSagamoreWalls during Art Week!
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