It’s that time – The 16th edition of Art Basel/Miami Beach. With so much going on, it’s hard to keep up with what to do and where to go. I put together a list of the top spots you definitely need to make time for (not including the wild after parties.)
(2100 Collins Avenue, South Beach)
The museum was founded in 1964 after donations from the John and Johanna Bass collection to the City of Miami Beach. With their recent $12 million renovation, the museum re-opened in October with four more galleries and an updated cafe. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program.
(61 NE 41st Street)
Opening December 1st, in the Design District, the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami is ready to make their mark on Miami. “Our mandate is to show the most innovative work being made today,” said ICA director Ellen Salpeter. It’s also fully open to the public and free of charge to visit at all times. Learn more about the museum via Miami Herald here.
The ritzy design district will feature new restaurants and great places to shop – but will also feature public art projects and sculptures and will be collaborating with the above Institute of Contemporary Art.
(1400 North Miami Avenue, Miami)
Over 100 exhibitors from 16 countries will be on-hand from December 7 to 10. Recently moved from Deauville Miami Beach to Ice Palace Studios in Downtown Miami – this one you won’t want to miss.
(1 Herald Plaza)
Located in the former Miami Herald building, both shows will be open to the public from December 6 to 10 featuring over 140 international galleries from established, mid-career and emerging artists.
The Pulse Contemporary Art Fair will be held at Indian Beach and will showcase Phoenix Lindsey-Hall’s “Never Stop Dancing” — a tribute to the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. Founded in 2005, PULSE offers visitors an engaging environment in which to discover and collect the most compelling contemporary art being produced today.
(Meridian Avenue & 19th Street)
Design Miami is the global forum for design. Design Miami is more than a marketplace for design, where the world’s top galleries gather to present museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. Each show balances exclusive commercial opportunities with progressive cultural programming, creating exciting collaborations with designers and design institutions, panels and lectures with luminaries from the worlds of design, architecture, art and fashion, and unique commissions from the world’s top emerging and established designers and architects.