Your Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach
Art Basel is returning this December for another installment of its American show in Miami Beach. The sprawling event is one of the most major, internationally recognized gatherings of its kind. It will feature three days of gallery showings, special events, parties, and more.
If you’re visiting Miami Beach in early December, learn more about Art Basel and how it might affect your plans. Art Basel draws quite a crowd, so you’ll want to get your plans in order as soon as possible.
Booking Ahead of Time
Located on Collins Avenue, a stone’s throw from the festivities, the Blue Moon Hotel is one of the best boutique Miami Beach hotels you can stay in for Art Basel. Get a head start on your planning to save on your stay with this Advance Purchase special. Save up to 25 percent off stays booked 30 days or more in advance. You can also save up to 20 percent off bookings 14 days out, and up to 15 percent off bookings made one week in advance.
Around the corner on Ocean Drive, the Winter Haven Hotel also rewards travelers who plan ahead. Not only can this Advance Purchase special save you up to 15 percent off the hotel’s best rates, but it also includes complimentary WiFi and a daily beach chair rental for two.
When & Where
Once your accommodations are set, then it’s time to start planning your visit to Art Basel. The public days of the show will run from Thursday, December 1st through Saturday, December 3rd. And this sprawling arts event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center once again.
Miami Beach Convention Center. 1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach, FL
Well-known and esteemed galleries from five continents will show work at this year’s Art Basel. The show's lineup features art from masters of both modern and contemporary disciplines. It also features a variety of up-and-coming creatives who are making names for themselves today. Some of the more recognizable and highly anticipated galleries attending this year’s Miami Beach fair include Altman Siegel, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Paula Cooper Gallery, and Karma International.
Positions are up-and-coming galleries showing at this year’s Art Basel fair in Miami Beach. Highlights among these exhibitors include Leslie Martinez of And Now, Carlos Herrera and Florencia Rodriguez Giles of Ruth Benzacar Galeria de Arte, and Ishi Glinsky of the Chris Sharp Gallery.
Survey features a selection of participating galleries that are being highlighted for showcasing art that has some historical relevance. For travelers who are interested in the culturally and historically rich cities of Miami Beach and Miami, diving into this area of Art Basel’s programming will be incredibly fulfilling. Some of the most anticipated Survey participants and exhibitors include Lois Dodd from the Alexandre Gallery, Milford Graves of the Fridman Gallery, and Agustin Cardenas from Galerie Mitterand.
Meridians are mindblowing, larger-than-life installations. They are able to “push the boundaries of the traditional art fair layout,” as described on the Art Basel website. This season’s meridians will be curated by Magali Arriola with more details of the plans to be announced.
To keep up with all of the Art Basel exhibition openings, talks, and cultural events, follow this events page. This calendar features running events that last outside of the Art Basel fair public days. Events include openings at the Rubell Museum, Coffee at The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, and exhibition viewings at the de la Cruz Collection.
Before the public days of Art Basel Miami Beach this year, you can also catch Conversations Art Basel for free. Conversations Art Basel features thought-provoking talks with members of the international art world. These talks will be curated by Art Basel’s Conversations Curator, Emily Butler, and the Guest Curator of the Whitechapel Gallery in London.
Miami Beach travelers should also check out Eventbrite which features a wide range of events happening around the fair. Here you can find private yacht club parties, private networking events, DJ-driven pool parties, and special brunches.
Book Your Art Basel Getaway Today
Remember that Art Basel draws a lot of visitors. Book a room today to ensure you have somewhere comfortable to stay. And don’t forget, the sooner you book, the better deals you can get. Save with an Advance Purchase offer from Blue Moon Hotel or from the Winter Haven Hotel South Beach.