What is Art Basel?
For those of you who are new to it (as we are), you don’t want to miss Art Basel Miami Beach. We mean it! Art Basel is an international art fair with three shows staged annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. The Miami Beach show will host participating galleries and feature modern and contemporary works by both established and new artists. In addition, the city of Miami will organize parallel programs during exhibition days.
You don’t need to be a curator or collector to make it in, the show is open to the public. Just last year, the 2015 Art Basel Miami Beach hosted 267 leading international galleries from 32 countries and attracted 77,000 visitors. Art, fashion, and chic luxury are the week’s keywords. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and films of the highest quality will exhibit. And, with over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space−Art Basel Miami Beach is the largest and most important art show in the United States. However, the five-day week event is more than just a show. Exhibition days will cater to locals and visitors with non-stop luxury. Nightclubs will be hosting celebrity-packed parties, while “pop-up” clubs light-up the city from South Beach to Wynwood.
How To See Art Basel Miami Beach
Heck, who needs an excuse to visit Florida? Towering palms swaying in the breeze, golden sunsets on the beach and a wealth of extravagant attractions for all. Try our Suiteness Guide to Miami for tips on where to go and what to see when you’re not at the shows. We told you once and we’ll say it again, don’t miss out on Art Basel. We won’t either. For more information on show days and tickets try here. To book your stay well, you know where to go.
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