Miami Beach Dates:
2014, December 4–7
2015, December 3–6
2016, December 1–4
North America’s foremost international modern and contemporary art fair has called Miami Beach home for more than a decade, showcasing over 200 galleries from 31 countries inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Through the years, Miami’s own local galleries have made their way into the venerated exhibition space, including Fredric Snitzer Gallery and Spinello Projects, further cementing Miami as a world cultural capital. Widely considered the most important and exciting time of year in Miami, Art Basel Miami Beach brings a certain electricity to the air in early December.
The fair attracts a sophisticated international crowd of gallerists, artists, collectors, and “glitterati” to the sands of South Beach, and beyond. The fair at the convention center is undeniably the main event. However, it’s spawned a slew of satellite fairs, stretching from Midtown to Downtown, as well as its sister fair Design Miami, which explores the global world of design culture and commerce.
For a full list of satellite fairs, check out: The Ultimate Guide to Miami Art Week During Art Basel.
At Art Basel Miami Beach 500,000 square-feet of exhibition space is divided into multiple sectors. These sectors allow visitors to navigate the fair and experience the many dimensions of modern and contemporary art. One of the most engaging sectors is Public. Set at Collins Park in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art since 2011, outdoor sculptures, site specific installations, and performance art can be found free to the public. The Film sector also presents work in an outdoor venue (in addition to at the convention center) at the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center’s SoundScape Park, which features a 7,000 square-foot projection wall to showcase video art
While it’s easy to purchase tickets onsite any day of the fair, you can save time waiting in line by purchasing online ahead of time. Adult tickets are $42 for a single day and a range of ticketing options exist.
For more information visit Art Basel Miami Beach and click on “tickets.”