Come December 5-8, Miami Beach will become the epicenter of contemporary art as Art Basel sets up shop on the Art Deco-clad shores. The four-day art affair brings more than 250 galleries from across the globe to Miami Beach, attracting more than 50,000 art lovers in the process, including A-list celebs and heavyweights in the art-collecting world. From pop-up galleries and swanky soirees to Wynwood-inspired impromptu art demoes; the Magic City comes alive with an artistic verve bordering on hysteria.
But throughout it all, the jewel of South Florida has a ton to permanent arts-centric offerings. Here we list a compendium of Miami fun as you head down for Art Basel.
Chic and historic, The Betsy has earned her stripes as Ocean Drive destination. For Art Basel, the famed hotel has a packed schedule of artistic happenings.
What’s old is new again. Miami’s newest art haven, The PAMM (Pérez Art Museum Miami) is set to open this week in true Art Basel fashion.
Moduar Living as Art
From the mind of famed French architect/designer Charlotte Perriand, Louis Vuitton brought concept to reality with the construction of La Maison au Bord de l’Eau.
Hungry? Here’s a look at some of the culinary hotspots that are spicing up the Magic City.
In The Garden
A tropical oasis set amid, well, a tropical oasis, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden merges natural beauty with artistic ingenuity.
Here’s a round up of some of the places and scenes making Miami a cultural destination.