Miami Art Week Guide
The Scoop On Miami's Art Week Despite COVID-19! Get Your Masks Ready and Check Out What's Going On Around Town.
Wednesday - Sunday
The 7th annual Art Beat Miami is five days of art, culture, food, fashion, and music experience inspired by Haiti and the Caribbean during Art Basel/Miami Art Week. This year, Art Beat Miami will take place virtually from December 2nd to December 6th. In its seventh year, South Floridians and the world will see art from 40 emerging and renowned artists from the Caribbean and around the world. Attendees will feel the beat of Haitian music at the Art Beat Miami online Preview Party featuring KAI headlined by Richard Cave opening the Art Fair on Wednesday, December 2nd. See full schedule here.
These two art fairs will take place exclusively on Artsy. From December 2nd through the 20th, explore booths, experience our online event, and buy work directly from our roster of 150+ premier galleries on the largest and leading global online marketplace for fine art.
Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.
Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 5pm
Exhibitions include The Willfulness of Objects, a selection of newly acquired works from The Bass’ collection, Open Storage: Selections from the Collection and Works on Loan and Art Outside.
Wednesday - Saturday
Three works presented at OVR: Miami Beach will be presented for a public vote. The work with the most votes will be purchased by the City of Miami Beach and inducted into the city’s Art in Public Places collection on Sunday, December 6. Vote online.
The monumental site-specific installation entitled ‘Dreaming with Lions’ by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea will be located on Miami Beach through Sunday, December 6th.
In partnership with Iris PhotoCollective, HistoryMiami Museum will present Urban Tranquility: Photographs by C.W. Griffin. The exhibition, featuring the work of C.W. Griffin and curated by Carl Juste, is the exploration of a one-block area of downtown Miami surrounding Government Center, an area that provides both graphic and visual movement and a sense of serenity in the busy urban core. More information here.
The museum will be open through Sunday, December 6th with extended hours, enhanced cleaning procedures prioritizing the health and safety of visitors and staff, timed tickets, and a limited number of walk-in opportunities available each day. Join ICA Miami and Art Basel December 4th at 2 pm for a special conversation between artist Lyle Ashton Harris and Gean Moreno on the cultural impact of the “Ektachrome Archive,” a body of documentary images that Harris produced in the late-1980s and early-1990s, on view now at ICA Miami. RSVP here.
Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm
Be sure to stop by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to experience this magical oasis, along with live musical performances, sound and media installations and an open-air artisan market.
Thursday at 7:00 pm
Join MBUS for a virtual viewing of Jennifer Printz newest work that was created during the pandemic. In this installation, she has intersected drawing, photography, and textiles to create poetic skyscapes that capture mankind’s fascination with the sky.
Friday - Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
Featured exhibitions include Women’s Right to Vote, Featured Local Artist: Urban Sketchers and permanent exhibitions of Art Deco, Mediterranean and Miami Modern historic design styles.
Thursday - Sunday, 6:30 pm
Miami New Drama presents 7 Deadly Sins, an outdoor, socially distanced and sinfully-safe theatrical experience, presented across seven storefronts along Miami Beach’s historic Lincoln Road. More event details here.
Free admission through Sunday
The Body Electric, a major multidisciplinary exhibition that examines humans’ ever-changing relationship with technology and the inescapable interface between our bodies and screens.
Beginning with a pioneering generation of artists active in the 1960s, The Body Electric features remarkably varied works from 59 artists and collectives who use the screen as a place to rethink the body and identity, especially as they relate to questions of gender, sexuality, class, and race.
Daily, 8 pm - 10 pm
New World Symphony’s violinists, cellists and violists perform for crowds while riding up and down the pedestrian mall on a golf cart.
Daily, 12 pm - 9 pm, Self-Guided Tours
The City of Miami Beach presents the launch of No Vacancy, a juried contemporary public art competition that celebrates ten artists in ten of Miami Beach’s famed hotels. “Miami Beach is known internationally as a destination to experience contemporary public art. No Vacancy pushes the boundaries of traditional gallery spaces and invites our residents and visitors to encounter art in our unique hotel properties in a safe setting. As the city revives, this is an opportune moment to celebrate that Miami Beach’s creative community extends to our hospitality community,” said City of Miami Beach Mayor, Dan Gelber.
Earth Speakr invites residents ofSouth Florida and all over the world to listen to what the next generation has to say about the future of our planet. The artwork promotes cross-generational dialogue at a critical time for Miami Beach in light of rising sea levels.
Exhibitions include Idioms and Taxonomies by Oolite artists- in-residence and Materialize, an art shop highlighting small works by South Florida based visual artists.
The art fair dedicated to exhibiting international artists from the African Diaspora returns with its eighth edition, taking place through December 21st. PRIZM Art Fair 2020 will be available for online viewing through the PRIZM website and Artsy.net.
The AFFM Experience - Start the night off with cocktails and fine art and enjoy the rest of the evening with a seated four course concept dinner under the stars curated by Celebrity Chefs, Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, along star mixologists and a runway show followed with musicians creating the perfect ambiance. Click here for tickets.
The Art hotel presents “Everyone Has a Story to Tell” and “The Gaze” - two exciting art exhibits in the public areas.
19th Annual Sagamore Brunch - This exclusive brunch gathering the elite of the art world is where visual art meets music, dance and fashion. This year is dedicated to Miami Artists and will include three curated exhibits. Click here for tickets.
Wednesday - Sunday
Immersive Miami Beach Part 2 welcomes 34 exhibitors from around the world featuring The New Contemporary, a genre that stands as a critical contribution to both global politics and local community engagement.
Monday - Thursday, 7 pm - 10 pm
Bill Fontana’s Sonic Dreamscape, a sound and video installation commissioned by City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places.
2300 Collins Avenue - Nicole Salcedo's Wandering Waves presented by The Bass
6700 Collins Avenue - Transformation and Futility: a queer deconstruction of space by Geovanna Gonzalez presented by Oolite Arts
Thursday - Sunday, 10 am - 6 pm
Exhibiting four new exhibitions, including The New Deal: Art Relief, Art for Justice, You, Me, We, Us: Solidarity in AIDS Graphic Design and Color and Form: American Depression Glass. Admission is free with online ticketed entry.
COVID19 can't stop street artists & graffiti heads from painting! The Wynwood Mural fest team will be on-site in Miami to capture + live stream all the action along side a packed cultural program of virtual and hybrid events.