The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach is best known for its Art Deco exterior and floor-to-ceiling art. Located at 1671 Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach, the hotel was originally coined “The Art Hotel.” Historically, the Sagamore has been a classic destination for both locals and tourists alike since the Art Deco District was created in the 1940s. The hotel’s reputation now celebrates over 15 years as Miami’s “hot-spot” for artists, collectors and exhibitors from around the world. This year is no exception. The Sagamore will continue to honor decades of tradition, while also re-introducing the hotel and its ongoing series #SagamoreisArt during Art Week 2016. After thoughtful planning and a collaborative vision, the hotels’ new ownership has sought out top sponsors, designers, artists and influencers to create a dynamic, one-of-a-kind experience, including a strategic partnership with Perez Art Museum Miami.
Under the hotel’s new leadership, the Sagamore is dedicated to continuing the artistic legacy at the iconic locale. To accomplish this goal, the Sagamore is offering the hotel as an art platform and venue to the evergrowing cultural community in Miami, with rotating exhibits for the public to experience, enjoy and trade. Co-owner, Ben Josef, has a great appreciation for the arts, and his daughter, Ronit Neuman, has asssumed the lead in taking the art program to the next level, along with the hotels’ art advisor, Sebastien Laboureau.
During Art Week Miami 2016, the Sagamore will play host to several events and exhibits, in addition to its very own art takeover themed Femme Fatale, with works by worldacclaimed and emerging artists showing various representations of women through media, paintings, photography and sculptures. Curated by fashion historian Catherine Ormen, hotel partner, Ronit Neuman and Sagamore’s art advisor, Sebastien Laboureau, the thought behind Femme Fatale is to not only pay tribute to the women seen on the covers of magazines, but also working women, mothers, and wives, all whose beauty resonates throughout our everyday lives.
To kick-off Art Week, beginning Tuesday, November 29 through Tuesday, December 6, Lingerie Francaise, the Association for the Promotion of Corsetry Industries, presents the Lingerie Francasie Exhibition. The 100 year retrospective of French lingerie will be displayed throughout the hotel, featuring influential and iconic pieces, each item illustrating significant developments in fashion, technological innovation, legendary craftsmanship, the morphing silhouette, and ever-evolving ideals of feminine propriety. The private archived collections by 11 renowned French manufacturers include Aubade Barbara, Chantelle, Empreinte, Implicite, Lise Charmel, Lou, Louisa Bracq, Maison Lejaby, Passionata and Simone Perele.
Throughout the hotels’ public spaces, additional art can be seen by renowned artists, some of which has never been shown in the U.S. or has been commissioned by the hotel to display exclusively. These artists include, but are not limited to, Gilles Berquet, Lita Cabellut, Yigal Ozeri, Desire Obtain Cherish, Vincent Corpet, Annie Goetzinger, Margot Van Huijkelom, Frédéric Léglise, Sabine Pigalle, and Russell Young. During this time, the Sagamore will open its doors to the public, welcoming guests to peruse the art at their leisure, between 9AM and 9PM. Visitors can also arrange a private tour, available daily at 7PM, with the hotels art curator, by appointment only. Select pieces will also be available to purchase. Sagamore hosted events that are happening during Art Week also include artist book signings and fashion events. As a bonus, the Sagamore Art Week guest will get to keep the Sagamore Femme Fatal VIP card, which provides additional perks and discounts starting January 1st, 2017 through November 1st, 2017.
But the creativity and the art at the Sagamore goes beyond Art Week, embracing guests from the moment they check-in, from the famous statues at the entrance, to works by street artists on the building exterior in the garden. These works include iconic street artists like Jane Stark and ABSTK. The Art journey continues as guests stroll down the 6 story famous painted stairs, referred to as the "Stairwell Art project. " Throughout the year, the hotel’s #SagamoreisArt is the most ambitious cultural program, with ongoing recurring exhibits and events, encompassing visual arts, music, fashion and dance. Sagamore also opens its doors to the Miami community for a weekly Art of Happy Hour and guided art tour, with host Sébastien Laboureau, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 6pm – 9pm.
To discover more about the artistic treasures of the Sagamore, please visit www.sagamorehotel.com.