The most epic art event of the year is just around the corner: Art Basel Miami Beach. With thousands of galleries, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts descending upon South Beach for one week, it’s basically like an art world New Year’s Eve every night. If you’re headed to sunny Florida for the festivities (or just want to live vicariously) we’ve rounded up the best events during the week. Remember to pace yourself: it all kicks off Monday, December 1st and runs through Sunday, December 7th, so no need to go ham on the first night.
Monday, December 1:
- World-renowned fashion photographers and artistic duo Hunter & Gatti will premiere their latest series of works, “I Will Make You A Star,” at Katsuya South Beach for Art Basel and will be on display all month long. Dine with us for lunch or dinner.
- Grey Goose commissioned artist Kehinde Wiley created a series of custom portraits honoring today’s “modern kings’ featuring Spike Lee, Swizz Beatz and Carmelo Anthony. The portraits will be featured at a public exhibit at The Redbury Miami Beach from Dec 1-3, where Miami art fair-goers can also view and bid on the works.
Tuesday, December 2:
- 5 pm: ICA Miami VIP Opening Celebration. Invite only.
- 9:30 pm: Nadja Kirchhofer at Restaurant Michael Schwartz at The Raleigh Miami Beach. Invite only.
Wednesday, December 3:
- 3 pm: Panel discussion for OutKast’s André 3000 exhibition with SCAD President Paula Wallace, André 3000 Benjamin, and Greg Brunkalla at Mana Miami. Free and open to the public.
- 7 pm (nightly until Saturday): Solange Knowles curated live music performances at Select Art Fair. Free and open to the public with admission.
- 9 pm Tommy Hilfiger and Jeffrey Deitch host Art Basel Miami Beach Opening Night at The Raleigh Miami Beach, featuring a special performance by Miley Cyrus. Invite only.
Thursday, December 4:
- 7 pm: Celebrated artist Daniel Arsham’s site-specific installation Welcome to the Future opens at Locust Projects. Open to the public.
- 7 pm: FKA Twigs & Clams Casino performing at YoungArts. Tickets available HERE.
Friday, December 5:
- 12 pm: Mateo & Co Luncheon and Reception at The Bazaar by José Andrés. Invite Only.
- 5:30 pm: Hunter and Gatti VIP Cocktail Reception at SLS South Beach Pool. Invite Only.
Saturday, December 6: