Miami Art Week brings dozens of international art fairs to the Magic City, blanketing the beach to Downtown from Dec. 4 to Dec. 10 in a full-scale sensory and social overload. The art-world elite and their A-list clients, including film, television, music and fashion industry movers and shakers, all migrate south to discover what’s new and socializing — perusing, buying, schmoozing, eating and drinking around town. The only thing more intense than the parties, the openings and the brand experiences is the traffic, which makes plotting a trajectory essential.
While the experience is often referred to as “Art Basel Miami Beach,” that is only one of the fairs — albeit the largest. Below, The Hollywood Reporter rounds up the best parties, exhibitions, artists, events (most are invite only or require advance tickets) during Miami Art Week. New events are being announced every day, so check back often for updates.
NADA Miami 2023
When: Dec. 5-9
Where: Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Ave.
What: The New Art Dealer Alliance (NADA) presents more than 150 art galleries, exhibits and nonprofit organizations from more than 50 cities, including Paris, Beijing, Brussels, San Juan, Chicago and Memphis. More than 34 first-time exhibitors, as well as more than 85 NADA members, showcase their artwork. This year’s Curated Spotlight highlights assistant curator of the Public Art Fund Jenée-Daria Strand, who showcases a special section of galleries arranged and presented with TD Bank.
Tickets: Visit NADA Miami 2023
When: Dec. 5–10
Where: One Herald Plaza
What: Located in the heart of downtown Miami, Art Miami is the city’s original and longest-running contemporary art fair with works by international modern and contemporary art galleries.
Tickets: One Day pass prices start at $60 plus fees.
CONTEXT Art Miami
When: Dec. 5–10
Where: One Herald Plaza at NE 14th St.
What: Set at the waterfront location of One Herald Plaza, CONTEXT offers a remarkably powerful platform for collectors to discover and acquire fresh and significant works in today’s primary art market. Some of this year’s global art exhibitors include Art Angels, Band of Vices and AC Latin Art, among others.
Tickets One Day pass prices start at $60 plus fees.
SCOPE Art Show
When Dec. 5-10
Where: Miami Beach
What: Discover more than 110 international art galleries and The New Contemporary at the 21st edition of the SCOPE Art Show. From mind-bending sculptures to transcendent digital art installations, the esteemed art fair boasts bright and bold works by acclaimed artists from around the world. Daily programming blends music, wellness and other art-adjacent interests.
Tickets General Admission $60 plus sales tax
Art Basel Miami Beach
When: Dec. 6–7, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (private); Dec. 8–10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (public)
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.
What: Leading galleries from five continents show significant works by masters of modern and contemporary art, as well as emerging stars. Content is organized around a main show floor featuring art galleries exhibiting works by artists ranging from young talents to 20th-century masters; Meridians, a platform for large-scale projects that push the boundaries of the traditional art fair layout, curated by Magalí Arriola; Nova, galleries presenting works created within the last three years by one, two or three artists; Positions, young galleries showcasing ambitious solo presentations by emerging artists; Survey, galleries highlighting artistic practices of historical relevance; and Kabinett, curated selections displayed by galleries in a separate section of their booth, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases and solo presentations.
Tickets Buy here
Aqua Art Miami
When: Dec. 6–10
Where: Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
What: Aqua Art Miami embodies a relaxed yet energetic vibe with intimate exhibition rooms. Young, emerging and mid-career artists come together to present unique accumulations of inspired selections to enthusiastic art aficionados.
Tickets: One Day passes start at $30 plus fees
When: Dec. 6–10
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center, Convention Center Drive and 19th Street adjacent to Art Basel
What: Design Miami describes itself as “a global authority for collectible design,” connecting the most influential creators through their famed fairs and online marketplace. For 2023, the prestigious art fair will feature exhibits by Lebreton, R & Company, PELLE, Mindy Solomon Gallery and ammann//gallery as well as design talks focused on such subjects as Healing Through Design, Natural Instincts and Queer Spaces.
Tickets Design Miami ticket prices vary.
When: Dec. 6–10
Where: Miami Beach at 12th Street and Ocean Drive inside a custom-built, air-conditioned structure
What: Untitled Art is an inclusive platform to empower the “wider art ecosystem.” Programming for Miami Art Week 2023 features new artists’ projects and performances, such as the de la Cruz Collection: “House in Motion: New Perspectives,” by Erick Antonio Benitez, the “Software for People v2” performance, and a series of panels led by a diverse assemblage of art connoisseurs.
Tickets Single Tickets cost $55 plus fees and Multi–Day Tickets cost $90 plus fees
When: Dec. 7–10
Where: The Hangar in Coconut Grove, 3385 Pan American Dr., Coconut Grove
What: More than 50 galleries representing Latin American artists across the globe showcasing Ibero American culture; RADAR, explores solo or duo exhibitions by artists; and Giuliana Vidarte’s NEXT brings together 10 South American galleries arranged in pairs for collaboration and exchange.
Tickets $20-$60 plus fees.
When: Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. pop-up event
Where: O Cinema, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
What: photoMiami highlights international contemporary photography-based art, video and new media. It is the only photo-focused exhibition shown during Miami Art Week.
Tickets: General admission tickets cost $10 plus fees
Tuesday, Dec. 4
The Academy of Contemporary Art Awards Ceremony
When: Dec. 4
Where: The Paris Theatre, 550 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
What: Kicking off Miami Art Week, this landmark occasion marks the formation of the academy, underscoring its commitment to honoring excellence in contemporary art. The Academy of Contemporary Art brings together contributors worldwide who actively participate in the evolution of the industry. The flagship event of the academy is the Art Awards Ceremony, which distinguishes and honors outstanding artistic and technical achievements by professionals within the industry. Award recipients are selected by the academy’s voting members, ensuring a transparent and comprehensive process.
Starting Tuesday, Dec. 5
The Resy Lounge at Untitled Art by American Express and Delta SkyMiles
Cocktail Party with Ayesha Nurdjaja (Dec. 5)
Dinner with Gregory Gourdet (Dec. 6)
Dinner with Virgilio Martinez (Dec. 7)
When: Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Untitled Art, Ocean Drive & 12th St., Miami Beach
What: Resy, in partnership with Delta SkyMiles and American Express, has joined Untitled Art to present a food and beverage lounge experience each day for Untitled ticket holders throughout the week. At night, the beach-front pop-up oasis becomes The Resy Lounge After Hours and eligible Global Dining Access members can purchase tickets to a special three-night dinner series at Untitled Art.
Starting Wednesday, Dec. 6
Casa Dragones “Art-Tender” Series
When: Dec. 6–10
Where: Collector’s Lounge, Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr.
What: Sure, Champagne and wine pair well with fine art, but you haven’t lived until you’ve sipped smooth, ultra-premium tequila crafted by Casa Dragones’ world-class mixologists and bartenders as you celebrate the art world. Specialty cocktails from their “Art-Tenders” — guest bartenders that include a roster of artists — including the “Art-arita,” a special Casa Dragones margarita. Visitors can also preview a new Artist Edition by Petrit Halilaj, a Kosovar contemporary artist. Life may not always be about tequila and art, but it should be.
Sommsation “Liquid Art” Experience
When: Dec. 5–10
Where: SCOPE; 801 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach
What: Sommsation, the wine experience platform and online marketplace, is the official Wine Experience sponsor of SCOPE Art Show 2023. Over the course of the six days, Sommsation highlights Liquid Art, celebrating “Art and Wine” and the craft of winemaking, tasting and buying.
Tickets: Buy here
Starting Thursday, Dec. 7
PLAY by American Express Platinum
When: Dec. 7–9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m; special gallery unveil and cocktail hour with artists (Dec. 7, 4 p.m.)
Where: On the beach of The Miami Beach Edition
What: American Express unveils Play by American Express Platinum in partnership with PlayLab, Inc. and Mattel Creations, an interactive gallery combining art and nostalgia, and bringing together some of today’s most interesting artists to reimagine iconic toys as limited-edition collectibles and art pieces.
Friday, Dec. 8
Snow Beach Frozen Treats
When: Dec. 8, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1111 Lincoln Rd.
What: What happens when internationally acclaimed artist Alex Israel and Michelin-starred chefs José Andrés and Dominique Crenn collaborate? Multi-course dinner menus, followed by Snow Beach Frozen Treats for dessert. After each dinner, an immersive movie-set-like pop-up emerges to serve unusual takes on classic frozen yogurt flavors and toppings. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Alex Israel’s Snow Beach Frozen Treats installation with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mark Ronson at Sunset Social, where you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city if you are a Capital One cardholder.
Tickets: Visit Capital One Dining for details on multi-course meal tickets.
Saturday, Dec. 9
Marriott Bonvoy American Express Seventh Annual Card Member Party & Pop-Up
When: Dec. 9, 8–11 p.m.
Where: W South Beach Pool
What: Chef Kwame Onwuachi of NYC’s Tatiana and the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card Portfolio host the seventh annual Miami Art Week party with artist Kelly Dabbah, who will create and unveil new artwork and music by DJ D-Nice. Throughout the weekend, there will be additional experiences for attendees of Art Week, including a Marriott Bonvoy American Express pop-up in front of the W South Beach with mocktails inspired by a drink served at Tatiana, Design Miami’s VIP passes available for purchase and welcome gifts for guests of The Edition, Ritz Carlton South Beach and W South Beach.
Savor & Soul #TheAmexBrunch
When: Dec. 9, 12 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Miami Beach EDITION
What: American Express hosts Savor & Soul: #TheAmexBrunch in collaboration with Blacktag, a global platform for Black creators and Black culture. The event is an immersive experience celebrating Black art, culture and community, featuring a menu handcrafted by Chef Akino West (James Beard Semi-Finalist) of Rosie’s Miami Beach.
Tickets: Available exclusively from Resy beginning Dec. 6.
Starting Sunday, Dec. 3
RIMOWA X TYPOE
When: Dec. 3–10
Where: RIMOWA Design District Store, 115 NE 40th St. Miami
What: RIMOWA partners with local artist Typoe, who created a vibrant chandelier-inspired artwork that has become a permanent fixture in their newly renovated Miami Design District boutique. To represent how we build a world around us, the Miami-based artist chose a vibrant series of block shapes incorporating RIMOWA’s raw silver aluminum grooved sheets, contrasting the vivid palette of the abstract geometries.
Tuesday, Dec. 5
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach – My Home
When: Dec. 5
Where: Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, 1 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
What: The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is welcoming Morris Lapidus My Home, an exhibition of artwork and furniture by famed architect Morris Lapidus. Considered a masterpiece of his signature MiMo style, the historic property was designed by Lapidus and originally opened 70 years ago as the DiLido Hotel in 1953. The hotel is celebrating the two anniversaries by honoring and exploring the creative genius who transformed the cityscape of Miami Beach. For the first time, The Bass Museum lends art objects and furniture pieces from Lapidus’ home to the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Among the objets d’art included in the exhibit at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach are Lapidus’ a glass dining room table; a coffee table he carved in the form of a Roman sculpture he discovered during his school days in front of the Plaza Hotel in New York City; six porcelain masks he modeled from clay in 1929, mounted on gold frames; light fixtures including a 20th-century chandelier he crafted to create the illusion of height in his dining room as well as a sparkling effect with cascading crystals and palm leaves that allow light to create designs on the ceiling; personal paintings; and more.
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami – Our Legacy
When: Dec. 5, 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami, 10295 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour
What: The exhibition from Israeli-born artist Ronen Azulay presents a deep and personal tapestry of Ronen’s family history, showing traces of the origins of a union that transcended tribal boundaries, a testament to love’s power to bridge divides. As Ronen examined his family lineage, he discovered an ever-changing world — one marked by escalating intra-Jewish tensions that necessitated the concealment of his roots. The mosaics are painstakingly assembled from cherished recycled fabrics and scraps of leather, generously bestowed upon Ronen by his community. Informed by his early career as a men’s fashion designer, his practice examines the role of the consumer in our world of mass production. Using repurposed cast-off denim, leather and textiles, Azulay’s work actively disrupts the relentless cycle of manufacturing and consumption. With his technical skills and informed eye, Ronen further processes and transforms the materials and incorporates found objects to create a new vernacular in his work.
Starting, Tuesday, Dec. 5
“Topography of Memory” Art Installation
When: Dec. 5–17
Where: Collins Park, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
What: Audemars Piguet Contemporary’s new art commission by Sallisa Rosa features her largest ceramic work to date and her first solo project, displaying over 100 ceramic pieces all handmade by Rosa. The Brazilian artist’s ceramic collection includes an inspired piece constructed of delicate spheres suspended in the air and stalagmite totems rising from the earth. The immersive atmosphere invites attendees to explore and contemplate the artwork and even offers a meditative experience. Clay art is permanently molded by heat, so Miami seems a fitting place to embrace an art discipline wielding heat.
At The Cusp of Midnight and Color, New Works by Melissa Herrington
When: Dec. 5–10
What: Contemporary abstract artist Melissa Herrington from Los-Angeles based gallery, M Herrington Gallery returns to Scope Miami Beach 2023 with a collection of new national and international artists. Herrington exhibits eight new abstract paintings in her series, “At the Cusp of Midnight and Color.” These recent works blur the lines between mediums, forms and concept. She is known for investigating the ever-changing nature of the female form through abstraction. Additional artists that will be featured are Kristen Hart, Angela and Gabriel Collazo, Brett Loving and Chrys Roboras.
Tickets: SCOPE attendees can visit booth D27 to view the works.
Starting, Wednesday, Dec. 6
The Art is Earth
When: Dec. 6–10
Where: Eden Roc Miami Beach, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
What: In efforts to reinforce the significance of ocean conservation, “The Art is Earth” delivers an augmented reality display transforming the Eden Roc Miami Beach lobby into oceans around the globe by activating still satellite images powered by Art House technology. Proceeds from art print sales benefit the PangeaSeed Foundation.
When: Dec. 6–10
Where: Art Basel Miami Beach, Booth D41; Meridians, Booth M10 (Hugo McCloud Solo Presentation)
What: Sean Kelly showcases a dynamic selection of painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper from the gallery’s international roster of artists, including new Camouflage paintings by Anthony Akinbola; Jose Dávila’s signature cut-out photographs, which appropriate images from Richard Prince’s Cowboys series; Awol Erizku’s large-scale painting adorned with sports iconography of the Miami Hurricanes, which draws inspiration from the addition, removal and obfuscation of logos associated with street culture; lyrical abstract paintings by Janaina Tschäpe, canvases characterized by gestural mark-making and expressive surfaces; a new Kehinde Wiley painting, which blurs the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of racial representation situated within the traditions of art history portraiture; and Wu Chi-Tsung’s masterful Cyano-Collages, which blend traditions of Eastern “Shan- Shui” painting with Western photographic techniques to create hypnotic landscapes. Sean Kelly has been invited by Art Basel Miami Beach this year to participate in the inaugural edition of Access, a curated sale in which 10 percent of the sales price of Wu Chi-Tsung’s Cyano-Collage 182, 2023, will be donated to The International Committee of the Red Cross and The Miami Foundation.
Thursday, Dec. 7
Tequila Don Julio x Felipe Pantone
When: Dec. 7, 12 to 4 p.m.
Where: The Temple House, 1415 Euclid Ave, Miami
What: Artist Felipe Pantone reimagines Tequila Don Julio’s latest campaign “Por Amor” (For Love) — a bold and vibrant “Love Letter to Mexico” in a one-day-only exhibition. “Por Amor” is crafted in collaboration with Mexican luminaries including celebrated photographer Thalia Gochez. Through new mediums and experiences, he invites viewers to perceive and appreciate the profound significance of capturing a nation’s soul and elevating it onto a global stage.
Tickets: Registration is available here.