Are you ready? No seriously, are you ready? Because it’s going to be bananas from December 7th – 10th! And guess what, I can’t wait! While the Art Basel madness is frustrating at times, it’s also very exciting! Art Basel makes for the perfect people watching and if you’re lucky celebrity spotting. If you see Ryan Gosling give him my number.
Below is a survival guide and an interactive map to help you get started in preparations. The map includes details for the events and opening hours. You can save this map on your phone and all of the spots will be saved for you to take along with you.
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Art Basel Public Opening
When people talk about Art Basel, they aren’t talking about Lynwood. The official Art Basel is that the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year’s show brings together 268 leading galleries from 32 countries across the globe. Access: Art Basel VIP card or purchased ticket – buy your ticket online here
This event has multiple ticket packages, check out the Art Basel site for more.
PUBLIC OPENING HOURS
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3pm to 8pm
Friday, December 8, 2017, 12 noon to 8pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12 noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12 noon to 6pm
BACARDI NO COMMISSION
Gran Centenario x Kelsey Montague
White Cube Pop-Up Exhibition
Miami Design District
3802 NE 1st Avenue, #109
Miami Design District, FL 33137
“The Circle of Land and Sky” Phillip K. Smith III
Discover Spectrum Miami—a juried, contemporary art show in the heart of Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District, December 6–10, 2017, featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. It’s where contemporary meets extraordinary. Join us for a five-day fine art experience, featuring Art Labs, Art Talks, Meet the Artist sessions, music, entertainment, and other special events.
1700 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33130
Peter Tunney Debuts: Excerpts from the Taj Mahal (The Truth Always Happens)
In his new show, titled Excerpts from the Taj Mahal (The Truth Always Happens), artist Peter Tunney acts as critic and entertainer mining 1990s American culture. Atlantic City’s now defunct Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino, once a monument of excess is now being dismantled piece by piece and loaded into dumpsters. It has become a symbol of the fragile and ever changing ‘American Dream’. The Taj Mahal, which shut its doors in late 2016, serves as both inspiration and physical medium for Tunney’s upcoming exhibit.
The Peter Tunney Experience
220 NW 26th Street
Miami, Florida 33127
WHERE TO EAT: DÔA
Take a load off your feet at DOA. Check out their happy hour which is available 7 days a week from 6 PM – 8 PM, featuring $7 cocktails such as the Asian Mule, $5 beers, $7 wine, and $10 Moët & Chandon champagne and SOTO Sake. Their delicious signature bites are priced at $5! Which includes some of my favs like Crispy Squid with sansho pepper, fresno chili, cilantro and lime, and DÔA Chicken Wings with chili garlic, lime, cilantro, mint and peanuts. YUMMM!
SAVE THE DATE: Museum of Ice Cream
The Museum of my favorite food group is coming to Miami!!! All things ICE CREAM will be coming to 3400 Collins Avenue, the four-story building designed by OMA in the Faena District. Featuring, amongst other things, pools filled with sprinkles (yay!), giant ice cream statues, interactive ice cream art exhibits and plenty of sugary tastings throughout the space.
WHAT TO BRING
- COMFY SHOES: If you are starting early I suggest wearing cute sneakers to keep your feet cozy. I PROMISE YOU – there will be tons of walking especially because the traffic will be SO BAD you’d rather walk than pull your hair out in your Uber.
- Lip Gloss: It’s SO SO SO dry in art galleries and I’m not sure why. But it always is. Can someone explain this to me?
- Sunglasses: It helps deter shady people. And they make you look cool.
- Self Tanner: This is for you snowbirds so you don’t offend me with your pale skin.
- Tied in Love Scarf: A perfect accessory for Art Basel!