Art Basel Miami Beach is the most important art show in the United States. And, the largest with over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space. Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, and films of the highest quality are on display in the main exhibition hall.
You’ll also find artworks in Collins Park and evening films at SoundScape Park.
Art Basel is comprised of multiple sectors, each of which has its own selection process and committee of experts, who review applicants to select the show participants. The nine show sectors offer a diverse collection of artworks, including established artists and newly emerging artists, curated projects, site-specific experiential work, and video.
Galleries: The largest sector with more than 200 of the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries – from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. They display paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, and digital art by over 4,000 artists.
Nova: Designed for galleries to present one, two or three artists showing new works that have been created within the last three years, the Nova sector often features never-before-seen pieces fresh from the artist’s studio and strong juxtapositions.
Positions: This sector allows curators, critics, and collectors to discover ambitious new talents from all over the globe by providing a platform for a single artist to present one major project.
Edition: Leading publishers of editioned works, prints, and multiples exhibit the results of their collaboration with renowned artists.
Kabinett: Participants are chosen from the Galleries sector to present curated exhibitions in a separately delineated space within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo shows.
Public: This sector offers its visitors a chance to see outdoor sculptures, interventions, and performances, sited within an open and public exhibition space at Collins Park (2100 Collins AVE) near the beach. The sector is produced in collaboration with the Bass Museum of Art.
Film: The Film sector presents a dynamic program of films by and about artists. Screenings take place inside the Convention Center, and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park where works are shown on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center. David Gryn and Marian Masone are the Film Curators.
Survey presents precise art historical projects that may include solo presentations by an individual artist, or juxtapositions and thematic exhibits from artists representing a range of cultures, generations, and artistic approaches.
Magazines: Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers are often present at the show. Great for finding current and past issues of magazines.
Day Ticket $50
Permanent Ticket $105
Students and Seniors with ID, and Groups of ten or more $30
Combination Ticket for Art Basel and Design Miami $60
Tickets Available Online
Thursday December 1st, 3pm – 8pm
Friday, December 2nd, Noon – 8pm
Saturday, December 3rd, Noon – 8pm
Sunday, December 4th, Noon – 6pm
Art Basel Conversations | Daily 10am – 11:30am
Art Salon | Daily 1pm – 6:30pm
Art Basel Miami Beach
December 1 – 4, 2016
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach
Art Basel Miami Beach
Shuttle Bus Service
The show has organized a shuttle bus service for visits to the museums and collections in Miami.
The pickup location is directly across the street from Hall D of the Miami Beach Convention Center.
For other shuttles to other art fairs, you’ll find them near 17th and Washington.