Preview:Art BaselMiami Beach

By Miami Art Scene. Photos Courtesy of Art Basel Miami Beach. 

Art Basel is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Throughout the first week of December, on what has been referred to as Art Week, Miami embraces the art world with special exhibitions and dynamic cultural events at museums and galleries across the city.

Over 25o of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 5o,ooo visitors each year. With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife – Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cities. 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.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 - VIP Preview

Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall. Ambitious artworks and performances also become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

Artist: Lourival Cuquinha.A Gentil Carioca | J12

Last year 5o,ooo international visitors attended the show, and once again this year for Art Basel’s 13th Edition in Miami Beach – artists, collectors, gallerists, curators and art enthusiasts from across the globe will create the excitement that makes this singular event a remarkable way to encounter art. If you plan on attending, tickets to Art Basel can be purchased at the show venue or online. Ticket demand is high, we recommend to buy your tickets in advance through the Art Basel Miami Beach Online Shop

Art Basel Miami Beach takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, located at 19o1 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach, Florida 33139. For advanced group and school-group sales, please call the Miami Beach Convention Center box office, +1 786 276 2611, or visit the Colony Theatre box office at 1o4o Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, FL 33139. Admission is free for children up to 16 when accompanied by a parent.