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Art Basel Miami Beach

The Art Basel Miami exhibition in Miami Beach is the most prestigious art show in the Americas and one of the most highly-anticipated art events in the city. Art Basel Miami Beach is the sister event to the international contemporary art fair, Art Basel, which takes place in Switzerland during the month of June of every year, and is known as the 'Olympics of the Art World' featuring 300 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

The Art Basel Miami Beach event takes place in December every year during Art Miami, a month-long event full of art shows, exhibits, public art installations and concerts. Art Basel Miami features more than 2,000 contemporary artists from the 20th and 21st centuries and artwork from over 260 established and emerging galleries, over half of which come from outside of the US. The art show has been growing more and more since it began in 2002, expanding by over 50 percent since starting, adding over 60 new galleries to the collection. It has also become increasingly popular with larger attendance every year reaching up to 50,000 visitors from Miami and beyond.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach showcases art pieces from both well-known artists and cutting edge newcomers. It is the place to be for art collectors, dealers, curators and art enthusiasts from the United States and all over the world. Many of the main exhibits are located at the Miami Beach Convention Center, with different sections such as Art Positions, Art Kabinett, Art Nova and many others in addition to the main art galleries. There are many types of artwork to be explored such as photography, paintings, sculpture and film.

Art Basel Miami Beach doesn't only take place at the Convention Center, but is spread out throughout Miami. For example, check out the many exhibits located at art galleries in neighborhoods such as Wynwood and the Miami Design District. There are other events at downtown locations such as the Miami Art Museum, the Gusman Theater and associations in Bayfront Park and Bicentennial Park. Those who are strolling along South Beach will also be able to enjoy the free public art displays scattered on the beach and in the many parks of South Beach.

Besides spectacular exhibits and artwork, Art Basel Miami Beach also features a number of talks and events. Art Basel Conversations for example provides audiences with the opportunity to attend debates between prominent art experts, museum directors, collectors, curators, artists and aficionados on collecting and exhibiting artworks, but also offering their different perspectives and presenting the many challenges they face with their work. The Art Salon program also offers an opportunity to attend panels, lectures, talks and presentations by a number of important cultural figures. Art Video Nights and Art Film also provide attendees with the video and film works by various artists.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Those who want to attend Art Basel Miami Beach can get tickets from the show's website. Tickets cost $40 for a one day pass and are available for sale beginning in October. They can also be purchased on-site at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Adults visiting with kids will be pleased to know that there is an Art Kids program which is a daycare center where children can spend the day making art and crafts but also enjoying other activities such as storytelling.

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