Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

Heading to Art Basel Miami Beach 2018? We have everything you need to know, from the top galleries to satellite fairs.

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Some 268 of America’s top galleries and art museums will be showing us what they’ve got at annual contemporary art bonanza, Art Basel Miami Beach 2018. Since launching in 2002, Art Basel has become North America’s premier art fair, so expect amazing contemporary paintings, films and videos, sculptures, drawings, photography, digital art and installations from more than 4,000 artists—you might even see them if you can tear yourself away from the parties and buzzing rooftop bars. Take a road trip or book your flight and use our guide for all your art, event, party, eating, drinking and hotel needs.

What is Art Basel Miami Beach?

Art Basel Miami Beach is an annual art show held at Miami Beach, first staged in 2002. Art Basel, which stages three major fairs each year—in Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach—focuses on modern and contemporary art and puts more than 250 galleries and 4,000 artists from across the globe in front of the art world’s top curators, museums and collectors. The weekend of Art Basel has become a major draw for Miami, with parties, satellite fairs and major events being held in conjunction with the show—have fun celebrity-spotting.

When is Art Basel Miami Beach?

Art Basel Miami Beach is held December 5, 2018, through December 9, 2018.

Where is Art Basel Miami Beach held?

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 is at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Drive, at Miami Beach. Check out a floorplan of the Convention Center to see who’s showing and where. Several large-scale works, film screenings and performances take place close by at Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018

Your expert guide to the best Art Basel Miami events 2018
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Your expert guide to the best Art Basel Miami events 2018

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The best Art Basel Miami satellite art fairs to see in 2018

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The Faena Art District will throw its own festival during Art Basel

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Here’s a look at the galleries coming to Art Basel this year
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Here’s a look at the galleries coming to Art Basel this year

It’s going to be another major year, with 260+ galleries bringing it home 

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Kick things off at one of the best rooftop bars in Miami, where you can watch the sky transform into a pink- and orange-streaked work of art

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Art Basel Miami Beach announces its gallery lineup for 2017

How can you tell it’s officially fall in Miami? It’s not the changing leaves, rather it’s the arrival of Art Basel Miami Beach. While we still have a couple months to go until the 2017 edition of the contemporary art fair, organizers have already announced the 268 galleries whose works will be filling the halls of the Miami Beach Convention Center come December 7. Due to ongoing renovations to the convention center, this year’s Art Basel will have a completely new layout compared to previous years with increased exhibition space, larger booths, wider aisles and beefed up lounges and dining options (plus the return of the fabulous champagne carts). This year also brings 20 new participants from Europe, Asia, South America and North America.  Section highlights include: Galleries: Painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography and video works presented by 198 international galleries Nova: Included in this year’s 29 exhibitors is Miami’s David Castillo Gallery, which presents a politically charged exhibit of works that question contemporary representations of race, sexuality and gender Survey: Returns for its fourth year with 16 exhibitions comprising works created before 2000 Art Basel Miami Beach happens December 7, 2017, through December 10, 2017. For a full list of participating galleries, check out the Art Basel website.  Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.

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This giant neon orgasming vagina is coming to Art Basel

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This artist created an airline that will only fly to art events

First stop: Art Basel

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The must-see Art Basel Miami 2017 galleries

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