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Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2019

Heading to Art Basel Miami Beach 2019? We have everything you need to know, from the top galleries to satellite fairs.

Art Basel Miami Beach
Photograph: Courtesy Courtesy Art Basel Miami Beach/Scott Rudd

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 2019. 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, 2019, through December 8, 2019.

Where is Art Basel Miami Beach held?

Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 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 2019

Your curated guide to the best Art Basel Miami events 2019
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Your curated guide to the best Art Basel Miami events 2019

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The best Art Basel Miami satellite art fairs to see in 2019

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The best Miami hotels to book for your Art Basel escape

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The best Art Basel Miami 2016 events

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The best Art Basel Miami 2015 events

Catch a wealth of unforgettable exhibitions, live music and other performances

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The best Art Basel Miami 2015 parties

From openings to DJ sets to all-night ragers, we show you where to party

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