Though it only launched in 2002, Miami Basel is today widely considered the most important art event in the United States each year. The five-day fair draws over 70,000 people to Miami in the first weekend of each December (December 5-8, 2019 this year) with its promises of fabulous parties, people-watching and infectious, buzzy energy. Oh, and there’s art to see too! Here’s what to know before heading south.
If you can’t get to Miami Basel this year, fret not, as they have already listed the dates for the next two iterations (December 3-6, 2020; December 2-5, 2021) and it’s probably not too early to start making plans to visit either. But any time of year you head to Miami you’ll have the chance to see incredible contemporary art, whether in Wynwood, Miami Design District, museums like Pérez Art Museum Miami and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA) or private collections open to the public like the Margulies Collection, De La Cruz Collection and Rubell Family Collection. Have you been to Miami Basel in years past? Are you heading there this winter? (Don’t forget to book your luggage shipment ahead of time.) What have been some highlights for you?
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