Back to

Art Miami 2018 Programming

  • Photo courtesy Art Miami

    Photo courtesy Art Miami

Art Miami, America’s contemporary and modern art fair, and its sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami will return for their respective 29th and 7 th installments at Art Week in Miami, Florida. This year’s fairs will kick-off on Tuesday, December 4 th with a private VIP preview evening, before opening to the public on December 5 th and continuing through December 9th.

The Platinum VIP Preview will take place on December 4 th from 4:30PM – 5:30PM to benefit the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), sponsored by Christie's International Real Estate. This will be the first opportunity for collectors, curators, museum professionals, interior designers and art world luminaries to acquire the finest investment quality modern and contemporary works by established, emerging, and cutting-edge artists from more than 250 international galleries. The VIP Preview will then continue for all VIP cardholders from 5:30PM to 10PM. For the second year, the fairs will be held at the prestigious waterfront location of One Miami Herald Plaza on Biscayne Bay, within walking distance of Museum Park and The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, nestled between the Venetian and MacArthur Causeways in the heart of Downtown Miami.

On Thursday, December 6 th , Art Miami and Chef Daniel Boulud will host a special four-course dinner with wine pairings to celebrate Art Miami 2018 Lifetime Visionary Award recipients Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Debra Scholl for their contributions to the cultural landscape of Miami. A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s dinner will benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation ( Limited Seating.


The New York Academy of Art will present an exhibition curated by Academy Trustee Brooke Shields and President David Kratz. The drawings, paintings and sculpture have all been created by alumni of the Academy’s MFA program including Will Kurtz, Naomi Nakazato, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, Elliot Purse, James Razko, Nicolas V. Sanchez, Stephen Shaheen, Chie Shimizu, Kathy Stecko, Jiannan Wu and Gabriel Zea. New York Academy of Art is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. Through major exhibitions, a robust lecture series and an ambitious curriculum, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art. A curator’s reception will be held at their booth on Thursday December 6th at 5pm.

Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury network, is once again the main sponsor of the fair and will host an interactive booth at Art Miami showcasing top properties from around the world, in conjunction with their top affiliates.

CHUBB will host an interactive on-site booth at the fair with contemporary artists, where they will create a work representing the theme of Protecting Your Passion. Artists include the likes of Peter Anton, Martin Tardy, Danny Minnick, Alonsa Guevara, ABH and more. Planning on purchasing that special addition to your collection at Art Miami? If you’re a Chubb client, your new piece may be automatically protected depending on your coverage.

UNLEASHED is a non-profit organization founded by jeweler and donor activist Kara Ross. UNLEASHED has created an interactive augmented reality experience for Art Miami 2018 featuring one of the main subjects from the #ConnectingThread film series on, celebrating entrepreneurship and creativity.

JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts, the official luxury hotels of Art Miami, will host a special exhibition in the hotel lobby of emerging and mid-career international talents, in conjunction with the fair. Works include Frederico Uribe’s bullet shell animal sculptures, Giraffe (2018) and Panda Bear (2018), presented by Adelson Galleries of New York, as well as a selection of Alex Katz’s Shopper series, presented by Nikola Rukaj Gallery of Toronto.

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) will once again be the philanthropic benefactor of the VIP Previews for Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami. Pérez Art Museum Miami promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. Complimentary admission to PAMM is available to all Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami VIP cardholders on Monday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 9th.

Gallery Wendi Norris (San Francisco) and Art Miami are proud to collaborate in support of Mosaic Miami, a local non-profit arts community resource center located in Miami's historic Little Haiti neighborhood. Art Miami will feature Drawn Below, a video by artist Ana Teresa Fernández. The partnership will call attention to this important intergenerational arts center so that patrons of the arts can help the venue continue its programming in this underserved community.

Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in schools. They provide free, weekly music lessons to over 400,000 public school children annually through the efforts of 2,500 teachers in nearly 400 school districts nationwide. To date, they have served more than 850,000 students. Little Kids Rock will have students performing in the cafe during the VIP Preview from 6pm - 8pm.

Young At Art Museum will exhibit an immersive art space for fairgoers’ children ages 6-12, based on YAA’s upcoming exhibition ArtCade. Once inside, kids will have the opportunity to create digital artwork through hands-on projects led by educators from the Young At Art Institute and experience interactive artworks by contemporary artists.