A Different Art Week in Miami Beach

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

A Different Art Week in Miami Beach:

Monday, November 30 – Sunday, December 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has put the kibosh on large gatherings and forced Art Basel and most of the satellite fairs to go online this year. That’s not to say you won’t find art in Miami Beach this week. For many, the show will go on, just differently.

Note: The City is providing free trolley service Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trolleys are expected to operate 20 minutes apart. 
For a full event schedule, visit www.mbartsandculture.org/artweek

Highlights include:

Miami New Drama: 7 Deadly Sins
Miami New Drama is adapting to the times, producing 7 Deadly Sins, “an outdoor, socially distanced and sinfully-safe theatrical experience.” 7 Deadly Sins opened November 27 across seven Lincoln Road storefronts. Nationally recognized, award-winning playwrights were commissioned for short plays, each focused on one deadly sin: Lust, Greed, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Gluttony and Pride. 90 minutes total, audience members will be seated outdoors, socially distanced with headphones while actors perform behind storefront windows. Masks required. Runs through January 3. For more information and tickets, click here.

Oolite Arts: Support local artists through the Oolite Arts’ Pop-Up Exhibition “MATERIALIZE.” All works are for sale and all proceeds go directly to the artists. Ranging from $1 to $250 with select works above $1,000, the curated exhibit includes photographs, prints, zines, books, clothing, jewelry, sculpture and face masks, all created by local artists. The exhibition “materializes” an empty storefront at 928 Lincoln Road. Works are for sale in person in a socially distanced environment and also online starting November 28 at www.oolitearts.org/materialize. Lincoln Road hours, noon to 8:00 pm from November 28 through December 6.

The Sagamore Hotel: During Art Week, in addition to exhibits throughout the property, The Sagamore will feature galleries in their iconic bungalows for the first time. The Sagamore will make a contribution from ticket sales and a portion of art sales to its cultural partner, The Bass, in support of their art acquisition fund in the purchase of art by a Miami artist. 

Jada Miami Art Fair 2020: In-person event with lots of space to social distance. More than 120 pieces will be displayed in 5,000 sq. ft. on Normandy Isle in North Beach. Four main galleries, including two from the Society of Jewish Artists, will feature paintings, multimedia installations, murals, and sculptures from artists all over the world. Attendees can also watch JadaTalks — a conference panel of "local and national scholars, business leaders, trendsetters, and noteworthy artists," in person or virtually. December 3 - 6. http://jadaartfair.com/

Art Week Schedule of Events, November 30 through December 6

From the City of Miami Beach
Visit their website for more details: www.mbartsandculture.org/artweek

The Bass | 2100 Collins Avenue | www.thebass.org
Trolley Stop: 22 Street & Collins Avenue
10 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday - Sunday
Exhibitions include The Willfulness of Objects, a selection of newly acquired works from The Bass’ collection, Open Storage: Selections from the Collection and Works on Loan and Art Outside.
Art Outside | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | www.artoutsidemb.org
Trolley Stops: 11 Street & Collins Avenue | 17 Street & Meridian | 17 Street & Washington Avenue | 22 Street & Collins Avenue
Daily, Self - Guided Tours
Art Outside is a public art exhibition presented by The Bass, in collaboration with City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places, that offers residents and visitors the opportunity to see and experience a network of public artworks throughout Miami Beach.
No Vacancy, Miami Beach | Multiple locations throughout Miami Beach | www.mbartsandculture.org/artweek
Noon - 9 PM, Daily, Self-Guided Tours
The City of Miami Beach presents the launch of No Vacancy, a juried contemporary public art competition that celebrates ten artists in ten of Miami Beach’s famed hotels. Please visit website for additional project information and locations.
Olafur Eliasson’s Earth Speakr | Interactive Digital Artwork | www.mbartsandculture.org/earth-speakr
Daily, Self-Guided
Earth Speakr invites residents of South Florida and all over the world to listen to what the next generation has to say about the future of our planet. The artwork promotes cross-generational dialogue at a critical time for Miami Beach in light of rising sea levels.
SoundScape Park | 400 17 Street | www.mbartsandculture.org/artweek
Trolley Stop: 17 Street & Washington Avenue

7 PM - 10 PM, Monday - Thursday
Bill Fontana’s Sonic Dreamscape, a sound and video installation commissioned by City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places.

7 PM -10 PM Friday- Sunday
The Bass2 and Daata Digital Art Commissions present a screening of new digital commissions by internationally recognized contemporary artists, Larry Achiampong, Jeremy Couillard, Petra Cortright, and Alberta Whittle.
The Wolfsonian-FIU | 1001 Washington Avenue | www.wolfsonian.org
Trolley Stop: 11 Street & Collins Avenue
10 AM – 6 PM, Thursday - Sunday
Exhibiting four new exhibitions, including The New Deal: Art Relief, Art for Justice, You, Me, We, Us: Solidarity in AIDS Graphic Design and Color and Form: American Depression Glass.  Admission will be free, with online ticketed entry at www.wolfsonian.org
Miami New Drama | Lincoln Road | www.miaminewdrama.org
Trolley Stop: Lenox Avenue/Lincoln Road
Various performances beginning at 6:30 PM, Thursday - Sunday
Miami New Drama presents 7 Deadly Sins, an outdoor, socially distanced and sinfully-safe theatrical experience, presented across seven storefronts along Miami Beach’s historic Lincoln Road. Please visit website for ticket information.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden | 2000 Convention Center Drive | www.mbgarden.org
Trolley Stop: 17 Street & Meridian Avenue
11 AM – 5 PM, Thursday - Sunday
Be sure to stop by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden to experience this magical oasis, along with live musical performances, sound and media installations and an open-air artisan market.
Oolite Arts | 924 Lincoln Road | www.oolitearts.org
Trolley Stop: Lennox Avenue & Lincoln Road
Exhibitions include Idioms and Taxonomies by Oolite artists- in-residence and Materialize, an art shop highlighting small works by South Florida based visual artists.
New World Symphony on Lincoln Road | Lincoln Road | www.nws.edu
Trolley Stop: 17 Street & Washington Avenue
8 PM - 10 PM, Daily
New World Symphony’s violinists, cellists and violists perform for crowds while riding up and down the pedestrian mall on a golf cart.

Miami Design Preservation League | 1001 Ocean Drive | www.mdpl.org
Trolley Stop: 11 Street & Collins Avenue
9 AM - 5 PM, Monday, Friday-Sunday
Featured exhibitions include Women’s Right to Vote, Featured Local Artist: Urban Sketchers and permanent exhibitions of Art Deco, Mediterranean and Miami Modern historic design styles.
Holocaust Memorial | 1933 Meridian Avenue | www.holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org
Trolley Stop: 17 Street & Meridian Avenue
9 AM- 7 PM, Daily
View Kenneth Treister’s Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memorial created as a tribute to the six million Jewish victims of Nazi terrorism.
Miami Beach Regional Library | 227 22 Street | www.mdpls.org
Trolley Stop: 22 Street & Collins Avenue
9:30 AM-8 PM, Monday - Thursday and 9:30 AM – 6 PM, Friday-Saturday
An exhibition of the works of Georgeta “Gigi” Aramescu from the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s Permanent Art Collection.
Windows at Walgreens presented by The Bass and Oolite Arts
Trolley Stop: 22 Street & Collins Avenue
2300 Collins Avenue
Nicole Salcedo Wandering Waves presented by The Bass www.thebass.org

6700 Collins Avenue
Transformation and Futility: a queer deconstruction of space | Geovanna Gonzalez presented by Oolite Arts www.oolitearts.org
City of Miami Beach Legacy Purchase Program 2020
December 2-5: Three works presented at OVR: Miami Beach will be presented for a public vote. The work with the most votes will be purchased by the City of Miami Beach and inducted into the city’s Art in Public Places collection on Sunday, December 6. Vote online at www.mbartsandculture.org/artweek [Our article on the City's inaugural Legacy Purchase in 2019 is here.]

Jada Art Fair | Normandy Isle Arts District [NIAD] | http://jadaartfair.com/
Jada Miami Art Fair 2020 will feature over 120 pieces, including paintings, multimedia installations, murals, and sculptures in its 4-day fair (Dec. 3 - 6) from artists all over the world.


Faena | 3201 Collins Avenue | www.faenaart.org
Trolley Stop: 32 Street & Collins Avenue
10 AM - 6 PM, Daily
Visit this unique Miami Beach hotel to experience Dreaming with Lions a site-specific commission by Alexandre Arrechea, located beachfront at Faena. 
The Sagamore | 1671 Collins Ave | www.sagamoresouthbeach.com
Trolley Stop: 17 Street & Collins Avenue
Exhibitions include Everyone Has a Story to Tell and The Gaze, featuring the work of over 30 Miami based artists. Located in the lobby and public areas of hotel.
The Betsy Hotel | 1440 Ocean Drive | www.thebetsyhotel.com
Trolley Stop: 15 Street & Collins Avenue
7 PM – 1 AM, Daily
Exhibitions include Temporary Occupancy by Die-Cast as part of the No Vacancy, Miami Beach program, Empathy Time by Miami-based conceptual artist, Nuria Richards on The Betsy Orb.
SBE and Redbury South Beach Hotel | 1776 Collins Avenue | www.redburymiami.com
Trolley Stop: 17 Street & Collins Avenue
SBE’s Art Drive in collaboration with Lincoln cars, and other participating SBE hotels, will feature prominent art installations visible from the street and highlighted during guided driven tours.
Royal Palm South Beach | 1545 Collins Avenue | www.royalpalmsouthbeach.com
Trolley Stop: 15 Street & Collins Avenue
Tropical Realism Art Installation at the Royal Palm featuring Jacqueline Roche.

Virtual Programming

Virtual Art Week Miami Beach programming is being presented by The Bass, New World Symphony, Miami Beach Urban Studios-FIU, The Wolfsonian-FIU, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and The Rhythm Foundation. Please visit www.mbartsandculture.org/artweek for program schedules.

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