Art Basel 2017, Miami

When: Thursday, December 7 - Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hot Spot: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida

Deets: Art Basel stages the world's premier Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Founded by gallerists in 1970, Art Basel has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the nurturing of artists, and the development and promotion of visual arts. 

In addition to showing exciting works by world-renowned artists, Art Basel is always innovating, thus expanding its platform for new artists who represent the vanguard of the visual arts. Its worldwide reputation – earned over the last forty years – for showing work of the highest merit, and attracting the world's leading gallerists and collectors, has made Art Basel the place where the artworld meets.

This year, over 200 of the world's leading international Modern and contemporary art galleries display artworks by over 4,000 artists, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art. Visitors can find works ranging from editioned pieces by young artists to museum-caliber masterpieces.

Who You May Spot: If prior years are an indicator, you will definitely spot wealthy collectors, art advisors, artists, gallerists, curators and celebrity art enthusiasts. 

Hint For The Average Socialite: Art Basel is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the show venues, or in advance through their online shop. You can conveniently purchase your admission tickets online, print them out or save them on your smartphone and bring them to the venue. Online tickets are available for sale up to the last day of the show. Please be advised that only Day, Permanent and Combination tickets are available online. Reduced tickets for students and seniors cannot be purchased online and must be purchased onsite.

Guided tours of Art Basel and Public installations in Collins Park are also available daily during show hours. Individual visitors can register online with ArtNexus. Corporate and private groups should contact for customized tour arrangements, available in English, Spanish. German, Mandarin and Russian upon request.

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