Art Basel Miami Museum and Food Guide

Art Basel Miami Museum & Food Guide

Art Basel Miami - Bombay Sapphire Lounge at Scope

Art Basel debuted in Miami Beach in 2002. Since then, Art Basel Miami has become the favorite annual winter meeting place for the international artworld. On December 3–6, once again, Art Basel Miami will take over the Miami Beach Convention Center and nearby Collins Park. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, & works of the highest quality are displayed in the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks & performances become part of the landscape at nearby Collins Park.

In addition to the main event hosted in the Miami Beach Convention Center, satellite shows and galleries have spread out over Miami Beach as well as neighboring districts, – such as Wynwood, Arts & Entertainment and MiMo to create Miami Art Week.

We’ve put together a few of the best satellite art shows and eats on the beach and by district for art-loving, party-hopping foodies.



Art Basel Miami
Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

SCOPE Miami Beach
 801 Ocean Dr, (between Ocean Drive and 8th St.), Miami Beach, FL 33139

Art Basel Miami -Juxtapoz-presents_Filipe-Pantone_Opticromias_Mirus-Gallery - courtesy of scope art

SCOPE, the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming, will debut SCOPE Miami Beach with a more spacious pavilion to showcase a robust VIP program featuring three curated sections: Juxtapoz Presents, the Breeder Program, and FEATURE.

Art Basel Miami - Mack Wilds - courtesy of VH1 and Scope Art Miami

Once again, VH1 is teaming up with SCOPE to bring the ultimate mash-up of art, music and pop culture to Miami Beach. This year VH1 is taking you back to the early ‘90s with “The Breaks” – an interactive lounge space inspired by the upcoming VH1 original movie THE BREAKS and live DJ set by Mack Wilds. The Breaks Lounge  will capture the spirit of that time and place with a playlist curated by Q-Tip and rare hip hop memorabilia.


Michy’s and The Garden Café by Michelle Bernstein
In the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens,  2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 -across the street from the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Art Basel Miami -Garden Cafe - courtesy of Michelle Bernstein

Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein returns to the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens with two concepts exclusive to Art Basel Miami Beach – The Garden Café by Michelle Bernstein and, housed in the Banyan Room and on its terrace, Michy’s Pop Up. Michy’s serves a sophisticated and sublime dinner menu of Bernstein signatures and new favorites; The Garden Café is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or grab n’ go gourmet fare.

Shokudo by World Resource Café
In the SCOPE Miami Beach Pavilion, 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Art Basel Miami SHOKUDO by world resource cafe_courtesy of shokudo

Shokudo, an Asian Bistro restaurant, specializes in providing a broad range of comfort food favorites from across the Orient such as Sushi, Ramen, Kalbi, Pho, and an array of other cross-cultural dishes.



Art Miami and CONTEXT
Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE 1st Avenue ,Miami, FL 33137

Art Basel Miami - Alvisa Lidzie(Cuba) -DianaLowensteinGallery - courtesy of art miami

Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District.

CONTEXT Art Miami, the sister fair to Art Miami, is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists.

The Rubell Family Collection
95 NW 29th Street, Miami, FL 33127

Art Basel Miami - Rubell-Facade-2011 courtesy of RFC

The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) is one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections. In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed DEA confiscated goods facility. The collection is constantly expanding and features such well-known artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman and Kara Walker.

The upcoming exhibition during Art Week, NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, will focus on and celebrate work made by more than a hundred female artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines.

Art Basel Miami - Cindy Sherman-Untitled FilmStill- courtesy of RFC - Miami

To celebrate the opening of NO MAN’S LAND, Jennifer Rubell will be presenting Devotion, her 12th annual large-scale, food-based installation on December 3, 2015 from 9 to 11 a.m. Devotion will explore the everyday gesture as a medium for the expression of love. Using bread, butter, and a couple engaged to be married as her media, Rubell will transform the simple act of cutting and buttering bread into a poetic exploration of repetition as devotion.


Beaker & Gray
2637 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Art Basel Miami - Spanish Octopus, cilantro, watermelon, palmito - courtesy of beaker and gray

A 120-seat eatery with an inventive, globally-inspired menu and vibrant after-hours bar.



Miami Project and Art on Paper Miami
The Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33141

Art Basel Miami - Burnig Man Mars Molecules 2015_16 - courtesy of miami project

Miami Project has secured its reputation as “the most cutting edge fair” by showcasing the richness to be found if you look past the main fair. Miami Project’s new location at The Deauville Beach Resort will further cement its status as the best venue from which to acquire modern and contemporary art.

Art Basel Miami - 66_secondes_fevrier_2009 - courtesy of art on paper miami

Building on the momentum of New York City’s acclaimed Art on Paper fair, Art on Paper Miami will feature exhibitions of paper based art presented by twenty galleries.


Pineapple Assembly
Pop-up lounge at the Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL 33141

A collection of small food and beverage makers from Miami and New York are working together to offer visitors trendsetting food and drink in an exciting new lounge adjacent to the Deauville’s popular oceanfront pool.

Art Basel Miami - courtesty of bar lab

Bar Lab –Hand-crafted cocktail bar pop-up from Miami’s  own Broken Shaker, named the 14th best bar in the world and the 4th best bar in America by World’s 50 Best Bars.

Art Basel Miami - BIG MOZZ - Deauville Beach Resort Miami - courtesy of big mozz

Big Mozz – Homemade mozzarella, stretched on site, by hand.

Art Basel Miami - BLACK TREE -Croque Madame

Black Tree – Imaginative sandwiches made from sustainable and local ingredients

Coco & Co Tiki Carts -Iced-cold cracked coconuts, both virgin and otherwise. Plus, each cart is designed to be mobile hang station; fitted with a solar-powered speaker system and phone charging unit.

Art Basel Miami - courtesy of Coco and co

Blue Collar
6730 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138

Art Basel Miami - Duck Mcmuffin with mix green salad - courtesy of blue collar

Owner and executive chef Daniel Serfer’s acclaimed eatery, offering contemporary American comfort food in a casual setting, featuring “The Dailies”, daily carnivorous and veg-friendly chalkboard specials.



SPECTRUM Miami Tent and Red Dot Art Fair
1700 NE 2nd Avenue (NE 2nd Ave. at NE 17th St.), Miami, FL 33132

Art Basel Miami - the oar by nick paciorek - courtesy of spectrum miami

Spectrum Miami  hosts of special curated programs, late-night parties, lively entertainment, and cutting-edge art from over 130 artists and galleries worldwide. ArtSpot is a standalone show within Spectrum Miami curated by award-winning art dealer Aldo Castillo, featuring modern and contemporary galleries with a strong Latin-American emphasis.

Red Dot Art Fair, which will share the new 7 acre location with the Spectrum Miami tent , offer a unique selection of approximately fifty galleries exhibiting contemporary painting, sculpture, photography and secondary market.


Verde at PAMM
In the Pérez Art Museum Miami, with separate and museum entrances, at 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Art Basel Miami - Verde at PAMM_Dine overlooking the beautiful Biscayne Bay - Photo by Cendino Teme

A spacious eatery in the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM ), with New American fare, such  Thin Crust Squash Blossoms Pizza, plus bay vistas & outdoor tables.

210 NE 18th Street, Miami, FL 33132

Art Basel Miami -Oysters in MiMo - courtesy of mignonette

A charming restaurant, housed in a 1930’s era gas station, where oyster lovers can enjoy a great beer or glass of wine, slurp oysters, sample fine caviar, dig deep into a fried shrimp po’boy or savor one of Mignonette’s main plates.

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