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By: Angela Caraway-Carlton

Greater Miami & Miami Beach is a hub of art and culture year-round, but during Art Week we get to show off with new exhibitions in our esteemed museums, institutions and galleries, and neighborhoods sprinkled with al fresco art and sculptures. Kicking off at the end of November, this yearly arts explosion runs through the first week of December. Here’s a look at the top Art Week events.

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Outside ceiling at Design Miami/

South Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach: Dec 2-4

Always the center of attention, South Beach plays host to the ultimate international art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach, at the recently reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center. It kicks off with VIP previews on November 30 and opens to the public from December 2-4. View a wide range of pieces, from installations by promising up-and-comers to 20th-century masterworks. You’ll need to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result to attend.

Design Miami/: Dec 1-5

Design Miami/ also takes place from December 1-5. This event’s 17th edition bears the theme “Human Kind” and will explore themes of equity and inclusiveness.

Nearby Collins Park, another art-centric area, is home to The Bass museum, where art enthusiasts can see two new exhibitions: “Perimeters” by Naama Tsabar and “Alex Israel x Snapchat,” which uses augmented reality to give Israel’s work a new dimension.

Scope International Art Show: Nov 30 - Dec 5

On the sands of South Beach, the popular Scope International Contemporary Art Show takes place November 30-December 5 and displays contemporary art from 140 international exhibitors. Also taking place on the beach, Untitled Art Miami Beach features145 installations and performances from November 29-December 4.

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Enjoy the hanging garden & view of the bay at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Downtown Miami

In Downtown Miami, don’t miss Pérez Art Museum Miami, (PAMM), where guests can take in hanging gardens, an open-air sculpture garden and stunning views of Biscayne Bay. Beginning November 30, the modern and contemporary art museum will showcase Zhivago Duncan’s elaborate narrative-driven multimedia works.

Art Miami: Nov 30 - Dec 5

Nearby, Art Miami celebrates its 31st edition November 30-December 5 at 1 Herald Plaza, the former home of the Miami Herald newspaper. The celebrated fair features 20th- and 21st-century works by some of the biggest names in contemporary and modern art.

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Marilyn Monroe piece at Spectrum & Red Dot Miami

Wynwood

With its ever-evolving street art, the Wynwood neighborhood is bustling during Art Week. The famous Wynwood Walls will transform once again with new works for the occasion. Wander the maze of murals to see 11 new installations with the theme “Agents of Change,” featuring work by artists like Add Fuel, Artur Bordalo, David Flores, Scott Froschauer and more.

Spectrum Miami / Red Dot Miami: Dec 1-5

Don’t miss longtime favorites Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami, two fairs under one roof at the MANA Wynwood Convention Center from December 1-5.

Be sure to include the Museum of Graffiti in your Wynwood art stroll. Starting December 1, French graffiti and tattoo artist FUZI will present “Defaced,” an exhibition of new works on canvas and archives from his days painting trains in Paris. Check out the fully painted immersive room celebrating his unique style with his signature figures and faces, entitled “Ignorantism.”

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Don't miss Rubell Museum's Keith Haring collection

Allapattah

The burgeoning Allapattah neighborhood, which neighbors Wynwood, boasts more standout art and immersive experiences. Don’t miss SuperBlue Miami, a sprawling industrial space where digital art comes to life. Find your way through a mirrored maze by Es Devlin, see a hypnotic light show by James Turrell and linger a while at a digital experience created by teamLab, where plants bloom and disappear as waterfalls stream down. Buy an add-on ticket to don a raincoat and play in soap-bubble clouds at “Massless Clouds Between Sculpture and Life.”

If you love contemporary art, walk across the street to the Rubell Museum, home to one of the largest collections of contemporary art in the nation. From November 18-December 12, you can view five single-artist exhibitions, see three sculptural paintings from artist Natalie Ball and savor an artful meal at Basque-style restaurant Leku.

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Don't forget to see the sculpture garden at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Miami Design District

Visitors can see “Tomorrow Land,” a series of playful sculptures, seating and ornamentation by Studio Proba sprinkled throughout the Miami Design District – and play a virtual game using AR technology by Enjoy the Weather.

Matthew Chevallard | Shoes + Art: Nov 28

A perfect pairing for the luxury shopping district, footwear entrepreneur Matthew Chevallard debuts an innovative modern-retail experience coined “Shoes + Art” on November 28, which merges his love of footwear with his passion for collecting art.

Starting November 29, Jeffrey Deitch presents “Shattered Glass,” which will display work by emerging artists of color in the Moore Building, including paintings, sculptures and photography.

At the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami (ICA), check out exhibitions from rising artists, including Hugh Hayden’s “Boogey Man” and Jadé Fadojutimi’s “Yet, Another Pathetic Fallacy,” on display from November 30-April 17. Also on view will be “Serious Moonlight,” a presentation of rare works by pioneering artist Betye Saar in the second floor Special Exhibition Gallery. Entrance to the museum and its outdoor sculpture garden is free, but we recommend getting tickets in advance.

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Mark your calendars to experience Bob Dylan's artwork at Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Sweetwater

At the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Sweetwater, “Retrospectrum” opens on November 30. It’s the most expansive display of Bob Dylan's artwork ever staged in the United States, featuring more than 180 paintings, drawings, ephemera and more, spanning six decades of Dylan’s career.

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Check out the Museum of Contemporary Art during Art Week

North Miami

Head to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami for its new exhibition, “My Name is Maryan,” a presentation of four decades of paintings, sculptures, drawings and film by Polish-born artist Maryan. It opens to the public on November 17, with a reception on December 2. The museum will also have extended hours for Art Week.

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