Art Basel week at Miami Art Museum

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Art Miami VIP Preview + CONTEXT VIP Preview benefitting Miami Art Museum
The Art Miami Pavilion, 3101 NE First Ave., Miami; 305.515.8573 or

“Collectors, curators, artists, art enthusiasts and members of the press are invited to experience an exclusive First View of the highly anticipated Art Miami Fair and the Inaugural CONTEXT Art Miami Fair for a cocktail reception benefiting the Miami Art Museum. This can’t miss event is the first opportunity to acquire the finest works from the emerging, cutting-edge, contemporary and modern art movements prior to the fairs opening to the public the following day.” – Art Miami

Thursday, Dece. 6 from 7–11 p.m.
MAM Party on the Plaza Celebrating New Work Miami 2013
For information or to join Miami Art Museum, contact 305.375.5935 or

The Museum’s largest event of the year celebrates the opening of the New Work Miami 2013, showcasing newly-commissioned works by Miami’s vibrant artistic community. Hosted by MAM Director Thom Collins, Party on the Plaza will feature special musical performance by Spam Allstars and cocktails on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. New Work Miami 2013 will present recent and newly commissioned work by approximately a dozen Miami-based artists. The exhibition will highlight the diverse and innovative practices of Miami’s artists, featuring site-specific installations, sculpture, painting and photography. New Work Miami 2013 will be among the last presentations in MAM’s current facility, marking the 12-month countdown to the Museum’s reopening in fall 2013 as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in a new, Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in Museum Park.

By invitation only: MAM Contemporaries or Contributing ($250) and above level members; Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB), Art Miami, Design Miami/ VIP and exhibitor pass card holders.

Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7–11 p.m.
Miami Art Museum Ball

The 2012 Miami Art Museum Ball will commemorate the Museum’s 29 historical years at Miami-Dade Cultural Center in anticipation of next year’s move to Museum Park. In December 2013, the Museum will reopen as Pérez Art Museum Miami in a new Herzog & de Meuron-designed facility alongside Biscayne Bay. The 2012 MAM Ball chairs are Patricia Papper, Patricia and William Kleh, and Marcella and Daniel Novela. Dinner will be served in the upper-level gallery featuring a menu created by celebrity chef Hedy Goldsmith and inspired by the new Museum’s waterfront bistro. Held annually since 1983, the MAM Ball caps off Art Basel Miami Beach and is attended by art collectors, artists and cultural leaders both locally and internationally. The MAM Ball is the Museum’s main annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event sustain the Museum’s exhibition and education programs.

Advance ticket purchase required: Tickets start at $1,000. Tables range from $10,000 to $25,000. To purchase tickets or tables, please contact 305.375.5935 or

Crash the Ball, MAM Ball after party,  10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Crash the Ball is the MAM Ball’s high-energy after party. Dance and celebrate Miami Art Week on the Museum’s outdoor plaza under the stars. Guests will be treated to a dessert bar by acclaimed celebrity pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith.
Ticket purchase required: Tickets: $75 MAM Contemporaries, $100 presale, $150 at door. Details at 305.375.1704 or

Sunday, Dec. 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., doors open 11 a.m.
Parodi Lecture in Philosophy of Art: “Currency, Value, Hype”

Miami Art Museum and University of Miami, Department of Philosophy present Martha Buskirk, Professor of art history and criticism at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts. Despite the astonishing volume of activity in the realm of contemporary art, the subject itself defies easy categorization. Tangible objects may still have a certain edge in the marketplace, but that is less true in other contexts where programing often centers on ephemeral gestures and their reception. How have recent situation-based works transformed expectations about art? To what degree do these simply draw attention to the larger role of art as a social nexus?

Lecture admission free and open to the public. Light refreshments following lecture. Details at or 305.375.4073


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