Best of the beach: What art exhibits to hit up in Miami Beach this week

Planning where to go and when during Art Basel and Art Miami week is on par with doing calculus. But have no fear, we’ve broken down the best exhibits and installations to attend on Miami Beach and on the Mainland.

BROWSE: Miami Guide – Art Basel

If you’re hitting the beach, you won’t be disappointed — see a neon-lit vulva at Nautilus South Beach, be in awe of works by the best in street art at the Sagamore, a giant convict gummy bear at the SLS, or get a 10-minute portrait done at the Miami Beach Edition.

But whatever you do, make sure you have your Uber and Lyft apps ready to go.

Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

The Jewish Museum of Florida’s Art Basel headlining exhibit honors the life and work of the late photojournalist, Ruth Gruber.

What: Ruth Gruber: Photojournalist

When: Through Jan. 17, 2018

Where: Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: Admission $5

Website: https://jmof.fiu.edu/

301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Subject to Interpretation

Contemporary artists Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg explore art using 3D printed props.

What: Subject to Interpretation

When: Through Feb. 25, 2018

Where: Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: Admission $5

Website: https://jmof.fiu.edu

301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Art Basel Tent at Nautilus South Beach

vagina sculpture

An array of art will be the center of the tent, with headlining pieces by Kelsey Montague and Suzy Kellems Dominik. Kellems Dominik displays what she calls a “12-foot orgasm” in her a multi-sensory neon sculpture installation. Montague joins forces with Gran Centenario Tequila from Dec. 7 to 9 to showcase her iconic angel wings mural, this time in white and gold. For every photo posted on social media, Gran Centenario will donate $10 to Mexican earthquake relief charities.

What: Art Basel Tent at the Nautilus South Beach

When: Dec. 3 to 10

Where: 1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: Free

Website: www.artbasel.com/miami-beach/hotels/nautilus

1825 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

120 Degree Arc East-Southeast

Phillip K. Smith III brings together the sky and the water with 300 geometric reflectors angled at 110 degrees, with every moment changing as the sun rises and sets.

What: 120 Degree Arc East-Southeast

When: Dec. 4 to 10

Time: 24 hours a day

Where: Faena Beach, 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: Free

Where: www.faena.com/miami-beach/

2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

URBAN LEGENDS

The Sagamore hotel’s exhibit pays homage to urban street art, with works by ABSTRK, Bambi, Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romain Froquet, Inkie, Keith Haring, and more.

What: URBAN LEGENDS

When: Dec. 4 to Jan. 4, 2018

Where: The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach, 1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: Free

Website: www.sagamorehotel.com/urban-legends

1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

SLS Installations

The hotel will be getting in on the Art Basel fun with installations in the lobby and rooftop by Bisco Smith, Michael Benisty’s “When Balloon Dog Meets Keith Haring Dog . . . Love Happens,” and WhIsBe’s 7-foot-tall gummy bear installation.

What: SLS Installations

When: Dec. 5 to 10

Where: SLS South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: Free

Website: www.slshotels.com/southbeach

1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Blind Portrait

Book a 10-minute session with artist Moral Turgeman, who will produce a portrait using a single line.

What: Blind Portrait

When: Dec. 5 to 12

Where: Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: Free with reservation

Website: www.moralturgeman.com/artbasel

Design Miami

Turn your home into living art with woodworking masterpieces, robotic fabrication, unique wares and jewelry, and world debuts of pieces.

What: Design Miami

When: Dec. 6 to 10

Where: Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach

Tickets: $25 and up

Website: www.designmiami.com

Meridian Avenue and 19th Street, Miami Beach

New Spring

COS and Studio Swine come together to present a work inspired by the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival and the Art Deco movement, where a tree releases mist-filled flowers that can only survive when touched by gloved hands.

What: New Spring

When: Dec. 6 to 10

Where: 1415 Euclid Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: Free

1415 Euclid Ave., Miami Beach

BLINK, BURN.

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Students from the Pratt Institute team up with fellows from the New World Symphony America’s Orchestral Academy for four visual and auditory performances. Topics include the elements, astrology, the cycle of nature, and climate change.

What: BLINK, BURN.

When: Dec. 7

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: The New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach

Tickets: Free with reservation

Website: www.pratt.edu/events/public-programs/

500 17th St., Miami Beach

AQUA Art Miami

The sister fair to Art Miami, 51 exhibitors from around the world, including Laura Kimpton of Burning Man fame, live tattoo art by Thea Duskin, art as fashion, and more.

What: AQUA Art Miami

When: Dec. 7 to 10

Where: AQUA Hotel, 1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: $25 and up

Website: www.aquaartmiami.com

1530 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Herbert Galarza Live Painting

NaiYaRa hosts the graffiti-pop artist as he creates a wall art alongside custom-painted bottles of Macallan.

What: Herbert Galarza Live Painting

When: Dec. 8

Time: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Where: NaiYaRa, 1854 Bay Road, Miami Beach

1854 Bay Road, Miami Beach

INTERCULTURAL

Sheinina Lolita Raj’s photography exhibition, accompanied by a sound collaboration by Nelly Furtado, showcases self portraits of her wearing traditional, authentic clothing from cultures around the world. Raj hosts an artist talk on Dec. 8 and her exhibit is on display through Dec. 30.

What: INTERCULTURAL

When: Dec. 8

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Where: Miami Design Preservation League’s Art Deco Museum, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Tickets: Free with RSVP

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intercultural-worldwide-artist-talk-tickets-37556174529

1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach

Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Annual Art Basel Brunch

Close out Art Basel with a breakfast gathering with Maya Benton, the curator of the International Center of Photography, to discuss the late Ruth Gruber and 3D artist, Eric Goldemberg.

What: Basel, Lox and Cream Cheese Annual Art Basel Brunch

When: Dec. 10

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Tickets: $18 members, $25 nonmembers

Website: www.jmof.fiu.edu/calendar/2017/basel-lox-cream-cheese-annual-art-basel-brunch/

301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
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