Art Basel Miami
Now in its 16th year, Art Basel Miami is undoubtedly the premier art show in the Americas, and a superyacht is the perfect platform to immerse yourself in this lively city.
Every year, Miami becomes a hub of artistic energy, cutting-edge talent, celebrity, collectors and exciting events. For four days during Art Basel Miami, leading galleries from across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa will showcase important work from the masters of modern and contemporary art, as well offer a platform to the next generation of emerging global artists.
Taking place this year from 7 to 10 December, over 200 of the world’s leading international modern and contemporary galleries are set to display work 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. 2017 marks a significant year for Miami’s artistic and cultural scene, as The Bass, Miami Beach’s iconic contemporary art museum, re-opens after a large-scale renovation and The Institute of Contemporary Art inaugurates a brand new building in the centre of the Miami Design District.
Throughout this celebration of art and culture, the city also plays host to a series of dynamic conversations that focus on issues relating to the global contemporary art scene, offering a platform for enlightening exchanges between leading figures in the international art world, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting and exhibiting art.
Miami is an incredible place to visit by superyacht throughout the year but there is something special about this vibrant Floridian city during Art Basel. There are plenty of options for berthing here too, meaning you can immerse yourself in the artistic warren of the city by day, tuck in to world-class meals are top restaurants, attend glamorous parties with the great and the good of the international art world by night, and then retreat to the comfort and privacy of your yacht. One Island Park, the dedicated new superyacht marina in Miami Beach, is able to accommodate yachts up to 244m, while the new superyacht marina Island Gardens Deep Harbour, ideally located for the show between Miami Beach and Miami on Watson Island, can berth 50 superyachts of up to 167m.
To request information on chartering a yacht during Art Basel Miami or for more information on yachting around Miami, contact your Ocean Independence charter broker.