Once again, Miami Beach isn’t only about the beaches. It’s not only about its breathtaking views. BUT Miami is also about its convergence of many different cultures as well as its old world and contemporary trends. Its Art Deco Historic District has been dubbed to have the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world. It’s where MiMo or Miami Modern transpires.
Every first week of December, international visitors come to visit Art Basel Miami Beach for a remarkable art show experience. The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) holds the Art Basel Exhibition place. It’s coveniently located just a short walk from South Beach’s many hotels and shoreline. Over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space hosts the Galleries, Nova, Positions, Edition, Kabinett, Survey and Magazines sectors, as well as our discussion series, Conversations and Salon. Public artworks are sited nearby at Collins Park, while Film is presented across two venues, inside the MBCC and in the outdoor setting of SoundScape Park. Download the Floorplan to make yourself acquainted with the setup of the halls.
You may also want to take the Shuttle Buses which are available during the show. It would transfer you from the MBCC to major cultural institution in Miami. For detailed information including timings, please refer to their online schedule.
The venue also provides accessibility to persons with disabilities. Manual wheelchairs and scooters are available on a first come, first served basis. Visitors will also find art books in select bookstores, located in Lobby B. For visiting children, there’s Art Kids –Art Basel’s free kindergarten and playroom where special programs for school groups are also offered.
The venue also houses two self-serve restaurants and various cafes within the exhibition area and an outdoor Garden Cafe, located in the Botanical Garden across the street from the MBCC which is open daily from 10am until close of show.
Miami Beach is famous for its coastal cuisine featuring fresh seafood and the local delicacy, stone crabs. The culinary selection reflects the multicultural flair of the city, offering a wide choice of cuisines including American, Caribbean, Latin-American, European, and Asian. Whether dining at a restaurant owned by one of America’s star chefs or tasting the best of the region’s Latin cooking, Miami Beach promises an extraordinary dining experience.
In order to make Art Basel a pleasant experience for all, guests are asked to comply with a few basic rules:
•For security reasons, all bags larger than 12 x 12 inches, briefcases and backpacks must be deposited at the coat check before entering the exhibition halls. Likewise, umbrellas must be left in the coat check.
•Taking videos is not permitted in the exhibition halls without the written permission of the Show Management.
•Taking photos with flash or tripods is not permitted in the exhibition halls without the written permission of the Show Management.
•Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the exhibition halls, with the exception of service animals for visitors with disabilities.
Source and images: www.artbasel.com
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