The Major Art Event in the Americas

You are invited to join Steven High, Executive Director, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and Christopher Jones, Stanton B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Curator of Photography and Media Art for an immersive art experience during Art Basel Miami in South Beach highlighted by VIP access to Art Basel Miami art fair. This experience will highlight a combination of the must-see art Miami has to offer the week of the fair with private visits to artist studios and collector homes. Miami's art scene has boomed in the last several years as more artists, collectors and galleries migrated south. This tour will offer a broad and deep view of one of the most engaging art scenes in the US today.

This Miami experience will take members from the trendy, design-focused Wynwood area developed by Craig Robins to the hip emerging artists' studios who call Miami home. Collector visits will not only include the famous de la Cruz and Rubell private museums, but also the seldom seen private homes of well-known collectors, including Jorge and Darlene Perez. The tour will include select highlighted museum and gallery exhibitions at locations such as El Espacio 23, The Bass and Nina Johnson.

The Betsy is a four-star luxury hotel in South Beach, Florida. It's been honored by Travel + Leisure as one of the best hotels in the world. It features 130 rooms, two pools, two restaurants, a library, and 25,000 square feet of event space since being renovated in 2017. Designed by Art Deco Pioneer L. Murray Dixon in 1942, it is the only remaining Florida-Georgian structure on Ocean Drive. As much as possible, The Betsy uses sustainable products and a "green solution." During your stay, you can expect nothing but pure happiness.

Your Ringling contact for this trip is Emily Joslin ( or 941-358-2605 office phone). Your Artful tour contact is Latasha Thomas ( or 781-658-2270, office phone).

The Ringling Art Basel experience is priced at $6300 per person in a double room sharing and $7700 for a single traveler and includes all transportation, lodging, and specific meals during your trip. This trip is limited to 20 guests and your booking is requested by August 31, 2023. A minimum of 16 guests is required to operate this trip. The trip will start Monday December 4th at The Betsy Hotel where the group will gather in the lobby to depart together at 11:30am for lunch via luxury coach. The trip will conclude Thursday December 7th at 4pm.

No refund will be provided for cancellations within sixty days of the trip's start date. If the museum has another patron to fill a spot a substitution will be allowed. After the trip has commenced, no refunds are available, even if the client does not partake in all of the trip's activities or leaves the trip early. We highly recommend trip insurance offered when booking.

All programming may change and is subject to availability of hosts, collectors and artists.

Itinerary Details
  • A tour of Art Basel Miami Beach in the company of Steven High and Christopher Jones from The Ringling
  • Curated visits to all of the essential fairs
  • Opportunities to hear from influential gallery directors
  • Visits to the homes of significant Miami collectors
  • Visit to a local Miami artist studio
  • Expert advice on any potential art purchases
  • Stay at The Betsy hotel in South Beach across from the beach and minutes walk from the Art Basel fair
  • Explore both fun outdoor and fine dining

  • Leadership by The Ringling museum executive director, Steven High, and Christopher Jones, Stanton B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Curator of Photography and Media Art
  • Kickoff summit, providing an overview of "Art Week Miami" and what will be seen
  • Exclusive visits to the homes of major collectors 
  • Curated visits to fairs, such as Art Basel, NADA, and Untitled, to show the span of work on view and spotlight emerging artists and galleries, with opportunities to hear from gallery directors
  • Luxury accommodations at The Betsy, a four-star hotel in South Beach
  • Fine dining and cocktails at exciting, art-connected Miami dining destinations
  • Lunches, cocktails, and dinners with art world leaders, such as auction house specialists, curators, and artists, among others
  • An expert Artful Advisory team to help guide any interest you may have in purchasing works
  • The Artful app, supplementing your trip, with information about all artists, venues, and collectors visited as well as expert recommendations for further research

The Betsy Hotel

  • Trip starts at The Betsy Hotel and transportation will be provided to our opening lunch.
  • Accommodations Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night at The Betsy Hotel, renovated in 2017.
  • VIP tickets and access to Art Basel Miami and Design Miami
  • Entry to all studios, museums, and fairs, featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes selection of Art Basel Miami.
  • All meals and cocktail programs from Monday lunch through Thursday lunch, featuring dining inspired by local flavors and specialities.
  • All travel to studios, museums and exhibits from hotel. 
  • All fees and gratuities, including baggage porter services.
  • Breakfast is not included in the program.
  • Please note, flights,  airport transfers and hotel parking is not provided with our programming.


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