The Major Art Event in the Americas

Art Basel in Miami Beach is unquestionably the most important art world event in the Americas. This is your opportunity to be at the center of this multifaceted spectacle in the company of an expert guide. Let Artful guide you through the endless array of events and programming, and see the best of best.

The Ringling invites our patrons to an immersive art experience led by Artful leading up to Art Basel Miami Beach fair with an optional extension including VIP access to the fairs with curator-led tours of Art Basel Miami and other selected fairs. 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.

Experience the complete insider view of the Miami art scene led by an Artful art educator. For the past decade, she has been teaching undergraduate and graduate classes at Hunter College; adult programs at the Museum of Modern Art; and school programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Her approach merges contextual information with an open, inquiry-based learning style that engages diverse audiences. She is thrilled to work with Artful on creating unique and intimate art experiences. Lauren holds a BA in History and Art History from Columbia University and a PhD in Art History from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). 

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. The tour will include select highlighted museum and gallery exhibitions at locations such as the Perez, El Espacio 23, The Bass and Nina Johnson.

  • A tour of Art Basel Miami Beach in the company of an expert Art Educator
  • Curated visits to all of the essential fairs
  • Opportunities to hear from influential gallery directors
  • Visits to the homes of significant Miami collectors
  • Expert advice on any potential art purchases
  • Luxury accommodations and fine dining

  • Leadership by an experienced Art Educator, a dynamic and highly-educated expert in art history, contemporary art education, and art collecting
  • Luxury accommodations at a five-star hotel
  • Fine dining and cocktails at exciting, art-connected Miami dining destinations
  • Kickoff summit, providing an overview of "Art Week Miami" and what will be seen
  • 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
  • Exclusive visits to the homes of major collectors 
  • 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 digital dossier, supplementing your trip, with information about all artists, venues, and individuals visited as well as expert tools and recommendations for further research, travel and collecting

  • Accommodations at the Faena Hotel, designed by director Baz Luhrmann and his set designer/costumer wife Catherine Martin.
  • Entry to all studios, museums, and exhibits, featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes selection of Art Basel Miami.
  • All meals and cocktail programs from Monday morning until Thursday afternoon, featuring dining inspired by local seafood.
  • All transfers from your arrival on Monday until your departure on Thursday, including airport pick-up and drop-off.
  • All fees and gratuities, including baggage porter services.
  • Please note, flights are not provided with our programming.

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