New art and antique fairs and festivals keep springing up in diverse parts of the world. The mother of all art fairs , Art Basel was established in 1970 by a group of local art gallerists and is the biggest contemporary art fair in the world. Art Basel stages the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in BaselMiami Beach, and Hong Kong. It has been a driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in the development of artists, and the promotion of visual arts.

Art Basel Miami runs annually at the beginning of December on Miami Beach, showcasing art from around the globe and from local artists. Experience the favorite winter meeting place for the international artworld, in Miami where over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 70,000 visitors each year. With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event.

Leading international galleries show work from masters of Modern and contemporary art as well as pieces by newly emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are displayed in the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches.

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