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Ten Galleries and Art Spaces to Visit During Miami Art Week


The arrival of the international art dealing behemoth known as Basel draws many Magic City residents to a slew of festivals, fairs, and public art displays in early December. And while much of Miami Art Week is geared toward billions of dollars of spending, we plebeians can still enjoy the frenzy. Just don't forget that local gallery shows vying for a piece of the pie are hiding in plain sight. Basel only comes once a year, so load up your plate with this smorgasbord of cultural offerings.

Ward Rooming House. Hampton Art Lovers, the Miami CRA, Chairman Keon Hardemon, the Black Archives, and Urban Collective have all worked to bring "Elizabeth Catlett and the Hampton Arts Tradition" from Hampton University to Miami for Basel season. Catlett was a significant champion of black and brown people as subjects for her art and activism. During a week where money and status eclipse the messaging and soul of art, this show is an important reminder of how representation and cultural production are tied up with every aspect of our social structures. December 5th through December 10th at 249 NW 9th St., Miami