December 9, Sunday:
Art Basel Miami Beach’s official closing party heads to The James Royal Palm this year with over 1,000 VIPs, collectors, gallerists, artists, and influencers. Guests will enjoy an evening of mingling outdoorswith champagne, wine and bites from the hotel’s signature restaurant Florida Cookery, lead by local Miami Chef and Partner Kris Wessel, and CATCH; a globally influenced seafood restaurant helmed by Top Chef winner, Executive Chef Hung Huynh. (INVITE ONLY; media requests considered with coverage)
UNTITLED. – Miami Beach’s newest, most forward-thinking and curated art fair makes its debut this year as the world’s first art fair on the beach. Appointing internationally renowned, Cuban-born and Miami-raised Omar Lopez-Chahoud as curator, UNTITLED. ensures a focus on quality and simplicity with a well-edited fair featuring approximately 50 international galleries.
The James Royal Palm hotel – Opening this fall on Collins Avenue, and set to become Miami’s premier home for art and culture year round, The James Royal Palm features a “Cultural Collection” of one-of-a-kind partnerships with New World Symphony, YoungArts Foundation, Miami Museum ofContemporary Art and Public School fashion designers. Each will bring unique art and experiences to the hotel as well as VIPs during Miami Art Week, including new commissioned works by an artist hand-selected by MOCA’s Bonnie Clearwater, Jorge Pantoja, and sounds curated by New World Symphony.
Toscana Divino – As one of the hottest go-to restaurants in Brickell during Art Basel, Toscana Divino is an Italian outpost of culinary, art and fashion transported directly from Tuscany. Inspired by Italy’s famed culture, Maestro Alessandro Reggioli’s Contemporary Tuscan-inspired masterpieces adorn the walls of the restaurant.
ONE OCEAN – Exhibition of Jose Bedia works and a preview of developer Jorge Perez’s latest masterpiece luxury condo, designed by architect Enrique Norten, landscape architect Enzo Enea and with art by Bedia, Michele Oka Doner and more.