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2014 Event Schedule

VIP Preview

Tuesday, December 2 | 5:30 PM - 10 PM

VIP Cardholders and Members of the Press

Art Miami, CONTEXT, Christie’s International Real Estate, Maserati and participating galleries and curators invite VIP collectors and accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive first view of the highly anticipated Art Miami + CONTEXT Fairs with a cocktail reception benefiting the Pérez Art Museum Miami and Miami Light Project. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

These must-see events are the first opportunities to acquire the finest investment quality modern and contemporary works by emerging, cutting-edge and established artists prior to the fairs’ opening to the public the next day.

ABOUT PAMM: Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
promotes artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, advancing public knowledge and appreciation of art, architecture and design, and reflecting the diverse community of its pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. A 29-year-old South Florida institution formerly known as Miami Art Museum (MAM), Pérez Art Museum Miami opened a new building, designed by world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park on December 4, 2013. The facility and is a state-of-the-art model for sustainable museum design and progressive programming and features 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor program space with flexible galleries; shaded outdoor verandas; a waterfront restaurant and bar; a museum shop; and an education center with a library, media lab and classroom spaces.
The exhibitions on view during Miami Art Week include solo shows of Mario Garcia Torres, Beatriz Milhazes, Gary Simmons, Geoffrey Farmer, Nicole Cherubini, Leonor Antunes and Adler Guerrier; as well as prints and multiples gifted to PAMM from the Holding Capital Group Collection and the second iteration of the museum’s Overview Galleries, Global Positioning Systems, in which selections from PAMM’s permanent collection are displayed alongside loans from important private collections. Art Miami VIP Cardholders are invited to PAMM Presents Future Brown featuring Kelela, A DIS Magazine + THV Entertainment Production, on December 4 from 8pm to midnight. Art Miami VIP card required for entry.


CONTEXT Art Miami has partnered with Miami Light Project for the highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview, December 2. Latin Grammy Nominated artist/producer, Mr. Pauer, will perform an exclusive concert with an exquisite selection of his signature sound Electrópico™. The CONTEXT Outdoor Garden will feature live percussion and an array of guest singers. Download cards offering three exclusive tracks will be distributed for CONTEXT VIP’s.

Miami Light Project will have a selection of performances scheduled in the CONTEXT Outdoor Garden during General Fair Hours from 3PM – 7PM daily.

VIP Preview | Aqua Art Miami

Wednesday, December 3 | 3 PM – 10 PM
The opening of Aqua Art Miami has become the traditional Wednesday destination of influential collectors, connoisseurs and art professionals who migrate en masse from Art Basel Miami Beach’s Vernissage a short walk away. The fun and festive atmosphere encourages many to linger late in the Aqua Hotel’s inviting open spaces and seize the opportunity to purchase captivating works before the fair opens to the public.


one art nation
1AN Symposium
Presented by CONTEXT and One Art Nation
December 5-7, 2014, starting at 1:00 PM daily

One Art Nation (1AN) and CONTEXT present the can't-miss educational event of the season! The 1AN Symposium brings together leading art industry experts to speak on a range of topics, providing attendees with the skills required to improve their reputation as serious art collectors, maximize the efficiency of their overall asset portfolio and cultivate their taste for the finer things in life.

Whether you are a first time buyer, an established collector, are in the industry, or simply have a passion for art, our program is both diverse and engaging. The 1AN Symposium is FREE for visitors of CONTEXT and Art Miami, with a selection of live sessions beside the café area at CONTEXT, starting at 1pm daily.  No pre-registration is required.

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1:00 – 1:30 pm
Spotlight: The Evolution of the Collage Aesthetic from Braque & Picasso to Banksy & Prince
Speaker: Bruce Helander | Host: Arcature Fine Art

Bruce Helander will trace the evolution of collage from its beginnings to the fascinating application of this celebrated medium in contemporary art.

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Panel: Protecting Your Art Collection
Speakers: Laura Murphy, Peggy Hollander, Scott Bowman
Regardless of your reasons for collecting art, your collection most likely has monetary and sentimental worth.  A fine art insurance expert, a succession planning expert and an attorney will discuss the importance of protecting your collection and the necessary steps to take.
Host: Chubb Personal Insurance, The Succession Group, Proskauer

3:00 – 3:45 pm
Panel: An Insider’s Guide to New Ways of Collecting Art
Speakers: Roxanna Zarnegar and fellow experts | Host: artnet
Hear from a diverse panel of leading experts on new ways to build a collection, with a focus on how to leverage the Internet to find the works you love.


1:00 – 1:30 pm

Spotlight: Money Talks - The Works of Santiago Montoya
Speakers: Beatriz Esguerra, Santiago Montoya, Jose Falconi  |  Host: Beatriz Esguerra Art
Artist Santiago Montoya will discuss his longstanding relationship with the materiality of bank notes and how such exploration has led to a thorough investigation of the financial market.

2:00 – 2:30 pm

What Drives the Price of Great Paintings?
Speaker: Evan Beard
A frequent theme from journalists and critics alike is that the market for high art is irrational. This session will demonstrate to the contrary that there is a predictable path for an artist’s work to become valuable and that the price of great works of art are based on a few key drivers.
Host: Deloitte

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Merging Art & Technology
Speaker: Jenny Park Adam and Richard Sarrach  |  Host: Artdex
This presentation will investigate the influence of technology on today’s art market, including web-based tools to catalog and share your art collection archive with an ever-expanding and global art community.


1:00 – 1:30 pm

Spotlight: CONTEXT
A unique artist or collection of works will be highlighted.

2:00 – 2:30 pm

The Fine Art of Looking
Speaker: Hope Torrents  |  Host: Lowe Art Museum
Discussion will focus on Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) and its applicability with adults, using reference examples of contemporary art.  

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Learning From Your Art Database
Speaker: Tanya Van Sant  |  Host: ArtBase
This session will share the secrets of the big galleries and collections about how a good database plays a significant role in the growth of your art collection or small art business.


Group Adult and Family Tours:

Wednesday through Friday – Private Tours 
Saturday and Sunday – 1pm and 3pm
Chidren’s Art Area:
Saturday and Sunday –  12pm – 4pm
Register now since space is limited! Please indicate the tour name and requested time note your preference for an English, Spanish, or Russian speaking docent
$50 per person for a group adult or family tour, maximum 8 people.
$200 for a 1 hour private tour (maximum 4 people)
$10/hour per child in children’s area


Adult Group Tours - Saturday and Sunday – 1pm and 3pm:

Art Miami Overview
This tour provides an introduction to all mediums on view including photography, paintings, works on paper and sculpture. Various modern and contemporary art historical movements will be addressed with in-depth discussion of the formal qualities, narrative and conceptual basis of certain art works. 


This tour provides an introduction to photography.  Conversations will address the formal, conceptual and/or narrative aspect of works on view, placing them in their art historical contexts.  Attributes of the work such as style, size and printing techniques will be explored. 

Paintings, Drawings and Prints

This tour provides an introduction to various modern and contemporary movements with in-depth discussion of the formal qualities and conceptual underpinnings of each art work.  Connections with sources and relationships with other art of the same time period will be emphasized. We will educate on materials, mediums and techniques. 

Sculpture and Installation
This tour provides an introduction to representational and abstract sculptures and their relationship to the environment in which they are displayed.

Latin American Art

Learn about the most important Latin American artists, and the relationships of the artists on view with their sources. The tour will address all movement and mediums on view. 

Children’s Art Decoration Tour (for parents and children above age 8) - Saturday and Sunday – 1pm and 3pm
Need to decorate your child’s room or rotate the art on his or her walls?  Art Fairy can help.  Come on this tour and we will guide you towards child-friendly and educational artwork.

Children’s Tours - Saturday and Sunday – 1pm and 3pm:

(Children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult and children over age 6 can be dropped off.)

The children's tour will discuss the subject matter in the case of figuration and color, form and mood for abstraction. We work with children to create their own artwork inspired by what they see, for example small children may mimic the poses of sculptural figures and then make their own miniature sculptures out of materials ranging from stickers to small toys.  Older children receive more art historical information and are provided with more sophisticated materials such as photogram paper to make interesting artworks of their own. 


The Children’s Art Center will provide a safe playroom on-site at Art Miami for children ages 3-13, who are introduced to art while their parents visit the fairs. Children enrolled in the program will have exclusive access to participate in activities including art explorations, games, puzzles and storytelling.

Kids Center will be open Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.