Art Basel Miami Beach opens to the general public on Thursday, December 4, the same day as NADA Miami Beach. However, before then there are plenty of superb openings, exhibitions, and parties to savor. Below, a very brief guide to a few things that look particularly tantalizing. Note well: most are open to the general public, but please check the listing since some require an RSVP or a VIP card. And as always, if you have access to a VIP card, the rules of access change.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Exhibition: Mario García Torres at Pérez Art Museum Miami
The relentlessly interesting Mexico City-based artist Mario García Torres will present a new project involving “Robert Rauschenberg, climate change, and Florida,” according to a release. Almost certain to be superb.
Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, hours vary
Opening: ICA Miami
The temporary outpost of Miami’s newest museum opens with a show of a show of Pedro Reyes and Andra Ursuta. VIP preview Tuesday, go for free anytime after that.
4040 NE 2nd Avenue, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
Book Release and Exhibition: “Marilyn Minter: Plush” at Bungalow 251 at Miami Beach Edition
The Fulton Ryder gang is releasing Marilyn Minter’s first art book by presenting a show of her work at the hotel through Saturday. This evening Minter will be on hand at 8 p.m. to sign books.
Bungalow 251, the Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 6–9 p.m.
Book Signing: Jordan Wolfson at Harper’s
Harper’s Books presents a signing of Jordan Wolfson’s Ecce Homo / le Poseur. Get yours!
Bungalow 252, the Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, 6–9 p.m.
Opening: “One Way: Peter Marino” at the Bass Museum of Art
This show examines the leather-clad architect’s art collection and his its relationship to his practice. If you can’t get into the opening, it will be on view to the general public beginning on Thursday.
Bass Museum of Art, 7–11 p.m., Bass Museum of Art members, Art Basel Miami Beach VIPs and exhibitors, and Design Miami VIPs and exhibitors, open to the general public December 4