Miami becomes the center of the art world November 29 through December 4, 2022, hosting over 20 international art fairs, more than 1,200 galleries, thousands of artists and tens of thousands of art lovers.
It would take a month of looking at art as a full-time job to see everything taking place during Miami Art Week which also includes pop-ups, festivals, installations, parties, museums exhibitions, street art, talks, concerts and more. This galaxy of events is anchored by the premiere contemporary art festival in North America and arguably the world, Art Basel Miami Beach.
While it’s impossible to see everything, here are suggestions for how to see as much of what’s best during Miami Art Week 2022.
Saturday, December 3: North Miami and Little Haiti
At the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, “Didier William: Nou Kite Tout Sa Dèyè” marks the first major solo museum show for the artist who grew up in North Miami. This exhibition features over 40 paintings and prints and William’s first monumental sculpture, all examining the precarity of Black life in America, the urgent longing for Black joy, and affirmation of Black queer humanity.
William and the exhibition’s curator will lead a tour of the show Saturday at 11:00 AM.
From there, visit the Art of Transformation, a five-day, two-block event in the heart of Opa-locka at the ARC (Arts & Recreation Center; 675 Ali Baba Ave). Included in the free event is AfriKin Art 2022, Miami’s contemporary Africana art fair, open from 11:00 AM–10:00 PM.
At N’Namdi Gallery in Little Haiti (6505 N.E. 2nd Ave.) see Harlem Globetrotter Maxwell Pearce’s “The Art of An Athlete” December 3 and 4 from noon–10:00 PM. Pearce’s vibrantly textured mixed media works explore diversity within Black athleticism and celebrate athletes’ individual abilities to do more than dribble, shoot and score. Admission is free.
Nina Johnson Gallery a mile away (6315 NW 2nd Ave) showcases Raúl de Nieves who is known for his vivid, three-dimensional beaded sculptures paying tribute to his Mexican heritage as well as drag and ballroom culture through the transformation of everyday materials into extravagant objects. Entry is free from 11:00 AM–5:00 PM.
Cap off the night, or any night, Thursday through Sunday, at the Tribeca Music Lounge (7145 NW 1st Ct) with a live performance.