Miami Art Week is almost here, with its fusillade of art fairs, big and small. For many art-lovers, however, the whirl of art commerce is only the excuse to head down to Miami. The bevy of ancillary events and openings that the city brings forth for the occasion from its many museums and major art collectors is just as much or more of an attraction, and certainly soaks up a major part of the evenings and nights.
Here are 11 attractions to look out for during Miami Art Week 2018, outside of Art Basel and the other fairs.
1. “afriCOBRA: Messages to the People” at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Chicago-based art collective afriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists). The group’s distinct combination of text, bright Kool-Aid colors, and an overall jubilant graphic celebration of black life continues to impact contemporary artists.
November 27, 2018–April 7, 2019; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami is located at 770 NE 125th Street.