Art Basel’s Switzerland fair in June was a tremendous success. Some 70,000 attendees flocked to view works at 289 exhibitors. Highlights ranged from the $40-million sale of Louise Bourgeois’ Spider, to Jeff Koons’s Moon Phases NFT series at $2 million apiece, to Chance the Rapper’s premiere of his music video with art by Yannis Davy Guibinga. If it inspires you to check out Florida’s art scene, here’s a rundown of current museum shows.
Keith Haring in the House
Timed for “Confrontation: Keith Haring and Pierre Alechinsky,” an exhibit that compares the two 20th-century artists through October 2, NSU Art Museum hosts a Pride Month lecture on June 26. “A Sense of Pride” dives into the late Haring’s world of 1980s New York regarding art, nightlife and his gay rights activism.
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Las Olas Isles | Lighthouse Point
The Cummer Museum of Art presents “Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III Collection at Asia Society” from June 25-September 18. The couple who pioneered diversity in the art world collected sculptures, bronzes and ceramics dating as far back as the 6th century BCE.
Jacksonville is among the geographic jewels now represented by ONE Sotheby’s following its recent acquisition of First Coast SIR in Northeast Florida. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
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Many people know Andy Warhol, but few remember Marisol. In “Marisol and Warhol Take New York” through September 5, Pérez Art Museum Miami resurrects the one-name, forgotten art star of the Sixties. Born in Paris of Venezuelan heritage, she was a household name during her career’s pinnacle. Rediscover her whimsical multimedia works and Warhol connection.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Miami Shores | Ponce Davis | The Roads
The Norton Museum of Art exhibits the aptly titled “A Remarkable Gathering: The Fisher Landau Family Collection” through September 11. It features premier works by heavy hitters such as Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Indiana, Willem de Kooning, Agnes Martin, Cy Twombly and Jasper Johns, whose 1986 Flags is pictured here.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
West Palm Beach
Organized by the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, “Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee” travels to the Vero Beach Museum of Art through September 18. Lee, a major figure of the thriving, 20th-century artist colony in Woodstock, N.Y., was highly recognized during her career that spanned fine and commercial art.
Vero Beach has blossomed beyond the beach and golf course. Its vibrant lifestyle beckons with fitness, family-friendly events, hip breweries and more. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
This one is more for cinephiles. In “Art of the Hollywood Backdrop” through January 22, 2023, the Boca Raton Museum of Art shines the long overdue spotlight on artists who painted iconic scenic backdrops. Immerse yourself in scenery for major motion pictures like “North by Northwest,” “The Sound of Music” and “Singin’ in the Rain.”
Perhaps most famous for its destination mall and namesake luxury resort, Boca Raton also delights snowbirds and locals alike for its arts, entertainment venues and proximity to down-home Delray Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.