The Betsy-South Beach Announces Exhibitions for 2020/21 12/15/20

The Betsy-South Beach Announces Exhibitions for 2020/21
Sunday, 12/15/2020-, 04:00 pm-06:00 pm
Virtual Location
Cost: FREE

The Betsy Hotel (thebetsyhotel.com), a luxury boutique hotel, located on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, announces new exhibitions in 25,000 sq ft of exhibition space, curated by Lesley Goldwasser Plutzik, co-owner of the Hotel. Media interviews with artists, and docent tours are available for critics, collectors, and the public with masks and social distancing required, starting December 18, 2020. Exhibitions will be in place for the 2020/21 season. Contact dBriggs@thebetsyhotel.com for more info.

EXHIBITIONS OVERVIEW -2020/21 Season
● Inside: Nine collections featuring: Carlos Betancourt, Hassan Hajjaj, Barbara Hulanicki, Alessandro Sarno, Ricardo Cavolo, Karl Stoecker, Carlos Andres Cruz, Robin Hill, and Paul Saltzman. https://bit.ly/3fXW3bV

● Outside: Empathy Time is a social justice installation by Nuria Richards on #TheBetsyOrb honors George Floyd. https://bit.ly/3ly42NQ. (Debuted November 26 and will run thru December 31 from 7 PM until 1 AM nightly)

● Outside: ‘Temporary Vacancy’ features Pittsburgh-based performance collective, Die-Cast, streaming live from inside the hotel onto walls in the breezeway adjacent to The Betsy between Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue in a project commissioned by City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Visitors Bureau. https://bit.ly/3fU0XGM. (Streamed live from Dec 2 to 12 – and digitally from Dec 10-20, 2020 @ www.die-castphilly.org)

THE BETSY’S PERMANENT COLLECTION
● PUBLIC ART – In the breezeway between Ocean Dr. and Collins Ave- The Betsy Orb & Betsy Poetry Rail, designed by architect, Allan Shulman – opened in 2016 (Orb – http://hrld.us/3fU1Fnq) (Rail – https://bit.ly/36toECP)

● THE LOST BEATLES AND ROLLING STONES – 250 seldom seen images of The Beatles and Rolling Stones from the Bob Bonis Collection, opened 2012 (https://bit.ly/36q6GAV)

● ROBERT ZUCKERMAN ART – Celebrating the work of a legendary Hollywood movie set photographer with works from a humanitarian project called Kindsight and other collections. http://hrld.us/3qtRAm

● ELEVATOR ART – Making every moment count for guests traversing the property with works by Max Steven Grossman (https://bit.ly/2KSQ38B) and Andy Sweet – completed 2016 and 2019 ( https://bit.ly/3qi6xHN )

THE BETSY’S VIRTUAL ARTS SALONS, VISITING ARTIST PROGRAMS, & ONGOING CULTURAL COMMITMENT
● The Betsy Hotel debuted its virtual salon series on March 30, 2020, continuing a decade-long legacy of pre-COVID live artist conversations. To date, the current program has reached 10,000 households. The program is presented in partnership with Florida International University and other community partners. https://bit.ly/3qgWimZ

● The Betsy Hotel has a visiting artist program and has welcomed 1000+ artists for creative respite and public engagement, all writing from the desk of 3x Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Poet Hyam Plutzik (1911-62). https://bit.ly/36s0ybf

● The Betsy Hotel is home to 3 organizations: Miami Classical Music Festival, O, Miami Poetry Festival, and Supporting Women Writers in Miami (https://bit.ly/3mtm6dq) (https://bit.ly/3ojpF6t ) (https://bit.ly/33CgHZU )

● The Betsy Hotel has presented major exhibitions since the property opened in 2009. https://bit.ly/3g3XIMX
● Recent awards: Academy of American Poets (2020) for service to poets; Americans for the Arts Business Award (2018), Boutique Lifestyle and Lodging (2020) Top 2 Boutique Hotels in America. Travel + Leisure said it best: ‘An unexpected departure from bustling Ocean Drive, The Betsy has more awards than rooms.’ https://bit.ly/3mhnfny

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