Miami Art Museum during Art Basel 12/1-6/09

International Committee Welcome Reception
Tuesday, December 1, 7pm
By invitation only
In celebration of Art Basel Miami Beach 2009, Miami Art Museum welcomes its International Committee with a private cocktail reception. For more information on MAM’s International Committee contact Brooke Minto at 305.375.2617 or via email at

Party on the Plaza
Thursday, December 3, 8-11pm
By invitation only
Miami Art Museum’s signature Art Basel event celebrating the unveiling of Arab Woman, 2006/2009, an outdoor project by Shepard Fairey on MAM’s exterior. Approximately 1,700 Art Basel VIPs and other invited guests will enjoying live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres under the stars. Open to: Art Basel Miami Beach exhibitors’ pass, VIP card and special VIP card holders, PULSE VIP card holders, as well as Contributing ($250) and above MAM members and MAM Contemporaries. To become a Contributing and above member, contact or call 305.375.1709.

Shepard Fairey, Arab Woman
Public art project
Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6
Free to the public
Miami-Dade County Cultural Center Plaza
101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
Street artist Shepard Fairey unveils a new variation of Arab Woman on MAM’s exterior during Art Basel Miami Beach. The project will be visible from the Miami Dade Cultural Center Plaza at 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Produced in conjunction with Country Club gallery and the Fountainhead Residency, the project coincides with an outdoor project 2700 NW 2nd Ave.

MAM Ball
Saturday, December 5, 7pm-12am
Individual tickets: $750 – $1,000
Tables: $7,500 – $25,000
Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach
This year’s MAM Ball will celebrate the completion of the design and development of the new Miami Art Museum at Museum Park. Lin Arison will serve as the Honorary Ball Chair and Solita and Steven Mishaan as Ball Chairs. MAM’s Ball continues to be one of the season’s premier social events and the Museum’s single most important fundraising event of the year. The MAM Ball provides support for the programs that bring art to life for thousands of visitors of all ages annually. For more information, please contact or call 305.375.5935.

Parodi Lecture in the Philosphy of Art: John Rajchman “Diagrammatic Spaces”
Sunday, December 6, 11am
Free admission to lecture; Light refreshments following lecture
Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum will hold the annual Parodi lecture in Philosophy of Art on Sunday, December 6, at 11am. This year’s lecture, titled Diagrammatic Spaces will be given by philosopher John Rajchman. Rajchman, adjunct professor, Department of Art History at Columbia University, will look at the relationship between space and image in contemporary art. The Parodi lecture is offered in conjunction with the University of Miami, Department of Philosophy. The lecture is free. Refreshments will be served following the lecture. For more information contact or call 305.375.3000.

Free Guided Tours on Sundays
Sunday, December 6, 2pm
Free with museum admission
Miami Art Museum
Miami Art Museum offers free, guided tours by museum docents and trained guides every Sunday at 2pm. Drop-in visitors meet in the musuem lobby. Group tours are available in English and Spanish year-round, by appointment. For group tours details and rates, contact MAM’s education depatment at 305.375.4073.