Montserrat Hosts Behind the Scenes Tour at Art Basel Miami Beach in December

November 3, 2012

From December 6 – 9, Miami Beach will host the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibiting galleries are among the world’s most respected art dealers, offering exceptional pieces by both renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers. Special exhibition sections feature young galleries, performance art, public art projects and video art. The show will be a vital resource for art lovers, allowing them to both discover new developments in contemporary art and experience rare museum-caliber artworks.

Montserrat Gallery Director Leonie Bradbury will lead a group to share the entire Art Basel experience. The schedule includes a visit to Art Basel, the main art fair, but also tours of several of the satellite fairs such as NADA, Art Miami, CONTEXT, Pulse, Aqua and new this year Untitled. Participants will meet a New York and Seattle Gallery Owner, a collector of contemporary art, and an artist exhibiting at one of the fairs. The group will go on private tours of the Rubell Collection and the street murals of Miami known as Wynwood Walls. The experience will end with a visit to the Miami Art Museum where Montserrat Professor and Art Historian Martha Buskirk will lecture on her new research, Behind the Scenes at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Originally from The Netherlands, Bradbury has been the Director and Curator of Montserrat College of Art Galleries since 2005. She has curated contemporary art exhibitions that feature a range of artists of national and international note for over nine years. She has received several New England Art Awards and two of her exhibitions have received curatorial awards from the Association of International Art Critics. Bradbury’s specialty is contemporary art, theory, and criticism. She graduated Summa cum Laude with a B.A. in Art History from the University of Minnesota in 1998, followed by a M.A. in the History of Art from Boston University in 2001. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts.

Cost & Information
Fee: $1200; Transportation and entrance fees for Art Basel, all other fairs and scheduled activities are included. Participants are responsible for airfare, lodging and meals. Limited enrollment 12.

To register, contact Kathleen Burke, Director of Continuing Education at:
[email protected], or 978.921.4242 x1180.

**DEADLINE: November 6th! Book soon to avoid disappointment.