Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon at the Miami International Art Fair. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get a general-admission pass good for any one date during the January 14–17 fair hours (up to a $15 value).
- For $25, you get a first view reception admission that includes cocktails and caviar on January 13, opening night, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., as well as admission to the show (up to a $75 value).
David and Lee Ann Lester, founders of International Fine Arts Expositions, usher in the MIA’s second annual contemporary art show with a collection of cutting-edge pieces from more than 60 international exhibitors. Photography, installation, performance, and video pieces will be on view within the ample gallery space of the Miami Beach Convention Center. A virtual gallery of stills affords inquisitive eyes brief glimpses of works, but large-scale installations, such as the Museum of Modern Ice, have stunning troves of artifacts that must be seen, smelled, tasted, and tapped with a salami log for optimum appreciation. Lectures and symposiums throughout the weekend give guests a chance to discuss artistic issues and themes and get the artists' answers to questions such as “Why is your top hat filled with toothbrush heads?” Those opting for a first look at the show will skirt the crowds in style with a cocktail and caviar reception, pairing the classiest things you can eat and drink with the classiest things at which you can look.
Children younger than 12 years old receive free admission when accompanied by an adult.