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The Art Issue 2023

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Hotel/Gallery The Betsy Hotel The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, a beacon of art and culture, is set to dazzle visitors during the annual Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Beach Art Week. As guests step into this luxurious beachfront resort, they are greeted by a world of artistic wonderment curated by co-owner Lesley Goldwasser. The hotel’s commitment to the arts is evident in its diverse offerings. One of the highlights this year is a large-scale exhibition in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Morocco. Multiple galleries feature stunning works by acclaimed artists such as Hicham Benohoud, Idries Karnachi, Mahi Binebine, and Hassan Hajjaj. These pieces transport visitors to the vibrant landscapes and rich culture of Morocco, a true testament to the power of visual storytelling. Additionally, works by Paul Loughney, Gaia Adducchio, Sonia Hamza and Akshita Gandhi carefully curated by Sophie Lefevbre, invite viewers to explore the boundaries of creativity. Meanwhile, Amanda Mullen showcases the mesmerizing photographs by Bert Stern, capturing moments of beauty and intrigue. The Betsy Hotel continues to honor the legacy of the late Andy Sweet with a new collection curated by Paul Dreq and Ed Cristin. The collection brings to life Sweet’s vision, celebrating the spirit of Miami Beach through his lens. Walking through the hotel’s halls and stairways, visitors encounter a captivating array of art, from the evocative works of Tamary Kudita and Charlie Spot to iconic images by legends like Bunny Yeager and Val Kilmer. The Betsy Hotel’s permanent collections and partnerships with renowned artists create a tapestry of artistic excellence. As the sun sets, The Betsy Poetry Rail, an expansive installation designed by Allan Shulman, comes alive with poetic inspiration. The installation illuminates the night, inviting guests to explore the beauty that emerges when words become art. Furthermore, Carlos Betancourt’s digital projections on #thebetsyorb, commissioned by the City of Miami Beach No Vacancy program, take viewers on a mesmerizing journey through a digital wonderland. The Betsy Hotel is not just a place to visit but a place to immerse oneself in the world of art and culture. With its commitment to free public art events and the warm hospitality of co-owners Jonathan Plutzik and Lesley Goldwasser, it’s a place where art comes to life, enriching the soul and leaving lasting memories for all who have the privilege to visit. In the heart of Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District, The Betsy Hotel is home to an award-winning restaurant, live jazz performances, art exhibitions, and cultural enrichments for guests as well as local residents. Location & Phone 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 +1 866-792-3879 Online

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