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Mark Dahle's tips for visiting Scope
December 6-10, 2017, during Miami Art Week


at Scope 2011.

Nathan Slate Joseph's Sari Kimono Suite I, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Scope 2011.

You won't have enough time to see all the art in Miami during Art Week. There are more than 15 great art fairs, plus private collections, museums, special exhibits and private parties. You'll have to pick and choose among the many venues.

If your time is short, Scope Art Fair is a great choice.

Scope is at 801 Ocean Drive, about a 30-minute walk from Art Basel Miami Beach and a five- or ten-minute walk from Untitled. Scope is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All the other main art fairs close earlier Sunday, so if you're still in town, Scope offers one last chance to see great art before the weekend ends. Admission is $35; $25 for seniors and students.

Transportation: You'll be happiest if you leave your car at home. Parking won't be easy. Better to take Lyft, Uber, a limo, a cab or the bus. Whatever you take, traffic will likely be gridlocked on Collins Avenue until you get to around 21st street.

Watch the weather reports. Most of the time it will be about 80 outside and pleasantly air-conditioned inside. But I have been at Scope in a squall. Besides looking at the great art inside, we were all staring out at the torrents of rain, wondering if it would stop before closing time. I was so thankful we were able to wait it out.

For a complete discussion of all the art fairs in Miami over this same weekend plus more great tips on hotels and transportation, see our article on Miami Art Week


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Shi Jindian's Changjiang 750 with Two Wheels, shown by Contemporary by Angela Li at Scope. The piece is made of colored stainless steel wire.

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White Walls Gallery of San Francisco presented one of the most intriguing displays with this selection from artist ROA at Scope.

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Detail of the ROA's exhibit.

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Little Artist by Hung Liu at Turner Carroll, Scope 2011.

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A piece shown by White Walls Gallery at Scope 2011.

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James Kennedy's Retrorapsodie, 2011, at Scope 2011.

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Detail of vitrine by D*Face shown by Corey Helford Gallery at Scope 2011.

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Detail of Marcus Antonius Jansen's Rock-a-bye Baby at Scope 2011.

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Pilgrimage Series - The Red, by Yang Yang at Art Asia 2011.

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Blue Pier by Warner Friedman at Scope 2011.

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Detail of Frontal Bone by WK, shown by Jonathan LeVine Gallery at Scope 2011.

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A painting by Jorge Chirinos Sanchez at Scope 2011.

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Karlos Carcamo's Hard Edge Painting at Scope 2011.

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Impulsive, by La Ba Quan, shown by AiBo Fine Asian Art at Art Asia 2011.

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Farley Aguilar had a large display of zombies, ghouls and other creatures, plus this (presumably haunted) house in a project curated by Anthony Spinello at Scope 2011.

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Detail of Three Steps No. 1 by Shi Jindian, made out of colored stainless steel wire. This beautiful three-dimensional piece is not done justice by the photo. It was shown by Contemporary by Angela Li at Scope 2011. The motorcycle at the top of the page is by the same artist in the same technique.