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The Sagamore Hotel Presents The Return Of The 19th Annual Iconic Brunch During Art Week 2020

The Sagamore Hotel, known as Miami’s original Art Hotel, presents a new, reinvigorated arts program for Miami Art Week that returns the hotel to its roots as a leading and iconic art establishment. As one of the first art-themed hotels in the country, The Sagamore Hotel holds a special role in the contemporary art world. Now, with safety of top concern, The Sagamore Hotel—under the direction of Ronit Neuman and the support of ownership—revitalizes its crucial role during these challenging times with its resilient love of the arts, a healthy and engaged community, and its timely exhibitions that bring together a multitude of needed perspectives for Miami Art Week and beyond.

“After some consideration, we couldn’t be more excited to officially announce that we will be able to continue our Art Week tradition, and especially to host our 19th Annual Iconic Sagamore Brunch.” - Ronit Neuman

From left to right: Everyone Has A Story To Tell! by Camilo Rojas, Girl at Window (Norma) by Kristen Thiele

The Sagamore Hotel is offering a wide array of safe art experiences. These include events during Art Week 2020 as well as ongoing exhibitions through February 2021.

On December 2, the hotel will host its opening night, A.F.F.M. (Art, Fashion, Food, Music), at the Sagamore Supper Club. The opening night will feature a runway show from Miami Designer Pangea Kali Virga, DJ Bea Pernia and live musicians, a five course concept dinner under the stars curated by celebrity chefs Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth, accompanied by cocktails, wines provided by Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and curated art tours. This is an outdoor event with table service in respect to social distancing. Make reservations here (Tickets are limited).

On December 5, the hotel will host its iconic 19th Annual Iconic Sagamore Brunch. The brunch is by invitation only and advance ticket sales to secure social distancing and control capacity. Tickets will include the signature brunch with unlimited mimosas, individual signature bites, crepes, art tours, live performances, and more. Make reservations here (Tickets are limited).

From left to right: Chefs Jeff McInnis & Janine Booth, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and fashion designer Pangea Kali Virga (photographer Gianfranco Tomassetti, model Chabelys Flore)

Everyone Has A Story To Tell! and The Gaze (on view through Feb 2021) will feature multimedia works curated throughout the hotel grounds, and all artwork on display will be from artists exclusively from Miami. The exhibitions are curated by two respected and seasoned art professionals: Grela Orihuela, an art advisor, documentary filmmaker, and former art fair director, and Maggy Cuesta, a graphic designer and former Dean of Visual Arts at New World School of the Arts. The artworks are available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds of sales will benefit local artists.

In its continued support of local art and cultural initiatives, The Sagamore Hotel will make a contribution from ticket sales and a portion of art sales to its cultural partner, The Bass, in support of their art acquisition fund in the purchase of art by a Miami artist.

In conjunction with the exhibitions, there will be seven permanent murals at The Sagamore Hotel, curated by the duo. The artists involved with the murals include the following: Gabriela Beltran, Maria Benitez, Alejandro Contreras, Valeria Guillen, Patricia Monclus, Jose Felix Perez, and Camilo Rojas.

Everyone Has A Story To Tell! offers an interactive experience where the artists share the stories behind their works. Visitors will also be able to contribute their own stories and reactions that can be submitted and likewise accompany the work. The idea is to have an ongoing narrative that continues throughout the entire run of the exhibition. The following artists will be featured: Luisa Basnuevo, Cleo Bell, Joyce Billet, Carol K. Brown, Ana Carballosa, Nereida Garcia-Ferraz, Roberto Gomez, Stephanie Hadad, Richard Haden, Hush Fell, Yusimy Lara, Cristina Lei-Rodriguez, Betty Monteavaro, Alex Nuñez, Jose Felix Perez, Gavin Perry, Christina Pettersson, Kerry Phillips, Ralph Provisero, Camilo Rojas, Mateo Serna Zapata, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, and We Are Nice’n Easy.

The Gaze celebrates the human form through an artist’s eyes: how one person sees another, how they capture their essence, and how one gazes at another can alter the perspective of art history. Through expressions of desire, admiration, attraction, or inspiration, The Gaze explores fleeting moments of perception and connection. Also featuring Miami artists, the work will be exhibited salon-style in the Sagamore Salon, and is another way to continue a visual narrative throughout the run of the exhibition. The following artists will be featured: Susan Banks, Loriel Beltran, Jessica Cohen, Marina Font, Nereida Garcia-Ferraz, Carol Jazzar, Monique Lazard, Alex Nuñez, Jose Felix Perez, Christina Pettersson, Mateo Serna Zapata, Nina Surel, and Kristen Thiele.

While the exhibitions are complementary and open 24/7 in public areas, from December, 2020, to February, 2021, The Sagamore Hotel will for the first time have galleries exhibiting out of their iconic bungalows during Miami Art Week, December 2 - December 6. The following galleries will be exhibiting:

  • Christopher Martin Gallery (artists include Christopher Martin, Ysabel LeMay, Isabelle Van Zeijl, Jean Paul Khabbaz, and Paul Bloch)

  • The Contemporary Art Modern Project (CAMP Gallery) (artists include Aurora Molina, Edison Peñafiel, Alina Rojo Rodríguez, and Damian Rodríguez)

  • Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery (artists include Jose Bechara, Loris Cecchini, Daniel Domig, Daniel Gonzalez, Felice Grodin, Udo Noger, Alejandra Padilla, Cecilia Paredes, Dirk Salz, Santiago Villanueva, and Xawery Wolski)

  • PR for Artists (artists include Barbara Cole, Russell Young, Gretchen Andrew, Patricia Carr Morgan, and Daniel Sackheim)


Everyone Has A Story To Tell!, The Gaze, and Walls at The Sagamore

December 2, 2020 - February, 28, 2021

Open 24/7 to the public in the lobby and public areas.

Opening Night: AFFM (Art, Fashion, Food, Music) Under the Stars

December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 - 10:00 PM EST

At The Sagamore Supper Club

Includes five course dinner curated by celebrity chefs, star mixologists, DJ, and a live fashion show.

Tickets: $250 per person, please make a reservation here

19th Annual Iconic Sagamore Brunch

December 5, 2020, @ 9:00 - 11:00 AM EST (there are 3 time slots, check the link below for more details)

Includes unlimited mimosas, crepes, live performances, art tours, and more.

Tickets: $90 per person, please make a reservation here

All events will maintain top safety procedures, enforcing social distancing and lower capacity.

The Sagamore Hotel is committed to ensuring all safety measures are implemented according to CDC and city regulations while providing guests peace-of-mind and an immersive art experience. The following measures will be put in place:

  • Social distancing protocols (six feet of separation and one-way traffic flow)

  • Different time slots dedicated to minimizing the number of guests at a time.

  • CDC-approved sterilization will be conducted between each time slot.

  • Complimentary face masks will be provided to each guest.

  • Hands-free sanitizer stations will be placed throughout all hotel areas.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of The Segamore Hotel


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