Say “Miami” and, depending on your age, certain things come to mind: Crockett and Tubbs, senior citizens in cabana wear, LeBron James. In a generation or so, another association may come to mind: art mecca. Before you laugh, New Yorkers, think for a moment about the outrageous success of the Art Basel Miami Beach art show, which has risen to the top rank of international art shows and is arguably the best show in the Americas. As art collectors and dealers vote with their feet and bring their talents (and money) to South Beach, you have to ask yourself, could Miami be the next center of the art world? Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of"Could Miami Be the Next Art Mecca?"
[Image: 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach. Art Public Opening Night. Impression. Courtesy MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd.]