"My Name Is Maryan" is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art through March 20, 2022. Photo courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami/Photo by Oriol Tarridas
By Jose D. Duran
Earlier this month, Art Basel and Miami Art Week returned to nearly pre-pandemic levels of pandemonium. The winner of the week was perhaps the hype around non-fungible tokens. Seriously, the amount of NFT-based activations that happened in Miami was absurdly comical. Only time will tell if those were wise investments or just another in the long line of get-rich-quick schemes Florida is famous for.
But New Times is going to let you in on a little secret: Locals only really had to worry about the parties last week, because any true Miami Art Week veteran knows that the best time to check out the art is after everyone's gone home.
After the fairs have packed up and the hangover has subsided, plenty of art remains in the city. And best of all, you have it all to yourself.
Local museums were buzzing with exclusive parties, panels, and exhibitions. Most of the shows the premiered during Miami Art Week will be on view through at least spring 2022.
Highlights include the Museum of Contemporary Art's "My Name Is Maryan," a comprehensive show that spans four decades of work by the Polish-Jewish artist Maryan S. Maryan (born Pinkas Burstyn). Curated by Alison M. Gingeras, the exhibition features never-before-seen works by the artist and is on view through March 20, 2022.