As throngs of art lovers descend upon South Beach for Art Basel Miami Beach, let's not forget about the galleries across the causeway that put on stellar shows throughout the entire year.
While many local galleries were either closed or slow to reopen around this time last year, Miami Art Week 2021 is shaping up to be a resurgence for the ages. Even though the exhibitions on this list open in the first week of December, they remain on view through early 2022 - leaving you plenty of time to get your art on.
"Minyades" at Bonnier Gallery
In addition to a booth at the Art Miami Fair, Bonnier Gallery is debuting the works of painter Richard Hoglund alongside a rarely seen piece by sculptor Carl Andre. "I'm really excited for people to see Richard Hoglund's new paintings," says gallery co-owner Christina Bonnier. "They're the kind of works you really have to see in person." Bonnier notes that the Minyades - the three sisters of Greek mythology - are a relatable narrative in our current climate: Dionysus turned them into bats for refusing to give up their quiet lives. All of the works by Hoglund were painted in 2021, each encapsulating a dark theme akin to the exhibit's title and inspired by the sad tale of the Daughters of Minyas. Thursday, December 2, through February 28, 2022, at 3408 NW Seventh Ave., Miami; thebonniergallery.com.