Leave the Freeze

Our members throughout the northern hemisphere shiver today, with frozen temperatures across the U.S. and "orange" cold alerts throughout Europe.

Snow is dusting the streets of Paris which makes a steaming crock of soupe à l'oignon even more enticing.

Seems like Miami, Mumbai, Martinique, and the Maldives are where you want to be right now. For pale faced collectors who need art with their suntan, we have some warm events happening in these places:

Boca Raton Museum offers "American Treasures", a comprehensive exhibition of 35 artworks spanning the twentieth century. You will view such diverse artists as Childe Hassam, Adolph Gottlieb, and Milton Avery. Log onto today's AK Files via the link above and see the entire list.

Art Wynwood opens Thursday in Miami's chic midtown area. Occupying the same huge tented facility as Art Miami, this fair offers 500 artists from 13 countries: Argentina, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the Netherlands, Venezuela, United Kingdom and the United States. Join us for the VIP Preview held in celebration of the opening on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antiques Show returns for the 8th year the at the Palm Beach Convention Center February 18– 21, 2012. With exhibitors showcasing fine art, jewelry, furniture and sculpture, this is sure to be another success in the art fair genre. The Show will welcome the best from the art world – art connoisseurs, private collectors, museum curators.

In Mumbai, we recommend The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. From its inception in 1999, the Festival has grown in stature and popularity, attracting visitors and participants from other parts of the country, and the world.

Martinique always offers the stunning Gauguin Museum. As for the Maldives, a quick jaunt to the National Art Gallery is always fun. http://artgallery.gov.mv/

Tropically Yours,