UBS - Global Lead Partner of Art Basel, the world's premier art shows
Art Basel in Miami Beach, 5 - 8 December 2013
2013 marks the twelfth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious art shows in the world. UBS has been the proud lead partner since its inception in 2002.
Over the past 12 years, Art Basel Miami Beach has developed into an important art show with groundbreaking and visionary programs. More than 250 galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa exhibit works by more than 4,000 artists each year.
In the community
We strive to integrate arts education into each of our sponsorships, making the arts more accessible in the communities in which we live and work. During the summer of 2013, UBS supported a summer arts internship program, ArtWorks, created by Arts for Learning Miami. ArtWorks engaged 29 high school students from the surrounding neighborhoods of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District (Overtown, Wynwood, Little Haiti and Liberty City), and was designed to engage students in the art-making process while providing meaningful employment as they develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts. In addition to working with professional visual/performing artists to create works of art, students learned key workforce development skills such as communication/collaboration, creative and critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
This year, Arts for Learning are expanding their program to include a school year component. As part of the Miami Dade County Public Schools Honors and Executive Internship program, ArtWorks Interns will receive honors academic credit(s) in lieu of financial compensation.
Santiago Cucullu, one of the artists chosen by the UBS Art Collection to be shown in the UBS lounge will personally be leading this year’s art workshop organized in collaboration with our Arts for Learning Miami partners. Santiago Cucullu has proposed a short demonstration of making a watercolor monoprint without a press. He will give the attending students valuable insights into the technique and everyone participating will be able to make their own monotype as they go.
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