Versace dedicated the second floor of its 4,000-square-foot Miami Design District boutique to its Maison collection. It’s the only U.S. flagship to do so, and even its New York and Beverly Hills stores don’t offer a home and design selection of this size. The setting is equally rich. Mosaic floors, whose circular pattern follows the walls, mirror the craftsmanship found in medieval Byzantine churches. Décor also features brass stars, an onyx façade, and Perspex (a material similar to Lucite) shelving for a floating effect. Wares encompass furniture, tableware, gifts—who wouldn’t love a Medusa piggybank?—and bed and bath linens; a robe in an exclusive color for Miami already sold out. Collections range from Art Deco-inspired Les Etoiles De La Mar, pictured, to the new V-shaped Via Gesù.
186 NE 39th Street; 305.573.8345; versace.com
Get in the spirit of summer with the Wolfsonian-FIU’s road trip-themed exhibits. The museum hosts a private reception tonight for “North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1” and “The Long Road to Now: Digital Photos Inspired by Berenice Abbott’s Road Trip.” The former expands the show’s New York premiere with the artist’s personal Rolleiflex camera and more of her images depicting the rise of car culture in the Fifties with the introduction of the freeway system. Abbott hit the road in 1954 to capture Americana from Florida to Maine. Co-curated by #JJ Community, a daily, themed photo forum to display works by anyone, the latter presents contemporary images by 15 Instagrammers as an homage. Both open to the public tomorrow and are on view through October 8, 2017.
1001 Washington Avenue; 305.531.1001; wolfsonian.org
South Florida art collectors will be noticeably absent next week with the opening of the Art Basel fair in its namesake Swiss city. Nearly 300 galleries will exhibit 4,000 artists from June 15-18. Just like its Miami edition, the event hosts an invitation-only preview on June 13-14 and vernissage on June 14. The Conversations series kicks off with the Premiere Artist Talk when Annette Messager discusses her work and practice with Tate director Dr. Maria Balshaw. Can’t make it? Not to worry since this year introduces live streaming for each talk including art insiders like Hans Ulrich Obrist, Susanne Pfeffer and Elmgreen & Dragset. Located outside the fair, Swiss artist Claudia Comte’s immersive installation titled “Now I Won” invites people to play carnival games to score an artwork.
POP UP + PRODEV
Perhaps you’ve already perused the makeshift shop in the rear annex of Mandolin Aegean Bistro. For more of a sneak peek of Anastasia Koutsioukis’s upcoming Mrs. Mandolin lifestyle store and café up the street, she’s partnering with former Theory sales director Daniela Vargas for a one-day pop up on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. Shop fashion and home collections as varied as Colombian designer Mercedes Salazar’s jewelry, Bornn’s handmade porcelain from Istanbul, and House of Lilac, a local floral and gift box delivery service. Rachel Roy is the featured designer during Catwalk for Charity at Turnberry Isle Miami hotel (19999 Country Club Drive, Aventura) on Sunday afternoon. The women’s fashion designer will attend Prodev’s benefit for children in Haiti. The nonprofit provides education and a holiday toy drive.
4312 NE Second Avenue; 305.576.6066; mandolinmiami.com. catwalkforcharity.org