Miami Beach Art
At the heart of the Sagamore Miami art deco hotel is the Cricket Taplin Collection of contemporary art. Cricket and Marty Taplin began collecting art 25 years ago and when they opened the Sagamore in 2001 they saw the opportunity to share their passion with the public. There is art everywhere you turn at the Sagamore, quotes by artists line the hallways, there are murals in the stairwell, videos in the garden and site-specific installations throughout the hotel. Selections from the Taplin’s impressive catalog of contemporary photography and painting are shown in continually changing exhibitions, offering visitors something new to discover on each visit to the Sagamore.
In recent years the Taplins have worked directly with many of the artists that inspire them, commissioning works for the Sagamore’s unique exhibition spaces and hosting special events. With hundreds of works in all mediums by emerging and established artists, the collection offers visitors and guests of the hotel the chance to experience art in a setting that is welcoming and comfortable and reminds us of the great joy that accompanies living with art.
The Cricket Taplin Collection at the Sagamore Hotel is just part of a large and dynamic art community here in Miami. We encourage guests to tour the six major art museums located throughout Miami and the Miami Beach areas: the Bass Museum, Lowe Art Museum, Miami Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum and The Wolfsonian-FIU.
In addition to the Cricket Taplin Collection at the Sagamore, there are three other major private collections that are open to the public: the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, the Rubell Family Art Collection and the Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz Collection.
We hope that you enjoy discovering the great art featured throughout our city and in our Miami art gallery. You may visit these museums and private collections on your own, or a VIP tour can be arranged through our concierge service.