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How Gallery Diet Owner Nina Johnson-Milewski Does Miami Art Week

Gesi Schilling

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So you have your Miami Art Week plans in tow, but have you ever wondered how someone in the art world plans on tackling six days of fairs, exhibits, pop-ups, and parties?

We sure did, which is why we tapped in Nina Johnson-Milewski, owner of Gallery Diet and the most fabulous head of curls we've ever seen, to give us a little insight on what a gallery owner and art world influencer has on her agenda for the week.


Photo: Gallery Diet

On Monday night I'll be toasting the start of a great weekend with a solo exhibition by Ann Craven, I Like Blue, opening at my gallery's new digs at 6315 NW 2nd Ave. in the middle of Little Haiti. Additionally, we'll be hosting our first exhibition of outdoor design, Trees in Oolite, where guests are welcome to take a sauna inside an installation by June14. Rutte is providing the drinks, so I'm certain it will make for a fabulous night!


Photo: Design Miami

Tuesday is one of my favorite days during Art Basel Miami Beach. Why? DESIGN MIAMI. It's my favorite fair because the design world is so intimate and full of undiscovered gems. I am especially excited to see two projects: The Marketplace by Emmett Moore and Bedroom by Katie Stout, a wildly immersive environment with handcrafted detail overflowing in every square inch. On Tuesday evening there's one place to be: the ICA Miami opening party!


There's an 18th-Century Spanish Granary Inside Loewe in the Design District

Photo: Loewe

On Wednesday I'm headed first to check out a Bass Museum show curated by Jose Diaz. Then I'm off to the Design District for events at Fendi and Loewe.


Photo: World Red Eye

Photo: World Red Eye

I'm stoked to participate in Nicolas Lobo's poolside project at the Nautilus. All I can say is that I'm certain all the guests will be leaving with a face that feels fresher and a new perspective on what a spa morning means. Thursday night is reserved for the Perez Art Museum Miami; first for the artist toast and then for the big performance out on the patio.


Photo: Untitled Art Fair

Photo: Untitled Art Fair

On Friday evening the pressure is off and everyone will be relaxing. I'll be headed to The Standard Hotel for the Bruce High Quality Foundation's "Art Chopped." I plan on spending the day checking out the fairs, both NADA and Untitled.


Photo: Vizcaya

Saturday is the nighttime event I am most looking forward to. My husband, Daniel Milewski, will be performing two intimate performances at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (limited to 13 people each!), which feature unique songs written for the occasion, as part of Fantastical Vizcaya. His performances will allow participants to enter into dialog about the history of the people who worked at at the home in the days of James Deering.


Photo: Locust Projects

On Sunday I'm headed to one event only: Martha Friedman at Locust Projects! I plan on wrapping the fair by putting my two boys to bed and heading back to life as usual on Monday morning.

Gallery Diet

6315 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33150, USA