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Old 10-19-2012, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Selection of Cities
In order to select the cities to be included in our ranking, we trace the locations of top international arts events. We look at major international performing arts festivals...and major international visual art. For each event, a city gets one point. That leaves us with a list of some 200 cities all over the world hosting between 1 and 87 international arts events in the period analyzed. For our ranking, we select those cities that host a minimum of five events (i.e. have a significant international arts presence). This threshold narrows it down to in total 36 cities.

In order to assess which of the 36 cities have the most vibrant arts scene, we grade them across four indicators:
1. International performing arts events;
2. International visual arts events;
3. Local performing arts events; and
4. Local visual arts events.
The ranking:
Global Arts Centers, 2012
North American Cities and their Global Rank
1 New York
6 Montreal
9 Los Angeles
10 San Francisco
23 Miami
31 Santa Monica

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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I am surprised to see Miami on the list but I guess it does have a lot of music events and a few large art events. Wonder if the new art museum openning soon will help it even more.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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Yes! Miami!!!

TOP 5 North American Strategic Global City and TOP 5 North American Global Arts Centers.

Very underrated city, esp. on C-D
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I am surprised to see Miami on the list but I guess it does have a lot of music events and a few large art events. Wonder if the new art museum openning soon will help it even more.
Well, Art Basel is pretty huge down there.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:28 AM
 
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Yes! Miami!!!

TOP 5 North American Strategic Global City and TOP 5 North American Global Arts Centers.

Very underrated city, esp. on C-D
Yes. What's surprising is that Miami is so high up there by itself without including the rest of the metro area (probably, since they listed Santa Monica separately from Los Angeles).
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Why did you not post the link to where you found this information?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:43 PM
 
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Why did you not post the link to where you found this information?
Sorry about that. Here is the link.
GaWC Research Bulletin 412
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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What art is most seen in American Cities? Graffiti... Philadelphia had some huge TAGGERS, They were so good, they got famous.
What do you see on the side of building? Murals... Philadelphia has more murals than any other city.\
Philadelphia also has more public art than any other city

Where is Philadelphia? Oh wait I forgot, it doesn't rank on monty's list! Oh stupid me
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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They always seem to look over Philly. The most expensive art collection in North America is there. And there's over 2000 murals more then EVERY city in the world. And much much more. But noooooo they'd rather have Miami there. Lol. Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and San Fran over Philly. What a joke.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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They always seem to look over Philly. The most expensive art collection in North America is there. And there's over 2000 murals more then EVERY city in the world. And much much more. But noooooo they'd rather have Miami there. Lol. Miami, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and San Fran over Philly. What a joke.

Philadelphia's artistic cache is indeed very impressive and world class. The art museum is one of my favorites, and it can hold its own with most of the best in the world imho. I covet such an institution here. Miami's a very young city, only 100 years old, and its growing art collection cannot hold a candle to Philadelphia's, and I doubt it ever will. The rankings simply count the number of internationally significant art, music, and artistic cultural events cities host. It's an admittedly simplistic and flawed yardstick, but it does obtusely measure a city's global artistic connectivity in a basic way.

10 or so years ago Miami Beach was chosen to host an offshoot of Art Basel, the biggest annual art fair in the world. Since then it's eclipsed its parental event in size and evolved into a cultural juggernaut of art, design, and idea exchange that drives Miami's explosive emergence as an important hemispheric (notably Latin American) artistic gateway. Art Basel Miami Beach is the biggest event that anchors numerous other events that have tagged along. International events promoting photography, sculpture, interior design, Asian Art, etc. have attached themselves to Art Basel's coattails. For a precious few days in early December the art world (artists, collectors, cognoscenti,and hungry unknown artists looking for exposure) converge in Miami to briefly make it the epicenter of the art world in information exchange, business, and social events. The art exposure and intensity is overwhelming, and its impossible to describe the visual, aural, and mental overload that is Art Basel Miami Beach. While many of the events are reserved for the elite collectors and the invited, much of the experience is available to all. Imagine the Olympics (but with art) and it happens every year. A parallel can be drawn with Austin's developmental relationship due to SXSW festival.

The annual experience of Art Basel is instrumental in Miami's cultural renaissance, fueling Miami's artistic evolution the rest of the year. It's cultivated an increasingly art savvy populace and promoted a network of events that introduce the public to art. Design District and The Wynwood Arts District, home of close to 100 art galleries, contains the largest concentration of building murals in the world, and hosts a hugely popular monthly gallery walk attended by thousands is a direct result. The Wynwood murals which continue to multiply rapidly, particularly during Art Basel, and if they already haven't then soon will overtake Philadelphia, at least in volume.

Miami isn't New York, LA, Chicago, or even Philadelphia when it comes to its artistic collection. But it's not the backwater that that many here think it is. Miami is host to more international events in art, music, fashion, design, and pop culture on a larger scale than many other cities in my experience. If you doubt that hypothesis then just consider the Latin American element alone. It's just nice to see Miami recognized objectively, even if it is a bit dubious and was bound to draw out a wtf reaction.

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