The Bass
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, featuring changing exhibitions of international contemporary art, a café, shop and programs for the entire family.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Small museum spread over 2 floors. The second floor has some interesting temporary exhibitions in particular the Hernan Bas paintings. The group floor is less interesting. It’s fine for a quick visit if in the area but not worth going out of the way for.
Written 9 March 2024
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TlvGilad
Montgomery, AL384 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Modern art museum. Small but with a fresh look and new exhibitions. Staff at the reception was friendly. I liked the Hernan Bas exhibition on the second floor. Best for adults. Not sure if all kids will enjoy it.
Written 29 December 2023
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Celeste D
Long Island, NY57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We visited The Bass Museum of Art in Miiami and it was exhilarating!!
The woman at the front desk was warm and welcoming and told us a little about the themes of the exhibits: Time: Things We Leave Behind and an exhibit On Language and text in art.
The exhibit, "El fin de la imaginacion" by Adrian Villar Rojas was stunning and chilling. Rojas asks the viewer to think about what we, as humans, leave behind to honor those we want to memorialize. Artifacts of our society are scattered through the exhibits. A thought- provoking pair of exhibits.
The staff working at the museum deserves a round of applause:
For their enthusiasm for the art work
For their helpfulness
For their willingness to help the viewers mire fully understand the art.
Kudos and many thanks!
Written 21 April 2023
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GlenEllynMom
Chicago, IL89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Find out what the special exhibits are before going because that is the majority of the museum. We finished in 45" (less than an hour). Not much to see from a regular collection perspective.
Written 9 March 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
After a scandal revealed that the John Bass Art Museum's collection "comprises the most flagrant and pervasive mislabeling by any museum known to the Art Dealers Association," the Miami Beach City Council closed the museum in 1973. In other words, the paintings weren't worth their appraisals. Enter art historian Diana Camber. In 1980, she was hired as Executive Director of the museum. For the next 30 years, she worked to professionalize the museum's operations. It obtained accreditation and underwent renovations and expansion. As part of a rebranding, the Bass removed "Museum of Art" from its name. After closing for construction in 2015, it reopened in 2017 at its 2100 Collins Avenue address under the leadership of Silvia Karman Cubina, who has served as Executive Director and Chief Curator since 2009. Today, the Bass incorporates its founding (and reappraised) collection into a schedule of international contemporary exhibitions. Its permanent collection includes European painting and sculpture from the 15th century to the present, 7th to 20th century textiles, tapestries and ecclesiastical vestments and artifacts, 20th and 21st century North American, Latin American, Asian and Caribbean art, photographs, prints and drawings and modern and contemporary architecture and design with emphasis on the pre- and post-World War II design history of Miami Beach. In 2017, the museum's Creativity Center opened as the largest art museum education facility in Miami-Dade County.
Written 19 February 2023
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Arun
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
The museum is located in Collins Ave in South Beach where you have not only beautiful outdoors, but the opportunity to combine this visits with the beach, restaurants or simply exploring Miami Beach.
The Bass combines a multiple galleries and exhibitions with very exciting activities for the kids and family. They offer music, crafting, arts classes and different activities for the entire family on some specific days of the months; your kids will love them
Written 9 January 2023
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William S
Ligonier, PA376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A visit to the Bass is a very nice respite from the dominant beach culture surrounding the park. While the exhibits are interesting, the docents are young, engaging, knowledgeable and pleasant. They made my visit much richer and worthwhile.
Written 1 July 2022
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387indy
Coral Springs, FL4,425 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Beautiful building & grounds, covid protocol, great staff. Currently exhibiting Naama Tsabar, he explores the intersection of music and architecture. He shows us how sound can move through walls, blending elements of music, sculpture, & performance.
Written 15 January 2022
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Louisa M
Greater London, UK9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Great museum, take a taxi because it's diffucult to park. I spent a good moment, plan 45 minutes for the tour
Written 27 August 2021
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TravelBoomerang
Kendall, FL1,939 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Bass is housed in a former post office in Miami Beach - a beautiful building! Staff was nice and the space is lovely. The art, interesting but not as special as the building. Worth a visit, if you have time and the entrance fee.
Written 11 January 2021
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