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The Bass

2100 Collins Ave, Between 21st and 22nd Streets, within Collins Park, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1919
+1 305-673-7530
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Currently closed for major renovations and re-opens October 2017. The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Recognized for organizing the first solo museum exhibitions in the United States of international artists such as Erwin Wurm, The Bass also presents major exhibitions by influential artists, such as El Anatsui, Isaac Julien, Eve Sussman and Piotr Uklański. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach. The Bass Museum of Art was founded in 1964 by the City of Miami Beach after the donation of the private collection by John and Johanna Bass. The museum opened in what was formerly the Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center, a 1930s Art Deco building designed by Russell Pancoast, which already had a rich history on Miami Beach as the first public exhibition space for art in South Florida. In 2001, the museum conducted its first major renovation designed by Tokyo-based architect Arata Isozaki, adding a new wing and second level to house a total of 16,000 square feet of exhibition space. In 2015,
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2100 Collins Ave, Between 21st and 22nd Streets, within Collins Park, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1919
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+1 305-673-7530
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a fun place for Art Deco fans to visit. They have some nice collections and the museum is small enough that you have time to see it and still get to the beach.

Thank Motherofchildren
BassMuseumofArt, Manager at The Bass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2016

Hello. During this yearlong renovation, the Bass Museum is presenting bassX, a series of artist projects in a pop-up gallery in the Miami Beach Library. Please visit again when our galleries are reopened.

Reviewed 8 February 2016

the Bass Museum, one go the centers of contemporary arts and the well known Art Basel-Miami, is being enlarged for the moments. Go for it anyway, and have a nice walk around the Collins Park where the Museum is situated. You'll find there a whole...More

Thank ClocloLuxembourg
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Very nice Miami institution but under renovation for 2016. Located at 23rd Street and Collins Ave....

Thank Ocean88
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This museum is worth an hour or so of your time. Experienced museum goers may be bored. There isn't that much available to view, a lot of the art is local artisans.

Thank grnfern
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Worked an event there and it was pleasantly nice. With a few more adjustments that they are currently working on, I imagine they will reopen with a bang.

Thank enatnj
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I really appreciate Dutch art not this weird american style of art but it is south beach. I would reccommend this to an arts type person or a terrible rainny day.

1  Thank svencat
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The little Museum is not so little anymore.... a very cool place to go and find culture in Miami. It's great that we have the team at Bass they include the community when they have new exhibits by putting on some serious fun museum nights....More

1  Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I went with a group of friends and it was a good experience seeing the different exhibits, even slightly taboo. I was surprised to realize how much there was to see.

2  Thank Yorky M
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We tried to stop in for a visit on July 14th, but the museum is not currently open. Maybe next time. The location is close to the beach at 20th...'ll bet this is a great retreat from the heat...when it is open. Call before you...More

Thank PioneerTW
Reviewed 30 June 2015

It is very well kept, accesible and enjoyable foe disabled persons and it has a very wide variety of art pieces but it has as well historic exhibits.

Thank CamiloNC
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