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Bass Museum of Art

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Address: 2100 Collins Avenue, Between 21st and 22nd Streets, within Collins Park, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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+1 305-673-7530
00:00 - 00:01
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Currently closed for major renovations and re-opens October 2017.

The Bass...

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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Nice group activity

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2015
Yorky M
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

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

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Winchester, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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Richmond, Va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. always check out the website to see what's happening.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
Culleoka, Tennessee
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 make the trip...

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

My husband and I visited this museum before it closed .It really was a great experience to see this small special place.The show we saw was Peter Marino called One Way.The show explored the renowned American architects multifaceted relationship with art.Very created show.The rooms filled with interesting photos and art.One room was very special because it had Opera.We sat down... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Small museum with interesting exhibitions. Currently closed to get revamped until fall. Mummy. In South Beach across the W.

Thank Sven P

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