The Bass Miami Beach - Art Deco District/South Beach

Located in Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a dynamic year-round calendar of contemporary exhibitions. Founded in 1963 when the City of Miami Beach accepted a collection of Renaissance and Baroque works of art from collectors John and Johanna Bass, it opened its doors one year later as the Bass Museum of Art located in the original Miami Beach Library designed in 1930 by Russell Pancoast. In response to a growing audience and expanded educational programs, an addition to the museum, designed by architect Arata Isozak in 2002, doubled the museum's size from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet. The museum opened the Lindemann Family Creativity Center in January 2012, which is home to the IDEA@thebass program of art classes and workshops. As part of the education department, the museum showcases a selection of works from the permanent collection in the Art History Lab. In June 2015, the museum began an internal expansion working again with iconic architect Arata Isozaki as design consultant and Architect David Gauld. The new design increased the museum's programmable space by almost 50 percent within the museum's existing footprint as well as strengthened the museum's commitment to exhibition and educational programming in a responsible and sustainable manner.


  • Mika Rottenberg: Members Preview

    Dec 06

    Mika Rottenberg's solo exhibition opens to museum members, at all levels, prior to the public for an evening preview on Wednesday, December 6, during Miami Art Week. Join today at More Details

  • Ugo Rondinone: good evening beautiful blue

    Oct 29 - Feb 19, 2018

    Spanning the entirety of the museum’s newly designed second floor, good evening beautiful blue by Ugo Rondinone is a part of a major multi-institution retrospective comprising works...More Details

  • Pascale Marthine Tayou: Beautiful

    Oct 29 - Apr 02, 2018

    Born in Cameroon and based in Ghent, Belgium, Pascale Marthine Tayou brings his itinerant practice to Miami Beach for his exhibition, Beautiful, creating an organic and collaborativ...More Details

  • Mika Rottenberg

    Dec 07 - Apr 30, 2018

    Mika Rottenberg’s self-titled solo exhibition presents a selection of work from various series created within the past seven years. Rottenberg’s work focuses on elucidating the mechanics of late-s...More Details


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Miami Beach, FL 33139
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