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The Bass is Miami Beach's renowned contemporary art museum. Founded in 1964 by the City of Miami Beach, the museum was established after the donation of a private collection by residents John and Johanna Bass.

Follow The Bass on Instagram @thebassmoa.

Safety Tip:

“Spread art, not germs – wash your hands regularly when you’re out enjoying arts and culture in Miami Beach.”

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Spend the day at The Bass

Day At The Bass

The Bass offers Miami Beach’s diverse audience the best in contemporary art with enriching exhibitions from a wide range of artistic points of view. Plan your museum visit in advance.

Experience Various Event Offerings At The Bass:

  • Children (6 & under) and Miami Beach Residents enjoy free museum admission. Students & Seniors enjoy $8 admission.
  • Culture Crawl - every third Thursday, free admission and extended museum hours from 5 – 9 PM.
  • Enjoy current exhibitions Alex Israel x Snapchat and Naama Tsabar: Perimeters, as well as long-term view exhibitions Open Storage: Selections from the Collection and Willfulness of Objects.
  • Complimentary admission, plus free trolley service is provided to all participating destinations.
  • Family Day at The Bass on the last Sunday of the month from 2 - 4 PM.
  • Naama Tsabar: Perimeters on view through April 17th. Perimeters fuses elements from sculpture, music, performance and architecture to transform the museum space itself into a playable instrument.
  • Alex Israel x Snapchat on view through May 15. Invited to work with Snap’s advanced augmented reality (AR) team to expand upon his multi-disciplinary practice, Israel has created five AR experiences, each linked to one of his Self-Portrait paintings.

City of Miami Beach Memorial Day Weekend Campaign + The Bass

Primary Offer:

The Bass offers Miami Beach’s diverse audience the best in contemporary art with enriching exhibitions from a wide range of artistic points of view. Plan your museum visit at thebass.org/visit.

Offerings At The Bass

- Ongoing:

  • Children (6 & under) and Miami Beach Residents enjoy free museum admission. Students & Seniors enjoy $8 admission. For more information visit www.thebass.org/visit

Saturday May 28, 2022:

The Bass Highlights Tour
Saturday, MAY 28 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Guided tours every Saturday starting at 2 PM

Guests will explore various highlights of the collection, the museum’s architecture and current exhibitions both inside and outside of The Bass through an interactive guided tour. Trained educators who facilitate engaging discussions will provide behind-the-scenes experience of The Bass and activities to further engage your experience with art. This tour is included with cost of museum admission and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Visit the website to learn more!

Sunday May 29, 2022:

NAAMA TSABAR: PERIMETERS, LIVE
Sunday May 29 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore Naama Tsabar: Perimeters and stay for a live performance by the artist!

Working at the intersection of architecture and music, Tsabar shows viewers how sound moves both through and beyond walls and buildings. For Perimeters, Tsabar will fuse elements from sculpture, music, performance and architecture and transforms the museum itself into a playable instrument. Enjoy live performances by the artist today at 2 PM and 4PM.

Performances are included in the price of admission. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. Performance duration is approximately 35 – 45 minutes. Visit our website to RSVP.

Sunday May 29, 2022:

NAAMA TSABAR: PERIMETERS, LIVE
Sunday May 29 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Explore Naama Tsabar: Perimeters and stay for a live performance by the artist!

Working at the intersection of architecture and music, Tsabar shows viewers how sound moves both through and beyond walls and buildings. For Perimeters, Tsabar will fuse elements from sculpture, music, performance and architecture and transforms the museum itself into a playable instrument. Enjoy live performances by the artist today at 2 PM and 4PM.

Performances are included in the price of admission. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. Performance duration is approximately 35 – 45 minutes. Visit our website to RSVP.

Sunday May 29, 2022:

Free Family Day: Steam + Celebration
Sunday May 29 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the STEAM + program during May’s Family Day at The Bass. Enjoy free admission to the museum, plus STEAM driven family activities and an exhibition of work by students that participated in Miami Beach’s STEAM+ program. Schools exhibiting include Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School, Miami North Beach Elementary, Miami Beach Senior High, and Treasure Island Elementary.

About STEAM +
Funded by the City of Miami Beach to bring cultural institutions into the Miami-Dade County public school system, the participating STEAM+ organizations incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts and math into the school curriculum.

Student projects on view during Family Day:
STEAM Themed Animations
Nature’s Musical Mobiles
Tri-Fold Circuit Books

Participating Schools:
Miami Beach Nautilus Middle School – Biology class
Miami North Beach Elementary – 2nd Grade
Miami Beach Senior High – Selections from Visual Arts classes
Treasure Island Elementary – 3rd Grade

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  • Consumption of alcohol in public or on the beach is illegal
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  • Unruly behavior of any kind will not be tolerated

Prohibited on the beach:

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