Museums

The Bass

Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, founded in 1964.

Founded in 1964 through the donation of a private collection by John and Johanna Bass, this is the first public exhibition space for art in South Florida and was placed on the National Register in 1978.
Located in the heart of Miami Beach, The Bass reopened on October 29, 2017, after concluding its massive transformation. Renovation works were undertaken by architects Arata Isozaki and David Gauld, who included three new galleries, a museum store and cafe, and a designated education facility to enhance its dynamic programme of contemporary art exhibitions.

During the Miami Art Week 2019, the museum will remain extraordinarily open on Monday and Tuesday, December 2 and 3, from 10am to 5pm.

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue

T: +1 305 673 7530
M: info@thebass.org
W: Website

ADDRESS
2100 Collins Avenue

ESTABLISHED
1964
Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights
Grounded in her personal history, Mickalene Thomas brings a major installation and series of programming...
01 Dec 2019 - 27 Sep 2020
Exhibitions
Haegue Yang: In the Cone of Uncertainty
Featuring the artist’s consistent curiosity about the world and tireless experimentation with materialising...
02 Nov 2019 - 05 Apr 2020
Exhibitions
Lara Favaretto: Blind Spot
“Blind Spot” features paintings, sculpture and interactive installations including “Momentary...
01 Dec 2019 - 19 Apr 2020
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Gold
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Bass Museum of Art presents “Gold”, featuring...
08 Aug 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Exhibitions
Peter Marino: One Way
Peter Marino: One Way explores this renowned American architect and designer’s multi-faceted relationship...
04 Dec 2014 - 29 Mar 2015
Exhibitions
Ugo Rondinone: Miami Mountain
Miami Mountain is the latest sculpture of the series of iconic mountains by Ugo Rondinone. Considered...
01 Dec 2016 - 01 Dec 2017
Exhibitions
Pascale Marthine Tayou: Beautiful
Pascale Marthine Tayou brings to Miami Beach an organic and collaboratively formed presentation of work...
29 Oct 2017 - 02 Apr 2018
Exhibitions
Ugo Rondinone: Good Evening Beautiful Blue
“Good Evening Beautiful Blue” is a part of a major multi-institution retrospective comprising works...
29 Oct 2017 - 19 Feb 2018
Exhibitions
Mika Rottenberg at the Bass
Mika Rottenberg‘s (b. 1976, Buenos Aires, Argentina) works focus on exposing the mechanics of...
07 Dec 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
Exhibitions
The Haas Brothers: Ferngully
“Ferngully” is The Haas Brothers‘ first solo museum exhibition. A comprehensive vision...
05 Dec 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
Exhibitions
Aaron Curry: Tune Yer Head
“Tune Yer Head” presents new and recent works by the artist Aaron Curry, highlighting the...
13 Oct 2018 - 21 Apr 2019
Exhibitions
Paola Pivi: Art With a View
“Art With a View” presents Paola Pivi’s diverse and enigmatic practice. Her art is defined...
13 Oct 2018 - 10 Mar 2019