After an extended closure, The Bass has reinvented itself as "Miami Beach's contemporary art museum. "Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach."
Nonetheless, The Bass will continue to honor its permanent collection. A new “Open Storage” gallery is dedicated to displays of the museum’s permanent collection, featuring a series of rotating artist projects that present works in dialogue with the collection. The permanent collection includes European painting and sculpture from the 15th-century to present; 7th- to 20th-century textiles, tapestries and ecclesiastical vestments and artifacts; 20th- and 21st-century North American, Latin American, Asian and Caribbean art; Photographs, prints and drawings.
Also modern and contemporary architecture and design, with emphasis on the pre and postwar design history of Miami Beach.
The Bass is located in a beautiful 1930s Art Deco building, with a recently redesigned interior and an additional 10,000 square foot expansion.
Works pose questions, challenging what we expect to see
Highlights the interplay between painting, sculpture and collage
Explores the precarity and regenerative possibilities of nature
New works highlight the artist’s approach to storefront and public space