Bass Museum will be closing on June 1, 2015 until further notice for renovations.
Explore the connections between historic and contemporary art at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach!
A unique artistic delight, the exhibitions present art throughout the progression of time, history, and culture. Immerse yourself in the artistic delights of Antiquities, Renaissance, Egyptian and Baroque exhibitions, and venture into the highlights of contemporary and modern art.The Bass Museum was founded in 1963 by the City of Miami Beach from a donation by art collectors John and Johanna Bass. Since its inception, the Bass Museum has grown to represent the art of Peter Paul Rubens, Ferdinand Bol, Armand Guillaumin, and beyond!
As the host to Florida’s only Egyptian gallery, the Bass Museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the world’s oldest and most mysterious civilization from its surviving relics and artifacts. Marvel at the showcase of sixteen Egyptian objects, including works of art, a sarcophagus, and a mummy. The significance of these ancient remains captivates and enchants visitors. Enjoy a presentation of internationally renowned Eve Sussman’s most recent video projects. Presentations include a reinterpretation of the Roman legend ‘Rape of the Sabine Women’; and also a showing of ‘89 Seconds at Alcazar’ - a twelve-minute film based on the painting Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez. Next, visit ‘From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler’ to explore the world of wearable sculpture. Gain new insight into the creative origins of artistic giants Georges Braque, Yoko Ono, Anthony Caro, and more. The artist-made jewelry is amazingly intricate and truly extraordinary.
Thought exhibitions are always changing, the Bass Museum consistently delivers enlightening, dynamic curated collections to highlight both historic and contemporary art. Make ties from the past to the present, be enchanted by the many artifacts of significance, and enjoy the most current works of modern artists at the Bass Museum!