Bass Museum

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Bass Museum
Bass Museum is located in Florida
Bass Museum
Location within Florida
Established 1963
Location Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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Type Art museum
Director Silvia Cubina
Public transit access Metrobus, Collins Ave at 22 Street
Website Bass Museum

The Bass Museum of Art is an art museum located in Miami Beach, Florida in the United States. The museum specializes in exhibitions of contemporary art. The Bass Museum was founded in 1963 by the City of Miami Beach with a private donation of close to 500 works of Renaissance and Baroque art by collectors John and Johanna Bass. The museum occupies the 1930s Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center designed by Russell Pancoast, grandson of MIami Beach pioneer John Collins. The building was placed on the National Register in 1978.

In 2002, the museum more than doubled its size with an addition designed by iconic architect Arata Isozaki.

Under the leadership of Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director and Chief Curator since 2008, the Bass Museum of Art has presented such exhibitions as

"Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from la Coleccion Jumex " (2009) "Isaac Julien: Creative Caribbean Network" (2010) "Erwin Wurm: Beauty Business" (2011) "The Endless Renaissance -- Six Solo Artists Projects: Eija-Lissa Ahtila, Barry X Ball, Walead Beshty, Hans-Peter Feldman, Ged Quinn, Araya Rasdjarmreamssok" (2012) "From Picasso to Koons: The Artist as Jeweler" (2013) "Pitor Uklański: ESL" (2013) "Vanitas: Fashion and Art" (2014) "Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui" (2014) "GOLD" (2014 "One Way: Peter Marino" (2015)

In 2015, the museum launched an interior expansion project with Arata Isozaki as Design Consultant and David Gauld, Architect, to address the institution's need for more programmable space. The galleries are currently closed for construction and the museum will reopen in Fall 2016.



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