We present contemporary art to excite, challenge and educate.
The Bass is 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. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program.
Recognized for organizing the first solo museum exhibitions in the United States of international artists such as Erwin Wurm, The Bass also presents major exhibitions by influential artists such as El Anatsui, Isaac Julien, Eve Sussman, and Piotr Uklański. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach.
Central to its mission, The Bass maintains a vigorous education program for lifelong learning and visitors of all ages. The Bass IDEAS education initiative uses art as a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in the area of early childhood education. The active outreach program, Creativity in the Community, takes The Bass IDEAS off-site by engaging families and their children in Miami-Dade County neighborhoods with the most challenged access to art. In Spring 2017, the museum’s Creativity Center opens as the largest art museum education facility in Miami-Dade.
The Bass Museum is located in a 1930s Art Deco building in Collins Park. The museum is currently undergoing an interior expansion that will increase programmable space by almost 50% within the existing museum footprint.
The Bass Museum of Art presents contemporary art to excite, challenge and educate. Bass exhibitions explore the intersection between contemporary art and deisgn, architecture and fashion.
'IDEA' at the Bass programs (Identify, Discuss, Envision, Assess) use art to stimulate the critical thinking skills of children between the ages of 3 and 10. This program was developed in conjunction with Stanford University's Hasso Platner Institute of Design.
The Bass presents public programs suitable for all ages. For the fifth year in the row, the Bass will partner with Art Basel Miami Beach to present PUBLIC, a outdoor exhibition of large scale sculpture and installations by 27 international artists. PUBLIC is free and open to the community.
Key features of the reconfigured museum include four new gallery spaces, an education wing with three classrooms, a large reception area with cafe and an enclosed courtyard for public programs and special events.
Creativity in the Community
This free art and literacy program taught by professional artists and educators called "amBASSadors" is offered in community centers in Little Havana, Little Haiti, Miami Beach, Overtown and North Dade. Families with young children attend six weeks of fun classes and participate in field trips to cultural organizations. Classes are taught in English, Creole and Spanish.
This weekly art program for toddlers and their caregivers fosters interaction, sensory awareness, pre-literacy skills and creativity.
This weekend workshop for kids ages 7-18 is designed to help young artists develop a portfolio and build skills. Teaching artists explore vaious mediums, techniques and tools for art-making.
Art Club for Adults
Adults explore topics, techniques and themes in art through this series of engaging bi-monthly conversations, lectures and art-making.
On select Sunday afternoons, familes are invited to make art programs, enjoy guest performers and special activities. Family Day is free of charge.
Mr. George Lindemann
Mrs. Silvia K. Cubina
Director of Education
Director of External Affairs
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.