The Bass

  • FL


2100 collins avenue
Miami Beach
United States

About Us

Mission Statement:
"We inspire and educate by exploring the connections between our historical collections and contemporary art."

Located in Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a dynamic year-round calendar of exhibitions presenting contemporary art, works of art from its permanent collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture and textiles and newly opened Egyptian Gallery. Artist¹s projects, educational programs, lectures, concerts and free family days complement the works on
view. Founded in 1963 when the City of Miami Beach accepted a collection of Renaissance and Baroque works of art from collectors John and Johanna Bass,the collection was housed in an Art Deco building designed in 1930 by Russell Pancoast. Architect Arata Isozaki designed an addition to the museum
that doubled its size from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet between 1998 and 2002. Most recently, international ³green² architect Chad Oppenheim completed the museum¹s new entrance. The rejuvenated entrance was officially unveiled during a ceremony on December 2010 celebrating the opening of
Collins Park. For more information, please visit

The Bass Museum of Art is generously funded by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the Friends of the Bass Museum.