The Bass Museum of Art is a premier cultural institution in Miami Beach, bringing contemporary and fine arts to the island. Conveniently, it’s located on Collins Avenue just under a mile away from the Winter Haven Hotel.
The building’s stunning art deco architecture and neon exterior lighting date from the 1930s, when it housed a public library. Today, it brings world-class art to Miami Beach in multiple rotating exhibitions.
Among the more recent exhibitions, a simple chess table with bright pink and turquoise pieces by Jim Drain stood in the museum’s courtyard from October 2014 til October 2015. The blend of normality and surrealism is representative of the Bass Museum of Art’s aesthetic and openness. Other past exhibitions include Gold, various works created with or inspired by mankind’s favorite chemical element, and Vanishing Points, a collection of introspective paintings about paintings from the Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection.
The South Beach culture hot spot also hosts events including lectures, private and public gallery openings, portfolio classes and art programs for children and toddlers. To keep up with what’s showing and happening at the Bass Museum of Art, check out their website here.
NOTE: The Bass Museum of Art is closed for renovation until Autumn 2016. In the meantime, visit its series of exhibitions called bassX at the Miami Beach Regional Library across the street.