The Bass

Miami Beach, United States


  • 2100 Collins Avenue
  • Miami Beach
  • Florida
  • 33139
  • United States

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM
Closed Monday & Tuesday


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Located in the heart of Miami Beach, The Bass offers a range of dynamic contemporary art exhibitions and a robust permanent collection. Weekly art programs, artist projects, lectures, concerts and free family days complement the works on view.

The museum was founded in 1963, when the City of Miami Beach accepted the donation of the private collection of John and Johanna Bass, residents of Miami Beach, originally from Vienna, Austria. Named in their honor, the museum opened one year later in a stunning example of 1930s Art Deco architecture designed by Russell Pancoast, that had previously housed the Miami Beach Library and Art Center.

In 2017, the museum reopened after a $12 million transformation with additional galleris, expanded social spaces, and 50% more programmable space, including a Creativity Center for education.

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