Miami Beach

United States



Address:
2121 Park Avenue

33139
Phone: 305.531.1001
Fax: 305.674.5475
Website: www.bassmuseum.org

Bass Museum Of Art

The Bass Museum of Art was established by agreement in 1963 when the City of Miami Beach accepted the gift of the art collection of John and Johanna Bass upon condition that it would maintain the collection in perpetuity, provide for the exhibition of the collections, and keep it open and available to the public. The museum occupies what was originally the Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center, which was designed in 1930 by Russell Pancoast, grandson of Miami Beach pioneer John A. Collins. This was Miami’s first public building with an exhibition space for the fine arts, and it was designed to preserve the symmetry of the formal gardens of Collins Park, which had been donated to the City by Collins and laid out in the 1920s. This building is now the centerpiece of the city’s historic district and was placed on the National Register in 1978.


 Permanent Collection Highlights (7)

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Permanent Collection

AUSTRIAN ART: THE GOLDEN AGE OF EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH
(Henri and Flore Lesieur Pavilion )
See paintings, sculpture, textiles and decorative arts from the Bass Museum's unique permanent collection of Austrian art. Included is the dramatic painting depicting Marie Antoinette and Louis the XVI the moment shortly before the rebels break through the door at Versailles.
Also on view is a beautiful Art Nouveau porcelain bowl and a silver-gilt blue enamel bon- bon server and matching music box representing the opulence of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

TREASURES FROM THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART
Monumental sixteenth and nineteenth-century tapestries are on display, as well as a stunning altarpiece by Italian Renaissance masters Botticelli and Ghirlandaio that is the signature piece of the Bass Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
The museum’s important sixteenth-century Flemish tapestry The Tournament is receiving new attention from tapestry scholars around the world and has been recognized as one of the best of its kind in the country. It was formerly in the collection of Henry VIII at Knole House in England and later acquired by J. Pierpont Morgan before it came under Mr. Bass’s provenance.
Joining these works are Northern Renaissance paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Gerard Seghers, Marcellus Koffermans and Cornelis Cornelisz van Haarlem as well as another fine Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Mazone, and the 17th century Dutch mannerist style altarpiece The Crucifixion Triptych.

ASIAN ART FROM THE BASS MUSEUM COLLECTION
(Sol M. Taplin Gallery)
A diverse selection from the museum’s Asian collection representing various periods in China, India, Nepal and Japan are ...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

February 8, 2007 – April 29, 2007
THE PRIVATE JADE COLLECTION OF
HER IMPERIAL HIGHNESS
PRINCESS THI-NGA OF VIETNAM

November 8, 2006 – April 29, 2007
FIVE FRIDAS

February 13, 2007 - July 19, 2007
DINA KNAPP: IN FROM THE HEAT


Exhibitions (8)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

May 18 - July 22, 2007
¡Azúcar! THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF CELIA CRUZ


Cost

GENERAL ADMISSION
$8 adults, $6 seniors/students. Free, members & children under 6. Group discounts available.

ADMISSION TO JADE EXHIBITION
$15 adults, $6 seniors/students. Free, members & children under 6. Group discounts available.


Opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm, closed Mondays and holidays.


Getting there

FROM NORTH
Take I-95 southbound to the I-195/Julia Tuttle Causeway which becomes Arthur Godfrey Road (41st Street).Continue east, turn right on Indian Creek Boulevard (becomes Collins Avenue) and turn right on 21st Street. Proceed to 2121 Park Avenue. Bass Museum is on right.

FROM SOUTH
Take I-95 northbound. Exit at I-395/MacArthur Causeway, stay in left lane to Alton Road. Head north on Alton Road. At 17th Street make a right, heading East and make a left on Collins. Head North on Collins and make a left on 21st Street and proceed to Park Avenue. Bass Museum is on right.

PARKING
Metered parking lot on site. Additional metered parking is available on perimeter streets. Discounted parking available at the 20th Street Garage (one block west of Collins) with museum validation. Beyond two hours standard rates apply.


Facilities

ACCESSIBILITY
The Bass Museum of Art wheelchair accessible. Call 305.673.7530, or if hearing impared, call the Florida Relay Service at 800.955.8771 (TTY) to request materials in an accessible format; to request sign language interpreters (please request five days in advance); or to request information on access for persons with disabilities.

MUSEUM SHOP
An eclectic selection of art, architecture and photography books; folk art from around the world; one-of-a-kind decorative and gift items; jewelry by local and international artisans; postcards; educational toys; and original artwork for under $1,000.


Museum internal and external photos (10)

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News and events

March 17, 2007, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
The Bass Museum of Art and H.I.H. Princess Thi-Nga of Vietnam will invite children, parents, grandparents and others to attend this day-long event which will include artist workshops utilizing a variety of media, music and dance presentations, plus docent tours of the Imperial Jade Collection.
Complimentary admission
Sponsored by the Princess Thi-Nga foundation

Sunday, March 25th, 2:00pm
Film screening – The Last Emperor, 1987, (160 minutes)
The Last Emperor is an intensely human story, a vivid, inspiring and grand epic about a young man who was named the divine ruler of China at age three. The story of Pu Yi is an intimate portrait of a man who is given everything as a child including a staff of 1,200 eunuchs and the adulation of half a billion people, but who never really tastes the joys of freedom.
In English, Mandarin, and Japanese with English subtitles
Winner of 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture
Free with museum admission

March 25, 2007, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Imperial Tea Ceremony
Join Her Imperial Highness Princess Thi-Nga for a fine tea sampling and introduction to the rituals of an Imperial Court Tea Ceremony. This event will also include a private presentation of the Imperial Jade Collection by H.I.H. Princess Thi-Nga.
Admission $ 150 Members; $200 non-members.

Sunday, April 15th, 2:00pm
Film screening – Ran, 1985 (160 minutes)
A masterpiece by legendary director Akira Kurosawa, Ran is a visually shattering adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear transposed to sixteenth century feudal Japan. The Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him. A story...+ [ Read all ]


Adults

Docent tours every Saturday (except holidays), 2 pm; free with museum admission.


Membership

Student Membership $25

* Unlimited free admission for one
* Invitations to exhibition previews
* Members' calendar of events
* 10% discount in the Museum Shop
* Free or reduced admission to special programs
* Proof of student status required

Individual Membership $50

* Unlimited free admission for one
* Invitations to exhibition previews
* Members' calendar of events
* 10% discount in the Museum Shop
* Free or reduced admission to special programs

Individual Membership with ArtCrowd Membership $75

* Unlimited free admission for one
* Invitations to exhibition previews
* Members' calendar of events
* 10% discount in the Museum Shop
* Free or reduced admission to special programs
* Membership in the ArtCrowd

Family/Dual Membership $75

* Unlimited free admission for two and children under 18
* Invitations to exhibition previews
* Members' calendar of events
* 10% discount in the Museum Shop
* Free or reduced admission to special programs

Family/Dual Membership with ArtCrowd Membership $125

* Unlimited free admission for two and children under 18
* Invitations to exhibition previews
* Members' calendar of events
* 10% discount in the Museum Shop
* Free or reduced admission to special programs
* Membership for 2 in the ArtCrowd

Sustaining Membership $125

* Unlimited free admission for two and children under 18
* Invitations to exhibition previews
* Members' calendar of events
* 10% discount in the Museum Shop
* Free or reduced admission to special programs
* 2 guest passes
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