The Bass

The Bass Museum of Art is an art museum located in Miami Beach, Florida. The museum specializes in art from around the world from the Renaissance to modern art. The Bass Museum was founded in 1963 by the City of Miami Beach from a private donation by art collectors John and Johanna Bass, and occupies the 1930s Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center. It is regarded as one of Miami's best museums for ancient art alongside the Lowe Art Museum and the Wolfsonian-FIU Museum.

The Museum creates and presents borrowed exhibitions from national and international collections in order to stimulate tourism and provide an important cultural destination for Miami Beach. Collection highlights include Contemporary art, 19th century paintings, and Asian art.

Artists represented at this art museum include Cornelis van Haarlem, Peter Paul Rubens and Studio, Ferdinand Bol, Benjamin West and Armand Guillaumin.

Exhibitions and events

An Invitation to LOOK

Permanent exhibition

An Invitation to LOOK brings more than forty works from the Bass Museum of Art’s permanent collection together in a presentation that takes a brief pause from the conventional museum approach of...

Egyptian Gallery

Permanent exhibition

Florida’s only Egyptian gallery is now open. The gallery offers a unique opportunity to learn about one of the world’s oldest and most mysterious civilizations from its surviving objects, including...

Educational programs

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