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Bass Museum of Art

2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (City Center)
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Ranked #28 of 52 Attractions in Miami Beach
Type: Art Museums
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Burbank, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If you like contemporary art, you'll love this museum. Architecturally significant building where the exhibits are always changing. If you have time, go on a docent led tour. Very interactive and insightful. The museum cafeteria is also quite good so feel free to stop for a bite.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were unaware that the museum's upper floor is closed and their new exhibit does not open until December. Just a small "Gold" exhibit and one small room which had an eclectic collection with a mummy, painting and carvings. What was open was very interesting. Just wished I knew there was very little to see at present before I paid... More

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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

From the outside, the building itself is a modern work of art, and its enormous size suggests that there would be a lot to see inside. Big mistake! At least when I visited, 90 percent of the floor space was devoted to huge displays by one folk artist of his soup can lids strung together into gigantic carpets. But when... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I like the exhibition done with found objects. What normally would be considered trash was recycled into a tapestries of art. I like the video interview with the artist giving a further incite. The video of this international installation was also every interesting. I always like going to the Bass because their exhibits are so unusual. This one from a... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Bass is a great escape. Curated shows as well as a interesting private collection. tThe museum has a great lawn and a sculpture park that leads to the beach. Make sure you plan a stop at the museum.

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New York City
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a truly lovely art museum, with interesting exhibits and lecture series. Not too crowded, so it's great for a relaxed stroll through its galleries.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Here is the deal! This museum is a great stop on your visit to the area. It is very inexpensive and you only need about an hour to see the entire museum, but i think that's great! We stopped by at the end of our visit to Miami, AFTER already having been to Vizcaya and a few local shops. It... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have been to many museums all over the world - this one is definitely on the smaller side. Their current exhibit was trash- art from Ghana - which was absolutely stunning - the time invested in building the artwork definitely deserves a round of applause. Loved the coffins with Egyptian mummies - how amazing to preserve a human for... More

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35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The current Vanitas exhibit motivated me to leave the beach and get some culture! The exhibit is tiny, but incredible. They have interesting pieces throughout the museum and even a mummy. Well worth the $8 entrance fee. Limited hours- 12P-5P.

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Doral, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

When I was living in Miami I prepared a "Cultural Agenda" that included some museums, gardens and art galleries. The Bass Museum of Art was one of them and, incidentally, was the first place I visited. I originally though the museum was small and the collection was too diverse for my taste, but when I visited other museums in the... More

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