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“A fine small collection” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bass Museum of Art

Bass Museum of Art
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South Beach Arts and Culinary Tour in Miami
Ranked #43 of 114 things to do in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Bass Museum of Art presents contemporary art to excite, challenge and educate. Galleries are closed for construction and will reopen in late 2016. During the renovation of its interior spaces, the museum is presenting a series of artist projects as bassX. The bassX gallery is located in a pop-up gallery space within the Miami Beach Public Library across the street at 227 22nd St, Miami Beach. Education programs and members events are also based in the Library. The Bass will reopen in late 2016.
New York
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A fine small collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This small museum, centrally located in Miami Beach is a local gem. The exhibitions are inventive, well curated and I like how they represent a mix of art styles and emphasize artistic contributions from the Hispanic community. They also host a variety of musical performances which I believe are free with museum admission. A worthwhile cultural experience and an excellent break from the beach.

Visited January 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Unnatural exhibition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

I had the pleasure of visiting the Bass Museum exhibition 2 weeks ago for the Unnatural exhibition and was quite impressed with the curator's choices. Do not miss the watermelons in the Dead Sea and the Wall of flowers - two among many unique offerings. I am excited to see what is next.

Visited October 2012
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“Meh...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Not my favorite Art Museum in the area. I've been to several especially during Art Basel for the past couple of years. They do have great guest exhibitions, but I have not been impressed by their ongoing works. It is a rather small art museum so I would hope that the exhibitions would be more astounding, but I found myself wandering through each room rather quickly. Plus the layout of the building is rather confusing. I often found myself wandering back into the same room or realizing I missed another corner of the exhibit. It is an average art museum, but when there are so many other locations in Miami, this is not the one I would recommend.

Visited October 2011
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Kitchener, Canada
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“Not comprehensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

If you're interested in Renaissance wooden statuary, this is the place for you, since these and a small Egyptian exhibit comprise most of the permanent collection at The Bass. That being said, the exterior of this building, with its approach across a palm-lined lawn, is beautiful, and they do have a giant tapestry that's purported to have originally belonged to Henry VIII. Kind of cool to look at a wall-hanging and consider that the dashing English Tudor king whi went through six wives used to gaze upon it at one of his castles.

Visited July 2012
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palm beach county
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Went on a half price day. Good thing because not worth full admission price. Other than the Egyptian section and the room with the giant tapestry there was not much there. An entire room on Madonna and child was a bit much. You will need only an hour or so to see everything.Apparently on certain Fridays they have live music, wine and beer. Might be worth checking out

Visited May 2012
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