Local Spotlight: The Bass
Pablo Picasso once reminded us that the purpose of art is to, “wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” So, maybe it’s time to take a long, hard look at your soul – and, if you discover that it’s getting a bit too dusty in there, then maybe it’s time to take a trip to Miami Beach’s Bass Museum of Art.
Art & Exhibits
Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum consistently offers its patrons a diverse array of exhibitions. While they’re often rotating everything in and out, here’s a preview of what you can explore this summer.
- Jim Drain: Chess Tables (Long-Term View)
- Sylvie Fleury: Eternity Now (Long-Term View)
- Ugo Rondinone: Miami Mountain (Permanent Collection)
- Justin H. Long: Walgreens Windows (May 8th – September 15th, 2019)
- Figuring Self: Portraits from the Collection (May 29th – October 20th, 2019)
You’ll surely want to browse their Instagram for a preview of groundbreaking artistic projects like these.
They’re also constantly announcing new events, classes, camps, talks, and other artistic experiences that would be nearly impossible to find without a museum like The Bass, which is clearly dedicated to leveraging art to help individuals and communities develop to their full potential. Follow them on Twitter to keep abreast of upcoming events: Breakfasts at the Bass, Summer Art Camps, Teen Art Classes, etc.
Now that we’ve got your attention, we’ll dive into the important details of actually experiencing The Bass.
The good news is that it’s incredibly easy, especially because they offer discounts for seniors, students, and youth; furthermore, children, museum members, Miami Beach residents, city employees, and active-duty and retired military personnel will enjoy free admission. Even if you don’t fall into one of those categories, it only costs $10. So head over to 2100 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach between 10 am and 5 pm from Wednesday to Sunday. And make sure to connect with other art lovers on their Facebook page!
Tour the Bass Museum of Art Today
A midday walk through a couple of their stimulating contemporary art exhibits would do anybody a world of good. So, if you qualify for a discount or a free pass, get your relevant ID ready; otherwise, grab $10 and head out the door. Either way, prepare yourself to be amazed by their many soul-stimulating works.