The Bass  

The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach in Miami, Florida. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of modern art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion, and architecture, into the exhibition program.  The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach. Central to the museum’s mission, The Bass maintains a vigorous education program for lifelong learning and visitors of all ages. The Bass IDEAS education initiative uses art as a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in early childhood education. The active school program led by the City of Miami Beach called STEAM+ takes The Bass IDEAS off-site by engaging children in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and integrating arts education into the curriculum.

The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, creates connections between international contemporary art and the museum’s diverse audiences. The Bass shares the power of modern art through experiences that excite,  challenge, and educate.


Jim Drain Chess Tables, 2014

Jim Drain is best known for using textiles, specifically yarn, as part of the highly-influential Fort Thunder community in Rhode Island. He was also a member of Forcefield, a collective whose practice combined music, performance, film, and installation and exhibited in the 2002 Whitney Biennial.

Sylvie Fleury Eternity Now, 2015

Sylvie Fleury is known for her seductive works that re-contextualize status symbols, luxury goods,s, and brand slogans. Eternity Now, 2015 is her latest site-specific neon and is installed on the historic Art Deco façade of The Bass, facing Collins Park. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Miami

The Willfulness of Objects

The Willfulness of Objects presents a selection of works from The Bass’ collection, many newly acquired, by artists who utilize found, altered, recycled, or transformed everyday objects as their materials to explore facets of human nature, history, and the surrounding environment. The exhibition includes works by Allora & Calzadilla, Jose Bédia, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Cerith Wyn Evans, Lara Favaretto, Urs Fischer, Mark Handforth, Gabriel Kuri, Paola Pivi, Pedro Reyes, Karen Rifas, Mika Rottenberg, Jamilah Sabur, Xaviera Simmons, Tavares Strachan, Eli Sudbrack, Naama Tsabar, Adrian Villar Rojas, Danh Vō and Haegue Yang.

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