The Bass is the centerpiece of Miami Beach’s "cultural campus." The core of the building is the old Miami Beach public library, originally built in 1930. After an $8m renovation it now boasts vastly expanded facilities. In addition to pieces from the museum’s own permanent collection (including European Old Masters, rococo court paintings, 18th-century English portraits, Flemish tapestries and Chinese woodblock prints), it hosts world-class traveling exhibitions—everything from folk art to photography and video installations. There are also talks, workshops and a decent little gift shop.
|Venue name:||Bass Museum of Art||Contact:|
2100 Collins Ave
|Cross street:||at 21st Street|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Tues noon–8pm; Wed–Sun 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Bus C, G, H, L, S|
|Price:||Admission $8; $6 reductions; under 6 free|