The Bass Museum of Art

About the Museum


Interior view of the new courtyard at The Bass

Interior, The Bass Museum of Art

Interior view of the new courtyard at The Bass
Photography by Zachary Balber. Courtesy The Bass, Miami Beach.

Interior view of the new courtyard at The Bass

Exterior, The Bass Museum of Art
Photo © World Red Eye , Image courtesy The Bass, Miami Beach

Exterior, The Bass Museum of Art

Interior view of recent acquisitions on view at The Bass
Photography by Zachary Balber. Courtesy The Bass, Miami Beach.

Interior view of recent acquisitions on view at The Bass

Architectural detail of the The Bass' first floor staircase
Photography by Zachary Balber. Courtesy The Bass, Miami Beach.

Architectural detail of the The Bass' first floor staircase

Founded in 1964 to house the private collection of John and Johanna Bass on its donation to the city, the Bass Museum has established itself as the leading space for the exploration of contemporary art in Miami Beach. Its programme embraces design, architecture and fashion alongside visual art and has included the first US solo exhibitions for artists including Erwin Wurm and Ugo Rondinone. Major renovation works unveiled in October 2017 see the museum reopen with almost double its original exhibition space.

Collection Highlights


Sarah Morris

Calypte Anna (Origami), Based on the crease pattern "Ruby-throated Hummingbird, opus 389" by Robert J. Lang

Ugo Rondinone

Miami Mountain

Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla

Petrified Petrol Pump (Pemex II)

Sylvie Fleury

Eternity Now

Sterling Ruby

Monument Stalagmite/Tried & Trode!
The Bass Museum of Art: Collection Highlights

Sarah Morris

Calypte Anna (Origami), Based on the crease pattern "Ruby-throated Hummingbird, opus 389" by Robert J. Lang, 2008
acrylic on canvas, 113.75 in x 113.75 ft
Collection of The Bass. Image by Sid Hoeltzell

Ugo Rondinone

Miami Mountain, 2016
stone, paint, steel, 42 ft x 12 ft
Collection of The Bass. Image by Zachary Balber, courtesy of the artist and The Bass, Miami Beach

Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla

Petrified Petrol Pump (Pemex II), 2011
black lava and travertine stone, 100 in x 80 in x 80 in
Collection of The Bass. Image courtesy of the artists and kurimanzutto, Mexico City

Sylvie Fleury

Eternity Now, 2015
neon, 30 ft 2 in x 3 ft 7 in
Image by Silvia Ros, courtesy of the artist and The Bass, Miami Beach

Sterling Ruby

Monument Stalagmite/Tried & Trode!, 2009
PVC pipe, wood, formica, urethane, aluminum and spray paint, 200 in x 55 in x 40 in
Image by Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
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