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Mickalene Thomas' BETTER NIGHTS at The Bass Museum

Through Sep 27, 2020

Inspired by the local New Jersey play ‘Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl’ organized and performed by the artists’ mother, friends, and family as well as the parties hosted by the artist’s mother in the late 1970s, Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights is an installation that will transform the galleries into an immersive art experience for the duration of the exhibition. The installation embodies … +

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Bass Museum presents MICKALENE THOMAS: Better Nights

Dec 1, 2019 - Sep 27, 2020

Inspired by the local New Jersey play ‘Put a Little Sugar in my Bowl’ organized and performed by the artists’ mother, friends, and family as well as the parties hosted by the artist’s mother in the late 1970s, Mickalene Thomas: Better Nights is an installation that will transform the galleries into an immersive art experience for the duration of the exhibition. The … +

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LARA FAVARETTO: Blind Spot at the BASS Museum

Dec 1, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020

Incorporating paintings, sculpture and interactive installations, Lara Favaretto: Blind Spot presents an arrangement of new and recent works alongside ongoing series from the artist’s practice. The exhibition also features a new, site-specific work commissioned for the museum’s permanent collection. Favaretto embraces the idea of constant change, creating works of art and situations that are in flux. Though often humorous and playful, her … +

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HAEGUE YANG: In the Cone of Uncertainty opens at the Bass Museum

Nov 2, 2019 - Apr 5, 2020

Bringing together new and existing works spanning the last decade, In the Cone of Uncertainty foregrounds the artist’s consistent curiosity about the world and tireless experimentation with materializing the complexity of identity politics. The exhibition presents a selection of Yang’s oeuvre ranging from blind installations, anthropomorphic sculptures, light sculptures, and mural-like graphic wallpaper pieces, to thematic groupings of works related to certain … +

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JUSTIN H.LONG: HAPPY ENDING, 2019 on the Walgreens Windows

May 8 - Sep 15, 2019

Happy Ending [1] is a two-part exploration of late-night text messages, fantasy encounters, reaching out for help, searching inwards, searching outwards, ocean crossings, marine detritus and being lost in the sea of life. Pre-dating radio, International Code Signal Flags have traditionally been used to signal from one boat to another without any other means of communication between them. Raised as beacons, they … +

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SHEILA HICKS: Campo Abierto (Open Field) at the Bass Museum

Sat Apr 13, 2019 - Sun Sep 29, 2019

Grouping works of art from various periods, Campo Abierto (Open Field) explores the formal, social and environmental aspects of landscape that have been present, yet rarely examined, throughout Sheila Hicks’ expansive career. Prompting contemplations on collaboration, dialogue and discussion, the exhibition is rooted in the reconfiguration of Escalade Beyond Chromatic Lands (2016-2017), the artist’s vast installation produced for the Arsenale at the … +

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AARON CURRY Tune Yer Head at the Bass Museum

Through Sun Apr 21, 2019

Tune Yer Head presents new and recent work by Texas born, LA-based artist, Aaron Curry. Though Curry gained early recognition as a sculptor, making a “return” to painting in 2015, his practice is deeply rooted in the painterly. The exhibition at The Bass surveys the diversity of his practice in terms of materiality and form, highlighting the interplay between painting, sculpture and … +

News

The Bass receives a $100,000 Bank of America 2018 Art Conservation Project Grant

The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, is the recipient of a Bank of America 2018 Art Conservation Project grant in the amount of $100,000. The grant funding will allow the museum to conserve a treasured work in the museum’s founding collection, the Coronation of the Virgin (c. 1492) altarpiece by Renaissance painters Sandro Botticelli (b. 1445, d. 1510) and Domenico Ghirlandaio … +

Design

THE HAAS BROTHERS: Ferngully at The Bass Museum

Sun Apr 21, 2019 - Sun Mar 10, 2019

The Haas Brothers, twins Nikolai and Simon Haas, are artists/designers/creative producers based in Los Angeles. Their works of art and objects are situated between the contexts of art and design, frequently departing from the functional, and moving towards the exclusively sculptural. Playful and sometimes irreverent, they create furniture and sculptural objects in the form of anthropomorphic hairy chaises, fantastical beaded chairs and … +

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ODALIS VALDIVIESO shows at Bass Museum’s Walgreens Windows: Performing the self and other selves

Tue Mar 19, 2019 - Sun Mar 10, 2019

Performing the self and other selves is a project by artist Odalis Valdivieso, featuring a new series of works on papers both new and recycled, highlighting the artist’s approach to storefront and public space. Valdivieso’s work is connected to the tradition of printmaking, which she uses in various ways as a trompe-l’œil surprising our understanding of painting, photography, and drawing language. As part … +

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Paola Pivi: Art with a view at The Bass Museum

Through Sun Mar 10, 2019

Paola Pivi’s artistic practice is diverse and enigmatic. Her oeuvre appears to have been formed through multiple creative minds. Art with a view at The Bass presents new work by the artist, as well as Pivi’s anthropomorphic, feather-covered polar bears; canvases of cascading pearls; video showing fish in flight on a passenger jet; and an 80-piece mattress installation. Each piece poses questions … +

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OVERTIME at BASS Museum of Art

Fri Aug 17, 2018

Summertime calls for Overtime #atTheBass, featuring ‘one-night-only’ programming and evening hours until 10 PM. This summer, join us for one Friday night a month, for a mix of performance, dance, music, conversation and films that excite, challenge and educate. Fri, Aug 17 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Bass Museum of Art 2100 collins avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org

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DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION at The Bass Museum of Art

Through Sun Sep 2, 2018

The DESTEFASHIONCOLLECTION is an incremental project conceived by the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art to consider and trouble the boundaries between art and fashion. Each year from 2007 through 2014, DESTE commissione­d an artist to survey that season’s international fashion offerings and to select five related items with which to execute a capsule project, reflecting on the formal, representational, material and social … +

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Laure Prouvost ‘ They are waiting for you at Bass Museum of Art

Through Sun Sep 2, 2018

They Are Waiting for You presents Laure Prouvost’s absorbing moving image installations in which she conflates reality with fiction and art with everyday life. Often narrated in the artist’s voice, and interspersed with spoken and written instructions that directly address the viewer, her works confound expectations through a rapid-fire succession of moving images and sounds. Combining painting, sculpture, and found objects, Prouvost draws us … +

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Artist Karen Rifas exhibits at The Bass Museum of Art

Through Sun Oct 21, 2018

For more than thirty years, Miami-based artist Karen Rifas has amassed a body of work that endeavors to understand and re-imagine space. Well known for her minimal cord and leaf installations, and precise, methodical line drawings, in 2016, Rifas began a focused exploration into the constructive possibilities of color. Employing densely hued shapes and irregular lines, Rifas creates spaces that oscillate between … +

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Mika Rottenberg at Bass Museum of Art

Mika Rottenberg’s self-titled solo exhibition presents a selection of work created within the past two years. The exhibition occupies all galleries comprising the historic building of the museum and features the U.S. debut of several works, including NoNoseKnows (Artist Variant) (2015), a video and sculptural installation that combines fact and fiction, documenting a group of Chinese laborers who harvest pearls from oysters … +

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The Bass Museum of Art is back since Oct 29

The Bass Museum of Art reopened doors on Oct 29, 2017, having a free admission day. This Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum focuses on exhibitions of international contemporary art, presenting mid-career and established artists.  It incorporates disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture. Recognized for organizing the first solo museum exhibitions in the United States of international artists such … +

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Bass Museum of Art: Pascale Marthine Tayou’ Beautiful

Sun 8 Oct, 2017 - Mon 2 Apr, 2018

Beautiful presents Marthine Tayou’ work made in the last decade. Visitors will navigate between stacked arabic pots, Colonnes Pascale (2012), and encounter Tayou’s colorful Fresque de Craies (2015), constructed of hundreds of chalk pieces arranged beneath West African colon tourist figures, gold foil, and plastic eggs. The exhibition fluidly transforms and recasts the viewer’s understanding of materials, objects, and narratives. Mediating between … +

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Ugo Rondinone’ good evening beautiful blue at Bass Museum of Art

Sun 8 Oct, 2017 - Mon 19 Feb, 2018

Spanning the entirety of the museum’s newly designed second floor, good evening beautiful blue by Ugo Rondinone is part of a major multi-institution retrospective comprising works that span three decades of the artist’s practice, from the late 1990s to the present. From poetic installations in public spaces to life-size drawings, Rondinone’s work balances on the edge of euphoria and detachment. Ugo Rondinone (b. 1964, … +

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Ugo Rondinone’s ‘Miami Mountain’ at The Bass Museum of Art, Miami

Sun 8 Oct, 2017

Ugo Rondinone’s Miami Mountain follows his iconic mountain series, recognizable for their brightly colored, fluorescent contrasting palates. Miami Mountain is the latest in the series and has been acquired by The Bass. The work, towering 42 feet tall, is permanently installed in Collins Park, on the corner of 21st Street and Collins Avenue. It is the first of its kind to be acquired by a museum and signifies the launch of … +

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Sylvie Fleury: Eternity Now at The Bass Museum of Art, Miami

Sun 8 Oct, 2017

Sylvie Fleury is known for her seductive works that re-contextualize status symbols, luxury goods 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. “Sylvie Fleury uses contemporary iconography to suggest a deeper irony,” says curator Jose Carlos Diaz. “While the museum undergoes its transformation, her … +

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Bass Museum of Art: April Adult Program

Tue 18 Apr, 2017

Bass Museum of Art’ Adult Program explore topics, techniques and themes in art through a series of engaging films and art making workshops offered on a rotating basis. This STUDIO session will present 3D paper sculptures and text-based art. Bass Museum of Art 2100 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, 33139 www.bassmuseum.org

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SYLVIEFLEURY: Eternity Now, 2015

Sylvie Fleury is known for her seductive works that re-contextualize status symbols, luxury goods 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. “Sylvie Fleury uses contemporary iconography to suggest a deeper irony,” says curator Jose Carlos Diaz. “While the museum undergoes its transformation, her … +