Begun with the 1963 donation of 500 works of European art and an endowment to the city of Miami Beach by John and Johanna Bass, the eponymous Bass Museum aims to educate and inspire by drawing parallels between their historical holdings and contemporary art. The core collection includes European works on paper by Rembrandt, Dűrer, and Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Afro-Brazilian art. The renovated and expanded museum reopened in 2001.
Bass Museum Information
- Public Transportation: Good (accessible from buses 103, 112, 113, 119, 123, and 150 at Collins Avenue between 21st and 22nd Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Wednesday–Sunday noon–5 p.m., closed on Monday, Tuesday, and some holidays
- Admission: $8, students (w/ID) $6, members and children under 6 free
- Basic Tour: Free with paid admission and available upon request
- Membership: Individual membership begins at $50 and includes a card for unlimited free admission to the museum, free or reduced admission to special programs and activities, a subscription to the members’ calendar of events, invitations to private previews, special receptions and events, a 10% discount in the museum shop, an invitation to the member-appreciation event and volunteer opportunities. Student ($25) and Family/ Dual memberships ($75) are also available. Donors at the Sustaining Level ($150) and above receive reciprocal museum membership at more than 70 museums nationwide.