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The Future of Museums | Featuring András Szántó
Thursday, May 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join author, journalist and cultural advisor András Szántó for a conversation on The Future of Museums as The Bass continues to explore and develop the vision for the museum expansion plan following the award of $20.1 million dollars from the City of Miami Beach.
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In November 2022, City of Miami Beach voters approved a $159-million-dollar bond measure to support local arts and cultural institutions. The Bass received $20.1-million-dollars from the City’s GO Bond to support expansion of the museum gallery spaces and infrastructure enhancements to the current facility.
The Bass plans to add versatile spaces for engagement and a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery for the museum’s growing permanent collection, incorporating educational technology that enhances the visitor experience, as well as modern ways of presenting new media and video works which aligns with the cultural direction of Miami Beach.
András Szántó helps museums, foundations, educational institutions and corporate brands worldwide develop and plan cultural strategy that promotes new practices and experimentation in the arts. From non-profit institutions to commercial brands, Szántó’s provides early-stage visioning, strategic planning, and guidance for the architectural design of public art spaces, highlighting the needs of organizations operating at the intersection of art and technology.
Prestigious institutional and foundation clients have included The Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The National Endowment for the Arts, Punto Urban Art Museum, Rockefeller Archive Center, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tribeca Film Institute, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the RAND Corporation and the Aspen Institute, among others.
His most recent book, The Future of the Museum (2020), features dialogues with 28 art museum directors from around the world, exploring the evolving functions of museums in a changing society. Szántó’s research and writings have explored the strategies, missions and architecture of art museums, the transformative role of technology, and current debates in cultural policy, including financing and philanthropy, and the rhetoric of cultural advocacy, with a particular focus on arts and cultural institutions and the dynamics of the contemporary art world.
Photo credit: Credit: Patrice Casanova