MAR 4, 2019
THE BASS BECOMES FIRST MIAMI-DADE INSTITUTION TO JOIN THE MUSEUMS FOR ALL PROGRAM
Museums for All and The Bass partner to increase accessibility to museums
The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, is pleased to announce its partnership with Museums for All, an access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), directed by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM). The Museums for All initiative, in solidarity with The Bass, hopes to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit The Bass regularly and form a lasting relationship with the museum. The Bass is the first Miami-Dade cultural institution to join over 300 museums nationwide that offer free or reduced admissions to those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) through the Museums for All program. The Bass ensures free admission for up to 4 guests per card during regular museum hours and there are no limits to usage. Museums for All encompasses The Bass’ enduring dedication to excite, challenge and educate audiences of all ages and backdrops through contemporary art.
“At The Bass, we recognize and celebrate diversity, not only just within our institution, but also of our community as a whole. Museums for All is an initiative we are proud to partner with in the lifelong objective of investing in our communities and fostering valuable encounters with the arts to everyone,” says Executive Director Silvia Karman Cubiñá.
Museums for All helps expand access to museums and promote public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching entire communities. Over 300 institutions are involved with the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing more than 40 states. For more information, please visit www.museums4all.org.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS (ACM)
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) champions children’s museums worldwide. With more than 400 members in 48 states and 20 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children’s museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at www.childrensmuseums.org.
ABOUT THE BASS
The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Founded in 1964 by the City of Miami Beach, the museum was established after the donation of a private collection by residents John and Johanna Bass and opened in what was formerly the Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center, a 1930s Art Deco building designed by Russell Pancoast. Recognized for organizing the first solo museum exhibitions in the United States of international artists such as Erwin Wurm, The Bass has also presented major exhibitions by influential artists including El Anatsui, Isaac Julien, Eve Sussman and Piotr Uklański. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view, bringing fresh perspectives to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach. The Bass is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information, please visit www.thebass.org, or follow The Bass on social media at www.facebook.com/TheBassMoA or Twitter and Instagram via @TheBassMoA.