THE MUSEUM IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Bass Museum of Art is temporarily closed as of Saturday, March 14, 2020 until further notice.
All programming and events at the museum through April 30 have been cancelled, modified to online versions, or postponed. We will evaluate programming beyond, as well as a reopening date in the coming weeks.
We are actively working to bring our programs and content to you virtually. Please visit The [Virtual] Bass for a wealth of additional resources to access during this closure.
|Seniors (65 & Up)||$8|
|Students (with valid college/university ID)||$8|
|Youth (7 – 18)||$8|
|Children (6 & Under)||Free|
|Miami Beach Residents & City of Miami Beach employees (with valid ID/proof of residence)||Free|
|Active-duty and retired military personnel including one guest*||Free|
*The Bass also participates in the Blue Star Museum program in collaboration with the NEA. For more information, please visit www.arts.gov.Buy Tickets Now
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The Bass is open until 9 PM on the Third Thursday of every month, coinciding with the City of Miami Beach’s Culture Crawl featuring free trolley service and free admission from 6-9 PM October-May.
|THU, APR 16, 2020||CANCELLED|
|THU, MAY 21, 2020||10AM – 9PM (FREE from 6-9PM)|
The café closes 15 minutes prior to the museum closing.
Free Days & Holidays
Admission to the museum is free for all visitors on the following days:
- SUN, MAY 17, 2020
- SUN, MAY 31, 2020
The museum will be closed on the following days:
- The museum is temporarily closed as of March 14, 2020 until further notice.
- Thanksgiving Day - THU, NOV 26, 2020
- Christmas Day - FRI, DEC 25, 2020
- The museum is closed every Monday and Tuesday, and is open for all other holidays falling Wednesday through Sunday.
How to get here
Routes 103, 112, 113, 119, 120, 123, 150
Stop at Collins & 21st or Collins & 22nd
Middle Beach Loop, Stop at Collins Park
The museum does not have designated parking. Public transportation and ride share services are recommended. Metered parking is available surrounding Collins Park and nearby hourly garages are located at:
18th Street and Meridian Avenue
17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
20th Street and Liberty Avenue
Complimentary tours of our temporary exhibitions are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tours are led by our guest services team in English and last approx. 45 minutes. Register for a tour upon arrival at the iPad stand in the lobby. To request a tour in Spanish or for a large group, please complete this form.
The Bass offers a variety of experiences to fit your class, for grades K-12. Trained educators facilitate engaging discussions and activities in response to works on view.
The Bass’ group tours offer a deeper look into the exhibitions on view. Spanish speaking guides are available upon request with advance notice, and subject to availability.
Become A Docent
Docents are an integral part of the visitor experience at The Bass. Trained by museum education staff as tour guides, docents give interactive tours to individuals as well as visiting groups of children and adults.
Explore Our Creativity Center
Opened in 2017, The Bass Creativity Center is a full-service education wing with two classrooms, a multimedia lab, administrative offices, a reception lobby and an outdoor play-area. What was originally a single classroom, now encompasses a total of 5,200 sq. feet, making The Bass’ Creativity Center one of the largest dedicated education facilities for a museum in Miami-Dade.
The Creativity Center is the learning hub of The Bass IDEAS programming, featuring innovative workshops, tours, community outreach projects and unique public programs. Developed in conjunction with Stanford University’s Institute of Design via a year-long collaboration, and built into our program curriculums, IDEAS (Identify, Discuss, Envision, Apply, Share) methodology utilizes design thinking techniques of process-based learning to encourage critical thinking and multi-disciplinary education.Explore
Visitor Tips & Guidelines
→ DURING YOUR VISIT
- You are welcome to enjoy refreshments in the museum lobby, The Café, and the Lindemann Family Courtyard, but please note that no food or beverages are allowed in the galleries. · We welcome children of all ages, but ask that children 12 and under be supervised by an adult at all times.
- Works of art can be incredibly fragile. In order to protect them, we ask that all guests not touch any work of art, frame, base, or protective covering, and maintain a distance of two feet from any artwork, unless directed otherwise.
- Photography and videography for non-commercial, personal use is allowed throughout the museum, unless otherwise directed by gallery signage or museum security. We can’t wait to see all of your amazing photos on social media, but if you see a “No Photography” sign or are directed by museum personnel to avoid photography of certain exhibitions, please help us respect these requests.
- Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards and other person-powered vehicles can be enjoyed outside in Collins Park, but are not allowed inside the museum. If arriving by bike, there are bike racks to secure your equipment at the public library next to the museum, on 22nd Street and Liberty Avenue.
- The museum does not have a coatroom or ability to store large items. Please note that backpacks and any bags larger than 11 x 14 in. will not be permitted into the galleries. Upon your arrival, the front desk will gladly check any large bags, umbrellas and backpacks.
- Luggage of any kind is not permitted inside the building. Before you arrive, we encourage checking into your hotel and leaving your bags behind.
- The Bass offers free WiFi throughout the museum. If you have issues connecting, please see a Guest Services Associate for assistance.
→ VISITING WITH CHILDREN
Make your trip to The Bass a regular family affair with a variety of ways to explore contemporary art.
- EXPLORER KIT: Borrow a kit full of interactive visual aids from the front desk and help your child explore the museum on a more engaging level.
- ACTIVITY GUIDES: Pick up a free art exploration guide from the front desk and take it with you through the related galleries with fun activities for your children to engage with works on view.
- FAMILY DAYS: On the last Sunday of every month (excluding December) join us in the Creativity Center from 2-4 PM for Family Day, a free program that encourages conversation, exploration and experimentation through art activities for the whole family.
- ART CLASSES: Stop by the Creativity Center or inquire at the front desk about a variety of weekly programs tailored for students, ages 2 through 18. Learn more.
- TEEN BOARD: The latest addition to our volunteer opportunities aimed at bringing teens together to help plan events and activities for the community, open to students ages 13 through 18. For more information, please contact Lisa Quinn, [email protected], 305.673.7530.
- Please note, children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times when visiting the museum, unless taking part in a Creativity Center program.
- Absolutely no bicycles, tricycles, roller blades, skateboards or mini scooters are permitted inside the museum.
- To protect the art and to clear pathways throughout the exhibitions, strollers are not permitted inside the galleries. Please check with the front desk or a museum security guard about where you can park your stroller before entering a gallery.
- For any additional questions about visiting the museum with children or students, please contact our Education Department, [email protected] or 305.673.7530.
→ SPECIAL ASSISTANCE
- The Bass is fully accessible to visitors using mobility aids and those who need to avoid stairs. Accessible entrances and ramps are located on 22nd Street and on Park Avenue.
- A wheelchair is available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
- All museum restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
- Service animals accompanying our visitors are welcome.
- Designated parking spaces, surrounding the museum and Collins Park, are available for visitors with Disabled Parking Permits.
- Informational materials are available in large print. Please inquire at the front desk for assistance.
- ASL interpretation is available upon request with at least 2 weeks’ notice. Please call 305.673.7530 or email [email protected] for assistance.
→ LOST AND FOUND
- If you lose a personal item while visiting the museum, please notify a Guest Services Associate or contact the front desk at 305.673.7530, [email protected] We’ll do everything we can to help you recover your items.
Wheelchair accessible facilities and wheelchair available for guest use
Large format print for vision impaired available at the front desk
Assistive listening devices for various programs on request
Sign language tours available upon request and with a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance
Service animals welcome
For special assistance requests, please contact the front desk: 305.673.7530 or [email protected]
The Café by
Known for their culinary excellence and impeccable service, Thierry Isambert’s catering team brings you The Café at The Bass. Serving coffee and pastries, to small plates and an assortment of lunch dishes, The Café provides a gourmet dining experience to your visit to the museum.