Bass Art Museum

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  • location_on Bass Art Museum
    2100 Collins Ave
    Miami Beach FL 33139
  • alarm Closed Mon-Tues, 12pm-5pm
  • attach_money $8 adults, $6 seniors and students with I.D. Free for members and children under 6
  • info_outline Paid Entry Only
  • contact_phone 305-673-7530
  • web Website

Bass Art Museum

Looking for a fun and educational experience within the Miami Beach area? The Bass Art Museum in Miami Beach, Florida is the ideal place for families to visit if they wish to enlighten themselves about art procured from around the world. The museum showcases artwork from various eras and periods throughout history- from Renaissance to modern art. The aim of the museum is to present contemporary art that excites, challenges, and educates its visitors. Additionally, the museum has a specific educational mission. Instructing novice art analysts on how to stimulate their own creative interpretation of art and provide an environment which prompts inquiry, explanation, and dialogue is another objective of the museum. To reach this objective, the Bass Museum has instituted various programs such as tours, workshops, and public programs to educate museum-goers using unorthodox and exciting methods. 

The main program which aims to stimulate the critical analysis of art by visitors at the Bass Art Museum is IDEA @ the Bass. The acronym stands for Identify, Discuss, Envision, Assess. This program is targeted at children between the ages of 3 to 10 and uses problem solving methods developed by the Bass Museum of Art along with Stanford University's illustrious Hasso Planter Institute of Design. The program also assists youth with visual and audible disabilities by giving them the opportunity to learn in the museum and in a classroom setting through tailored art classes, performances, and tours during weekly and monthly programs.

The museum offers several innovative teacher workshops throughout the year. These workshops cover a whole host of subjects including: global education, science, math, and social studies and are taught by nationally certified teachers in visual and language arts. The themes of these workshops are subject to change with the schedule of exhibitions. Finally, the Bass Art Museum offers guided tours and gallery programs. Museum-goers have the option to choose from a guided tour or a tour and workshop. Guided tours are led by a skilled and competent docent or museum educator and encompasses all exhibitions open to the public; this option is perfect for families or small groups.

The tour and workshop option is aimed particularly at school groups and has a few more added perks than the guided tour. During the interactive visit, students are encouraged to engage in discussions and activities which are based on pieces of art on display. After the tour, the students are allowed to get their hands dirty and participate in an art project to be taken home at the end of the workshop. 

The Bass Art Museum in Miami Beach provides a rousing experience for families, school groups, and the average art enthusiast. If you wish to have a memorable and scholastic family trip, try visiting the museum and behold its extensive collection of art. The museum is sure to present you and your family or school group with an exciting, challenging, and educational experience.