The Bass

2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach FL 33139
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10am-5pm
  • Wed: 10am-5pm
  • Thu: 10am-5pm
  • Fri: 10am-5pm
  • Sat: 10am-5pm
  • Sun: 10am-5pm

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Miami's art scene is exploding beyond Art Basel. Wynwood is sprinkled with indoor and outdoor galleries from local and international artists. The Design District is the place to go to find the latest fancy furnishings for your home. Perez Art Museum showcases changing contemporary exhibits, and South Beach proudly boasts Art Deco architecture from the 1920s and 30s. With all of these options, it is easy to overlook one of the most classic art museums of the city: the Bass Museum.

Clean, quiet, and peaceful, the Bass Museum is a great escape from the highly energetic Miami Beach crowd. The exhibits change often, so members and locals never get bored. Artifacts from ancient Egypt are presented alongside international modern art pieces.

Admission to the Bass Museum
Depending on your membership and/or age status, the admission can range anywhere from $0-$10.

Must See/Do at the Bass Museum
The first Friday of every month, the museum presents "Beats After Sunset," a DJ-accompanied Happy Hour that allows access to the latest exhibit for a flat fee.

Parking and Transportation at the Bass Museum
There is a metered parking lot across the street, as well as metered street parking surrounding. The 120 bus and South Beach Local stops are directly across the street. Taxis are plentiful, as the W Hotel is caddy corner to the museum.

Other Places to Visit at the Bass Museum
Close to the museum are restaurants and some boutique shopping options. Next door is Miami City Ballet. One block away is the beach, outlined by a lovely promenade on which you can stroll after your museum visit.

Insider Tip for Visitors to the Bass Museum
At present, the times advertised on the door are incorrect. The museum is open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Author's bio: ​Bethany Platanella is a freelance writer, yoga instructor and obsessive traveler based in Miami Beach. Follow her stories at www.bethanyplatanella.com.