Museums: The Bass Museum of Art first opened its doors in 1964 and is a popular attraction on South Beach. Located right on Collins Ave and just a hop, skip, and jump away from the ocean, the Bass' collection started out with a generous donation of Renaissance and Baroque artwork. It has since expanded, and its rotating exhibitions focus mainly on international contemporary art. The Bass is responsible for a number of community outreach programs as well as classes and workshops for adults and educators, as well as art camps and portfolio classes children. The museum will re-open its doors in the Fall of 2016.
Local Expert Priscilla Blossom Says:
Museums: "While the Bass is closed temporarily for renovations, check out their temporary bassX gallery at the nearby Miami Beach Regional Library."
Best for Museums Because: The Bass' expansive collection of European art plus their cutting edge contemporary exhibitions make them a true contender in Miami's museum scene.