The Bass Museum on Park Avenue in Miami Beach was designed by famed Miami Beach architect and resident, Russell Pancoast in 1939. Pancoast was the grandson of another famous Miami Beach resident, John A. Collins–as in “Collins” Avenue.
The Depression Moderne structure began its life as a library, and was redesigned by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki (Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Guggenheim Museum SoHo, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art) to its current museum use.
The museum now includes an outdoor sculpture terrace, a café and museum shop, and exhibits both its permanent collection of European and American paintings and sculptures, and collections on loan.
The Bass Museum of Art is located at 2121 Park Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. Phone: 305.673.7530