A Luxury Lifestyle includes Miami’s Cultural Affairs!September 8, 2011
Selections from the Collection
The permanent collection of the Bass Museum of Art spans more than five hundred years and four continents, including works from Renaissance and Baroque paintings; Rococo court painting and English portraiture; painting and sculpture of North America, 19th and 20th century landscape and history paintings; painting and sculpture of North America, Latin America and the Caribbean; contemporary photography; Asian art; European decorative arts; as well as a unique collection of works on paper. Works from the collection will be rotated on a regular basis in the Bass Museum’s Taplin Gallery, as well as the newly renovated Peter E. and Annemarie H. Houghton Gallery, located on the first level of the museum. Also on view is The Tournament, which has a particularly prestigious provenance in that it was part of Henry VIII’s collection at Knole House in England and was later purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in the early twentieth-century before it came into John Bass’s collection.
Between Here and There: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection
The exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to see the strides MAM has made in building a “Miami point of view” of developments in modern and contemporary art, while preparing for the collection’s permanent installation at Museum Park. Between Here and There focuses on the cultures of the Atlantic Rim – the Americas, Europe and Africa-from which the vast majority of Miami residents hail. Included within this broader framework will be the work of a number of artists residing in South Florida, many of whom are paradigms of this intercultural dialogue.
XVI International Ballet Festival of Miami
The International Ballet Festival of Miami is considered one of the most important ballet festivals in the country, featuring prestigious worldwide ballet companies presenting their greatest stars.
DocMiami International Film Festival
DocMiami International Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting the creative art form of documentary film making at a global level. The three-day festival is the brainchild of President and Founder, Victor R. Jimenez, a Promax Gold World Award winner and documentary filmmaker.
Italian Film Festival
This festival features screenings of 10 new Italian films. Events also include an Opening Party at SET, a Closing Dinner at Smith & Wollensky, after-parties every night in the Opium Group clubs, and much more.
Egyptian Gallery at the Bass Museum of Art
The new Egyptian Gallery will become a permanent display at the Museum and will showcase their prized Egyptian Painted Sycamore Fig Wood Sarcophagus and mummy within a dedicated gallery space. Over 37 events are expected to take place to include the celebratory opening weekend of private and public screenings, lectures, demonstrations, concerts, dedicated family days, special teen events, and group tours.