Haitian voudou art, the vast swaths of spiritual themed tapestries as well as Renaissance masters wait for tourists at the Bass Museum of Art. This small but yet exceptional museum is one of Beach of Miami cultural jewels.
The museum was established in the year 1963 when art collectors Johanna and John Bass bequeathed their general collection to the Miami city Beach. The collection is highly diverse, always altering exhibits, which is been in a piece of art itself: an equal art-deco building which was once first people library in Miami Beach.
Visitors will likely to visit the museum for its short-term exhibits. This upcoming summer, the museum features two vital Haitian art exhibitions. The opening showcases, the director Jonathan Demme’s art collection of Philadelphia fame and Silence of the Lambs. Jonathan Demme started collecting Haitian art in the late 80s. The Bass Museum will illustrate 80 paintings, tapestries and sculptures from some of the most significant contemporary Haitian artists. The following show, known as “Voudou Pantheon,” is a collection of sculptures and paintings by Edouard Duval-Carrie which are possessed by the Museum. The museum has as well scheduled weekend films, lectures about Haitian art and symposiums.
An additional show, “Arturo Rodriguez: Human Comedy,” which take visitors to some other Caribbean island like Cuba. The Rodriguez, Cuban-American from Miami, who paints whimsical portrayals as well as his all subjects have absurdly large heads.
The permanent collection Bass Museum of is just as appealing, if not a slight more customary. Amongst the treasures: “The Coronation of the Virgin,” of Sandro Botticelli in late 15th Century altar piece as well as “The Holy Family” of Peter Paul Ruben.
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