Miami’s Bass Museum Reopens

The Bass is back: Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum reopened on 29 October after a major $12m renovation that began in 2015 and was repeatedly delayed. Around 50% more exhibition and public space—around 10,000 sq. ft—has been carved from the Bass’s original 1930s Art Deco building and 2001 extension. This feat, led by the architect David Gauld, was like a Tetris puzzle, says Silvia Karman Cubiñá, the museum’s executive director and chief curator. The significant reorganization involved enclosing an outdoor courtyard and adding four new galleries. The City of Miami Beach gave the public-private initiative $7.5m.

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