Bass Museum – Miami

Bass Museum – Miami

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I love museums of any type and history.  Bank of America offers its card holders, on the first full weekend of every month, a chance to visit a participating museum.  This program called Museum on Us is a pretty cool deal.  My wife and I looked up the local participating museums around us and decided on the Bass Museum of Art.

I have visited museums including the Musée Mécanique in San Francisco, the High Museum in Atlanta, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Museum of Appalachia, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and most of them say “No Flash Photography.”  This means you can take photos, but not use the flash, because the light will degrade the paintings.  Here at the Bass Museum of Art, they said “NO PHOTOGRAPHY of ANY KIND.”  For me, that’s like taking candy from a baby.  I did pout a little because I could not take pictures in the museum.  There was a cool Peter Paul Ruebens painting, a few Studio Botticelli paintings, and an Egyptian exhibit about Egyptian death.  That’s all I’m going to say about the museum, except that the building is made from carved limestone formed from coral (still bitter about not being able to take photos).  Click any image to enlarge, click to arrow to flip through the images.

BassMiamiAfter going through the museum, we decided to have lunch in the area.  This part of Miami Beach is considered the historic Art Deco District, which is part of the famous South Beach.  I love all the old buildings with the art deco style.  Next time we come to this area, we will rent scooters and be prepared with a map of the district.  Here is a selection of the images I took during our walk.  I hope you enjoy these images and hope they inspire you to get out and photograph your area.  Click any image to enlarge, click to arrow to flip through the images.

South Beach