Open Storage ♻️ Bass Museum Collection

Open Storage ♻️ Bass Museum CollectionBass Art Museum, 2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 3313909JANAll Day


(Monday January 9th, 2023) All Day(GMT-04:00)


Open Storage presents over seventy works from the museum’s collection, comprising recent contemporary acquisitions, objects on view for the first time in a decade, as well as works exemplifying the Renaissance, Baroque and Modern periods. Facilitating dialogues across time, Open Storage reflects the thematic and chronological breadth of The Bass’ collection.

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Contemporary works of varying media, including photography and painting by artists such as Sanford Biggers, Alex Israel and Zanele Muholi, draw connections with paintings and three-dimensional works from the 16th-19th centuries. These works also span geographic areas among the North and South American, European and African continents. Installed in dense, salon-style groupings, the works explore themes pervasive throughout art history into the present day, including portraiture and the construction of identity, maternity and the divine feminine, and depictions connecting spiritual and everyday life. Ever-present in the display and interpretation of these works are the questions: Who is being depicted? By whom? For whom? Open Storage provides a sampling of the myriad figures and identities -real or imagined- that have been rendered by artists over time. These works leave us to question whose image may not be represented and imagine what future portraits may look like.


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