Smithsonian Magazine’s 5th Annual Museum Day at the Bass Museum 9/26/09

Smithsonian Magazine’s 5th Annual Museum Day
Saturday, September 26, 2009
On Saturday September 26, 2009, The Bass Museum of Art will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. A celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.
Last year, upwards of 200,000 people attended Museum Day, with all 50 states plus Puerto Rico represented by over 900 participating museums, including 84 Smithsonian affiliate museums. This year, the magazine expects to attract over 1,000 museums.
“An individual museum is not alone in its quest to integrate knowledge into people’s lives. Each museum is a small part of a universe of museums whose dialogues grow, and together expand an understanding and appreciation of culture, art, places, customs and/or animals. The Bass Museum of Art is proud to be a part of the fifth annual Museum Day and in Miami Beach, promote the understanding of art, historically and in the present.” states Silvia Karman Cubina, Executive Director of the Bass Museum.
On view in September at the Bass Museum of Art will be The Endless Renaissance, Tiny Stories [01], and Selections from the Collection.
Visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday to download your Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. Listings and links to participating museums can also be found at www.smithsonian.com/museumday.
Bass Museum of Art
2121 Park Avenue (in Collins Park), Miami Beach, Florida 33139 T: 305.673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org
Museum hours and Docent Tours
Wednesday-Sunday 12-5pm. Docent tours by appointment. Free with museum admission. To schedule a group tour call 305.673.7530 x 9-1006.
Admission
$8 general admission/ $6 seniors students. Free for members and children under 6. Group discounts available.
Bass Museum Shop
An eclectic selection of art, architecture and photography books; folk art from around the world; one-of-a-kind decorative and gift items; jewelry by local and international artisans; postcards; and educational toys. Open during museum hours and selected special events.
WiFi Snack Bar@the Bass Museum Shop
A cheerful, cool relaxing spot in the Bass Museum Shop offering fresh coffee, tea and sweet treats during museum hours. Free WiFi.
Parking
Metered parking lot on site. Additional metered parking is available on perimeter streets.
The Bass Museum of Art is generously funded by the City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; with additional support provided by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts; and Friends of the Bass Museum, Inc.

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