Miami Beach cultural landmark presents arts patrons with â€œAn Invitation to LOOKâ€
The Bass Museum of Art, one of Miami Beachâ€™s key cultural landmarks, along with a select group of the cityâ€™s leading arts patrons and philanthropists, will host its annual fundraiser, â€œA Night at the Museum,â€ on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. attracting more than 400 guests with â€œAn Invitation to LOOK/Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Bass Museum of Art.â€
While enjoying hors dâ€™oeuvres, GREY GOOSE Vodka cocktails and beats by ESS & EMM, attendees will explore the institutionâ€™s new exhibit, â€œAn Invitation to LOOK/Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Bass Museum of Art,â€ featuring more than 40 works from its permanent collection, including portraits spanning 300 years, painted in varying styles by English, American, Dutch, French and German artists. In addition, a grouping of Impressionist works by French painter Jean-Baptiste Armand Guillaumin shares the galleries with 19th-century Austrian still-life paintings, along with 15th-century devotional works and small etchings by Rembrandt. Selections from the Bass Museumâ€™s impressive group of 14th-century Flemish and Italian altarpieces will join devotional statuary of the Madonna, as well as one of the jewels of the collection, â€œThe Coronation of the Virgin with Saints,â€ by Botticelli and Ghirlandaio.
The Bass Museum traces its roots back to 1963, when John and Johanna Bass donated their collection to the City of Miami Beach. Through the years, the gift has made great art accessible to thousands of visitors, and â€œAn Invitation to LOOK/Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Bass Museum of Artâ€ provides the opportunity for arts enthusiasts and casual fans to browse a comprehensive collection of Renaissance and Baroque art.
Admission to the fundraising event is $125 for two and includes a Sustaining Membership to the Bass Museum of Art for one year. Existing members at the $125 level or higher receive complimentary admission for two, while those members below the $125 level may upgrade to Sustaining Membership. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.bassmuseum.org, call 786.800.6302 or visit the museum at 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139.
â€œAn Invitation to LOOK/Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Bass Museum of Artâ€ is open for viewing from Friday, April 1, until Sunday, July 3, 2011. Museum hours are Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost of admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students with identification and free for members and children under six.