Bass Museum Family Yoga at IDEA@thebass to Support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move 7/31/11

Miami Beach institution to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative
Sunday, July 31, 2011 and every last Sunday of the month
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Bass Museum of Art, one of Miami Beach’s key cultural landmarks, will introduce family yoga this Sunday, July 31, as part of its monthly IDEA@thebass program. In support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, which focuses on fighting childhood obesity and putting children on the path to a healthy future, IDEA@thebass’s family yoga will offer an outlet to get kids moving with the support of their parents and community. Classes will be held at 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. and will be tought by a kid-certified YOGI instructor; yoga-friendly clothing is encouraged.

IDEA@thebass is an interactive family event held at the museum on the last Sunday of every month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The art-centered activities are designed to engage both children and parents in a fun and creative environment. Activities include “FUN in the Sun: Design Beach Toys,” and other summer-themed arts and crafts. Admission to the museum and activities are free of charge. The initiative is generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Located in Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art offers a dynamic year-round calendar of exhibitions presenting contemporary art, works of art from its permanent collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture and textiles and newly opened Egyptian Gallery. Artist’s projects, educational programs, lectures, concerts and free family days complement the works on view. Founded in 1963 when the City of Miami Beach accepted a collection of Renaissance and Baroque works of art from collectors John and Johanna Bass, the collection was housed in an Art Deco building designed in 1930 by Russell Pancoast. Architect Arata Isozaki designed an addition to the museum that doubled its size from 15,000 to 35,000 square feet between 1998 and 2002. Most recently, the museum selected internationally acclaimed Oppenheim Architecture + Design to lead its first phase of design and renovation tied to the 2010 completion of Miami Beach’s highly anticipated Collins Park. Oppenheim redesigned and relocated the museum’s arrival area to flow from and into the new park on Collins Avenue. For more information, please visit http://www.bassmuseum.org

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