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Bass Museum of Art

Established in 1963 and housed in the historic 1930 Miami Beach Public Library and Art Center building, there’s nothing short of excitement at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach these days.

On Friday nights, the museum hosts their famous jazz series, “Cool Nights Hot Jazz,” from 7 to 9 p.m. with culture, conversation and music by Miami’s most talented local artists. Held in the museum’s café and lounge designed by Chicago-based artist Dzine, the vibrant wall-to-wall mural painted with kaleidoscopic swirls and electric colors is the perfect backdrop for musical exploration. Artists in the series include Fernando Ulibarri Quartet on March 5, Rudolfo Zuñiga Quintet on March 19, Shelly Berg Trio with special guest Ed Calle on April 2, and Negroni Trio on April 16. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members and includes complimentary Bustelo, Grolsch beer and Chilensis wine. For information on membership, contact Denise Wolpert at (312) 673-7530 x1013 or email

Additionally, extended through March 30, the museum hosts a lecture series focusing on topics in art history related to the Where Do We Go From Here? selections from la Colección Jumex exhibition. The lectures examine how content and form have evolved through the ages by reviewing major movements, time periods and artists. Guest lecturers include Susan McGuire, Silvia Karman Cubiñá and Victor Zamudio Taylor among others.

2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach; (305) 673-7530