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The Bass museum in Miami Beach reopens with new exhibits and old masters

The Bass museum in Miami Beach reopens with new exhibits and old masters

After a two-year absence, the Bass museum in Miami Beach is back, now with a $12 million face-lift and bold new works hanging inside its revamped gallery spaces.

The new vision for the privately run, city-owned museum is a thoughtful blend of old masters and contemporary art, says Silvia Karman Cubiñá, the Bass’ executive director. The biggest example: Botticelli’s 1492 masterwork “The Coronation of the Virgin” decorates one expanded downstairs gallery, which is also covered floor to ceiling in 2,000 multicolored plastic eggs. Works by El Greco, Rubens and Van Dyck are also in the room, alongside tribal masks and stacked Arabic pots by Cameroon-born artist Pascale...

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