Taking Art Outdoors in the Era of COVID-19

December 8, 2020 Of Interest

Taking Art Outdoors in the Era of COVID-19

It is crucial for any business to be aware of and ready to react to circumstances out of their control, and art museums are no exception. In the uncertain era of COVID-19, many of our nation’s mid-sized museums face an existential threat, as visitors can no longer freely walk the halls of indoor galleries.

That’s why The Bass, Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, is taking advantage of the outdoor nature of life in Miami Beach to push the curatorial limits, moving the art outside for visitors to enjoy in the open air. Not only are more people now able to explore the exhibits at The Bass, but they are able to take a break from the stresses of life in 2020 with exhibits and works specifically designed to promote art as creative therapy.

In Agua Dulce, artist Abraham Cruzvillegas uses native medicinal plants to create a garden which visitors can stroll through while enjoying the fresh air and sunlight.

Another great exhibit comes from artist Susan Phillipsz. Her sound piece, Too Much/Once Lamented, plays as museum visitors sit by the outdoor reflection pond, built by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Arata Issozake.

And it would not be Miami if the art at The Bass did not include some outdoor exercise! Executive director Silvia Cubina, along with some diehard art and fitness fans, has curated a new exercise routine that people can do while experiencing the art loop at The Bass.

Art is still alive and well in Miami Beach and Miami’s social scene. Visit The Bass and discover the power of contemporary art through experiences that excite, challenge and educate.

Read more here:

NY Times – Miami Beach Outdoor Art

WSJ – Covid-Era Exhibits Promote Art as Therapy

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