Bass Museum of Art Miami, Miami Museums Guide
The purpose of the Bass Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the visual arts for the residents and visitors of the city, the county, and the region as well as an international community of scholars and art connoisseurs. The museum achieves its purpose by developing and mounting exhibitions from its permanent collection and creating and presenting loan exhibitions from national and international collections, stimulating tourism, and providing an important cultural destination for the City. Essential to this function is the creation of educational programs related to the exhibitions. Central to its mission are the needs of the region's ethnic constituencies, students, and the artistic community.