Open Storage

Bass Museum of Art, Miami

Open Storage presents over seventy works from the museum’s collection and works on loan, comprising recent contemporary acquisitions, objects on view for the first time in a decade, as well as works historical works from the museum’s founding collection.

Facilitating dialogues across time, Open Storage comprises contemporary works of varying media, including photography and painting, which draw connections with paintings and three-dimensional works from the 16th and 19th centuries. These works also span geographic areas between the North and South American, European and African continents. Installed in dense, salon-style groupings, the works explore themes pervasive throughout art history into the present day, including portraiture and the construction of identity, maternity and the divine feminine, and depictions connecting spiritual and everyday life.