Thierry Isambert Culinary and Event Design is exclusive caterer to The BASS. The museum reopened its doors to the public on October 29th 2017 after a 2 year hiatus during which it underwent a $12 million renovation and expansion. The original Art Deco landmark building has 50% more usable space, a café operated by Thierry Isambert, and a designated educational facility; it has also doubled its exhibition galleries to eight, resulting in more art on display and a bright, open interior that is also perfect for hosting private social and corporate events.
THE BASS DONOR DINNER
The BASS kicked off the 2017/2018 season with The BASS DONOR DINNER on October 24th, honoring the donors and patrons who were instrumental in making the museum’s transformation possible.
The evening started with cocktail hour in the Trudy & Paul Cejas Gallery at the entrance to the museum. The beautifully renovated space features 12 foot ceilings and permits access to all other galleries. Dinner was served in the Lindemann Family Courtyard, the largest rental space at The BASS, it has soaring 29 foot ceilings and is perfect for large dinners, receptions or meetings.
THE BASS GRAND OPENING
On October 26th, the BASS GRAND OPENING gathered members at the Affiliate level and above to celebrate with an evening soiree that unveiled the new museum and showcased the inaugural exhibitions featuring artists Ugo Rondinone and Pascale Marthine Tayou.
ART BASEL week saw a multitude of high profile corporate events such as a cocktail reception with FENDI, the Michigan State University Gala, the 10th annual Columbia University Alumni Reception, the Duke Alumni Panel Discussion & Breakfast and the highly anticipated BASS BALL.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY GALA
Michigan State University hosted a gala reception at the Bass Museum of Art during Art Basel Miami Beach
Breakfast at THE BASS for the Duke Alumni Panel Discussion
The Duke Alumni Association organized alumni gatherings during Art Basel week to make for a phenomenal festival experience. This Sunday morning panel discussion, held at The BASS, featured a delicious brunch spread.
THE BASS BALL
Presented by CHANEL, the BASS BALL gathered over 250 art patrons, artists, philanthropists and cultural influencers for a fashionable evening of art, live entertainment, dinner and dancing that raised funds for the museum’s exhibitions and programs. One of the evening’s highlights was a performance by R&B duo LION BABE.