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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Museums

The Bass Museum of Art

Presenting contemporary art to excite, challenge, and educate.

three stars

82.37

2100 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139
tel: (305) 673-7530   Web Site
EIN: 59-2017511

Board Leadership
George Lindemann
President

CEO
Silvia Karman Cubiñá
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.37 three stars
  Financial 90.39 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Bass, Miami Beach's contemporary art museum, creates connections between international contemporary art and the museum's diverse audiences. The Bass shares the power of contemporary art through experiences that excite, challenge and educate. Central to the museum's mission, The Bass maintains a vigorous education program for lifelong learning and visitors of all ages. The Bass IDEAS education initiative uses art as a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in the area of early childhood education. The active school program led by the City of Miami Beach called STEAM+, takes The Bass IDEAS off-site by engaging children in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and integrating arts education into the curriculum.

The Bass, Miami Beach's contemporary art museum, creates connections between international contemporary art and the museum's diverse audiences. The Bass shares the power of contemporary art through experiences that excite, challenge and educate. Central to the museum's mission, The Bass maintains a vigorous education program for lifelong learning and visitors of all ages. The Bass IDEAS education initiative uses art as a catalyst for creativity and positive growth, especially in the area of early childhood education. The active school program led by the City of Miami Beach called STEAM+, takes The Bass IDEAS off-site by engaging children in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and integrating arts education into the curriculum.

Financial

four stars

90.39

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
67.8%
  Administrative Expenses 21.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.14
  Program Expenses Growth 17.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Bass Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Bass Museum of Art on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bass Museum of Art (FL) 82.37 three stars
The Baltimore Museum of Art (MD) 88.67 three stars
Cameron Art Museum (NC) 90.22 four stars
Telfair Museum of Art (GA) 85.42 three stars
Dayton Art Institute (OH) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,315,277
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $248,463
   Fundraising Events $34,071
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,569,131
Total Contributions $4,166,942
   Program Service Revenue $111,663
Total Primary Revenue $4,278,605
   Other Revenue $855,829
TOTAL REVENUE $5,134,434
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,960,507
   Administrative Expenses $1,438,120
   Fundraising Expenses $425,607
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,824,234
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $310,200
   
Net Assets $15,669,547

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Exhibitions $1,331,570 45.0%
STEAM Plus $108,745 3.7%
Curator Culture $63,069 2.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 06/01/2021 82.37 three stars
2018-09 03/01/2020 82.72 three stars
2017-09 12/01/2019 82.87 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-2017511
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE BASS MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,168 2.59% Silvia Cubina Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bass Museum of Art (FL) 82.37 three stars
Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) 93.56 four stars
San Diego Museum of Art (CA) 87.72 three stars
The Bronx Museum of the Arts (NY) 87.87 three stars
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (FL) 90.85 four stars

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The Bass Museum of Art
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
tel: (305) 673-7530
EIN: 59-2017511

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Board Leadership

George Lindemann
President

CEO

Silvia Karman Cubiñá
Executive Director

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