Curator Culture & Breakfast are back in a virtual way!
The Bass has gone virtual since March and has been bringing us incredible virtual experiences to enjoy from the comfort of our own couch! The Bass is now bringing popular live programming to a screen near you with two talk series, Curator Culture and Breakfast at The [Virtual] Bass.
The new programs present casual morning coffee conversations with artists in the museum’s collection, to virtual town halls and panel discussions with Congresswoman Donna Shalala, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Liza Lou and Billy Porter. The live talks, viewable on Facebook @TheBassMoA, are offered for free to the public thanks to the generous support of Knight Foundation, other public funders and private donations.
Breakfast at The [Virtual] Bass is a digital mini-series featuring Executive Director & Chief Curator Silvia Karman Cubiñá in conversation with three, path-breaking women artists who are part of The Bass’ collection, each Thursday at 11 a.m. (EST) throughout the month of May. The series will also feature conversations with Tracey Moffatt on May 14th and Sylvie Fleuryon May 21st. Tracey Moffatt’s video series, Montages: The Full Cut, 1999-2015is currently on view via The Bass’ virtual exhibition space, @TheBassSquaredon Instagram. The eight video works are part of the museum’s collection and survey the nature of representation and genres of cinema.
The virtual town halls and panel discussions led by moderator Tom Healy each pair a prominent artist and a front-line political leader to propose, provoke and debate creative solutions to the urgency of our time. The series begins on Sunday, May 17th at 5 p.m.(EST) with Congresswoman Donna Shalala of Florida’s 27th Districtin the House of Representativesand LA-based artistLiza Lou. Moderated by writer and activist Tom Healy, Curator Culture presents a series of conversations centered around a universal question –what is really worth our time to look at, listen to, touch, taste or talk about? Over the past two years, the Curator Culture series at The Bass has brought together prominent artists and leading architects, scientists, journalists and influential leaders from many fields for public conversations about fostering creativity in a complicated world.The world has suddenly become much more complicated. We now ask questions such as: How do we respond to the profound economic and cultural disruptions that are unfolding during this global pandemic? What opportunities exist for new ways of solving problems and working together? Curator Culture is getting a reboot to engage these questions while The Bass and most cultural institutions must remain closed.The second talk in the series will take place on Sunday, June 14th at 5 p.m. (EST) with Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Billy Porter. For more information, please visit: thebass.org/curatorculture and to visit The [Virtual] Bass: thebass.org/virtualbass.