31 Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Florida

When this art deco building was designed by Russel Pancoast in 1930, he made two decisions that gave it a distinctive appearance. The first was the use of fossilized Paleolithic coral for the façade. The second was the bas reliefs by Gustav Boland. The carvings include a depiction of the Spaniard’s conquest of Florida. This was originally the home of the Miami Beach Public Library and Arts Center. It is now the Bass Museum of Art.

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2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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