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Bass Museum to launch exhibitions at Miami Beach library during renovations

While the Bass Museum, pictured, is closed for renovations until fall 2016, art exhibitions will still be held at the Miami Beach Regional Library across the street.
While the Bass Museum, pictured, is closed for renovations until fall 2016, art exhibitions will still be held at the Miami Beach Regional Library across the street. Miami Herald File

Even though the Bass Museum of Art is closed until fall 2016 for a major renovation, art exhibitions will continue just across the street.

The Miami Beach Regional Library will host bassX, a series of artist projects and exhibitions that will begin in October while the museum undergoes a $7.5 million renovation that will add more space for exhibitions and other programming.

The series will open with an exhibition by American artist Rachel Harrison titled Voyage of the Beagle, Two, which runs Oct. 19 through Nov. 15.

Organizers are also excited about a new performance work scheduled to debut during Miami Art Week, Dec. 1-6, by visual and performance artist Sylvie Fleury. Hailing from Geneva, Switzerland, Fleury will debut a new iteration of Camino del Sol, a sound-and-dance performance first presented in Paris last year.

Other 2016 exhibitions include:

▪ Jérémy Gobé, Jan. 24-Feb. 28: The artist, who lives and works in Paris, will have his first solo exhibition in the United States.

▪ Athi-Patra Ruga, Feb. 23: The library will host a world premiere performance by this South African artist.

▪ Art & Sole: Fantasy Shoes from the Jane Gershon Weitzman Collection, March 8-April 10: A treat for shoe lovers, this exhibition will display examples of fantasy art shoes from Weitzman and her husband, renowned designer Stuart Weitzman.

Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St., will host bassX with free admission noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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