Silvia Karman Cubiñá Cranks Up the Bass Museum

Growing up in Puerto Rico, Silvia Karman Cubiñá rarely had the opportunity to visit art galleries or museums. "The scene was very underground and out of reach to the mainstream," she says. "It might not be inaccurate to say that what is out of reach is what you end up wanting the most."

Now Cubiñá is executive director and chief curator of the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach's premier art venue and a leader in revitalizing the area's once-moribund visual-arts scene.

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